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  1. Hi I’m getting married soon and want to purchase a watch to wear on the day. I’m looking for a dress watch, nothing bigger than 40mm and aim to spend up to £400. I’ve been looking at vintage Omegas and found some nice ones but wonder if there are any other brands I could be looking for? Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thanks
  2. I recently joined the forum to try to learn a bit about something that has been itch for some time but has become more of a passion now, watches, more particularly mechanical watches as opposed to the electrically powered quartz watches. I have a Roamer Sam Marino which from some googling and reading around the forum seems to have been produced in small numbers, my ultimate aim with this watch is to bring it back to as near to it's new condition as I can unless it is better to leave it as is. I have owned this watch from new and its had a hard life over the years and so know its history so far as it was a present for a significant milestone in 1976 so I'm pretty sure it was built around that time. I know that the crown was replaced with a plain one in its early years by the jeweler it was purchased from as the blue cabouchon fell out of the original crown. A metal wrist band was fitted by the same person at a later date, badly from what I can see as it has damaged the plating on the inside of at least one of the lugs. What I know of the watch is that marked in the rear case is the following number 487-8230.813 which should be Caliber number - 487 This is actually 7001 Case info 8 particularly flat cases to house the Peseux movements Case material 23 20 micron yellow gold 0 unknown usually 0 or 9 Style 813 The watch runs and keeps reasonable time but I have not checked it to any great accuracy, I would like to replace the plain crown with an original if possible, however when I opened the back to check the caliber number I noted that the stem at the outer end where the crown is fitted is rusted. Are new stems & crowns available ? I have looked at the cousins site and can find stems and crowns that would suit, but will they fit as my watch isn't listed but the caliber is. Is it a sensible move to replace both the and not bother with the old parts ? I would also like to replace the crystal or at least purchase a replacement in case the original is damaged during removal as I intend to clean up the case to evaluate its overal condition before I make any further decisions about how far to go. How do I identify the correct crystal as I have been unable to find any specific detail on any of the sites by googling, is there a reference site I can look up ? I can also see a small area at 12 oclock where there seems to be a small area of laquer lifting is this a common issue, is it easy to repair or is it best left alone? Sorry for the long post and many questions,b ut I suspect this may be the start of a long journey and learning curve for me. I will post some closer pictures shortly.
  3. Another recent restoration...these Smiths Imperial watches were made to impress! How many others are out there? This is an I203 dating to the early 1960s with a cal 0104 19 jewel movement! Impressed with the size of the watch!
  4. Mai

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    Hi just wondering has anyone tried to buy from the tarich watch site, or you have had any problems?
  5. Hey guys, This is my first post here on the forum but I’ve already read some interesting threads. I’m from a small town in Sweden best known for out chocolate factory and together with a couple of enthusiast we set out to start the brand Amant. Our goal was to make durable and versatile dress watches. We’re currently sold on three continents and have reached over 60 countries. We still haven’t received even one international return since our start about 3 years ago. So this year we decided to celebrate by launching something special. A few specs: Movement: ETA 2824-2 Case: 41mm, 316L Rostfritt Stål, 10 ATM Glass: Anti-reflexbehandlat Safirglas (fram & bak) Price: €249 - €349 It will be strictly limited edition and available through Kickstarter. What do you think guys and is this something you could wear? All feedback is appriciated! More info: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amant/the-ultimate-explorer-watch-swiss-automatic-diver Cheers, Ashkan Updated specs: Movement: ETA 2824-2, 38h Power ReserveCase: 41mm, 8mm thin, 316L Stainless Steel Glass: Sapphire Crystal (Front & back)Water Resistance: 100 m Price: €249 - €349
  6. Hello Watch Forum users, My name is Jakob Martin, and I have founded the relatively new watch brand Clairette Watches. We started by releasing two models at the beginning of the year and have now introduced two automatic models we intend to release on January 25th. Now we would like to get the feedback from the users of The Watch Forum! We are at the beginning of our journey as watchmakers but feel that we have been successful with our new automatic watches. In the future, we have already started sketching on watches in a slightly higher "premium" segment where we use movements such as 2824-2 (Top Grade), Valjoux ETA 7750, Sellita SW300 or ETA 2894. Then we will also have a release party in Stockholm, which you are more than welcome to. Sign up for the newsletter or follow us on Facebook to receive an invite. Brief information about our automatic watches: Our latest collection might be brand new, but it captures the spirit of vintage watches from the 1950's. With attention to every detail we are moving closer towards traditional watchmaking by using automatic movements, stainless steel cases, domed hesalite crystals, organic leather straps and many other features. You could say we are vintage watch fanatics who want to share our excitement with you. My own interest started when I inherited my grandfather Heuer Carrera from the 60's and since then it has grown. With our new collection, we offer vintage-inspired watches with automatic watches at great prices. We use Miyota's renowned 9000-series automatic movements, hesalite glass, dauphine hands, painted sandblasted brass dial and vegetable leather from Tärnsjö Garveri. Please read more here: http://kickstarter.clairettewatches.com Thank you for taking the time to read my post! /JRM
