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  1. I was fortuneate to recieve a Smiths Astral, 9 carat case, with a Swiss 17 jewel movement from a late relative. I bears no country of origin or manufacture on the dial, just Smith Astral and the crown logo. It has a screw down back hall marked for 1972, the inscription is dated 1974. I can't find any similar dials online having just the arabic numerals, and a centre second hand. The back has the number '1715/1' stamped inside with the various marks. Any ideas on rarity? or value? or is it more realistic to browse ebay for current prices? My grandson has his eye on it so I doubt I'll sell it.
  2. Hello can anyone help with any info on Japy watches? are they any good, are they reliable, etc thanks
  3. Greetings everybody I’ve just joined this forum and would love some thoughts on my next purchase. I currently own a Rolex Datejust which I bought new in 1998 and an Omega Planet Ocean, which I purchased new in 2010. I’d like to add to my collection and have seen some cracking prices for the Omega Speedmaster (Sapphire Sandwich) and the Chopard Mille Miglia XL 2016. I don’t know much about Chopard, but the looks are appealing to me. The Speedmaster, I think, speaks for itself. I would welcome anyone’s thoughts on these please. Thanks in advance.
  4. Hello, does anyone have any information about Behco Swiss watch? I have recently found this watch for sale but can't find any information about the brand. Thanks very much for your help.
  5. Hi, I was hopeful for some advice regarding a watch I have been looking to purchase. I am no expert and would appreciate any input. The watch in question is a vintage Jaeger le-coultre uniplan (from my understanding) however I have some concerns regarding authenticity. For one the dial is marked "Jaeger" only, where as the movement states "Jaeger Le-coultre. Could it be a Frankenwatch? Any thoughts on this and anything other comments would be greatly appreciated. I am really sorry but I cant load anymore pictures for some reason. Any thoughts on the above however would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Hi, Would someone with more knowledge than myself be able to confirm the legitimacy of this watch: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rolex-Oyster-Date-1500-Stainless-Steel-Gold-36-mm-Cal-1570-COSC-/402279787850?hash=item5da9be6d4a%3Ag%3AXQQAAOSwxbhe0nWb&nma=true&si=cHlGt5Fju4iwwAUmg4a7D8QJp2Q%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 I have purchased it, but am concerned that the reference in the case back (1500) is different to the one between the lugs (1505). The serial number (5827306) suggests it was made in 1978, but am I right in thinking that Rolex moved on from the 1570 movement several years before? Is it pieced together from different parts? Please forgive my ignorance :-)
  7. Hi there, We are small British start-up, trying to get crowdfunding for our first release,available at CF platforms As it usually happens on the start, we don’t have money for paid promotion. Don’t you mind to allow us to place crowdfunding link into your forum? Mörester watches Regards Alex, Mörester watches campaign coordinator
  8. It would be interesting to know, if you could travel today, which watches would you take on an Antarctic journey? I watched this video (with subtitles. Original Language: German) and found the choice quite interesting: I look forward to your selection... and please explain briefly why you would choose them!
  9. Hello have found my grandads J W Bensons watch and wondered if someone could give me a little info on it and maybe a value?
  10. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143647158804 Hello. I have recently acquired a Camy miss 25 solid silver watch. It has been scratched '1979' on the inside case. I know nothing about this watch, and can't find any other like it. Any information would be greatly appreciated, and also I would be interested to know if there are any links that could be added to make it bigger. Thank you
  11. Hello Simon I was given my late father's Roamer Rotodate watch, it has '44' in the face too (presumably the number of jewels) and Brevete and various patent numbers on the back. If I wear it, it seems to work OK except the winding stem and knob (crown, jewel etc) are missing. There is only a small round, hollow piece sticking out of the watch. Whilst my research suggests this is a rare model, I'd quite like to wear it. To do that, I'll need a winding stem and the 'knob' or whatever it's called. Is this something I can insert myself without dismantling the watch? ...if so, do you know where I can get what I need? I don't think the value of the watch justifies a professional job, unless said professional was doing it for himself. I'd be grateful for you help and advice please. Thanks, from another Simon in the UK.
