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  1. Jeff Hess

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    Jon,

    Any idea who held the patent to that system? Seems like a lot of people used that same system. Did JL make these as ebauches? Or license the tehnology?

    Jeff
     
  2. frankb

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    Jeff-
    According to Jaeger-LeCoultre's "The Manufacture's Book of Timepieces" (Patents section) dated 2004/2005, they patented CH 287 930F in 1950 for the "Cal. 497 weight and power reserve".

    I don't know about the others.

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  3. Dr. Jon

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    Mine has VXN on the movement which indicates some Vacheron influence. The finish on these movements is wonderful. Either Jeager- LeCoultre or Vacheron built these. I like to think Vacheron made them to get experience for their upscale line.
     
  4. Donan71

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    What are YOU wearing today?

    Today i have decided to wear my 1998 Nagano Olympic watch Canadian Olympic logo on the dial not all that exciting of a watch but there is a simple, unclutered feel to that i like.
     
  5. neighmond

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    A poor man's Ro1ex:

    http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgAAAMQWtV9zICouBKpjKbMktnCgS9vaomy2XdMSVUOtAtJqJQtOKIbES5D1NUdJQtVtbNMTQFZ67tvt9IemGGAejQ!PnyI!7PnY6QbBDSC2Sqc7MkBWAQ/Hamilton%20dial.jpg?dc=4675487507395580865

    An old 992. Cased in brass, it looks like a rustbucket, but I'm a movement man anyway.

    http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgAoAzgVFvqcomJExoh0KK5vXICFhlRMZEsXHsyz3fY4TgfevCHXqQ7jAWOrjIEuimHTwx9FtY4H!rSQFBV7zqZ!j5zExcm4pgENq8mDjPTYnUeBHgLM1w/992%20mov't%202.jpg?dc=4675487509887530435

    The movement. Ain't it a swell?
     
  6. doug sinclair

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    All,

    I just got back from the Pacific North West regional in Kent, Washington. A meandering trip back that took us through Vancouver, B. C. Got to bed at 2:15 am today (Thursday). I just took off my seldom worn, mid-'80s Rolex Daytona Cosmograph which I have owned since new. I like to wear that one at regionals! It creates a "buzz" in the room among the dealers. I also wore my GMT Master II, and my newly acquired two-tone Waltham 1883 which I just finished returning to health. Gained two minutes in the 7 days we were away. But I'll work on the regulation, and it'll get better.
     
  7. Alfamio

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    Well today I have a 1960 Omega Seamaster on with a 570 in it. Last night I had an 1970's Omega f300 on, but it hums through the pillow so I had to change it! :biggrin: Darn Doug, I was at the regionals too, wish I'd of know you would be there, I would have loved to meet you!
     
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    Alfamio,

    Likewise! Sorry I missed you! See you in Spokane in '07? We'll be there!
     
  9. Tom Diss

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    It was just delivered yesterday, so today I wore my rare white gold filled Hamilton Ross with the two-toned gilt dial:
    http://www.artdecowristwatches.com/ross2.jpg
     
  10. doug sinclair

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    Tom,

    Wow! What an outstanding watch, and an excellent photo! Is this a restored watch, or original?
     
  11. Tom Diss

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    Thanks, Doug. I bought it from Bryan Girouard at Art Deco Wristwatches this past Monday. Here's the link to the full description:

    http://www.artdecowristwatches.com/page7.htm

    Bryan takes excellent photos and I've been trying to get him to divulge his setup in detail so I can get better shots of my collection. When he lists on Ebay, he gets some of the best prices because of his photos.
     
  12. RonC

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    What are YOU wearing today?

    1950s bumper auto Universal Geneve.
    I'd submit a picture, but I don't know how to do so.
     
  13. Jeff Hess

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    Ron, Jon,
    I love the bumper automatics as well. Many firms used this system. I understand there were at least two competing "bumper systems". Is this true?

    Or was there one main ebauche maker who shared or licensed this technology? I picked up a LeCoultre with a Bumper auto recently.

    Jon, were these companies competing, sharing or copying this technology? And idea?

