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  1. Vintage NOS Glashutte SPEZICHRON HiBeat Automatic
    18 points
  2. It's got to be the new Precisionist for me today: Not sure if this one will be a keeper yet. After wearing it for most of yesterday it seems a bit top-heavy, and needs to be fastened quite tightly to stop it turning on the wrist. Might just be a question of getting used to how it wears. Shame if it has to go, because it does look bloody awesome. I'm sure I'd get my money back if I do move it on anyway, these are selling on ebay for a lot more than I paid, so not a complete disaster if it becomes a catch and release..........
    13 points
  3. 12 points
  4. Morning, working through my Russian chronos - this will be going away soon, must remind my watch repairer not to repaint any hands ... Funny how one changes, there was a time I would have wanted to replace the hands, or at least touch up the hour hand.
    11 points
  5. Navigator today. Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
    11 points
  6. Changed over to my vintage Zenith Defy 300m cal 2552PC circa 4th quarter 1969 Photo taken just now.
    11 points
  7. Morning. Another one from the box of French obscurities today with this Dollar with its 15j FE 233-68. Mikrolisk records two French makers as having had a “Dollar” brand, but as neither of them are the correct fit for today’s effort, its origins are still unknown to me. Regards.
    11 points
  8. Rescued DW-6630B G Shock today.... From this... To this...
    11 points
  9. As fest said to start late is to start early. Or was it to be up late is to be up early. Yes you are right it is too early. I will start again at a semsible time. Because today im really wearing a different watch. This reminds me of the sort of style that most staid gents on the Clapham Omnibus, would wear. I can see him now infront of my, with pinstripe and bowler, going to some miserable civil service job in Whitehall (or is it White Hall). A sort of Monty Python life of brian clone. I think this is the perfect vintage city gents watch. Very small c Conservative, however li
    10 points
  10. Morning not much good about it. I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17] Well maybe the odd one or two. [emoji16]
    10 points
  11. Not working today so this Adding pics ok from phone (still can't edit size) but failing from surface pro... Anyhoo thanks to JoT for the fix on t'uther thread.
    9 points
  12. Change into work wear. Zelos 'Lunar Frost' Horizons field watch.
    9 points
  13. Morning Vostok Europe 'N1 Rocket' (Cal: 6S21)
    9 points
  14. 9 points
  15. Thanks @WRENCHI am a big fan, unfortunately with age a lot seem end up being over polished and end up looking like a bar of soap, (like the one below) They are getting harder to find in original condition.
    8 points
  16. Blimey is it that time...looks like grandad @BondandBigM is in bed Jon and the mods... Twin again I loved the 1980s and this watch is pure 1980s...who paid 3 grand for a seiko quartz just because it ran at plus a few seconds a year? Unless it was 1980...
    7 points
  17. It`s still grey out there... Accurist Clerkenwell 1946 & RUHLA 91203M, MADE IN GERMANY, Ronda Cal.5030.D
    6 points
  18. Does anyone remember when a big, warm, glowing globe, used to appear in the sky? PARNIS, Seagull cal.ST 3621, 17 Jewels
    6 points
  19. Well I don't believe in GADA watches: if I was in my DJ and glanced down to see a dive watch on my wrist, I would think I was wearing the wrong jacket - my own is a bit long in the sleeves since I appear to have started shrinking, and my watch no longer peeks out. And if I was in my wetsuit at 200m depth and glanced down to see a gold 2-hander strapped to my wrist I would assume someone had slipped me LSD, since I rarely swim, and always keep my head above the water. But I do believe in a watch that goes most places and does most things, my Tag 6000 is one, but we won't mention that, as
    5 points
  20. Nigel`s post has inspired me for my last swaps to remind us all what a warm sunny day looks like... PROXIMA SM, SBBN017, SEIKO cal.NH35A, 24 Jewels & SAN MARTIN MM, SEIKO cal. NH36, 24 Jewels
    5 points
  21. Morning all, awaiting online interview in order to keep job !! So on with this one so I’m not late !! Have a good one
    5 points
  22. Well some people select a watch in the morning, I always put the 'old' watch away at night, and put my 'new' one on straight away, whether I am going to work or going to bed. And of course I like to celebrate that, if I am up at midnight, well, it's like Christmas every day when you have a watch collection! Religious people celebrate midnight mass, I celebrate the changing of the watch, in a ceremony I call the Neuchawrist!
