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  1. (as a pre epitaph watch related...just to say Nixon) Kissinger would be proud
  2. Im amazed how well this runs seeing as how it looked to have been treated before i cleaned it. The rotor is lovely and silent and it sets spot on. The power reserve is also a good long one. Not sure what these were but after wearing it for the evening a day or so ago, it was still running and spot on time wise today. So a movement shot and it looks very clean. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  3. Yes honour ill update with pictures when it arrives. [emoji119] Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk Lol no im still poor, but hit lucky a few times when searching the bay[emoji4] maybe a diver like an apocalyse now and ill be done until easter. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  4. Now the original seiko bracelet by stelux is cleaned ive decided to refit it. Its actually an attractive oyster style. Very restrained for a 70s seiko really. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  5. Ive decided to put this back on its original bracelet although its quiet marked with swirlies, its a bit special, its an STL Stelux with seiko branding, which means each link is held by a tiny spring bar as in the pictures which is very nice quality, the clasp is also very cool 70's and still snaps home well. Ive not rebrushed it because the finish although not in its first flush of youth (wabi i believe) has a similar radial groved diamond like cut which matches the case top finish its like a cart wheel effect rather than the brush we get today and quiet coarse to catch the light, its not really a brush at all. But all in tact an untouched i think there is something about its oneness and i prefer original bracelets on vintage watches i think they are a big part of the feel...a new leather may look smarter but for me the watch looses some of its vibe and sense of the past life it has lead...here is the batman with its bracelet, cleaned and new pin bars and with the end links put back into shape (hollows always distort). an image showing the separated stelux stl links with spring bars though hard to make out that is the stylized 'STL Stelux' on the clasp
  6. 1976...7006. 'Batman' Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  7. ignore him i had blokes like that at the office comments like 'when you are selling that 928 let me know' its all a load of bollox in their heads, when you say im selling theres always an excuse like 'i would but i bought a place in france...'
  8. thanks Honour, much appreciated my friend
  9. Being lazy and apart from liking these and knowing they are a bit special to look at i don't know much else so nicked of the web...mines a 1978 sellers pics more when it arrives...Ive bought again of a Japan seller a lot of the interesting stuff remains out there...so here goes... ''In 1978, when the Lord Quartz was introduced and positioned just below the King Quartzes, it was more expensive than a lot of the King Quartz 4823 calibers. Admittedly the 482x was showing its age, but was still perfectly adequate, indeed 40 year onwards these calibers just keep on ticking precisely. But so do the LQ’s. The Tank styled watches in particular, with calibre 7853 were at the top of their range and first to see the light of day. They were depicted in the catalogue right below a modernistic introductory advert. Seiko always did this to present the most prestigious product line watches." "this caliber runs at 10 seconds per month! Just like the King Quartz. But unlike the Kings, these Lords are very rare watches to obtain. Either because of the value of the high rollers (costing about 560 euro, inflation corrected) or because the lower range, at 36% percent less (costing about 380 euro), was just cheap enough to simply wear into oblivion. It doesn’t help of course that these watches were produced only in a three year span between 1978 and 1980." sellers pics seiko catalogue pic of the time
  10. 1974 6139 6012. Now on aftermarket wishbone which i must say is pretty good. Theres a few nicknames for this one. Helmet we all know, also Darth Vader for the black dial which most of us will know and....Bobby Deerfield Al Pacino...google it and watch the trailer. I think the film flopped, but it looks a good racing pic ive a lazy afternoon so i think ill watch it on youtube.... Bobby deerfield vader helmet [emoji4] Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  11. its amazing with this after all that scratching to the crystal there isnt a single crack or dink, and the dial is mint, goodness knows where its been for the last 20 years. And its just come back to life....like batman
  12. i think the point is that watches in-particularly rely on being authentic or they become frankens or marriages or fakes and mixtures of new and old parts, they are not like cars in that way and when 'customised' with bits that are not right...excepting maybe a strap, then you cant really sell them as what they were ie a genuine un fooked with rolex.
  13. i read the op's name as daveyp then and nearly had a coronary
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