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  1. I realised recently I hadn't had my watch box open in months, I've just been wearing the same watch, so fancying a change I opened it up and found the battery in my Orsa had gone flat. I popped a new one in and wore it to work the next day, and look how it rewards me for reviving it: http://1drv.ms/1MRgBz3 The marker has fallen out of the bezel This happened before to another watch I had, I filled the hole with paint but it always annoyed me when I looked at the dial, looks like I'll be doing the same thing again.
  2. I have a Emile Pequignet Watch with date, marked with Geneve Swiss Made and in the rear cover is written 14.661 Fond Acier Automatic I also can read Plaque G.10 TC on the edge in very small letters (what does that mean?). I guess it is gold Double. It is not running but the Winding balance is moving. I havent opened it yet because the back sits really hard without a place to get a good grip. Anyone have some information about this Watch (I have tried to Google without much luck) Is it worth something? Is it worth reparing? http://s173.photobucket.com/user/lennartlennart/media/EmilePequig
  3. Hi Everyone, I'm new to the site so hope I'm doing this right! I've been looking (and looking) for years about some information on my Wittnauer. I used to be a jeweler in Florida and came across this watch when going through their 'scrap' watches. I fell in love with it and was told it was finders keepers. I only know the following - it is a Wittnauer Geneve Automatic, with a 10K bezel and pop-off stainless steel back. It has the Wittnauer W on the crown, a working day/date window, and is in amazing condition. Wondering if anyone else knows anything about it.... Whenever I have searched for si
  4. Hi, A few months ago, I wondered what was the best tool to measure the accuracy of my mechanical watches, tired of using my notepad and an atomic clock. With two friends, also watch enthusiasts, we thought of a web application for that purpose. We wanted the whole process to be the the most simple and convenient possible. We then launched Toolwatch.io confidentially a few weeks ago and we were surprised to soon have several hundred and thousand users. We listened to their different feedback and based on these, we just launched a brand new version. I would be delighted to have your feedback as
  5. Just had my new Sonder Series watch turn up from Made & Dye, got a great discount in their sale too. Bought it for work and looks mint with my Navy suit. What do people think?
  6. Please read the rules BEFORE posting, this is not a free selling place.
  7. Hello watch enthusiasts! I'm stumped. I got this vintage Gigandet triple date chrono watch the other night and trying to find some information on it. I've seen a few just like it except the others all have "Wakmann" marked on the to which this one does not. I have not found any like this without "Wakmann". Is this a different version? From what I know Wakmann was the US distributor of Gigandet but I could be wrong. The inside is marked "Charles Gigandet" also has the 730 with a letter "R". By the way, it works great! Any information that could be shared about this would be greatly appreciated.
  8. I'm stumped. I got this vintage Gigandet triple date chrono watch the other night and trying to find some information on it. I've seen a few just like it except the others all have "Wakmann" marked on them although this one does not. I have not found any like this without "Wakmann". Is this a different version/model? From what I know Wakmann was the US distributor of Gigandet but I could be wrong. The inside is marked "Charles Gigandet" also has the 730 with a letter "R". By the way, it works great! Any information that could be shared about this would be greatly appreciated.
  9. I am looking to replace the bezel insert to my 1993 red tag Heuer 1000 model number 980.913n.....anyone know where I can find one?
  10. Hello everyone. I am looking to get my grandchildren into collecting watches. I have the opportunity to buy a few pocket watches, could anyone please tell me if there is anything interesting among this selection or of real value. person selling them does not know about watches but wants a fair price, I don't want to insult them, but don't want to pay more than necessary either. most are silver stamped with a crab mark and one with a swan, none work apart from the pear cased one, they have not told me what watch is inside that but they are keeping that anyway. any help would be a great help fo
  11. ....hello GSOM: What a great addition to the collection. The Breitlings weren't getting worn much and I've always loved the GSOM. It's much more formal than the DSOM and its fairly understated too. Never thought I'd trade any watches again but if they're not being worn then no point in keeping them.
