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  1. Morning Rado 'Captain Cook' {Cal: C07.611(Base ETA 2824-2)}
    26 points
  2. Morning... 1952 TISSOT 'Bumper'. Cal: 28.5-21, 17 jewel.
    21 points
  3. Sport Evo Pano . . . . .
    21 points
  4. Good morning all [emoji41] This arrived back Tuesday from where ever Grand Seiko go to be repaired. Bought the 2nd January sent off in March. Happy to have it back. I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17] Well maybe the odd one or two. [emoji16]
    20 points
  5. Morning all, Have a good day.
    19 points
  6. Bronze with black shark strap.
    19 points
  7. Vintage Zenith Defy automatic, cal 2572PC, circa 1976 Where were you that hot summer? And a song from the same year
    17 points
  8. My vintage 1960s Limit of Switzerland this morning (FHF 96)
    17 points
  9. Happy almost-weekend everyone. Today I shall be weighing myself down with the Glycine Stratoforte 7750 Cheers
    16 points
  10. Morning, Today this Orefa, probably from the 1950s. At first glance it would appear to be French-made but with only two brand attributions, either Dreffa (Swiss) or Henzi & Pfaff (German), the former would seem to have been the most likely candidate. The base calibre is a French hand-winding Lorsa 237B, on to which their chunky self-winding module was bolted and the whole contraption then secured in place by a wire spring movement holder. A bit Heath Robinson-ish and, all in all, something of a rarity this one. Regards.
    14 points
  11. Have a amazing Friday everbody I’m being guarded by one off the watch dogs today with the citizen eco
    14 points
  12. This vintage Sicura diver landed today, the hour hands have been changed but the 2nd hand is original. I think it a good looking watch and it wears well.
    13 points
  13. Helvetia Britannia today (1964)
    13 points
  14. 12 points
  15. 12 points
  16. 12 points
  17. Hi, noticed the date was wrong, but the pics I took after changing it weren't as good, so here we go: Strela 3133 reissue. Shockproof, WR, Sapphire crystal being the main technical upgrades from the Cal. 3017 Strela. Based on Valjoux 17j 7734, after that production line was bought by Moscow. HAGD
    12 points
  18. This post is inspired by something said yesterday by @Daveyboyz -- "You make the astute observation that I am fond of the (Swiss) old guard. Its because my tastes were formed 20 years ago in the retail sector of Bond Street.... before these new wave of upstarts had any clout". ................................................... I don’t think my German orientation is because I have a particular affinity with Gemany (though I do admit to liking the place and (most of) the people). I think it is much more that my serious watch collecting began only in 2017, and that therefore my "conditioning" is very different from Davey's. ................................................. As I have researched, and become more experienced (or, perhaps better, "less inexperienced") I have developed an unabashed predilection for relatively newly formed companies with pretensions to sit at (or close to) the table of haute horologie. Why? Because they have no laurels upon which to rest; no past glories in which to bask, and no market inertia to exploit. Necessarily, they have to build their reputations on the work they are doing right now -- and, with the benchmark set really quite high by the princes of La Suisse Romande and the certain knowledge that a reputation is easier to destroy than to build, they strive to make an excellent job of what they are doing right now. IMHO, some very fine watches are the result. To my simple mind, there are two reasons why quite a few exciting new manufactories have emerged over the last thirty years. The first is the gradual resurgence of popularity of mechanical watches following the “quartz crisis” -- a factor which applies to all watch-making countries. The second is the return of eastern Germany (traditionally the powerhouse of German watchmaking) to the capitalist system in 1990 -- obviously, this applies only to Germany. So, (at my current state of knowledge) the new companies I most admire are: - A Lange und Söhne -- 1990 (new company, old name) - Glashütte Original -- 1994 (not strictly new, but a rebirth and revolutionary reorientation after over 40 years as East German state-owned GUB) - F P Journe -- 1999 - D Dornblüth & Sohn -- 1999 - Lang & Heyne -- 2001 - H Moser & Cie -- 2002 (new company, old name) - Moritz Grossmann -- 2008 (new company, old name). [I also admire Nomos (1990, and the first new company to be established in Glashütte after the reunification) -- but don’t think its main focus is truly “haute”.] As you will see, largely because of the impact of the "fall of the wall" all but two of my list are German. This alone, I think, accounts for the preponderance of Germans in my collection. My aspiration is to own at least one example from each of these brands (eight pieces, or over 50% of my modest collection already come from them). Unfortunately though, Monsieur François-Paul Journe will probably forever be out of my reach -- so the weight of Germany in my collection is likely to increase. .............................................. Call it snobbery if you will, but I must also plead guilty to liking to be different -- so, the fact that the last five on my list are micro-brands (combined output probably only around 3000 pieces per year) makes them particularly appealing.
