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  1. Hi all, Any advice on how to remove the hands from this Estyma? Don't want to use any more force than I have with hand removers or a cannon pinion remover. Thanks, Billy https://photos.app.goo.gl/yC63R81P5fdch8TC8 https://photos.app.goo.gl/yTyGEPAUrGXpJoJw5 https://photos.app.goo.gl/d1GEP6TKxkgLgoo59 https://photos.app.goo.gl/8yzjJomFi2QHa8Qw9
  2. Hello all, I am an keen collector of wrist watches so naturally I love reading this forum however, I am not knowledgable on Clocks. I was given this Hermle Mantle clock from a family member as it runs 15 mins late. I do not know anything about it and I am not really a fan of it and it’s loud ticking so am pondering the idea of selling it. I have no idea reading it’s value nor it’s rarity. i have managed to find the clock on the Hermle website but I believe the wood on mine is not mahogany, it’s a lot lighter in colour. https://www.hermleclock.com/Product/debden-7264 I have taken images but can not find a way of posting them in the post. Any information any friends can give would be really appreciated! Best, Matt
  3. Help ! My Eurochron radio watch worked perfectly since I bought it in 2004 (given to me by Junghans when their watch failed). However in early December 2019 after 3 months with a new battery it stopped setting itself. The watch still runs perfectly but won't radio set. I have been unable to find out from any source whether it is the watch or DCF that is at fault. There might be a problem with DCF which from their website seems to have gone to DCF77.5 and it seems that the power has been reduced. I live approximately 1100km from Frankfurt. I know Eurochron is extinct but I cannot find any watch which will work with MSF - any information gratefully received !!
  4. Hello, I am reaching out to the clock community in the hope of tracking down an early 1930s German wall clock which was stolen about a month ago from South London. It is has great sentimental value to my family as it was a wedding present to my grandmother. Unfortunately I can't find a closer photo of the face but it has a logo below the 12 which includes an eagle. The other identifiers are a damaged area towards the top of the clock where some of the wood was broken off. Also the pendulum was not with the clock at the time it was stolen. Any information will be greatly received and a modest reward is offered. Any help greatly appreciated.
  5. I was thinking of buying the ocean 2. I was wondering if any members had bought one and if they think a leather strap would look good. As you cant see them in the flesh its hard to tell what it would look like. Also did you buy it off the Steinhart website and if yes did you have to pay vat on coming through customs. Thanks.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Hi everyone. I’m looking to identify a wristwatch bought circa 1954 in Berlin for my wife’s grandfather. It’s an Arctos Parat. Shockproof and waterproof, apparently! It would be interesting to know a little about these watches. It looks to be an everyday item which I remember him wearing for many years until it stopped. Finally, I also wonder where in the UK I might get it repaired. It’s is rough but complete order, and has sentimental value but, I’m sure, no other value! Right now, I cannot fathom how to add a photo from the iPad I’m typing on. I’ll keep working on that....
  9. I have 2 Alpina Pocket Chronographs. Both have Minerva Cal 19/9 CH movements. One is fully marked on the case for the Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery and the other in a plain case. They worked fine until I had the bright idea of giving the cases a light polish, I removed the movements from the cases to do this. I have stripped and reassembled many standard pocket watches in the past without a problem. Put the movements back in and carefully replaced the winding stems, but neither of them will lock in place with the locking screw in the movement. The winder will just pull back out without any effort, One will wind and the other set, there is no switch over from Wind to Setting function. Has anyone had the same experience and can provide any advice please? The Minerva movement was used but a number of brands in the 1930/40's This is my first post, I have a small collection of military watches and will post information and images when I learn how to do that, I am not very internet savvy
  10. I recently bought the above watch on ebay.de, so it's presumably receiving the German time-signal, although, living in London, I thought it would still be in range. The watch persists in being 1 hour ahead of GMT, and, in the absence of any instructions (I have searched the web), I cannot re-set the watch. The strange thing is that there is no recessed button, which I would have expect to find to change the time, only 3 "solid" buttons to change the mode, etc; one of the modes currently shows W 29 - 18, which is curious! The only numbers on the watch case are 18 2229. I'd be grateful for any advice on re-setting the watch to the correct time (apart from going to Germany!).
