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  1. Morning Hamilton 'Jazzmaster Viewmatic' {Cal: H10 (base ETA C07.611 (2824-2))}
    15 points
  2. Seiko Mini Tuna today: One of the most uncomfortable watches in the collection. Going to see how I get on with it today before I decide to move it on. My 6.75” wrists are flat at the top and this has a curved case back and lugs which help it to rotate around the wrist instead of staying in one place.
    12 points
  3. On standby at home so, as it’s our 25th wedding anniversary, it has to be the Seagull 1963 the 710 got me a few weeks ago for the occasion.
    12 points
  4. This week's speculative punt, another Accurist Shockmaster. Having hacked a slice out of my thumb trying to get the back off, I was rewarded with a Peseux 7046, which Ranfft dates from 1968 and rates at 17 jewels, so I guess Accurist stuffed the extra 4 in to keep up their marketing USP. On a Di Modell Softina strap from UKWatchStraps, in place of the grotty gold bark Speidel bracelet it came on. I think this is a question of - "nice movement, shame about the face".
    10 points
  5. Decided to do a rotation of my watches wearing one a day
    9 points
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  8. Morning, Today it’ll be this steel-cased Garmex with its 17j Lorsa P62 and such a familiar-seeming name that research would be easy-peasy. Sadly not, as it’s a brand about which I could find almost no references, other than in an old publication in which Garmex Watches were listed amongst the members of the Watchmakers' Union of Besançon. So, almost certainly a short-lived brand of no consequence but whose dial I’ve always rather liked. Regards.
    8 points
  9. afternoon all, lovely sunny day again.. back with fashion watch
    7 points
  10. Lifting a couple of heavy lumps to start off... вмф CCCP 700M (Vodolaz Anchor-1, full lume dial), Vostok cal.2409 17 jewels PARNIS MM, Seagull cal.3600 17 Jewels
    7 points
  11. One more day for the new incoming Swiss Legend - A bit lazy, but at least I made the effort and took a new photo
    7 points
  12. After spending four days last week in the local hospital with a particularly bad chest infection / plurasy, including most of my birthday (lack of cake was annoying) this is the first watch on the wrist since coming home. G-Shock Gorillaz for hump day. Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
    6 points
  13. Quirky vintage Seiko quartz today, this 0903-5009 from August 1974..... A better picture of the dial..... Probably one of Seiko's earliest attempts at a 'Snowflake' dial, three years before the Grand Quartz sported it.....
    5 points
  14. Over to a lighter pair now... Reproduction Seikosha WWII Navy Aviator Chronometer (Seiko cal.7S26, 21 Jewels). & STEINHART MARINE TIMER SWISS MADE (Unitas cal.6498,17 Jewels).
    5 points
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  16. Downsizing with these now... TIMEX MIDGET TW2R5100 & TIMEX MIDGET TW2R45000
    3 points
  17. Hello.Looking forward to hearing more about the G344F Sky Chief chronograph (waterproof case).Many thanks .Max.I contacted Benrus Watch Company and this is what information I got from them.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------You have a beautiful variant of the Benrus Sky Chief there. While there are no specific records remaining, there were quite a few variants of the Sky Chief through its history (1940's-1960's). The original Sky Chief had a 35mm case with a Venus movement and typically came with a Black dial with
    2 points
  18. I would feel fine about that - And his near blind grandmother would have no trouble reading the time on most of my gigantic watches Only humorous horological memories I can think of are when I've bought a watch that looked MUCH bigger in the photos, and when it arrived... er.... well, see for yourself:
    2 points
  19. Yesterday we got as far as some very nice seafood in Newhaven We are back on for budget watch as her indoors weighed up a Rolex against a month in France - Les vacances dans le foreign won the day . Prolly split that between 2 breaks once this killer sniffle situation starts heading properly for the back burner... So could well just be a new eco drive and a few days at Loch Lomond in a few weeks time. The saga continues ...
    1 point
  20. Got a wee corner we want to turn into a shrubbery next, Want to see if we can get all year colour, Is there no end to this gardening mallarkey...
    1 point
  21. I should have put an extra zero on it! The watch she was struggling to read was an Omega apparently, so definitely good for it! "A watch only a blind person would buy." I'm over it now tho, obvs.
    1 point
  22. Triple the price - dem grans is well loaded man !
    1 point
  23. Superb pergola, chap...well done! Looks great!
    1 point
  24. A new (to me) Hibiscus syriacus variety to add to my collection This one is a hybrid called 'Walberton's Rose Moon', that has huge magenta flowers similar to Hibiscus rosa-chinensis. This one is, however, hardy in the UK.
    1 point
  25. Thanks everyone! Your help has been much appreciated. I feel confident in saying this is certainly a French watch and likely from the 1950s. I think I've probably reached a dead end on finding out any more for now but that's certainly more than I knew a few days ago. (I have another watch that I'm hoping to ask for your help in dating. A Smiths watch that was my grandfather's. I'll save that for another thread however.) Thanks all!
    1 point
  26. Having now looked at the pictures, my feeling is that this watch dates to the 1950s rather than the 1960s. As to the identity of the watch as a whole, I am as in the dark as my colleagues who have also posted on this thread; it would appear to probably be of French origin.
    1 point
  27. My boy, with his most serious expression.
    1 point
  28. Tell you what, I could not show that to my mum, we had a dog, Kim, who was an absolute double of pale one. He was a cross between a Blue Bedlington and a Poodle (I think), he was about knee high on an adult and an absolute bundle of joy. I,ll see if I can dig any pictures out, they are all olde worlde prints.
    1 point
  29. Sunset last night. https://flic.kr/p/2joMr1Z
    1 point
  30. Pretty cool watch and love the hands especially
    1 point
  31. Second hand would get you something accurate IF its not worn out. Check 3 phase ones cheaply available and motor swapping if you are up for that, you probably won't miss the grunt doing those kind of projects
    1 point
  32. Hi John I bought mine in 1999 and it had gone through a complete restoration about 5 years earlier. For a few years I used it as my everyday car and put about 35K miles on it, I should really recommission it and sell it, but as each year passes and as I'm now past 70, I don't seem to find the enthusiasm for it....
    1 point
  33. I was going on memory of a picture I could no longer see. @Balaton1109 is more likely on the right track.
    1 point
  34. You're welcome, and please excuse my typo - the movement should have read FE 233-60 or similar. The style of the numerals and hands suggest 1950s to me but these things are not an exact science as styles can "bleed" either side of any specific decade. Regards.
    1 point
  35. Pergola is up, finished and oiled (2 coats) Now gonna set to on the ropework, did a wee spot of whipping, first time since 1978. Not the best but I have got the wrong size twine, gonna stick with it though.
    1 point
  36. Hilarious, sadly yes, the shame I carry
    1 point
  37. Please don't use those sort of terms on the forum, Vinn. They are outdated, very insulting and unacceptable.
    1 point
  38. Can’t afford them new, plus it didn’t work out when I ordered my wife
    1 point
  39. I think the picture was deleted. Yesterday I could see it on my phone, today it's gone. As I recall, a pretty standard 60s dress watch, with just "Rallye" under the 12. And "Antichoc" above the 6. Dead end without more pictures.
    1 point
  40. Many contestants on Tipping Point are useless at timing the counter drop and reading the machine generally
    1 point
  41. A lot of those are just rebranded cheap rubbish and don't last five minutes, are there any auctions or machine tool dealers going on around your way where you could maybe pick up an older good quality item.
    1 point
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