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  1. 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.
    21 points
  2. 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)
    17 points
  3. Morning... 1950's SILVANA triple date. Cal: AS1290, 17 jewel.
    17 points
  4. Ollech Wajs ID3066 automatic chronograph today.
    15 points
  5. 14 points
  6. PRS-25 Everest Expedition today. Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
    12 points
  7. Yet another crappy morning [emoji849] Blackbay Red ETA smiley face today. I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17]
    12 points
  8. 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.
    12 points
  9. Morning all . Wearing a Casio this morning .
    12 points
  10. 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
    11 points
  11. Almost thirteen minutes past an onion. And I have done my unlimited exercise for the day already! HAGD
    11 points
  12. 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)
    10 points
  13. Back to yellow, and one of my Casio GA-100s...
    10 points
  14. Tissot Marc Marquez edition:
    10 points
  15. C'mon weather, sort it out. It's like Burnley every day at the moment
    9 points
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  18. 8 points
  19. Sticking with Omega this afternoon...
    7 points
  20. This MM300 a like today. For the money, the quality is excellent 2020-07-09_03-08-59 by mcridland, on Flickr Mark
    7 points
  21. 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)
    6 points
  22. Went to parnis for the evening but the date on this needed bumping
    5 points
  23. Gshock AWG M100 1AER all day today for a wet and dreary day.
    5 points
  24. 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
    5 points
  25. 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
    4 points
  26. 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!
    3 points
  27. 3 points
  28. 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
    3 points
  29. 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
    2 points
  30. 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.
    2 points
  31. 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?
    2 points
  32. Just ordered this... https://www.christopherward.com/motorsport/c65-am-gt-limited-edition/C65-41QCC1-S00K0-VC.html
    2 points
  33. Ive just ordered this https://www.christopherward.com/sale/c60-trident-bronze-pro-600/S60-43ADA2-B00B0-VT.html
    2 points
  34. 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)
    2 points
  35. Going to be used, O & W XXL. 44mm, Unitas 6497.
    2 points
  36. 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.
    2 points
  37. Looks the OP isn't that interested afterall. Funny that
    2 points
  38. 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
    2 points
  39. I will kick off with a Doxa Sub5000T Sea Conqueror Caribbean The biggest and heaviest watches in the Doxa stable with a diameter of 45mm (48mm including crown), height of 15mm and a weight of 219g when sized for a 6.75 inch wrist, this makes it heavier than the T-Graph chronograph. Rated at 5000 feet water resistance it also comes with a helium release valve the first in the new Doxa line-up and the first since 1969 on the original Sub300T. Domed sapphire crystal which gives the dial nice depth and a modern look bracelet with a mixture of brushed an polished links, the bracelet is held together with screws rather than pins and collars as in earlier bracelets and is secured to the case with screw bars rather than spring bars. It's impressive and there is no doubt the revived Doxa company is turning out some good watches, I have owned a number of models and although I really disliked their start-up promotion strategy their customer service in the early days both have improved significantly and they now have a UK web site and a UK number for UK based customers.
    1 point
  40. 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.
    1 point
  41. Yes it is stamped in the case back but rather rubbed and only faint. You can make out the B at least in the picture I think
    1 point
  42. The Explorer 2 has been slowly growing on me over the last couple of years, I went with the Explorer (1) because I like the classic design but it is pretty hopeless as a real expedition watch without even having a date! If there is a revision of the Explorer 2 on the cards then I will definitely be looking forward to seeing what they do with it.
    1 point
  43. Currently set at 10k euro unless the business registers as a high value dealer. If planning on spending that much on a single item then it is probably worth contacting your card company in advance.
    1 point
  44. Very nice watch. Looks like we should have a Sackville club. No CLB anywhere on yours?
    1 point
  45. I'll join in with my 50th anniversary SUB 300 And the departed 1200T Searambler The 1200T was the smallest Doxa did at the time but it was always just the wrong side of comfortable. Then they announced the 50th Aniversary SUB 300 and all my Doxa dreams were answered. It has the same dimensions as the original 300 but with a COSC movement and box sapphire crystal. Perfect
    1 point
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