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  1. Hi,I have inherited my Late Fathers watch,it is fully boxed,has a personal inscription of the back with the numbers 26367355 then L7.606.2,he received the watch for 23 years service at Amoco (oil company),I have tried to find the watch via Google but cannot find it anywhere,any help would appreciated
  2. I have a Spaceace (all one word) 17 jewel automatic Swiss Made watch. I inherited it from godfather who died in 1975. Anyone know anything about this make: history, value, care etc?
  3. Have a new Planet Ocean in your expert opinion from new how long should it take from fully wound to stopping?
  4. Hey there, I want to buy an Omega Constellation, 123.10.24.60.05.001-ladies mini watch, steel bracelet, mother of pearl case- but browsing high street sales, i came across an Ebel classic, 1215421- ladies mini watch, steel bracelet, mother of pearl case, plus12 certified diamonds. The constellation is more expensive, the Ebel is cheaper even it bears diamonds (on sale because it gets discontinued). I am not a watch connoisseur, therefore, i would like to ask a savvy opinion, what is a better investment the Ebel diamond watch or the plain Omega? Common reasoning says to pick the diamond watch, but I dont really know the after sale value of the Ebel. Thanks
  5. Hi everyone, Had a rather spontaneous purchase the other day, ended up trading my Omega Seamaster PO Chrono for the updated 9300 model: The idea being that the DSSD would be a more formal watch to wear to work, and the PO would be a casual wearer hence the orange colour. It's more 'fun' than having all dark coloured watches. This new PO 9300 model is often compared with the Rolex DSSD, which I am also fortunate to have in my hands. What the comparisons don't often show are side by side photos, and as I have the opportunity to do so it would be rude not to. As you can already see, they are both stupidly large watches, not just in diameter but in depth too. I wouldn't advise anyone to have either of these watches as your only watch, but in a collection they both have their place. I'll start with the boxes: The Omega box doesn't seem to be any different from my last PO model, however the Rolex DSSD box is much bigger than the Submariner's. At this price point I'd expect something pretty special as Omega did with some of their limited edition Speedmasters or Oris and Panerai have with their boxes. But all you get is a boring box and a cardboard outer dust cover.
  6. Woo second thread of the day! My father was gifted an Omega Constellation quartz back in 1998 from Kuwait. It's had a few battery changes from random jewellers but never a service. Two years ago it stopped working completely so we decided to get a basic service done on it. The crystal had the AR coating removed as it was scratched to death and the case was extremely mildly refinished. Not sure what internal work was done but the battery was changed and the movement cleaned up. The nylon caseback seal was kept as my father doesn't submerge the watch in water and it looked to be in good condition despite the age of the watch. Father was made up with it today :) We had his 50 year old Rado serviced last year and now he has two watches to wear (obviously not at the same time!). I must admit, after wearing huge watches all the time, having this on the wrist is amazing! It's so light and comfortable, just a shame it's not the auto model. Not seen any of these on the forum before so here's some photos:
  7. I bought this yesterday at an antiques centre and I wondered if anyone would have an idea of its age. I'm guessing its not any older than late-70s but I'd be interested to see what people think. It certainly seems to keep reasonable time...
  8. My husband is desperately trying to find either an AS 2063 movement or just the part he needs which is a date click spring? Any ideas anyone? He has found, in his hoard, an AS 1581 - does anyone know if the spring would be interchangeable? Hope someone can help.
  9. Ever since my husband asked for a Cartier Santos I have been more and more interested in collecting watches. Every time I go to London I seem to end up staring into the windows in Bond Street or the Burlington Arcade. I fixed on a steel Jaeger Lecoultre Reverso Duetto - sadly not the current model - and I've been on a quest to find one ever since, at a price point of $5-6000. I noticed that others start their collections at a modest price point so that might be the way forward. Any suggestions for a ladies' watch on a budget of £500 to start off with? I also like the look of the Cartier Tank Francaise but the new ones all seem to have a quartz mechanism and I think that detracts from their long term value. I can't wear anything too heavy - a case size of 38mm x 23mm (like the Duetto) is about right for me. Any ideas greatly appreciated as I'm spending far too much time searching for that high end Jaeger
  10. Hi there everyone, I have been collecting pocket watches and wrist watches now for a while. And just recently been tinkering with them, just simple things like main springs, winding stem and button crowns. I am put of buying a lot of the watches I come across because of the state of the watchcase. Does anyone have any tips to restore wristwatch cases?
