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  1. Morning... OMEGA De VillE prestige. Cal: Co-axial 2500, 29 jewel.
    19 points
  2. Morning Dreyfuss & Co '1925 Collection' DGB00148/01 (Cal: Sellita SW 200-1)
    18 points
  3. 17 points
  4. Good afternoon Omikron cal.Unitas 6376 21J
    15 points
  5. For today..... the elusive 50/50. Roy engraved the rotor and box for my wife for my 60th..
    14 points
  6. 14 points
  7. Morning, This one today, running on the 13j ESA 9154 transistorised movement. Regards.
    14 points
  8. Seiko Arctura this morning . HAGWE
    14 points
  9. Timex Camper today. Always used to buy one of these for my friends children as their first watch.
    14 points
  10. Morning (just!) watch groovers. This lovely Limit of Switzerland for me today, courtesy of our very own @Tazmo61
    13 points
  11. Good morning I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17]
    13 points
  12. Today will feature a watch generously donated to me by one of our stalwart members, Dave @Davey P, a respected forum friend and favourite. Dave kindly gave me this watch when he offered it up as a find in a random box of several others that came his way around Christmas time last year. A true gentleman, and, I hope, what this forum is all about. All it needed was a new battery, and a bit of TLC to remove some very insignificant swirlies to the acrylic crystal and SS bracelet. This watch is now one of my favourites. Thanks, Dave! It's the Casio 1922-A220 'Futurist' Illuminator. This one has a negative display, but is still easy to read in daylight. The backlight at night is green. The main feature of this watch is that it has a vibrating alarm, which alerts you via....well....vibrating on your wrist. Just make sure you keep it on when you go to bed... Night vision... Multiple adjustments on the clasp...about an inch (25mm). Reminds me of this...the watch that James Coburn wore in the film 'Our Man Flint'....not sure about the 'Apple' tag, though.....'Apple' hadn't even been thought of when this film was made...
    12 points
  13. First ever Hammy and it's a lovely little thing, hand winder...
    12 points
  14. I`m starting off in the black... SEIKO SNZJ67K1 cal. 7S36C 23 Jewels & BULOVA 98A186 SPECIAL EDITION LUNAR PILOT CHRONOGRAPH
    12 points
  15. Seagull 1963 for a dog walk and reflex in the woods. Stay safe folks.
    12 points
  16. An old watch. HAGD
    12 points
  17. The big boy today: 2020-07-10_08-30-43 by mcridland, on Flickr Mark
    12 points
  18. 12 points
  19. One of my enduring absolute favourites today . ., .
    11 points
  20. Mate, you are easily pleased! But I'm really glad you like it, and thanks for the kind words, that means a lot to me I fancied a change from my usual TW Steel / Casio Edifice regulars today, so I'm giving this lovely Fossil a bit of wrist time: Bought from the Fossil Outlet in Austria while I was out there "working". Just a simple no-date 3 hander, but sometimes less is more, and I really like this one
    10 points
  21. My longest serving watch – 6 years and counting Have a good, hopefully sunny, weekend TWF I love the cracking fire wood in this
    9 points
  22. Some of my favourite things... Coffee, my Speakers, Ulysse Nardin and Friday
    9 points
  23. Nice one and fair play Dave Friday at last .. still with this g shock .. on a Nato !! What will they think of next keep safe all Look at that colour that is awesome Really miss my hummer.. not as wonderful as yours but still a hummer beautiful
    7 points
  24. My first resin G- Shock (I have a steel) I'm liking it enough to start to start buying more... plus my wife has also taken a fancy to it! Light and comfy, it disappears on the wrist. All I have to do now is watch a few videos to set the thing.
    6 points
  25. I started the day with a Lunar Pilot plus one & I`m finishing it off with another.... BULOVA 96B258 Special Edition Lunar Pilot Chronograph & OMEGA Speedmaster PROFESSIONAL 3570.50.00, cal.1861 18 Jewels
    6 points
  26. I just found out after a year that one of mine has a "find your phone" function.
    5 points
  27. Evening change for a stroll and a chance to catch the sun. I got very excited at the prospect of buying an expensive shiny shark mesh bracelet for this watch, until I found out that I would have to snip through the unwanted links one by one with a pair of rusty side snips from my Late Great Uncle Arch's toolbox. So I bought a cheap one. Have fun and stay safe. J
    5 points
  28. Over to these now... PARNIS Militare 51 Chronographs (Japanese [Miyota] quartz movements)
    4 points
  29. People are going to start sharpening the pitchforks when I mention this one... but here goes The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. I went into the AD to buy this watch as I have admired the look, and the history of this watch for ages. Look at it what's not to love??? but I put it on and....nothing, no fizz, no tingle, no nothing. There will be people that can't understand why my wrist didn't like this watch, and I am one of those people that doesn't understand why my wrist doesn't like this watch. Do I need to start running?
