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  1. Morning Out for coffee this morning, sporting a Frederique Constant 'Classic Index Slim' (Cal: FC-303)
    18 points
  2. Ball Trainmaster Pulsemeter
    17 points
  3. 17 points
  4. Over to another new boy for the rest of today (or maybe until the postie comes late morning)
    16 points
  5. My only Tissot today. Had it since around 1982. New hands and movement courtesy of our very own @simon2
    16 points
  6. Give me a “C” Give me an “Olin” Happy Friday Eve all.
    15 points
  7. This vintage Luch 'SuperSlim' today, 23 Jewel manual wind. I sold this watch but regretted it and managed to eventually buy it back
    15 points
  8. 15 points
  9. Morning all, back one with this one .. not worn it for a while .. shame on me
    14 points
  10. 14 points
  11. An "anomaly watch" today -- but also a very unusual one. Anomaly because its size (42mm) suggests it's a sports watch, but the fine "guilloché main" finish suggests very dressy application. I find it better with casual attire than with black tie. Unusual, because Jochen Benzinger produces about thirty watches each year, each of which he will make (in three or four basic styles) to your bespoke decoration requirements. Every watch he makes is unique. It says "made in Germany" (in German) on the dial, despite the fact that the movement is a Swiss Unitas 6498 -- not that you'd ever recognize it after JB has skeletonised and decorated it by hand (and added a swan-neck regulator).
    14 points
  12. Morning, It’s not an attractive watch, so maybe it was the squared-off numerals of this Pinnacle which had caught my eye. Who knows, who cares? It probably came from Pinnacle Watch Co, distributors based in Hatton Garden who registered the eponymous brand name in 1931 and who used movements from various makers, including Record Watch Co. Mikrolisk attributes the Pinnacle name to both companies but sadly today’s effort lacks any Record credentials and runs on a 17j AS/ST 1950/51. Regards.
    14 points
  13. Day out with the wife and boy and son with the seiko blumo have a great day everbody
    14 points
  14. Morning all, bit more time for one of the new boys
    14 points
  15. After our chat yesterday, I have picked up one of these! - I had been tempted by one in the Class Ads & with a nudge from yourself splashed the cash! - Much obliged & look forward to receiving my green version from the sneaky londoner some time soon Swapped the 'nox chrono onto my "looks like it was made for it^ sailcloth for today
    12 points
  16. New arrival today from RoxybenThanks mate .
    12 points
  17. Reproduction Seikosha WWII Navy Aviator Chronometer (Seiko cal.7S26, 21 Jewels). & STEINHART MARINE TIMER, Unitas cal. 6498 17 Jewels
    9 points
  18. 8 points
  19. A new rank and achievement system has been implemented. Moods have been removed.
    7 points
  20. Withdrawn from the Classifieds, back on the wrist
    7 points
  21. Out of the water & into the skies... HAMILTON KHAKI PIONEER, Model H60419533, Eta cal. 2801-2 17 Jewels & RLT-8, Valjoux cal.7750 25 Jewels
    6 points
  22. I would employ someone to tell me the time. Maybe one of those ladies in the free talk thread.
    6 points
  23. @bdalg1 I owned a Muhle Glashutte SAR about 12 or so years ago, couldn't fault the quality As for Jay's comments about them being boring, take it with a pinch of salt, after all he likes Jack Mason watches
    5 points
  24. Time to change... вмф CCCP 700M (Vodolaz Anchor-1, full lume dial), Vostok cal.2409 17 jewels. & MARINA MILITARE (Parnis) Seagull cal.3600 17 Jewels.
    5 points
  25. I like that -- a lot. (Notwithstanding the presumably non-coplanar date wheels).
    4 points
  26. I would say yes, it's big, but having the bracelet dangling around doesn't help.
    3 points
  27. Factors that might put me off watches well over £10,000 would be: 1. A lot of extremely expensive watches are tasteless and vulgar (obviously there are exceptions!) and are often made to show off. 2. Recognisable super expensive watches are a magnet for muggers and can be dangerous to wear if you aren't surrounded by body guards.