  7. Got this off ebay, Bulgarian seller. A manual wind Grovana 23 jewels with date. Replaced the strap (Di-Modell Jumbo), looks great (IMHO). Runs well too. Good time-keeper. So far. Info on Grovana is pretty scarce, though. The company's own website has this: "1970 - Werner Bitterli [love that name] takes over Hans Gröflin AG and the name is changed to Grovana Uhrenfabrik AG [...] 1971 - The production of watch movements is gradually being reduced whilst the development of the company’s own collection simultaneously starts under the name of ‘Grovana’." Does anyone know of any isolated Grovanas (under that name) pre-1970/71, one-offs, so to speak, prior to the company's re-christening? My watch looks distinctly 60s (but it could, of course, be early 70s too). It has no logo (later Grovanas do), just the name, so in any case it's early. I've been searching the web for a couple of months now and have found only one Grovana similar to mine (see below). My unqualified guesses are that my case is a replacement (crown too, probably), but that movement and back are authentic (haven't opened the back, no tools (not sure I should anyway, no experience whatsoever), but the seller's not so great photos of the movement match the ones I found, the movements look identical, to my untrained eye). There's also a smudge of gold in the black on the dial, so I'm guessing repaint? The only info I have concerning year of manufacture is what the seller told me, that a watchmaker had placed it in the 1960s. When the brand purportedly didn't exist. Or did it? The case is SS, case width 34mm (crown excluded), lug width 18mm. No logo or anything on the crown. According to the site where I found the only other photos (so far) of a watch similar to mine (only with a white dial and a different case, probably original, that DOES look 70s by the way) the movement is EB-8021N. And as you can see there are no numbers on the backs of either of the watches, none on mine and none on the one below. And yes, I'm a novice. The other Grovana (not mine, and not my photos):
  8. Hi all Im looking for some recommendations on vintage dress watches Nothing expensive £100 is my max I’m not new to buying watches but I’ve never actually owned a dress watch I’ve got a small collection of divers and a number of gshocks but my change of job calls for something more refined than say my Marathon GSAR so if anyone could help me out with some suggestions i would be more than greatful
  9. Hey everyone! I have some renderings for a new watch brand I'm starting up and I need your feedback on it. Our Kickstarter will probably be at about $195, and at $295 USD for retail. Not trying to “disrupt the industry” or anything like that. Just want to provide great customer service (hopefully amazon.com levels of awesomeness), a unique experience, while cramming in the highest quality materials I can fit in our price range. Current specs: - Seiko NH35a automatic movement - Sapphire crystal - Italian leather - Applied Indices - Interchangeable straps - Lifetime guarantee on manufacturing defects - 40mm diameter At this price range do you guys think this is something you'd want? What are some things I can add or take away from the watch to make it better? Thanks in advance! P.S. If you look closely enough, you'll see that the seconds hand is actually a key. The display case can only be unlocked by the key we provide in the packaging. We wanted to create a complete luxury experience when unboxing this, and thought that was a unique way to make it feel like it's special. The seconds hand is an homage to that.
  10. Our second watch collection Panama, is now live on kickstarter! Visit the link below for more images and information about the watch and us as a brand. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/584306822/james-barts-the-panama-line Have a great day!
  11. http://www.ebay.com/itm/222124874496?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  12. Hi Guys, attached are Preview Pics of an upcoming brand Don Kylne &Co. This is the First Watch from the collection. Do Enjoy.
  13. Just had my new Sonder Series watch turn up from Made & Dye, got a great discount in their sale too. Bought it for work and looks mint with my Navy suit. What do people think?
  14. I'm 17 and looking to buy my first 'nice' vintage, mechanical dress watch. £600 - £800 ish budget. I have VERY limited experience in the field and would appreciate any guidance and advice you could offer, whether it is on an actual watch or just the culture surrounding vintage pieces. Thanks!
  15. Someone very close to me is retiring after a 21 year military career (with the United States Air Force). I am looking to buy him a pocket watch as his gift. This is what I know I am looking for: 1. He likes the skeleton style 2. He does not want to hand wind the watch 3. I am hoping to not spend over $300- $400 USD. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  16. So I really like the Hamilton dress watches, mainly the Jazzmaster series but pictures on sales sites are so lacking in visual detail. Any of you guys own a Hamilton dress watch with a black dial preferable and how do you like it? Pictures are also very much wanted. Any hints on where to buy them (from a thrustworthy source) would also be greatly appreciated, I'm in the EU but for the right price the shipping from the USA'd be worth the price.
