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  1. Hi y'all, so in short, the guy that sold me the watch says it's at least 110-120 years old, and he also said it's from Switzerland. now! the pocket watch does not have any markings by the manufacturer, other than a small logo, that i could best describe as a Star, with a half moon under it, the watch is an Ancre movement, Spiral briguet, 15 jubis.
  2. Haven't been on for a while, had a watch rest after buying a Chris Ward Trident last year. Recently bought a Nite Alpha with orange dial, nice lume and ten year battery life so it might outlast me ! Thinking of splashing out on a blue Tudor Pelagos, anyone got one? Are they a good heirloom watch?
  3. Hi all, I have this Girard Perregaux Ladies watch that belonged to my Grandmother. But for the life of me I cannot find any information about it or date it. What I know is its a 21mm x 21mm case, the watch face is circular but housed in a square case which seems strange from what ive seen online. The glass over the front looks lile its been designed to resemble a gem and protrudes quite away out from the case. The only number on the case is 8056A on the back. The case is stamped 18K gold and has 206 stamped next to that. The movement is a 17 jewel hand wind. The serial number or the best
  4. I'm interested in how people organise their watch collections. I personally just do the dress, tool, beater - Tangente, BB Chrono and Casio F-91W respectively (although I'm in the midst of selling my BB Chrono and have certainly been swooning over the Rolex Explorer I for some time now). Do you just collect from certain brands, certain models or according to the type of tool watch (one dive, one chrono etc.)? As a bonus question, advice as to what I should replace the BB Chrono with would be welcome.
  5. My IWC Portofino all of a sudden changes the date at 4 pm instead of 12 pm what the day still does, any simple solution or to the dealer
  6. See my listing for my Black Bay Chrono: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575378759&campid=5338273189&customid=&icep_item=183999729203&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229508&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg&toolid=11111
  7. Hi, I'm trying to decide on a piece I can wear for everything. This is my first watch and at the age of 31 I am running out of reasons not to buy a watch for myself. I can't find a fiancé which comes with an engagement offering, or parents that will produce a graduation present. So I'm looking at either a more practical Bell & Ross BR02/BR03 Diver or a Blancpain FF (2200-6530-66) or a IWC. Any other suggestions welcome. All I know is I don't want something too recognisable . Would like something a bit different. The Blancpain FF with the black bezel is where I'm currently leaning, thanks i
  8. I am wondering if anyone can help me 'pin the tail on the donkey' with a pocket watch that came in a bundle of watches I bought. I have gone down my usual routes of trying to get info on the movement and the case, and I have come up with nothing. It was made between 1880 and 1933 (stamped with grouse), but, my guess is around 1900. the case has a 'linked chain' logo which I guess is the case makers mark and the movement has a capital i within a diamond stamped on the barrel bridge. I would appreciate any help as I am totally lost with this one.
  9. Hi all, I tried looking for a conversation on this comparison but couldn’t find one. I’m looking to make my first foray into divers watched and I’ve narrowed it down to two: the BB58 and the Oris Sixty-Five Bronze (36mm). I can’t actually find the latter for sale for some reason and am well aware of the waiting list for the former. Any advice most appreciated!
  10. hello can any body help me by telling me where i can find out how to name longings wittnauer models i have about 10 of them but can't find how to name the watch
  11. I have an oris auto where the movement has become bound and it will not wind. Can it be repaired or the movement replaced or is it scrap. I have been told it is not an ETA movement. It has sentimental value so would like to get her back up a running if possible. Thanks Si
  12. So I’m interested to hear what any else might think about the following.. I took my Rolex Sea Dweller D-blue into my local Rolex dealer as the self-winding mechanism has come loose. You can hear it isn’t right but ironically the watch still works fine. I just noticed it one day out of the blue. I am 3 years into the 5 year warranty so an open and shut case I figured but no….Rolex have other ideas and I am not convinced at what they are saying. The watch has got some dents in the main casing and on the lugs as well as a small chip to the glass. All of this was pointed out
  13. Hi everyone, I'm new here so apologies if this post is in the wrong section. Can anyone help me with the two watches I'm looking at. The first is a Eden, is there anyone who knows what the estimated manufacture date is? I unfortunately dont have pics of the inside... And Second is the Rodania, does it look authentic? I do appreciate any help I can get. obviously my url images didnt load. Sorry
  14. Hello Community, I am pretty new member of the watch community so I might be asking silly questions. Apologies if this happens. I recently came in possession of a Bernex Watch (BN 24101). Although I like the watch itself I realize I know very little of the brand and don't really find a way to communicate with the makers (whereabouts, etc...) Does anyone know this brand? Is this a relatively well-known business? As I am relatively neophyte, I feel it might be easy to do an otherwise ill-advised purchase. Many thanks !
