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  1. I reckon that Union Glasshutte (umlaut on the 'u') is one of the less well known brands in the giant Swatch Group having joined it in 2000. Thanks for showing that watch, dear Boots, but looking at it, I smiled at the name of the model, "Panoramadatum," for what we on the Forum might just call "big date."
  2. Welcome to the Forum, Fokus - looks like you have got the watch bug already and have come to the right place to join other sufferers.
  3. Hopefully, the new atelier will have some new designers employed; for me, I just want Bremont to produce some genuinely inspiring watch designs...
  4. There are watches illustrated online branded "Nisam" from the 1960s and 1970s, but the Mikrolisk directory has no entry for the brand. I would guess that Nisam watches were relatively inexpensive and produced by a Swiss company, probably then disappearing as a result of the Quartz Crisis. It would have been nice to have a couple of photos of the watch in question, but in my mind I can picture generically the sort of pendant watch you are describing.
  5. We really do need to see the front view of the watch. From the back, there really isn't much to go on. Note also that there is evidently another serial number on the caseback just above the stamped name, "SEIKO". You also don't mention whether the watch is mechanical (automatic or hand wind) or quartz. Finally, although it may be a trick of the light, the case back seems to be plated base metal rather than solid gold based on the silver colour apparently showing through on the lower right hand side of the caseback in the picture. I think therefore that we need more info and more pics in order to appraise this watch.
  6. Many thanks for all those replies. Given that I use Google Docs quite a bit these days and have experienced some problems with Firefox - most recently when printing using Windows 7 on our printing setup at home - I am going to plump for Chrome. I did like the idealism behind Firefox and am aware that they have made great progress in updating their browser; however, perhaps the sheer number of users on Chrome does mean something, so I think I will join the herd. After all, I can always change back to Firefox at a later date. Thanks again everyone.
  7. I am taking an enforced break from my Forum topics column in order to sort out some pressing personal and health matters. One of these is that I am setting up a new computer for my research and writing work - a big screen Asus laptop with Windows 10. The question now arises as to which browser I should install as my main link to the internet; I have been using Firefox up until this point but may decide to change to something else, after experiencing a few problems. The main use for a browser in my case is accessing many different websites for information, using up to about 5 open tabs at a time, and writing/saving my work to Google Docs or Apache Open Office. Obviously, security and privacy are important issues and I must have a browser that warns me if I am about to go on to a dodgy website. I would appreciate opinions and advice on which browser would be most suitable, especially as I know that some members, like myself, are prone to researching watches online.
  8. I agree with eezy that the look of the case can be improved upon by careful attention but, as he also says and further to my own remarks, the actual damage cannot (easily ) be reversed because the plated surface has been damaged, revealing the base metal underneath. This base alloy will never appear the same as the original plated surface.
  9. Well, @lovingtheclock, it does depend on what metal has been used to make the case of the watch. Judging by your picture, the case is made of plated base-metal and there appears to have been corrosion on both the case and the button. How much is due to physical wear and tear and how much to active corrosion is not easy to ascertain without examining the watch but I suggest that you will have to live with this damage on the watch.
  10. I'll be honest and say that I don't really like that wave-edged bit of black on the rather nice red dial, and surely, 9000 pieces is pretty big for a special limited edition. Now, if Brian May had actually signed the reverse of a personalised Seiko 5...
  11. I'm a bit late on this thread, @Jonesinamillion, but may I say what a lovely Oris you have shown us. A purist's dream, and that stated WR at 100 metres seems somehow just right for this classic rendition...
  12. Sorry petejenks but the link doesn't seem to be working so your pic(s) are not available.
  13. Thanks for that fascinating post, Steve.
  14. There may have been a personal inscription engraved on the caseback which a later owner of the watch did not wish to retain for some reason. What little text can be seen where the machining has removed the inscription seems to indicate that whatever had been written was scratch-engraved by an amateur.
  15. Dear Roger @Roger the Dodger, thank you so much for all that really helpful information - beyond my expectations and useful for many different watches as well as your Casio digital.
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