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  1. Have a great weekend everyone, but please stay safe.
    16 points
  2. Morning... 1960 MIDO MULTIFORT superautomatic. Cal: 917R, 17 jewel.
    16 points
  3. It was my 50th on monday, and I received this rather lovely item:
    15 points
  4. Old yeller for me the night ... Cheers
    15 points
  5. I feel I need to give this one a rare outing...Rolex GMT.
    14 points
  6. Morning, A recent pick from the sawdust-filled tub labelled “Rotary Vintage Watches”, today’s effort was sold for spares with images provided of the dial and case back and…er…that’s it. On arrival it turned out to be a 35mm steel-cased jobbie running on a rather smart 17j AS 1900/01 as also found in the JLC Club, and with a power reserve of more than 55 hours, comfortably exceeding Ranfft’s estimate of 48. Simple and with blemishes, just like its new owner. Regards.
    14 points
  7. Going home today so looking forward to seeing the wife and putting this Seiko on
    14 points
  8. Mondaine FHF-ST 96 today.
    13 points
  9. 12 points
  10. Seiko 66 from 1961 for me this morning (old pic).
    11 points
  11. Morning Phoibos 'Wave Master' PY010B (Cal: NH35A)
    11 points
  12. 11 points
  13. Changed my mind. I’m going to wear this for a few days.
    10 points
  14. Trying a theme from another platform. It’s supposed to be shoes, fragrance and watch but I decided to add headgear and I work as it’s a lovely day to be out.
    10 points
  15. So it will be this till sunday, we are sneaking away to an unoffcial push bike meet over the weekend before lock down on monday, this is the first time out anywere this year and will prob be the last as well, so wish us luck deano
    9 points
  16. 9 points
  17. You`ll have seen the white dial before, it`s black dialed sibling is a new addition to my collection.... Pure Mecanique MARINE, Seagull Cal.3600, 17 Jewels
    9 points
  18. Trench watch on fleek. HAGWE
    7 points
  19. Hope you're all well. Would love a Citizen 8110 Bullhead, but came across this from Detroit Mint, a Mach Bullhead. I’m quite taken with it. Not expensive, but most of my watches aren’t. Satisfied the vintage Bullhead look with modern Citizen movement. Came with a nice watch roll, spring bar, and some extra spring bars. Got the bracelet at an additional cost as I always prefer to have a bracelet if there’s the option to. Standard it come on a Black Leather strap with is really nice and feels quite good quality. The underside is very soft. Take care, Cheers
    7 points
  20. Over to another white & black pairing.... WEST END WATCH Co. Sowar, 17 Jewels, SWISS MADE
    7 points
  21. Not sure my shoes, fragrance & watch are quite up to muster, but I’ll try owt once...
    7 points
  22. About 25 years ago in my late 20s I bought my first "luxury" watch , A Breitling Colt. It cost about £1300 back then and was £1100 more than I had ever spent. I just put it on and wore if for 7 years. Every day. It got a few marks and scratches but its a watch after all .... My advice is that if you are going to spend a lot of money on a watch , then wear the bloody thing ... My view may seem a bit laid back but in all honesty life is about living and dings and scratches are a part of the watches "life" .... so I say chill and enjoy .... what ever watch is on your wrist ..
    5 points
  23. Small, but perfectly formed, Casio Edifice for me today:
    5 points
  24. @chocko It's been a long time since I've seen that sign and the memorial! Used to live in Trefechan, amongst other locations but had friends that lived near the campus in Llanbadarn. Between the Gog and the Lion we were pretty set there! I used to frequent Anthony Motors quite a bit for parts for my clapped out Polo too. Almost made it back in a few weeks but the start haven't aligned This week I've been mostly French - worked out the discomfort I was experiencing is nothing to do with the strap and just a flare up of my ganglion and wrist strain so its back on steel (this is an old photo). Roll on a proper desk in the impending garden office. EDIT: Anyone else having issues with Flickr BB code? worked just fine as a 'share' link if people are also struggling
    5 points
  25. I should like to be open with the group - I have a bit of a problem when it comes to watches; I seem to keep buying them. Some are nice shiny, modern ones, which are lovely. But some are rather tired old ones. I like to think they have patina; which is good, right? But sometimes I get one which tests even my ability to look for the good. And I do like a bargain. If they are broken, or just ugly, they go in the drawer and I'll worry about them when I have time (or more likely, my heirs can shovel them into the skip). But this one, has got under my skin, and I don't really know what to do for the best, so I thought I'd ask the group. It is a Helvetia from, I believe, 1950. The vendor claimed it had only had one owner from new, her Great Uncle, who was a farmer from North of Inverness, overlooking the Moray Firth. The dial is why I bought it, I thought it was lovely. I've never seen a Helvetia quite like it (but I'm quietly confident @Carlos Fandango will have!). Here is a closer look at it: So, there are obviously some age spots, but that doesn't bother me. And the hour hand has rubbed in the past at one and five o'clock, but I can't see any problem now. Then there is brassing of the gold plating on the lugs, as shown below. Again, that doesn't bother me, the plate and the brass are so similar in tone. But then we turn it over. Oh! A third of the plating has rubbed off exposing a nasty alloy back. I reckon this farmer had skin like sandpaper. Now, I must be honest, the vendor clearly showed a picture of the back, but I may have been a bit optimistic about it! So what would the group do? Live with it (after a clean up, obviously)? Pop it into the drawer for the heirs? Get the case sandblasted and re-plated? Or something else? My inclination at the moment is to get it serviced and a new crown fitted, because it is a pig to wind as there is so little grip on the crown, and then live with it. Also, whilst I have your attention (and thank you for sticking with me so far): What is the name for this dial decoration? I thought before I received the watch it might be guilloche, but it seems to be some applied ripple effect. Sorry the photos don't really show it properly. What would you call these hands? I've looked up various references, but nothing quite like them. They seem to be between Leaf and Syringe, or perhaps a bit Spade like?
