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  1. A few of mine: 1956 Whitman - Cal 735 movement 1968 Dateline (or very similar - I believe this is a European specific model as it doesn't appear in any of the online Hamilton catalogues though there is a version with the dial and chapter rind colours reversed) - Cal 64 movement Early 1990s Chronograph - 39 jewel Lemania (LWO) 283 movement (which is an ETA 2892-2 with a Dubois Dépraz chronograph module attached - hence the deep-set date window)
  2. Nice collection - a few of mine say hello!: 1956 Whitman (Cal 735 movement): 1968 Dateline? (I believe this is a Europe only model - similar appears in the main US catalog, but in a negative version) (Cal 64 Movement): And a 1990s Chronograph (Lemania (LWO) 283 Movement - basically an ETA 2892-2 with a Dubois-Depraz Chrono module attached): I have a number of others (including a 1966 Pan-Europ and a 1965 Asymetric) but don't currently have decent photographs.....
  3. A long established brand and popular in Eastern Europe - I have a number of their watches in my collection - see here for history: https://www.atlantic-watches.ch/en/atlantic-history It's also worth clicking on the embedded link to download the PDF file which contains a lot of useful info and photographs. Worth pointing out that the 'modern' Atlantic watches aren't considered to be of the same quality as the older models...
  4. A quick google search - Serial Number puts it as likely to be 1958 (http://www.elitetimepieces.com/tissotref.html). Date is supported by the Cal 28.5R which was in use between 1952-1962 (http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&a&2uswk&Tissot_28_5R_21)
  5. If you feel like a bit of exercise, I can recommend walking down the Samariá Gorge - starts at an altitude of over 1200m and after walking for approx 13kms you end up at sea level - we went via an organised coach trip - started off at stupid o'clock, dropped off on the plateau at the top, walked the gorge and then we were picked up by boat and taken round the coast to rejoin the coach. By the way, if you hire a car, be aware that the roads are a little 'hairy' in places and the local drivers (particularly the coaches!) are completely mad...
  6. Looking at that caseback, I'd be more concerned that your hand may fall off... Secondhand vintage Omegas (in fact, make that ALL Omegas) are an absolute minefield when it comes to identifying original watches versus frankens and fakes. If you ever get the urge to buy a 'real' one, spend a lot of time researching so that you can spot the obvious faults - and take anything you're told by a potential seller with a pinch of salt unless they can back it up with their seller reputation or documentary evidence. Some sellers genuinely don't know what they're selling, but I'm afraid the world is full of folk who see a tidy profit passing off known fakes as the genuine article....
  7. As an aside (and back on the topic of shoes ) - apparently Cheaney did very nicely when Cruise wore a pair of their Tenterden shoes in the Jack Reacher film (keeping true to the shoes the character wore in the original books by British author Lee Child) - shame the books have Reacher as being well over 6ft tall and built like the proverbial Brick Outhouse whereas Cruise is nearer 5ft his bare feet...
  8. I'd guess it's got one of the excellent 269 hand-winding movements (or similar from the same family) - I don't think there were model names as such so I wouldn't get too hung up on identifying it specifically....
  9. Agreed - despite having a few CWs, I walked away from their forum - really didn't like the 'attitude' of some of the posters to anything they disagreed with..... As for the watches - buy them in a sale and you're getting good 'bang for your buck' - plus they come with a 5 year warranty if you have concerns about reliability....
  10. You can also buy in bulk - I got a tin including 12 of the impregnated cloths, a microfibre buffing cloth and a pair of gloves - can't remember the exact price, but somewhere around £15 from Lakeland....The tin is great as it helps to prevent them drying out as quickly.
  11. I have a Red Baron II: A Sea Ground (stealth version): and a Speed Timer: Less than £50 each from ebay.....
  12. Let mine update of its own accord - one bluescreen of death afterwards which was worrying at the time, but rock solid ever since....
  13. I have a Citizen Nighthawk and also this Ingersoll automatic: Day, Month, Date (via pointer), (proper) Moonphase - may not be the most complications, but does take some setting up when I've let it run down.....
  14. With that style of dial logo, I'd guess it's 1960s - if you have the patience, trawl through the catalogues here: http://vintagewatchforums.com/viewforum.php?f=21&sid=bb73caea6f563360d113939de72da8e1&start=45 Hopefully you'll find it listed (though I have a couple of 'European' versions which aren't shown so don't assume the catalogues are definitive)....
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