    3 points
  28. Well, I wasn't really expecting much out of either, as both were to fill my travel watches case, but I must admit that the Seiko mod is truly perfection! The Jack Mason is pretty much cheap junk. Bracelet is hollow link and sounds like tin foil trash around your wrist. It's a hair puller too, as most cheap garbage bracelets are. I hate the polished center links on it also, but it's fine for a grab and go with everything I wear travel watch. Sorry, I know how some of you feel about homages @kevkojak and @yokel This thing is your typical Submariner homage with a marine master dial. I hate supporting this market because it's the same factory all the fakes are produced from I'm sure, but I want what I want so I guess my integrity stops there. Lol It's no different than buying a Parnis or Pagani Design though. So... Meh.
    3 points
  29. Totally get the boring thing but I think that is what appeals bizarrely!! So tell me what to get for 1k that is sort of classic but not too boring? I really like your suggestions usually!! Yeah the strap doesn’t appeal really - more the dial
    2 points
  30. Yes but who cares? I wear watches too big for my wrists all the time! I only care how much I like the watch. However, that said, if you do care, I say look for something 38mm maximum size for you. Maybe a Speedmaster reduced would suit you? Rolex definitely does 38mm and under watches for men. I think Datejust has some.
    2 points
  31. Thanks all I've driven to work in the car today just to celebrate its MOT pass. Even the temperature gauge worked on the journey in, which is a rarity as it's very intermittent/temperamental & just to prove that it threw it's dummy out of the pram on the way home & didn't work at all (not even a hint of movement ) Otherwise all was OK & the car continues to be fun to drive with very direct steering & excellent handling
    2 points
  32. My dear @Roger the Dodger, in your list of "-our" words spelt without the 'u', you forgot to mention my first name, "Honour", which is usually spelt "Honor" in the American manner. For me personally, I don't like the missing 'u', and prefer the name to relate to the meaningful British word, "honour".
    2 points
  33. Just the one new addition through the post box this morning, the Timex Waterbury. No this was cheap, really cheap, and so I was expecting little beyond it looking like a pretty little thing I could wear without any fear of accidential damage, which is exactly what I got. Decent box... Fairly smart dial and case, nice size for me personally, but that bracelet is the cheapest thing you can imagine, hollow and clicky and just makes the whole thing feel really, really disposable. The only 18mm width strap I appear to have in my box is an elasticated Nato style I used to use on a CW C60 38mm, but even that elevates the feel of this watch by about 100%, and doesn't look too bad either imo. Going to order a brown leather strap to give it a different feel / look and see what I think then. Just wondering if I might be lucky enough for a courier knock in the afternoon to increase today's haul....4 still en route.
    2 points
  34. I suppose I can live with the '-bre', '-tre' conundrum, but the ones that do annoy me, are '-our' words spelt without the 'u' . Ie. colour/color, labour/labor, neighbour/neighbor. The ultimate one that cringes me is the American way of spelling and pronouncing aluminium, by missing out the last 'i', and pronouncing it al-oo-min-um when everyone knows it's al-you-min-ee-um....
    2 points
  35. You're right it doesn't make much sense! I have bought thinner case backs to take advantage of the height difference, even a Vostok fan has to admit 15mm Amphibiias are rather thick. I did consider just removing the autowind components, but the slipping mainspring isn't satisfying to wind and 2409.01 movements are a straight swap and are only £20 from Meranom
    2 points
  36. Already on it! 4mm extra leather after the springbar hole. I measured it out so really hopeful that will work. I currently have 4 of this guy's straps all awesome pieces of work! And he's super reasonable being from Ukraine, unlike all the other strap makers online. And unlike most stuff that comes from Ukraine they don't smell like cigarette smoke. Lol I really do consider these affordable Doxas! They're grail worthy pieces in my eyes, and completely attainable at almost any budget! I like your collection and style Jim!
    2 points
  37. Thickest strap attachment point I have and still a huge lug gap at certain angles. This tapered case really bothers me in that regard but I've placed an order for a strap to fit better so fingers crossed. I just cannot bring myself to go one piece. Whatcha think, better fit? Decent? Good enough?
    2 points
  38. Morning Going German for hump day. Junghans 'Meister Telemeter' {Cal: J880.3 (ETA 2892 – Dubois Depraz 2030)}
    2 points
  39. Vintage Zenith Defy, Cal 2572PC Automatic, Circa 1976
    2 points
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