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  1. 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 more detail about it: Titanium-made housing and strap Sapphire crystal Duel Bezel (as mentioned before) Helium Escape Valve (which releases the helium gas when returning to surface and prevents the glass from popping out), and it says 300-meter waterproof, when 40-meter is actually enough for most fun divers. What I like this campaign (other than the watch itself) the most is that they offer diverse customized options for me to kind of design my own configuration However, I'm pretty lazy to think of this while enjoying my diving journey. I chose the Dark Knight from their recommendations here Here's the campaign for you to check out, have fun diving and hope the information helps! CRESTICAL TX-1 Titanium Customized Dive Watch
  2. Hi, folks. Does anyone have a view on the Tag Connect? A nice looking watch and I know it won’t hold its value but it’s a bit different. Must be a popular thing as a couple of models are on a 12 week delivery. thanks.
  3. 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 the same model Tag Aquaracer at an auction and had to buy again as my missus had actually bought for me. It has started a really keen interest in movements & history of the manufacturers. My small collection has grown a bit and I'm always looking for my next purchase. Look forward to discussing more on the forum. Regards.
  4. 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 little info, I placed a low starting bid and no-one else did. I actually planned to sell this straight away for a nice profit bit the case is a nice style, incredibly clean and nice patina to the dial, have had it . Keeps okay time, some days its spot on, other days it runs a little fast. 9K Gold Omega*: My first ever Omega which was 9K Gold and came on a mint condition genuine Omega leather strap! Differently to the Tissot above, I actually planned to keep this and service it as buying an Omega had been a big milestone for me but truth be told, when I received it I just didn't like it. It simply wasn't my cup of tea and I soon sold it on. Medana Automatic* Nothing amazing, but a cool flip/story to it. Seller listed a job lot of non-runners and I offered less and said all I wanted was the Medana. They replied and obviously just wanted them gone and took £20 for the lot. To my surprise, another of the watches in the lot fetched about £80 with a new battery in it. Not taking fees into account I made about £120 on them all including this. The Medana itself didn't run, it would just run for as long as I was shaking it and stop immediately when I did. I shook it for about 5 minutes to keep it going just long enough to run on its own then manually wound rotor. A bit of regulating and I had it running well and keeping decent time. The downside of this piece is the case was a rather tacky plastic which I mentioned when selling. Omega Seamaster Cosmic* My second ever Omega and my first live non-ebay auction, part of a job lot. I had hoped to sell the rest of the job lot and get the total price down to put towards fixing this up but alas nothing else really sold (other than some pocket watches) and I ended up selling the Omega instead for an okay profit. It seemed to run but had no crown to test it and glass was the wrong size. Some damage to the dial but overall okay and original strap too! Well worth fixing up even at the buyers price! Seiko 6139-6002 Okay so right off the bat I know a lot of you will be saying "thats aftermarket" about parts of this watch and given the condition I'd be very surprised if a lot of it wasn't. It was my birthday, I was stuck in France as lockdown was just beginning and I wanted to teat myself. It was ridiculously cheap, non runner but has some life in it. A lot of fun to wear on a nice day, hope to get a proper bracelet for it soon. Seiko 7a28-7030 No sooner had I bought the above Seiko, the "quartz version" (or closest thing to it) popped up for the same price 'Buy It Now'! Evidently has had a battery leak but movement looks spotless and has the original bracelet. The seconds hand sometimes does a full sweep when inserting the battery but no signs of life other than that and minute hand is loose. Hope to get a replacement dial one day and have it serviced. Listed it for sale a bit high but only as I'm in no rush as I may keep it if it's still with me after lockdown. Neva/ Heba Nothing too exciting, saw it quickly and put a bid of 99p on, actually forgot about it. What I didn't check was the economy level postage extortionately priced at £7-8 and actually cost them about £2 and sent in an envelope. Ling 21 Prix "Chronograph"* Had seen these about a lot and always wanted to check one out for myself, however I knew the movements were cheap and not really worth the prices they sell for when sellers suggest they are "quality chrongraphs". In actual fact they don't function chrongraph, the buttons simply stop and start the seconds hand, no resetting. Apparently they were often used by conmen who sold them as the luxury watches they appear to be - this one even had forged 18K Gold markings on both caseback and strap. Nice to wear still, a bit of fun. Omega Megaquartz* Had seen this one sell a couple times and when it got listed again 'Buy It Now' for a bit higher I thought I'd take the gamble as a blue dial Omega had been on my list. After some research I found that these can be very costly to fix even without the battery leak issue and decided to sell it on to bring in some funds during lockdown. Dial looks really nice in person, a sort of metallic striped effect and a good feel to it. Andre Bouchard Venus 188 (Valjoux 7330) Chronograph I saw this pop up on eBay and quickly offered a bit lower than the already rather low starting price - a rather cheeky tactic I tend to use when starting negotiations to gauge where a sellers head is at regarding price. Seller replied to say they actually enabled offers by mistake but would honour that mistake by meeting me in the middle. After shipping and import fees I paid about their starting price. Wants a top pusher but runs absolutely spot on and keeps great time! 1940's Everite King Having just accidentally destroyed a similar looking 1940's Oris which I'd grown rather attached to, I bought this to replace it. Sold as a non-runner, have been well advised it likely just wants a new mainspring. It's in absolutely fantastic condition and came on nice vintage leather strap. Have been told some loose history about it which I've been asked not to disclose, but certainly nice to have a bit of a story to it and I hope to find out a bit more if I can.
