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  1. Good morning 359 today.
    14 points
  2. Morning Looks like a fine Easter morning, some sun, although forecast to change in a few hours so Easter Monday is a day of gales, snow and freezing temps. Another Smiths for me today, Smiths 'Everest Expedition' PRS-25W (Cal: Miyota 9039)
    14 points
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  4. Smiths Imperial, MADE IN ENGLAND, cal.0104 19 Jewels, circa 1960 & SERVICES, Swiss Made, EB cal.8021 17 Jewels, circa late 1960s.
    10 points
  5. After flipping a couple recently, I’d seen this in a Jewellers in St Helier so picked up today. Discounted (old model) plus VAT free so nearly 40 percent off rrp just couldn’t resist. 41 mm wears just right on my smallish wrists. Very happy with today’s shopping trip!
    9 points
  6. Its nearly 1am and I'm bored so I thought I'd do this one today.. Just a pulsar. I have no idea of its movement, but the timer reset on this is cool.
    9 points
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  8. Hamilton Pan Europ. Happy Easter everyone.
    8 points
  9. Beautiful morning, coffee in the garden and gone for a Pul.... Doh - cat! Beautiful morning, coffee in the garden and gone for a Pulsar today:
    8 points
  10. Swiss made 1960s Ingersoll 5903 diver FHF ST 96 .
    8 points
  11. Morning, French-made Lebem today, with its 21j ETA 2472 auto movement. The brand isn’t recorded in the Mikrolisk database but is thought to have been the product of a short-lived independent maker operating in Besançon before becoming part of the Difor assimilation in the 1960s. Regards.
    8 points
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  13. Happy Easter everybody on with the work beater today fitbit blaze
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  15. Old and new: the original Captain Cook dive watch and, on the right, the latest incarnation of the model - Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic (pic from monochromewatches.com): Rado has decided to continue with its saga of exploration that is the Captain Cook, taking this iconic dive watch into the future by utilizing the latest technology of materials in which field Rado is an accomplished expert. To put it briefly, Rado has now introduced a brand new Captain Cook dive watch named prosaically the “Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic” that leans on its previous incarnations in terms of style and aesthetic tradition but carries the iconic type forwards in the form of four distinct versions, all of which feature monobloc hi-tech ceramic cases (plasma hi-tech ceramic in the reference R32128202) and the same basic specifications. It is tempting to go down the philosophical route at this point with a discussion of how the Captain Cook dive watch has evolved over the years, but I shall pass on that temptation partly because I have written about the Rado Captain Cook before. Instead, I shall move on to focus on the facts and figures of what is, in effect, a quadruplet of varieties (each with a different reference) of a single “type” or four siblings in the same Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic family. Before detailing the differences between these versions, it is necessary to illuminate the consistent specifications that all four variants in the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic collection share, including the basic case and bezel shape and design, box-shaped sapphire crystal (anti-reflective coated on both upper and lower surfaces), and - of course - the signature rotating anchor emblem on the dial. Interestingly, the anchor emblem on the new High-Tech Ceramic watches is set on a synthetic ruby plate just as it was in the 1960s, and it swings as you move your wrist; it is not just a piece of frippery because it can indicate that the watch is in need of a service. In terms of case size, the new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic watches are 14.6 mm high by a somewhat large 43 mm wide, although apparently they wear their extra size well and don’t feel overly large when compared to the earlier 42 mm iteration of the Captain Cook. Lug-to-lug length is 49.8 mm. Just how many buyers of the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic will take their watches under the ocean is a moot point, but at least those who do are secure in the knowledge that their watches are water resistant to 300 metres, aided by the hardened stainless steel screw-down crown and brushed titanium caseback. (Above three pics from: first and third, fratellowatches.com, second from monochromewatches.com, and bottom, from hypebeast.com) All four references share the same three-hand skeletonized movement adjusted in five positions - the 25J automatic Rado caliber R734. This movement features a titanium-based antimagnetic Nivachron™ hairspring, packs an 80-hour power reserve, and has an accuracy of -0/+10 seconds per day. This movement is the brand’s version of the Swatch Group’s Powermatic, a strong evolution of the ETA 2842-2 in which a revised kinetic chain and a reduced frequency of 3 Hz enable the long power reserve. When it comes to the dial of the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic, all four references/versions share the same highly distinctive construction in which the traditional dial has been replaced by a somewhat smoky black-tinted sapphire crystal through which the movement can be viewed; the brushed titanium caseback also features a black-tinted sapphire crystal in all four versions. Also common to the four High-Tech Ceramic watches are the applied dial indexes filled with Super-LumiNova and the lumed hands and bezel triangle. (Above four pics from ablogtowatch.com) Having provided the specs shared by the collection as a whole, we now turn to the four references and their respective individual characteristics, the basics of which are as follows for each version of the Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic: R32127162: Black ceramic case; rose gold PVD coated hardened stainless steel bezel and crown with rose gold coloured hands and highlights. Bezel insert in polished black ceramic with engraved and lacquered white numbers and markers. Black PVD coated titanium caseback with viewing crystal. Bracelet in matt and polished black ceramic with titanium 3-fold clasp and black ceramic openers. Price, €3,800. R32127152: Black ceramic case; hardened stainless steel bezel and crown. Polished black ceramic bezel insert with engraved and lacquered white numbers and markers. Rhodium coloured hands and other highlights. Matt and polished black ceramic bracelet with 3-fold titanium clasp and black ceramic openers. Price, €3,700. R32127156: As for R32127152 above except for the rubber strap, which is fastened by an extendable steel folding clasp and a black ceramic cover. Price, €3,400. R32128202: Grey plasma ceramic case; hardened stainless steel bezel and crown. Polished blue ceramic bezel with engraved and lacquered numbers and markers. Rhodium coloured hands and anchor emblem. Matt and polished plasma ceramic bracelet with titanium 3-fold clasp having Ceramos™ openers. Price, €3,900. The above individual specifications should permit the reader to identify the various versions in the illustrations to this topic. (Above two pics from monochromewatches.com and, below, fratellowatches.com) Youtube video music and images showing off the new Rado Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic collection, by Werner Brogle GmbH & Co. KG, 4 April 2021 (youtu.be/SHrX_2VWHcK): The company has declared the purpose of the new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic to be simply that “It is all of Rado’s DNA in one timepiece”, and there is evidently some truth in that assertion. The watch is boldly modern in terms of its technology yet retains the flavour of the original Captain Cook. There may be some dissent over the increase in case size to 43 mm when the general trend has been for smaller case sizes in gents’ watches for some time, but speaking personally, my only real doubt about the new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic concerns the marriage of skeleton watch and tool dive watch within the same timepiece - the question being whether it sensibly or wholly fulfils either set of criteria. I myself am still a little unsure as to how much I really like the tinted sapphire crystal dial, although in practical terms, it has to be said that the watch still has a high degree of visibility and legibility. And as for the use of ceramic material in the new Captain Cook, although some may prefer the feel and heft of steel, if anyone can give us faith that lightweight ceramic is fine for watches intended for the ocean, it is Rado, sometimes dubbed the “master of materials”. Youtube video look at the new Captain Cook High-Tech Ceramic by Watch Chris, 2 April 2021 (youtu.be/rMwynufk-iY):
