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WRUW - Thursday 13 February

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There are two sorts of watch people: those who get excited by kanji dates wheels and those who don't. I do. I'm not proud of that but I can't help it. :biggrin:

 

 

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Twice now I've started a WRUW thread to have someone else start one a minute later which becomes the thread. It's there a new rule I'm missing or something? Feeling invisible... 

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Since, personally, I'm not a big fan of dive watches - I find they look too chunky on my small wrist - and owning almost exclusively vintage timepieces, rainy days limit my choice of watches quite severly. I might be too cautious there, but better safe than sorry. So time and again I find myself wearing this 40mm MVMT on those days. Simple design, simple quartz movement, doesn't really care about the water, and the purple-ish blue sunburst dial makes me smile. 

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1 hour ago, chocko said:

Trying new forsner JB Champion strap  out on my Omega PO 

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I read the history of these and their use on Apollo missions, but personally not a fan. It just looks wrong on a large lugged modern watch. :(

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Breakfast with a 1920's Middlesbrough signed Doxa pocket watch!

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Developing a tendency ...

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HAGD

1 hour ago, badgersdad said:

Twice now I've started a WRUW thread to have someone else start one a minute later which becomes the thread. It's there a new rule I'm missing or something? Feeling invisible... 

It just happens sometimes, there's no saying which thread people will click on first but most likely the new one higher up the page.   It takes me well over a minute to start a thread so I could be composing it thinking I'm first, meanwhile you submit yours, then I submit mine and it goes above yours.

To avoid this and shorten the time we could be simultaneously composing threads, I post my thread very quickly with just the photo - so it's there - then edit the thread for a few minutes to add my text in a less panicky way without having to wonder if someone else is in the middle of starting what they think is the first WRUW too.

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1 hour ago, badgersdad said:

Twice now I've started a WRUW thread to have someone else start one a minute later which becomes the thread. It's there a new rule I'm missing or something? Feeling invisible... 

You are first now :biggrin:

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Morning,

Remember the good old days in Primary School when the teacher provided blobs of mercury and challenged you to chase them all over your desk trying to pin them down with a finger? No? Oh well, I do, and attempting to definitively establish the maker of today’s watch has been equally unsuccessful.

Driven by a 17j FHF/ST 96-4, It’s an Old England which would make one think of the original Accurist company whose Richard Loftus introduced an Old England brand in the mid-60s. However, those were unisex “fashion” watches, usually with a 1j EB 8800, designed to capture the zeitgeist of the “Swinging Sixties” and, unlike mine, had the dial wordmark in a mediaeval-style typeface.  Elsewhere, I’ve also seen what is probably a gent’s watch, with my style of typeface on the dial but signed Old England Watches Ltd 1968 in “ye olde” version on the case back and driven by an ETA-derived Benrus movement.    

The presence of “Shockmaster” on today’s dial, although also associated with Gunzinger Bros, still points me towards the old Accurist concern, but I haven’t stumbled across another example quite like this one and what may be an import code of TXb on the bridge has led me nowhere.

Regards.

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Every day I check in to see all the beautiful watches that are new, old, or vintage, and today I am going to post a picture of a watch I am wearing (which is what the thread is about), but I am pretty sure I might (if I'm lucky) get one or two likes.

I bought this watch purely because I wanted the original 1960's Seiko box it was in.

BUT...it keeps great time, it looks terrible, lets call it 'rustic' or 'rust-tick', but I now love this little old watch, it's greater than the sum of it's parts.

Seiko 6205-8940 Made August 1965

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49 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

Developing a tendency ...

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It just happens sometimes, there's no saying which thread people will click on first but most likely the new one higher up the page.   It takes me well over a minute to start a thread so I could be composing it thinking I'm first, meanwhile you submit yours, then I submit mine and it goes above yours.

To avoid this and shorten the time we could be simultaneously composing threads, I post my thread very quickly with just the photo - so it's there - then edit the thread for a few minutes to add my text in a less panicky way without having to wonder if someone else is in the middle of starting what they think is the first WRUW too.

Then the magic merging starts.

Thanks Mods. :thumbsup:

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Like @ong i can understand you just wearing one watch even owning just one watch forever and ever....

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2 hours ago, badgersdad said:

Twice now I've started a WRUW thread to have someone else start one a minute later which becomes the thread. It's there a new rule I'm missing or something? Feeling invisible... 

You need a rolex to stand out andy or a parnis. 

2 hours ago, martinzx said:

Vintage Zenith automatic cal 2552 PC circa 1969 :thumbsup:

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I would very much like to see an SOTC of all the Zeniths when you get chance Martin! Cheers nigel:thumbsup:

3 hours ago, chocko said:

Trying new forsner JB Champion strap  out on my Omega PO 

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Thats one weird strap it looks to slim but im guessing its very comfortable, must have torque tubes like a porsche 928 to keep the watch head square?

40 minutes ago, tick-tock-tittle-tattle said:

Every day I check in to see all the beautiful watches that are new, old, or vintage, and today I am going to post a picture of a watch I am wearing (which is what the thread is about), but I am pretty sure I might (if I'm lucky) get one or two likes.

I bought this watch purely because I wanted the original 1960's Seiko box it was in.

BUT...it keeps great time, it looks terrible, lets call it 'rustic' or 'rust-tick', but I now love this little old watch, it's greater than the sum of it's parts.

Seiko 6205-8940 Made August 1965

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It looks superb its gen.

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1 hour ago, Jet Jetski said:

It just happens sometimes, there's no saying which thread people will click on first but most likely the new one higher up the page.   It takes me well over a minute to start a thread so I could be composing it thinking I'm first, meanwhile you submit yours, then I submit mine and it goes above yours.

To avoid this and shorten the time we could be simultaneously composing threads, I post my thread very quickly with just the photo - so it's there - then edit the thread for a few minutes to add my text in a less panicky way without having to wonder if someone else is in the middle of starting what they think is the first WRUW too.

And that is exactly what happened , thanks JJ:thumbsup: 

Apologies badgersdad :)

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