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  1. 21 points
    This is one of the few Vintage Digital watches I own. I have 4 of these early to Mid 70's LED vintage Pulsars and a couple late 70's Seiko LCD's. When I was actively collecting the Pulsar LED's I had about 10 or so but after learning about them in more detail and the persons involved with the repair side of things, I sold off most of them and quit following them. Having said that, I still have 4 very nice ones, including this 1972 Pulsar LED P2 in 14kt Solid Gold Model 2975. The info on these oddball model is they only made between 300 & 500 units. I restored it as best I could and its a nice Retro LED piece.
  2. 17 points
    Morning Dry at moment, but forecast for showers on and off all day, so an appropriate watch for today. Steinhart 'Ocean 2 Premium' (Cal: ETA 2892-A2)
  3. 17 points
    Morning... 1950's SILVANA triple date. Cal: AS1290, 17 jewel.
  4. 15 points
    Ollech Wajs ID3066 automatic chronograph today.
  5. 14 points
    Another day another Timex.
  6. 13 points
  7. 12 points
    PRS-25 Everest Expedition today. Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
  8. 12 points
    Yet another crappy morning [emoji849] Blackbay Red ETA smiley face today. I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17]
  9. 12 points
    Morning, Today it’ll be this French-made TYLEX whose maker remains unknown to me and to the usual databases. Runs on a 21j version of the Lorsa P62 and whilst its sector dial makes it well-nigh impossible to read the time at a glance, I just don’t care. Regards.
  10. 12 points
    Morning all . Wearing a Casio this morning .
  11. 11 points
    Starting off with the pilots... Полет Авиатор хронограф, кал.3133, 23 КАМНЯ, Сделано в России (Poljot Aviator Chronograph, cal.3133, 23 Jewels, Made In Russia). & ETERNA AIRFORCE III,SWISS MADE, Valjoux cal.7750, 25 Jewels
  12. 11 points
    Almost thirteen minutes past an onion. And I have done my unlimited exercise for the day already! HAGD
  13. 10 points
    A slow afternoon on TWF Has everyone suddenly decided to do those jobs around the house that they were saving for a rainy day? Oh well, here`s my next pair.... PULSAR PJN29-X91 (cal.V675-X063) & NEWMARK 6BB CHRONOGRAPH (SEIKO cal. VK64 quartz. Meca Quartz)
  14. 10 points
    Back to yellow, and one of my Casio GA-100s...
  15. 10 points
    Tissot Marc Marquez edition:
  16. 9 points
    C'mon weather, sort it out. It's like Burnley every day at the moment
  17. 9 points
  18. 9 points
    Stowa Seatime Olymp Bronze
  19. 8 points
  20. 8 points
  21. 8 points
    Speedmaster for a while...
  22. 7 points
    Sticking with Omega this afternoon...
  23. 7 points
    This MM300 a like today. For the money, the quality is excellent 2020-07-09_03-08-59 by mcridland, on Flickr Mark
  24. 6 points
    The last pair from me for today ... ORIS Big Crown Telemeter Chronograph, cal.674 (modified Valjoux cal.7750) 25 Jewels. & Буран, Poljot кал.3105 (модифицированный 3133), 17 драгоценностей (Buran, Poljot cal.3105 (modified 3133), 17 Jewels)
  25. 5 points
    Went to parnis for the evening but the date on this needed bumping
  26. 5 points
    Gshock AWG M100 1AER all day today for a wet and dreary day.
