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  1. 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.
  2. Hello all Firstly, thank you for allowing me access to your forum. I've always liked to have one "nice" watch since I treated myself coming out of my apprenticeship in early 90's. Through the years I cycled through a few but nearly always one at a time .... until fairly recently. 2 things happened in quick succession which found me in receipt of 3 "new" watches. I inherited a gold mechanical wind Bulova from grandfather / father. I got burgled and splurged on a new Omega Seamaster with the insurance money covering my pinched Tag Aquaracer Calibre S. I spotted the same model Tag Aquaracer at an auction and had to buy again as my missus had actually bought for me. It has started a really keen interest in movements & history of the manufacturers. My small collection has grown a bit and I'm always looking for my next purchase. Look forward to discussing more on the forum. Regards.
  3. Hi, Can someone please tell me more about this model of Tissot watch. What is the exact model, year? Its real or fake? Its 34?mm. Pics: https://ibb.co/0Bxz00Y https://ibb.co/98TBB6p https://ibb.co/2kwQ9mN Thanks https://ibb.co/0Bxz00Y https://ibb.co/98TBB6p https://ibb.co/2kwQ9mN
  4. It's been a few months since my last "haul" so I thought I'd update because its lockdown and I'm that bored Plus I think it might be nice to have them posted somewhere so if someone ends up owning one of them they can see a little of the "history" (if you can call it that). To keep it tidy I won't list absolutely every watch, as I sold a lot and truth be told forgot about them (e.g. Tissot Seven Seastar, 50s Doxa, Lanco etc), just the more recent ones I quite like(d) or still have. I will put an asterisk* by the ones that I've since sold. 1952(?) Tissot Visodate Seller had very little info, I placed a low starting bid and no-one else did. I actually planned to sell this straight away for a nice profit bit the case is a nice style, incredibly clean and nice patina to the dial, have had it . Keeps okay time, some days its spot on, other days it runs a little fast. 9K Gold Omega*: My first ever Omega which was 9K Gold and came on a mint condition genuine Omega leather strap! Differently to the Tissot above, I actually planned to keep this and service it as buying an Omega had been a big milestone for me but truth be told, when I received it I just didn't like it. It simply wasn't my cup of tea and I soon sold it on. Medana Automatic* Nothing amazing, but a cool flip/story to it. Seller listed a job lot of non-runners and I offered less and said all I wanted was the Medana. They replied and obviously just wanted them gone and took £20 for the lot. To my surprise, another of the watches in the lot fetched about £80 with a new battery in it. Not taking fees into account I made about £120 on them all including this. The Medana itself didn't run, it would just run for as long as I was shaking it and stop immediately when I did. I shook it for about 5 minutes to keep it going just long enough to run on its own then manually wound rotor. A bit of regulating and I had it running well and keeping decent time. The downside of this piece is the case was a rather tacky plastic which I mentioned when selling. Omega Seamaster Cosmic* My second ever Omega and my first live non-ebay auction, part of a job lot. I had hoped to sell the rest of the job lot and get the total price down to put towards fixing this up but alas nothing else really sold (other than some pocket watches) and I ended up selling the Omega instead for an okay profit. It seemed to run but had no crown to test it and glass was the wrong size. Some damage to the dial but overall okay and original strap too! Well worth fixing up even at the buyers price! Seiko 6139-6002 Okay so right off the bat I know a lot of you will be saying "thats aftermarket" about parts of this watch and given the condition I'd be very surprised if a lot of it wasn't. It was my birthday, I was stuck in France as lockdown was just beginning and I wanted to teat myself. It was ridiculously cheap, non runner but has some life in it. A lot of fun to wear on a nice day, hope to get a proper bracelet for it soon. Seiko 7a28-7030 No sooner had I bought the above Seiko, the "quartz version" (or closest thing to it) popped up for the same price 'Buy It Now'! Evidently has had a battery leak but movement looks spotless and has the original bracelet. The seconds hand sometimes does a full sweep when inserting the battery but no signs of life other than that and minute hand is loose. Hope to get a replacement dial one day and have it serviced. Listed it for sale a bit high but only as I'm in no rush as I may keep it if it's still with me after lockdown. Neva/ Heba Nothing too exciting, saw it quickly and put a bid of 99p on, actually forgot about it. What I didn't check was the economy level postage extortionately priced at £7-8 and actually cost them about £2 and sent in an envelope. Ling 21 Prix "Chronograph"* Had seen these about a lot and always wanted to check one out for myself, however I knew the movements were cheap and not really worth the prices they sell for when sellers suggest they are "quality chrongraphs". In actual fact they don't function chrongraph, the buttons simply stop and start the seconds hand, no resetting. Apparently they were often used by conmen who sold them as the luxury watches they appear to be - this one even had forged 18K Gold markings on both caseback and strap. Nice to wear still, a bit of fun. Omega Megaquartz* Had seen this one sell a couple times and when it got listed again 'Buy It Now' for a bit higher I thought I'd take the gamble as a blue dial Omega had been on my list. After some research I found that these can be very costly to fix even without the battery leak issue and decided to sell it on to bring in some funds during lockdown. Dial looks really nice in person, a sort of metallic striped effect and a good feel to it. Andre Bouchard Venus 188 (Valjoux 7330) Chronograph I saw this pop up on eBay and quickly offered a bit lower than the already rather low starting price - a rather cheeky tactic I tend to use when starting negotiations to gauge where a sellers head is at regarding price. Seller replied to say they actually enabled offers by mistake but would honour that mistake by meeting me in the middle. After shipping and import fees I paid about their starting price. Wants a top pusher but runs absolutely spot on and keeps great time! 1940's Everite King Having just accidentally destroyed a similar looking 1940's Oris which I'd grown rather attached to, I bought this to replace it. Sold as a non-runner, have been well advised it likely just wants a new mainspring. It's in absolutely fantastic condition and came on nice vintage leather strap. Have been told some loose history about it which I've been asked not to disclose, but certainly nice to have a bit of a story to it and I hope to find out a bit more if I can.
