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2 minutes ago, spinynorman said:

Well spotted! Electrician removed it during rewiring, I think it was a defunct Economy Seven switch. Very noisy, but quite an impressive piece of clockwork. :)

The beauty of that time clock was it's reliability and that it could switch quite big loads without the need for relays etc

Need to give this breitling more wrist time. It loses out to my meistersinger single hand which is now my favourite watch

 

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1 hour ago, Yanto said:

Morning. Can I ask your opinion of this brand please? I’m interested in possibly getting one as a second dress watch. Thanks 

Hi Yanto

I like them, have 5 of their watches, used to have 6 gave a quartz one to my niece who took a liking to it :laughing2dw:, seem to be well made and good movements, mine all have the Sellita SW200, haven’t had any problems with any of them so far. Definitely a step up from most of the Rotary side of the brand, although I do have a couple of Rotary watches, from the Les Originales line, that are similar quality. Although I wouldn’t pay the RRP prices, too high IMO, I got all mine in sales or new from sellers on ebay, if you are buying and see a model you like i would recommend looking about for a good price, if no reduced prices have patients and keep checking the sales and ebay.

Depending on which retailer you buy from, depends on the box it comes in, some online retailers selling them at lower prices tend to use a cheaper cardboard box where as others supply them in wooden boxes, luckily all mine came in the wooden boxes, which can hold 5 watches.

 

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1 hour ago, Yanto said:

Morning. Can I ask your opinion of this brand please? I’m interested in possibly getting one as a second dress watch. Thanks 

Not wanting to hijack @Graham60's answer, but I've had a couple of Dreyfuss models, a quartz panda chrono (that was a really nice sporty watch, and two of their Seafarer watches (one quartz and then the automatic version). Both of them were really smart and excellent quality.

All three came on bracelets, and whilst the bracelets were very good quality, they were those 6-7 piece jobbies that I personally felt a little dated looking, so I switched them out for leather straps for the dress watches and a para for the panda.

They are very good quality in my opinion, I'd argue comparable in terms of quality to Certina or a nice Tissot.

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1 hour ago, Graham60 said:

Hi Yanto

I like them, have 5 of their watches, used to have 6 gave a quartz one to my niece who took a liking to it :laughing2dw:, seem to be well made and good movements, mine all have the Sellita SW200, haven’t had any problems with any of them so far. Definitely a step up from most of the Rotary side of the brand, although I do have a couple of Rotary watches, from the Les Originales line, that are similar quality. Although I wouldn’t pay the RRP prices, too high IMO, I got all mine in sales or new from sellers on ebay, if you are buying and see a model you like i would recommend looking about for a good price, if no reduced prices have patients and keep checking the sales and ebay.

 

Depending on which retailer you buy from, depends on the box it comes in, some online retailers selling them at lower prices tend to use a cheaper cardboard box where as others supply them in wooden boxes, luckily all mine came in the wooden boxes, which can hold 5 watches.

 

 

 

Hi Graham. Many thanks for the reply and information. Very helpful. The Sellita movement seems to be quite popular and reliable. I’m sure I’ve had it in a previous watch but can’t remember which one! 
Ive seen a 1925 model that I like with Roman numerals. 
Im really not too bothered which box it arrived in as I’m planning on emigrating next month and can’t take boxes etc with me.

 Thanks very much indeed 

53 minutes ago, Bricey said:

Not wanting to hijack @Graham60's answer, but I've had a couple of Dreyfuss models, a quartz panda chrono (that was a really nice sporty watch, and two of their Seafarer watches (one quartz and then the automatic version). Both of them were really smart and excellent quality.

All three came on bracelets, and whilst the bracelets were very good quality, they were those 6-7 piece jobbies that I personally felt a little dated looking, so I switched them out for leather straps for the dress watches and a para for the panda.

They are very good quality in my opinion, I'd argue comparable in terms of quality to Certina or a nice Tissot.

Many thanks. I’d probably end up doing the same as you the bracelet as I prefer leather too. I’ve tried a couple of Tissot models in a retailer so it’s handy to have a comparison re quality. Thanks again 

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49 minutes ago, Yanto said:

I’m planning on emigrating next month and can’t take boxes etc with me.

DONT CHUCK THE BOXES!!!!

If you're getting rid, offering them up in the classifieds as I'm sure I'm not the only loony that will grab a box for a future (unboxed) purchase! :laughing2dw:

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1 hour ago, Bricey said:

DONT CHUCK THE BOXES!!!!

If you're getting rid, offering them up in the classifieds as I'm sure I'm not the only loony that will grab a box for a future (unboxed) purchase! :laughing2dw:

No I won’t. IF I do end up getting one and it has the presentation box I’ll offer it free to anyone who wants it. :thumbsup:

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3 hours ago, Yanto said:

Hi Graham. Many thanks for the reply and information. Very helpful. The Sellita movement seems to be quite popular and reliable. I’m sure I’ve had it in a previous watch but can’t remember which one! 
Ive seen a 1925 model that I like with Roman numerals. 
Im really not too bothered which box it arrived in as I’m planning on emigrating next month and can’t take boxes etc with me.

 Thanks very much indeed

 

Is it one of these.

Dreyfuss & Co 1925 Collection DGB00148-01 (Cal: Sellita SW200-1)

The hands are black most of the time but turn blue when at an angle in the light.

Dreyfuss & Co '1925 Collection' DGB0014801 (Cal Sellita SW 200-1)

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Dreyfuss & Co 1925 Collection DGS00150-01 (Cal: Sellita SW200)

Dreyfuss & Co 1925 Series (Cal Sellita SW200)

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41 minutes ago, Graham60 said:

 

Is it one of these.

Dreyfuss & Co 1925 Collection DGB00148-01 (Cal: Sellita SW200-1)

The hands are black most of the time but turn blue when at an angle in the light.

Dreyfuss & Co '1925 Collection' DGB0014801 (Cal Sellita SW 200-1)

2020658917_DreyfussCo1925CollectionDGB00148-01(CalSellitaSW200-1)(9).thumb.jpg.49c584595f24a2b2a4352c028b416082.jpg

Dreyfuss & Co 1925 Collection DGS00150-01 (Cal: Sellita SW200)

Dreyfuss & Co 1925 Series (Cal Sellita SW200)

1821165237_DreyfussCo1925CollectionDGS00150-01(CalSellitaSW200)(9).thumb.jpg.26282b7138d0f865d1bb6fb7b74130ff.jpg

Yes that’s the one I’m liking! 

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