    11 points
  19. Morning all, Friday at last.. rather windy! another new one in .. on a waterproof strap last night and then onto a bracelet, although i think this might look better on a brown leather strap ? or a Zulu .. anyroad have a safe one
    11 points
  20. I had another pair lined up for starting the day but it`s absolutely pissing down outside & we have to do some shopping so these seemed to be a better idea... apeKS AP0406, 500m,SEIKO-Epson cal.VX42E apeKS AP040s-5, 1000m SEIKO-Epson cal.VX42E Oh well, as I`ve probably said before: it keeps the local Hydro-Electric scheme that my father worked on when I was born going which is why I can make this post
    10 points
  21. Cheers Roy. Don't know what's happened there, I'll try again:
    10 points
  22. Not worn this recent Casio Edifice much since it arrived, so that's a good enough reason to give it some wrist time today:
    10 points
  23. PRS-29A today for me on newly arrived A. F. 0210 strap. Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
    9 points
  24. My EMG Horizon - a real handsome ol' piece and one of my best watch buys!
    9 points
  25. Kicking the day off with this
    9 points
  26. The 'r' off imgur was missing!, I put the r in and googled it and it appeared!! That's a beautiful watch Alan I still have my latest purchase on that I bought from sales corner, Love it!! HAGWE John
    8 points
  27. Now wearing my Seiko SKX009
    8 points
  28. We`re just back from stocking up on supplies & I have swapped over to these... GLYCINE INCURSORE 3804 (200m) & 3762 (100m), Unitas 6497 17 Jewels
    8 points
  29. The lume was put under the hands to keep the watch hands looking original to the Swiss clock design. It also has a few more tricks :
    7 points
  30. Ok I am not sure if I like this watch yet but I decided to give it some wrist time this week. # Not sure about the brand either Jerome Lemars but so far the box it came in was pretty cool.
    5 points
  31. I have an apprentice at work you can have for free!
    5 points
  32. My last pair... КАПИТАН ПОДВОДНОЙ (ВОСТОК АМФИБИЯ) кал. 2416B 31 камень, Сделано в России (Captain Submarine [Vostok Amphibia], cal.2416B 31 Jewels. Made in Russia) & Амфибия, кал. 2416B 31 КАМНЯ, Сделано в России. Amphibia,cal.2416B 31 Jewels. Made in Russia)
    5 points
  33. Don't buy any, I have thousands, I'll send you a few if you are in the UK free of charge.
    4 points
  34. That's unusual. I went to Glasgow to buy a bicycle wheel and my wife made me buy this;
    3 points
  35. I believe sometimes we can over think the reasons for our purchase actions. Perhaps the main reason for your collection is you've got/bought what you like, and the country of origin is secondary. I had the same affliction for Italian motorcycles, and their associated problems.
    3 points
  36. I would suggest that a watch, or even a collection of watches, would not constitute an investment in my book, it would be speculation. Whatever you were to purchase, it would then have to sit in a safe, never to be worn. That really seems wrong to me, but perhaps that's just me.
    3 points
  37. Think any serious, honest horophile would attest to the above, the more knowledge I acquire the more I accept how little I knew! Such is the vastness, the subject of horology is impossible to absorb in totality, even if you had several lifetimes. We will all remain students (hopefully), IMHO. Certainly wouldn’t call it snobbery, & nothing to feel guilty about (if you do?) We, forum members, enter this wonderful addiction at varying stages of life & for varying reasons! Personally I found it a much welcome escape from the rigours, stress of business before I retired, & now fills much of my time helping like minded enthusiasts. Plus, you get opportunities to meet some wonderful like minded characters who are only to willing in sharing their knowledge & experiences. Good post, David.
    3 points
  38. 3 points
  39. I now have two boxes, one with modern and the other with vintage watches. Breguet didn't get ticked off my list and I am not sure whether to trade in the Speedy for a Type XX. Aside from this is there anythingbI am defficient in? I toyed with the idea of trading the two Rolexes and the tripledate for a Lange but feel like that would be too many eggs in one basket. Clues in my signature if there's any you don't recognise. I think I might settle and save for something other than a watch.
    2 points
  40. To me watches are no different from any other fashion, brands come and go in popularity. What's the shinning star today might not be in a couple of years. Some disappear, some stay the pace. As an investment watches are not something that that I'd stick a chunk of money into. Nice to have and if you're lucky you might make a few quid or break even but then again you might not.
    2 points
  41. Personally (and we’ve had the “most sought-after thread” recently) I think it’s brilliant to see collections that don’t necessarily follow the route of the herd. You and @Daveyboyz being a case in point. You two rogues have my favourite collections on either of the forums I inhabit (there is one on CWF that comes close). So I would say, in the immortal words of Graeme Edge: “Keep on thinking free!”
    2 points
  42. George Daniels. Next......
    2 points
  43. I've had a couple of Allaine's. Like the Wild West font they used on the dial!
    2 points
  44. Oh,yes. One of my dreams. Quite impressive as details and wrist presence. Amazing!
    2 points
  45. Touring Europe for a month, first time abroad and at times it was hotter at home in England than where we were! Happy days.
    2 points
  46. One definitive answer... believe me, I know...you're never done.... Until, perhaps, you reach my age....then time and its recording have no meaning. Watches become a thing of the past. In my declining years, I'm just happy to be here. No work to get up for, do what I like, when I like. Get up when it's light, go to bed when it's dark...the perfect scenario. Don't know why I didn't do this years ago. Oh yes...a mortgage.
    2 points
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