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  1. Hi all, I've been a background observer and fan of the forum for quite some time but never had the need to post. Until now. I've inherited the below watch and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on model, specs, value etc. Any additional information is appreciated. As background, the watch was issued as a long service award to my great uncle back in 1966, was worn for a year or two and then put back in the box in the bottom of his wardrobe with all the papers and there it stayed until he died. The original case of the watch was previously replaced and engraved with the
  2. 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 C
  3. Good Afternoon, I am rapidly approaching my 50th Birthday and despite always wanting an Omega Speedmaster, in all honesty cannot justify the price tag. My wife is keen to buy me a nice watch which is high quality, good looking, built to last and a respectable make for our budget of £1,200. I do like the look of the Longines Hydro Conquest Automatic and would be very grateful for any advice on: (a) I can see the watch on various websites, but there appears to be two different model numbers for the 41mm Blue Dial version. (L37424966 and L37814966) and apart from the numberin
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. What's going on, divers and watch collectors! I just got my PADI dive master license and start to look for a new diving watch, then I saw this Crestical TX-1 on kickstarter recently and found that pretty cool. What I like about it the most is the duel bezel design which gives me a 24-hr GMT bezel for adjusting time zone while traveling and an inner bezel for calculating dive time. Of course you can use a dive computer for this, but I think most people prefer a real watch when it does the same thing and has luminous coating (for both outer and inner bezel). A little bit
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 th
  11. 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!!
  12. Hi all! Got this piece recently and want to get to know it a bit better. I've read from a couple sources online that the brand Pioneer was made by Rolex for the Canadian market - is there any truth to this? I assume this is just companies cashing in on the "Rolex style" branded movement and unbranded dial/case back and the loose relation to the Pioneer Rolex model to get more money out of people? Any further info on time period or such would be great! Case measures 31mm inc. crown, 15mm strap with and 36mm lug to lug.
  13. I have a beautiful 1916 Rolex 'Trench Watch' which could really do with a professional service, and I would love to know where I could get it serviced. It has one slight issue that I know of which is the mainspring. It could do with going on a mainspring winder to tighten it up, but I did not see the point of buying one just to fix this watch only. The one on the left is the Rolex needing the service. (Rolex, Elgin, Rolex) Any advice regarding servicing, watch repairers that could do this, or cheap mainspring winders would be really appreciated.
  14. Hi Watch Enthusiasts Patria Watch Co is a 127-year-old luxury Swiss watch brand, originally founded in Bienne, Switzerland in 1892. The brand has been revived by Patria Ltd as a UK company, trading as ‘Patria Watch Co’. Patria has already produced its first line of watches and is now crowdfunding on Crowd for Angels. Please visit the pitch here: https://crowdforangels.com/patria - Capital At Risk. The company have produced the following video <iframe title="vimeo-player" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/379732804" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>
  15. 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
  16. I bought this watch on eBay last week. The seller said “Have not replaced battery, may work but selling as spares and repairs.” I usually take these statements with a pinch of salt, but it looked quite clean even though the crystal was quite badly scratched and it appeared to have the original bracelet (since identified as a VERY expensive Swiss made NSA one) and with a £22 winning bid looked to be worth a go.... Well it arrived yesterday and from the build up of very old, and dried up, detritus all around the back to case join it was obvious that no one had removed the
  17. 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 t
  18. 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 b
  19. Hi folks. I may have launched a minor obsession after buying my first vintage watch. It is a Tell vintage automatic watch with a 25 jewel Swiss movement. I cannot find much about the brand at all.i am delighted with it and hope £35 was an OK price. Any information would be much appreciated.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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 lit
  24. 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,
  25. 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
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