  27. 5 points
    The new Airman arrived, it is a long time since I have gone new! The model is an Airman Vintage "Chief" GL0252, the dial is a faithful recreation of the mid to late 1950's Felsa movement version of the Airman, under the Glycine signature they have added "The Chief" which at first I thought was a bit odd until I remembered they made a version in the 1950's for Turler, a Swiss jeweller, which had a black coated case and "The Chief" on the dial. The case has been increased by about 11% from the original 36 mm diameter to 40 mm diameter and the thickness increased by about 4.3% from 11.5 mm to 12.0 mm. The case is well made with no sharp edges and is a faithfully reproduced albeit at a larger diameter. Glycine have kept the same style screw-in back as the late 50's Airman and the small undecorated crown and bezel lock "crown" (later Airman had a slightly larger crown with a cross hatched engraving). Given that the thickness of the watch hasn't materially increased the crowns are slightly smaller in proportion to the original 36mm Airman. The finish is both polished and satin with a transparent gunmetal grey coating which looks very smart (a nod to the black coated case on the Turler model), don't know what they used to coat the case, DLC perhaps, or how wear resistant it is, only time will tell, but it does look very smart. Crystal is a domed plexiglass, which gives the watch an authentic look. My only criticism of the design is the case should have been slightly thicker at 12.6 mm which would allowed a slightly larger crown, but it is not a big issue. There is no water resistance to speak of (1 atmosphere), the crown is not screw-down. The movement calibre is given as GL293 which is either an ETA 2893-2 or Sellita SW 330-1 I don't know which, I read somewhere that ETA would be making 2893-2 available again for Glycine from 2020, can't take the back off as I haven't got the right tools for this back but I am happy with either movement. The watch is set up as a true 24 hour and not a GMT so only two times zones and in keeping with the original Felsa models the date wheel has red numbering. New out of the box and not worn, the watch has lost 2 seconds in 24 hours which seems OK, let's see what it settles down at. The strap is reasonable quality padded stitched leather with a signed gunmetal grey buckle, the strap will be taken off and stored and replaced with an unpadded camel grain leather strap which unfortunately doesn't have a gunmetal grey buckle so I will probably swap them over. The box is well appointed and came with instructions etc. So what about the quality? After all Invicta etc etc .... In my opinion the quality is as good as anything the modern Glycine company has produced pre-Invicta The concept of a 40 mm vintage? I asked Glycine several times about making a 38 mm or 40 mm version, I always felt the 42mm version was too big and while still a very nice watch the 36 mm version is a bit small, glad they got around to it eventually! Glycine do other watches in the vintage Airman range including a 40 mm limited edition with the 1960's dial and an uncoated stainless steel case and an Airman 36 mm "No. 1" which is the spitting image of the 60's Airman. Invicta seem to have dictated the strategy of focusing on Airman and Combat lines and Glycine have done a good job at creating a good range of contemporary and vintage inspired models. If you have an iconic watch with the heritage of the Airman it makes sense. Some pictures, light wasn't great so tweaked a bit with software
  28. 4 points
    https://www.christopherward.com/sale?vip&utm_campaign=89600_WK15- Sale Preview THURSDAY&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Christopher Ward Limited&dm_i=5P8Z,1X4W,HBYQY,78M6,1 these tend to sell fast, and I have just ordered my first CW, a bronze diver
  29. 3 points
    Suspect this may be in their sale later today ? '595 Air' recently available for under £300... 5.95mm deep... Widely respected Peseux/ETA 7001 calibre movement... Have you considered vintage ? The bulk of my collection consists of vintage hand winders, from JB... to AVIA... Not forgetting the original hand winder... Happy hunting!
  30. 3 points
  31. 3 points
    Just arrived at 8.00am, (arrived makes it sound glamorous, it was dumped at the door- thanks Menzies!) My first G-Shock, the GA-2100-1AER, the 'CasiOak', decided not to go for the much sought after 'triple black' or 'blackout' version in favour of one which is legible. I can't believe some of these watches are changing hands (or wrists) for upto £250 online, just be patient, it's a £100 watch. So 'CasiOak' or Classy- Shock, or something else. I'm glad this was my first G-Shock because it scratches a G-Shock itch, and it's probably as big a G-Shock as I would want to wear. Yes I know it's a bad photo, I only do bad photographs, it's my super power
  32. 2 points
    Members who have been on here for some time may remember that 15 years or so ago I had a large collection of vintage and contemporary Glycine watches - from memory I had five original vintage Airman with different dial and movement combinations, vintage Airman SST, two quartz models from the time watchmaker Werner Siegrist kept the Airman name alive, at various times I also owned an Airman 46, Airman 42 and various Incursore, Lagunare and Combat watches. A bit OCD perhaps I did get a lot of pleasure rescuing old vintage Airman watches and having them restored by Werner, I just wish I had kept at least one. I also worked with a guy from the Netherlands to help drive counterfeits off the market and gave him some modest assistance when he wrote a book on the Airman (some of my old watches are in the book). In 2016 Glycine was taken over by Invicta after having lost its way and initially it looked like the brand was being redesigned in the style of Invicta. Now it seems that Invicta's input is in marketing strategy and distribution. I had a look at the Glycine website and they have reduced their collection to two lines i.e. the Airman and the Combat. For the Airman they have a contemporary collection of 40 models based around the Airman 42 and Airman 46, an Airwoman's collection of five models (a bit too "Invicta" for me), and a vintage collection of 16 models in 36mm, 40mm and 42mm. The vintage line looks very well done in my opinion and they have kept a number of "purist" 24 hour as well as GMT versions. In the Combat line they have 73 variations of the Combat Sub (yes 73!!), a Classic collection of 31 models and a Vintage Classic collection of 3 models. I think Invicta's strategy on focusing on two popular lines is correct even though I think it is a shame the Lagunare and Incursore have gone. 40mm Airman Vintage purist version Airman 42 purist version Combat Sub (one of many versions) To finish the story I found a reasonably priced new model Airman Vintage 40mm and ordered it ..... for old times sake
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  34. 2 points
    Super chuffed with the NOS Bulova expanding bracelet. Ebay seller was theflashdeal. It was a little tarnished but local watch guy polished gently with rouge (?) Looks like new. My dad & grandad would be very pleased.
