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Wednesday 5th May WRUW


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Lots of early risers today, hope you all have a good day.

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Tidying up before bed last night, I came to my eldest boy, Rocky's, desk. He turned 11 a little over a week ago and a pleased to say that I can't recall the last time I saw him wearing the one in the middle....

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He was sleeping in his little Kahuna watch, think its time to get him his first watch box :clap:

 

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Morning,

Following on from the Centaur which I posted back in December, this is the second of three non-running donations, a 1960s Diantus Special which gets a wearing today. 

As is often the case, “Special” on the dial signifies a cheapo driven by a pin lever, here a 1j EB 8800, but this one is special to me as it belonged to a late friend. A gardener in his later years, his watches saw some rough treatment and when they stopped working, he just bought a replacement beater.

Along with the two others, today’s effort came from his widow to whom I gave an undertaking to restore and wear them.

Regards.

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Diantus trv EB 8800 after v.2.jpg

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1 minute ago, Balaton1109 said:

Morning,

Following on from the Centaur which I posted back in December, this is the second of three non-running donations, a 1960s Diantus Special which gets a wearing today. 

As is often the case, “Special” on the dial signifies a cheapo driven by a pin lever, here a 1j EB 8800, but this one is special to me as it belonged to a late friend. A gardener in his later years, his watches saw some rough treatment and when they stopped working, he just bought a replacement beater.

Along with the two others, today’s effort came from his widow to whom I gave an undertaking to restore and wear them.

Regards.

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Diantus trv EB 8800 after v.2.jpg

I love and look forward to your posts in the WRUW threads every day, a genuine highlight of every morning to learn about either a personal history or wider brand / watch history, we are all richer for your contributions. :notworthy:

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I saw this new arrival in one of @Bricey's "interesting" Ebay lists. I jumped on this because I remembered Excalibur coming up in a recent WRUW discussion, and I recognised - with the help of Dr Ranfft's database - a 21J Tissot 784-2 movement with a 'CJ' signature. According to Ranfft this denotes "without excenter regulator for Langendorf". So, I don't really know what that means and I wonder what a Tissot movement apparently modified for Langendorf is doing in a watch imported by a Birmingham jeweller. Answers, if you have any, on a postcard, or your electronic medium of choice.

Of course, it has 19mm lugs, so better fitting strap on order. This Nato will do for now. And - thanks @Bricey, a great find. :thumbsup:

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2 hours ago, Bricey said:

I love and look forward to your posts in the WRUW threads every day, a genuine highlight of every morning

I assumed you were talking about me for a minute there mate... :whistle: :laughing2dw:

TW Steel slimline for me today:

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1 hour ago, spinynorman said:

I saw this new arrival in one of @Bricey's "interesting" Ebay lists. I jumped on this because I remembered Excalibur coming up in a recent WRUW discussion, and I recognised - with the help of Dr Ranfft's database - a 21J Tissot 784-2 movement with a 'CJ' signature. According to Ranfft this denotes "without excenter regulator for Langendorf". So, I don't really know what that means and I wonder what a Tissot movement apparently modified for Langendorf is doing in a watch imported by a Birmingham jeweller. Answers, if you have any, on a postcard, or your electronic medium of choice.

Of course, it has 19mm lugs, so better fitting strap on order. This Nato will do for now. And - thanks @Bricey, a great find. :thumbsup:

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Awesome, looks great and I too would be interested in the backstory / history of that.

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