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  1. Hi All, just joined the forum and am a novice who is looking to learn about how to service my own watches. I have recently purchased a nice looking Venus Automatic 54 SE and I'm not having much look finding anything out about it, other than finding a very brief history of the company, so any info you might have would be gratefully received. The Mechanism is marked 2788, 21 Jewels. I first would like to know how to remove the crown and stem. The watch is keeping great time, my aim is to clean the dial as much as I can, I realise that many forum posts discourage this, but I buy watches for my own use with not thought of reselling. Many Thanks Kevin.
  2. So I really like the Hamilton dress watches, mainly the Jazzmaster series but pictures on sales sites are so lacking in visual detail. Any of you guys own a Hamilton dress watch with a black dial preferable and how do you like it? Pictures are also very much wanted. Any hints on where to buy them (from a thrustworthy source) would also be greatly appreciated, I'm in the EU but for the right price the shipping from the USA'd be worth the price.
  3. Hi, I've recently acquired this Novoris, which I do like quite a lot. It's apparently from around 1940 (ish) but was not able to trace it anywhere on the Internets. It seem to run of a 4 jewel movement (cal 292), though when checked online 292 movements seem to be 7 jewels. I've cleaned face and hands as best as I could and swapped old leather strap (bit stinky) to a simple NATO (yup I know, probably made the biggest faux pax but hey.. it can be changed easily). It does seem to keep a good time (but not timed correctly yet). It definitively work for +24 hours on a full wind so it's good enough. Tick lovely and I'm quite pleased with it. There you go some pictures, enjoy...
  4. I wonder if anyone could tell me which model this is, when it was made and a rough estimation of it’s value? Just click on the below to see images. Watch Front Watch Back
  5. Hello everyone! I'm as new to the forum as I am in the watch-area; total newbie. I became a member to discuss an impending acquisition. I'm in the market for a watch with a clean, humble design, and has gotten my eyes on this piece: Georg Jensen Koppel 307. It sports an ETA Automatic 2894, and is priced at approx 2000 € excl. VAT. I've hade a hard time finding any reviews/information at all regarding these watches online, except this one post on this forum that in the end really didn't offer much insight regarding the jensen watches. Only a comment that highlighted the fact that Georg Jensen was a jewelery manufacturer, not a watch-maker, and thus implied substandard quality(?). Does anyone have any experience with this/or a similar piece? I really appreciate the modest design, clean dial, no numbers, no abundance of small plotty details, that you'd find on most other popular watches. Are there any 'better' alternatives of similar watches? Best regards!
  6. My Father is giving me a family heirloom that my Great Grandfather gave him. He is giving it to me for funding my two son's college education...woot! He had it appraised several years back and it came out to somewhere around 50K...though he doubts that it will fetch "near that much" in today's market. Photos are below. I dare not crack the caseback open with my limited knowledge and tools, therefore I don't have pics of the movement. It includes the original display box with Bailey, Banks & Biddle insignia inside, a little pocket of soft material, a gold/platinum chain and gold knife. Here are the few details I know regarding the watch: 'BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE' on watch face and caseback. 'Switzerland' at the bottom of the watch face. At the top of the winder where the chain connector is...is has 'PPC' stamped on it (Patek Philippe Company?). On the back of the caseback is engraved 'To XXXX XXXXXXX A Veteran of Veterans Semper Fidelis 1896-1940 From Sun Oil Company'. Can anyone tell me more about this watch? Thanks!
  7. Hello everyone and wonder if you can help. I have just come by a Lonstar Delux, Swiss made watch which is gold plated on the body, markers and hands. It also as a gold crown logo. This watch is running very fast and I am wondering wether to get it repair. I have been quoted 35 pound. Does anyone have any information on these watches and are they worth repairing. Been told by my watch repairer it will need cleaning and requlating. Many thanks Lee
  8. Hi peeps :P Hopefully the right forum page! A quick query please - I just received a small job lot of watches from that well known online auction site One of them among it all is a small ladies Rone which is not running. I was wondering if anyone can shed any light on it's age for me & also let me know if the case is a screw down or not and if it's an automatic? I don't want to attempt to open it up in case I do something wrong. I plan to probably re-sell it to be honest, so I obviously need to know how to get it going. Identifying marks on the face are Rone at the top, 17 Jewels at the bottom with Incabloc under that. Also Swiss Made either side of the "6". I've heard of Incabloc before, is that a part of the Rone range, or something seperate? On the rear case are the numbers 6839, and nothing else. Also, are these water resistant, or would it say on the watch if so? BTW - I do have the strap, it's a stainless elasticated bracelet type, I've removed it for cleaning. I've posted two photos to show you: Thanks everyone for any help or advice! Rick
  9. I need help in dating this Waltham. I could not find a serial number, per se. On the movement I found Waltham Watch Co. Swiss -- don't know if made in Switzerland or just Swiss movement. It also says "unadjusted," 7j, WXO, Swiss HMX and the nunbers 1177. As it says incabloc on the dial I take that it must be from around the 1950+s.The original box says "Centennial Year"... as they started in 1850, I wonder if this is a watch from 1950... Any hellp?