  17. I wonder if anyone could tell me which model this is, when it was made and a rough estimation of it’s value? Just click on the below to see images. Watch Front Watch Back
  18. Hey everyone on Saturday I ordered a new pocket watch and I would like to know what you think of it. It's my first pocket watch and I am very excited. Look at this link to find a description of it - Thanks A Lot -Roope :yes:
  19. Hi, Looking for some thoughts on the pros and cons of vintage vs brand new. Obviously everyone will have their own view, just looking for some hints and tips before I take the plunge for a new watch. Looking to send between 500/700 GBP. Looking for an automatic, reasonably smart dress watch. My thoughts on buying new are - should work perfectly, guarantee of purchase, wide selection (but unable to afford the premium brands), For vintage my main concern would be condition. Would it need serviced? How accurate will the time keeping be? But the plus points being able to (maybe) buy a classic timepiece with a good history. Any hints and tips would be appreciated. Also websites that specialise in vintage watches. Thanks Kevin
  20. Hi, Have joined the forum as am doing some investigation into a new watch. Have been looking at he Hamilton khaki or Hamilton intra matic. Thinking of maybe getting a more traditional classic watch, rather than the chrono (which I have a few of already). Would love the rolex or omega but budget at the moment won't stretch that far - or will it if I opt for second hand vintage. Needs to be an automatic with a smooth sweep, ideally with white / cream dial and leather strap. Any recommendations? Current collection include - Seiko titanium Fossil Swatch irony Tissot PRC200 Thanks for any suggestions. Kevin
  21. Hello First post, I've recently gotten a thing for vintage Omegas (seamasters mainly). I travel a lot through my job and spend a lot of time Mumbai and other places in India ( and everywhere else on the planet to be honest). I've looked around for a decent vintage watch shop in india for years and found nothing; fountain pens seem okay though. I've seen lots of very dodgey ebay adverts originating in India but surely there must be some decent shops there? cheers K
  22. So firstly im Jake 22 and in norwich i have worked within a jewelers for the last nearly 2 years. Upon starting i didnt have any watches but bought a couple of cheap ones to wear, then a started researching how watches are made and movements. Before you know it i was hooked , it helped that we implemented a preowned watch collection so my passion when i ended up being in control of this area, which shamefully ment i had to daily look at Cartier, Rolex and Patek's. My current collection is (in order of least liked to most) ; 2 pulsars (the first watches i got) A tissot, nothing fancy black face and strap on deployment buckle, A 1960's S.steel Omega sea master , mechanical, i bought this for £5 at a carboot, checked the movement all genuine and running. A Bargain. A Bering, G.P slim watch with sapphire crystal glass, nothing fancy but reminds me of the 90's P.P Calatrava Raymond Weil Tradition, Stainless steel on bracelet with the anthracite face, lovely night watch and so slim it fits perfectly with a shirt. My new Guilty pleasure Fredrique Constant La Carrera Panamericana . Limited Edition Vintage rally watch on a brown strap with Rose indexes. My future plans are to obtain a MeisterSinger No.1 Or the black PVD perigraph this year and then for the end of next year i am looking for a 1990 (birthyear) Bi-colour datejust , jubilee bracelet, with the champagne face and possibly dia dot. Currently via work i do watch batteries , bracelet repairs, and sometimes buttons and stems and even re-applying indexes. But i am looking into starting the BHI technician course this year. so yeah thats me, hello all.
  23. Evening All, I just read in another forum (in German) that Stowa have released a new version of their classic Antea with a Soprod A10 movement. Its called the Antea 365 A10 and you can find it here: http://www.stowa.de/...365a10,1,1,.htm I also read about Eterna setting up a new company, the Eterna Movement Company (EMC), to produce movements for the wider market. They just announced the new modular Eternal 39 movement family for this purpose. Here is a source in German, unfortunately I couldn't find anything in English yet: http://www.watchtime...iberfamilie-39/ With Sellita movements also appearing more often, there seems to be more and more Swiss alternatives to ETA coming on stream to fill gap created by Swatch reducing supply to non-Swatch companies. In my opinion, this seems like a good thing and I suppose we can thank Swatch for firstly keeping the Swiss mechanical watch industry afloat during the Quarz crisis and now, when things are on the up, helping the industry avoid stagnation by forcing innovation, variety and a wider response to the 'threat' (to the Swiss watch industry) of ever-improving Chinese movement makers. I am looking forward to my first non-manufacture, non-ETA Swiss watch. -wotsch
  24. Hey all new member so new to all this. I've been a bit bitten by the watch bug and want to have a small nice collection. I've just made my first foray into quality watches and have bought a Planet Ocean Big size, I already own and use daily a Citizen Skyhawk Titanium that has served me really well for the last 10 years. I think I would like to add something a little dressier, I'm looking at Baume & Mercier Classima 8875, I think it looks stunning. What does anyone think?
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