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  1. 15 points
    My mum's old Oris today. Yes, I know it's a ladies watch, but the style and size are a good match for similar gents watches from the 1920's right up to the 1950's so the fit works pretty well I reckon. The portrait (yes, that is my mum) was done by an Italian POW circa 1943 when she would have been about 7 or 8 years old.
  2. 14 points
    Sunny day again ... have a good one if you can casio super ill 28th June 2018 by sulie preece, on Flickr
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    Victorinox with paracord strap
  6. 10 points
    Sometimes you just have to, don't you?
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  8. 10 points
    @Autonomous I will join you today with my latest purchase
  9. 10 points
    Good morning Phoibos Wavemaster for me...
  10. 9 points
    Wearing my fathers only watch as we wait for the time to lay him to rest 14.30pm. A sad day but no more pain.
  11. 9 points
    @mach 0.0013137 style.
  12. 8 points
    Casio Triple Calendar Moonphase from 1993 or 1983 probably 1993? Thoughts...Now with correct month, I had to delete the previous picture, my OCD tendencies
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    This today, my latest and very cheap purchase! Having just spent a little while cleaning off 60 odd years worth of accumulated grime and filth it's cleaned up rather well I think, well the case has anyway! The dial needs restoration and the crystal's cracked but the movement's lovely, I was expecting to find it a corroded mess, most surprised! Just binning the ghastly expanding metal bracelet that was on it improved matters no end! Movado 'Futuramic' Calibre 115 'bumper' automatic. 1950-1959
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  15. 7 points
    This today for me. GG Vanguard. by Paul, on Flickr
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    Another day, another TW Steel:
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    My current wrist wear... BULOVA ACCUTRON II 96B206 Laco Model 862014, (ETA F06.111), MADE IN GERMANY (photos not quite to same scale) I was looking around for the Laco a couple of minutes before posting this then finally noticed it was already on my wrist. DOH!! Has any one seen my marbles? I`m sure I put them down somewhere nearby
  18. 6 points
    Thought I would see how Russia and the UK get on in the heat. Steve.
  19. 6 points
    Happy to help out...
  20. 6 points
    A trip to the tip for me today
  21. 6 points
    Dunhill today with new carbon fibre effect leather.
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    Casio sea-pathfinder SPF-100.....
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    Quick mobile shot...
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    Here you go. Bit crappy photo as the light is inadequate.
  28. 4 points
    Hi all - this is my first post and also my Birthday! Just wanted to get off my backside and be a bit less of a Luddite and introduce myself. I've rather foolishly been spending all of money on raising kids and paying household bills. But I've seen the light and am much happier now with my new watches and hungry children! So, I've been buying small from here and there and selling them on so I could invest in some modest but interesting watches. Here's a pic of my Birth year watch a 1968 Seiko 5 Sports 5126-8080 and one of my faves in my small but growing collection.
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    I agree! @Sulie, have you considered changing your avatar to..... 'Stanley Unwin' ?
  31. 4 points
    My condolences and best wishes Rob.
  32. 4 points
    Really sorry to hear your sad news.
  33. 4 points
    Lovely portrait and lovely watch, looks a good size to me. Wear it with pride
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    As a long-term fan of Limit watches, I thought I would just show a couple of models that I have in my collection. I have been collecting pre-owned and modern Limit watches for a number of years, including the mechanical models and the later quartz varieties. Recently, I have been downsizing my collection generally and have disposed of many of my Limit watches, either to charity or sale. However, I still have the nucleus of my collection and have retained the two models discussed in this topic. The first model I show (ref: 5465.01) here is this one, where Limit has created a handsome watch from materials that might sound unpromising. I apologise for the picture, where the dial colour seems to be a bit "bleached" out - in reality, the green dial version has a good deep green colour, and the khaki dial version is also nicely coloured. The 45mm case is made from matt black plastic, but looks and feels better than it sounds, and the strap is a substantial and comfortable silicon example with black metal buckle. The watch has a flat mineral crystal and is water resistant to 50 metres. The caseback is stainless steel and the movement a Japanese quartz. I very much like the overall design of this watch, including the subtle circular date window at 6 o'clock. The hands and dial markers are particularly nice in my opinion, and what is more surprising is that the lume is pretty good. This model is still just about available although Limit has now changed its logo somewhat and moved on to newer models. The original price was £29.99, but the watch can be bought from Goldbar Jewellers for £24.99, which has to be a bit of a bargain. I am wearing my example today, and it does not wear like a cheap watch (pics from goldbarjewellers.com and images-na.ssl-images.amazon.com): My second model is something a bit special. Limit analogue chronographs seem to be as rare as hen's teeth whether from the mechanical standpoint or quartz, and in fact, the watch I show here below is the only Limit analogue chronograph I have ever seen. I reckon that I was lucky to find one in excellent condition. I am not exactly sure when this model was current but my gut feeling is that it was launched in about 2010 - the "Limit" wording on the watch is the traditional form, prior to the recent change. Fortunately, Amazon have retained a picture of the watch although it is no longer available, and I certainly never saw it for sale in any Limit outlet I visited. This model (Ref: 5221.25) features a Japanese chronograph movement with three chrono registers measuring down to one second and a date window at 3 o'clock. The silver dial is really lovely, using layering where the chrono registers are set in and does not look like something cheap. The whole design of the dial has a retro quirkiness that is not over the top, and is nicely set off by the polished metal bezel. The 39mm watch case is a combination of polished and matt chrome over base metal, and the buttons are neat and small. The watch has a flat mineral crystal and 30 metres water resistance, and the strap is black rubber. I must admit that is one of my favourite Limit watches. OK, it isn't stainless steel, but the quality of the fit and finish is very good. If it was fitted to a quality leather strap, the watch would give many more expensive quartz chronographs a run for their money in terms of appearance (pic from images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com): When collecting Limit watches, I have come to know the particular design characteristics that tend to mark out the brand. In other words, Limit might be an inexpensive watch brand, but it has been allowed to have its own identity, even within the Time Products Group, and that has led to some rather nice watches being produced of perfectly decent quality. There is some overlap, price-wise, with Sekonda, the middle brand within the Time Products Group, but Limit still maintains its own honest presence as a genuinely interesting low-price watch brand.
