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WRUW Tuesday 10.03.2020

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Another day in the world off aviation at the airport with the work beater 

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It's this weird little Raketa today:

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Found online for next to nothing, I wasn't sure if I liked it but wanted to give it a try. It came with a heavily scratched crystal, so yesterday, I tried PolyWatch for the first time (rather than on a more valuable timepiece). I have to say, I'm intrigued.

Before:

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And after the first round of polishing. Probably gonna do another one later:

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Smiths today while waiting to go nowhere fast 072532a953b190d62c20e080b6b412ab.jpg


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Much more rain and I will need a ruddy submarine!

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Vostok Komandirskie Amfibian.

Vostok folded link bracelet.

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Morning,

MuDu is another of my favourite brands, having more examples than is strictly necessary although not quite yet in numbers which could be deemed clinically obsessive. Made by Adolf Müller & Kurt Dubach based in Geneva who registered the name in about 1957, what will be today’s effort runs on a 25j Felsa 4007N auto and dates from around the mid-60s.

Compounding MuDu’s colourful reputation for shady provenance, a 2018 publication by author Peter Walsh highlighted the exploits of the Investigations Branch of the then HM Customs & Excise and relates a 1961 incident of a gang of miscreants being apprehended after dumping three kitbags of MuDu watches which had been brought across to Newhaven from the Belgian coast by an obliging fisherman.

Coincidentally, this 2018 post from the Christopher Ward forum discussing the MuDu brand history possibly gives some insight into what became of at least one of the recovered watches:  I’ve just come across your very interesting history and discussions regarding MuDu watches. You may be interested to know that I purchased a MuDu 25 jewel doublematic for about £5 from a Customs & Excise sale of seized goods in 1961. After 56 years it is still working and keeps perfect time!

Just by way of an historical postscript, the book also mentions that one of the alleged miscreants, generously described as a “homicidal East End heavy”, was acquitted of the Newhaven job but later became the prime suspect in a couple of gangland murders allegedly linked to everyone’s favourite London twins of the era. Ah, such heady times, when the music was cool and MuDu watches were, um, hot.

Regards.

 

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56 minutes ago, Balaton1109 said:

quite yet in numbers which could be deemed clinically obsessive.

How many is clinically obsessive? I'm asking for a friend. :rolleyes:

Nothing obsessive about this old favourite, the Zand with its unpretentious Lorsa P62.

Zand Lorsa P62

 

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Good morning horology fans :thumbsup:

 

My first pair of the day...

 

OMEGA Speedmaster PROFESSIONAL 3570.50.00, cal.1861 18 Jewels.

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OMEGA Railmaster,CO-AXIAL CHRONOMETER, cal.2403 27 Jewels.

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Good morning,

A busy day in the Calibration Lab.......Hamilton and Gagemaker together........ two great American brands....????

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Today is less blue - Eterna Tangaroa, bought for a massive bargain from Drop for complicated sentimental reasons. I expected it to languish in my watch box hardly ever getting worn but it's a sold member of my rotation, mainly due to it being deceptively easy to read (when there is light - no lume) and it being incredibly comfortable to wear - the bracelet is some sort of oyser / president hybrid that is just so comfortable. Long lugs means it sits on my wrist just right and things like the signed deployant and crown are just icing on the cake. The ONLY thing i would change would be the date wheel colour, to match the dial but that's really nitpicky.

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This arrived in the post this morning, another vintage 'non working' quartz that took very little to get it ticking again:clap:

It's a Seiko JDM 0922-8060 from August 1975:cool:

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A swap....

 

TISSOT  Le Locle POWERMATIC 80, Cal. C07.111 23 Jewels ( ETA 2824-2 based) SWISS MADE

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J.Springs NPEA003,  Cal. Y675C 21 Jewels.

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4 hours ago, spinynorman said:

How many is clinically obsessive? I'm asking for a friend. :rolleyes:

Nothing obsessive about this old favourite, the Zand with its unpretentious Lorsa P62.

Zand Lorsa P62

 

Explain to your friend that everyone’s different. Fortunately, I can rely on the much more perceptive Mrs B to identify the condition if I were to have any number over the last number which she said was already far too many.

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I've been away for a few days on an early surprise birthday jaunt to Butlins at Bognor Regis (a similar 80's music themed weekend to my stag do last year) so I decided to give my favourite Bulova Precisionist some wrist time, and I'm still wearing it today:

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