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  1. Morning Mido 'Multifort' {Cal 80. (base ETA C07.621 - ETA 2836.2)}
    20 points
  2. Well its not very summery here today! On with the L.L.D. today though.
    17 points
  3. Just fitted a new bracelet pin to a friends sea master , so just giving it a little try. Got a really nice feel and weight to it , might have to add one to the wish list
    16 points
  4. Longines Weems Navigation Watch (even though it doesn't has a weems bezel) 1988, only made available to people on swissair flights
    13 points
  5. 13 points
  6. Lassale (Seiko) 5A54-023A. February 1991 Another i should have kept. Mesh looks good.
    13 points
  7. My vintage 1960s Vitessa this morning .
    13 points
  8. Starting off double O.... ORIENT STAR, WZ0311PF, cal.597 21 Jewels & OMEGA Railmaster CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER, cal.2403 27 Jewels
    12 points
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  10. Morning, Happily, another annual outing for this own-label job from Daniel Thomson’s clock and watchmaker’s shop on Dunfermline High Street which traded from 1884 until 1974. This one will date from the 1950s and runs on a 17j AS/ST 1802/3. Regards.
    12 points
  11. 1986 Sekonda thereabouts - bought it back then because it had an alarm to wake me up for lectures, but it would be too high pitched for me to hear now even if it still worked! It had an Ion plated strap that lasted about as long as the proverbial prawn sandwich, and played O Tannenbaum, but now I just think of it as my Bo Derek watch, after that famous party ... HAGD!
    11 points
  12. This Casio Rangeman has to be a lead contender in my summer collection!
    11 points
  13. Samsung gear s2 and still playing around with different watch faces
    11 points
  14. Did someone say summer...cant even see the sea so change to something that crosses the sports daily wearer breach. In the form of the oyster equipped SARB...100m w/r and bracelet that is....why would anyone think this brute was a dress watch. The Lassale is that....this? Its like a mega cheap Aqua Terra. With maybe 70 percent of the quality removed. Not bad. Just to clarify...not this version of Oyster (r). I dont want anyone getting the monk on.
    10 points
  15. Hi all Been thinking of getting a King Khaki in Qtz for a while now, Second hand prices seem to be close to the new price so I found a new one with £85 knocked off and ordered it today! It's the 40mm version with brown 20mm leather strap, Should get it by wednesday next week, Paid £258.75 posted Cheers, John
    9 points
  16. 8 points
  17. Vintage Seiko 6602-8040. A nice, clean manual wind watch that I got years ago.
    8 points
  18. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    8 points
  19. 8 points
  20. Allaine with 21J hand winding Felsa 465N, 32mm chromed case and black shield logo. Looks 1950s to me, except that style of wordmark wasn't registered till 1960.
    7 points
  21. My first swap... BULOVA 98A186 & 96B258 Special Edition Lunar Pilots Chronographs
    6 points
  22. Quick change ... Still grim out there. Oh, and still the 17th, apparently!
    5 points
  23. Forget that going to the Moon malarkey that was a con job, I’m going to the boozer @Nigelp “Trainers” not pumps and the LV
    4 points
  24. Tough to call, a lot of retailers will have taken on debt to get through this or seen their cash reserves dwindle. They need their margin to improve from when they went to sale to repay or recoup what the last few months has cost them. If there’s a second wave or the economy doesn’t stabilise and show signs of improvement a lot of people will be battening down the hatches and not purchasing big ticket items or non essentials. The whole economy is a fine balancing act.
    4 points
  25. Depends on the brand. watches are going the same way as horses and internal combustion cars. Normal quartz watches/ low end brands will decrease in price, I see the likes of Omega, Rolex and other luxury brands increasing in price. going back to comparing to horses/ IC cars. Horses used to be your work horse....now they are seen as a hobby/ luxury item. I see mechanical watches going the same way....you’ll have a good chunk of people happy to use a smart watch with the mechanical watches like Omega, Rolex etc being a luxury item/ hobby horse rather than a work hor
    3 points
  26. It is the wife’s watch actually,and that was the excuse she used to get a dishwasher
    3 points
  27. for me everything i acually want to buy inc the watches i want has gone up!! deano
