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  2. Was not wearing a Sinn 103 st I had got, so decided to try and get another sword hand Omega. My previous electric blue was given to my son for his 21st and to be honest, missed it as a daily wearer. So after a deal, this arrived this morning Really like it and before anyone says, I have now set the time, date and GMT hand. This I feel will be a keeper. Richy.
    34 points
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  4. All this talk of calendar complications 1950's SILVANA triple-date. Cal: AS1290, 17 jewel.
    32 points
  5. Morning all, new in today and 20th wedding anniversary so will have this one tonight!! First time out for a year or so and will enjoy every second .. oh an love this to bits
    31 points
  6. 1930's Tonneau. Swiss, 15 jewel, Staybrite (SS) case by the Handley Watch Case Company, Australia.
    30 points
  7. Autumn on its way now, my favourite time of year.
    30 points
  8. 1966 OMEGA DE VILLE Automatic. Cal: 711, 24 jewel.
    30 points
  9. I've a trip to the hospital this morning, so I shall be wearing this little chap …
    30 points
  10. 1948 OMEGA. Cal: 30T2PC, 15 jewel.
    30 points
  11. Have a great Friday watch fans, a vintage Omega Cosmic 2000 automatic
    30 points
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  13. Speedie friday…….. . loving the off white dial.
    29 points
  14. Railmaster. Cal: 8806 Co-Axial, 35 jewel.
    29 points
  15. Railmaster. Cal: 8806 Co-Axial, Master Chronometer, 35 jewel.
    29 points
  16. This one for me today on a somewhat cooler Saturday
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  17. Morning from a bright and breezy Jersey
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  18. 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!
    29 points
  19. Vintage Certina 24-45, their 1st In-House Automatic Circa 1951 Recessed signed crown and drilled lugs and unpolished case Old movement shot
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  20. 1959 18ct gold Seamaster today.
    29 points
  21. Morning Dreyfuss & Co '1890 Collection' DGB00160-32 (Cal: SW200-1)
    29 points
  22. 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!
    29 points
  23. Good morning to all from rainy Jersey. Have good weekend, if you can!
    29 points
  24. Morning Junghans 'Meister Telemeter' {Cal: J880.3 (ETA 2892 – Dubois Depraz 2030)}
    29 points
  25. Afternoon all. I received this little beauty today...love it! Its 5 years old, a Rolex Sub (no date) 114060. This year ...I was 60 in January...Ive been planning on retiring at 60,,,,for what seems like ages! For my 60th, in January...i "treated" myself to a lovely Tag Heuer Monaco...I got it in a new years sales...so saved a couple of bob.! I did have one before...but stupidly...yeah ! Flipped it...So.. as it was my 60th in January, inbetween, Last Christmas and new years...I spotted it in a sale...so snapped it up! The only trouble was? Id "planned"! on treating myself, to a watch ..when I retired , which was to be 4-6 months later...that "plan" was to buy a Rolex sub. Fast forward to his summer...I retired in June (best thing Ive ever done btw!)...again my "plan" was to go to Thailand Sept-Christmas...back in Blighty for Christmas...then back to Thailand, for January until late March/early April......of course covid scuppered that plan!! A month or two later? I ended up getting a 1 year old Rolex Datejust, on a Jubilee bracelet...loved it...didnt wearit much though...it was a Rolex 41...but to me, seemed to wear a tad smaller...no problem. Then! Last week, had me looking at subs! I "talked myself" into trading in my Datejust for a sub..i thought? we only live once...getting next to nothing interest just do it! I prefer the no date sub..as even with strong reading glasses on..I can just about see the date...and theres no way Im going to carry around my Mister Magoo glasses with me just to see what the date is! Then this morning...this little beauty arrived! Loving it...Only taken 2 quick pics. for now...but will take some better ones ...when it stops raining (probably summer 2021 then!?). If youve read this far? Youre a better man than me!
    29 points
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  27. Today's watch is one of my "must have"s (see @JayDeep's threads). Took me a few months to find after first experiencing it -- but time well spent. Dornblüth 99.1. .