  35. 2 points
    I've quite a few hand wound watches... from a small Smiths military up to 6498s and of course speedies which tend to be at the larger end of the scale... It really depends on what you want the watch for, dress or sports?
  36. 2 points
    Just ordered this... https://www.christopherward.com/motorsport/c65-am-gt-limited-edition/C65-41QCC1-S00K0-VC.html
  37. 2 points
    Ive just ordered this https://www.christopherward.com/sale/c60-trident-bronze-pro-600/S60-43ADA2-B00B0-VT.html
  38. 2 points
    Leaving aside the vintage, based on what you said earlier, here are a couple: Stowa Marine Original Blue LE with Unitas 6498 movement Nomos Orion 38 with Alpha movement Oh, go on, one vintage. Eterna handwound with Eterna 12801 movement (now known as ETA 2801)
  39. 2 points
    Going to be used, O & W XXL. 44mm, Unitas 6497.
  40. 2 points
    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.
  41. 2 points
    Looks the OP isn't that interested afterall. Funny that
  42. 2 points
  43. 2 points
    And FFS; please don't ask for... "lume shot" "how many +/- seconds it is a day" …. And yes, it wears a little smaller than you'd expect
  44. 1 point
    I’m after a hand wind watch,just sold the Hamilton khaki as 38 mm is a bit small on my 20 cm wrist.Stowa is top of my list at present. Pictures of your handcrankers would be very much appreciated.
  45. 1 point
    I do like that bronze Trident, dear Laughing gravy, and it seems that you got the last one - it is now deemed to be out of stock.
  46. 1 point
    Birth year Bulova 1961 A good year
  47. 1 point
    Interestingly, on Breitling's UK (GB) website if you just go through the drop-down 'The Collections' menu the Colt is currently not shown. However, if you select the 'All The Watches' the Colt is shown with 18 variants. I get the feeling (and it's no more than that) that the Colt may be being discontinued, but existing stock remains available? It may be part of Georges Kern's slimming down and revamps of lines and collections? But the reception in the boutique sounds rather 'off'. @Laughing gravy if it were me I'd give Breitling UK in London a call (020 7660 8879) and let them know about the experience and see if you can get a definitive answer on the Colt.
  48. 1 point
    Is this the one you want? https://www.beaverbrooks.co.uk/0113598/Breitling-Chronomat-Colt-41-Automatic-Mens-Watch/p
  49. 1 point
    So, even more interestingly, I started looking into chronometers because I felt I should have one for 'technology corner', since the first quarter of the 20th century was full of innovation for the wrist-watch lover, and accuracy, of course, was key to popularising them - pocket watches typically have greater accuracy (on account of the larger balance having more inertia and giving a more stable rate), and movements in competition are graded according to size, like the classes in boxing I guess - a good big 'un will always beat a good little 'un. So here is today's interesting bit - Zenith won lots of competitions after Ephrem Jobin figured out how to squeeze a bigger balance into a small movement in 1948, see here: https://monochrome-watches.com/case-study-chronometer-zenith-calibre-135/ , but Rolex had already been seeking to achieve the same thing with their 'super-balance' , after the introduction of which, I have read, they dropped the 'prima', extra prima' and 'ultra prima' versions of their Hunter movements and produced just the one (most excellent) grade. The super-balance moved some of the balance material further away from the staff by having the adjusting screws 'let in' to pockets, giving a longer lever arm and radius of gyration. It's a long time since I did structural mechanics but there is a good blog here: https://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/myrolexpage.php#superbalance (incidentally, on the same page is a picture of a 13 ligne Aegler Rebberg movement, precursor to the Hunter, which is similar to the one in the watch I did eventually buy, for technology corner). And the REALLY interesting bit is, that although Canadian 'Rolexes' are a bit unfashionable, and many had 'Rolex watch company' movements (ie Rolex 59, which was basically an FHF movement), some DID have Aegler movements, DID have the Superbalance, and WERE timed to six positions! Now this is before the Zenith 135 started to steal the show for accuracy, but if you have a 'technology corner', a tight budget, and a space for a high accuracy movement, the Rolex Wellington 'Observatory Watch' is a fine specimen. There are white dial versions around but I like this one, I love the way the seconds track is separately graduated! I also love the fact that this is from the era before Rolex (in a kind of George Best moment) lost their way and became the undisputed heavyweight champion of the wristwatch wearing 'world'. HAGD p.s. for the member of the forum too young to remember George Best, there is an apocryphal tale that, upon delivering champagne to George's hotel room, where he was ensconced with Miss World and his winnings from the casino, the waiter asked, "Bestie, where did it all go wrong?" p.p.s he played most of his football for a club in the First Division of England & Wales.
  50. 1 point
    I stumbled across them via a magazine article a while back. The chap himself is American, watches made in Hong Kong, but they are shipped from Germany. And arrive in a nice watch roll which fits inside the black plastic tube as in my photo.
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