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  1. Eterna handwound today
    13 points
  2. Wearing my vintage Seiko 66-7100 this morning
    12 points
  3. Morning Vostok Europe 'GAZ 14 Limousine' (Cal: Seiko YN85)
    12 points
  4. Morning, German-made Laco from the 1950s, and a company with a long and chequered history. Driven by a decent-enough 21j Durowe 440, it gets a rare outing today. Regards.
    12 points
  5. Still wearing the one that started the big discussion @Balaton1109 @spinynorman
    10 points
  6. SMITHS PRS-29A, ETA2801-2, 17 jewels & hmt pilot,cal.020,17JEWELS
    10 points
  7. Good morning, Can't get enough of this! I can't seem to remove it from my wrist! it gives me so much joy
    10 points
  8. Greeting watch fans. Enjoy your Monday! I am wearing my vintage Zenith Respirator X automatic
    10 points
  9. Had this since I was around 8 or 9 years old, and it was second hand then. Still keeps to within +5s/ day.
    10 points
  10. 18k Rotary 'Elite' This was not my dad's 'best' watch, but it was his favourite. Because wearing it gave him the chance to tell the story about how he got it from the jewellers for such a steal. Again!
    10 points
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  13. Another Seiko day …
    7 points
  14. Rotary with hand-winding AS 1686. No wings on the movement though.
    7 points
  15. Post wash and brush up change. Noodle is 21 now , but ticking along ok all things considered. The Parnis is a cheap and cheerful beater as I want to keep the Casio for work wear. Pleasantly surprised , deffo bang for buck ! Gains very slightly but has a hacking movement .
    6 points
  16. I once ruined a perfectly good watch in a hot tub when I was 19....it was totally worth it....won’t go into details!!!!!
    6 points
  17. It`s a wee bit dreich up here in the Highlands PULSAR PJN29-X91 (cal.V675-X063) & NEWMARK 6BB CHRONOGRAPH (SEIKO cal. VK64 quartz. Meca Quartz)
    5 points
  18. There are many different versions of Rolex models supplied to Comex, i.e. : Comex 5513 ( with helium escape valve )Comex 5514Comex 1665Comex 1680Comex 16660Comex 16800Comex 168000Comex 16600Comex 16610 ....and even a single model number of those above may be found with different styles of dial, case-back numbering etc, not to mention provenance (which can add great value in collectors' eyes). An early 5513 with HEV but (quite correctly) a non-logo dial might be £20,000, while a particular variant of 5514 (there were several) is certainly a six-figure watch. It really is nonsense
    5 points
  19. 5 points
  20. New fridge being delivered today and door panel to be fitted so an old beater...this Casio GW-3500B Gravity master.
    5 points
  21. Big ugly Pulsar today.
    4 points
  22. TW Steel for me today:
    4 points
  23. It's arrived... all the way from Holland. I only ordered it Friday.. Sent from my SM-A515F using Tapatalk
    4 points
  24. I think it is pretty reasonable to "baby" a watch when new, similarly with a new car, however once it has had the first scratch/dent/knock one tends to be slightly relieved and not worry quite so much about the watch/car however I don't think I could possibly knock up my good watches the way I have seen some. That is why I have work watches(beater) & others that I would not dream of wearing to work. If I worked in an office this probably wouldn't be the case though.
    4 points
  25. I tend to baby my new watches at the start when they are new then over time my standards slip a little, I will end up being a little more blase with them. That geing said I do have designated watches that I do wear for work and those ones I don't mind getting knocked and scratched, but I do try to avoid this happening though.
    4 points
  26. Ah, those halcyon days recorded in a damaged watch. My beat up old Seiko 5 reminds me of the day I took one of many short cuts whilst working underneath a large earthmover. I caught the bracelet between the live feed into the starter motor (high amps DC) and the chassis (earth) resulting in the bracelet glowing red hot and burning my wrist. When I eventually managed to break free, it blew the watch clean off my wrist showering my scalp with Seikos best burning hot bracelet material. I fell 6ft face down to the bottom of the inspection pit, which was around 2" deep in various grades of used eng
    4 points
  27. There are three independents within close travelling distance to me. Their product knowledge, service, both before and after surpasses the large chains on every level, and they have had the same staff for years, which is always a good sign, and you can get a deal.
    3 points
  28. I would suggest not limiting your searches to the multiple/national chains. Contact independents & see what they can match, or even better ? Have always left my contact details when visiting or making new contacts, not just in the horological world. It doesn’t surprise me now when someone says “leave it with me, I’ll get back to you” Nothing wrong with cheeky (always courteous) bids, IMO. Always keep your powder dry though !
    3 points
  29. WEST END WATCH Co. Sowar, 17 Jewels, SWISS MADE
    3 points
  30. Starting with this as filling and sanding some of the downstairs woodwork what is staying. Lunch the noo, but almost done, then SS&S and a change.