  15. Hello, I'm a newby, I have a circa. 1979 Omega Constellation DD 368 0855 with steel & gold bracelet. A small screw or bolt is missing from one of the link joints. I have no idea how to identify it, or find a replacement part. I will attach some Imgur images, the first couple show the watch, the rest show the bracelet and highlight the area where the missing part is. The adjacent links on this side of the bracelet have screw heads, I presume this is the same and just worked loose. I need help in sorting this out, rather than go to an Omega shop and be stared at. I have a small collection of
  16. Hi, am struggling to choose the ap roo titanium or the Rolex Daytona white gold with red bits, maybe here can help me decides which one looks better and will last longer, keep in mine I already have the Daytona ss panda, and the new Daytona white gold with oysterflex, I was going to buy the ap but I just saw that Daytona preowned and I can get it out of my head it looks fabolous but the ap do as well
  17. Hi there. Looking for some advice from ones more knowledgeable than myself. I recently turned 30 and have threatened treating myself to a decent timepiece for years. But now it comes to buying one I'm struggling to decide. I ideally want one that won't absolutely haemorrhage money once purchased and maybe even one for a sound investment for the future. So looking for some suggestions or even warnings of what to avoid. Willing to push upto 6k mark at the very most at the time being. For a bit of context the watches I like at the moment are:- Bretling Superocean Heritage II
  18. Hi there can anyone help me on how to remove the movement of a pocket watch from the case.I have retired and have taken up tinkering with watches as a hobby and I have a silver pocket watch that appears to have a broken mainspring as you can keep winding and it doesn't store any power.Also when releasing the click there is no power in the mainspring barrel.I cannot see any case screws or anything that holds the movement into the case and I need to remove the movement to replace the mainspring any help would be great.Many thanks,Sethnettles.
  19. A very good morning to you. I apologise if I am starting this thread in the wrong place, but I am after some help please. I am going through my brothers old watches, and came across a watch that is a "Tag Heuer" (I say that loosely as I am not sure if it is a fake or genuine) Where is the best place to get it looked at to see if it is a genuine Monaco watch or another fake that seems to have been made. I appreciate your advice I do have pictures I have just taken but not sure how to upload them here
  20. Can you tell me what type of strap this is with the screws, and if you can give me some products similar so I can keep the original buckle , This is a Buler Alpha performance, very difficult to find because it is one of the last watches the company made before it closed. For more info DM I cant find the warranty card or manual etc. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/16GmPTCN-8PkEZpMbD1TAgOKdFCQwaLPR?usp=sharing
  21. hi there I've been a watch collector (and seller) for a good few years now and read lots of your posts with interest. Now I'm going to ask for some of your fantastic knowledge. I be just bought a 1940/50 Ogivalin rose gold with a good looking movement but I know nothing about them. I've seen a few before and they all looked like quality pieces. If you can enlighten me I'd be grateful.
  22. Just pinged two of my watch back screws while changing the battery on my Raymond Weil 9826-2 dress watch. The slotted screw heads are approx 1.5 mm dia. Far to tiny for me to attempt to measure with my vernier gauge. I have had the watch for nearly tthirty years, and changed the battery many times without mishap, I must be getting old. Does any one know the correct size. Thankyou.
  23. I have a North Flag on bracelet. Does anyone know where I can purchase the leather strap? Thank you.
  24. Hi Everyone, brand new to the forums, Im trying find any information on this Roamer regarding model and age. The only thing that I know for sure regarding age is my Grandfather had it in 1978. Any help would be much appreciated.
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