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  1. Oyster Perpetual Date from 1960 and hairdryer from 2016
    21 points
  2. Morning... ALPINIST Cal: 6R15, 23 jewel.
    20 points
  3. Greetings watch fans! A vintage 'Swissonic' by Creation today!
    18 points
  4. 18 points
  5. Morning, starting with this one:
    17 points
  6. Happy Wednesday all. Some lovely pieces on display to brighten up a grey rainy morning. Thanks It’s the RLT 69 for me today Cheers
    17 points
  7. Vintage Ingersoll 5903 diver today
    17 points
  8. Morning Just back from weekly shop to ASDA, nice bright morning, wearing Orient 'Neo 70's Panda' Solar Chrono WV0041TX (Cal: Seiko V175) today.
    16 points
  9. Testing green Nato today
    15 points
  10. Back on site for the day, something to teach those Panerai whippersnappers a thing or two ... HAGD
    15 points
  11. Morning, Today it’ll be this 34.5mm Normandia, re-awakened after its annual snooze. Maker unrecorded in Mikrolisk, but it sounds French, was bought from France, and runs on a seldom-seen French 17j Lorsa 651. So taking a wild guess, I’d say this one was made in France. Probably. Regards.
    13 points
  12. Meistersinger today
    13 points
  13. 13 points
  14. Captain Moon Phase today. 40mm stainless. Zenith Elite 691 automatic.
    10 points
  15. Good morning This for the morning as I'm not too bothered about seeing the exact time or the date. [emoji16] I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17] Well maybe the odd one or two. [emoji16]
    9 points
  16. Swapped the BM for the OM. Day 3 of 5 in the Calibration Lab. Love a Monster Like Like Like
    7 points
  17. I`ve been rather busy so far today so didn`t manage to post, anyway, I put these on when I got up.... NEWMARK 6BB CHRONOGRAPH (SEIKO cal. VK64 quartz. Meca Quartz) & PULSAR PJN29-X91 (cal.V675-X063) & I have just swapped over to these... Seagull Chinese Airforce 1963 & Model 0437, cal. ST-19 20 Jewels ( & if anyone is interested- the camera is a Seagull DF)
    6 points
  18. A bug-eyed Accurist for me today. Doing interviews tomorrow. How many candidates will "check out" my unusual looking watch and should I give them extra marks if they do?
    6 points
  19. I soooooo want to flaunt today so I am going to wear a Rolex, I want to make a statement even though I clearly don't know what I like. Let's see, how about a 1960 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date? That's really flaunty don't you think @MrBrown ? Sadly for your theory men tend to look at my 34C cups not my watch p.s. I also own Seiko, Poljot, Casio, Omega, Hamilton, Tressa, West End Watch Co, Tudor and CWC but obviously I only wear these when I don't want to flaunt
    6 points
  20. To all members. It is with great pleasure to share my experience and offer support whenever i can. However (haha) Sometimes when a member gets stuck I offer to look at the item for them or perhaps when their watches need general servicing. This is such a friendly platform that we forget that there are over 40,000 members (approx). Some members just pop there problem watch in a box and send for my attention. Unfortunately forgetting to identify themselves. I presently have over one hundred watches in my workshop, from local people, jewellers, Antique dealers and forum Members. Could I ther
    5 points
  21. Why would I want to impress anyone?
    5 points
  22. My last pair... ETERNA AIRFORCE III,SWISS MADE, Valjoux cal.7750, 25 Jewels & Полет Авиатор хронограф, кал.3133, 23 КАМНЯ, Сделано в России (Poljot Aviator Chronograph, cal.3133, 23 Jewels, Made In Russia)
    4 points
  23. Such a beautiful watch when it is taken off that hideous leather strap that Seiko put it on. A watch with a dial, and hands to die for! I know the 6R15 movement gets quite a bit of bad press, but I have five or so watches with that movement and found it a pretty solid. Thanks for sharing I can always rely on you to show me a watch I have never heard of. Thanks for sharing. I have a soft spot for old Rolex watches from the 1960's... and modern hairdryers
    4 points
  24. I had one of these Ingenieurs, a very fine watch which had evolved from the classic Gerald Genta designed Ingenieur of the 1970's, it also had an in-house movement. IWC abandoned this concept and rolled out a very bland range of new Ingenieur watches with Sellita movements, is that the action of a superior watchmaker? The reason I no longer have this watch is that it had a bracelet clasp which wasn't very secure for the weight of the watch, it had the unnerving habit of springing open, a design fault which I doubt Rolex would have made.