  5. Hi guys and girls, A bit of an opinion poll for an isolated Sunday afternoon: Do you have any "must haves" when buying a new watch? Complications? Colours? Calibres? Mechanical or Quartz? Swiss or Japanese? Big boy 50mm or the more classic 40mm? I realise this is a very open question, but let's be honest, we all have a little extra time at the moment. Dive, dress or pilots, what makes a killer watch for you?
  6. I have a timex model 63 and I suspect the balance coil is open circuit as I cannot measure and resistance between the electronic board output and the body of the watch, I am an electronics engineer with suitable kit. Any ideas on what the resistance should be or where could I get a replacement balance assembly. Any Ideas welcomed, this particular watch has been with me since new but not warn for a long time since it stopped, but it has a lot of history. I would like to get it working if possible
  7. Good morning everybody, I am thinking about buying a cheap automatic watch with complications (chronograph, lunar phase, or the like) Do you have such a watch serviced? Or do you just buy a new one when the time for a service comes? Do you spend, say, £300 for the service of a watch with some complications you have paid, say, £400 or £500? Or are there cheaper ways to get these watches serviced? Or am I missing something? Thanks to all in advance Cassius Longinus
  8. Hi all, I've got a quartz ETA 455.412 movement - everything appears to be in good shape until the seconds hand reaches around 12 seconds and then it just stops. I pulled the crown into the second position and pushed it back in a few times and I can see that it's itching to move but it can't. On further inspection I noticed that if you gave the seconds hand a slight nudge it would go past this point and then cycle around until it reached the same point and stopped again. I thought that the hand might be magnetised at first but after giving it a nudge there is a definite resistance and a little bit of a click as it pushes past the point. Any ideas before i dismantle it? Cheers Jae
  9. Does anyone please recognize this watch maker? The brand looks to surely be TP, but I can find literally nothing about it. There is a modern watch brand TP Time Piece but this watch looks a bit older than when they started and the logos are completely different. On the back it says TP Collection; there is a company called TP Collections but they are a wholesaler and don't look to actually make watches just sell rolex's and such. Any help appreciated thanks, I'm just highly curious and don't like an unsolved mystery Images: https://ibb.co/r3ZNWHM https://ibb.co/ZH5rRLr https://ibb.co/Tk69Xfx https://ibb.co/Fq21P4W https://ibb.co/zrk797N https://ibb.co/mhrFYm2 https://ibb.co/SvZvTkB https://ibb.co/3zwpfdq https://ibb.co/fGvqrsW https://ibb.co/Wfdp5zv It appears I didn't embed the images properly (sorry 1st time poster) and I see no edit button for my post so I'll post the here:
  10. Hi All, I’m Tom, random member with some random watches. Everything from a GShock....to a soon to arrive Panerai with a splattering of Pulsar, CWC, Tag, Dunhill and Montblanc in the middle. Looking forward to chatting to you all! Very best.
