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    The Last Watch I May Ever Buy.. 1916? Dennison Cased, Black Dial'd Cyma.

    Hey fellas,

    After recently purchasing a 1915 Borgel cased Tavannes from Marc (Sparcster) and ogling his collection day in day out.. my eye turned to the black dial example that he had. The more i looked at it.. the more i seemed to be able to justify to myself that having one white dial, and one black dial, would be a good idea.

    Some of you may remember the thread i put up about two weeks ago about a Dennison with a winding problem. After showing the watches pictures to my watchmaker and telling him about how it sets the time but winds around and around and doesn't stop according to the seller.. he told me "Ask him.. if the two wheels turn while he's winding but it doesn't wind up it'll be a mainspring.. if they don't.. it'll be something else". So i asked the bloke.. and low and behold the wheels turn. So we are confident it'll be an easy fix of replacing the mainspring and a service and it'll be good as new.

    The thing i love about this one, and my Borgel.. is that now i have a collection of only two watches but within that collection i have an example of a Borgel case, a Dennison case, a white dial, a black dial, and both movements from the Tavannes / Cyma company.

    I would really like one of those double hermetic cases.. the case within a case style.. but uh.. maybe down the track!

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    Re: The Last Watch I May Ever Buy.. 1916? Dennison Cased, Black Dial'd Cyma.

    Gorgeous watch Sir. And I so hear what you're saying. I've been there. You may find the itch to expand on your two very cool watches and include more. Or maybe that was just me... :)
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    Re: The Last Watch I May Ever Buy.. 1916? Dennison Cased, Black Dial'd Cyma.

    Thankyou Wibbs!

    Haha, don't tempt me. I know.. even though i have these two now i'll probably keep an eye on ebay to see what pops up. Its a bit of a disease i think haha.
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    Re: The Last Watch I May Ever Buy.. 1916? Dennison Cased, Black Dial'd Cyma.

    Yes a very characterful watch. If you're happy with just 2 vintage watches - fine. Some of us don't have that willpower.
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    Re: The Last Watch I May Ever Buy.. 1916? Dennison Cased, Black Dial'd Cyma.

    Marrick,

    I know the rest of you don't.. i've seen some of your collections haha. As i said, i'd love one of those double cased style watches.. but they don't seem to come up very often at all. Perhaps i'll save some deniros up and when one comes along i may jump on it, only if it has a nice movement and dial to go with it.

    I've seen some guys say once you go vintage you'll never go back to a modern.. but seeing as i started with a Borgel i don't think i have anywhere else to go.. its like my holy grail watches are these two haha.
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    Re: The Last Watch I May Ever Buy.. 1916? Dennison Cased, Black Dial'd Cyma.

    That certainly is a very beautiful trench watch!

    Love the coin edging on the bezel and case back, the edging is still in great condition and has not been worn down.

    I was out this afternoon at my jeweler's shop getting some laser welding done on a trench watch case and I forgot to bid on that one before I left the house.

    Great score!

    Wear it in good health!
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    Re: The Last Watch I May Ever Buy.. 1916? Dennison Cased, Black Dial'd Cyma.

    Excellent watch - that movement looks cleans...You are on a slippery slope now - I had just a couple of years - then...
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    Re: The Last Watch I May Ever Buy.. 1916? Dennison Cased, Black Dial'd Cyma.

    Congrats what a great pick up. The movement is really nice as well. Best of luck with sticking to your plan of only two watches.
    I once said I would be happy with only one watch but then...



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    Re: The Last Watch I May Ever Buy.. 1916? Dennison Cased, Black Dial'd Cyma.

    Quote Originally Posted by Literustyfan View Post
    That certainly is a very beautiful trench watch!

    Love the coin edging on the bezel and case back, the edging is still in great condition and has not been worn down.

    I was out this afternoon at my jeweler's shop getting some laser welding done on a trench watch case and I forgot to bid on that one before I left the house.

    Great score!

    Wear it in good health!
    I agree mate, i'm really happy with this one. I really like the double knurled edge on both sides of the case, and the tall looking crystal looks nice as well.

    Its a shame you missed it, but i'm glad you didn't bid because anymore than i had to pay and i would of been a little annoyed haha. I think i got it on the fringe of what i was happy to pay, so i'm glad about that!

    Thankyou for the kind words mate, i will enjoy this one as much as my Borgel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    Excellent watch - that movement looks cleans...You are on a slippery slope now - I had just a couple of years - then...
    Thankyou. Haha, as i said.. i do want a double case style.. the one where the inner case hinges out. We'll see

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    Congrats what a great pick up. The movement is really nice as well. Best of luck with sticking to your plan of only two watches.
    I once said I would be happy with only one watch but then...



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    Haha that picture made me laugh. I know mate, i'll see how i go. I'm pretty happy with these two because between the two it encompasses all the traits i wanted. I can't wait to get it and get it serviced and a new band. I think i'll use the black VWS band that came with my Borgel for this one, and get a dark brown band for the Borgel.

    Can't beat black on black..
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    Chronographs - July 1972 Seiko 6139-6005 (True Pogue).

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    Re: The Last Watch I May Ever Buy.. 1916? Dennison Cased, Black Dial'd Cyma.

    Guys,

    Just had a gander on David's website at his movement identification page.. and its infact a "Tavannes Calibre 330/331/332/333 13''' - 3B movement.

    Is there any way to distinguish between which it is?

    I was sure it was a Cyma.. guess both of my watches are Tavannes. I suppose the company is still the same..

    What do you guys think?
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    Divers - June 1977 Seiko 6309-7040 Quartz Hybrid | March 1978 Seiko 7548-700H (Orange Dial) in a 6309-7040 case | February 1972 Seiko 6105-8110 | Seiko 7548 "Tuna" TST | October 1985 Seiko H558-5000 "Arnie" | Scurfa Stainless Steel.

    Chronographs - July 1972 Seiko 6139-6005 (True Pogue).

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