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  1. Haven't posted an incoming on here for a while (couldn't access the site) but here's today's: Tag Heuer Carrera 1887 bullhead. Completely unexpected as I had my heard set on a JLC Squadra but once I saw it in an AD and tried it, I was hooked. AD had it in for three years and it hadn't sold so I negotiatied a deal and slept on it. Then it came up in the sales and got an even better deal so it was a no brainer really. Wears extemely comfortably due to the lugs following the wrist and the case being angled upwards. The amount of detail in the dial is awesome too, lots go
  2. How do you think watch sellers should collect and use customer data to achieve better sales and ensure the best customer experience? What would you, customers, like to see there?
  3. Hi. I have two vintage watches that I inherited a few years ago and I wanted to know if I should have them insured. The first one is a Fulgens 18 carat gents watch. It also states "17 rubis" on the face which I know means 17 rubies. The reverse has the hammer stamp with 158 stamped in it. It also ha "6 508" stamped on it and a small scroll with the letters "C G" in it. The second one is a Avia gents watch. It has a stainless steel back. It has "17 jewels" and "incabloc" on the face. The reverse states "10003" stamped on it. I know the first one is worth more, but that's
  4. Can anyone identify this watch? It is a Baylor heuer and is mechanical. I know the bracelet was made by JB champion although I don't know whether it came with the watch originally. I don't know anything about where this watch came from and would be very grateful if anyone can identify it and/or approximate a value Many thanks
  5. Hello everyone, Right, this will be a controversial one. Yes, I think Japan beats Switzerland. You may think I'm off my rocker but just hear me out. As far as I'm concerned, the Japanise market is where it is at right now, and I think it is far under appreciated. Japanise watch brands are producing higher quality products than ever for extreme affordability, with the workmanship previously held exclusively by Swiss watch brands. Ok, I understand the attraction of the heritage, history and pure class that comes with Swiss made watches, heck, I own a few myself. And yes, they do
  6. I have two watches that i'd like to sell but I don't know what models, I'd be grateful if anyone could let me know what they are. http://imgur.com/a/VLgrh
  7. Just wondering if anyone could offer up any information on a watch of a friend. She received it from her grandfather after he passed and all she knows about it is that it's old, possibly dated back to the Vietnam war which he fought in. The back of the watch says 2.0 espa 1-8680 golden star anti magnetic Swiss watch. Their is also engraving on the inside of the watch strap on each segment which says special. The front is a large white face with golden star written on it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  8. Ok so I decided to get a Squale 20 atmos in the new year. Since I live in Europe I would have thought getting any squale I wanted would be an easy take. Went to their official site since I'm willing to purchase from their home ground but they don't seem to sell directly. The best selection of the model I want ( the 20 atmos with sel bracelet ) is on gnomon watches. Where does everybody here get their squale watches and was there extra charges if from abroad ? Thanks, happy Boxing day from David.
  9. Dear Bloggers, the last time i tried to get some advices here, at this forum, I just got crushed and banned for no reason. So I retry it. My name is Nico and i am 23 years old. I am living in Germany and working as intern in Switzerland. Lately i found a great watch to buy, but i do not really have the knowledge about what i have to take care of when buying a high quality watch. What are the famous mistakes made? Probably anyone of you might give me some hints? If needed I can post the link of the watch, although i am not sure, if it is allowed to post things here. Probabl
  10. Hello! My first post here, I'm a mil sub collector but decided to pull the trigger on this find on eBay. I was hoping a member of the forum might have some more knowledge on the Spera SA brand and specifically this watch? I merely bought this watch based upon the beautiful dial! Any help with its history, and of the SPERA brand would be really appreciated. Find some photographs below of the watch. David
  11. Hello Everyone, This is my first post here. I was recently gifted a Invicta I-Force Quartz watch (model no. 13010). I have been trying to set the date on this watch by pulling the crown to position 1 as per the manual; but however delicately I try, I always end up in position 2. Is there a knack to do this or am I doing it completely wrong? If anyone here could advice please? Thanks
  12. Good Morning All, First, you will note some supreme lurking - 7 years since my first (and only post)! The crown on my manual wind Heuer CS3110 Carrera re-edition sheared off last week. I have spoken to STS who have said that it will need a new stem and crown along with a full service! This confused me slightly: Why does it need a new crown, can the stem not be separated from the crown and a new one fixed? Is a full service really necessary? It was serviced by STS less than 3 years ago (£350+) Can you recommend anyone suitable to carry out a this repair and not
  13. Hello, I am completely new to the world of horology. This is a new hobby for me and I have just bought my first two watches. These are definitely not high end watches. I bought them very cheap as a starting/learning point. The first is a Andrew The Hatton - Automatic - Running...terribly The second is a Ingersoll - Missing crown, underneath the scratched crystal the dial looks in pretty good condition. http://s1070.photobucket.com/user/99Jewels/library/ I am wonder if anybody knows more about these watches and or manufactures? I believe there around the 1
  14. Hello, i got in contact with kickstarter.com, there a watch is about to be produced. It is financed by crowdfunding. Can someone give me some advices about the quality of this watch? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2055557949/done-swiss-mechanical-watches?ref=discovery I thank you for all your advices.
