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Everything posted by Nigelp

  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
  14. Thanks Roger, ive fitted the aftermarket fishbone and luckily when it arrived it wasnt for the bull head with no flairs but fairly straight as seen in the pictures. It feels better on its original style bracelet even if it is an after market one, its well made with solid links and well finished for 16 quid delivered what is not to like.
  15. It arrived and after a jolly good clean up, a poly watch on the crystal and the removal of the bracelet and a di modell rallye it looks spiffing. These always look better on leather than a bracelet as with silver end links you loose the bat shape....prepare for grunge removal using wd 40. Ive learnt my lesson about polishing cases and would not do another (ive only done the KS the rest of my collection retains full wabi). I cant properly capture the dial but its a bright vibrant purple that changes to black...lovely thing running beautifully. Its another 40mm diameter too and it dates to 1976 January...so the seller got the year wrong.
  16. Have i missed someone mentioning the obvious, or have i still not got the hang of this game? separated at birth? need any more?
  17. amazing how can you tell very well made watches with a distinctive look, i had the blue but unbranded great blue version, a nice solid watch, good nick name for it there.
  18. nice...ive just been playing with mine and noticed the roulette date wheel, thats something to look forward to on a dull sunday, its the little things that make us happy isnt it . The white looks great too very clean, they remind me of the omega cone in shape and feel on the wrist. Yes the bobby deerfield is a bit of fun to go with them. I guess we could call them the bobby deerfield, there seem to be all sorts of names being given to old seikos these days.
  19. There seems to be a lot of enthusiasm for certain 1970's Seiko Automatics quiet a few world wide vintage Facebook pages with a good following from younger generations who are just getting into collecting, it also encompasses the 1960's manual winds like the Liner and Skyliner no to mention the GS obviously. Any look into a seiko branding dictionary and there are enthusiasts after them. But the 1970s seem to be very popular with their striking case shapes, dials and faceted crystals. All sorts are getting nicknamed, its extended well beyond the pogue and includes that and its that sort of genre, but not necessarily due to a famous association. Theres a sub culture a bit like orange tag levis and there youngens so it seems are following a counter culture of seiko monacos, vadars, pandas, batmans, this hasnt really happened with the later 80s and 90s seikos like the great blue etc which seem woefully ignored. Even the t32's 42's 62's dont seem to have got this addiction, its the 70's seiko autos and a youth sub culture are going daft over their dads watches.
  20. yes you are right i couldnt find a repro for the 05 only the 04 (so i need to amend my comments above re Scotts points, my bracelet is a repro for the bull head and it is slightly wider in the last link, thanks for confirming that for me. I had thought it was but wasnt sure. Im not sure i'll fit it permanently but i will for photos on here and then will probably revert to the di moddel leather rallye ive bought for it. Your Bull head looks superb btw very nice indeed. Ive found an interesting link to the Helmet/vadar and Al pacino as Bobby Deerfield, which i'll follow up later. For now some more pics and thoughts. it wears very comfortably and is in very good condition, its a 40mm but only 43mm lug to lug so it hugs the wrist with the curved shape, it feels very 1970s motor sport inspired to me. The dial colours are lovely in the flesh a matt black dial, brown 60 seconds track and proper 70s fest of a lurid greeny blue and beige/yellowish for the hands and subdials and in the flesh it works well. The plots and hands are very clear in white. For comparison Ive photographed it next to my 36mm 6119. As can be seen by todays standards it is by no means a big watch and it pretty average at 40mm but in 1969 when this was new i expect it made quiet an impact in the pit lane.
  21. Thanks Bernie I'll do an sotc in the jap section when the rest arrive ive decided to focus on 1970s Automatics (though i still have the king quartz and qz again both 1970s). Ive had a lot of luck recently and found what i was looking for, luckily in the instance of this watch as it was wrongly described as a 6039 and didnt appear in the usual searches, another great seller on ebay who was a Gentlemen to deal with. very nice It looks like with the re-issue although they havent gone for a chrono in that version, they have followed the case shape of the seiko monaco, the baby monaco takes its name from the seiko monaco rather than the Tag and the seiko monaco takes its name from the tag, confusing eh.
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