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  1. One for @JayDeep....1990 Lorus 'Mickey Mouse' watch, powered by a Seiko 17 jewelled auto movement with quick set date. In 2014, I had the case refinished and re plated. It's the only 'gold' wrist watch I own. I've never seen another auto MM watch...the others all seem to be the older 'Bradley' hand winders or quartz.
    26 points
  2. First truly lazy day for a few weeks…
    25 points
  3. A Seiko beater for pottering about
    23 points
  4. 23 points
  5. Brand new moon today. And a story of pretty poor customer service IMHO. The strap broke (little drama -- no impact was involved). Normally I like to keep my watches in original condition, so I enquired of the local Zenith AD. Eight weeks back order (and £270). The price didn't phase me too much, as I've bought other OEM straps -- it was about ten per cent more expensive than a GO item, and six times the price of a Nomos strap, but really cheap by comparison with AP. The eight week wait impressed me not at all. What if this were my only watch? Against my principles I bought a Hirsch strap from my local jeweller (£34 fitted) to tide me over. Zenith -- especially with the mark up the will make on straps at that price -- get a "could do better" Captain Moon Phase.
    22 points
  6. I bought a new watch this week... Citizen Stiletto AR1130-13A (upgraded with a Rios strap)
    22 points
  7. Morning Trying to bring a bit of colour to a grey morning, Seiko 5 Sports “Sports Style” Sunburst Green SBSA011 (Cal: 4R36)
    22 points
  8. New in Brown and bronze, cosc to boot
    21 points
  9. Yesterday's strap dilemma was quickly resolved by a simple switch here and a swap there. So now the Briston Clubmaster Classic meets its perfect partner in the Zuludiver leather NATO whilst the RLT77 and RLT Automatic Dive Watch get to sport the MB Cork "striped" and "crackled black" straps. I'll be trying out all three today.
    21 points
  10. 20 points
  11. Joining @rhaythorne with a bit of Briston this morning as I crack and creak about after far too much walking on yesterday's day out for my poor hip to cope with. Everything hurts. Let Gareth know I'm not going to be fit for tonight.
    19 points
  12. Time for a change so on with a modern one now ... love this dial ..
    18 points
  13. This one while I do a bit of DIY this morning...
    17 points
  14. Sunday Seiko solar, as its sunny
    17 points
  15. I like these. Very tempting. Walkin' the dog! Walkin' the dog!
    17 points
  16. It's coming home Tudor BB 58 Blue
    16 points
  17. 16 points
  18. Gone with Certina for Saturday proper, still hobbling about but I do love a Certina they seem a quite unassuming brand that are often easily ignored or forgotten, but make a good solid watch at a decent price (they're are long established and yet behave much like a microbrand imo)
    15 points
  19. This one for me on this grey Sunday.
    15 points
  20. A new strap from rubber to mesh makes it feel like a whole different watch Vostok Ice Breaker
    14 points
  21. After a bit of drama on Friday when my Eagle Ray stopped (Indian, not the arrow, as I failed to wind it enough before use ) - On my fav Para strap today I could die a happy man if I owned one of these! That's a beauty & will look even better as the bronze ages - Health to wear
    14 points
  22. One of my favourites a Vintage Gold Capped Zenith Pilot Cal 126, Circa 1950's
    12 points
  23. Hiya all, let`s see your oldies, here`re my first pair of the day... SEKONDA (STRELAs), 19 JEWELS (Poljot , cal. 3017),MADE IN USSR( circa mid 1960s) tick
    11 points
  24. Really struggling taking a decent photograph today. So here's a drawing instead. 'A' Level Art, and a degree in CAD, yes I know what you're thinking...why didn't I become an artist full time. Have a great Sunday guys!
    11 points
  25. To be honest I feel a bit of a love hate with this. The least worn of my Orient’s the face feels a bit plastic and cheap to me. I like the idea but it’s in the same price bracket as my bambino’s which look far nicer.
    11 points
  26. I am now wearing my F.C Big Date Dual Time on a Pav strap
    10 points
  27. I have a couple of 3017, but just can't find this white paddle hands version at right price / condition, so may have to go for a re-issue. Yours looks great. Meanwhile, Demier Fr . put this together with a jolly nice, but anonymous, finger-bridge movement. Hallmarked 1918.
    10 points
  28. I like it but personally I wouldn't pay over rrp or go on a waiting list. Football nerves building, changing watches regularly for which feels luckiest. Come on England
    9 points
  29. 9 points
  30. Early Seiko LCD watch (G757-4010) from 1980. Digital watches up the advent of LCDs had used red LEDs to tell the time. These were battery hungry, hence the need to press a button to briefly see the time. LCDs were able to remain on permanently as their power consumption was considerably less. Normal timekeeping mode...the seconds are counted by the markers in the top LH screen. In stopwatch mode these markers chase around the screen once a second. In dual time mode, a set of digital hands appears in the top LH screen (including a second hand) which track another time zone, however, in this pic, they are set to the digital display below.
