What are YOU wearing today? Please share!

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  1. Anvil2k9

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    I think this is a wonderful thread and
    it deserves an own forum display.

    but I would prefer sticking to the topic
    i.e. wearing, therefore watches on hairy
    forearms (or on nice female wrists - still none)
    and its reason but not a detailed appraisal of
    clock's guts.

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    Damian
     
  2. sderek

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    Here it is! https://mb.nawcc.org/picture.php?albumid=54&pictureid=259
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    Isn't she a beauty? The watch isn't bad either!
     
  3. Tom Diss

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    1961 T-403
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    Today was my 62nd Birthday. I had numerous watch choices to wear. It could of been a Rolex, a GP 39 jewel HF, several Hamiltons, a choice of several Tags and/or Omegas and the list could go on. It would be a short list of great watches compared to others on this Forum.

    This morning I had fun things to do like go fishing, visit Wally World, and visit the local bank 30 miles away in my old and faithful Ford F-150.

    I wore my everyday standard Swatch Chrono with a black dial. I think I paid 30 bucks for it several years ago. I then also wear my Swiss Army watches a lot.

    I love to collect, but I seldom wear nice watches on a day to day basis. I guess it is because I work harder now (physical work) that I did after I left the Army and in my other white collar working years. Then I wore suits and ties and wore my finer watches.

    In Nam it was a Hamilton military watch. It was a good watch. I hated having to turn it in, but it did belong to the U.S. Army. I wore several of them during my military service, but they had to be exchanged at every tour of duty.

    Long story, but it was a Swatch on my 62nd Birthday.
     
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    Today, a 1928 ggf Elgin model E-11...
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    A recent acquisition...
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    an Illinois New Yorker in yellow with original yellow dial.
     
  7. Tom Diss

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    I'll continue the yellow dial theme with this 1961 Hamilton Converta II...
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    An old Hamilton, not sure which model but sure keeps good time.
     

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    That would be Hamilton's Martin model from the 1940's.
     
  10. treasguy

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    Today, I have on my Russian-made Vostok "Submarine Chief" wristwatch. Its a nice watch that looks great and keeps good time. It has 31 jewels, is waterproof, shockresistant. What more could you ask for for a $50-watch? :)
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    Today I'm wearing my antinque Rolex. Its 1930-ish (not sure exact date manufactured), 14k gold, and a presentation model. My favorite watch. Its elegant and stylish. I purchased it in 1992 from an antique watch repairman in Georgetown, Texas.
    -Treas
     

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    Wouldn't the presentation inscription on the caseback indicate the watch dates to 1946:???:
     
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    I believe the inscription "2-6-46" to be the date the watch was presented to "H.R. Purcell, Jr.", but who knows? I had my my jeweler clean and service the watch a couple of years back. The jeweler said that he uses a gentleman who is a certified Rolex repairman with 40 years of experience. The repairman is the one who stated the watch was from the 1930's.

    Early last year, I attemped to get some information on the watch from this forum, but no one really responded. I'm a novice watch collector and don't have the ability to remove the back of the watch to see the movement. Without being able to post a picture of the movement, my request for information didn't generate much of a response.

    I bought this beautiful watch in Texas, 17 years ago. The "Schlumberger" company is a large mineral company still in operation in Texas. I wrote a nice letter to the personnel department of Schlumberger requesting information on "H.R. Purcell" or his family. At the time, I was willing to sell the watch back to the family, if they were interested in having, what I consider, a family heirloom. I know I would certainly like to have my grandfather's gold, Rolex watch. But, no one from Schlumberger responded, either. So I guess its mine for now.
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    treasguy

    You have a beautiful watch. Personally, I think the watch belongs to the 40's, suggested by the presentation inscription. For presentation purposes, usually the employers would buy a brand new watch.

    Just for interest sake, is the dial factory-original or it had been reconditioned?
     
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    Watchman,

    Buying a watch shortly before presenting it does make sense. That certainly would be an easy way to date a watch. But, I had another jeweler tell me that some companies would buy "ten watches" and then give them out over the course of several years. That makes sense, too, since buying in bulk would be a savings to the company.