  12. I posted on the WRUW topic earlier but heres the official thread! I was lucky enough to pick up this little gem today. Paid for it during the lockdown at the end of April after spamming my ADs with chaser emails regarding my current position on "the list". I'd got into a bit of routine of touching base every few months. The next day I got an email to ring in urgently.....and 2 months later here we are!! Amazing service. Whilst I didn't get the obligatory glass of bubbles for obvious reasons, they kindly gave me a free gift (Rolex branded leather card wallet) and a letter from the CEO. I also asked for a catalogue as a little keepsake (I didn't realise how good the Rolex catalogues are). I also didn't realise that Mappin and Webb throw on an additional 5 years warranty on top of the Rolex 5. Full 10 years worth of cover. Pretty reassuring. So to the watch. Just love it. The fit is amazing, the quality exceptional, it just looks stunning on the wrist. So pleased. I initially tried on an Omega SMP300 about a year ago, and had the money ready to purchase - in fact I had every intention of purchasing there and then - but once it was on the wrist it just didn't click with me. Not knocking the Omega, its an awesome timepiece, and one day I may buy one, but it proves that you need to see a watch in the flesh to 100% know it's the one. After trying the SMP I tried on a 2-tone Sub as well as my pals no date and I knew it was the one for me. The Rolex Sub fit and finish just felt perfect. I decided then it would be; date complication, retail only, no grey market, save up and just wait as long as it took. To the list and the wait - I've been on a list for a Sub Date for about 15 months; however with this particular AD for only 8 months or so, with no additional purchases or sweeteners to get me in. Must have been the right place at the right time. I'd recommend that if anyone is on the fence about Rolex due to the waitlist it's worth getting on one anyway and being patient. Stay in contact with your AD. Gently nudge them from time to time. You may get lucky. Just as a final side note, the AD gave me all my paperwork to take away, even though I'd been told initially they would be withheld for 12 months. It's either an oversight on their behalf, or restrictions have been lifted a little with regards to UK Rolex paperwork practices. Some photos
  13. I was just given my Grandfathers watch and am trying to find information about it. The face has Nivada Grenchen on it, above the name is a crown with a letter C inside it. There are diamonds arranged rectangular like at the 12/3/6/9 positions and diamonds at the other hours is a diamond background with the bottom of the diamond pointing towards the middle of the face. The crown look shielded from the front with only a small section showing. The case is marked 14K Gold..I’ll try to figure out how to post a picture
  14. I recently pulled this watch I inherited a long time ago out of the safe and have been trying to identify which year it was made, and failed miserably to nail it down. Since a few kind folks here on the forum recently kindly helped me with a similar search for knowledge I was hoping someone here might be able to pin it down — a big thank you in advance for indulging me. It's a Chronoswiss Lunar Chronograph with moonphase, marked with reference number 77990. Given who owned it before and their biography, I'd expect this to be from around 1985-1993. I looked in every place I could think of (including pinging Chronoswiss directly) but I couldn't find a reference to a model with this specific configuration. Models I found referenced either had "Alfred Rochat" added under "Chronoswiss", or the "Automatic" was printed in an arc; none matched this exactly. Since I'd like to have this professionally serviced after 15+ years without any maintenance, I'd love to know what exact model this is. Here's the watch in question: The back says "77990 - WATERRESISTANT 3ATU - STAINLESS STEEL BACK - SWISS MADE". So no surprises there. Alas, it's got some nasty scratches and marks. I was almost too embarrassed to post this; I hope my go to watchmaker can take are of this brutal nick on the crown. This watch has clearly seen some rough times, relatively speaking. Can anyone give me a hint as to what year this might be, and how you ID'd it? Thanks so much in advance! ps. How do you take these amazing watch photos? Boy, this is even harder than I imagined
  15. Hi all just wandering if anyone could give me a little advice.my oris super manual wind (circa 1960) is very rough almost grinding when I set the time.other than this it’s working perfectly keeping very good time,is it something I should seek assistance for or is it not cost effective for the value of the piece. i also have a oris pointer date which is in excellent condition and keeping good time.however the date will not set and is grinding,does anyone know what the problem could be and if it’s easy to fix. Thanks anyone for any advice you could give it’s much appreciated.
