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  1. 11 points
  2. Morning, This TUDOR today, hallmarked for London, 1959 and running on a 17j calibre origimally derived from an ETA 1096. It had been sold to my watchmaker for the gold value who, instead of consigning it to the pot, fitted a new mainspring, serviced it and asked if I might want it. Mindful of his sensitive nature (yeah, right!) it would have been rude to decline. Regards.
    10 points
  3. Bulova Accutron Snorkel too for work. Just realised the date is a day out
    10 points
  4. New in Orient KIng diver 70 Anniversary ...it’s a big un
    8 points
  5. Seiko SKX007, one of my favourite watches in my collection, and the best lume!
    8 points
  6. On with some blues... PARNIS,Seagull cal.3600,17 Jewels & BULOVA 96B209 ACCUTRON II SNORKEL
    6 points
  7. I’ve neglected this one for way too long.
    6 points
  8. 6 points
  9. Morning Early start, morning shopping trip to Asda, followed by coffee & a catch up in the garden with a mate haven't seen for a few months, no doubt an in depth discussion of the new football season starting next week. Gevril 'Wall Street' (Cal: ETA 2824)
    6 points
  10. I`m still feeling blue, so it`s.... CITIZEN BN0151-L Eco-Drive, cal.E163 & PROXIMA SM,SBBNO17, SEIKO cal.NH35A 24 Jewels
    5 points
  11. Been my favourite for a few years, recent £500 service at Sinn.....came back with a box containing a large number of changed parts. Although not certified, Sinn have adjusted it to well within COSC limits.
    5 points
  12. 1914 trench watch - before the advent of celluloid crystals. HAGD
    5 points
  13. Back to proper watches for me I could not get on with the samsung gear so sold it on Sunday. Pulsar automatic today
    5 points
  14. Casio GW-3500B G Shock Gravity Defier/Aviator.
    5 points
  15. Finishing off my blues with these.... Poljot OKEAH (OCEAN,`Komanderskie VMF`) cal.3133 23 Jewels & ORIENT CE58001B (slide-rule watch), cal. 469 21 Jewels.. & here`s a couple of shots to show how blue they really are... Btw, despite appearances the Okeah`s strap is actually the same colour as the Orient`s
    4 points
  16. If you’d been driving instead of posting - you could have walked to Sheffield and back by now!
    4 points
  17. Don’t tell me....her pink squirting elephant is bigger than yours? that’s always the problem with mail order Thai brides....
    3 points
  18. Another day for the excellent new incoming, courtesy of @Iceblue
    3 points
  19. It really is much better to physically try them on. In photos, I find watches always look bigger wearing than they actually are.. Ive asked for pics of watches on peoples wrists before...to try and "guage" how they would look like on my wrist.. I.M.H.O. photos, never give a real reading of how they would"wear" on your own wrist.
    3 points
  20. Sorry, cant't immediately give you the maker, but the movement is an FE 233-68 or similar, which pretty much nails the watch as of French manufacture. Regards.
    2 points
  21. I picked this old 6309-7040 up yesterday from the drawer, The hands can't be set but it had stopped at 4.35, It was 4.30 when I picked it up so I gave it five mins then started shaking it!! Had it on since as it actually runs ok!.. I should really get it sent in for repair!!, I've two of these watches, Both have problems and I also have two 6309 movements with the crown at 4, I may have a go at swapping them over!! John