  11. The lume is layered - the hands are the brightest, markers slightly less bright, and the bezel dimmer still, to avoid flare in night vision goggles - either yours or the enemy's lol See you in a bit, just going on to Ebay to get some night vision watchmaker's magnifying goggles Oh, in case you didn't see the watch - it comes on a chunky rubber strap.
  12. Hello, This is what we have been tinkering with as a hobby project for a while: Décantheure Wine Watch. We wanted to give new meaning to the internal rotating bezel (from the 1960'ies diver's watches - introduced by the Swiss company Ervin Piquerez S.A.). We added some time arcs so that the HOUR hand (and not the MINUTE hand) is used to keep track of time intervals (0.5H, 1H, 1.5H, 2H and 3H). We also added a green mineral glass as see-through back ("wine bottle colored). We are also been inspired by the Pilot Watches where a lot of information has to be presented in a logical way. In particular, we have been inspired by the font styles used and the black dial with the white print. People may not notice but we used a very "German" font for the logo (used on airplanes around 70 years ago!). Some sommeliers find the watch too gimmicky (data is, however, based on literature studies and experiments), others see it as a proof that they are true cork dorks. However, it is a serious (but affordable) timepiece in an OK quality (some really don't like the Seiko NH35 movement but it is steady as a rock - if you buy the movements made in Japan). We are also been inspired by the Pilot Watches where a lot of information has to be presented in a logical way. In particular, we have been inspired by the font styles used and the black dial with the white print. The dial is VERY busy so we have made the case as clean as possible. The watch was fun to design - and a French watch blog (Montres de Luxe from Paris) really saw the innovative ideas (which made us pretty proud)! I, personally wear one of the prototypes every day now (giving the old IWC a wrist break). Cheers!
  13. Hello, please let me introduce you the STH Carbon, on Kickstarter from the 1st June! Case and Dial entirely made of carbon fiber. Double domed 4mm thick sapphire crystal AR coated. Screw down crown. 300mt/1000ft water resist. Seiko NH35a automatic mov. Case 44mm cushion shaped with 36mm face/dial Superluminova c3 Short drilled and curved lugs for max comfort. for more photos and updates my personal page http://www.facebook.com/sth.watches.3 and STH page http://www.facebook.com/sthwatch/ Thanks!
  14. Hello Gents, my name is Evgeny and I am the founder of PaceMasters Watches We are a young yet ambition company, who specializes in racing-inspired watches. Our first project - Paddock Chronograph - is a Formula 1 racing inspired mecha-quartz chronograph powered by SII VK67 movement. It has a completely original design, and there are some unique racing parts which we wanted to implement in it, like a Pit Board with different signs which enframes the date window, start grid and Pole position marks on the chapter ring, and a carbon fiber layer as part of the multi-layered dial. We wanted to make something unique and really took our time to design it all from scratch. The design team consist of two great professionals: one is a watchmaker with many projects behind, another one is a car designer from Berlin, who helped us a lot to find our style. We have many visuals, design descriptions, as well as development story in the blog, and I would appreciate your comments, as watch-enthusiasts, if we managed to do it right. Please feel free to comment and ask questions and also check out more details on the website at www.pace-masters.com
  15. Hi can anyone help me to identify one of my older Citizens please? Don't know what happened but one of my favourite Citizen watches given to me some time ago by my parents has lost its crown - looking to see if it can be repaired or not and identity the model and movement info. in case replacing the entire movement is required - also would appreciate any feedback on likely costs Thanks Jim
  16. Hello Everyone, I’m stumped with this watch. My gf’s grandmas watch. I cannot locate anything about it online, yet it seems a special purchase back then since it’s 24C gold plated. If you could ID it and perhaps give us a bit of a background? It’d be highly appreciated! Unfortunately I cannot post any pics yet.. The watch is a: FC First Class Gold Crown Swiss Quartz - 24K Gold Plated -Hardness Crystal - FC2091L Cheers!
  17. Hi All, I need some help finding the right type of watch for an affect. I need an analogue quartz movement that will keep time but when a reed switch (fitted across the right point) is operated (magnet in the strap) the hour and minute hand move quickly (about one full rotation of the min hand in 3 seconds) till the reed switch is released. I have an old video of an example, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtSFYcbRgWg) but can’t find any more information on it, apart from it keeps time but the crown is a dummy. You set the time by operating the reed switch with the magnet. I have tried some old watches I have and I can get the hands to move by shorting to one of the test points but it no way quick enough. I want old school as there are so many smart watches that can do this, so no phone and you can see my hands at all time. Hope this is posted in the right place I might ask Simon as well? Thank you in advance, Phil.
