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  1. Well. as someone who is never on the forum very early, I didn't think I would ever get to start a WRUW thread. Apologies if I missed today's Omega today from '62
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  3. Longines Admiral 2307-1 Cal 506.
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  4. Morning, Today this 1950s German-made Vidar, the makers of which remain a matter of speculation and, mercy of mercies, I won’t bore you with details of how various “inconclusive conclusions” were reached The movement deserves a brief mention - a 17j Guba 1100SC by Gustav Bauer of Ellmendingen, near Pforzheim, and a calibre sufficiently rare for it not to have been known to any of the main archives. However, that has now been remedied on one of them. Regards.
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  5. Good morning all sunny and bright here today. I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17] Well maybe the odd one or two. [emoji16]
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  6. Morning Seiko SARB035 (Cal: 6R15) on this dull & wet morning.
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  7. Morning all.. hope it’s a lot drying today have a good one
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  8. One day closer to Friday
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  9. Tudor BB GMT I love this watch but I do think life is too short not to have a quick set date function......
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  10. Parnis Daytona. A very comfortable wear.
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  11. Well the CW one is... After twice previously attempting, & failing, to pick up one of these limited edition pieces (350 in total) I contacted Mike France asking could he help ? He very kindly, & generously, sourced number '000' for me, which arrived earlier today... CW65 AM GT LE. Cal: COSC certified 251.264, 27 jewel, Thermocompensated Meca-quartz. +/- 10 secs per year. W: 41mm woc, H: 12mm, L-L 47mm, WR: 150 meters. Unfortunately the deep red accents on the dial & strap appear more orange in my pic's They also supplied it on the Hybrid strap of my choice... Thanks to CW's quick release bracelets swapping the bracelet from my other C65 was a simple operation... The CW box, at least this one, is full!.... Big thank you to Mike France & Vallen at CW. Thanks for looking.
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  12. Beautiful Casio Edifice for me today: I've also got the same model with a blue dial and rose gold accents, and I probably should get rid of one... but.... well, just look at it, that has got "keeper" written all over it
    7 points
  13. Movado 246 calibre (Universal 42) 1965-71
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  14. Moving up to a larger pair now... STEINHART MARINE TIMER SWISS MADE (Unitas cal.6498,17 Jewels). & Reproduction Seikosha WWII Navy Aviator Chronometer (Seiko cal.7S26, 21 Jewels).
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  15. Citizen pro master today just in from @jmm1 only bought yesterday and arrived this morning, top man Put on a hirsh leather until I get around to sizing the bracelet
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  16. Starting off small... TIMEX MIDGET TW2R45100 & TW2R45000 Things will get bigger later culminating a new big un
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  17. Very late but still had this on, better hands a'comin' (someone obviously thought these 'were' 'better' hands). Enjoy what's left of it. went for a run, still breathing, can stand up. result! (ok so i only run if it's flat or downhill!)
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  18. It’s been the Seiko Atlas/Landshark again for me today. Old pic from a sunnier day.
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  19. So, I think we can all agree, the soul of a watch is in the battery - Problem solved
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  20. I love my Aquis but I have to agree you should never sell a watch you really like. Save up and get an Aquis too or buy via interest free credit.
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  21. Just wanted to update this thread and give massive thanks to kevkojak for getting the old girl back up and running. Cheers, Dan
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  22. This has been claimed for its next viewing by Alpha550t.
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  23. If I was looking to "invest", watches would not even cross my mind ... you B***ards on here have cost me a small fortune since I accidentally fell into this Venus Fly Trap that masquerades as a watch forum .....
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  24. The Vodolaz is 58mm excluding crown, 79 inc, & 23mm deep, the Parnis is 60mm excluding crown guard, 77mm inc & 24 mm deep. As you can imagine both are fecking heavy. As I`ve mentioned before - you don`t have to be an ape to wear them but it helps...... OOOOKKK!!!
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  25. Going even larger now... вмф CCCP 700M (Vodolaz Anchor-1, full lume dial), Vostok cal.2409 17 jewels & PARNIS MM, Seagull cal.3600 17 Jewels
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  26. I'm just saying you're wrong. Again. If you don't believe me, go ask your missus!