    2 points
  22. I know a Lady who plays that game, but she costs £200 per hour.
    2 points
  23. On a completely different note John, I see from your avatar You have an MG Midget.....Snap, this one has sadly been languishing in my garage for about 10 years now......(1972 RWA)
    2 points
  24. Try them on. Sometimes the dial size can be very misleading....,lug to lug and lug shape can be far more important. Case in point the new Breitling Superocean Heritage has a dial size of 42mm but a small lug to lug of 46mm which slopes down so while It has a large diameter it will fit on a small wrist. Most 42mm watches are 50mm+ lug to lug
    2 points
  25. @Igerswis is quite correct...a simple light box makes a lot of difference. I have two, a larger one (about an 18" cube) that folds into a sort of briefcase that also holds all the tripod lights and various stands, and a smaller, simple one (about a foot cube), made of plastic sheet and with a usb powered led strip in the top of it. It just unfolds and poppers together. To take pics in either, the phone or tablet is mounted on a tripod via an appropriate adaptor. Small light box (I don't have any pics of the large one) Tablet mounted on tripod. The sort of pics you can get w
    2 points
  26. Just wanted to say a massive thanks to the Ice Man @Iceblue for sending me this lovely Swiss Legend watch, absolutely free, gratis, and for nothing: I've used an existing old photo, because I had already owned this one previously I gave it away in a prize draw a while ago, and I happened to mention it recently. The Ice Man noticed my comment, and kindly returned it to me I'm wearing it today, and it's just as awesome as I remember it to be. Timekeeping is particularly accurate on this one, and it's a solid and well made piece of kit that sits nicely on the wrist. It's got a scr
    2 points
  27. Bought this new 1993, not too common these days. Think its an ETA movement
    2 points
  28. You might use those insulting terms but please don’t insinuate that I do. But to show there are no hard feelings, here’s a gift: https://www.dictionary.com/ Back on topic, I bought an old Record drill press from a local school a few years back when they were updating equipment. I often see old stuff like this at roups up here too.
    1 point
  29. I have one, fully working. They seem to have a few issues if not cared for, and if the bracelet is short then avoid them as you can't extent the bracelet. https://www.birthyearwatches.com/product/1981-omega-equinoxe-reverso-with-instruction-book/ I don't usually link to my own website, but there is all sorts of information there about this model I researched and I am not typing it all out again
    1 point
  30. Can’t afford them new, plus it didn’t work out when I ordered my wife
    1 point
  31. Have you heard of online shopping? It's where you buy stuff from the internet to try on at home. You get 14 days to make your mind up as well. Genius!
    1 point
  32. That doesn’t look small at all, thank you
    1 point
  33. The SKX doesn't have the crystal clamp ring like the 7548/6309.....
    1 point
  34. Not quite, you have to remove the bezel, then the crystal is retained by a clamp ring which has to be (carefully) removed, then the crystal can be pushed out from the inside, having first removed the movement. Replacement is as shown HERE
    1 point
  35. 1 point
  36. Yeah, gotta say I'm struggling with the concept of equating damage on my watches with fond memories [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
    1 point
  37. I've lived in and around where I am for the best part of 40 years, and I still find new and exiting places to go ! There's a beautiful wild life pond behind those reeds, and full off interesting stuff.
    1 point
  38. Same crystal as the 6309-7040 and 6309-729#........readily available......... or you could fit a Crystal Times sapphire one..... My 7548-700F was a 'bit' rougher, when I got it...... Looks wearable now......
    1 point
  39. When I worked at Williams they bought used lathes and Mills rather than new as the quality was just better. And that was 25 years ago!
    1 point
  40. There are so many factors involved in the value of an item and how its price is defined. It is not like Breitling just produce a watch that costs them pennies and decides lets throw a large number on it. For all their faults Brietling is a thorough tester of its watches, they are tested at 8g in multiple positions, the finishing and quality control is pretty good etc, it all adds to the number they put on their watch at the end. Some watch manufacturers are doing a heap by hand, that can make the watch expensive in a way that cannot be seen, a man working needs to be paid but the prod
    1 point
  41. A busy day so only time for one change... NEWMARK 6BB CHRONOGRAPH (SEIKO cal. VK64 quartz. Meca Quartz) & PULSAR PJN29-X91 (cal.V675-X063)
    1 point
  42. Have a look at SCHEPPACH and SKIL. Scheppach used to do a 550 watt. Worth checking the origin of manufacture.
    1 point
  43. Hi all, number three in this style I’m a sucker for Timex it has to be said.. Again new what to expect and live it to bits, will join the other two GMT’s
    1 point
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