Hi guys. Been lurking for a while and thought I'd finally start posting. I apologize in advance for the cruddy photos.
From left to right you have an embarrassingly cheap Mondaine knock-off made by Geneva, a Chinese automatic Jaragar, a Hanhart Tachytele, and a Hamilton field watch. A few close ups..
Just got this one in the mail today, my first automatic mechanical. Not sure how the numbers around the edge work but the sub-dials are for day of the week, day of the month, and twenty-four hour hours. It came with a metal band that I didn't like much so I replaced it with the brown leather one you see above. It's two millimeters too narrow but for now, I'm very happy. Total cost for this watch and new band was around the cost of a tank of gas. I've been thinking about buying these in quantity and seeing how they sell at swap meets for around $50-60.. any thoughts?
Here's a few close ups of the Hanhart
Wearing this got me interested in other WW2 German watches. I fell in love with the Laco B-Uhrs and it's been downhill ever since, although I haven't acquired a Laco yet. My mom was more or less given this, and she passed it on to me as she has no use for such a badass watch. I feel extremely fortunate to not only have such a cool mom, but to take care of such a nice piece. The sub-seconds has been sticking and I think it's time for it's first service. Does anyone have advice on sending it to Hanhart vs. somewhere else? On one hand I'd like for them to service it, on the other hand it'd be quite expensive. It has an ETA movement, so I'd assume any capable mechanical watch tech could service it, right?
My grandpa gave me these, not sure how old they are. I hope to rehabilitate them some day as none work. However, the movements still look great..
Love the dial on this stop watch..
If you made it this far down and are still around, thank you for viewing. I'll leave you one more of the cheapo on my wrist, and maybe if you're lucky I'll come back with pics of the Patek Philippe Calatrava..