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    Afternoon Change over for a new one in from the EJ sale, couple of quick pics, strap a bit stiff being new, think may change it. Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic10518 (Cal: Baumatic BM13-1975A COSC)
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    Morning Dreyfuss & Co 1925 Series (Cal: Sellita SW 200)
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    Going Ultra-chron on this fine Tuesday.
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    Superb!!! Case is perfect, the dial is superb, excellent choice for the Handsets too. Perfect work, congrats
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    Cloakroom 'finished' on Sunday so treated myself to some Navygraf time, same again today. Just a couple of days then back into the box. Start on the kitchen this weekend! On a cheapestnatostraps Marine Nationale modified to have the clasps all work as they do on some others and about 25mm removed from the length Yema Navygraf by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
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    DSSD for the morning and changing to the Speedie for the rest of the day. No clients for a few days so taking a break from the G Shocks:
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    Another presumably forgotten brand for today, this steel-cased Accolade. Swiss-made, unrecorded maker and running on a bridge variant of the 17j FHF/ST 96 featuring some rather nifty engine turning. Regards.
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    Wearing my vintage Vitessa this morning .
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    Good morning all [emoji41] P01 for today's foray into the world. I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17]
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    Seagull 1963 again this morning. Loving the blue hands
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    home build today based on a royal oak homage case,this wears big although its only a 42mm case see how it looks on my 8" wrist.. .
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    Just this again today ;
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    Bit of Steinhart OVM action today
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    The "newbie" again today . . . .
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    The humble and unassuming Zand today.
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    First pair on my wrists.... J.Springs NPEA003, Cal. Y675C 21 Jewels. MADE IN JAPAN & TISSOT Le Locle POWERMATIC 80, Cal. C07.111 23 Jewels ( ETA 2824-2 based) SWISS MADE
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    5th yellow...Casio DW-6630B...
  24. 9 points
    It was our 50th Wedding anniversary on Saturday so this was from my Wife
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    The £9.99 motorbike watch for this mornings excursion, do the batteries EVER need replacing
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    Last pair from me.... Samson Watch Co,25 Jewels & Seagull 1963 Chinese Airforce cal.ST1 18 Jewels
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    I've got that same model, courtesy of our TWF Secret Santa from a few years ago, and mine hasn't needed a battery replacement either. So the answer is probably "yes, but not for ages" I couldn't be bothered to make a decision this morning, so just put the same Casio Edifice as yesterday back on: Absolutely love this one!
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    Rolex had a small (about an inch diameter movement) wristwatch certified in 1914 as a chronometer at the Kew Observatory, but that is not the interesting bit. There are frequently raised eyebrows about the verbiage on Rolex dials and the term 'superlative chronometer', but it seems for a while at least Rolex had some steel behind the bragging rights to that description, producing finished movements and cased watches with only half the variation permitted by the 'chronometer' specification. Here comes the interesting bit: I had known for a long time that a chronometer certified movement could lose some of that accuracy upon casing (hence Rolexes subsequent testing of the finished watches), but I have since read that until 1951, watchmakers were permitted to put 'chronometer' on the dial provided that the make and model of movement had been proved capable of chronometer accuracy at some time, and the manufacturers effectively 'self-certified' - the proclamation did not mean that the movement in your watch had ever been actually adjusted in the same way. This may also explain the apparent oxymoron of vintage watches with 'chronometer' on the dial and 'unadjusted' stamped on the bridge (although that does not preclude the possibility of them being adjusted subsequently by a watchmaker prior to sale). So you can see why Rolex may have wanted to distinguish their well-adjusted watches from 'ordinary' chronometers.
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    Seiko Alpinist SBCJ021 on Geckota red leather rally strap.