    Jeff
     
  14. RonC

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    Hi Jeff,

    I don't know who makes the movement, but I think that UG made a lot of their own movements.
    I also have a '50s LeCoultre "Master Mariner" that has a bumper auto. Very reliable. The UG, unfortunately, looks beaten up (I bought it at an NAWCC mart several years back.). Some knucklehead tried to open the screw-in back with the wrong tool and it's all scratched up. Runs pretty reliably, though, and a watchmaker I know says that UG's bumper autos from that era were superior to Omega's bumpers.
     
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    I wore my Raketa 16 jewel Russian watch today.
    :)
     
  16. jrockett1096

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    Im wearing a JLC Memovox in 18K with bumper movement, New/Old stock condition too. Great Watch :)
     
  17. Tim

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    Just got a new bracelet for this guy, so it's been getting some wrist time (bad pic alert).

    http://www.rdwebb.com/webmaster/misc/IMG_1543.JPG

    http://www.rdwebb.com/webmaster/misc/IMG_1550.JPG
     
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    What are YOU wearing today?

    Jeff- Ahem, your 100?? LOL

    I'm wearing my stainless steel "Omega Automatic Seamaster Professional 600". A true professional diver's watch due to its large asymmetrical case, square shaped screwdown crown and locking bezel feature via a red plastic/nylon button. Mine also has the unusually large Omega stainless steel bracelet instead of the red nylon band often depicted.

    I don't dive but the locking crown and bezel features must have been necessary when headed 600 meters underwater. Jacques Cousteau or his crew may have worn one like it 30 years ago.
    Frank
     
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    Jeff


    I don't know the answer to your question and I like ROnC's answer.

    I surmise that there was a lot of patent sharing and little nose to nose competition. Also at thai time JLC and UG were very much in the manufactureing business so I stronly suspect that there was a lot of cross licensing.

    Also I recently saw another nice marked Vacheron with the VXN ebauche mark. The bumper JLC automatics have nobility in their pedigree.

    As to the topic I am giving some wrist time to a newly acquired Movado 21j "Chronometre" .
     
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    Started out with my '80s Hamilton US Army watch but switched to my new Vostok Amphibia (Амфибия 2416Б). Both are fun, sexy watches.:D
     
  21. sderek

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    I'm wearing a stainless steel 25j Benrus Automatic - black dial 3 stars.
     
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    If this were a competition I think I would win the "cheapest entry" prize. ;)
    Chrome Homis manual-wind with a hack-setting ETA 1080. Just finished refurbishing it and am working on the regulation.

    schweige
     

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    no pics but have on an 18k gold 50's Omega bumper movement with beautiful original dial, railroad track markers.
     
  24. Dave Haynes

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    http://home.pacbell.net/hedgehog/gmtm1.jpg
     
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    Today it is an Omega seamaster deville automatic, 14k with a 550 movement. As soon as I find about 4 bark rolex links it will be an all original 78 day date president with burlwood dial and a 3055 movement I picked up yesterday.
     
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    Breitling chronomat from the 60's
     

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    Just a simple Russian 17 jewel Kometa wrist watch
     
  28. Ansomnia

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    I'm wearing one of my favourite watches, a manual wind Staybrite OMEGA from around 1944... reliable and elegant.


    Michael
     

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    I've experimented with photographing small detailed items, and the best results I've had were taken outside in natural light with the closeup setting on my digital camera.
     
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    I notice many dealers and sellers photograph their watches with the CRYSTALS REMOVED. While I appreciate being able to see the dial set inside the bezel, everyday reality is that the watch will not look that way when the owner wears the watch.

    IMO, it's good to provide one photo of the dial with the crystal removed but if all your photos are taken without the crystal, it is questionable practice. All you do is get the buyer worked up with visual imagery that is not realistic and unfulfillable. Some buyers who buy on impulse will be disappointed when they see the watch in person. Sometimes they will not even realize why.

    I like it better when the seller includes photos of the watch dial taken with the crystal in place. My Türler OMEGA was advertised and photographed only with the crystal in place. The photos were excellent and I paid the seller, "Objects of Virtue", a decent price for the watch. The only flaw in the watch is the non-original seconds hand which is clearly shown.