    7 points
  16. Guns of the Navarone just started ... Shhhhh !
    7 points
  17. More gardening today...soon...just as soon as I finish this cuppa...and visit TWF...
    7 points
  18. Seiko today . Happy Easter
    7 points
  19. I know the date is wrong (it’s non quick set and with a tiny crown difficult) but the time is correct on this Matthey Doret electronic transistorised guessing early 1970s
    7 points
  20. Morning, saw a thread about cheap automatics, can't fault this one a week on from setting, still right. Miyota 8 series. HAGD
    7 points
  21. Finally come in from outside so the G Shock has been put to bed , time to cook the Sunday roast
    6 points
  22. More wrist time for the CW C65 Chrono. Been catching up with family via walks over the last few days. This watch is so wearable and easy to slap on.
    6 points
  23. Just got this custom build. 40mm Sub case, ceramic PO-type bezel, sapphire crystal, NH35 inside. I love the Yobokies Le Mans dial!
    6 points
  24. G-Shock with raspberry cane.
    6 points
  25. Time for me to bring out the old comrades.... Kirova, 16 jewels, 1st MWF Kirov Сделано на родине СССР[ "Made In Homeland,USSR"] & Rodina 22 jewels [automatic], 1st MWF Kirov, Made in USSR, 1950s)
    5 points
  26. Longines VHP, accurate to 5 seconds a year, quite a range and have unique functions when setting the time.
    5 points
  27. Not a hugely flattering outdoor pic of this Camy.
    4 points
  28. 9.55 pm: I am not a big Omega fan. *sees co-ax chrono in black* 9.56 pm: I AM NOW!
    4 points
  29. Just bought a solo, black face, white hands, 43mm dial with the polished finish. RRP is £3095 on these, got it from an AD for £2100, 0% finance, and a free Wolf watch winder.
    3 points
  30. I thought tonight I'd eventually drink the bottle of Fizz that we've been trying to pass off to each other since Christmas. LV & Lanson tonight
    3 points
  31. Since last July I have been on a weight loss drive. I decided not long ago that I would reward myself for each stone lost with a very nice watch to commemorate the fact. I have one on order which should arrive in the next week or two, but I'm afraid that I won't be spilling the beans until it arrives. That will be for my 3 stone award. If and when I lose a 4th stone, I will buy something else that is very lovely. Suffice it to say that although the watches I'm using as my rewards are indeed very lovely, I think they are quite definitely in a much lower price bracket than most of the "dream watches" on this thread. A Rolex just doesn't appeal to me. I might at some point get an Omega if I reduce myself to the dimensions of Twiggy (I think I will stop trying losing weight if I ever get down to a BMI of about 25, but I'm only half way there so far) but I don't find them especially attractive. If money were no object (it is) then I would really love an A. Lange & Sohne, but ERNIE will have to deliver a decent prize for that to happen.
    3 points
  32. For my journey to the land of nod, Citizen F150 Satellite Wave GPS. Syncs much faster than a radio controlled watch (if it can see the sky). Big battery, and goes to sleep if you keep it in the dark for a few days. J
    2 points
  33. Both, one wall was part tiled so I smashed them off, the other wall was tiled so I stuck it on the tiles. I used generous amounts of Pink Grip adhesive.
    2 points
  34. Vintage Seiko Grand Quartz? Something like this would fit the bill perhaps? (no it's not for sale )...... Or even one of these Citizen Solar Quartz analogue watches from the same year (1977), the worlds first solar analogue watch......
    2 points
  35. Last one, but you can buy online other watches, it was in the reductions section which is updated regularly .... Hettich is the name just google it. The only problem is if it is posted to you in the uk you’ll be hit with VAT. In normal times loads come over to Jersey for high end watches to save the VAT but travel is not so easy at the moment.
    2 points
  36. Grinning from ear to ear I bet. Very well done.
    2 points
  37. Old faithful all day for doing chores , now just changed to my A11 to cook dinner
    2 points
  38. Had them fitted earlier this year. They look good, are easy to clean and I hate cleaning grout, so ideal. I also used another panel to make a bath panel, so it all ties it together.
    1 point
  39. As 3D printing advances we could start seeing some amazing and very affordable cases
    1 point
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