    5 points
  23. A few of mine .. quite reasonably priced
    4 points
  24. Its been ok in Rhos on Sea today....for a change. It seems to have rained every day since october began.
    4 points
  25. 3 kinds of gmt (discounting world timers) 1) Those like the Vostok above and original Rolex GMT master where the normal hour and minute hands are linked to a 24 hour hand. Then a 24 hour rotating bezel allows a 2nd time zone to be set by aligning the bezel with the current time in that time zone in 24 hour time. 2) Office GMT. This is the majority of the GMT's out there. This allows the normal hour and minute hands to be adjusted as normal (movement stops / hacks while adjusting) and the 24 hour hand can be skipped forwards (sometimes backwards) to match a distant time zone without h
    4 points
  26. You made a WRUW thread at 12.20am? Guess I’ll be making one for Thursday and Friday later today then. Hell I’ll make one for everyday next week [emoji849]
    4 points
  27. Well, my plans to reduce the collection were coming along nicely, with 8 sold in the past week so far. But then the inevitable happened, and I couldn't help myself........... This one has been on my radar for a few years, and when a couple of them came up on ebay I just had to pull the trigger. Ladies and gentlemen, I present for your viewing pleasure... the mighty Bulova Precisionist 98B166: It's a pretty big lump of metal, at around 45mm, and quite heavy as well, but it sit's nicely on my 7.5" wrist. My photo hasn't really captured the finish very well, so you can't see the carbon
    3 points
  28. If it helps, I can send you a few pics tomorrow from the sunny East of England - You're welcome mate
    3 points
  29. Well the first of the Ferranti Bakelite alarms arrived today........About an hours tinkering (the hour hand was bent down and fouling the dial and the minute hand up and rubbing on the glass.....) and cleaning saw it up and running perfectly, with the exception that the alarm goes off about 1hour and 45minutes before the time indicated on the setting knob on the back. This should be easily rectified by removing the hands and replacing them in sync with the alarm setting knob but that can be a job for another day. Currently just letting it run next to the Art Deco one.... Incidently t
    3 points
  30. For larger/higher powered Bins, You'll most likely need a weighted parallelogram so that you can get comfy!, Like the one below! I have a couple of larger bins for staring at the sky but not really used them as I don't have the above bit of kit, Also, I prefer a telescope too! Here's a Celestron Skymaster 25x70, These are actually light enough to be comfy hand holding but the 25x makes it hard to actually hold them still, The smaller ones for scale are normal Nikon Monarch 8x42.. This is an old Swallow 15x80, Lovely and clear! I paid £35 for each set, The Swa
    3 points
  31. We had an appearance from the globe today, although it was big and glowing, it certainly wasn't warm.
    2 points
  32. I think it would look good on a proper canvas strap.
    2 points
  33. It overcompensates for sure! It has almost 5mm depth.
    2 points
  34. Thanks I think it well .. plastering sorted .. floor tiles being done .well half the house anyway.. long story... then kitchen next week ..looking all positive thanks for asking Thanks mate .. and good news for the extension
    2 points
  35. Christopher Ward who use respected Swiss Sellita movements in their automatic watches quote a daily tolerance of +/- 20 seconds per 24 hours, so that would mean at the limit of the stated tolerance a potential loss/gain of 1 minute every three days, or 2 minutes and 20 seconds over the course of a week. I have other mechanical watches where the daily stated tolerance is -20 to +40 seconds per 24 hours. If you are accustomed to the timekeeping of a quartz watch, this may seem odd/unacceptable, but nothing to worry about.
    2 points
  36. 2 points
  37. As an eleven-year-old in 1963 my father took me to Morris's, a wholesaler in Sunderland, where he bought two watches, both Rones. The first was a twenty-one jewel automatic watch with a sweep second hand and date, and which he kept for himself. The second was a seventeen-jewel with the second hand in its own dial, cutting through the '6': this was my reward for passing my eleven plus (OK, doing well enough in the tests to get to grammar school - the argument was that you didn't pass the eleven-plus, your results simply directed you to the correct type of secondary education establishment). I t
    2 points
  38. At least we got tat out of the way. Unless you buy your shirts ready to wear, I am afraid the bezel is likely to snag awfully on your cuff, and a matching green Tux will not get past my doorman. He might let you in with a black dial Zenith rainbow, but NOT THE CHRONOGRAPH!
    2 points
  39. Im 27 and started driving in 2010, so unfortunately I've missed the opportunity to own some of these beauties... Sadly, most likely never will now with the way things are going with prices and the impending demise of the ICE. But anyway... 2004 Renault Clio 1.2 Mk4 Golf 1.4 Mk2 Golf GTi 16v (still own this one) Mk4 Golf GTi 1.8T 2002 BMW E46 330ci Clubsport (loved this car in the lovely Estoril blue, slightly lighter than the current Estoril they use) 1993 Toyota Soarer V8 (sounded nuts, pure JDM import cool factor [emoji41] and the amount of tech in there was ridiculous for the time)
    2 points
  40. These are the two GMT’s I have. Automatic but not an independent GMT hand Independent GMT hand but quartz
    2 points
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