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  • Birthday 10/01/1955

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  1. I have written an article or two covering certain East European watches so I am interested in "Prim". I will take a look and see what I can find, but my colleague @spinynorman might be a good bet for more immediate information.
  2. Great work on a lovely watch, @Karrusel. Thanks for the sequence of pics showing the transformation.
  3. I agree with @eezy once again, in this query. Your watch seems to be a decent wristwatch which has unfortunately had the lugs broken off, perhaps as a means of making it into a pocket/purse watch. If you do attempt to remove the dial or restore the watch then please be very careful about tampering with the lume on the hands and numerals. This will be radium-based lume and should not be ingested or inhaled as it is a hazardous material. My advice would be to leave the watch well alone or get an expert restorer to deal with the dialand hands.
  4. Yes, @spinynorman, that mark is a very strange "device" on Leodis41,s watch and blowing it up didn't help a great deal. It seems to be a sort of monogram and I thought I could detect a small uppercase 'G' inside it's oddly shaped border line.
  5. Dear @pesek_no, I do appreciate it when acknowledgement is given to Forum members who make the effort to answer the many queries that we receive on the Forum.
  6. I was just trying to identify a mark on a movement to try and answer the pocket watch movement identification query posted by @Leodis41yesterday. Although I failed to come up with the answer to the query, in doing the research I came across a useful "gallery" of movement marks organised by Welwyn Watches. This contains a series of charts featuring marks found on watch movements, including a useful picture of the various anti-shock devices seen on vintage watches. In order to access this gallery, one can find it online at: welwynwatches.co.uk/movement-markings-id.html. In addition to this gallery, Welwyn Watches has an interesting blog entitled "At the Bench" which details current repairs and restorations. This blog is available at: welwynwatches.co.uk/blog----at-the-bench
  7. I also would like to see a few pics of this piece. It sounds intriguing.
  8. Just to be clear on your query, dear @pesek_no. I can understand why you thought your watch was a "Dirty Dozen" military watch because Grana was one of the makers of such watches. eezy is quite right to say that your wristwatch is not one of those watches, and although it dates to roughly the same period as the World War 2 "Dirty Dozen" watches - probably somewhat earlier in my estimation - it may just be a privately purchased military-style wristwatch. Here are a few pictures of a 1945 issue Grana "Dirty Dozen" wristwatch so that you can see the difference (pics from Vintage Watch Specialist at vintagewatchspecialist.com):
  9. With the picture blown up in size, one can perhaps see remnants of the minute marks either side of the number '6' on the dial. Here is another 1950s waffle dial Tissot, sold by Horlogeman on Catawiki for 261 Euros and apparently dating to 1954 (according to the seller). This Visodate has a 34.8 mm (excl. crown) stainless steel case and back (pics from Catawiki):
  10. What a lovely object, dear @Roger the Dodger. I am surprised you haven't started to make one of those yourself; I'm sure you have the skills for such an item. I've just spotted that Nomos don't make a version for use in the UK, which is a shame.
  11. As is typical of me, one digital compact camera was just not enough and I am now putting together a small (well, at the moment, anyway) collection of digital cameras representing the history of the more general type of small digital compact camera, from its inception until today. This morning, I picked up a Vivitar 7022 camera which features 7.1 megapixels and a viewing screen rather small by today's standard; I believe this model came out in about 2010. The camera is in good condition but there are quite a few scuff marks and light scratches on the viewing screen. I therefore wonder if I can polish out these marks in the same way that an acrylic watch crystal can be polished, or is the plastic a different type of material requiring a different approach. I don't want to start using an abrasive cream as I would on a watch crystal in case it makes things worse, so I am asking here for advice on this from the Forum's photography experts. Many thanks in advance for any help with this query.
  12. Yes @Caterham Kid, thanks fortelling us a bit about yourself and welcome to the Forum. I hope you enjoy your membership and feel free to contribute posts.
  13. Dear Alistair, I have moved your post into the relevant Forum section as I feel you will get more response to your query. Also, a note has been left in the Military Watches section to show that the post has been moved.
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