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Mechanical Alarm

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  1. Now..., do you really believe that?! I believe I said this after every one of them. I just got like, my 5th grail watch!
  2. A real Vernier (well..., a couple): Wore the 1960 18k (1/10th second) last Sunday and today. Welcome back Kev... I have just recently returned myself.
  3. I wanted to know if the blonde picked the P51 or the Corsair. In the end, turns out..., they were all "Professionals".
  4. That's weird, a lot of mine click over at Noon! Just kidding, I love it when people come up to me and ask if I can fix their watch because it does this. I hand it back to them about 5 seconds later all fixed and they think I'm some sort of watch Savant. Well..., okay, I am!
  5. The only complaint I have (on the Carlo), is that it keeps terrible time! I think I have discovered why. Every time someone shows the slightest interest... I take it off and show them how it works. Then, I can never remember what it was set at! I'm lucky to get the hour right! I'm sure it's operator error! Take care guys!
  6. Roger, thanx for posting up the video. The skeleton version really shows how things work on that highly modified ETA! The, "Dancing Hands", never get old!
  7. Thank you, Gents! Roger, trying to post up the video and not having any luck...
  8. Sure, why not? Picked it up and the date was correct... it's gonna be a good day!
  9. All threads need pix, so here is mine in the Gulf colors... Who am I kidding... not like I would ever sell a watch! Plus, these things are going for stupid money now! No one in their right mind would ever pay it. Good thing for those that are out of their right minds!
  10. This one always gets a comment... As do several others. But, I do tend to wear the more unusual.
  11. Sorry to be such a PITA, but your description was a little misleading. So, does this mean the KSC was the high bidder when it came up for auction from the estate and this is where it currently resides, or is it now in the hands of a private collector? I remember the pre-sale estimate was something like $50K. Never heard what it actually went for, or to whom, if it was public.
  12. So, this IS or ISN'T the Chaffee watch?? Any record of what his sold for at the auction?
  13. A good article here, comparing all 3... https://watchguy.co.uk/comparison-sea-gull-st2130-eta-2824-2-peacock-sl3000/
  14. I have had this Peacock (sorry, another brain fart) for 2-3 years and am pretty pleased with it. Granted it doesn't get a lot of wrist time because of my huge rotation. It is finished very nicely (I'm a sucker for blued screws) and the 3 day power reserve is very impressive for the price! Not quite as good as the ETA but also 2-6 or 8 times cheaper than the 2824... depending on what is surrounding it! Time keeping is probably as good as some of my ETA's and there have been no reliability issues. All in all... quite pleased and like I said it is quite a looker! Again, not much knowledge about the Chinese. Is Peacock made by Seagull?
  15. Kinda meh, to me but, you can add sapphire to the "pro column".
  16. I'm one that likes it and almost seek these out. I have one, "From Priscilla to Elvis with Love". Think it's worth anything?
  17. "Oooppss... I sat down to write this a few weeks ago and now there are a couple of incoming. I'll update again... later!" Another update, as promised: Wanted to share my latest vintage grail with you. It's another Wittnauer (I think this is like the 15th one!). This one is pretty rare, as I have only come across about 4 or 5 in all my years. It is also an alarm (guilty as charged) that is very hard to find in original, good, working condition. The alarm function is set via the bezel that you rotate Counterclockwise to wind and set! The problem is that you have to be careful about over winding and stripping the bezel teeth, etc. The alarm function is under the dial. Quite an unusual movement and Wittnauer refers to it as a 10 WA (Wittnauer Alarm?). While looking at another completely non-watch related site, I saw a fellow wearing a version of a 3 hander, non-alarm model... I had never seen one and did not know they even existed! I contacted him and now, I own both and just a few weeks apart! What a strange and awesome hobby, huh? I love the vintage dials and the Art Deco applied numerals. I believe these were only made for one year and possibly, just a few months! I am not a great photographer and wish you could see these in person as the squiggly alarm hand and the second hand on the 3 hander are really nicely blued. Here they are, again pix heavy... sorry! Thank you all, for your kind comments, welcoming arms and sticking it out! Robert
  18. Don't forget that 10% Buyer's Premium (or is it 15-20% through Christie's?)! Mind boggling number! I could only go to $10 million on the PN. And a lot better story, in my opinion!
  19. Thanx a lot man... YOU ROCK ! ! Can you PM me and let me know what was wrong? Thanx Roger... I should have known that would be your favorite! Yellow is the wife's favorite color. I better switch it over to the black ISOfrane that it came with, before she makes off with it!
  20. Now, I can't even edit the op! What's going on?! Can one of the Mods please delete and I'll start over?! Like I say... it's been awhile.
  21. What a brain fart ! ! Sorry. I'm still going to stick to the "fake scenario" because of the box of tchotchkes.
  22. Been MIA For Awhile and Thought I Would Update Some of the Current Stuff I used to be pretty active here, but the last few years, life, other forums, interests, etc, have sorta gotten in the way. At the suggestion of another well known member, he asked me to post some of my newer acquisitions, I decided it might be a good idea after making a couple of quick posts. I have popped in occasionally when an email showed up, etc. Seems that us serious watch guys, never actually get away from watches or the hobby, does it? I can't really remember what I have posted in the last few months, so I'll just throw a few of the newer ones out there and see what sticks. *** Caution: Picture Heavy *** I've been supporting a lot of the micro-brands lately and a few Kickstarter projects. 1st - a Yema Superman Heritage in Bronze with a gorgeous blue dial and in house movement in a Limited Edition. Then, a brand that I am particularly fond of, TCM - Terra Cielo Mare. Another diver. I am also, rather fond of large watches, as well and this one really fits that bill! Oh man... another diver. This time an Aquadive (an old name - revived) in another Limited Edition of the Poseidon brand, a collaboration of the diving equipment manufacturer. Pretty cool. Also, this thing lights up like a torch! Not a great wrist shot... Hmmnn... another diver (I see a pattern developing here). This one I saw and took a liking to. Another blue dialed watch. This is my Zeno-Watch Basel, with an HRV. Yet, another big chunk! A newly released Zodiac Aerospace in a very Limited Edition of just 182 in the Gulf Colors and a 182 in the Black version. Another GMT (like the Aquadive). I fell in love with the Gulf version and ordered within a few hours of it's release and got one of the last ones! It was one of the big hits at Basel this last year. Then another revival that I thought might make a quick "grab & go" quartz. A blue dialed (hmmnn... another pattern?) Ikepod 2 hander. Not a lot of wrist time with this one. I guess I'm just more of a mechanical watch guy. So, this only covers the last few months! A shot of the "recent" family with a couple MIA... And yes, Martin I still have the amazing, Omega blue dialled Moonphase Speedy! Thanx for asking! I'm the guy that can't possibly bear to get rid of any watches! After picking up the Yema and the Zodiac, I realized that I had completed the entire alphabet! Meaning, I have at least one watch brand starting with every letter in the alphabet (some brand's/letters, over 20!). I actually started a thread about it, on another forum. Sorry, didn't mean to turn this into a small novella! Seems, I have good intentions of starting a small thread and this is the way most of them turn out. Thanx for making it all the way through! Good to be back and 'see' some old familiar faces! How 'bout you guys, any new treasures, I may have missed? Oooppss... I sat down to write this a few weeks ago and now there are a couple of incoming. I'll update again... later! Thanx for everyone's patience!
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