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  1. As I mentioned in the oldies thread I have a wrist in each Sunday thread this morning... "TIMEX ORIGINAL" T2N393ZB (modern,quartz reproduction)
    13 points
  2. Same watch, now swapped onto the lovely personalised strap made for me by one of the guys on CWF.
    11 points
  3. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    11 points
  4. An early start as I`m too tired to wait "ServiceS" COMPETITOR & ONTIME, FOREIGN MADE (by Thiel Brothers., Thuringia, Germany,[unjeweled pin-pallet movements]) circa mid/late 1930s.
    9 points
  5. Morning, Today’s 33mm Services runs on a 5j Oris 291 which probably dates this “Windsor” model to sometime between the mid-1940s and the early 1950s. Regards.
    9 points
  6. Morning Seiko 'Perpetual Calendar' SPC129P1 (Cal: 7T86)
    9 points
  7. morning all, got this off Andy last week ive only had time to adjust the date setting .. looked up manual and gooogked it will attempt it next week to set.. the seconds starts up ok but stops but that’s just me poking.. my brain could not take it last week lol so will sort it out next week fingers crossed I think I may need to find a more suitable strap ?! have a good one all
    9 points
  8. I chose the watch to match my shirt but then decided I didn’t like the shirt.... I know it’s Sunday but I’m feeling irritable.
    8 points
  9. This today, one last wear before it goes on Flebay. 1950's Colant Supermatic 30 Jewel (Felsa 1560) Movement Rare? I think so, I've only ever seen one like it for sale on an antique website. Colant didn't last long, but produced some unusual models...the case on this one is bizarre/pretty/odd/unusual. Have a great Sundays guys! Yup, a bad photo, tough because a bad photo is what I'm good at.
    8 points
  10. I would have put the date at seven - I know traditionally it's at 3 so you can see it peeking from the cuff, but this is not going under a cuff anytime soon. Certainly not under the frayed cuffs .... But it's my favourite shirt. Thank goodness I'm not married, pretty sure I would have been having the 'Darling, have you seen my favourite shirt?' conversation by now, else. 'Oh, that old thing? I gave it to Tom and Jane to stuff a cushion for their dog's bed. I thought I told you?' 'Darling.'
    8 points
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  12. Seiko Connaisseur, bought in '81, survived getting smashed in a nightclub and languishing in a drawer for a decade thereafter. Seiko GP bracelet came from Russia Enjoy your Sunday. J
    8 points
  13. Morning all. 1915 English Coventry made H Williamson watch in a silver Dennison case. Along with Rotherham's one of very few English manufacturers large enough to survive the Swiss and American competition (for a while anyway) and make the transition to wristwatches. Gone by the early 20's I think, but some of their brands resurrected by Smiths. Note the 'guaranteed English' - they 'd earlier been caught passing off Swiss/English watches as all English.... Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
    7 points
  14. 1969 was a good year for Speedmasters
    7 points
  15. Just picked this up with its new battery. 18k Rotary. Hitting the markers too.
    6 points
  16. Back to a couple of Services now.. ServiceS 17 Jewels (circa mid/late 1950s) & COURT , SWISS MADE (circa late 1950s/early1960s?)
    6 points
  17. I have a wrist in each thread this morning... TIMEX (mechanical, circa 1976)
    6 points
  18. Seiko G757-4010 from 1980. This is basically the same watch that Roger Moore as 'James Bond' wore in the film 'Octopussy'...only the bezel surround is different. In normal time keeping mode...seconds are counted round the top L hand screen. In dual time zone mode...a set of 3 digital hands appear in the top L screen. In the pic below, they are tracking the time on the digital display below, but can be reset to track a second time zone. I might make a video of this watch and its functions as it's quite unique.
    6 points
  19. I thought I posted this earlier, but something went wrong. So it's the French Codhor (Cooperative d'Achats des Horlogers) from Maîche, with its 17J SEFEA 50. “Codhor, j'adhor!", apparently.
    5 points
  20. My last swaps.... Kirova, 16 jewels, 1st MWF Kirov, ("Made In Homeland" [USSR]) 1950s & Rodina, 22 jewels [automatic], 1st MWF Kirov, ("Made In Homeland" [USSR]), 1950s
    4 points
  21. I've always been interested in metal work & the result of this interest is that there's now a small hobby lathe (Warco mini lathe) sitting in my garage. I'm not really sure what I'm going to make on it but Youtube has turned up some interesting ideas & so far I've made a couple of scribers & a bomb (all in brass) whilst my attempt at making a spinning top (out of copper) was not a success. I've turned brass before (years ago on a Myford lathe we used to have at work) but never copper & it turns out to be a bit of a sod - tool angle & lubrication are important apparently (ar
    3 points
  22. I've never understood wearing a watch while it's for sale? Surely it risks the condition not being as described in the original ad? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shinola-Stainless-Steel-Sapphire-Chronograph-100m-WR-Leather-Rubber-straps/363114192215?hash=item548b4add57:g:1soAAOSwIDZfaIGV Anyway, Newmark for me on GGB strap…
    3 points
  23. Afternoon stroll with the woof woof and changed watch as well
    2 points
  24. You are spending way too much time looking at your watches. Most of the time if I check the time I can not even see the second/minute markers unless I hold the watch close to my face.
    2 points
  25. For my sins, I'm a turner for a living, so if anyone needs any advice just ask.
    2 points
  26. You'll have to buy a new watch to match the shirt !
    2 points
  27. Well to put it politely, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say.
    1 point
  28. As an addendum to the project above, I added a rail under the table which bears against the front stool and stops it slipping when applying pressure.
    1 point
  29. I've also done that, as well as taken them back to the shop.
    1 point
  30. And they haven't made it huge and spoiled it with a date windor either, like some of the other homages. The Vertex M100 is a worthy contender, but @40mm, it's a spoiler for me.
    1 point
  31. Mine is on the way from a trusted dealer I have worked with before in Italy. Manual wind, small seconds, exhibition case back, 44mm, black dial boxes all ticked and the added advantage of a Titanium case to reduce the weight (as @relaxer7 points out they can be large and heavy.)
    1 point
  32. It's something that affects many quartz watches regardless of price. It is annoying, but nothing to worry about.
    1 point
  33. Great thread, nice to see content like this. FWIW the seiko at the top of the post is the SNZH53, odd that you mention the fifty fathoms later on as this particular model is the base for a very popular "mod" known as the Fifty Five Fathoms. Worth a look on google images, they are a cool looking modification.
    1 point
  34. Broadening the scope a little from penknives, I also have this, a multi-tool set with a selection of 9 awls and screwdriver heads, any 5 of which can fit in the handle, along with a saw and hammer that screw onto the top. No identifying marks on any of it, just "Pat. applied for".
    1 point
  35. Hughes Noble firefighting branch used in the late 1960's, 1970's and into the 1980's, probably still a few on-the-run now here and there Maximum 1" aperture and the ability to have a spray at the same time, difficult to adjust under pressure though, the earlier versions were painted differently; red (port) on the spray control to indicate turn to left for on and green (starboard) on the jet control to indicate turn right for on. This later version was from when Hughes Engineering who made the original branches was sold I think to Galena Fire Engineering. I keep meaning to strip it down an
    1 point
  36. Just found these in the shed. I've had them 40 odd years and they weren't new when i got them
    1 point
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