  11. A new watch is been lunch on kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coastudios/redefining-british-luxury-watches?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=coa stu
  12. I really can't resist temptations...I was walking this morning in one of the nicest Leeds shopping centres... and all of a sudden I see this: Had to walk in the shop, and walk out 20 minutes later with a small bag and a lighter wallet. An impressive, understated work of art...I think I'm done with this hobby Will post some pictures in the next days
  13. Been looking at these for some time. Specifically the Pano Lunar, and the Pano Reserve. Questions I have are. Best place to try on/buy. I don’t mind pre owned either. Are these models good I’m so far as quality/fit/finish etc etc. What do these retail at and can I get a discount from the aforementioned dealer/boutique? what kind of timekeeping can I expect? Bit random but I kind of want high precision from my autos. What are the service intervals and cost from manufacturer? any other information you think I might like? and any wrist shots to whet my appetite! many thanks
  14. Hello, as some of you may know I've recently joined this community and I'm getting dragged into this rather expensive but interesting hobby. I got a great (IMHO) Longines Conquest to start (and a few inexpensive quartz), but I'd like a second beater watch to use every day, nice excuse isn't it? I'm thinking of a Seiko for budget reasons, and because of the huge selection. I've added a non Seiko watch to the list. I'm not looking for a Longines replacement, but something tough and resistant that could complement it. But as you can see from the selection I really like black dials. I wouldn't mind something that would look on leather strap too to match what I usually wear informally at work. Let me know your opinions, pictures from YorkshireWatches, which I'll probably be using for buying. Seiko SNZG13J1 I like it for the field look and feel, I expect to be fine on a distress leather strap. It's probably the cheapest of the bunch Seiko SSA305JI A bit dressy (or is it?) but lovely, I really like the dial Seiko SSA303J1 Its brother in white, I've got nothing in white that would complement nicely the rest of the collection Seiko SRPA75J1 I don't usually like busy dials, but this is an exception. It comes on leather strap, that's a bonus Seiko SSA293J1 Nice and sporty, with a hint of red, quite cheap too Glycine Incursore A German in the mix, nothing like the others. I love its serious, severe look...German basically :-)
  15. I live in Tunisia, although I am from the United States, and have a hobby that includes researching information and artifact searches from the battles here from 1941 to 1943. I have a wrist watch that appears to be perhaps a commemorative item rather than a utility item. I will include photos. The dial has an OSCO mark with an S underneath it in a slightly different font. At the bottom of the watch face is marked "12 Jewels" and under that "shock resistant." It has a date window and the face has two identical graphics that look vaguely look like a cross between a coconut palm and a fig palm with swastika superimposed upon them. The back is stamped with "Antimagnetic" and "Stainless steel back." It has an eagle type graphic stamped on the back underneath the "stainless steel" indicator and the "bird stamp" wing seems to be almost stamped over the stainless indicator. The head of the bird is turned toward it's right in a profile, much like other representative Nazi birds but this one has no swastika. Further, a rather crude stamping in a different font is: "Afrikacorps" and what appears to be the former watch owners name: "K. Piltz." Under the name "Piltz" is yet another stamp in upper case letters. It looks to be "GESO" with the "O" stamped over and "H" (?). If you magnify the photo you are able to see it. I believe it may be some sort of "standard" OSCO watch with a special face and a stamped, personalized back. I acquired the watch from an Eastern European country. Can someone tell me anything about this watch? Here is the URL on Flickr. If it opens just ignore the other photos as I don't really know how to isolate the watch photos. https://www.flickr.com/cameraroll/
  16. Hi there, can anybody tell me where I can get a new movement for my much beloved anniversary clock, the movement is a Junghans Quartz 85 W085/00675,your help would be much appreciated , thanks Chris.
