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  1. Finding it hard to find definitive information on a watch I have. I bought this LANCET 15 jewel cal. 984 some years ago. I was told it was 'rubbish' but liked it and as the movement looked nice I had it overhauled and wore it. Lancet 15 jewel cal.984 cal.984 by ashleybones, on Flickr I did some research and was pleased to find it was made by Langendorf who later branded watches as LANCO. I did some further research today and found a recent 'ended' eBay auction for a similar LANCET with and identical movement which was non-working - it sold for £1,032. Can anyone give me any mor
  2. Hi all! Wondering if anyone with some insight in the ETA 2894-2 movement might have an idea as to what might be wrong with the movement when it's gaining approximately 5 seconds every minute? It's completely consistent in this gain. Does this perhaps indicate some serious issue that need some more thorough/costly repairs? Or might it be caused by something quite trivial that's easier to fix? Thanks for any input!
  3. My raymond weil multifunction spirts watch is stuck at some screen. The arms aren't moving and the screen is stuck at "R" where the date goes and "1" where the day goes. It isn't dead battery and I can't figure out what's wro ng
  4. The Tissot is what I would call "plain Jane". There is only an hour, minute and second hand, along with the Tissot logo. No day or date or any other amenities are here. The bottom of the dial says "Swiss Made". On the top of each side of the gold band are words "10K Gold Filled Top Caps" . Each link in the Spiedel watch and is marked Pat. 2,689,450. The stainless steel bottom where the band attaches to the case says "Stainless Steel bottom caps 68". When I opened the back, the case was attached to the face. Being beyond my skill to remove the back, I just left it the way it was and snapped it
  5. 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 ow
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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 G
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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 Jew
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. 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???
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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?
  23. 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:
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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