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spinynorman last won the day on November 10 2020

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  1. I think it's a type of watch called "jump hour", a mechanical watch with a digital display. Lots of them were produced in the 1970s, with all sorts of branding on them. I don't recognise that logo at all, though. Here's a closeup of the image you linked to, in case someone else has seen it before. I assume the seller would have said if there was something more helpful around the back.
  2. I decided to clean up the crystal on this last night and brushed some dust off the dial. How does a crystal get scuffed inside? Answers on a postcard ... anyway, Talis Automatic with Gruen 731CA.
  3. Crepas? Is that a pancake dial? I have nothing sensible to add, so I'll get my coat.
  4. It needs a URL ending in .jpg. Click Share and copy the URL shown against Direct Link. I've done it for you here.
  5. Interesting watch, that I know nothing about. You don't need all the [url] and [img] stuff around the links. If you click the "Share" icon in Postimage and post the Direct Link URL here, the full size picture will display. For example
  6. There's a difference between buying a smart watch because it's useful and adding one to a collection - of watches, wearable tech or whatever. I'd be looking for some sort of emotional connection before they'd become collectable. This article on Wareable takes a fairly broad view of what a smart watch is, but collectors might well go looking for some of these. https://www.wareable.com/smartwatches/smartwatch-timeline-history-watches 1927 mechanical wrist satnav. Seiko Message Watch from 1995 IBM Linux watch from 1998
  7. Yeah, but, who wouldn't want one of these in their collection. I guess we could have the same controversy over the more complex functions in digital watches. I don't collect them, but I think I could.
  8. Looks good on that strap (though I did think it suited the nato ). It's great it is going to a good home.
  9. I think that'll be Nederlandse Hoge Uurwerken.
  10. And Les Misérables. Incredible range of talents. Back on topic, I like the front view of the first watch, but the name carved into the side of the case would put me off. Lug design is interesting. I was hoping for more on the hand finished Peseux movement, but they don't seem to like photos of it in the watch. This looks like it's rendered and probably doesn't do it justice.
  11. Just noticed my weird upside down number transposition, it's 60 and 69 of course.
  12. I recently discovered Buyee.jp, mainly as an easier way of buying from Yahoo auctions in Japan. There seems to be some interesting and not terribly expensive Citizen watches on there and the "Junk" (not working) ones are easy to spot. Just wondered if anyone has experience on there and advice, about additional fees and shipping for example? https://buyee.jp/yahoo/auction
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