    The dial that is on the watch is the one that was on it when I purchased it back in '92. When it was serviced a couple of years back, the Rolex repairman cleaned the dial and gave it the nice look you see in the picture.

    I wonder if it would be worthwhile to take the watch to my jeweler and have them remove the back so I can snap a picture? Is it a big deal to remove the back of this Rolex? Or is it sealed in some special way? The questions you guys are asking are starting to pique my curiosity again.

    Next time I go to Austin, I'm going to drive up to Georgetown and see if the antique watch shop where I originally purchased the watch is still in business on the town square.

    -Treas
     
  17. Cary Hurt

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    Treasguy,

    I'm not a Rolex expert, but I don't believe your watch to be from the 1930s. Oyster Perpetual models from that era are of the case design commonly referred to as "bubblebacks".

    Opening a Rolex Oyster does require special tools, and if it was sealed to be waterproof, then opening it will require that it be re-waterproofed upon resealing. You may be able to date the watch by the case reference numbers, which should be stamped into the case between the lugs. Removing the band is much easier than removing the back.

    My two cents,

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    treasguy

    Thank you for your response.

    It is good to get a good number of members to respond to your question or curiosity. Some are specialists in this field, while others may be just like me, trying to learn something from friends and also, members of this forum. The more the mistakes we make, the more we will eventually learn.

    Since I am trying to learn more about vintage watches, I have just asked a friend of mine, regarding Rolex watches in general and your watch in particular and this is what he had to say. He may not be 100% right, so do not despair.

    Removing the back-cover of a Rolex watch with an oyster case requires a special key. Not all jewellers or watchmakers keep this. My friend does not know whether a universal watch-opener will do the job. It is best to leave it with a jeweller or watchmaker, knowledgeable about Rolex watches, which I believe you had done so.

    While one can feel proud today, wearing an 'out-dated' model watch, years ago it was unthinkable. It was then unlikely the company had made a bulk purchase, in order to service its annual presentations. Again, of all the brand names, Rolex is not interested to move its product by giving big discounts for bulk-buying. The demand for Rolex watches was and is so great, people would buy a Rolex watch, even without a discount unlike, to quote one example, Piaget, though it is a very good brand-name with excellent movement.

    For the Rolex watch of that age (presumably, 40's), very unlikely the title of 'Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified' had been on its dial.

    Usually the older Rolex watches come with just a short title: 'Chronometer' or the longest being: 'Chronometer Officially Certified'. If my friend's memory is not playing up, the word 'Superlative' (because of the 'Especially good results' achieved) was only added to the title, after Rolex produced model reference 6511, the first Rolex President Day-date of 1956. Either with the model reference 6611 or 1803, the word 'Superlative' had since been added.

    If the above advice given by my friend is incorrect, it will be good for us, since we would be able to learn the corrections, given by members of this forum.
     
  19. Weight Driven

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    Omega Speedy, but not vintage.
     
  20. Ansomnia

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    Very hard to have a photo do justice to this watch... 14k LONGINES manual wind ca. 1950. The diamond markers shimmer whenever light on the dial face is dimmed.

    The movement is a 9LT.

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    Michael
     
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    Since today is President's Day, I have the day-off (thanks, Uncle Sam!) so I'm heading to the gym with my Seiko dive watch strapped to my wrist. My trusty Seiko was purchased in 1991 and has had a rough life since. It was the watch I wore daily while serving in the U.S. Army (field exercises, deployments, etc.) and it has over 120 open-water dives. The bezel was scrapped-up a bit on one particularly rough dive where the surf repeatedly slammed me into the coral (if you think the watch looks bad, you should have seen me!). A great watch that has a lot of sentimental value.

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    Today I have on my Seiko Kinetic watch. This watch was purchased in 1995 at the "gold souk" (Arab Bazzar) in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. The watch has an extra hand (the red one) to indicate the hour (on the bezzel) using the 24-hour clock. Also, the center dial shows the continents separated by the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean is illuminated in the dark. Not sure what my thought process was when I bought this watch, but I liked the styling, the gold case, and the nice leather band. I tried to look-up the watch on the internet today, but wasn't able to find anything. On the back of the steel case is what I presume to be the model number, 5M45-6A40, and serial number, 5D5484. Perhaps someone knowledgable in Seiko's will see this and provide us some more info. Its a neat watch.
     