  16. I was wondering what the members thought of this story. The patents are 215999 180459. In 1944 my father was in the 6th Airborne at Pegasus bridge some time during the period of 6th of June and the end of July the commanding officer Major Howard had to attend the medical station due to his driver shooting himself in the leg whilst cleaning his revolver my father was ordered to drive him a job my father hated as it was in a open top car, On the journey the Major asked him if he would like a watch, he had been sent a few by the Swiss Government. How lucky was that. My father wore that watch every day throughout the war including his time in the Palestine police until his demon. He wore the watch up until the winder fell out lost for ever in the late 60's. I have the watch now very worn but it's family history. I hope you have found it interesting.
  17. I have some experience of repairing clocks of mantle size, but a friend has asked whether I can repair a small clock from his 1938 car. He thought that the spring had broken which is sort of true, but the actual problem is that it has become disengaged from the barrel. In the clocks I am used to the end of the spring has a hole in it which engages with a hook made from an tab cut into the barrel. This is similar but the end of the spring itself has been bent back to form a hook which is supposed to engage with the barrel. The end of the spring had broken off so I heated it and made a new bend in it. I cannot, however, get this to engage wit the barrel hook which seems to be very close to the barrel. I am not sure whether my new spring end is the problem or whether the barrel hook should be more prominent. I am wary of attempting to bend the barrel hook more for fear of breaking it off completely. I did not "quench" the spring after I had heated it but the original seemed to be quite hard so maybe I should have done. Can anyone offer advice? Are new springs available with a bent back end? I have never seen one, but then I have only dealt with much bigger springs and barrels - taking my life in my hands as I don't have a spring winder! Thank you Paul
  18. Hi all,I came across this Nivada watch and have searched the web for hours and haven't found any info on it. I would like to know if it would be considered a good quality watch and what movement it has. I'm hoping someone can provide some info on this watch? Thanks, henrylr
  19. As a person of the "elderly persuasion", I am still practising social distancing as effectively as possible -- meaning I have time to do some silly things which I might not have thought of doing before. So, whilst I spend a lot of time gazing at the faces and movements of the pieces in my collection, I thought I would take a look at the fastenings (tangs and deployants) and mark them out of ten. So, here goes . . . . . . . . 1/10 (appalling) A horrible piece of pressed steel. Flimsy and rickety. If this cost more than a penny or two to make they haven't got their processes under control. I am not a bracelet person, so I thought it only fair to check by comparison. Luckily, in the box, I do have a bracelet for my Sport Evo. Comparing the fastenings was like matching a Tonka toy against an S-Class. Tacky. Enough said. 5/10 (perfectly adequate, but could do better with a bit of thought) Nicely made, simply polished tang buckles -- each featuring the manufacturer's logo (the Meistersinger "smile", the Zenith star, and the AP initials). The star (in considerable relief) is a bit of a dust trap. The AP logo appears to be simply cast in, and is not sharply defined. 6/10 (meets expectations for the price point) Well made brushed steel tang buckle on the Flieger, featuring fairly industrial, but pin sharp, engraving. Exactly what I'd expect from Nomos -- simply polished but nicely etched logo. Simply polished, but nicely made tang on the Senator -- the (seemingly) cast in double-G logo is very well executed. 7/10 (quite pleasing) The Dornie deployant is very comfortable. Pressed steel cover, but solidly made, nicely brushed and engraved. A company which seems to get by without a logo (who knew?). The nicely brushed tang from the Panoreserve is more substantial than the Senator item. The tangs from the Atum Pure (steel) and the Index (WG) are simply polished but very well made (and shaped to accommodate the logo) and beautifully engraved. 8/10 (pleasing) The very solid deployant from the Benu is well made and extremely comfortable (otherwise as the other two MGs above). The Tang from the Sport Evo Pano is extremely robust, and finished in a combination of polished and brushed. 9/10 (surpassing expectations) Very robust design and construction, featuring three finishes (polished, brushed and ribbed (to match the sides of the watch)). Lovely engraving. A minor joy to behold.
