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  2. Morning Rain again today, wearing Roamer Soleure (Cal: STP1-11) for work today.
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  4. Swap out that cocktail time for a Red 12 seiko - there's at least three versions, from £600 (ziggy zaggy herringbone machined white dial) to £X000 (white enamel) with a PR version in between lol - gotta love a red 12 ... (there's a Stowa 'marine' red 12 enamel dial too, mucho bucks - right up your street ... nice collection
  5. Hello, You'll definitely get a lot of information here.
  6. Hello, Welcome. Hope to see more photos of your collection in the future.
  7. MTG today: I prefer the sizing on this that wears large, as opposed to being extra large in the previous gen.
  8. Hello, I prefer jubilee too. Looks more stylish than oyster.
  9. I love the fact that the NASA Omega watches had to be American made, and Bulova supposedly snuck a swiss movement into their Apollo 15 'private enterprise' moonwatch. In addition to the famous Bulova, one of the prototypes appears to have gone at auction years back without anyone realising - sterile dial but the exact same bead blasted case - would have loved to have known what was in it - horlogorie suisse making America great again, I am guessing I read the piece before I knew I was a watch fetishist and might need to find the reference again ... Found it - universal geneve https://wornandwound.com/bulova-used-universal-geneve-get-moon-can-get-one-today/
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  11. love these! On my list of watches that I look at, despite definitely definitely never ever buying another watch ever. And now with the extra link, and added 'little finger' gap, I love this: But what is the deal with display backs? The ETA 7750 is quite thick anyway, a thinner case-back would have been better, and short of wearing your watch back to front, what's the point? If I had a friend who took an interest in looking at my blued screws, I would say I had enough problems without weird people encouraging me! I was almost normal before I joined this forum. Here's another ...
  12. MC5 - Fred "Sonic" Smith takes to the mic for 'Rambling Rose' Cheerio QL
  13. I watched the Indy 500 - the racing was brilliant, well matched cars, astonishing speeds and close racing. The first three were separated by only 0.34 of a second! Now watching a procession of F1 cars at Monaco
  14. Q.Lotte

    Song Titles Game

    The Monks - 'Oh, How To Do Now' Cheerio QL
  15. I could do with the loot, to pay for all the kit I have bought while saving money on watch maintenance.
  16. Well I didn't agree with the No. 1 comedian, Stan Laurel, and I was expecting to see a lot more of our 'older generation' of comedians such as Benny Hill, Dave Allen, Dick Emery et al.
  17. Seiko 7T32-7F70, yellow version for the BH.
  18. Tomorrow, in a Michael Caine style voice, you might be saying 'I was only supposed to blow the bloody glass off'.....
  19. Jet Jetski

    My watches, basically.

    My Gagarin watch - this is a 17 Jewel hacking movement, mid-late 50's - similar in style and function to Gagarin's museum watch (but no screw case), looks a dead ringer for Tereshkova's. Obviously the dial and crystal are new, and free from the effects and perils of Radium lume (which include Radon gas production). Interesting to me that the 'art nouveau' style hands are actually a later design than the sword hands of the original 15 jewel movements, even though the sword type look more modern. Winds and sets terrifically. Text below from my Russian watches post. Sturmanskie: I bought it because it has a hacking 17 jewel movement, and Gagarin may have worn one - or a 15 jewel non-hacking. Or a 15 jewel hacking. But definitely not a Rodina, depending which website you check! I read the watch he wore is in a museum, but he didn't answer the phone, when I called him to check if it really was his. (If it was not recorded contemporaneously and correctly, it didn't happen - only rule of GMP!) a) Made in 1st Moscow Watch Factory, Mvmt Designation 2609[3]. S/N Stamped 011564. Mine has the patent Russian 'Popoff'[4] back. b) Interesting fact: Originally, 3.3 metric tonnes [citation needed] of Radium was used to make each luminous Pobeda watch -- I can't find the first article I read where where a chap claimed his Sturmanskie was the 'worst' of his collection of Radium lumed watches, but I dug out more: "My Geiger counter has never screamed so loud" (Dougiedude, 2016) [5 (i)], and that is why original dials are scarce, and the survivors look wrecked. The activated (phosphor) pigment does not glow any more, but the radioactivity of the radium mixed with it has hardly decreased. [6] c) Donor technology: Pobeda K26 [7] REFERENCES: 1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_space_dogs 2] i)https://17jewels.info/movements/z/zim/zim-2602/ ii) https://forums.watchuseek.com/f54/everything-you-need-know-about-sturmanskie-15-jewel-17-jewel-version-1063349.html 3] Sturmanskie Sources (Always looking for better evidence): i) Picture of a 15 jewel 2608 non-shock protected movement with hacking centre seconds here http://watchguy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_6140.jpg ii) "Later it was upgraded to 17 jewels and shockproofing ... Those are the only hacking variants of the centre-second Pobeda-type movement." from https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/sturmanskie-16-jewel-303275.html iii) 2608= non-shockproof ; 2609 = shockproof. From https://www.netgrafik.ch/russian-codes.htm 4] Please credit me and cite this thread if you use the 'Popoff back' joke. 5] i)https://omegaforums.net/threads/new-life-for-an-old-glowing-sturmanskie.40548/ ii) https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/ural-radium-637809-2.html includes geiger counter video and frightening stats from a collector 6] i) https://www.northampton.ac.uk/news/wwii-military-watches-potentially-pose-serious-cancer-risk/ ii) https://omegaforums.net/threads/any-geiger-counters-out-there-radium-boys.21798/ 7] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pobeda_(watch)
  20. Oops my bad... thought pointer date... pointer day I have no clue.
  21. WELL i HAD A fRANZISKANER wEISSBIER INSTEAD, AND MY FIRST MODDING SESSION COULD HAVE GONE BETTER ... oops caps lock sorry
  22. p.s. I have just destroyed my Fossil watch in the pic, unless I can figure out how to get the crystal out - the case back is only 32mm vs a 40mm mineral glass, so I will have to blow it out, à la Italian Job! (I only wanted to mod the bloody hour hand) Gives me an idea for a TV programme 'Watch Repair DIY SOS'! And though I have had the back off before, can't for the life of me remember how I got it back on, and wondering, if when I pump the case up, whether the back will blow off before the crystal pops. The crystal has a much bigger area, so it should go first ...
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