  18. 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
  19. Hi guys just wondering I have a problem with my Omega Omatic Seamaster it is showing that needs a battery which I believe is rechargeable I have had on the watch winder for about 2 hours and it has now stopped then I wound it up 30 turns and it worked again then stopped isn't that why it has this rechargeable battery so when the watches power goes down the battery kicks in it has also shown the second hand skipping ever 5 seconds that the tell needs new battery if any of you know what battery and where to buy one it is and could I fit myself and best way to do it would be much appreciated. Thanks in Advance Peter
  20. Boomerang Watches are thrilled to announce the launch of their exquisite collection of fine watches - The Sunbeam Collection - combining vintage styling with state-of-the-art watch movements. The company is initiating an exciting campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for its development, offering amazing deals on strictly Limited Edition time-pieces. (New York, USA) - Vintage watches are hugely desirable and have a large, global fan base keen to get hold of the most recent vintage release and the latest trend. Watch aficionados around the world hold vintage designs in high regard - now they have The Sunbeam Collection to catch their attention. Boomerang Watches are pioneers in the watch-making industry: The Sunbeam is a bespoke vintage watch - built to a customer’s exacting specifications. The customer can choose from a range of dial-face colors, metal casing materials, and strap designs; to make their limited edition time-piece a truly unique, timeless classic. Boomerang’s exceptional watch-making and the collection’s timeless elegance make The Sunbeam an unrivaled classic that’s sure to become a collector’s piece; designed to satisfy the most exuberant of tastes. The Concept The Sunbeam Collection is inspired by the leading men of classic movies: reviving the Riviera Soul of the 1950s. Harry Attisa, founder of Boomerang Watches, says “We aim to develop one-of-a-kind timepieces - beautiful, luxurious, and bespoke: handmade for vintage watch lovers. Our Limited Edition masterpieces are ideal for the gentleman in all of us.” Boomerang Watches are launching a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter that aims to raise funds to support production and marketing. Funders will benefit from significant discounts and intriguing awards. Backers can show their support by sharing the campaign with their social networks. For further information, and to claim your perk, visit www.boomerangwatches.com today. ABOUT Boomerang Watches are based in New York. The company’s motto is “watch aficionados demand the best - now they have it.”
  21. Hello all, first time poster and hoping your experience and wisdom will help me resurrect this 1950s/60s car clock. It’s a 2” in-dash Smiths, CE 2160/02. It looks complete and the movement looks clean. I acquired as a non-tested clock. I think it’s negative earth, but first question is how to correctly connect it to 12v? It has a single yellow wire - is this for live feed or earth? Other than this it has two threadposts at the rear with knurled nuts and washers. I huess these fix it into the dash but are either of the threaded posts at the back for 12v positive also? All pointers appreciated. Many thanks.
  22. 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
  23. Hi all! I am currently working on a new wristwatch project and it would be helpful to get some insights from you to understand what you look for in a quality watch. Could you please kindly fill in the short survey (it will take less than 1 minute) such that we would understand the market better? Your help is much appreciated. Wish a Merry Christmas! Many thanks, MCJT
  24. Hey there! I am eager to start skeletonization of watch movements. Can you guys suggest all the tools I'll be needing for that and where can I find then and buy, please?
  25. Hi All, I just joined this great forum and would really love your feedback, the good, the bad & the ugly. :-) The Pilgrim is our 2nd design which we aim to launch on Kickstarter the end of January. What do you think of the design? (Prototypes currently being manufactured) Crucial Stats: 2 case Sizes: 36mm & 40mm brushed 316L case 3 Movement options: Hand Wound and Automatic ST17 movements & Miyota Quartz (36mm Case only) 2 Dial Styles: Single-coloured Sunray Curved Dial and Dual Coloured Flat Dial with CD Sub Dial Dial Colours: Various options. Straps: Various Leather and Perlon Stap Options Website: thetocwatch.com Numbers: Arabic only (debating having Roman Numerals as an option) You can see the image below. Thanks so much. I look forward to hearing it all! Will
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