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  1. It's been a while since I have worn this Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220R and had forgotten how comfortable it is, this model is driven by an ETA2824 has the Tudor rose logo on the dial and crown and only made for 4 years between 2012 and 2016.
    23 points
  2. Hope everyone's Friday goes well and to plan. Wearing my recently repaired Seiko turtle today.
    19 points
  3. built this yesterday,dial was trimmed down to suit the case,40mm case has a thick plexiglass,hands were relumed with superluminava C3,movement for a change is a seiko NH36, had a rummage and came up with the jubilee bracelet.HAGWEE.
    19 points
  4. Same again just so simple and comfortable. Bonus it runs at +3 secs per day.
    18 points
  5. The sun has returned! Heuer Autavia Jack Heuer Calibre 02
    16 points
  6. Morning, Today a Poljot auto, probably from around the late 1950s. This one has the 22j 2415A “Rodina” movement, seemingly Poljot’s first automatic calibre. Regards.
    16 points
  7. Can't believe I haven't worn this one yet this year. Leaving the house today (Tesco run) so pushing the boat out with this:
    14 points
  8. I wish they all could be California...... Happy Friday one and all!
    14 points
  9. This'll do for now.
    14 points
  10. Been wearing this one today
    12 points
  11. O & W this fine day.
    12 points
  12. I like this, solid bars at the lug, solid bar through the buckle, sapphire crystal, steel movement holder with rubber damping, new hands similar to their Holton Professional, fully brushed and all in scale on a Geckota contoured strap. One of those watches that makes you wonder why you need the other six, sixty, or six hundred! Have a good one. J
    12 points
  13. One of the cheapest watches I've ever bought is this Javelle, that I've now had nearly twenty-five years. In those days they were inexpensive but the cases were made in Germany and equipped with Japanese Miyota movements, rather than Chinese as they were later. Never serviced, just started up occasionally and stuck on my wrist, it's a substantial watch with a saphire crystal on the front and a see-through case back, and it still keeps going and keeps great time. At times, you have to wonder why we spend so much on some watches.
    12 points
  14. Morning Going with an Orient Chronograph for today.
    12 points
  15. I had to run upstairs and check mine was still on the shelf, I thought I was the only person with one of these. I Love mine and when lockdown is over it's going for a service as the crown won't screw down or work. Today I are mostly wearing..
    11 points
  16. Inelegantly named Codhor today, with its 17j SEFEA 50. It came with wire lugs soldered to the case, I think it may originally have been a pocket travel clock. Had to find a new case for it, one of my few successful tinkering escapades.
    11 points
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  18. Citizen 'Ecozilla' today. 9 oz of comfortable heft.
    11 points
  19. Good morning chap's
    11 points
  20. ORIENT M-FORCE CEX04001MO, cal.46G41 21 Jewels ORIENT M-FORCE CEX4001DO cal. 46G41 21 Jewels
    10 points
  21. a little solar exercise today The strap is way too tight and very plasticky, not a fan I have to say.
    10 points
  22. This big lump today.
    10 points
  23. An incoming earlier this week saw me go above my threshold of 12 and into the lower level of the watch box which I didnt really plan on doing Row two only ever housed my dads watch (the gold one) and a 1960s plastic that I cant give up but rarely gets worn. there two dont count amongst my rule of 12! I dont like having an un-full row so luckily I've got two kickstarter coming in the next few months to balance it up. Cant help looking at a special watche, a biggy ... a Bremont (maybe S501 or Broadarrow), a breitlinag superocean heritage (one of the limited editions) and the more I look at it, the more i love the Rolex explorer oyster perpetual Flipped a lot if watches this year and last, there has been more out than in but the number has now crept up. So this is me... for the time being! And yes, I love a vintage styled watch
    9 points
  24. The strap I ordered for this one came in the week & this got it's first days outing today: Think @Ullevi wins today though, those blue hands look superb.
    9 points
  25. Just arrived - I don't go for skeleton hands normally but these are to allow better scrutiny of the sub-dials. HangWin are suppliers of Miyota, Ronda and Sellita movements, this a rare foray into watch production. Now to Google how to set the centre seconds back to zero!