    9 points
  31. Well picked this up today, my last for 2021 and possibly my last piece for my collection (only a skydweller left which is highly unlikely to come fruition due to finances)
    8 points
  32. 1960s Swiss made Ingersoll diver
    8 points
  33. Morning all, happen to change to this one earlier .. so I’m in with the oldies
    8 points
  34. Yes, it has been some time! I pop in occasionally to see what's going on. Just picked up a pretty special piece and wanted to share it with you good folks. Better grab a cup of coffee) or tea in your cases), or other favorite beverage, for this one... * WARNING: A LONG POST THAT IS PIX HEAVY * Went to an invitation only watch event, a couple of weekends ago, where representatives from TAG/HEUER, Breitling and Oris, among others were on hand showcasing their product lines with their new 2021/22 introductions. When I walked in, I quickly scanned the cases and displays, looking for anything that caught my eye or for the unusual. Went to the Oris display and played with a few of those. Had my Oris Depth Gauge on my wrist (dollar for dollar - can this brand be beat?). A nice selection of Carl Bucherer (another must on my list), checked out the Breitlings, some nice new stuff!! Got to the TAG/Heuer display and was stopped dead in my tracks! At the very end of the long case... There it was... a Mikrograph!! Talk About unusual and rare! The Mikrograph is known for its history, as the first stopwatch that offered 1/100th of a second resolution. The 2016 Mikrograph 100th Anniversary wristwatch, sports a bullhead layout (with the crown and pushers placed at the 12 o’clock position) and a unique two-section case that allows the inner case to be detached from the strap, outer case and lugs. Once removed from its wrist watch configuration, the Heuer Mikrograph 100th Anniversary watch can be mounted into the supplied desk stand or a dashboard mount for further use as a stopwatch in your Aston, Ferrari, etc. (Insert favorite sports car here)! Incidentally, interestingly enough..., this is badged as "HEUER" only! To mark the Heuer 100th anniversary of the first mechanical stopwatch to break the seconds down into 100 parts! In other words... 1/100ths (0.01) of a second. A commemorative wristwatch with several nods to the original stopwatch! Only 100 produced to honor such an incredible milestone! Their own in-house movement with 66 jewels! Yep, you read that correctly... , sixty six, 6-6 jewels! Uses the Bullhead design with the crown and pushers at the 12:00 position. It also features an onion crown as a nod to the vintage chrono, as well as the 4 beautiful steel, blued hands used for the chrono function. I believe this is a porcelain dial, but I can find no information to confirm this. I love how TAG used the old 1916 font for the numbers, etc. This particular watch was born in 2016 and is already 3-5 years old (depending on how long it took HEUER to finish the series of 100 watches), but New Old Stock! Right out of TAG's vault and brought to this show, where I "was allowed" to purchase it (it was marked, "For Display Only")! I am a pretty good customer of the store and I knew so much about this particular watch that the the rep told my AD, that I deserved it!! We negotiated a very fair price on this amazing timepiece! I saw a brief write-up on this particular model in 2016 and remember the article had mentioned that the entire run of 100 had sold out before it even went to press! At the time, I knew it was a Hopeless Grail, Fuggedaboutit!... so I gave up on it, knowing I would never get a chance at one. Then fast forward five years. Like a stopwatch encased in a module. The watch body can be used as a wristwatch when worn on the strap. Or can be removed and used as a desk "clock". Then you can take it to your sports car and mount it on the dash! Included in the impressive box are the desk mounts and a special bracket for attaching it to your dashboard! This very special limited edition from TAG/Heuer is the first mechanical watch to feature a chronograph with a central 1/100th of a second hand which makes one revolution of the dial (the outer chapter ring), for every second! The Mikrograph uses a groundbreaking in-house design evolved from TAG's famous Calibre 360. It's actually a dual movement: one part uses an escapement beating at 28,800bph (8Hz) to show the standard time and date, with a self-winding rotor; the 1/100'ths portion, runs at a whopping 360,000bph (100Hz!) and allows for the remarkable chronograph function. This section requires hand winding and has the corresponding power reserve for this 90 minute chronograph function (marked 0 - 100 which is a percentage of the 90 minute reserve). Despite the cutting-edge technology involved, the aesthetic is beautifully vintage, inspired by classic Heuer stopwatches and the brand's long involvement with motor sports. Starting with the unboxing, as I feel this is actually an important part of this package (okay, I'll admit it... I like to see a nice box for a nice watch!). This even exceeds my high standards for a nice box! This is quite stout being made of very dense wood and metal. [B]The box alone..., weighs an unbelievable, 7.2lbs[/B] (according to my very accurate bathroom scale)!! The manual, COSC Certificate, guarantee/warranty, all tags, etc. are housed in a pocket cutout, underneath the box. I love that this is the 100th Anniversary of the 1/100ths second wristwatch, that runs at 100Hz and in a Limited Edition of only 100 pieces! C O O L ! ! I hope you enjoy the following pix starting with the unboxing... The true color... The proverbial wrist shots... Those gorgeous blued chrono hands (the hour and minute hands are not, reflection)... A few more misc. shots.. That beautiful case back... I know you want to see the video of this magnificent piece working... .... ooppss can't load a video, have to use a YouTube video for you. If you turn the sound up, I believe you can actually hear this amazing mechanical movement/complication running at the insane rate of, 100Hz! Posted elsewhere in another forum, so apologies if you have seen it and wasted your time on it earlier!
    7 points
  35. Armand Nicolet Let's go! Because it's a big date day!
    6 points
  36. You can buy a pair of handmade Barker Valiant brogues with 7mm Goodyear welted leather soles for that kind of money (at list) and if you have to order them they're 6-8 weeks made-to-order from scratch. Even the most expensive Toshi straps are £120/£130. I think you're being kind about the mark-up and the 'you can just wait until we feel like supplying you with the strap' attitude. I'd wager that LVMH prioritises other markets ie China, the Emirates and the US. Hope you get the strap sooner than 'promised'! That IS nice Is that a smartphone photo? If it is, they're getting so good, hardly anyone is going to need a dedicated camera anymore!
    6 points
  37. 6 points
  38. Lovely day out at the zoo today. Let's hope England don't play like a bunch of … Come on England
    5 points
  39. New one in. I like it a lot:)
    5 points
  40. Late to the party, got distracted on other threads.
    5 points
  41. That is simply stunning...
    5 points
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