    4 points
  25. IWC is the more niche collectors choice, but the Rolex will always be a Rolex and easier to sell on if required. What can let IWC down is the base movements are often a pretty standard Valjoux 7750. If I were paying IWC money for a basic £400 cam switched and too chunky movement i would be disappointed. I know, because I did 20 years ago.
    4 points
  26. Are you going to surprise us all and buy a watch?
    3 points
  27. Do they come wrapped up in these? £4.95 a pack from ebay
    3 points
  28. Hans Wilsdorf was not a watchmaker, he bought from various movement makers, and case manufacturers to produce a product to market. He was a marketing man not unlike Steve Jobs, another man who didn't make or design anything, but he knew how to make people want what he had to sell. Rolex bought movements from Aegler, Zenith for almost all of their history, so any innovation was very much initiated by other companies which Rolex were happy to take the credit for. They didn't buy Aegler until 2004, so for over 100 years any movement innovations were down to Aegler et al. The Daytona use
    3 points
  29. You should have sent it back to Watchshop for a full refund or replacement, not to Tissot for repairs. If something is "not fit for purpose" they have to replace it or fully refund you, that is a legal requirement as far as I know. Your contract is with Watchshop as they are the seller, and they are responsible for putting it right. Don't be fobbed off, you have paid for a new watch and that is what you should end up with, not a repaired one.
    3 points
  30. Another G-Shock today, Carbon Core again but less metal on this one compared to yesterday's:
    3 points
  31. The evolution of IWC Aquatimer - an example of today's IWC design problem - I was told they were configuring their designs to appeal to the far east market, perhaps? The original Aquatimer from 1967 a design classic Aquatimer 2000 a stunning watch with great innovations but calling it an Aquatimer was a mistake Aquatimer IW354805 - from the early 2000's great design and a nod to the original model Then the wheels start to come off in the late 2000's with the IW354805 And today's offering £5k for an ET
    3 points
  32. ...and in a similar vein...
    3 points
  33. Hi Unable to determine the maker but the bold Roman numerals are indicative of a Railway timekeeper. Also, believe the hands are not original & have been replaced at some point.
    3 points
  34. I can understand that.
    2 points
  35. Er.... what's wrong with that...?
    2 points
  36. Why is Rolex always used as a benchmark in these types of discussions ? Quite often company "x" will be quoted as "going to be giving Rolex a run for their money" but it doesn't happen, because they never have the matchmaking clout, or a business model to match.
    2 points
  37. That's a shame. According to the Mikrolisk trademark database, "Regulateur" was used by several watch manufacturers, of which Baumgartner Freres (Swiss) and Pétolat Freres & Anguenot (French) look to me like the most likely candidates, but seeing the movement would help. Third from left on 6 picture panel on this site shows a "Regulateur Francais" from Pétolat, and you can probably find them with a google image search to compare. http://patrimoine.bourgognefranchecomte.fr/connaitre-le-patrimoine/les-ressources-documentaires/acces-aux-dossiers-dinventaire/etude/3e81f4e6-f1b8-4de5-
    2 points
  38. IWC have upped their game in terms of movements and now offer several in-house calibres - however many of their watches still use third party movements. I also think they have lost their way somewhat with their current designs - I have never liked the Portugieser range, the Portofino range isn't up to much and the Portofino automatic could be nice if they tried harder with the dial but even so it is a lot to pay for a watch with a Sellita SW300-1 movement. The DaVinci range, again the design is not appealing, the base automatics are horrible and contain the Sellita SW300-1 movement. They
    2 points
  39. Carrying a Smith's Empire in a rubber shroud and an Eimco rocker-shovel fob
    2 points
  40. 1 point
  41. Thats true, but IWC also produces in-house calibers but unless they specifically say that it is an in-house movement, you can bet that it is something else such as ETA (i.e the famous Valjoux movement) or Sellita made it (for the most part). I dont feel there is anything wrong with using ébauche calibers. After all most watchmakers do…but a certain amount of prestige is attributed to watchmakers that can do everything in-house. So that In mind when I made this post was the Iwc with theire on movements and not the third parties(i should have been more clear) after all you can buy an hamilton wi
    1 point
  42. Morning... 1940's MOVADO ERMETO. Silver cased with laquered slides.
    1 point
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