  5. Hi, I have an Omega Seamaster Diver here that I feel needs regulating. It's running about 15 seconds/day slow, and I would much prefer it to end up in a positive state if I can't get it dead-on. I bought it about 2 months ago and it comes with a guarantee from the auctioneers who sold it that's good for two years. I have some reservations about sending the watch back to them however, as they do not appear to be affiliated with Omega in any way, and from what I can tell, Omega service centres and boutiques are currently closed. I understand that regulating a watch is a fairly simple process, and that I'd probably need to look at buying replacement gaskets for the watch. Would you recommend this course of action? Would you send it back to the auctioneer under their guarantee, when chances are it will just be someone doing the same thing I plan to do, and likely not an authorised repair centre? Or would you wait for Omega centres to reopen and have it regulated at one of those? Thanks for any help you can give! I'm based in the UK, and haven't been able to find anything on regulation prices here. I believe that across the pond, they do it for free, but given some of the costs that come with servicing watches, I am a little apprehensive. Sam
  6. Hi, Can someone please tell me more about this model of Tissot watch. It`s real or fake? What is the good price to buy such a model? Photos: https://ibb.co/7Xc3ZB5 https://ibb.co/k40Z97C Thanks MM
  7. Hi all, I have an oldish Paul Buhre watch purchased by my late father in Mombassa Kenya in 1953. It still has the original receipt and where purchased. The watch appears to work well. Simple question. Is there any value to this watch?
  8. HELP! So annoyed! Managed to drag my Seamaster against my outside wall causing a tiny scratch on the ceramic bezel. Watch repairer has said £150 for the bezel and £450 full service to replace it. Is this correct? A full service to replace an external part? Thinking of claiming off house insurance. Thoughts?
  9. Hello All. I'm a fellow watch enthusiast from the North-East of England. I hope everyone is keeping well. I'm new to the forum but not exactly lol I joined a couple of years back, forgot the password/display name within the first few weeks, and wasn't getting a reply from admin so just left it! I'm back now mainly because I recently bought myself a cheap watch repair kit, dusted off the old watch storage box and started to give my watches the attention they required. Last time I did a full intro of my watches - this time I'll keep it short. Top Row - Left to right Accurist GMT Grand Complication LE, Citizen Eco Drive Minute Repeater LE, Seiko Kinetic Auto Relay (probs my fav), Seiko Prospex Solar Chronograph Bottom Row - Left to Right Tag Heuer Aquaracer, Swiss Army Titanium Alliance, Citizen Eco Chronograph World Time
  10. Anybody know what strap size iwc top gun double chronograph have? Refnr: iw3799-01 Thanx for help
  11. https://www.watchpro.com/breitling-turns-its-back-on-boxes-and-papers/ interesting read.
  12. Hi guys and girls, A bit of an opinion poll for an isolated Sunday afternoon: Do you have any "must haves" when buying a new watch? Complications? Colours? Calibres? Mechanical or Quartz? Swiss or Japanese? Big boy 50mm or the more classic 40mm? I realise this is a very open question, but let's be honest, we all have a little extra time at the moment. Dive, dress or pilots, what makes a killer watch for you?
  13. Sculptor Susan Beatrice recycles old watch parts and turns them into fascinating artistic creations like the ones below. She has the gift to pull elegant forms out of lifeless machinery. Even if you are not a steampunk fan you will probably still enjoy this.