    28 points
  28. Morning, starting with:
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  29. MILUS Snow Star. Cal: 2892-A2 (Top), 21 jewel.
    28 points
  30. 1961 9k JB De Ville. Cal; R540, 17 jewel.
    28 points
  31. Morning, starting with this one:
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  32. On the black rubber now with deployant clasp.
    28 points
  33. Weekend morning cliché of having had 5 consecutive days having had to drag kids out of bed and then being woken at 6:15 by the buggers all up at the weekend. So a Saturday Seamater Seventy-Seven for this morning.
    28 points
  34. 1950's SILVANA Triple-Date. Cal: AS1290, 17 jewel.
    28 points
  35. Morning all, early start tomorrow one day in the office .. so still up lol have a good day if you can
    28 points
  36. This one today for me on what looks like being a bit of a grey day.....
    27 points
  37. It's a, it's a, it's a, it's a My first one, and nicer in the flesh than on the photos.
    27 points
  38. All the parts needed for the build: Movement - Dial and Case Movement in holder ready for the dial to be fitted. Dial fitted; Note: I am using an NH36 movement with day date but only using the date option on this build. Fitting the hour hand. Hour and minute hands fitted. Seconds hand needed broaching slightly as it was too tight to fit on the pivot. After checking the hand clearance I place under a dome to monitor for a short while. Fitting movement to the case. Crown and stem fitted. Movement ring. Movement ring fits in nicely. Movement ring spring, helps maintain some pressure when the case back is fitted so nothing moves around. Case back seal greased. Seal and spring fitted. Case back has been fitted but not torqued down as it will need to come off again later, now on the timing machine for a quick check. Just need to fit the bracelet Bracelet on and now attached to the Cyclotron for further testing (24Hrs) 24 hours later, Bracelet off and just done some final tweaks, the case back is now torqued down properly. Looking good.
    27 points
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  40. 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.
    27 points
  41. Schuhren Unitas 6948
    27 points
  42. In Hodinkee's second Talking Watches to feature John Mayer, he says something like 'We buy watches to feel that oof, like.....how and I going to explain this?'. This is one of those moments for me. As background, my collection has a number of watches that I really like, but I never really want to wear. If I give them wrist time, it's kind of forced. That doesn't sit well with me as I don't want to posess them for the sake of it. As a result, i've had a really good think about what I really want to wear and it's validated shifting these watches out to convert them into a full wearing, appreciating and enjoying experience. I'm therefore on the waitlist for a couple of watches. One shouldn't be too long but the other will be very long indeed. That's left me with the prospect of a gap for something that would tick all the boxes so I stated to take a deep look at the Rolex OP 36. The new reference, 126000 is out of the question - my local AD says 2022 at the earliest. So i've been having a good roam around on the preowned market and found an absolute gem, a 2019 116000 (so one of the last of the reference). It's in superb condition - almost immaculate. I use my 'new watch day' threads to provide some insight into my purchases which may be unknown/less known to the wider community but I don't know what I could possibly say that's not already been said, so here are my pics and thoughts instead: The dial in 'Rhodium' but whatever, looks steel to me. The indicies looks lovely through and really catch the light. Sunburst is really reactive but subtle due to the blend of dial and case colour. I used my loupe and direct light to make the laser etched coronet appear which was a treat. My favourite dial size is 40mm but ive got to admit, this 36 suits my 6.5in wrist very well. Bracelet is light and comfortable as expected. Rolex engraved rehaut is such a treat. It adds subtle complexity which I really like in a watch. This model has the embossed Rolex coronet on the clasp which suits me as there is less to catch on surfaces. It might look too bold if it was raised as this is a thin clasp. The lume is strong but warm. The double batons at 3,6 and 9 stand out well here. Standard box and papers but we all know Rolex and Tudor are being left in the dust here by a multitude of brands at much lower price points or the Moon watch luggage from Omega! Good watch day...
    27 points
  43. Vintage Seiko Landmaster Mk1
    27 points
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  45. Morning all, On the Seiko today. Have a good one.
    27 points
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