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Not Had A Natter About Watches For A While

Guest Trevski

Just obtained one of these for going out.

Looks less chunky than my Breitling, with a suit!

Oris Frank Sinatra, automatic cronograph, very nice!

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Anyone else got anything new?

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Guest Mark Holmes

I can't afford to pay attention never mind buy a new watch :cheese1:

But I do have one of the original Swatch watches. At the very beginning they came in black or white, no fancy colorful ones.

Don't know how much it is worth.

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Guest Trevski

I can't afford to pay attention never mind buy a new watch :cheese1:

But I do have one of the original Swatch watches. At the very beginning they came in black or white, no fancy colorful ones.

Don't know how much it is worth.

I think certain swatch models were highly collectable.

There are a lot of horologists on here, we had quite a good thread a while back!

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Picked up this nice Omega Seamaster from 1966 recently. Needed a couple of parts, but I managed to get her working again. I prefer vintage or military watches in the main. I currently have about 40 which I concede is probably far too many.

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Guest Trevski

Picked up this nice Omega Seamaster from 1966 recently. Needed a couple of parts, but I managed to get her working again. I prefer vintage or military watches in the main. I currently have about 40 which I concede is probably far too many.

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Ohhh Beautiful!

40!, a lot, but you never can have too many! :cheese1:

Having to wear specs for reading, I like ones with clear numerals, and not to fussy, so I can see 'em clearly without glasses!

(main reason for choosing the 'Frank' apart from it's gorgeous!)

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This is my wrist wear(i should say similar cant find a piccie) ny1240.jpg

chris :cheese1:

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Guest Trevski

This is my wrist wear(i should say similar cant find a piccie) ny1240.jpg

chris :D

How do you wind it? :cheese1:

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good point? not my exact watch mine DOES have a winder.

chris :cheese1:

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Ohhh Beautiful!

40!, a lot, but you never can have too many! :cheese1:

Cheers Trevski. I try telling the Mrs that but she doesn't believe me!

For me the fun is finding watches in need of a bit of TLC and getting them working again.

That Gallet was in shocking condition when i found it. But thanks to the internet I found the bits to restore it. Not bad for a 60 year old watch.

Problem is finding the time to wear the buggers though.

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Guest Trevski

Cheers Trevski. I try telling the Mrs that but she doesn't believe me!

For me the fun is finding watches in need of a bit of TLC and getting them working again.

That Gallet was in shocking condition when i found it. But thanks to the internet I found the bits to restore it. Not bad for a 60 year old watch.

Problem is finding the time to wear the buggers though.

Do you do your own restoration? Hat's off to you if you do!

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Do you do your own restoration? Hat's off to you if you do!

Some, but by no means all. The Omega was missing a few parts that could be added reasonably easily, but for more complex stuff it's off to an old watchmaker that knows his onions.

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Guest john s

Just obtained one of these for going out.

Looks less chunky than my Breitling, with a suit!

Oris Frank Sinatra, automatic cronograph, very nice!

That is a nice watch!

I normally wear a late 60's Omega Dynamic, same colours and wristband as this - except mine is a non-date version:

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Picked up a fun Seiko Bellmatic fairly recently, but the (original) bracelet's too small - any idea where I could buy extra links?

Looks like this (only with a metal wristband):

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Guest Trevski

Some, but by no means all. The Omega was missing a few parts that could be added reasonably easily, but for more complex stuff it's off to an old watchmaker that knows his onions.

Still, I'm impressed! I wouldn't attempt to remove the back from any of mine! I'm a bit of a fixit myself fella, but watches are far to delicate and fiddley for me!

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Guest Trevski

That is a nice watch!

I normally wear a late 60's Omega Dynamic, same colours and wristband as this - except mine is a non-date version:

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Picked up a fun Seiko Bellmatic fairly recently, but the (original) bracelet's too small - any idea where I could buy extra links?

Looks like this (only with a metal wristband):

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Think ebay would be the best bet, unless you could get a decent look-alike new bracelet?

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Guest toffee lady

This is my latest, my niece bought it me for Xmas

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Guest johnm

nice everyday Tissot... don't even know it's on your wrist.

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Guest Trevski

This is my latest, my niece bought it me for Xmas

That's rather 'Bling' Janette! :cheese1:

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That is a nice watch!

I normally wear a late 60's Omega Dynamic, same colours and wristband as this - except mine is a non-date version:

Picked up a fun Seiko Bellmatic fairly recently, but the (original) bracelet's too small - any idea where I could buy extra links?

Looks like this (only with a metal wristband):

Try posting up a WTB in the Seiko Forum. Link below. I've managed to get some rare old bits from there.

Seiko Forum

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Guest john s

Try posting up a WTB in the Seiko Forum. Link below. I've managed to get some rare old bits from there.

Seiko Forum

Amazing! Just been able to date both my Seikos from there - Aug 72 and Jan 73. Looks like I'll be able to track down some links too...

Cheers for that!

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Currently sporting the Submariner ...

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Guest Trevski

Amazing! Just been able to date both my Seikos from there - Aug 72 and Jan 73. Looks like I'll be able to track down some links too...

Cheers for that!

Soul Source, so much more than just music! :cheese1: Well done guys!