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    1920's wgf Cushion Form
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    Tom,

    That's a nice looking Hamilton!
    -Treas
     
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    Thanks, Treas. Here's today's with a hard to find dial option...
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    2653382858_7548741b49_m[1].jpg My Hamilton "Roland" model.
     
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    I've since found out - throught the help of another watch enthusiast - that my watch is from Seiko's "Age of Discovery" collection that ran up until the mid-90's. My watch is 5M45 Caliber, Mechanical, Automatic. So know we know!
     
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    I am PROUD and HAPPPY to be wearing today a watch I "lost" 4 years ago.

    hen I tool over the Ball deal 5 years ago the first watch that I ordered for the USA market was and UP/Dn indicator watch, to be marked such and not "reserve de march" as the Swiss call it but just marked good old fashiloned American style "up down indicator"

    And a limited edition of 333 in honor of Ball's 333 model.

    It was an immediate hit. And I kept serial number one in a separate place away from the inventory. As the watch quickly sold out, one of my sales people in my store was foraging around for one for a customer and felt so lucky to find one hidden away and sold it. Yes, my serial number one.

    I pled (pleaded?) with the buyer to sell it back but my plea's fell on deaf ears. Today, four years later, the guy wandered in and traded it back to me!

    Awesome!

    Jeff, happy today!
     
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    Radi Diastar, cirka 1970. ETA 2783 and swarovski cyrstlas on the dial.
     
  30. Tom Diss

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    It's been a week full of Cushion forms...

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    Nice Benrus, Watcher. I'll be sporting this late 60's hard to find Hamilton Chronograph B today at the Milwaukee Auto Show...

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    I am wearing Rolex watch which stones are fixed in it with gold strap....
     
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    I am wearing my Mido, have several of them, one in solid 18ct gold with a matching bracelet.
    I really like those watches, extremely good movements, very accurate- the one I am wearing at this moment only gains a 30 sec. /month.
    I really do not know why, but these watches are very underrated up to my opinion.
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    This...

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    My "Roland" Hamilton.
     
  38. Weight Driven

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    finally brought in an old Mavica to work to take pics of daily watches. Today I have one of my favorites, an 18k gold early Omega bumper with original dial. Hope my pic comes out.
     

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    Very nice Omega!

    Any idea when Omega stopped making bumpers?

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    Kate,

    Off the top of my head, I believe the last incarnation of the 28.10 series was the 355, and that it ended production in 1955.

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    Well now I'm out of control. Another watch I am wearing today. An early vintage Rolex. When I got this watch the previous owner said he had the dial redone years ago because the luminous material had faded. I did not ask how long ago. Still, I like the watch because of it's early age, large size and it keeps great time.
     

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    Today Im wearing my fathers old Seiko Automatic 19 Jewel circa 1969 which you dont see many people (in London anyway) wearing, its really accurate and a joy to wear......................I like all the examples of watches shown , in particular the Omega................... Sheer Class
     
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    I'm wearing my Gruen Precision. I don't know what the model is called - but the dial numerals change at noon to read 13 through 24. My sister-in-law's father used to sell Gruen, and my brother gave me this one years ago, when he decided he was too hard on watches and was afraid he was gonna beat it up. :eek:
     

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    Dave,

    There are several different names for that model. Gruen called it the "Airway", the "AM-PM" or the "Super G". Highly collectible and values have been going up.

    Nice watch!

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    My new old Vanburen. That hour hand needs some work.
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    1928 green gold filled Tonneau model...
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    another favorite I am wearing today. An 18k gold Rolex Chronometer with great bezel.
     

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    A Bulova from the high deco era.
     
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    1928 white gold filled Oval today...
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  50. Ansomnia

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    A modest but neat 1941 Hamilton "Boulton" - with a 982 movement. Needs service but still keeps good time.

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    Michael
     

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