  11. Hi guys, As per my last thread, I managed to put a deposit down on one of my grails. Although I didn't just put a deposit down, I collected it too! It was supposed to be a 30th birthday present to myself but I wanted to avoid a potential price increase. It's a brand new Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea (DSSD). Now I know this is a marmite watch, some love it and others loathe it, but I love this watch. For a very long time I've been into watches and only during the last couple of years have I been in a fortunate position to build up a great collection. I've steered clear of Rolex watches before as I found them too conservative for my taste and my brother has a Rolex Submariner date which I found too small and just couldn't love the bracelet. It's also a competitive thing, I had to have a better model than him! But ever since Rolex launched the DSSD in 2008 I instantly fell in love with it. Just to clarify, I'm not a brand whore, more of an inverse badge snob. My last car was a diesel Skoda hot hatch and I loved the way people hated the brand, as the car was fantastic and it would genuinely surprise them how good it was. Perhaps this is why I've avoided a Rolex for so long. But one thing I love is technology and engineering. From my teenage years when I was into mountain biking, I loved reading up on the latest full suspension technology and the way components were being made stronger and lighter. This love of technology extended into computers (I've water cooled my computer!) and cars (my nephew can now explain the differences between FWD, RWD, 4WD and AWD!). Hence my love for the DSSD. As a watch, it's totally over engineered, uneccesary, huge, expensive and not very practical, but so are some of our dream cars. Look at Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, Zonda's etc. As I had the opportunity to compare the watch against a 6-8 year old Sub I thought photos would do more than words ever could: Rolex DSSD Rolex Submariner Date Some comparison shots:
  12. Hi Guys, need help to identify stop watch, I know it's Swiss and is Chrome, thats all the info I know. Have searched internet for info and it appears that it is not well known, but it's in mint nick and works a treat, so any help, date etc. would be great, it's stamped 7 jewells and has the number 74799 and Metal Chrome stamped inside back cover. Regards Richard.
  13. Tom Radford

    Oris Tt1

    Couple of shots of my Oris TT1 from today as its raining and horrible outside. Oris TT1 by TCR4x4, on Flickr Oris TT1 lume by TCR4x4, on Flickr
  14. Hello everyone, I'm Brad and looking to learn more about watches and widen my collection! I'm really interested in adding a nice vintage Omega and maybe a Seiko divers watch to my collection and thought this forum would be the best place to pick up a few tips on finding them! I don't know much about watches, and know less about vintage watches and even less about pocket watches, at the moment I just know what I like! I currently own a Breitling Skyland Avenger, a Rotary watch passed on to me from my Dad that he bought back in 1980 and a Woodford pocket watch that I received as a present on my wedding day. I will post a few pics so let me know what you think!
  15. OK, so I've wanted a nice, classic, vintage Omega Seamaster for quite a while. So when the oppurtinty arose, I bought one on an internet auction here in Sweden. I just picked it up and to be honest I'm not sure if I've been ripped off or what. The watch keeps stopping now and then, but continues to tick when I shake it a little. When I remove it from my wrist and lay it on the table it seems to be ticking like it should. Please help me to evaluate whether I should return it or keep it... See pictures below. http://i47.tinypic.com/16hp3pu.jpg http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=33c5cac&s=6 http://i45.tinypic.com/2w3vvk9.jpg
  16. Hi everybody, just to say hello and introduce myself, my name is Richard and live on the Isle of Wight, I'm now retired and am very interested in general antique pocket watches, only have 2 at the moment, a Waltham open faced and a Swiss ladies fob, I would like to ask for some help in identifying the hallmark of the Swiss fob as I am trying to find the date of it, it's the numbers at the top i'm stuck on, 9772 with what looks like a number 1 on its side underneath, hope somebody might know. Regards Richard
  17. Well, I've posted on here regularly about the Tissot Rock/Wood/Pearl watches I have in my collection, and I've just had an unusual model arrive from Germany. Found this one on Ebay, but as its an unusual model it was a little more expensive than most of the ones I already have in my collection. The dial is inlaid with contrasting materials, chosen to compliment the natural granite case. The watch itself is the 33mm R151 model, originally described as the 'Mens model'. This is what the standard model looks like Here are a couple of other unusuals that I've posted previously; Skeleton model Coral inlay
  18. Hi all, I'm a noob to quality watches, can't really afford anything too decent but still I do want a proper watch. I've narrowed it down to an Oris F1 chrono or TT. I quite like the idea of a rubber deployment but the option of a bracelet too. I like fairly busy watches, something that stands out but is not too garish. Tag F1 are on my list of likes too. Recommendations and points of view are welcome as well as your stories on what you started with... Thanks guys and Roy (everyone says that so who am I to break with tradition)
  19. Unbelievably, Felix Baumgartner, the skydiver/ base jumper is going to freefall from the edge of space wearing a Zenith El Primero. He is an ambassador of Zenith, and apparantly he will be travelling by baloon literally to the edge of space wearing his El Primero Stratos Flyback Strinking 10th for the jump. Edit.....
