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    Good morning everyone. Going with this Rolex Explorer Precision today.
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    Happy Birthday .As it's your bithday and MINE I have this on
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    Good morning everyone, going with this Omega Geneve, calibre 1012, from circa 1973 today.
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    #seamastersaturday Gecko says hello:
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    Good morning all, giving this silver cushion cased watch from 1929 a turn today.
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    SMP Ti Ref. 2232.80.00 Omega caliber 1120.
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    So it appears looking around that quite a few folks have new arrivals today - thought it might be nice to have a bit of a showcase for them. I got a real shock this morning, last box out from under the tree was this little beauty: Way beyond what I was expecting from my wonderful wife. Over the moon with it! Also this from a close colleague at work - seen it pop up a lot on here over the last little while, now I get to see inside!! ..So what has anyone else found under the tree this morning?
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    Good morning everyone, going with this Omega, 2nd World War Air Ministry issue, 6B/159, calibre 30SCT2 today.
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    A very good morning to everyone. Giving this Omega Geneve Dynamic a turn today.
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    Having wanted a Seiko 'Dancing Hands' watch for a long while, I eventually got lucky and found the exact model I was after a week or so ago. The watch had been fairly extensively worn, then put away in a drawer (with the battery removed) about 8 years ago. The module fired up and works perfectly after I fitted a new battery, but cosmetically, the watch was in pretty poor shape. The two tone bracelet, while still showing a good amount of the plating on the intermediate links was fairly scratched up, as was the clasp. While the crystal was relatively unscathed, the cyclops was almost opaque, and of course there was the usual build up of wrist crud and DNA all over. So I set to, and had a go at bringing it back from the brink. These watches which date originally from 1988 were unusual in that they contain 4 stepper motors, and all adjustments to the hands and date are done via the two pushers on the left hand side. The crown does nothing apart from move the selector at 6 o'clock round to the various functions. The watch features normal time, chronograph, alarm, countdown timer and month indication, where all three hands point to the relevant month printed on the rehaut. Another unusual feature is that when the timer is selected and set, the hands move counterclockwise as they count down, until an alarm sounds at the given time. In demo mode it shows the famous 'dancing hands' which identify that all the motors are working. This is model 6M25-6000, the sports version of the watch with a two tone bracelet and bezel markers. There were several other versions produced. This one dates from March 1993. This is the watch as recieved. Here, I have removed the bracelet, ready for the ultrasonic m/c. Here's the bracelet in the ultrasonic, before switching on...nice clean water! ...and after a 3 minute cycle...eueeeeew! The black patches on the bottom are the dirt that's come out! First to come off is the bezel...look at the crud under there! Here, the circular bezel click spring has been removed, and there's still more crud under that! Over to the back, and here's the serial number showing a date of March 1993. Back off, and a little press on this lever with the forceps and the stem slides out... Followed by the spacer ring... ...and finally, the dial and module. Next to remove are the pushers which will have loads of muck under them. Two tiny 'C' clips secure them in the case...they just need pushing off. And here they are removed...I've stripped one of them down here, ready for the ultrasonic...the Q tip is for size comparison. Note the fluff and crud on the spring. This is the cyclops before attempting to polish out the scratches. I could have bought a new one from Cousins for a couple of quid, but the UV glue and a UV light to set it would have been over £50. These scratches are fairly deep, and I know I won't get them all out, but I'll try coarse and fine polishing compounds on a felt mop in the Dremel and see what happens. This is the final result after about 15 minutes gentle polishing. I had to keep stopping and let it cool down as I didn't want the glue to melt and lose the cyclops. It's way better, but there's one really deep pit that won't come out and a slight distortion of the numbers, but I can live with that. Reassembly time! Here're the parts after going through the ultrasonic. First, the pushers are reassembled, a tiny bit of silicone grease applied and inserted into the case.The most difficult part is getting the 'C' clips back on! The inside of the crystal is cleaned, the module replaced, followed by the spacer ring and crown. Here, I'm using a bit of Rodico (very similar to Blu Tack) to remove finger marks from the module plates, before greasing the gasket and screwing the caseback on. Over to the front, and the now pristine click spring is replaced, before pressing on the bezel. Here you can see that while now clear, there is a slight distortion on the cyclops. (2nd pic) Finally, the bracelet was carefully rubbed on some 1200, then 1500 grit wet and dry paper, followed by a scotchbrite pad to remove the worst of the scratches...I was particularly pleased with the way the clasp cleaned up with hardly any scratches noticable. ...and on the wrist! Hope some of you found that useful. I was going to make a video of the dancing hands and various other functions, but there's already a good video on Youtube...slightly different model, but mine does exactly the same.
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    I bet you can't wait to see my big date! (It's the only one I'll have today, unfortunately ) Enjoy yours, at least I have a couple of presents to unwrap!
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    Many happy returns! I am wearing my vintage Junghans Tank circa 1939
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    Morning all Circa1980 BUCHERER. Cal: 6050, 21 jewel.
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    Feeling hench after falling on some rocks last night so DSSD it is: My injuries weren’t in vain as I got some great shots:
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    Just arrived. This is a very rare Russian watch - no crumby lume, flying bombs, tanks, rockets, soviet heroes, crests or flags on the dial! Just perfection. Never taking it off ... Have a great day - I will!
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    Have a happy Monday watch fans. I am wearing this vintage Seiko Sea horse circa 1966 this morning
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    Tag heuer Monaco Steve McQueen for me today
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    Seiko 5 to start with.
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    Have a great Friday watch fans, I am wearing my vintage Seiko Sea horse automatic, circa 1966 this morning
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    Something a little sporty to mark the start of the Formula 1 season. Breitling Datora
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    Morning all 1974 CERTINA. Cal: 28-10, 17 jewel.
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    Starting out with an old favourite, my Seiko 6139-6002 Pepsi from 1975.
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    Morning guys hope its a good one for you all!
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    Fascinating simplicity. Dresses "up" superbly (one of my two options for black tie), and "down" without effort. Senator "Excellence". 40mm s/s. GO Kaliber 36-01 automatic. Today's pic: And, older pics: .
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    Greetings watch fans, my Frederique Constant big date, dual time this morning
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    Giving this 9ct Longines, calibre 370, from 1970 a turn today.
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    Has anyone spotted my Tudor...? ( Click for Hi-Rez)
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    The Tudor Black Bay 41. The photos do not do the watch justice. The watch is a great example of understated elegance. Happy Christmas.
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    No need to guess what I'll be wearing today...RLT 25.
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    Nomos for a hopefully lovely day. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Morning Happy Birthday hope you have a great day. Going with a new arrival this week, the Orient Star Classic Automatic Power Reserve (Caliber 40N52)
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    Cushty! For me, and in deference to 'dress-down Friday', off with the soft leather, and on with the canvas one-piece watchband. Hope your Fridays are super, happy watching!
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    Greetings watch fans, I am wearing a vintage Omega Seamasters hummer
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    Morning all World's first automatic wristwatch. 1929 Silver Cased 'HARWOOD'...
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    Good morning everyone. Going with this Omega Seamaster, calibre 354, from circa 1953 today.
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    Morning Dreyfuss & Co 1890 Collection DGS00162-02 (Sellita SW200) today.
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    9ct Longines Flagship from 1962 today.
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    Have a good one ,keep safe. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Exploring Bangkok again today with my 104.
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