    4 points
  26. Bit late to the party …
    4 points
  27. To many stripes. Not enough stripes
    4 points
  28. This lovely Chronograph turned up this week from China. Spec: Brand Name: PHYLIDA Water Resistance Depth: 7ATM Clasp Type: Bracelet Clasp Movement: Mechanical Hand Wind Band Length: 20cm Case Material: STAINLESS STEEL Feature: Stop Watch Feature: luminous Feature: Chronograph Feature: Luminous Hands Model Number: SP-31 Band Width: 20mm Case Thickness: 14.5mm Dial Window Material Type: Sapphire Top Hat Crystal Dial Diameter: 40mm The Watch is heavily based on this fantastic Omega, and as an Omega collector I can really appreciate the design. It uses the well known ST19 handwind movement which is a clone of the Venus 175 movement. Handwinding is smooth and the hand setting has a nice resistance to it, the dial is nicely done but the lume is not great, its ok but not stellar. Top hat saphire crystal is stunning and suits this Watch very well indeed, the case is nicely machined and finished with no sharp edges and has a display back to show the movement in all it glorry The bracelet is pretty well made with solid end links and pins for link adjustment which is very easy, the clasp has a divers extension not sure why as I wouldn't take any chrono diving no matter what the water resistance, the end links do have some over hang which makes the lug to lug appear longer than it actually is which is a shame but not a major issue. Time keeping is excellent as you will see from some pictures, it does have a little beat error but does not warrant any adjstment. Any Problems? Yes one but it has been corrected When using the chronograph it would stop as the chrono seconds hand hit the 12 marker but not all the time, on investigation I discovered the the Detent spring was applying too much tension to the minute recorder wheel so I made a slight adjustment and all was well, but just to be sure i had the chrono running overnight and the following morning it was still running and keeping excellent time. (Pretty sure this is a one off) so just my luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could have sent it back but I observed that they were selling out so did not want to risk not geting a replacement and only my money back. An interesting thing to note about the brand name, there is an actress who is well established called Phyllida Law and is the mother of Emma Thompson, who would have thought? Would I buy another? Yes I would but buying from china you have to expect some QC issues probably 9 times out of ten your ok. Prices seem to be rising on these so if you want one get one now or wait for another sale. Pictures.
    3 points
  29. Even later to the party, nightshiftin.
    3 points
  30. One of my favourite watches is this VERY early (Aug 1972) Seiko 3803 quartz analogue that's new price, in 1972, was the equivalent of around £3,500 in 2020.....I bought it a few years ago, before they were seen as collectable, for £25. I still see it as a very expensive watch, worth far more to me than some mass produced £200 watch and you can keep your new 'poverty spec' £2K watches I'll stick with my vintage watches........ Incidently I picked this watch up today to wear and as I had to advance the date by one day, it would appear that I last wore it in July.......I checked the time it was showing against 'time.is' and it was only one second out.....been wearing it all day and still the same one second out.....
    3 points
  31. OXFAM or Sue Ryder ? Firstly, the hands are what I recognise as Obelisque style. The dial decoration appears to have been pressed with applied printing & indices. Depending on the type & condition of the movement (?) it may be worthwhile considering re-plating the case back? Or just simply applying a case back sticker, trimmed to cover the wear? Looks like the previous owner/wearer has worn it on a nato style one piece strap, IMO. Your call.
    3 points
  32. Still on with the digital Braun build quality is great and very light in the Wrist
    3 points
  33. Looks perfect, I've never heard of O&W but make up some historical waffle about it and tell me how it will turn me into a war hero, astronaut or deep sea diver and ill give you £2k for it!
    2 points
  34. I think just be carefull with it, first few weeks im forever checking for good timekeeping, scratches etc, when the fist light scratch/blemish appears its like lifting a weight off my shoulders. Price dosnt really concern me, not becasue im loaded, im not, basically i`ve thought about it for along time and done thorough research on it!
    2 points
  35. The Airman above is gunmetal grey PVD and after I bought it I was wondering if I shouldn't have got a plain stainless steel version. Don't get me wrong I really like the gunmetal grey but I am not a big fan of leather straps and finding a gunmetal grey bracelet was a problem. It was until I found a 22mm gunmetal mesh bracelet by Vincero being sold as an accessory to fit one of their watches. Took a chance and ordered it and very pleased with the result
    2 points
  36. As @WRENCH says, buy the one you like better. Just make sure it says Omega on the dial.
    2 points
  37. IMODIUM Is good! You’re welcome.
    2 points
  38. The Ford Mondeo was a good all rounder too. The trouble is that, like the Seamaster, they seemed to be everywhere. They're boringly ubiquitous. Show a bit of flair, imagination and individuality and get the Breitling.
    2 points
  39. Glyphosate is the most effective weed killer I ever used in a professional capacity. But be warned...spray on a calm day, especially near a lawn, because spray drift can be a problem if it's windy. Secondly, don't expect to see immediate results...the effects can take up to three weeks to show. But it does work. Re the breakdown...any solution that doesn't land on plants is broken down by soil microbes and rendered harmless. It can be sprayed around the stems/trunks of woody shrubs and trees with no detrimental effect on them.
    2 points
  40. Thank you, Goldilocks!
    1 point
  41. My dad has a butain blower on a long alloy stem and walked along the path setting fire to the weeds in the cracks
    1 point
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