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Cubby

Newbie Watch “Nut�

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Hello, my name is Alan – or Cubby to my friends. I live up t' north and have been collecting watches since 1998. I call myself a watch “NUT†because I cant stop looking at, reading about, and buying watches. My latest watch is a Lebem Spitzberg calendographe, with pointer and days of the week in French around the bezel, ( I would like to use this opportunity to thank Mel for the link he posted to a similar Lebem, on an earlier topic I found on this forum ).

My “poshest†watch is a 1964, Rolex Explorer in stainless with black face which I bought from a Sheffield jeweler in 1998 and started my interest in watches. But the most joy I get is from an old beat up 70's retro Sekonda, made in USSR, TV style watch which I bought as part of a non working job lot off the Bay. It was in a very sorry state and I deduced it must have belonged to a potatoe planter who was a motorbike stunt rider in his spare time! After a couple of tweeks the movement sprang to life – and kept going! A quick polish of the crystal revealed a lovely metalic blue face, with day & date, and is on my wrist as I type, still keeping good time. The chrome case is very scratched and I have considered having it re-chromed, but will probably leave as is.

The first watch I ventured to take apart and clean was a vintage 40's Lucerne, which is now a bag of bits in a tin. The vintage Lucerne has got to be the most – or one of the most difficult watches to work on. No doubt I will be corrected!

I will post pictures of some of my collection over the coming months ( if anyone wants to see them ).

So - signing off now, but I will be staying in tune to the forum for some interesting tips and snippits.

And if I can help – some comments from me.

TTFN -Cubby

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