  17. A continutation from can a nato be smart. Heres my new addition. I really wanted 1 on a braclet but just couldnt afford it. Especially as I have decided to go all out and buy 2 watches within a couple of days of each other. They were scratches I just needed to itch. As I menchioned in the previous post I brought this 1 to be slightly smarter than my usual dive watches. However I dont think I like the leathers it has come with (not impressed), but love it on the nato I just brought for it. But this now makes it less smart?? Opinions. I think ill start saving for a nice darker brown leather strap with some white/cream stiching. If anyone is getting rid of 1 or selling let me know. Well it needs no introduction and Im keeping with the grey Nato at the mo!? Current alternatives I have that would fit.
  18. Can anyone identify please. I realise it is a PUW but it is the only one I've come across that has not got 1561 or whatever stamped near the balance. The all in one case and bracelet is broken so I need to get a new case for what seems a reasonable quality movement. Any help would be great....Thanks....CDT
  19. Considering we already have a Hitler thread, how about this: Wow! Later, William
  20. Good evening All, I just bought a cheap light tent to try to improve my watch photos. After a few experiments this morning, I'm pretty amazed at the difference it has made. It makes it much, much easier to get a good shot without ruinous reflections. Here are a few of the results. A couple of recent acquisitions plus two of my favourites. First up, the most recent arrival - my Sturmanski Radiation Resistant chronograph: Sturmanskie Chronograph by wotsch2, on Flickr Sturmanskie Chronograph by wotsch2, on Flickr Second, a Glashütte Spezimatic: Spezimatic Weltzeit by wotsch2, on Flickr Spezimatic Weltzeit by wotsch2, on Flickr Next up, my Komandisrki Airforce chrono: KomanKomandirski Airforce Chronodirski_Airforce_Chrono_14 by wotsch2, on Flickr Komandirski Airforce Chrono by wotsch2, on Flickr (continues...)
  21. Hi All, here's an unusual watch that I've just got back from the watchmaker after 6 months waiting (just because he's busy, not because it was difficult to service). Stowa_Digital_01small by wotsch2, on Flickr It's from the early seventies, so before quartz digital watches took off. Stowa_Digital_02small by wotsch2, on Flickr Stowa joined a German watch manufacturers cooperation called "Pallas" in 1974 (sources: here, and here) and mechanical digital watches from 1974 were branded Stowa Pallas (e.g. here), so that would date my watch to 1973 or earlier with only the brand Stowa on the dial. Stowa_Digital_03small by wotsch2, on Flickr The movement is, I believe, a PUW 1560D, running at 3Hz/21600bph, which was designed for mechanical digital watches with second, minute and jumping hour. This was a common movement in many a brand's mechanical digital watches of the time. Stowa_Digital_04small by wotsch2, on Flickr The case is around 36mm across and a comparatively chunky 11mm thick, or 12mm including the protruding glass. Although 36mm may seem small by today's standards, the case shape, integrated bracelet and large amount of metal on display give the watch a significant presence on the wrist. Stowa_Digital_05small by wotsch2, on Flickr This is a really cool seventies watch and I had been waiting for quite a while to find an example in this kind of condition. Apart from one or two bumps, the watch is in very good nick. I'm chuffed. -wotsch
  22. Inspired by the photos of East German Glashüttes added to Always"watching"'s fine posts (here and here) on one of the modern brands from the town, I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread of GDR watches. I know a few of us have them, so let's collect them all together in one place. To get started, I have a few Glashütte Spezichrons: GUB_11-27a_01small by wotsch, on Flickr GUB_11-26b_01small by wotsch, on Flickr GUB_11-25_06small by wotsch, on Flickr GUB_11-26d_01small by wotsch2, on Flickr GUB_11-27_04small by wotsch, on Flickr (continues...)
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