    3 points
  31. Have you tried Red Bull? By the way - nice face
    3 points
  32. Saw this weird sky. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
    2 points
  33. I was browsing HotUKDeals and noticed that Tudor seem to be 'on sale' with some reasonable discounts at Ernest Jones. Sadly you can't buy online but might be available to reserve over the phone (haven't personally tried). https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/l/tudor-watches/price%7Con+sale/recipient%7Chim/?Ns=P_Stock_Status_Sort%7c0%7c%7cP_Current_Price%7c0 This caught my eye... https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/5031109/tudor+black+bay+men%27s+stainless+steel+bracelet+watch/
    2 points
  34. I'm posting edited Google translations of these Swiss newspaper articles on the demise of Sheffield Watch Inc, on the basis they may be of interest to a few. Quite a long read, and it throws no light on the Matthey-Doret brand, but interesting on Sheffield's operations in the US and Switzerland and their mechanical brands. @Balaton1109 @Always"watching" L'Impartial 15th June 1971 A wide American ... The 142 people employed by Sheffield Watch Inc. in Muttenz, near Basel, await with some apprehension the end of the week. It is indeed on June 18 that their fate will be fixed in .
    2 points
  35. A lot of companies are looking at their balance sheets and realising that flexible furlough starts in a couple of days and that the subsidy is about to get a lot more expensive for them, to cut a long story short , they need to pay wages and to do that they need to actually sell stuff,,, quickly ......
    2 points
  36. Hey we like discounts! Anything like this is welcome! If it has the chance to help a fellow forum members get something they didn’t quite have the funds for its all good! There’s also some very good prices for Omega on there too...albeit a different price bracket. To be fair to EJ they often have sales on during the summer and Xmas....they had some great deals on Breitling this January
    2 points
  37. Haha. I can answer this question now. L'Impartial 15th June 1971 "The 142 people employed by Sheffield Watch Inc. in Muttenz, near Basel, await with some apprehension the end of the week. It is indeed on June 18 that their fate will be fixed in ... New York, during the meeting of creditors of the Sheffield Watch Corporation, majority owner of Sheffield Inc. Switzerland." This was clearly a big story in Switzerland. Sadly it throws no light on Matthey-Doret, so I'll post the articles in another thread. However, there was one small piece on the launch of Sheffield's electronic watch
    2 points
  38. Similar here, when i get new watch im forever looking at it at different angles for scratches etc, as time goes on i get bit less obssessive about it, especially after its first scratch or knock.Once had a TAG and got a deep scratch on the bezel after only a few weeks, i was gutted and remember forlornly rubbing it as if it would magic away, i accepted and got used to the fact it would be scarred forever.
    2 points
  39. Parnis SKMEI Any other brands using parts shared with fake/copy watches from the factories in China.
    2 points
  40. The links on most Seiko bracelets of this period have 'keys' that slide out in the direction of the arrow stamped on the link. First thing i always do though is clean the bracelet in an ultrasonic bath, as there is so much gunk captured by these folded bracelets that the keys often will not slide out.
    2 points
  41. I know its not a luxury watch, but my Hami Quartz has been round the world with me, the PVD is worn off the bezel and the case is a little battered - on its 4th or 5th strap now. I have shot with it, dived and climbed, jumped out of aircraft with it, pretty much every interesting even of the last 20ish years, I have had that watch with me. Of all my watches, that's the one my Daughter has explicitly said she wants left to her when i finally push my luck too far
    2 points
  42. Sorry.... but its just idiotic. I can understand paying £50K for a 19th Century bespoke piece of furniture.... but paying that sort of money for a mass produced consumable is absolutely ridiculous.... people really do need to get some perspective .... a mass produced watch with a "diifferent" stamp on the dial !?!? so what !?!?
    2 points
  43. 2 points
  44. https://www.professionaljeweller.com/breaking-news-signet-to-close-80-uk-stores/ During lockdown, I was awaiting delivery of a watch and was $hitting it that the company may fold. I signed up to this website for intel on jewellers who might be struggling. EJ announced a few weeks ago that a number of shops will not reopen. An outlet EJ near to me carries loads of end of line and shop front watches at discounted prices. Might take a look to see if the outlet shop has reopened and pick a bargain.
    1 point
  45. This may sound like a silly question but you have the springs all have tension? The next thing to try is remove hands and movement out of case and check to see if escape wheel drops when you rock the hanger as if it was the pendulum doing it, let me know and we will go from there. always”watching you don’t have to have the chimes working I have two Westminster chime and one American that I just have time working. Dell
    1 point
  46. agreed - that is why I got my Tag at 30, all the chaps I knew with Rolexes were old duffers - Breitlings were too in your face - it was a gift anyway and although these 'better' brands are leaps and bounds in terms of price in front now, they were only a comparatively small step up in cost at that time and easily affordable in the context of the Tag 6000 watch I wanted (top of the range at the time), and still like. If I had one watch this would be it, no doubt - I collect watches because I like them, not because I am looking for 'the watch' - this is it for me. I even have a canvas
    1 point
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