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    I need a new camera as my mobile phone takes rubbish photographs (bad craftsman blames his tools and all that) After a number of attempts with different settings etc I decided to ditch trying to take photographs of a watch on my wrist. I posted this picture as my mouth will be wearing this later. Homemade Cheese & Onion Pasty time! I could try balancing it on my wrist but that would be silly...a bit like posting a picture of pasties on a watch forum
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    My next pair.... Eichmüller 7930-03, Miyota cal.8215 21 Jewels & ALMIRANTE Navegante (CrepasTactico Group, Spain) SEIKO Cal. NH38A, 24 Jewels
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    Just received this monster, so will be this for the time being: 2020-07-07_12-24-03 by mcridland, on Flickr Mark
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    Lying in bed suffering the mother, father and grandparents of all hangovers.. Watched a couple of movies last night and decided to get tore into the Bunnahabhain (1/3rd of a bottle) then when that was done, got stuck into the Jura, (2/3rds of a bottle) and I am now hingin oot ma hoop.. Looking at a wee can of IPA as a wee fixer... Why?? Because it seemed like fun at he time.
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    Introducing the DPW - 01 by Derek Pratt watches . A fitting tribute to an incredible watchmaker . https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/dpw-01-by-derek-pratt-watches-introducing
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    Nuts to that, paint fumes on top of a hangover.... Hell on earth!
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    Getting sick of taking muddy fishing boots off and getting plastered in...well...mud, so made a boot jack out of a couple of bits of scrap wood. Works a treat!
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    Seiko 5 models or the Seagull 1963 chronograph for new watches Vintage? Try Certina. Worth a lot more in Europe than in the UK, where their marketing seems to have failed.
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    Owned loads of watches ( obviously , I am here ) .... LOVE seiko, Tissot, Breilting, Omega, Tag, Bulova, Casio.... BUT : Bang for buck , the best offering out there ( assuming one has the nouse to obtain the mandatory 25% off ) is Longines.... The Longines Conquest 41mm or 39mm Auto can be got New for around £690 with discount and is simply awesome for the money. There is nothing in my opinion that competes with the spec and case finishing.... At the moment I only own 4 watches ( obviously in the process of months of research to fix that ) , and in Price order they are Casio, Longines, Breilting, Omega ... but No2 bags the prize for this post imo
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    Thanks for posting, Bernie. Certainly there with my most admired watchmakers! One of the very few capable of making every single component, including the crystal on this timepiece... His famous 'Water Clock' donated by his wife to the BHI Museum, Upton Hall... Powered by water... A truly remarkable, gifted & generous gentlemen! Some may find this link, to his work on the HARRISON H4 Marine Chronometer, interesting... http://frodsham.com/commissions/h4/
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    And, another "in-betweenie" . . . . The Unitas 6498 re imagined by Jochen Benzinger for his "Subskription 3a".
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    Seiko 5 is a call -- lots for your (very little indeed) money. But, the best that's happened to me: used Dornblüth 99.1 (on my wrist as I type) -- huge quality and exclusivity per pound spent (IMVHO).
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    I’d have to agree! As another Longines owner, they really are excellent quality for the money. seiko is another good shout as they have a model for pretty much every budget.
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    You can't win them all. I recall when the Marquee Club (then on Wardour Street) were hosting mystery guests and being dismayed when I missed seeing a young "Metallica" perform. Consumed by a yet to be defined FOMO I made sure to attend the next mystery gig only to be confronted by... "Haircut 100"
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    Huge congratulations in these troubled times ...50 years is tremendous. Oh. And the watch is great too
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    TAG meets AP meets Tudor meets Zenith .... this is the child of a wild watch Orgy.....
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    As much as I don't own one, I don't think that anyone could ignore Longines, they certainly have the history, quality can be debated, and there will always be different views on that, they do make some beautiful watches, and are reasonably priced. Casio are without doubt best value for money, but I don't think they tick the history box, and again style could be debated all night long. If you are asking me personally to pick a watch company that ticks all the boxes then I would certainly stand in the Seiko camp. If it were just down to offering the best value for money then I would pick Rolex, purely for the fact that there are not many watches you can buy which you could potentially own for a while, sell it, and have lost nothing. Surely the best value watch is one that over time cost you nothing.
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