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  1. Just bought this Glycine airman....want to refurb it, can easily do watch strap and case however has anyone had experience in recoating/anodising the bezel if i can remove it..if so any recommendations Cheers
  2. Hi all, while browsing in TaoBao, I found a very nice and relatively inexpensive Beijing. When it arrived, it differed from the pictures :) - the case and the front glass were quite scored, so it had to go to be polished and glass replaced. The result is: It has a pretty nice dial, not-guilouched. Very interesting for a non-chronograph are markers for the parts of the seconds. The font of the numbers is very successfully chosen. With a little help form another forum the red chinese inscription on the dial are translated as "A gift from the Beijing City Chinese Communist Party Committee, and the People's Government of Beijing City" : The movement is DG2813 - very reliable movement, but in that moment not so exact. It gains minute and a half for 24 hours and needs adjustment. The case is very well shaped with beautiful lugs. The crown looks intact, although is not signed. The back is see-through and is engraved too - "To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army" At the end - the wrist-shot:
  3. i've recently unearthed this watch from the loft and i strated look for valuations on ebay .after a few hours of searching i could not find this watch, i then went to look at google. i still could not find any image or info on this watch i was hoping someone could help value and tell me about this watch. http://tinypic.com/r/14nl8xv/5 the words on the watch display read: 1st word - seanto 2nd word - quartz
  4. Could you please let m know how collectable this particular cal 89 is ? There is patina, the crown may not be original (?) and it is being offered to me for 400 uk pounds . What do you think ? Thank you very much . Alexander
  5. Only just noticed that a chap I have know for quite some years wears a damaged 1969 manual wind Speedmaster, he was telling me he 'tore off' the bezel in a pargliding accident at the same time cracking the glass/perspex! He bought the watch from new for himself in 1969 for £100! He still wears it most days, the fact that it is not perfect does not seem to bother him, I am asking without his knowledge what might be involved cost wise to get the bezel re-fitted (I think he has the original) and for the glass to be polished or replaced, the crack is not massively obvious, its not 'smashed' as such.... I may even be able to get a photo of it at some point and post it up... Just an indication of what is involved and what the cost might be would be useful to encourage him to get a classic looking its best once again :cheers: Many thanks Jason
  6. Hi, I posted this in the vintage watch section; http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=74148 Not sure if it is military issue but would be very grateful of any advice or direction pointing. Many thanks in advance... Dan
  7. Hello guys, These days I bought this vintage Tissot Visodate Seastar Automatic in a very good condition. I am very happy with it but I was not able to date it at all. Searched on the net but only found similar models, this one is hard to find. I will be grateful if someone help me with this issue. Thank you in advance and regards
  8. Hi Guys, I’m a complete watch newbie but have been teetering on the edge of my first major purchase for a while now. Was thinking an Oris or possibly a vintage Rolex circa £1500 to kick things off. Anyway, my grandmother passed away recently and left me some money so I thought this would be the ideal time to get something to remember both her and my granddad. Mentioned this to my father and he scurried upstairs and produced my grandfather's omega sea master he was given upon retiring (roughly 1969) that he had stashed somewhere since he passed away 10 years ago. He said that I could have it on the assumption that it would stay in the family. This was ideal solution because it will be extra special to me. It is in a state of disrepair (don’t know if he ever had it serviced) and I’m looking for some advice on where to get it restored, how much to pay and thoughts on what type of strap to put on it - (I was thinking some sort of leather - possible crocodile skin?) I got a quote of £350 (inc VAT) from swisstimeservies for: The service would be undertaken according to Omega’s Working Instructions. This includes: The replacement of any worn movement parts Ultrasonic cleaning, reassembly, lubrication and regulation of the movement to Omega specification Refinishing of the case and bracelet to the original specification New crown and glass Testing for water resistance A 2 year guarantee They also said they would provide certifications of authenticity (which I’m not too fussed about as I know it’s real and will never sell it.) Any thought or advice would be much appreciated. Have a photo but no idea how to attach it as can only find a way to add URLs pointing to images? Cheers in advance. D.
  9. Hi everyone, I'm new here so please excuse me if i'm posting this in the wrong place or in the wrong manner. Anyway I was at an auction the other day and I bought a lot of mixed watches and amongst them was this Ingersoll Triumph 5 Jewels vintage watch. I spent hours 'googling' it and trying to do some research but couldn't find anything all the similar. The nearest I could find was the Smith equivalent and a 7 jewel Ingersoll wristwatch. If anyone has any idea what year it might be from or owns a similar watch or in fact any information at all that would be much appreciated! Could it be one of the first wristwatches produced by Ingersoll?
  10. I came across this ladies' watch while cleaning out my grandparents' house. There are items from four generations in this house so I really have no idea how old this watch might be, although I have spent an hour or so researching around the internet. I've posted two pictures here, and there's an album of pictures of the watch at http://smg.photobuck...intage%20watch/. Here are the markings I've found: The face says ROLEX. On the back of the case is a swirly engraved logo (shown in one of the photos) and the numbers 9-4-25. I carefully opened the case and these are the markings from inside the back: R.W.C.Ltd What I think is the 'F' and reversed 'F' for the Glasgow assay office, and a lowercase letter 'a' 9.375 running vertically ROLEX 7 WORLD'S RECORDS GOLD MEDAL GENEVA-SUISSE 3889 A mark on the side of the metal strap reads 9c C.D.B. Any and all information would be appreciated! Sherry P.S. If I should post all the pictures directly into this thread, please let me know. I thought linking to the album would be more efficient but I'm happy to do either.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Hi Everyone, I'm new here so please excuse me if i'm posting this in the wrong place or in the wrong manner. Anyway I was at an auction the other day and I bought a lot of mixed watches and amongst them was this Texas Instruments Quartz LCD watch. I din't think much of it to start with but on further inspection and after countless hours on google researching I think it might be of some interest. If anyone has any idea what year it might be from or owns a similar watch or in fact any information at all that would be much appreciated! Also could it possibly be the first ever affordable quartz digital watch that I hear some people talk about?
  14. First Post, Please be kind. I'm just getting into the wonderful world of vintage watches and I purchased the king diver pictured below of EBAY for a reasonable price (I think). Love the style, movement is strong (lasts 38hr when stationary), but..... everytime i look at the face I feel the need to open it up and attempt to restore it.... is it possible? is it worth it? should I just find a donner face? Many thanks for any advice. Regards Damian
  15. 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
  16. Hello - I am on this site to try to locate an old watch, essentially one just like the one that my father had given me and fell off my wrist. I would appreciate any and all input on how I might find it. I do not know the model number nor year it was produced, but I do have a fairly good description, and the watch was made by Aureole. It is a rather thin watch for the period, with a gold face (not real gold), that has a flortentine, "crosshatch" type-design - almost scratched in, you might say. Instead of numbers, it has X's on outer ring of watch (which is made of the same "gold" material), outside the crystal itself. It has a separate second hand at the bottom of the watch. I will soon attach a picture of a watch that meets all of the above descriptions, but is made by Zurex. If you have seen this watch - by any maker - I am interested in talking to you about it. If anyone on this forum could in any way help me locate this watch, or lead me to someone who might be able to, I would be very very grateful. I know that I can't get the original watch back, but a facsimile of it would equally have great sentimental value. Many thanks to the members of this forum.
  17. When I first got into the 6309-7040 Seiko watches, there were a number of dial options available for modifying Noah, Seikoboy, Bill Yao and others all stocked custom dials for this watch. But not any more, why not?
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