  10. Hello, I wanted to introduce myself. I am a big watch fan and wanted to talk to like minded people. I have a Heuer WS2112 re-edtion, the model that was made by Tag Heuer to celebrate the original 1960s carreras. The watch has the vintage style brushed face and leather perforated strap. Stephen
  11. Hi All Have a collection of pre 1960 Longines ladies watches, is there a repairer who specialises in Longines. I have emailed a few repairers but most seem to want to fit generic parts and my favourite longines needs a rose gold crown as well as a complete overhaul. I know these watches should be fairly simple to service as they aren't half as complicated as gents watches, just small and old!! Am hoping someone can point me in the right direction Many thanks in advance Sue
  12. Hi I am wondering if anyone can help me with any info for this clock I have. I have searched the internet and have found similar ones which possibly date from the 1950's but I haven't found one like this. Any help would be much appreciated. Hoping this photobucket link works as I am not too sure how to share the picture. Please let me know if it is not available to view
  13. So I stumbled across This bad boy yesterday and wanted to get some opinions as I've never seen or heard of it my life before.
  14. I understand that Raymond Weil watches are of rather recent manufacture. This one has a day date and some stones which I think may be rhinestones. The movement had S642 and ETA 2671 engraved on it.It's automatic. I don't know what ETA means... and, any idea as to manufacture year?
  15. This is one of my favourite vintage watches, but I have not been able to date it through Google. It is 17j, incabloc, Swiss made, on the back only "fond acier inoxidable" and the numbers 488601. It is also gold filled, has a second dial and date. On the engine it's engraved P336N. Help???
  16. This Certina watch was bought in e-bay. The engine has this engraved: KF400. Inside the back I found this number: 1377647. The seller posted it as being a "1950s " watch. It is gold plated and works very well. Thank you.
  17. This LaMarque watch has 17 jewels, marked as Swiss made, incabloc, antimagnetic with mechanical movement... It has a four-digit serial number on the engine... I couldn't find much information on this brand on Google. On the back it says "cased and timed by precision watchcraftmen." Thank you.
  18. Hello chaps! I have recently acquired a new (old!) pocketwatch, and as I am new to collecting watches, and considering my knowledge of the topic is fairly basic, I decided to post pictures of it, in the hope of gaining a better understanding of both this watch, and indeed watches in general. The watch case is 52mm wide, the movement 42mm. It is inscribed 'Swiss Made', and above that it says 'safety pinion'. There are no clues to the maker, but it is key winding, so I assume it is from the 19th century- I could be wrong! Any ideas?
  19. Hey everyone on Saturday I ordered a new pocket watch and I would like to know what you think of it. It's my first pocket watch and I am very excited. Look at this link to find a description of it - Thanks A Lot -Roope :yes:
  20. I just found this box in my mailbox sent from a relative back home in England: And here's what I found inside: An old pocket watch and a small bag for memory cards, which contained... ... A RADO Silver Star Now to find out what these are, and try to date them. More pictures to follow.
  21. Hi, Looking for some thoughts on the pros and cons of vintage vs brand new. Obviously everyone will have their own view, just looking for some hints and tips before I take the plunge for a new watch. Looking to send between 500/700 GBP. Looking for an automatic, reasonably smart dress watch. My thoughts on buying new are - should work perfectly, guarantee of purchase, wide selection (but unable to afford the premium brands), For vintage my main concern would be condition. Would it need serviced? How accurate will the time keeping be? But the plus points being able to (maybe) buy a classic timepiece with a good history. Any hints and tips would be appreciated. Also websites that specialise in vintage watches. Thanks Kevin
  22. Hi, Can someone educate me on the necessity of a watch winder to keep an automatic watch running? I know that this will save resetting the time / date etc if the watch is kept wound, but will it increase or reduce the lifespan of a watch? Is it better to keep the watch running or will it not do any harm if it runs out of charge. Looking to add an automatic to my collection, but will want to rotate with my others watches. Thanks for any advice Kevin
  23. Hello all, I wonder if I could have your thoughts on a watch called the tissot powermatic 80, I am going to buy one but don't know which colour face I like it, I was thinking the black face with stainless steel strap or white or grey face with steel strap, It's uses an era movement and has a power reserve of 80 hours, and cost 560 in the uk, Let me know what you all think Harry http://m.tissot.ch/?collections/products/6599/n//T086.407.11.051.00
  24. Hello all I am in the market for a new watch, and I don't want to spend any more than £2000 really, I am torn between an tag heuer and an omega, which would you go for? Tag heuer carrera caliber 5 http://www.watches-of-switzerland.co.uk/brands/tag-heuer-watches/carrera/carrera-calibre-5-automatic Omega aqua terra quartz http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Omega-Seamaster-Aqua-Terra-Gents-Quartz-Watch/p/17330457/ Thank you
  25. Hey all, I'm slowly growing my collection and saw this watch (with the blue hands) at a flea market this past weekend: I love the design but can't seem to find anything about it online. The woman (who did not speak great english) could only tell me that it had swiss movement, but it was hard to understand her. She was asking about 850 DKK, or about $170 USD, if that helps. It looks pretty similar to some vintage Stowa's, but nothing quite matches exactly. Thanks! And sorry if this is the wrong plae to post, I'm new here!
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