    2 points
  28. If the Covid continues, yes prices will go down ;)
    2 points
  29. If I may add my recently acquired Snow Star to the topic, Honour.... Very happy with this timepiece!
    2 points
  30. Marketing, service, and price will all play its part. Retailers will know what they have to shift, and at what margin to cover their overheads. Here's an example of what happened to me this week. I called a couple of local AD's regarding the availability of a watch I'm after. First one; "oh I'm sorry, Mr ********* isn't in today can you call back tomorrow", got the same over the next couple of day's and gave up. Second AD; we're expecting that model in early August, if you'd like to leave your contact details, we'll set one aside, and call you as soon as they are available. Easy to see who is
    2 points
  31. I have just discovered another watch-related reference to the name, "Koha" in Companies House information: A private limited company under the Nature of Business section, "95250 - Repair of watches, clocks & jewellery", is currently active under the title, "Ora Watch UK Ltd" in Rose Street, Wokingham, Berkshire. This firm was incorporated on 22 May 2013, at which time it was called, "Koha (UK) Ltd". The Koha name was dropped on 10 July 2013. The director of the business is a British watchmaker named Shuajb Berisha (b.1967) who was appointed at the date of incorporation. I am not
    2 points
  32. The higher unemployment goes and the longer it sticks at a high level, the bigger the drag on overall demand. No one yet knows what permanent damage or change the lockdown will cause, nor whether demand at certain watch price points will be affected more than others, but there will be some sort of impact. It could equally go the other way. RRPs rise for the reasons you suggest. But unemployment continues to climb. Overall watch demand drops through the floor as a result as a significant proportion of consumers focus spending on essentials. ADs closing stores could actually
    2 points
  33. It swings and round abouts, different sectors benefit in different economic environments. For example my company works with long term unemployed, NEETS and those facing or have been made redundant, this sector is seeing funding being pumped into it, and as @Nick67+1 those who are seeing disposal income dropping won’t be buying big ticket items, so do you go high and make your margins on those who can afford it or go low and hope bulk sales work, I would go high but I’m not in those sectors so easy to say. I feel for those in the trades at the moment especially the smaller firms who f
    2 points
  34. Bsa twins were smooth, at least mine were. A Gold Star is a 500 single, now that is a "vibrator". I had one of clocks, and never knew it was destined for a motorcycle. I gave it to a friend, and it now adorns the dash of a vintage Renault.
    2 points
  35. @Always"watching" I read this a while ago and found it interesting, but came back to it today having done some digging about for my own purposes. Very interesting about the origins of the family and the airbrushed sister. I looked for the Accurist trademark registration on the gov.uk site and found the one currently owned by Time Products. It says it was originally registered 2nd Feb 1942, so possibly they were starting to put their plans into place even earlier than 1945. I also looked in the Swiss commercial records and found "Accurist" registered in October 1949 by Lawrence Seder &
    2 points
  36. Seems like the perfect excuse to tell the Men'sahib that you'll no longer be helping with the washing up . . . . .
    2 points
  37. NOT NOW & chanpions to boot
    1 point
  38. Taking my daily exercise around the graveyard, not a living soul to be seen. Peace from sweaty slavering joggers and pavement cyclists.
    1 point
  39. I have been meaning to write a substantial history of Accurist for the Forum for some time, and I produced a draft topic almost ready for posting. Then for some inexplicable reason, I lost confidence in what I had written and shelved the text, with a view to perhaps returning to it at a later date. What sparked me to return to the Accurist story was, strangely enough, a specialist work on another, totally unrelated, subject. The authors of this book had technically excused themselves from criticism of minor inaccuracies and lack of perfection by declaring that the book was “Draft 2.2” of a wor
    1 point
  40. Different model, but I've had my Hamilton for a few years now and it wears so well.
    1 point
  41. Funny old day today weather! Quite humid, but one minute dull, then the next a bit sunny! So on with the Oris 65 today then.
    1 point
  42. I would ask the jeweller or maybe ask a Watchmaker. Will it be pressure tested before and after? Pay peanuts you will get a monkey.
    1 point
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