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24th Saturday what watch you wearing


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30 minutes ago, Bricey said:

Over to the Tag for today

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Taking in the mountainous Fens landscape

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Random thought of the day: as the passing of Tim increases the period of my life I have spent as the father of teenage girls, the more I look back on that teenage boy I once was and wonder why on earth I was so interested in them.

Honestly, how we didn't all turn out gay is completely beyond me, they are mean, lazy, filthy creatures.

 

Yeah but you wouldn't be without them. Come on admit it!!

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

I am wearing one of these today, but I just thought I would show some of the colours available for the Duro/Marlin.

I haven't managed to buy a white dial version...maybe someday.

Have a great Saturday guys!

 

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Very nicely photographed 

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17 minutes ago, Pete wilding said:

Very nicely photographed 

I try my best...but I always forget to dust the watch beforehand...dust, and finger marks if you look closely.

Thanks for the kind comments, I used to take hideous photographs, but sort of cracked it around three or four months ago.

Better lighting, and a better mobile phone.

I own a Sony DSLR but I don't know how to use it...all the gear, but no idea :biggrin:

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

I try my best...but I always forget to dust the watch beforehand...dust, and finger marks if you look closely.

Thanks for the kind comments, I used to take hideous photographs, but sort of cracked it around three or four months ago.

Better lighting, and a better mobile phone.

I own a Sony DSLR but I don't know how to use it...all the gear, but no idea :biggrin:

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That photo reminds me of when Caroline & I go out for walks in the local stunning scenery, I usually carry  a couple of Nikon DSLRs with different  Zoom lenses ( ie one long the other short) Caroline prefers a single (again Nikon dslr) with a short zoom) Well, we do produce calendars each year for our families, & friends :biggrin:

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1 hour ago, Welsh Wizard said:

This is a great looking watch. Never come across one before. What is the background?

This, modern take on the "asymmetric" dial was part of the metamorphosis of the town of Glashütte from mass producer to quality manufacturer following the reunification of Germany in the 1990s. (If you are interested, I wrote a little piece on Glashütte here.

The newly founded firms (Nomos and A Lange & Söhne were the first) looked for ways to differentiate themselves from the Swiss whilst the old East German state cooperative of GUB attempted to reinvent itself as Glashütte Original.

I think the asymmetric idea came from Lange  --  though it is difficult to tell as ALS and GO are immediately next to each other and "cross-fertilization" of ideas is inevitable.

In any case, the first to market was the "Lange 1"  --  a beautiful, if ascetic, watch which featured the "big date". It was a big hit, notwithstanding the eye-watering price.

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Soon after, GO released their own asymmetric watch, the PanoReserve . . . . . 

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Like the Lange, it was a manual wind piece with power reserve and "big date". The biggest differences (apart from the visual) were that the GO was offered in stainless steel, and that the two digits of the "big date" were coplanar (eradicating the need for the bar between the digits).

Another major difference was that the steel version was offered at a price only a quarter of that of the Lange (though it must be admitted that the quality and fineness of the hand engraving on the Lange are a cut above).

GO also introduced an automatic version of the line  --  the PanoMatic Lunar.

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I blame the Lange 1 completely for my obsession with watches, but that is a "whole nother story".

 

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Aaand relaxx.

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Only wore this a couple of days ago, but it's back on the wrist - looking moody and magnificently comfortable on this strap.  About 1970.  And 10 to 2, yay!

13 hours ago, chocko said:

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This is a super model, really clear, and looks like the seconds hand is hitting the markers, result!

13 hours ago, chas g said:

I will be wearing my breitling when I get up after I have been to bed and got up again. It's time to wear it out.

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Stylish tho.

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3 hours ago, Bricey said:

Over to the Tag for today

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Taking in the mountainous Fens landscape

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Random thought of the day: as the passing of Tim increases the period of my life I have spent as the father of teenage girls, the more I look back on that teenage boy I once was and wonder why on earth I was so interested in them.

Honestly, how we didn't all turn out gay is completely beyond me, they are mean, lazy, filthy creatures.

 

Fall out of the wrong side of the bed this morning?

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9 hours ago, AVO said:

Smiths Astral, 1965

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Elegant design, and looks great on that strap too - I have just ordered a replacement patent croco from Rotary for my dad's old watch, which I am gifting to my son (in the expectation that his black tie dinners are pretty much in front of him, mine are mostly behind lol),  Your dial has hardly aged, really clean.

9 hours ago, greasemonk said:

9ct gold MuDu extra flat today.Ao0TJmD.jpg?1

Another touch of class!

5 hours ago, tick-tock-tittle-tattle said:

I am wearing one of these today, but I just thought I would show some of the colours available for the Duro/Marlin.

I haven't managed to buy a white dial version...maybe someday.

Have a great Saturday guys!

 

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I have been looking out for a white dial version for nearly three years - apparently they were used as the basis of a popular mod at the time, and many have been cannibalised never to be seen again.

43 minutes ago, Beesadon said:

My into into the world of Auto's

 

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That has been on my list, but just not got room for it, given a few other items on my list ...

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17 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

Elegant design, and looks great on that strap too - I have just ordered a replacement patent croco from Rotary for my dad's old watch, which I am gifting to my son (in the expectation that his black tie dinners are pretty much in front of him, mine are mostly behind lol),  Your dial has hardly aged, really clean.

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Thanks very much. I just put the photo back up so that others can see what we’re talking about!

It’s a 9K gold Astral with the 12.15 movement. Absolutely clean and original as far as I can see, and I suspect it was never worn a great deal. The inscription on the back is still very clear and deeply incised. It was presented in 1965 to a chap for 25 years service at an engineering company in Portsmouth. I looked up the company but couldn’t find much on it. I actually bought it from a member here, and bought the chocolate coloured crocodile strap locally. It has been on the watch about eight years, so you can tell that it isn’t worn much! Goes perfectly with a beige linen jacket, chinos and a panama.

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3 hours ago, tick-tock-tittle-tattle said:

I try my best...but I always forget to dust the watch beforehand :nono:...dust, and finger marks if you look closely :taz:

 

 

Wait till the OCD takes over. 

Earlier on having observed what I believed was a spec on the crystal (today's wearer), buffing with a cloth had no effect in removing it.

So out with the press...

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Clean 'underside' of crystal :thumbs_up:

Can sleep now!

 

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10 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Lightning, thunder and pis-istently raining here in rural Berkshire this morning, so something to cope with the splashes...
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Citizen 'Ecozilla' lume

Turned out nice again here, and just got to the field in time to see an A4 Pacific steaming across the embankment - The Union of South Africa on its retirement tour.  Forgot to take my fone.  But talking of lightning, this is my favourite site for lightning watching:  https://www.westweather.co.uk/lightning-strikes

 

10 hours ago, Pete wilding said:

This old bit of tat

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Fantastic watch

Definitely my favourite dial.

9 hours ago, Bricey said:

Starting with a sporty Certina for Saturday 

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good integration of the bracelet / curved end links

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The newbie (The discontinued Seiko SKX009, had to have one after stocks low everywhere). I had to explain to The Butler it was completely different to last week's newbie! :king:

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