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Guest Paul

Is it ten minutes to two already???

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Currently sporting the Submariner ...

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Yep, I got mine in Holland about 4 years ago when the Euro was low, I think around £1`800 is what i paid for it.

Aint it the best looking Rolex out there?

Also have a couple of Panerai`s I bought a while back, ill post up some pics later.

:cheese1:

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Guest dundeedavie

Yep, I got mine in Holland about 4 years ago when the Euro was low, I think around £1`800 is what i paid for it.

Aint it the best looking Rolex out there?

Also have a couple of Panerai`s I bought a while back, ill post up some pics later.

:cheese1:

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after years of wearing vintage timex on original skinhead style straps i currently wear this

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after years of wearing vintage timex on original skinhead style straps i currently wear this

whats a skinhead style strap???

chris :cheese1:

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Guest dundeedavie

whats a skinhead style strap???

chris :cheese1:

original late 60's early 70's wide leather strap , i still have some of the straps , some with 3 buckles

:D

i forgot to mention that i also have 18 pocket watches that i rotate whenever i wear a 3 piece suit

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Guest Trevski

original late 60's early 70's wide leather strap , i still have some of the straps , some with 3 buckles

:cheese1:

i forgot to mention that i also have 18 pocket watches that i rotate whenever i wear a 3 piece suit

Class!

I only have one pocket watch, a 1897 Waltham, Philadelphia watch co, that was dad's. had it restored and it works fine.

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Guest dundeedavie

Class!

i love accessories , always have ...hats , ties , cufflinks , rings etc but always silver(for the jewellry) , don't do gold at all

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Guest Trevski

i love accessories , always have ...hats , ties , cufflinks , rings etc but always silver(for the jewellry) , don't do gold at all

Pure class! Me too, on the cufflinks, tie pins, tie clips etc. Gold is sooooo chav!

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Here's what my missus got me for my birthday last month....

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As I'm a born and bred Dundonian, I'm very disapointed in you Davie !! surely your pride and joy must have been the Timex watches you had. I was there for 20 years and we all had drawers full of them, in early 80t's we made the worlds thinnest watch, it was soooo coool and thin that the bezel would bend after a while !!!

alan

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Guest dundeedavie

As I'm a born and bred Dundonian, I'm very disapointed in you Davie !! surely your pride and joy must have been the Timex watches you had. I was there for 20 years and we all had drawers full of them, in early 80t's we made the worlds thinnest watch, it was soooo coool and thin that the bezel would bend after a while !!!

alan

no , the pride and joy is the original art deco square pocket watch :ohmy:

maybe after having worked with ex timex guys all through my working life i'm tainted a little

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Guest Trevski

Here's what my missus got me for my birthday last month....

That's rather nice Joe. :ohmy:

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Guest t5vespa

That's rather nice Joe. :lol:

get swatch

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Guest Trevski

get swatch

Whatever floats your boat. (Swatches do float, don't they?)

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I love quirky watches....

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Still thew same 3 for me An oris rectangular dress watch a tag sports and a tag monza als i have a sector sports for work also another sector sports that has needed a new battery for a couple of years, have been thinking of a new omega but will wait till next year.

mark

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Anyone else got anything new?

I love those 1980s Sekonda weind-ups I recently bought a couple, they're pretty much

soldier-proof.

For special ocassions I might put this Titoni on, bought this about a month ago.

But I really, really love those 1970s Japanese Seikos & Citizens.

These I picked up about 6 weeks ago. :thumbup::thumbup: :whistling:

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I can really recommend watchwinders for automatic's. It's great just to put the watch on fully wound and I believe it does cut down on services. I bought a Brietling Navitimer about 15 years ago and still love it. Thinking about buying another one soon, probably choosing Brietling again. Ade

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Guest Trevski

I can really recommend watchwinders for automatic's. It's great just to put the watch on fully wound and I believe it does cut down on services. I bought a Brietling Navitimer about 15 years ago and still love it. Thinking about buying another one soon, probably choosing Brietling again. Ade

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Neat. Been thinking about one of those myself. (the winder I mean, I have a Breitling, great watches.)

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hardly describe myself as horologist but,if photos come out, my everyday rotary and my diving citizen

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hardly describe myself as horologist but,if photos come out, my everyday rotary and my diving citizen

I got a Rotary for my 21st birthday, long...............long....................long time ago......

Wanna know how long ago ?...............................they were singing bye bye Miss American Pie........

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Now this one is a 1980s Sekona, bullet, soldier, idiot and rocketproof...................

I had to sell I had a couple of watches too many............... :thumbsup:

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Not a jewel in sight but this baby just keeps going and going...........

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The Missus got me this for Christmas.

Tag Heuer Aquaracer in two-tone

Love It!

Phil

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Guest lolmil

Anyone else got anything new?

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I got myself this a few months ago - my first quality mechanical:

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Better picture - and you can order one - here

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a daft question

I've got a 50s longines cocktail watch... how do you open the back to find out the serial number and stuff?

anyone know.... or should I take it in the watch shop?

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Heres the ones i wear!

Rolex submariner

Seiko 5 lumibrite

swiss army cavalry chronograph

timex indiglo chronograph

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