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**WRUW** Wednesday July 29,2020


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56 minutes ago, artistmike said:

I've just got home from hospital last night after a visit to the hospital for an operation and while I was there I wore one of my favourites to cheer me up, and still have it on. :)  It is always a delight to wear, it has a timeless feel to it, ...... which is surprising for a watch. :biggrin:

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Have a speedy recovery Mike! Good to see you posting again! :thumbsup:

Cheers Martin

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Batteur 'mono chromatique', peut trier une sangle habillee, pour le moment, une petite application de famaco, apporter une grande dose de soin et de vie! Au Geckota, bon mercredi! Mesdames. 

Just practicing for the ensuing negotiations to settle a point of Law between the UK (us) and our neighbours...its still going on you know. The divorce agreement....Apparantly a bloke in Whitby wants his fish fresh. Well i would too....We won't loose. 

17 Sarb.

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14 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

17 Sarb.

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Very nice an stylish.:thumbsup:

Was going to say to you yesterday, that although the hands and indices are different, the Roamer yesterday wears and feels like a slightly bigger version of the Sarb 033, Roamer is 40mm and Sarb 38mm, but both are great looking and sit well on the wrist.

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Just now, Graham60 said:

Very nice an stylish.:thumbsup:

Was going to say to you yesterday, that although the hands and indices are different, the Roamer yesterday wears and feels like a slightly bigger version of the Sarb 033, Roamer is 40mm and Sarb 38mm, but both are great looking and sit well on the wrist.

I thought when i saw the roamer it was a step up from sarb. Like a sarx, yes it reminds me of both. Im still struggling with just what to put the sarb on. The original bracelet was good but ugly and it marks the case. So its best place is the bin. Im thinking a shell codovan? Maybe a di modell genuine Teju? Im thinking the latter would go with the sarbs pure 1960s seiko cues. Thats what they did really with sarb and sarx. Raided the back catalgues for inspiration which was wise. The 60s were seikos best period. With the like of the Crown. Yes im thinking a genuine teju skin. 

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Morning,

Today, this mid-1960s Avia Ajustor running on a 17j FHF 73 which has been much modified by the incorporation of Fernand Etienne’s patented “Ajustor” mechanism allowing the watch to be externally regulated by means of the two pushers on the circumference of the bezel as indicated by the corresponding plus and minus symbols on the dial between “5” and “6”.

There’s no real need for me outline the workings and history of this invention which are more eloquently described here for anyone interested:

https://www.revolution.watch/avia-ajustor-the-%E2%80%8Abest-vintage-%E2%80%8Awatch-youve-%E2%80%8Anever-%E2%80%8Aheard-%E2%80%8Aof/  

and, particularly, in this German-language article:

https://watch-movements.eu/blog/2019/10/06/avia-ajustor-regulieren-leichtgemacht/

as well as having been discussed by a couple of our members who had, or still have, one of these things.

Whilst the “Ajustor” mechanism also seems to have been used in some models from Telda, ZentRa and Montdor, unfortunately neither of these articles provides any insight into the total number made by Avia although one of our members had been quoted a figure of 250 units. And at a price of seemingly £267 in 1967 it’s perhaps no real surprise that the Avia Ajustor was not a commercial success.

As an aside, Mikrolisk attributes the Avia Ajustor to a collaboration between Avia and Victor-Eugène Bahon’s original Silvana Watch Co, this enterprise seemingly being known as “Avia and Silvana SA”. I can’t immediately trace any Silvana watches using the Ajustor system and am now quietly stepping back from the edge of that particular rabbit hole.

Regards.

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