  12. Hello all, I have recently acquired this little beauty: It came to me looking a bit grubby and the little orange sub dial hand needed re attaching but otherwise it was in the condition shown. The dial is a bit faded but it doesn't really bother me, in fact it adds a bit of character in my opinion. The case feels quite heavy so I think it is decent gold plate, though I'm not sure what quality it is as I can't find a hallmark. The Landeron 248 movement is working perfectly so all seems well. The only thing that bothers me is the buttons. I think the upper button is original, but the lower
  13. http:// Nice watchfor fathers day H
  14. I have a 1960 Cal 504 Omega Constellation which is running perfectly and keeping very good time. The date function is working and it is faultless apart from needing a crown and the dial shows considerable signs of age. Not sure whether it is possible to clean the dial to improve it slightly and keep it original or to have a dial restoration done. I'd be happy to have just the two or three larger stains removed if that's possible. Does anyone know a good watch man who could do this as I'm reluctant to go down the restoration route. Lastly, should the crown have ten sides to it for this model. T
  15. Good evening All, I just bought a cheap light tent to try to improve my watch photos. After a few experiments this morning, I'm pretty amazed at the difference it has made. It makes it much, much easier to get a good shot without ruinous reflections. Here are a few of the results. A couple of recent acquisitions plus two of my favourites. First up, the most recent arrival - my Sturmanski Radiation Resistant chronograph: Sturmanskie Chronograph by wotsch2, on Flickr Sturmanskie Chronograph by wotsch2, on Flickr Second, a Glashütte Spezimatic: Spezimatic Weltzeit by
  16. Hello I was watching Bargain Hunt and an Omega Silver cased pocket watch went for under £50. Was this price unusual or can you get swiss pocket watches for that kind of money. What is typical price for such items. I look forward to hearing the discussion. Yours Farhan
  17. I have a Jaeger Le Coultre master Compressor Pro Diver Geographic which I have had since new for about 8 months now. I had planed to actually go diving but after an attempt I realised diving probably isn't for me (started to panic when googles fogged up and I was only down 2 meters!). Having a watch that is going to be telling me how deep I am not going day in day out for the rest of my life isn't what I had planned so I'm thinking of selling and getting another watch of the same calibre. I was thinking of the AP Royal Oak but was told today in the watch gallery that it would be a downg
  18. Hi all, I just received a lovely new (from the 70s) watch with a Valjoux 7737 manual wind movement. I have never had a manual wind before. Any top tips on how not to break it? ie, which direction should it wind in, how many times should you wind it, etc etc? Thanks in advance...
  19. I've been hooked on black faced watches from my twenties :yes: now while this watch pleases me and given it's age keeps good time I find myself not wearing as often as I might, however if it had a black face it would never leave my wrist. My query is would an EXPLORER face and hands fit it ??? your views and comments please gentlemen. regards beach bum
  20. I have bought a few with this description recently, and so far I am 6 for 6, all just needed the battery :thumbup: . But when this was described as needing a battery I took a punt Paid a price that nothing would work, it was full of water or a transplanted movement (ie not enough to worry about) and it was working fine when it arrived. Still can't work out what battery it needs :yahoo: Shame about the marks on the dial but I think I am still on the safe side of not losing money
  21. Hi there I wanted to post this in wanted but it wouldn't let me as I'm a newbie! Anyhow, Im looking to buy one of the speedmaster Apollo anniversary watches to celebrate the start of a new project. One of these http://forums.watchuseek.com/attachments/f31/45782d1176679117-wtt-omega-speedmaster-apollo-11-35th-anniversary-os1.jpg There seem to be quite a few available in the US but not finding many in the UK. Any ideas anyone? Needs to be in superb condition with a paperwork, boxes etc. Thanks.
  22. I was in an Omega showroom with a friend a few days past where I viewed a Speedmaster that would cost, after discounts and everything, just under 5000 USD. 'You mad? I'd get a few different watches for a few hundred dollars each and wear them, for 5000 USD', my friend remarked. He isn't a watchhead and can thus be forgiven, but he did get me thinking. Let's say you were given (only on Top Gear do you get 'given' money, but pray read on) $4900 (I surreptitiously keep the extra $100) to spend on 7 watches, one for each day of the week. Which ones would you choose? And why? These all hav
  23. I currently have three watches in my humble collection - one on a steel bracelet, one on a ZULU nylon strap, and one on rubber. All of which are very decent watches for just under $100 and all of which serve me well as daily wearers (Pics up soon!) A big birthday is coming up in a few months however and I do want to look at a chronograph on a leather bracelet. Realistically I can afford to set aside $500, perhaps $600 if there is a very good reason for me to do so. I've shortlisted 2 models, but am really welcome to any suggestions. The models are: - Vostok Gaz ( ) - Jorg Gray 6500 ( )
  24. This was given to me, and i have no idea about anything. Anyone know a background or a link to tell me what the watch is (beside it being a Mathey-Tissot) such as what model? What year it was made? What value does it have?
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