  20. Hi guys, does anyone have any knowledge on the following watch; Eberhard & Co. Aiglon 41016 i haven’t been able to find much regarding this watch online. Asking as I originally thought someone was selling a watch with a ref 41010 but the ref on the back of the watch is 41016, the seller hasn’t responded to my questions regarding the listing of a different reference number and wondering how legitimate this watch is. any help would be appreciated!!
  21. I have broken the crown on my three year old tag aqua racer , just ordered new crown and stem , now I need to know how to release the old stem I have done this before on a quartz but this has automatic movement
  22. Hello watch community I'm new in the entire watch world and I've found a passion in watches in all sorts of styles. I've already acquired a Seiko Seamaster Urchin which I like but had some trouble with the end links due to faulty spring bars. So I went to the local watch shop which was suggested to me in another thread. I consulted with the shop owner, who suggested: Swiss Military Hanowa BUT a special kind which he couldn't stress enough was a older model which had some kind of broad stronger end link thing which would be quite alot stronger than the newer link bracelets due to watch manufacturers can safe alot more money in production which makes the quality on the bracelets lack a bit. Well I have absolutely no idea which model of the Hanowa watch the old man was talking about.. can anyone assist me? Regards Daniel
  23. So I was randomly browsing Tag Heuer watches on Google images (as you do) and I came across this oddity on an auction site, was apparently part of a bankrupt estate. I can't find another Tag with a bezel like that, which makes me think it's either an out and out fake or someone's taken the dial/movement from a legit Tag and placed it in another brands case. I've not been able to find that style of bezel on other watches though. Even trying to find another Tag watch with that dial and the '30m - 100ft' writing on it doesn't turn up much. I'm leaning towards fake personally but then I wonder, if you were going to fake a luxury watch why not fake a well known one rather than create whatever this thing is? Also, just joined so apologies if this is the incorrect board for this post, was torn between here and the vintage watches but I'm not sure if that watch is even real let alone vintage.
  24. HELLO FRIENDS, I HAVE RECENTLY BOUGHT A CLOCK KNOWING IT WAS NOT WORKING. IT IS SAID TO HAVE BELONGED TO KING HUSSAIN OF JORDAN & HAS HIS MONOGRAM. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT HE GAVE THIS AS A GIFT RATHER THAN HIS PERSONAL DESK CLOCK ! THE CLOCK IS BY :- FRED FORCE 10 (PARIS) IT HAS A QUARTZ MOVEMENT THAT APPEARS TO BE :- ETA ESA SA 554 111 (MODULE ?) ALTHOUGH NOW OBSOLETE ONE IS STILL AVAILABLE ON Ebay. I HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF QUARTZ MOVEMENTS BUT HAVE FOUND ON AWCI.COM A LIST OF POTENTIAL REPLACEMENTS & 954 111 APPEARS A CLOSE MATCH. I HAVE (4) QUESTIONS PLEASE :- 1) THE NUMBER B151 1012 ON THE RECTANGULAR BLACK CHIP IS DIFFERENT TO THE ONE FOR SALE ON Ebay i.e. B151 1102. IS IT SIGNIFICANT ? 2) ON THE MODULE THERE IS A LETTER 'M' IN SOLDER. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF IT'S MEANING ? 3) HOW DO I FIND THE PRODUCTION QUANTITY AS THIS WILL AFFECT VALUE ? 4) WHICH MANUFACTURING BRAND PRODUCED THE CLOCK FOR THE PARIS OUTLET ? THIS IS MY FIRST TOPIC SO PLEASE MAKE ALLOWANCES FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. I HAVE SEARCHED THE WEB FOR INFO' BUT WITHOUT SUCCESS. THANK YOU FOR ANY ADVICE YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GIVE.
  25. Surprised to see no Ebel owners page so thought I'd start one. Here is my well "loved" Ebel Sportwave from 1995. This stainless steel bracelet is like an piece of jewellery on it's own. Great to wear and very tough as you can see from its scars. But jeez, if this watch could talk... Safe to say I now look after my watches much better than I did perhaps in my 20's.
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