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home build GMT today..

Good morning. GS today.

Morning...   1950's SILVANA triple-date. Cal: AS 1290, 17 jewel.

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Dan Henry chrono this morning, moving some 22mm straps around on account of an incomer.  This is a 'RAF style' NATO (ie no loop) from Vintagewatchstraps.



The watch lugs are well shaped for NATO straps but unfortunately the design has not been followed through, and the bars sit high up in the lugs.


These could easily have been dropped 1.25mm, to shorten the strap path by around 5mm (once the strap has gone up and down the extra 1.25mm either side) and I would then be on the middle hole on my strap (not that I am OCD) ...

IMG_20210104_090710133(1)(1)(1).thumb.jpg.d9836f151c11a247c40be108808a5e80.jpg... And the strap would not bend so high and proud of the lugs.

For comparison, here is my Aerowatch on the same strap in brown, showing a typical 'short path'.


Bonus pic of the Aerowatch which was on the blue strap until half an hour ago - I buckle the brown strap on the side of my wrist, and it has metal keepers (the blue has leather).



Have a blissful day.


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This Caravelle arrived recently as an unexpected prezzie from one of our US members.

Inside is what Bulova styled as their 10-OH movement, not shown in Ranfft but in reality is an AS 1690/92 which most certainly is, and found in many far more prestigious brands with higher jewel counts than the seven in today’s example.

The case back is dated for 1969 (M9) and the movement for 1970 (N0) which is absolutely fine. However, I can’t recall ever having seen a 7j example of this calibre and am tempted to wonder whether this was a specially down-jewelled version produced solely for Bulova’s budget Caravelle brand.


Caravelle sub dial after v.2.jpg

Caravelle sub dial AS 1690.92 2 v.2.jpg

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1 minute ago, Littlelegs said:

It was the recently acquired steeldive for work. Now it’s the steeldive awaiting covid test results:( 


Good luck - hope you're not feeling too rough! 

Back at it.... 


Seiko SPB143 

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7 hours ago, greasemonk said:

home build GMT today..licpPoF.jpg

More info please?

Case - movement etc.

As always, you know I like your work.

6 hours ago, Karrusel said:



1950's SILVANA triple-date.

Cal: AS 1290, 17 jewel.




Lovely watch Alan

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