Fathers Day here so wearing my Dads Seiko.
Perfect Bulova Accutron Astronaut M8 GMT 1968
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Save the Ocean from plastic !
When a man with Daytona meets a man with a G-Shock, the man with a Daytona will be a dead man.
Shabby-chic, with much emphasis on the "shabby" and none at all on the "chic", a 33mm Larex "Luxury" for today, seemingly having been run over a few times by something heavy.
OK, it was always going to have a Langendorf movement but what did surprise me was to find a 30j version of their 1065 inside. 30 jewels in a hand-winder - "Luxury" indeed!
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According to what I know, and I might be wrong, Rolex never put the 6 upside down, at least for this model, which might have been done to have a distiction for legal purposes.
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I've bought pocket watches before but only to sell on ebay or to use for parts - see last posts - but this little babe, and I mean little (it is, I think what might be called a Grandmothers watch), was in an antique shop in Wells and I couldn't resist it....
...and why would you resist? It is 100 years old this year according to the comprehensive on-line record for Elgins. The movement has been worked to present that sort-of see-through effect. The case is so thickly covered in gold that it has only worn through in two tiny places. The size is smaller than the Omega I was wearing when I bought it. I love small watches and this is simply amazing and yet, because Elgin were so good at what they did, it is not worth a huge amount of money, but this is definitely a "keeper". It was running fast but reliably so; I thought the spring was magnetised so I tried de-magnetising but actually the hairspring (overcoil..jeez, just what I need!) was stuck together on the outer coils, so I gently coaxed the coils apart and it now runs at the more accustomed rate. I don't know if it will continue to do so but I think I will persevere.
What I need now is a thinnish gold chain to go with it ....
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1959 Mido Multifort Powerwind in a steel Taubert case:
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Edgar Allan Poe
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
(...)but that's what mankind is like: they only prize what they no longer possess.
Erich Maria Remarque
For any inquiries regarding vintage Doxa watches, please read the highlighted text in my vintage Doxa thread. Sorry, but I will not respond to PMs on the matter.
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