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  1. pierre mannaert

    pierre mannaert Registered User

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    RARE ADALIO with AS 1287 movement 1940 inside
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  2. Roy Horrorlogic

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    Belforte Electronic with a Lip R148 movement. Belforte is said to be a sub-brand of Benrus although this one says it's made in France.
    I'd given up on it having replaced the obsolete Union Carbide battery, cleaned a bit of corrosion around the terminals and lightly lubricated here and there. Still wouldn't run. Today I was boxing up some failed restoration attempts (maybe postponed would be a better way of looking at them) when this movement sprang to life. I had to improvise an insulating gasket under the battery as the original battery had a much smaller -ve terminal. Despite fiddling it still wouldn't run until today when it started up and continues to run - the position of the crude gasket is quite critical. From what I've read about this movement I wouldn't like to attempt to do anything to it. The watch is in really nice condition apart from some nibbling around the lugs.

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  3. JOSEG

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    My 1960 Rado Satellite.

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  4. pmwas

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    Modern watch this time :)

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    Nomos alpha movement inside, German made. Nice, vintage style...
     
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  5. pierre mannaert

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    VERDAL Tour De France 1950s
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    ETA 1100 inside
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  6. pmwas

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    Classy :) !
     
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  7. Shawn Moulder

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    Today is a rose gold 14k Gruen Curvex.

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  8. Shawn Moulder

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    Elgin William Osler doctors watch from the 1930s.

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  9. pierre mannaert

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    Tissot 1958
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  10. Evan Frommer

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    WWII ORD DEP 24hr
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  12. Shawn Moulder

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    Today is a 14k rose gold diamond Longines.

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  13. Evan Frommer

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    Gruen Pan American.
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    Elgin A-11

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  16. Peter John

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    3018BDF7-3D26-428C-A018-AAC9D6B950B6.jpeg Breitling 1809 cosmonaut.
     
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  17. Evan Frommer

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  18. Evan Frommer

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    Pocketwatch conversion.

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  20. Peter John

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    I made the case, buckle, and tang out of a piece of bronze barstock. The back has a gasket underneath and mineral glass display. I have another I made with a 10s Keystone Howard movement in it for my left arm.
     
  21. pierre mannaert

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    Baume & Mercier 1950s
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  22. Evan Frommer

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    Original owner painted for good luck?

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  23. viclip

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    I'm wearing my "Victor" Day-Date automatic, Swiss-made with an AS1916 movement having 25j.

    I'd guess that the watch is late 1960s into the 1970s. The brand used good quality Swiss movements & evidently concentrated on the UK market. The Victor brand must have been killed off during the "Quartz Crisis", at least I've never seen anything produced by them reflecting a post-1970s look.

    Does anyone have any information respecting this Victor of Switzerland watch company?
     
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  24. Evan Frommer

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  25. John Arrowood

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    Here's a Timex Electric. Movement is a sort of hybrid. It has a balance wheel and hairspring, but second hand moves in one second increments. The escapement makes a regular ticking noise and the second hand clicks at each second. The crown for setting is on the back of the case, not the easiest to use for big and clumsy fingers.

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  26. pierre mannaert

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    No ROLLS but a ROYCE watch ;)
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  27. Evan Frommer

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    Looks like the lume was added later.

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  28. pierre mannaert

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    HELIOS 1940s
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  29. Rick Hufnagel

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    It was warmer in the "burgh" today, so I pulled this out to wear with shorts. Good old 7 jewel 12s Elgin.

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  30. Evan Frommer

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    Not sure about this one. No #'s on movement. Marked CYMA on movement and one gear. Didn't cost much, keeps good time.

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  31. viclip

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    Benrus dress watch in yellow 14K gold. Its 21j Swiss movement keeps great time.

    It was my father's, he probably acquired it sometime in the 1960s.

    After his passing I had it serviced & added the brown crocodile strap. Today being Sunday I thought I'd salute him by wearing his "good watch".

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  32. pierre mannaert

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    You guys are getting me excited about my wrist watches again, they've been in the safe for too long! I pulled this out to wear today, it's an Elgin 3/0 gr 464 in a star case. One of my favs! You can tell I haven't touched it in ages it needs a good shining up!

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  34. Evan Frommer

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    I have an NOS crystal, just waiting on its turn for service.

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    This is a really cool little Elgin with a Swiss automatic. One piece case. I haven't serviced it yet, so I do not run it much, and I don't know what the movement is, but it keeps perfect time.

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  37. pierre mannaert

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    BLACK NAGEUR 1946 today
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  38. viclip

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    Eterna KonTiki

    Today's watch was produced as a private label by Eterna; on its black dial they included their famous logo featuring the 5 micro ball bearings used in the rotor mechanisms of their "Eterna-Matic" self-winders. The matching "Milanese" mesh bracelet surely came with the watch when my father acquired it back in the 1960s from the Birks Jewellery store that once graced our downtown main street ~

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  39. Evan Frommer

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    Waltham in the background.

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  40. pierre mannaert

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    TISSOT 27 B -1 today 1958
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  41. pmwas

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    Amfibia limited '1967' edition - commemorating the Amphibian series, started in 1967...

    Chistopol, Russia.

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  42. pierre mannaert

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  43. Shawn Moulder

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  44. Peter John

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  45. pierre mannaert

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    My WWI Officers watch today one with à great Hystory see the thread here on nawcc
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  46. pmwas

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    And yet another Amphibia, vintage this time, yet younger than it might seem (made in Russia, not USSR).

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    The vintage look is due to Soviet era design and technologies - it is unclear, but it does look like Russian Slava did issue some (other theory is that they are modern 'frankens' made form NOS cases and 'Kapitan' model dials, but Kapitan did not have any lume AFAIK).
    Anyway - a nice piece, even despite it's lacking the minute scale around the dial. Will post details some day soon :)

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  47. Doonsbury

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    I picked up this Casio a few days back on Ebay...got quite a bargain as I only bid $50...but it is one real Mother to set up (Had to chuck a new battery in it as soon as I received it) But I like the style of it and the challenge of trying to set it up. .

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  48. Doonsbury

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    Now that is one impressive looking timepiece!
     
  49. Peter John

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    CE25B6B6-09D7-4B97-A605-F93A23D35504.jpeg Lucian Picard sea crab model. 36000 beat movement.
     
  50. Peter John

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    2A45738C-B372-485B-AA9B-3C174E5D376B.jpeg Forgot the backside.
     
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