    3 points
  30. Paul Newman Daytona, all versions. Their dials are a jarring mix of design styles, cursive and angular, with inconsistent fonts.... whatever the market demand, aesthetically I find them a failure. Owned this for a short while, never loved it and sold it after a couple of years. Interesting to see that Rolex UK themselves refer to it on the paperwork here as "Paul Newman dial" rather than "exotic," which was their traditional name. H
    3 points
  31. 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
    3 points
  32. 15 years or so years now, I’m still surprised both it and myself are still alive.
    2 points
  33. Hands look great on that, really legible. Enjoy!
    2 points
  34. Two notable ones for me, and unusually, both Seikos. The first was the limited edition 'Blue Lagoon' Samurai...I didn't like the hands, and the whole thing was very underwhelming. I might have kept this one if it'd had the original Samurai style hands. The second was a stainless steel baby tuna, which I had wanted for ages, but when it arrived, once again I didn't like the handset, and it looked too much like all the other tunas. Not sure why Seiko insist on using that awful large arrow hour hand on their ProSpex models. Both were flipped within hours of arriving.
    2 points
  35. I like the strap you have put on it , Lou , the watch looks fantastic .
    2 points
  36. Move along folks , nothing to see here , Rolex intend to launch more unavailable watches ( unless you visit your AD, buy somethings else they show you and then bend over, relax and exhale )
    2 points
  37. There will be bugger all new stuff they will slap a ceramic bezel/put a new dial on something and the rabid mob will flock to put their name on the magic list to obtain one. [emoji12] I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17]
    2 points
  38. Return of the polar explorer? Or the oyster quartz? Or will it be a slight tweak, such as a different colour dial? Brown dial sub anyone?
    2 points
  39. I dropped on a Gold plated Bambino on the sales corner in here! It was everything I wanted in a dress watch! (Thanks Rob!) John
    2 points
  40. Only have Russian hand winding. The first two unfortunately have solid steel case backs so no pick of the movements, but they are the same movement as the Strela. Sturmanskie 'Ocean' Chronograph Special Edition 3133-1981599 (Cal: Poljot 3133) Poljot 'Aviator I' Chronograph (Cal: Poljot 3133) Strela 'Officer' Chronograph OF38CYGS (Cal: Poljot P3133) Poljot 'Journey' Chronograph 2801 (Cal: Poljot 31681)
    2 points
  41. The garden flowers continue to bloom... Candytuft, Iberis sp. Yellow Delosperma. More ornamental toadflax, Linaria sp. Wild viola. Hibiscus 'Blue Bird'. 'Blue Chiffon' 'Woodbridge' 'Hamabo'
    2 points
  42. I was reading a Forum thread about Sackville watches and came across a member with the username, "Mikrolisk." I see that he has not been active on the Forum since 2013 but I notice that his posts seem to indicate that he might be connected with the eponymous go-to index of watch trade names/marks. Is this the case, and is Mikrolisk still actively adding information to its directory? I would have thought that the number of revelations from active Forum members concerning the identification of watches and watch brands in recent years could usefully be added in to the Mikrolisk directory.
    1 point
  43. Many, including the moonwalk (i prefer the reduced) Rolex day date and Daytona Longines 1967 Chronograph - too shiny and too bulky Tudor heritage chronograph- too bulky Longines legend diver - looks great but the lugs are too long Almost all new Bulova watches Seiko Presage enamel limited edition - no fizz in the trousers here. But others have positively surprised me. Ebel watches, VC Overseas and the AP Royal Oak. Piaget are outstanding and in the more reserved designs excellent VFM. Seiko SARB, Seagull 1963 chronographs, older Certina, rolex polar explorer, American pocket watches from Waltham and Elgin
    1 point
  44. I am using an obfuscated bridge on a virtual machine, and I'm going to keep the door unlocked just incase I need to make a run for it
    1 point
  45. I closed my Lloyds bank account a month ago after that sort of horsesh1t.... They contacted me to ask "why?"... I explained because you can not provide me with the service I require. They then said : "well you can do it all online". To which I said ( wait for it , wait for it ..... ) "Then why do I need to use a high street bank and pay charges to support your overheads, I am moving my business account to an online only offering". "Oh" They said. pathetic.
    1 point
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