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All started with a Suunto which wasn't fine with official clothing. As an average person in watch knowledge found in public, my interest flow into fashion brand analog watches. That part ends up with a Maurice Lacroix pre-masterpiece with Valjoux 7750. This magic word ' Valjoux 7750 ' pulled the trigger.
Started to look into non ETA movements, read and search their pre- ETA history draw me into the vintage ocean. Made some failures- still making actually, with a Breitling Venus 170, which was re-dialed and bridge signed at home I guess- South American wonders. This lesson made my enthusiasm grow, so that I can estimate the value and authenticity before I invest in it.
Lately, still investigating actually, my last shot looks also questionable, pics below. Having this timepieces, and taking care of them became a real hobby but the more I learn the more I realize that there is a huge way to go.
Pics tell more than words, here are my vintage timepieces,more into movements, 24 hour dials, and depending on my mood and the series I am into learning my purchases were varying.I wonder where I will end up, but don't think about that as far as it gives the satisfaction.
My wishlist to complete this year is:
- Zodiac Seawolf
- Vulcain Cricket
- Bulova Accutron Astronaut
- And anything meanwhile which gets my attention and appreciation.
Open for feedback and opinion share, would love to hear your recommendations to grow the collection.The time estimates are due to my knowledge, would be happy if you have certain information to add. Couldn't organize the pics under related text, maybe because too many attachments manager messed up, sorry for that.With my goods and fails here they are:
- Amuleto, A.Schild 52 Caliber, WW I era:
- A.Schild, A.Schild1475 (mechanical alarm) limited 250 pieces 1950 homage
- Glycine Airman I Special, A. Schild 1700/01 Caliber, 60-67 years
- Tissot T 12 Navigator 1971, Tissot & Fils 788 Caliber
- Glycine DH,A.Schild 1130 Caliber ( Wehrmacht ), WW II era
- Glycine Divers, A.Schild 1902/03 Caliber, 70's, signed screw down crown:
- Glycine Ancre, Cal 72, year unknown to me
- Glycine Compressor, ETA 2472, 70's
- Glycine Vacuum, ETA 2472, 70's
- Azhar day date, Venus 214 Caliber, 50's I guess, date pointer and the days subdial combination attracted me:
- A late 30's Aviator Style mono pusher watch with Landeron 32 Caliber, no sign of maker, did not dissamble the movement yet, hosted a debate of being an early Breitling or Montbrillant, still open to discussions
- 30's era silver case watch, A. Schild 340 Caliber
- Meylan, Venus 230 Mechanical Alarm watch, 50's
- WW I era, unidentified caliber, dial signed below 6 o'clock 'Made in Germany', comments welcome, diameter of case 40 mm with crown:
- Mortima Superdatomatic, Cattin C66 Caliber, 70's
- Invicta World Time, Caliber and year no information yet,
- Stopwatch, Baumgartner 677 Caliber, 50's
- Tissot, Riele Caliber watch - if not ebauche gathering , comments point that its a frankenized watch put together in the 40's, still like it
On the occasion of reaching 100 posts, want to share with antique book enthusiasts some examples of book plates from my antique book library. Watches and books, what do I need more?:)