1968 Timex Mercury, just acquired this week. A simple but classic look for a vintage daily wearer.
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My other ROAMER LimeLight Automatic today, from the late 1960s, movement MST (Roamer) cal. 479 = ETA 2622.
Again, the crown is too far in to give it a pre winding, but this is not necessary with this highly effective automatic movement. It starts to run immediately, just when you take it out of the box. After I had moved it around a little to take this image, it's already running at a steady pace, good enough to keep the time. 10 to 30 minutes on the wrist, it already has a high amplitude and enough power to run with precision. Of course, this one had a service recently.
Old and very, very, very worn grandmother’s Herma. Very worn 🙂
Have a great day!!!
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My favorite watch....Valgine 25J auto date. The company which has been in business since the turn of the century, are now the watchmakers of Richard Milles expensive and interesting watches. Every Mille watch has on the case a discreetly placed Valgine V. Of course that doesn't mean that my 60s wrist piece is particularly special in any way. But I love it regardless.
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Even with a nominal auction start price, the “before” image probably explains why no-one else wanted this 35mm Oberon which had been truthfully, if somewhat economically, described as “not working”. Naturally, there were no images of the innards and it was straight to my watchmaker when it first arrived, more in hope than expectation. It needed plenty.
Instead of using their own in-house Oberon calibre, this one has a similarly uncommon 17j Brac 903, unfortunately absent from the usual archives, although it is referenced in Bestfit.
Mikrolisk attributes the brand to Erwin Rudolf of Wolfwil, with a registration date of 1951. Not much else appears to be known about the original company which seemingly became inactive in the early 1970s and today’s example has nothing to do with any modern-day watches bearing the same name.
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