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Discussion in 'Wrist Watches' started by doug sinclair, Sep 26, 2003.
Caliber 125 1946 today
Victor Central Sweep Dress 17j Watch
I attended a social event earlier in the week & decided to wear this 9K solid yellow gold dress watch from the 1960s. Its original box is embossed "NVH" however, I've been unable to ascertain the identity of the manufacturer, other than knowing it to be Swiss:
My watchmaker had a vintage 8K gold mesh bracelet kicking around so when I had the watch serviced following its purchase, I had him replace the old leather strap with the matching gold bracelet which you see in the photo.
I find that this wristwatch goes well with a 3-piece suit.
Waltham Model 92 Appleton Tracy Premier, from about 1901 if my memory serves...
Got the case back a few days ago from fassler. Amazing job as always. The new crystal hasn't come yet but I wore it today anyways. There's also a period correct strap coming from over the pond later in the week, but I do enjoy this black leather one too.
13 jewel Gilt Waltham in a Sterling a.w.c.co case, and seemingly original pairing.
LIP Electronic 1970s
Why is it that the "post what yer wearing today" thread is over here in the wrist watch section.... are not the nicest watches in the pocket?
I'm wearing my 1908 992 today... I'll get around to the wristwatches on the weekend.... maybe....
Casio Wave Ceptor
Waltham Vanguard, 23j
movement 10 1/5D
DAILY WEARER: Omega Seamaster Chronograph 42MM Blue Dial Steel James Bond Watch 2225.80.00
Victor Lorsa P62
Just back from the watchmaker, this 1960s "Victor" is powered by a movement produced by the French firm Lorsa (also known as Savoie). Manual wind, sweep seconds, 17 jewels. It's been keeping excellent time, not unexpected in so far as France until well into the last century boasted a thriving watchmaking region centered in Besancon:
This watch which I purchased from a UK seller, originally had been chrome plated but the pitting was so bad that I removed the plating, leaving the case in its native brass. I've noticed that plated watches which I acquire from the UK often have badly pitted cases. I've ascribed this to the fact that the UK is surrounded by salt water; similarly I've heard that Florida cars are often full of rust notwithstanding the lack of snow & associated road salt, also due to the proximity to salt water. Any thoughts?
Another of my late father's watches, this center sweep private label self-winder is powered by the Eterna-Matic 3000 engine. I really like these 1960s wristwatches which display not only the date but the day of the week as well. Being able to quickly ascertain what weekday it happens to be, is a super handy feature for retirees ~ after a while, every day seems to be the same:
I agree with all you have said. Also that Eterna watch is a very nice well made time piece.
Eterna also had a very nice tuning fork ( Accutron type) piece in their line at one time.
Waltham jump hour from the 30s
1950 Omega 283
Fritz... I absolutely love that watch....
With that being said I've been wearing this wristwatch along with my pocket for two days now. Built it from a trashed Unitas pocket watch, stainless case, and a dial from Germany. The hands are fake blued and lumed, but I couldn't capture the color. its about the max size I could wear at 44mm .But it wears well. Any opinions on building your own watch? Positive or negative. It was a fun project.
Very very rare BUXY
Lorsa 237 at inside
Les jours de la semaine sont répétés sur le cadran? ~
L ... undi
M ... ardi
M ... ercredi
J ... eudi
V ... endredi
S ... amedi
D ... imanche
This used to be a bulova hunter pocket watch. I got the case and dial, hands from o. Frei.
Very precicely,the pointer indicates which day it is.Note the outer ring is NOT rotatable ,hereby a picture after midnight it is friday (vendredi) now. local time
47 Tudor on the wrist, 48 Ball in the pocket... odd, the wrist watch is older than the pocket watch.
New in the box ENICAR
Enicar AR 1010 17 jewels
Motivated by a Landeron 51 chronograph movement with a 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock, housed in a solid 18K rose gold case, this wristwatch just may become my favorite. It is Swiss made, & likely dates to the 1950s or 1960s:
Early 20's Elgin 7 jewel 3/0 on the black cuff I use for alot of these now. Used to be lumed. Pretty neat, great running little bugger. Nickel case.
I figured I'd take another wristie with me today since they don't always get out much. This is a really cool Elgin (in my opinion anyways). 7 jewel 3/0 . 1920's Philadelphia nickel case with hidden lugs I guess you call them. It was a mess so I found a new dial for it and some glass.
I have to do something with this strap though it's awful.
Have a good one!
I happen to have a modern watch today . a Slava...
Slava used to be a large Soviet watchmaker, but now it's gone ant the factory is demolished.
The brand lives on and the watches are still made, some using the old in-house Slava movements (manual and automatic, designed in USSR, naturally), some quartz movements and some Japanese automatics by Miyota and Seiko.
This has an all steel case, Seiko NH35 movements and a lovely dial with Russian coats of arms...
It's a small, 31mm watch, just right for my thin wrist
My HELIOS Sun God (Greek Mythology)
Bulova "Caravelle" Set-o-Matic
This stainless steel self-winder dates to the 1970s. It features my favorite complication, namely a day/date window with both values capable of being quick set by turning the crown in the appropriate direction while in the intermediate position ~
52 Omega bumper... love that clunky feeling.
MARVIN with 560 movement inside
picked up the one on the right yesterday, Bulova Oceanographer reissue.
Wearing this 1920's M. Nicolet & Co.
Omega 30 T2SC, approx 1944.
This was the first "proper" watch I ever owned - given to me as a birthday present by a friend about 40 years ago. It's on its third balance staff but since about 25 years ago still the same one. I just freshened it up with a new Lizard strap and a knockoff Omega buckle. Sometimes absolute simplicity is as good as it gets. I was astonished when I saw what similar examples now fetch.
One of my dad's ORD watches from WWII that he wore through the S. Pacific (Leyte Island, ....)
This is a Waltham, I also have an Elgin of his
Here's mine, about the same year 344 movement.
RECORD Militair WWII D 424197 H Cal 22K Year 1942 ?
Some things just have sentimental value, this may not really much of a watch, but it runs nicely and keeps good time, and it was my 14th birthday present from my parents, .... way back in 1974. Just a simple Caravelle that probably cost about $15 new. So it still gets a cleaning and oiling every few years.
Recent find. JLC vacheron marriage. Dont know much about it other than its gorgeous.
1944 Omega 30T2 SC PC
55 Omega Tresor & 1888 Waltham bought earlier today for peanuts!
Circa 2004 Poljot chrono, manual wind
really really cheap Bulova and CPR Waltham
Another of my father's wristwatches which he evidently acquired in the 1960s. Stainless steel water-resistant case, Incabloc shock-protected anti-magnetic 25j automatic movement, sweep seconds hand, date window, matching steel bracelet. These were the features which discerning gentlemen who knew their watches sought out.
I especially like the deep rich blue dial with the red date indication.
Who knew that the old boy was such a colorful character?
Another 6498 project I did about a year ago. Good old arnex movement with a new dial and hands. 45mm case. Brown calf leather band I stole off of my seiko recraft. Looks better on this watch.
Hasn't run for a while so I figured id give it a day. It's right on the cusp of being just too big, but it wears nicely.