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  27. That looks great - congratulations!
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  28. I was delighted to find the original posting. I have my father's Audax Fortis wristwatch and have been trying to find out whatever I can about it. It is identical to the Audax Fortis illustrated as (pics from img1.etsystatic.com) with the same blue AR monogrammed case shown further down. I have always known my father wearing this watch and it would make sense that he must have bought it in the early 60s. It still runs and keeps good time despite not having been serviced for many, many years. Unfortunately, the rolled gold case is badly in need of restoration. The s/steel case back is marked in the centre FORTIS with a crown above and 6210 below. Around the edge the back reads "stainless steel back.swiss.waterproof.automatic.incabloc I have oten wondered if this wristwatch is worth restoration.
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  29. I used Replate It from Canada https://www.replateit.com/ I did look for somewhere in the UK but the prices were all high and reviews so-so, It cost $65 for a single coat and refinish and $35 for additional coats. I went for one as I will only be wearing it occasionally as it has to fit in with all my other Helvetias. Of course there is postage as well but it was still cheaper than anything else I was quoted. There are loads of good reviews about them and I can't fault the service or the result. It took a little while, about 3 months, but as it had been sat in a drawer waiting for about 2 years I thought it best just to send it off and forget about it and it would be a surprise when I got it back. I also got a chrome case that was too far gone to wear redone. I normally don't mind a bit of wear on a chrome case but this one would have just sat there forever so I thought it was worth an experiment. They obviously had to polish this one down to remove the pitting so it has softened the edges a bit but again I can't fault the finish. It is nickel with a rhodium finish as they don't do chrome.
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  30. My first watch was a Timex and I find it really hard to shake that association with childhood. I know they make some really good watches, but there's still something in my head saying "yeah, but for children". Totally irrational. Would counselling help?
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  31. Movado Futuramic Calibre 115 1951-59
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  32. My Longines Hydro is one Watch I would never sell. Time keeping is ok I suppose, it's lost 1 second over 3 days.
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  33. Change for me for the evening too, better than my first effort, at least some parts of this were original, like the back, the ring under the inner bezel, and the bracelet. HAGE J
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  34. My final pair.... OMEGA Speedmaster PROFESSIONAL 3570.50.00, cal.1861 18 Jewels & BULOVA 96B258 Special Edition Lunar Pilot Chronograph
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  35. My next pair.... OMEGA Railmaster, CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER, cal.2403 27 Jewels & ALPHA, cal.ST-16(?) 21 Jewels.
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  36. Ford model A roadster pickup built in 1928 but with a modern twist in the engine dept
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  37. New glass, new capacitor and an hour with a set of three Garryflex blocks, job done. If anyone wants capacitors doing then drop me a line, I've always got a drawer full, I still buy tons of kinetics and Solars.
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  38. Blancpain & Roger Smith spring to mind. Be prepared to wait though!
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  39. Well done! Great story and outcome! CW have just brought out a new C60 Chrono which has caught my eye so I get it completely.
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  40. Every watch is worth restoration. Let's face it, you are not planning to sell it, so the value is moot. A simple service exceeds the value of at least 20% of my watches, but I plan to do them all.
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  41. Congratulations Alan, great looking watch. Time to buy another watch box mate. Or tell Mrs Karrusel that Xmas is here soon!
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  42. A splendid addition to the collection,Alan . Looks good on the bracelet . Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  43. Well I finally got a quiet hour to watch this dvd. It’s a decent documentary and well worth a viewing, so if anyone else wants to see it I’ll happily send it on, as per John’s original idea. PM me your address or stick a note on the thread.
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  44. I remember my brother having a Timex watch in the 70’s the racing f1 I believe wish I kept it .. some of my others
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  46. The Pagani Design subs have a screw down crown. If you unscrew it anticlockwise (I think) it will pop out to the first position for hand winding. 2nd is date, 3rd is time.
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  47. Wow, that looks great! Thank you for remembering to post the pictures.
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