What are YOU wearing today? Please share!

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  1. ulackfocus

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    Wow. That's a beauty!
     
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    #903 EdinKali, Mar 30, 2014
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    What are YOU wearing today? Please share

    I just finished putting this together for myself last night. It is a Waltham 6s, 16 jewel, adjusted model 1890 made around 1900. Run quantity 800. I created a custom spacer on my 3D printer and hand fitted it to hold the movement in the polished 44mm stainless PAM style case when the back is screwed on. The crown guard works to keep the stem captive. Movement is an ebay rescue that needed service. Dial has hairlines but gives it character in my opinion. Band is a 24mm Pan Aerrow style in oily Italian leather.

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    Very nice, deserves some major wrist time!!!
     
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    Thanks Hawk! Definitely. :)
     
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    Extremely deserving of an exhibition case back.
     
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    Agreed, I couldn't bear to cover that movement up with a solid back.
     
  8. ulackfocus

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    So cool. Great lume shot buddy.
     
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    Beautiful lume!
     
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    Synchronar Divemaster! :)
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    My favorite watch!
     
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    Thanks!

    Wouldn't it be more accurate to have an Atari 2600 joystick pictured with it?
     
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    Yes, but I dont have of those on hand for picturing.
    :)
     
  14. ulackfocus

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    1961 Piaget reference 912 caliber 9P:

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    Ball Indimatic with power reserve indicator. 17j auto, marked Swiss unadjusted, BXC and 1256 below and near balance wheel. J Boss 10k gf case ball.jpg
     
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    My son's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust that I received as baksheesh in Saudi Arabia in 1980. He's in the Navy & is not allowed to have any gold on his watch. I have worn daily a Jaeger LeCoultre Ultra Thin date at 3 since I bought it at a Schiphol duty free shop in 1977. But, alas, it is on vacation in Le Sentier for many, many months. I do miss it so.
     
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    Waltham 6s model 1890 15J with fancy dial in polished PAM style case with hand made(by me) buffalo leather band with pre-V style polished stainless screw buckle.

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  18. ulackfocus

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    No pictures = didn't happen. That's the internet rule.
     
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    LOL!
    Seems fair to me!
     
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    Vintage 27 jewel Swiss made Lord Elgin.
    David
     

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    Them's a lot of "Jewels" :excited:
     
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    Nice one David. m0168.gif Laughing4.gif
     
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    Be careful of who you let tinker with your Elgin, rumor has it that some tinkerers steal the jewels.
     
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    Buren chronograph w/ Venus 170 movement.
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    Late 60's Omega Seamaster Deville w/ 550 movement.
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  26. John Arrowood

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    , cushion.jpg The recent post about the WWII Hamilton Cushion, reminded me of the one I have. Wadswoth 10k gf over silver case over silver with a 986A movement, no second hand.
     
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    Today has been a double barrel (i.e.: dual wrist) vintage Longines day. This morning started with a humble pair of 22 series autos - a caliber 22AS and a caliber 22A….

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    …. followed by a pair of caliber 34x Admirals - a 342 pulsations and a 340….

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    …. then I switched to a pair of Ultra-Chrons - a caliber 6651 chronometer and a caliber 431….

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    …. which leads me to the coup de grâce, a pair of Flagship 34x's. On the left is a 345, on the right a 341:

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    1963 Bulova w/ date band.

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    1974 Bulova w/ 11bsacb 21600 bph movement.

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    I'm wearing a 1941 14ct white gold diamond numbered face closed lug wrist watch.
     

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    My first solid gold Accutron. 14k 1966 218.
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  33. Klein Vintage Watch

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    Hi all, I haven't posted here before. I'm a watchsmith in Colorado who specializes in vintage Seiko. Today I'm wearing a hard-worn professionally used Seiko 6309-7049 from December 1981. It came to me in a watch lot from the Dominican Republic, where it had lived a long working life as a diver. It has suffered a seal failure that had let water in around the case spring, which rusted immediately. The movement was destroyed and the markers stained. However, I liked the effect, and appreciated the tool-ish look of a diver that had lived a working life, so I put in a new movement, all new seals, and a new crystal. It's one of my favorites.

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    I'd say damn fine restoration!!! Nice to see a watch brought back from the brink!!!
     
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    Thanks!

    It led a hard working life with a lot of dives. I felt that it earned the return trip. It's fully sealed again, and pressure-tested, but it won't go under the water again anytime soon (unless I get pushed into a pool). It funny - I have several 6309s but this one seems to get the most positive feedback. It's unique!
     
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    Very nice Seiko, and similar to my 6309-729A!
    This came off the 'bay for a very, very low price, from India and called a "sportswatch" in the auction. The dial had been hand painted and badly.
    hands were rusted and had the black paint on them too. Worn bezel insert, wrong crown/stem combination, but the watch ran well.
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    Here it is now, new hands, new dial, COA, correct crown/stem, new bracelet.
    But I left the bezel as is, I love it.

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    Those are a couple of very nice old Seikos! I have one with a very similar red and blue bezel. I'll see if I can dig it out.
     
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    Here is one of the rarest vintage Rados. It is the Garland, from the late 1960's-early 1970's. The band is a 1960-ish Montal beads of rice, another rarity.
    Montal, a small British firm, made bands for Rolex and Omega in the early Twentieth century, but has since closed.
    The Rado Garland is thought to be a model made for the far East on one Rado forum. This is only the second example I have seen, and I would love to see more.
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    1967 Accutron Railroad Approved.
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    Rolex submariner no date 2004
     
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    Show us a picture of it, or I'll set Dennis (ulackfocus) onto you! :eek:
     
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    Wait, are you saying an internet forum needs pictures? What a revolutionary idea! Then we can make up stuff like this….

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    ….. for putzes who don't post them. I like it!

    See above.

    Oh, and since pictures are only optional according to some people, let's say that I'm wearing my Greubel Philippe with the baker's dozen tourbillons and 13 time zone capability while flying my blingcopter. As bobbee53 has previously noted, it's made of 24 carat gold with the platinum rotors and diamond-set instrument board.
     
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    Not a fan of the bubble :)
     
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    In the words of Jim Carrey, "B-E-A-Yoootiful!
     
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    "Wart".

    Neither am I so I like yours quite a bit. :coolsign:
     
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    Bulova Accuquartz sporting it's new crystal.
     

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    My old Benrus...I really like these old watches.

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    Caravelle divers.
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    1918 Elgin.
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    Omega Seamaster w/ 570 movement.
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