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    Hi all,
    Have lately developed a liking for vintage watches and started browsing this forum. I thought I would also share what I have managed to acquire over the past couple of months or so. I try to provide the info I have, but I am by no means an expert so correct me if I am wrong.

    Let's start with the Tissots. These are the seller's photos, as I handed this one over my watch guy.



    Was told it has a 28.5-21 caliber movement. Bumper!



    Then a nice manual-wind 70's(?)



    Tissot manual wind Gold plated Visodate Seastar Seven



    Then a Longines Military style dial manual wind. Love the blue hands!



    With a 10L manual wind movement. Photo courtesy of seller



    And then, the jewel in the crown ... Omega Constellation all original







    I have some more incoming and will try to share those later.

    The only down side to having all of these is when will I get time to wear them all . Anyway, thanks for looking and if anyone has more info on these then please do share.
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    Re: My jump into vintage pieces...

    That's a very nice collection of quality pieces. My favourite would be the Tissot bumper.
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    Re: My jump into vintage pieces...

    Hi,

    You have a very nice collection there... full of quality!

    Just to correct one thing... you say the first watch is a 'manual' wind... but as Im sure you're aware, its and Automatic... more accurately... a Bumper!

    There is a good table which you can use to date (approx)Tissots from their movement serial numbers:

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    Which dates your first watch to 1952.


    Same principle for the longines:

    LONGINESSERIAL

    Which dates your watch to 1945

    or this site: Vintage Watches - Collect...Identify...Discuss Dates it to 1944... approx!

    You can do the same thing with the Omega serial number... on the movement!

    Congrats... great start to your collection.... I say start, as it looks like you may be hooked already!!!

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    Re: My jump into vintage pieces...

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    That's a very nice collection of quality pieces. My favourite would be the Tissot bumper.
    Thanks Marrick!
    Yes, the bumper is quite nice. I prefer the logo Tissot used back then and I have a 'Militar' on its way with the same styled logo. I think Tissot should definitely go back to that logo style.

    I also wanted a vintage military style dial, and the Longines wasn't too bad of a deal. It has a nice patina and the dial and hands are original. To be honest, being new at this I am purchasing based on aesthetics and how 'untouched' they are, and not focusing on acquiring a certain movement. Of course, I don't have a ton of money to spend, although there are so many out there that I would love to have. The pie-pan is the only one with serious money in it and I find it quite exquisite indeed.

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    Re: My jump into vintage pieces...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparcster View Post
    Hi,

    You have a very nice collection there... full of quality!

    Just to correct one thing... you say the first watch is a 'manual' wind... but as Im sure you're aware, its and Automatic... more accurately... a Bumper!

    Marc
    Hi Marc,
    Thanks for the compliment and for pointing out the mistake in the text. Indeed, it is a bumper. Thanks for the serial number reference tables as well. I was aware of the Omega vintage database which dates the constellation to about 1959. Now I know the dates for the other oldies as well

    Yea, this vintage watch thing has really taken a hold of me. I have 2 Omega Seamasters incoming as well as the 'Militar' I mentioned. How do I stop!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgk View Post

    Yea, this vintage watch thing has really taken a hold of me. I have 2 Omega Seamasters incoming as well as the 'Militar' I mentioned. How do I stop!!!
    Sounds like its too late.... no turning back now....
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    Re: My jump into vintage pieces...

    Very nice collection; congrats.

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    Re: My jump into vintage pieces...

    Congrats! A very nice colection - each piece of it very nice and of good quality.
    Best regards, Mike

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    Re: My jump into vintage pieces...

    Congrats on your collection, I also like the bumper movement of the tissot but also I have a soft spot for omega watches, so look forward to your other pics when then watches arrive

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    Re: My jump into vintage pieces...

    Thanks guys

    I think that if I am to make this hobby feasible then learning to service them should definitely be an aim. I was actually googling watchmaking/servicing courses one might be able to do over the summer. Might be too ambitious
    Anyway, as a small step in that direction, I polished the scratches out of the plexiglasses with polywatch . The stuff works quite well. Will move onto the case and see what cape cod can do.

    Anxiously waiting for the others to arrive. Will definitely share once they do!

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