  15. Hi, I'm looking for a little guidance please. I have a Montblanc sport Chronograph automatic which is about 5 years old. Something has happened to the stop watch, it is running constantly and the stop and reset buttons are not working at all. Other than that the watch itself seems to be working fine. I have taken it into an MB dealer and they could not tell me what was wrong, but offered to take an extortionate amount of money off me to send it off for a service and repair. I am just wondering if there is another option to get it serviced and repaired at a more reasonable cost w
  16. Hi guys,We're starting a new collector's guide series for the Breguet Type 20, a watch which I think is one of the coolest military chronographs out there. The article below is the first (of the two) part of the collector's guide which focuses on the military issues, that will be followed by a guide on civilian models next week.With a really interesting story behind the production of this particular watch (and with Breguet being a highly regarded luxury watch brand), it's no wonder all surviving pieces are of high value.Please do check out the guide and enjoy! Breguet Type 20 Military Issue C
  17. Hi all and good to find you as I am new in the forum as well as the watch world in general. I recently was given as woman's watch that used to be worn by my mother's aunt (now 90years old) who had little to do with brands but she would just buy what she liked. Now she remembers very few things and nothing related to the watch she gave to me. So, as my knowledge is very limited to the horlogerie, I am posting here pics of her vintage Girard Perregaux ( I guess bought some time in the 60's perhaps in Switzerland as she used to travel a lot there and had Swiss friends - perhaps is a present
  18. Hi All, I'm new in the forum. I have been looking to purchase a new divers watch now i've caught the bug! I would live a submariner, unfortunately that looks a good few years off at the moment. I have been looking around at non homage alternatives and I have really taken a liking to the Tag heuer Aquaracer (Wan 2110) .. i was hoping to get some yhoughts or maybe some alternative ideas. Thanks, Gino
  19. https://goo.gl/photos/oN8v5bbPVEb28HieA Hi all, I originally started searching for this particular watch as I have one and wanted to find out about it and can I get it going again. Firstly I thought it was over wound but their is movement but then it stops. The posts I came across said it needs to be cleaned and it should be ok but they are rare. So I want to find out How to get it done and obviously how much will it cost. Then another thread I read implied this type of watch had a small run, sold for a lot of money and had a lot of returns due to it failing. The thread also m
  20. I just wanted to share with everyone an interesting and thought provoking story I stumbled across on Instagram a couple of days ago. This guys home was completely destroyed by a bushfire back in 2013, it was one of the most ferocious bushfires to have hit Australia in 2013, and it literally destroyed everything in its path, reaching temperatures of 1600 degrees Celsius. Except for in this individuals case... His Speedy survived, obviously it doesn't work any more, but the owner took time to clean it up, and It now has incredible sentimental value, as it was the only thing which surv
  21. After a lot of toeing and throwing, I finally placed a deposit on a watch I have been pining for a long time... A Breitling Navitimer 01, 43mm with the bracelet. Definitely a Marmite watch (and brand) I know, but I am far too excited to get hold of it to care For me this is a big purchase, and not the sort of value watch I will be able to buy very often - which makes the wait feel all the more slow! They seemed to think it may be up to 2 weeks to get in.... How do you feel during the wait for a new watch, particularly if it is a special or grail watch for you? And is everyone as happy whe
  22. Hi Guy i'm not going to profess knowing anything about watches. Recently my wife's granddad passed away and her granny asked me to have a look at some of his watches he had in his drawer. There was the regular assortment of casios but one watch caught my attention and this is it: On the silvery white face it has: Jaeger-LeCoultre - Memovox Automatic On the back it has: SNOWDROP Speed Beat, HF 28800 E877 SATU SerialNo 1229409 It isnt in Mint condition and can do with a little TLC. The watch was well used until a few years ago. My question is
  23. Can anyone tell me anything about this pocket watch. I have searched the Internet but with no joy. I believe the movement to be engraved Jn Frans et Bonnet from what I can make out. Any information is much appreciated.
  24. I'm thinking of buying a vintage gold Jaeger le Coultre Mastercontrol Geographic mainly because its a classic looking watch and Jaeger is an acclaimed Swiss brand. It is important to me however that a watch purchase be an investment. Any views on same?
  25. This watch belonged to my late father in law. I am fairly certain the strap is not the original. I am trying to indentify the model number and thus its likely value. I thin it's from the 1950's or early 60's. Any help appreciated. http://tinypic.com/r/200bdbl/9
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