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    CWC "SBS" Had a quick go with my new lens, not much light this morning and I couldn't be bothered to find my mini-tripod but not bad
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    Morning, It’ll be another of these Sears’ Tradition Electronic jobs today, this one also driven by the 13j ESA 9154 and rather more in keeping with my preferred styling. Regards.
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    Omega seamaster f300 today .
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    Good morning I thought for a minute the WYW thread had been banned. [emoji39] Sent from my HRY-LX1 using Tapatalk
  7. 9 points
    Lost & found, some may remember me mentioning a few weeks ago that I had mislaid my Almirante watch.... Well, yesterday Caroline found it in a most unlikely place behind a book case, which I had checked when it first went awol* Anyway, here it is with the replacement I bought... ALMIRANTE Navegante (Crepas/Tactico Group, Spain) Seiko Cal. NH38A, 24 Jewels * I blame Trump & Johnson
  8. 9 points
    Morning Rotary 'Les Originales' GB90151-06 (Cal: Ronda 5040d) on this cold breezy morning.
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    One of several TW Steels that had a battery change the other day, and great to have it back on the wrist again:
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    While I was away, dear old @Davey P (Hey!...less of the 'old', I hear you cry! ) posted that he had received a package of watches from his B-I-L and kindly offered them up on here. I was lucky enough to be sent one... a Casio Illuminator which looked very interesting. So you can imagine my delight when as soon as I got home yesterday, there was a nice padded envelope sitting on top of my pile of mail, with 'Roger the Dodger' emblazoned across the top. Inside was a carefully wrapped box containing the watch. It looked lovely...typical vintage (probably 20 years +) Casio, and hardly any marks on it and although a bit tight on my stupidly large 8" wrist, I could get the clasp fastened. However, as I had been travelling all day, and feeling a little 'cream crackered', I put it aside until this morning...when the fun started. (I will move this thread to the watchmaking section later) The watch, and Dave's kind note... Dave had asked me if I wanted him to change the battery, as the watch was, to all intents and purposes, dead, but as he had already made such a generous gesture, I didn't think it fair to impose any more. I set about removing the caseback. Once open, it was clear this wasn't the normal 1.5v button cell, but a 3v lithium one. Luckily, there was no leakage from the old cell and everything looked clean. The cell was a CR 2025 and a rummage through my battery box found a spare one. BTW, a little bit of useless info if you didn't already know. The code on a Lithium cell refers to its physical size. The first two digits are the diameter in mm, and the second two are the depth or thickness in 10ths of a mm. So a 2025 cell is 20mm in diameter and 25 10ths of a mm (or by moving the decimal point one place to the left, 2.5mm) thick. The +ve of the battery was shorted to the AC terminal.... The rubber gasket was greased and the back screwed on... ....and now for the moment of truth...will it fire up????? Yes!!!!! Gettin! Not what I was expecting, but a rather unusual reverse LCD display. As is usual with Casio modules, it was pretty easy to set the time and date etc. Once I knew it was working, I went to town cosmetically. The bracelet went through the ultrasound machine, and the crystal was polished with Polywatch to remove the faintest of lines and make it shine. The bracelet was brushed with a Scotchbrite and reassembled. Finally, some posing shots of this lovely little watch... Oh, and I forgot to mention the subtle green backlight that comes on when the 'Light' button is pressed...There is also the usual countdown timer, stopwatch and alarm, which not only beeps, but vibrates, too. And of course, the wrist shot. Many, many thanks, Dave... I owe you one, mate. I know you were as excited as me to see if this still worked, so I hope you are pleased with the result, too. Davey, being the generous chap he is, wouldn't take any remuneration for this watch so a donation towards the forum upkeep has been made in his name.
  16. 5 points
    There`s very little colour around here so some B&W would seem appropriate.... Pure Mecanique MARINEs (Roman, Seagull Cal.3600 17 Jewels & Arabic, SEIKO Cal.NH35 24 Jewels)
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    Just trying out my new (to me) camera ... a Panasonic DMC-TZ7. Today I'm wearing my TC-9 Watches 1970's Diver in stainless steel (300m & Seiko NH35 movt) very nicely made & it definitely qualifies as a solid lump
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    This today. Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
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    Don't worry about the watches, buy some Diacalm
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    What's the back story on this one, old sub with a green bezel insert ?? Needless to say I'll stand corrected but it just doesn't look right.