  20. Hi, I am looking for a watch auction or market, or even a general auction that might have pre-owned Swiss watches. I am based in Manchester but don't mind travelling, within reason ;) Hope someone here can help, with any info or leads. Many thanks, Morris
  21. How do I date a Bucherer ladies 18k gold wrist watch? By the gold markings on the watch? Are there any other identifying marks that I can search for somewhere on the watch? Here's a photo (again not the best): https://plus.google.com/photos/107338305882305419033/albums/5710879606232811233 All I know is that my mother inherited from her sister when she passed away some years ago. On the face it says Bucherer, the company logo and Swiss made. On the case it has its gold markings along with CD 18k 0.750 and CB750 on the gold strap also. The movement is in very good nick (visually) and as soon as its wound, off it goes. The movement also states 17 jewels and 4 adjustments. I cannot see any other markings to identify the movement or its age. Anyone have any clues as to where to look? Again from googling I have found that many of the watches that they made between the 70's and 90's were ok, but not the best as their shop in Geneva was a tourist 'hot spot'. Is this correct? Do certain years/movements command a better resale value? Again though, I doubt that there is much of a market for a ladies dress wrist watch these days. Any info on trying to date it would be appreciated.
  22. I’m the web editor at Plaza Watch, a watch magazine distributed in over 45 countries. We are launching a new website later this autumn and I’m now looking for bloggers to team up with. I’m a regular visitor to Wrist Fashion and think we could do something really good together. Since you already have really good content perhaps we could share this somehow? And you would of course get a link to your website and a mention somehow. Would you be interested in this? If so then I will give you more info about the site and make sure you get the magazine on a regular basis.
  23. Hi, OK I'm new to the forum, so hello to all. I doubt not too many of you are into ladies wrist watches, to be honest neither am I. However my mother has been having a clear out and has found this watch that she would like more info on. I have taken a couple of photo's, though not of the best quality, I'm afraid. https://plus.google.com/photos/107338305882305419033/albums/5710871755882520721 Looking at the case when it is opened (hinged at either top or bottom, cannot remember), the case says Stolkace, GAS, British made and also has 9k gold markings. The metal/gold strap is of the expanding type, gold on the exterior and silver coloured on the inside. The movement is made by the Swiss manufacturer Helvetia, 17 jewels and has what looks to be 106-m printed/stamped around its perimeter, which I assume is the movement number?!? Can anyone guess a date for it? Or would you have to go by the gold markings on the case to work out a roundabout date of its manufacture? I've done a little 'googling' and have found that Stolkace was a Birmingham based company that made watch cases for other British watch brands. However I've not been able to find another ladies Stolkace cased watch with a Helvetia movement. Would the watch have been up put together by Helvetia and they had Stolkace make the case for it, or would it have been the other way around? Stolkace branching out to selling their own watches with other companies movements on board? On the movement front, I know that Helvetia are no more and that they made many men’s military watches. Would making movements small enough for women’s wristwatches have been a side line? As again I've not been able to find other's around on the web. The movement is currently not working. I'm not surprised as it's been sitting around, for only god knows how long. But my question would be would it be worth having someone take a look at it? Or would a good service cost more that the watch would be worth? The face has some wear in it, along with the bracelet and the glass in the case. Any thoughts/comments would be appreciated. Many thanks.
  24. As Madame la Frog is in the UK until next week, I've put her list of "jobs to do" to one side yet again and have been doing some research on my little old Avia 15 Jewel from the early 1950's and it's Dennison Aquatite back. The movement I think is a AS1287. While I trolling around the net I came across an old post from 2006 on another forum of a Sentinel of the same period, If it's not the same face then I'm a Dutchman, (if I'm wrong I've nothing much to lose as my grandfather was Dutch :D ) My Avia and its twin
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