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    Beautiful for what it's worth I think it fits you perfectly.
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    The police don't care about anything as long as they get paid themselves, you can't expect law enforcement to be any different than any other human being. I know a guy who is now a retired police officer, he's been decorated personally by the Queen and is a local hero in my area so I assume he is the "good cop" type of guy which makes him a good example of police behaviour (and as far as I know him he really is a great person who has helped many people). A few years back there was an amnesty for various weapons to be turned in at police stations (guns, knives, and others). After the amnesty was over the police officers had a good rummage and took home any of the stuff from there they liked. This included all sorts of exotic weapons like machetes, etc. This guy I know got a few hunting rifles and a really nice African spear type implement. The reason I bring this up is because I wouldn't be surprised if there a number of police officers out there wearing "recovered stolen property" in the form of watches...
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    Thanks to It'salivejim Sharkey now presented on a super engineer bracelet which I think looks great.
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    RLT 77 for me today. IMG_20180627_150503 by Paul, on Flickr
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    I appear to have lost all my posts, but at least I can post this one up again. On my wrist right now
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    OMEGA Railmaster, CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER, cal.2403 27 Jewels. ORIENT STAR WZ0311PF cal.597 21 Jewels As you can see this is yet another example of those ruddy Swiss copying Japanese designs NB, photos not to same scale but I suspect you`d probably already realised that
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    ( If this post needs to be moved to a more relevant section please could a mod move it for me ) Bought a new dial and chapter ring last week from Rob at Monsterwatches Donor SKX007 selected time to build the mod . First I removed the bezel and put this to one side as I do not need to use it I have a spare in my spares box Next movement out and remove the hands Hands off and dial removed time to put the new dial and hands onto the movement . I was not sure which hands to use so I placed these over the dial first to see how they would look but was not happy with them and went with original 007 hour and minute hand with a red secondhand Hands on (I do not like putting new hands on a movement I do not have enough confidence in myself but took it slow and steady and all was good) Next is chapter ring firstly out with the crystal and existing chapter ring , normally they have a little key on the ring that slots into a groove on the case .... this one had not key so carefully lined everything up and popped the crystal back in .... yup you guessed it the chapter ring slightly misaligned . Movement back out crystal back out chapter realigned and crystal popped back in ... hey presto all is good . Next to decide which bezel insert to use Decision made . here is the finished product , I am extremely happy with the outcome and would highly recommend Monsterwatches , quick delivery (to UK) and the dial is quality
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    I've been looking at all the posts recently showing your collections in lovely watch boxes so I went ahead and ordered one. It arrived today for the bargain price of £7.40 delivered. It's not bad really, faux leather and glass top, seems well made and sturdy enough. Better than having them in their boxes stacked up. Anywho enough of that here are the pics.
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    Almost as exclusive, Mart...I haven't even seen this yet, and if it's what I'm hoping for, I'll be a very happy (indeed, lucky) RtD.... Edit: Wasn't she the one with the 'big boobies'....
  47. 2 points
    Seriously you're paranoid, over the years I've owned them I've spent more on V&RB's and parties in the sun than my Rolex's cost. Big M's prospective son in law just bought a Merc at £46K and he leaves it parked up all over the place, in a fortnight it'll be lucky if it's worth half that. Live your life a bit, you only get one shot at it.
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    thank you fella , nothing today ,but I cant complain from what I had this year so far deano
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    Ready for another hot one in Wales Seiko Monster 27th June 2018 by sulie preece, on Flickr
  50. 2 points
    One of the most recognisable watches from the 1990's. 1995 to be precise Yes, I was influenced by the advertising
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