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  1. A Glashutte... at last!

    This post I'm writing just to show you a watch I've just aquired.
    You might remember my post about Glashutte watch museum...

    http://mb.nawcc.org/entry.php?263-A-...eum-in-Germany

    Yesterday I finally got myself a Glashutte watch to wear!

    Of course, there were thousands of watches made in Glashutte in the GDR era, that can now be easily and cheaply obtained. However these are usually not in very good condition and those ...
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  2. The smallest full plate watch I've seen so far...

    This post is about a watch I recently got. Looking through the watches offered in Gliwice, I noticed one key set from the front and remarkably thick for it's size.
    It definitely did not look Swiss, and the hallmarks on the case confirmed it was English. Of course, there are many Swiss movements cased in English silver, but the front setting and remarkable thickness made my assumption quite safe.
    The watch could not be opened, due to a tight bezel, so I just checked if it was ticking ...
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  3. My first Lepine watch :)

    Back to the Lepine watches now - I've almost finished working on the other piece I have.
    Below - the movement in parts and.. a parts movement of the same size:



    Notice - these 19th Century European watches are not alike American or later Swiss made (or Chinese, Japanese, whatever...) watches most of you are used to.
    Getting a twin movement does not necessarily mean you have the parts. ...
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  4. Grandfather's Vostok...

    This blog post is about a certain watch, that my grandfather has worn ever since I can remember, and a long time before as well.
    He sometimes told the tale how he bought it on his trip to Moscow...
    Anyway - this was in 1970s and he must really like this watch, because ever since he got it, he would not wear other watches at all.
    Funny - on every family picture, as the years passed by, there always is a golden Vostok on a steel bracelet.
    Weird combination no doubt, but my ...
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  5. My second Lepine watch... in details

    Not long ago I've visited the old castle ruins in Ogrodzieniec. It's not one hour by car from my place, so it's not very close, but not very far. There were times, when I used to go there with my parents quite often, but somehow we just stopped and for many years we forgot about this place.



    The castle was erected in 15th Century as one of the so called 'Eagle's nests' - a line of castles protecting ...

    Updated 08-12-2017 at 02:01 AM by pmwas

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