  14. Hi to all! Just approximately one year ago I wrote here in order to receive some feedbacks from you about our new collection of automatic watches, the AVERAU, that we launched on KS. The campaign has been very successful and so our dream has become reality. Now we will launch in June the second collection 1956 but I'm here again to receive some feedbacks about another project the AVERAU in 39mm. I know that many people didn't like the case size (42mm), the Date writing, the Jewels writing, etc. etc. So we have made some improvements and these are the new specs: - 316L case - 39mm wide - 46mm lug2lug - No date - Improved lume with Superluminova BGW9 - Double domed sapphire (instead of flat) - STP1-11 movement (customized) - An high quality fabric NATO strap - 3 color variations Here it is the comparison between the 2 versions: And these are the color variations: Also we have managed to optimize the cost of the manufacturing, lowering the retail price. Waiting for your feedback!! Thank you Nicola
  15. The Lemania 1872 SAAF first dial issue 1971, The Second issue 1975, then the Lemania 2220 from the mid 60's and last but not least, the Lemania 5012 issued in the early 80's. For comprehensive articles on the 1872 and 5012, please feel free to follow the relevant links below The Lemania 1872 SAAF and The Lemania 5012 SAAF
  16. I'm new to the watch repair scene and was wondering if anyone could give me some more information on this vintage Rolls watch I've just bought, I can't find this model online anywhere, it has the letters RR on it.
  17. Hi! I’m looking for more information on a watch I inherited. It’s a 15 jewels movement, 9ct rose gold JW Benson ladies wristwatch. It says it’s Swiss but also says London on the face. It looks like it opens up from the back and front as there are two sets of hinges. The face is round and has Roman numerals on the gold, while the hands are under a small circular glass/crystal. Any info would be great as the family doesn’t know much about it at all.
  18. Hi All, Looking for some advice as I am a complete novice to the watch world but I like the "value" factor. I like the look of the ROLEX Submariner, yach master & gmt versions. I see the Submarimers are around 9.9k to buy new & some of the others varie. If I buy the Submariner at 9.9k new today what's the chances of it holding it's value or decreasing? What's is potentially worth in a years time? Thanks in advice guys.
  19. Anyone know the accuracy of the fc-292 quartz movement? Just the standard +\- 15 seconds per month?
  20. Hi Simon, new member here. I found this forum by Googling “Sicura repairs” so I believe you’ve worked on these watches before? I inherited this Sicura which is in need of some TLC- https://imgur.com/gallery/84BDiZy It runs for about 30 mins then stops. Is this something you think you could fix? Many thanks in advance!
  21. Hello, Can somebody please help me identify the movement inside a Victorinox 241617 without pulling it to bits. Thanks, Steve
  22. I'm a relatively new watch collector, but really like vintage Omega watches. I've tried to buy original and good quality from a couple of watch dealers/repairers that I've got to know and have even risked a couple off eBay. My collection includes Geneve, seamaster and constellation in 18ct and a seamaster in stainless steel. I'd really like to buy an original black face watch, but I've been warned that some that are for sale are standard faces that have been repainted (I was told that they do the same to make them look military?). Any advice on how I can find a genuine watch: were they limited to specific models that I could look for? Should I consider one that has been repainted? Many thanks for any info or suggestions.
  23. Hello! I am new to this forum and not sure what to say to be honest. I have something on my mind. I am a fan of the concept of the Hublot 'Key Of Time' but not a fan of anything else about it LOL yes i just said that. The watch allows you to speed up or slow down the time on the watch by up to 4 times. The reason behind it is to treasure time however you like either with family or take some time to smoke a cigar. I mean its a just a fascinating thing to have in my opinion regardless of how practical it is . Does anyone know of another watch with somewhat a similar functionality. Opinions of the functionality of the watch? Image Below http://www.thewatchquote.com/Photo-img32079_1200.htm&Hublot Masterpiece MP-02 Key of Time
  24. After my fathers passing, i came across two watches that he had. One Elgin de Luxe and a Leonidas. This is a photo that is similar to the Elgin i have, no band. The Leonidas is similar in size and look. Both are small and square so im guessing that they are ladies watches. Just wondering if there is any value to these and a recommendation for a person who can clean and possibly repair. Any information would be appreciated. Photos are attached.
  25. Folks I'm having trouble identifying my grandfathers watch. (I’m also having trouble inserting photos of it) The watch is a BAYCREST. Swiss made. Automatic. Incabloc. Circa 70 years old. Bought in Vancouver Island, Canada. It still works but needs a good clean. Has anybody heard of the manufacturer? I have searched the internet for months with no joy. Seriously, ANY info greatly appreciated. I can sent pics privately if that would help as I can’t get pics on here. thanks folks D
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