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Everything posted by Nigelp

  1. Maybe its time for the British to lead watchmaking again. Not just in small niche on the IOM but in mass production? CW, Bremont? Shame they don't use British movements. Not so much off topic as it sounds really. As there is an East meets West element in there.
  2. I was reading a short blow by blow account of German Watch making. After WW2 in the main and the effects on the old Saxon Town of Glashutte. @yokel and @Jet Jetski would beable to put this together much better i'm sure. However it seems that the Russians may have had more influence in shaping the future of at least A. Lange & Sohne at the very least? A 19th century centre for cutting edge watch making which then spent years behind the Iron Curtain. After being heavily bombed in WW2. Companies under state control remained in Glashutte making rudimentary watches Soviet
  3. Morning lads and lasses, rain again where is it all coming from. 1991 Omega Polaris Cal. 1650, long story with this one, but I was given it in 1991 when I went away to Uni along with a car ( i wont mention the car here). And I had forgotten all about it. My mum turned it up in a drawer at my Grans old house...this is where it gets convoluted. It wasn't working and the crown was very tight, the watch very cold and damp. A battery kicked it into action. So me being me decided to fiddle with the crown. After exerting enough pressure to force new bushes in. The crown went. With a click and cl
  4. Hey well BSA pistons in 930 to be fair Muhamood Ali Autosavser in Nelson Lancs and a lad who worked for me dad Sharif Latif used to get me cheap oil filters for my e24 635csi. Same as a series 1 landrover mate. Saved me a fortune and i ended up making a profit selling them to the local bmw specialist boundary garage lol. Well when your skint mate alls fair in love and war. Could save me a bit that. Not unusual. MA Autosaver Nelson Lancs on Scotland Road. And no im not taking the mickey.
  5. The top one is fab. And the last one is me and my old zenith. Thats my thumb. For the life in me i cant remember the model. Its one I sent to you a bit back @martinzx. Espada??? I think my brain is wearing out.
  6. Watch out for loonies A second omega polaris i forgot i had after buying another and my mum found my original one from my uni days at my Grans....1991 Polaris that needs fixing
  7. Very true Martin. I cant believe i treated it so badly when i was 19. It is much worse than it looks in the pic. After I bought another old Omega Mum said hang on ive still got your old one somewhere. Its been in a drawer at my grans old house for years. Id forgotten all about it. Put a battery in it and off it went. Which means ive now got 2 of these...
  8. Thats lovely martin. Wearing my polaris before it goes off to omega for a rebuild.... My dad gave it to me in 1991 along with a BMW 635csi when I went to uni in Leeds in 1991...the car is long since dead. The Omega? Needs a new crown stem and service. If they are not classic quartz martin...i'll buy a casio.
  9. Fininshing the day back with the old KS. Quartz? Give me a break...
  10. @BondandBigM im fixing christmas ornaments now and pouring mums guinness. I think my yuppy days are over mate.
  11. Im feeling the same. Its old age...nice tag matey. As regards the thread i think the battery was a long lasting one. Still its been raining all day. Thanks for keeping me entertained. I am too im 48...but i think ive been here before.... Very nice indee d
  12. The red head in white mate all day long even when I was 15 in 1988. That was the sensible choice. The others are a choice...ass end natzi slot car or half baked newcomer. Theres only one if monies no object....I'll be back in a min. Here And porker and lambo think they come close Ferrari for me all day everyday. Porsche are like seiko....you can get one in the next shop with the same badge for next to nowt. Cant do that with a ferrari. Lambo theyve never been there for me. Ok on the bedroom wall. Did one ever win a race. Ive got to try and sort @Jet Jetski out
  13. I wish youd told us that to start with. Theres none on the thread yet then Oh hang on We are all trying to answer Jons question for him. Im not sure what he means. I dont think he is sure either. @artistmike that is a classic pogue even the tear drop red is right. Nice strap too.
  14. But looking at your watches Jon they all look classic to me. Would they still be clasdic if you stick a miyota quartz in one?
  15. Most seiko T32s...a few late 70s Omega qtz when cost cutting was at its height. An omega pre bond. It was somehow sooo cheap feeling. Not much else.
  16. I think we are edging towards soul now too. Which is even wider than classic. Yes I would say even a 1987 Zenith Mistral eta qtz is classic. But there are classics and classics. The 135 is probably a notch up the desirability scale. Though I can safely confirm i am not a space man.... What is evolving as a conclusion from this thread is the growing interest in early high end Japanese Quartz from Seiko and Citizen and on the Swiss side for Omega. Even Rolex got a mention. The mid 70s quartz are coming back i reckon....the good ones that is. Its Star Wars 1 all over again. And no im
  17. No afraid not. Im in the Conservatory its fairly small. I see what you mean though you are saying a watch is classic because it achieved something in looks then?. Omega Polaris is that a classic quartz. Its a one off case at least. Or is it just a bit of dodgy modern art no one gets. Or not even that? Or are you saying a watch is a classic not because someone wore it to go to a posh dinner, but because they achieved something whilst wearing it? Like say going up a mountain under special circumstances or etcetra.
  18. It looks like they missed one lol. I did i used the chrono function on mine and only sold it because the big centre seconds wouldnt zero. Though that was a cousin of pogue a Bobby Deerfield. That had soul not just a classic there was something about how the orgininal white paint had come off the hands and stuck to the dial. Admit that it was the black dial version so not a proper bobby but that made the paint flakes look better. Wish id kept it but i was climbing the ladder to a suwa turtle....long gone.
  19. Interesting read, looks in remarkable condition for age, crown looks to have hardly any wear at all in the machining! Good luck with it.
  20. Saw one in a Jewelers next to a Blackbay it left the latter standing. Alas to big for me.
  21. Thanks! I understand now, the QT was above the QR and QZ wasnt it. Ive had a QZ that was almost identical in case to design to my 5625 KS mechanical in terms of shape and style. A bit thicker maybe to house the caliber it ran. As I understand it QR and QT were later rebadged King Quartz and Grand Quartz?. @martinzx it came back to me it was the 4mega 45million yen in 1977. https://sweep-hand.org/tag/citizen-vintage-quartz/ https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F274433936118
  22. Many would say the seiko 7t32 was a classic. For me that cal was a classic pain in the neck for sure. Wish id bought that watch. I cant remember the name now or ref. I thought it was a crystron but not sure. If it was it was an extra special version. Citizen get lost in the smoke screen that has become seiko. Which is a shame.
  23. In support of can a quartz be a classic? Ive changed to this 1980 SeikoTwin Quartz 9642 5000 9 jewel HAQ. Seiko specs were +/- 20 secs a year 40 years ago. On the time graph the rate of this one is +11 seconds a year. Pretty sharp. 1976 was a great year for Omega, it seems that Jimmy Saville wasnt the most dangerous thing on Top of the Pops afterall Hesketh Racing that rings a bell. Im not sure why though. Its a lovely Omega very understated especially for late 70s. I like engraved backs only had 2. One was a seiko and it said to Alan love from Donna. Im guessi
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