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    Here's where we are at the moment. Early Swatch Irony Automatic. Probably the earliest watch I bought from new. Circa 1994 perhaps? Doesn't get any wear time these days and doesn't keep brilliant time now, but fairly unusual. Nautica Diver. Not a brand you see a lot of and one of only a couple of quartz watches I own. The detailing on the face is lovely and it feels well made with some nice engraving on the back. Wife picked this up for me while she was on holiday a few years ago. Quite large for my skinny girl's wrists but it wears suprisingly comfortably. Ingersoll Chrono Auto. Impluse buy from a TK Maxx display cabinet. It gets little if any wear time as I've come to the conclusion I'm not a lover of multi dial faces. Shame really as it's got a decent quality feel to it with a lovely display back, nice strap and well made clasp. Braun Quartz, I bought this because I love the simplicty and cleanness of the dial. I don't like the strap at all unfortunately so it doesn't get a lot of wear time. Tissot Visodate. I love this. Gets a fair bit of wear for meals out. Timeless and elegant. TAG Heuer Aquaracer. Titanium so nice and light. Wears really well and one of my rotated daily wearers. Only thing that I'm not keen on is the fish eye. One of several GShocks I've got. I like this one, solar powered and radio controlled. Like most GShocks it wears big and bulky. Doesnt et a huge amout of wear. Tissot T-Touch solar expert. Another titanium so wears lovely and light if a little on the large side for me. Coveted this watch for quite a while before I wandered into a small jewellers about 4 years in new york and walked out with it for a steal. Doesn't get as much wear as it should. Cont... Oris Big Crown. Lovely watch. Haad it about 3 years and gets rotated as a daily wearer. I like the Orid red rotor showing in the display case and I like the unusual clasp. Seamaster 300. The sublime inky black version. Gets a fair amount of wear and sits on the winder but not worn every day. Was an impluse buy on a weekend in inverness a few years ago. Tissot Seastar. One of the more recent additions. A regular daily wearer annd I love it. The eponymous SKX009. This is the japanese version and I'm pleased I bought it a couple of years ago before the pricess went silly. My favourite holiday watch. My first Tissot. Was a daily wearer for quite a long time. Doesn't see a lot of wear now. That's the bulk of them at the moment.
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    Just got hold of a used Timefactors rivet bracelet for my Smiths PRS-25 Watch. Is it better than the original with the chunky clasp? well in some ways yes, the clasp is smaller and simpler though I have no problem with the original tbh. Overall design matches the Watch head better, fit and finish is on par with the original, I do like the taper from 20mm to 16mm (clasp is 18mm) so overall very happy I bought it. Pictures:
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    One things for sure it's not an LV
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    Yep and not a very good one at that.
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    Pip surround looks different ,must be after market .
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    SBGN009G Jura watches or Berry's Nottingham where I bought mine. Haggle and you will get a good discount. [emoji16] Sent from my HRY-LX1 using Tapatalk
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    the plip on that 'LV' looks exactly like the one on the Alpha I had! I never realised Alpha got things so close. Amazing it looks just the same.
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    Nice watch - especially for a freebie - that DaveyP fellow really is a rather cracking chap
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    So many two steppers? I have only ever had quartz watches that do 5 second jumps. Regardless it is an excellent feature.
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    Just changed the battery on this, its been 2 stepping for about 3 months. I noticed a couple of nights ago it was still going but had lost about 4 minutes. It died last night but is now up and running again. [emoji16] Sent from my HRY-LX1 using Tapatalk
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    I left my Tag F1 for at least couple of months with the two second tick… must admit that after a while I did start to get curious as to when it would die! I eventually bought a battery before it did so never found out
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    Don't forget the royal family, they're not blameless
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    As Bond said to the bartender regarding a 'probiotic' milkshake in 'Spectre'...."Do me a favour...throw that straight down the toilet...cut out the middle man"...
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    I will have to get the back off again to check I used the correct battery. I broke the crystal even using a press to get the back on! I thought it was on at one point then after about two minutes it pinged off again. Replacement of the crystal was easy though.
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    as a kid in the 70s i used to raid all the other kids toy boxes looking for cars like that. If it was a merc or jag etc i was upset.
  43. 1 point
    Are you based in London? If further north the watch fair is next weekend in Birmingham and there is a military watch dealer there usually. She would be able to give you trade prices for all of them. At worse she isn't there and you go to a watch fair, so nothing to loose
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    One of the nicest watch dials I had was this Seiko 'The Great Blue' (a 7T32) which had an iridescent, sparkly dial similar to an Omega Megaquartz 'Stardust' one. It changed colours as you tilted it in the light.
  45. 1 point
    Not too silly, lots of kids around here, just the older variety.
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    My last post for today... Rotary, A.Schild cal.2063 21 Jewels, circa 1970s Roamer Stingray `JT` (Jet Time), Model No.734-9120.901, Valjoux 7734, 17 Jewels circa 1970.
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    Having done the croco, in deference to all the guilloche and gilt hands, I thought it might be an idea to go a bit industrial because it is, after all, quite a chunk of watch, especially with the display back, so I put it on an old car tyre. "No watch is strong unless it has within it's character antitheses strongly marked." to paraphrase Blaise Pascal I have the white dial version running awful slow - I changed the battery too and the case back was a swine! I'll have to take it apart again .... The movement is as per a Frederique Constant model, but available on eBay. And the date pointer hand is just asking to get bent lol.
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    Back to the `30`s again.... INGERSOLL CROWN, SWISS MADE (circa late 1920`s/early 1930s) & (unnamed) FOREIGN (possibly made in Germany, circa 1930s)
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    A watch that I have owned for over 50 years.....
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