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    Still in love with your first mechanical watch?

    It is already 10 years since I came across this piece.

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    I was starting to get interested into horology, and a new job abroad (in Greece) was the perfect excuse to buy my first mechanical watch. I was a complete noob at that time, so the skeletonized dial, the sporty look, the transparent case showing the in-house cal. 733 and the reputation of the brand was good enough to pull the trigger for the first time.


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    This piece was a loyal companion for few years, a real beater, but its love was soon replaced by the arrival of higher tier pieces. After an initial and intense romance, somehow it dissapeared of the normal rotation.

    It was only recently, after being on the spa for a “refreshment”, when my appreciation for the watch returned. Of course the “naive” skeletton concept (among other elements of the watch) may not stand the pass of the time, but there is something on the watch that makes me put a smile whenever I wear it on the wrist.


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    I hope I am not getting too old and it is just the so called “sentimental value” .


    Cheers mates and thanks for reading!
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    Re: Still in love with your first mechanical watch?

    That's a pretty cool looking watch, thanks for sharing!!!!
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    Re: Still in love with your first mechanical watch?

    Agree, very cool!

    The Oris calibre 733 is not in-house, but based on the Sellita SW-200-1

    Oris caliber Oris 733 » WatchBase.com
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    Unhappy Re: Still in love with your first mechanical watch?

    No, that Westclox was a POC!, I think my father paid $7.95 for it.
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    Re: Still in love with your first mechanical watch?

    Actually think it's the best looking skeleton (well, partial) I've seen.

    My first mechanical was actually a bribe from my Father who promised a watch as he was teaching me to read time. So, at the age of four i received my Timex, complete with bracelet. 59 years ago..
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    Re: Still in love with your first mechanical watch?

    Good lookin'. Hardly looks used. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Still in love with your first mechanical watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Agree, very cool!

    The Oris calibre 733 is not in-house, but based on the Sellita SW-200-1

    Oris caliber Oris 733 » WatchBase.com
    Thanks for the link!
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    Re: Still in love with your first mechanical watch?

    So how do you read the date on that Oris? Nice looking no doubt.
    My first auto was a Seiko dive watch, which I liked, still have, but no longer wear, because the crown is not screw-down, and it kept popping out and stopping the watch at random times. Something about the way the watch hit my wrist bone.

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    Re: Still in love with your first mechanical watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stark View Post
    Good lookin'. Hardly looks used. Thanks for posting.
    It was heavily used, believe me, but Oris Service did a great job “refreshing” the bezel and case, and I also replaced the old rubber bracelet by a brand new one on steel.

    Thanks for your appreaciation!
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    Re: Still in love with your first mechanical watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheoTheQ View Post
    So how do you read the date on that Oris? Nice looking no doubt.
    My first auto was a Seiko dive watch, which I liked, still have, but no longer wear, because the crown is not screw-down, and it kept popping out and stopping the watch at random times. Something about the way the watch hit my wrist bone.
    Your can read the date at 6:00 o´clock, over the red triangle ;)

    About your Seiko, maybe a visit to the spa and fixing the crown may bring the watch back to the game!
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