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    The hidden treasures of the vintage world

    We all have a reason to be in this rabbit hole right?

    There is so much to appreciate in older craftsmanship. While my preferences change towards pure and functional specs in watches,I started adoring the bits and pieces which are exposed only to its beholder. Just for your own appreciation.

    What am I talking about?

    I would like to share a beautiful combo or tripo,vintage watches and books,they will speak for themselves:

    1. Standard '50s looking timepiece,gold plated,three hands.Hidden beauty: Dead beat seconds
    2. Glycine Airman from the year 1966.Casing a unique hacking mechanism,which pops onto the dial from a hole at 24 o'clock position when the crown is pulled to set time.
    3. An old book with gold gilding on pages.Once the pages are fanned the hidden fore edge paintings are being exposed ( one of the books has double fore-edge painting )

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    Beautiful isn't it?

    Let's see your hidden gems...
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    Re: The hidden treasures of the vintage world

    Outstanding - I love that book
    Thanks for sharing
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    Re: The hidden treasures of the vintage world

    Dead beat seconds is very cool in a mechanical IMH. I've only seen one once in the flesh and that was a Zenith pocket watch. Funny how it's become something considered lesser because of the coming of quartz. Funny enough when Seiko were developing their quartz movement, one of their marketing things was the phrase "have you ever seen one second?". And unless you had a long case clock or the like, or like you a very rare dead beat seconds, you hadn't.

    The Airman is a very nice watch. Had one years ago and it is one of the few I regret passing on.
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    Re: The hidden treasures of the vintage world

    Cool...I like the book - I have never heard of that.

    Nothing like yours but I consider this a hidden treasure...A very pedestrian looking 1931 Bulova...
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    Under the hood - 21 jewels - 6 adjustments - rubbed in caps...An impeccable timekeeper...
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    I like a good surprise.
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    Re: The hidden treasures of the vintage world

    Hi Emre,

    I'll play with a Landeron 47. First chronograph with cam switching.







    I've teamed with an old toy steam engine. The boiler you fill with water and you light a tray of spirit beneath it. After a little time the wheel starts to move , you have the option to reverse the wheel direction by a lever and it comes complete with a little whistle. My brother and I would play with this for hours as kids on rainy days. A couple of years back I dusted it off and let my boys play with it. It was nice to see the same fascination cross their faces.




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    Re: The hidden treasures of the vintage world

    Thanks Adam,the books are piece of art really,gauffered,painted,gilded...so many options beautifully worked out.

    @ Wibbs: Fully agree on the dead beat seconds,considering the first quartz-electronic watches were sweeping seconds,it has a reversed simple complication.Glycine Airman,the classic and unusual from the '60s.

    @ Paleotime: Indeed, that's exactly what I meant,just the owner knows what is ticking inside and has the pleasure to keep it for himself. 21 jewels and 6 adjustments in an early '30s timepiece is spectacular.

    @ James: Beautiful chronograph and fantastic steam engine.Mechanical toys certainly catch my attention,love them.I've discovered a real scale thing in the town I am living which looks similar to a steam engine,have to have a closer look and shot some photos.

    So many options and beautiful specs in the vintage world,please keep them coming...

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    Re: The hidden treasures of the vintage world

    Nothing too special here just these
    Great Granddad's pocket watch


    Granddad's watch


    Dad's watch


    My watch

    Nothing of great horological importance but they were all 21st birthday presents except mine which was for my 18th and they mean a great deal to me


    Four generations

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    The hidden treasures of the vintage world

    More watches that look ordinary by have hidden depths


    The first auto with date


    Who doesn't love a hi-beat?
    Especially when everyone thinks it's odd looking



    Matt

    Not vintage yet but will be one day




    The first production MERIDIAN with 100h p/r


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    Re: The hidden treasures of the vintage world

    Nearly forgot this one



    It has one of the most beautiful movements ever made



    552 cal

    Yes I did rip the picture of the good Dr's site


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    Re: The hidden treasures of the vintage world

    Nice pieces Matt, thanks for sharing.
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    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

    "Failure is not an option" - Gene Kranz
    "Owning a vintage watch is great, understanding where it sits in Horology is magnificent"
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