    9 points
  26. Late making the porridge this morning. Sodding arthritis kept me awake for much of the night.
    9 points
  27. & now... apeKS AP040s-5, 1000 METERS, SEIKO-Epson cal.VX42E & apeKS AP0406, 500M,SEIKO-Epson cal.VX42E
    8 points
  28. 1970s Jaquet-Droz, Valjoux 7734, 17 Jewels
    6 points
  29. CITIZEN BN0151-L Eco-Drive, cal.E163 & PROXIMA SM,SBBNO17, SEIKO cal.NH35A 24 Jewels
    5 points
  30. Thanks to mcb2007 I finally have my mitts on his black dial Seiko Caesar Kinetic. This marks my "completion" of the set! (all the other models long since sold, but at least I've had a go of them!) Here's a review I posted over on TZUK, I hope it formats ok here for copy/paste. The Seiko Caesar, the biggest Kinetic watch in the Seiko back catalogue. Seiko produced four models of the Caesar, all now very sought after; SNDA13 - 7t92-0JG0 - Black dial. Quartz chronograph. SNDA15 - 7t92-0JG0 - Yellow dial. Quartz chronograph. SKA383 - 5m62-0BR0 - Black dial. Kinetic diver. SKA385 - 5m62-0BR0 - Yellow dial. Kinetic diver. This was a weird range - a huge oversized diver released for a very limited time to limited markets (Japan, Thailand and North America, as far as I can ascertain). It came out in about 2006 when Seiko were trying to tempt the dive market with quirky models such as the original Yellow Monster, the Boss (or Big Boss) which was their oddly unpopular left-hander, and the weird, chunky looking Seiko Starfish. Nothing wrong with breaking the mould once in a while, I suppose, and this was definitely one of the forerunners from the "bigger is better" school of thought. The case is solid steel with quite crisp edges. The body of the case itself has a sharp bevel which gives it a reverse conical appearance, a shape which is followed by the bezel. The result is a case measuring an already respectable 41mm at its base but an enormous 46mm across the bezel. To counter the angle of the case the crown has had to be blown up in size lest it be lost in the gap between wrist and bezel, giving us an enormous steel crown (with sloped edges, copying the lines of the case) which protrudes 5mm from the side of the case. And because the crown has been oversized, the power reserve button has had to go the same way and pokes out almost as far.None of that is really an issue, I like oversized dive watches, but the shape of the crown and the fact that it sticks out so far means that it ends up digging into the back of my hand, resulting in a red dent after long periods of wear. The watch has a standard uni-directional 120 position bezel which due to its conical shape is very user friendly, it is easy to get a good grip of it even with gloves on. It is a really smart design, the only negative being that the insert is also tilted so modding on this watch is out of the question (in fact, I've never even seen a Seiko factory replacement for this model). Bezel text is the standard display of decompression times spread into ten minute increments and presented as silver text on a black background, but due to its depth this also has space for an inner display with the reverse pattern showing black minute markers on a silver background. Mineral crystal is the order of the day as far as a glass. Usually I would pull my face at that but again because of the shape of the bezel this one sits recessed by a couple of millimetres so it has an extra layer of protection - the heavy steel bezel takes any knocks which might otherwise have damaged the glass. Even so, it's a 3mm "Hardlex" mineral glass so still built to take a bit of stick. Thankfully, NO CYCLOPS LENS! So it's just a clear, unobstructed view of the dial. Now one of the negatives... the bracelet.Quality is excellent, but the fit is integrated so no chance of swapping this out for something lightweight. Personally I would want this on rubber.The lug width is still 20mm, but the fact that the thick solid lugs extend to 28mm means that nothing other than this bracelet look quite right on it. The modern Seiko Z-20 fits, but it looks completely lost on this massive lump of steel case.Still, it's a solid link 35X7-G-C bracelet. Brushed links with polished joining sections (another mini-moan of mine to be honest) and push-pins with the collars to hold them tightly in place. Wet-suit extension built into the clasp. Micro-adjustment on the clasp. Everything you need, nothing you don't. The dial is matte black with plain white text/logo. Huge hands, white steel frames with incredible luminova infill, very impressive in the dark for a short time but it soon fades of course. Good clear hour markers in thickly applied lume, they have even been domed rather than left flat so they appear glossy in daylight, a nice effect.Date window at 3, it's so unobtrusive you'd be forgiven for forgetting all about it. The movement is of course the Kinetic powered 5M62. Seiko produced hundreds of models with this calibre - it's the third (?) generation Seiko Kinetic movement and it felt like they had finally dragged the technology far enough that it was fully sustainable. The previous (40-series) had about a one month power reserve. The series before that (3m23, 25 etc) had only a few days! With this new Kinetic 5m62, 63, 65 etc the watches would fully charge the capacitor (the rechargeable battery which holds the power) in approximately 500 revolutions and hold a solid 6 month power reserve.It is a standard three hand analogue display with date complication. Tried and tested, the classic! In summary, I really like this one. There isn't a current market equivalent which is unusual for Seiko - instead of revamping and re-releasing this one they produced it for a couple of years and then allowed it to fade to obscurity. Until about three or four years ago I was unaware the range even existed.The size and weight is an issue for some but I'm not too fussed about it (I probably wouldn't want it for daily wear). My only gripe with this is the fact that the crown pokes out and has an angled head. SPECS; Case: 46mm case diameter. 48.5mm diameter with the crown. 14mm deep. W/R: 200m rated. Bezel: 120 click, uni-directional. Crown: Screw down (also screw-down pusher) Glass: Mineral (Hardlex). Bracelet: 20mm lugs, fixed bracelet with wetsuit extension. Movement: Kinetic 3rd gen, 5M62.
    3 points
  31. Pretty embarrassed I missed that, thanks for the helping me out. It's done the job
    3 points
  32. Silly me...Horace the date pointer...
    3 points
  33. Which one? Love them all but I think the 65 pips it for me
    2 points
  34. This is no clear indication, but all of the fake Cartier watches I've handled have had Miyota movements, never any effort to cover up the fact that they are cheap Japanese modules. Of course I'm sure some of the higher end stuff these days will go the whole 9 yards, engraved movements etc, but I've had some really convincing fakes come through my shop and every single one without exception was Miyota inside. These are usually given away by the dial text. No photo's of the front?
    2 points
  35. Here is your AC point , hope it helps
    2 points
  36. Casio FrankenMarlin today. Have a great Friday guys!
    2 points
  37. Been sporting this for the last two weeks now, don't see a change on the horizon for a while yet...
    2 points
  38. Change for the embers of the evening. RAF style NATO (no loop), 2 keepers, 1 fixed, 1 floating (captive). But it buckles underneath, rather than on the side.
    2 points
  39. 1992 Seiko 7002-700J, Caliber 7S26, 21 Jewels
    2 points
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