    The seller used shadowless artificial lighting and it was perfect. Here are 2 photos from his ad. I think natural lighting is also good but not to show all the details with. Natural lighting is good for showing natural colours and realistic setting. IMO, a good ad should have both natural and artificial lighting shots.

    Three reasons why natural lighting works well are:

    • high light intensity = no shakes, sharp image
    • natural colour temperature = no strange colours
    • if the watch is modeled well, the strap and case will also be shown off nicely

    Some sellers also seem to Photoshop all the scratches off the watch cases - very dishonest practice. If you look at the images from my watch's seller, he did not even sharpen the original photos. They are as originally taken.


    Michael
     

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    Today, I'm wearing my 1950's Elgin 17j automatic. Keeps great time!
    https://mb.nawcc.org/picture.php?albumid=45&pictureid=200
     
  32. Jeff Hess

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    Today wearing my trusty 18k gold Glashutte Original Sport Evolution.


    jeff
     
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    Today it's a 1972 Seiko 8229-7019 Quartz Sports 100 w/ date.
     
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    Sherwood N
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  35. Jeff Hess

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    I love those Sherwoods. Very underdcollected. And underapprecated. I think they are way rarer than many have you believe.


    Jeff
     
  36. Weight Driven

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    suprisingly the same watch as I listed last time, 18k gold bumper Omega.
     
  37. sderek

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    Is that a caliber 619 movement?
     
  38. Jeff Hess

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    Today my Ball Night Train. First watch in the world to have 100 millicuries of tritium gas light power.


    Tomorrow, I willl be wearing a BRUTE. Belongs to a friend. Wait until you see it.


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    Today, I'm wearing my brand-new Vostok wristwatch! It came in the mail yesterday. Looks great. Keeping good time. Not bad for $38 bucks!

    "Russian Military Vostok watch in Precision Class - 1. Stainless metal case in sturdy chrome coating. Rotating bezel for timing. Organic crystal. Stainless steel backcase. Screw-down crown. Russian-made automatic/self winding movement 2416B . Date calendar. Shock resistant balance. Luminous hands and hours markings. Genuine leather strap. Water resistant . Made by Vostok, Russia."
     

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    This beautiful Wyler Superior 14K, a presentation watch, bought on Ebay for $50. It had never been opened. It is as new in every respect. ETA 1080 with Wyler's wonderful Incaflex balance.

    http://home.pacbell.net/hedgehog/wylergold.jpg
     
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    Not sure. I've never opened the case.
     
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    I had a Wyler alarm watch with rotating bezel. Why, oh why did I sell it?
     
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    I'm wearing my poor man's Oyster:eek:
     

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    My Omega Speedmaster Pro, circa 1974.

    BarryB
     
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    not only for today, for the rest of my life.
    a heritage of my late father in law
    Otto with whom I shared this clock hobby.
    he worn that watch at his time as a police
    inspector in the 70ties.

    we only had a couple of years together and
    next time I will make sure meeting him at least
    30 years earlier.

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    Nice Longines. They have a special place in my heart, too. I bought one at an estate auciton, and got hooked on the hobby. Mine is a Longines Jamoree mechanical wind in a stainless steel case.
     
  47. 124Spider

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    For the first time in 35 years, I'm wearing a watch. I have been intrigued by the Seiko Spring Drive watches; I made the mistake of going into a local retailer that carries them, and found one I couldn't leave in the store.

    I'm a lot poorer than I was when I went to work this morning, but it's a beautiful watch, and I'm thrilled.:)
     
  48. Weight Driven

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    the first Saturday I have had to work in years and am wearing a Chase-Durer chronograph, great timekeeping and no complaints.
     
  49. Dave Haynes

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    http://home.pacbell.net/hedgehog/prince.jpgGruen's answer to the Prince. With period band.
     
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    Great watch. Have had mine for 2 years and no problems, even after a 10 foot fall onto the pavement.

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    And this is the russian I'm wearing today. Vostok K-3

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