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Jerry Treiman

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I almost always wear a pocket watch but this evening my shorts had no watch pocket so I strapped my dad's old 18K chronograph to my wrist. The movement is a Landeron 48 and the watch is triple-signed for Starco Watch Co.
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Today I've been wearing this, which was my 40th birthday present from the other half 20211006_000222.jpg

But I've just realised that an hour ago it stopped. Lasted nearly 4 years without needing a battery, so can't really complain
 

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I am wearing the new interpretation of the Waltham/Depollier Field and Marine from Watch Angels. This is the white dial, stainless steel, two time zone model with date and power reserve. It uses the waterproof case design originally patented by Depollier during WWI.

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I am wearing a new Damasko DK105.

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This is on an Uncle Seiko bracelet which fits it nicely. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters so I replaced the leather strap that came with it.

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Here is the movement which is what made me buy it.

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It has s silicon escape wheel and silicon balance spring.

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The escape wheel is marked "Damasko"

This is the most isochronous watch I have seen and it is quite accurate.

The third winding wheel in mounted with ceramic ball bearings and operates a click that backs off the wind by about 1/4 turn.

Damasko expertise started with metalurgy. The case is fully hardened stainless to Rockwell 60.

They make a hardened steel bracelet but not to fit this model and at its price and being also at Rockwell 60, I was not about to try to make one fit.

I wear this about 5 days a week and in teh minths I have had it I have not picked up any scratches I can see.
 

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I found I had a pallet for this beauty today and got it running. It is a 1970? pin lever with a Lapannouse movement. I played pool with it tonight and got lots of comments (wear a Patek and nobody cares). I forget where the band came from but it was obviously time to use it. Smile! -Cort

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1960s ultra thin or “flat” 14k white gold florentine style K&E cased LeCoultre with 818 cal hand-wind movement, a silvered sunburst dial with 11 diamond set markers, and very unusual 4 o’clock placement of logo. Similar to the European JLC ref 1901, but this is a customized version for the American market that was distributed by the Longines-Wittnauer Group. Keeps great time and receives the most compliments of any watch I’ve worn before.

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I have gotten interested in modern interpretations of older timepieces. I have had a few CDIA clocks over the years and this is a new interpretation from Waltham.ch that I bought from Watch Angels.

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I found I had a pallet for this beauty today and got it running. It is a 1970? pin lever with a Lapannouse movement. I played pool with it tonight and got lots of comments (wear a Patek and nobody cares). I forget where the band came from but it was obviously time to use it. Smile! -Cort

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I had a Wyler model that looked very much like that one when I was in the U S Navy In the early 1960’s. I miss that watch. Peter
 

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Today it's my "new" 1968 Accutron 214 Railroad watch with case and owners guide!

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I've had several of these, best one being the "Astronaut". They are marvelous watches. If you can get beyond the buzz, they are wonderful. I heard an old watchmaker describe the "Spaceview" Model "it's like looking into the back of a radio." I disagree, I think it looks cool. The Railroad model was always my favorite and the 214 back set was the better of the two types. Nice watch!
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I've had several of these, best one being the "Astronaut". They are marvelous watches. If you can get beyond the buzz, they are wonderful. I heard an old watchmaker describe the "Spaceview" Model "it's like looking into the back of a radio." I disagree, I think it looks cool. The Railroad model was always my favorite and the 214 back set was the better of the two types. Nice watch!
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Bulova are one of my favorite wrist watch makers along with the Elgins! Also have a 1967 "solid" Gold, and band, Accutron that I bought brand new back in the day!
 
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Since I haven't worn a wrist watch in a long while
I put this one on today. But I will still have my pocket watch too. I don't have too many WW's
but this is one of my favorites. Styles change
dramatically over the years and this watch
is so small compared to modern ones.
I must say it's hard for me to wear those
very heavy large wrist watches.

Rob


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What watch are you wearing today?

Today, a Benrus Type I automatic.
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What year is your Benrus Type 1. I’ve got a Nov 75 that I picked up real cheap. Worked perfect, totally unmolested. I’ve always wanted a Navitimer and have considered selling the benrus.
 

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I am wearing my Waltham Depollier inspired Field & Marine Red 12. In addition to the nice look it has a modern interpretation of the Depollier patented bayonet crown.
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I'm wearing an eighties vintage (roughly) Citizen watch that was referred to as the "Windsurfer". While my last year enjoying that great sport may have been last year, I'll always be a windsurfer at heart.

While I hadn't been actively looking for this watch, it sort of found me. I was looking at some movements being sold by a large Ebay seller, I saw that he had one for sale. Since I had wanted one since the eighties, a lukewarm but genuine want, and the price seemed like it might end up in the ballpark of a delayed Xmas gift credit, I placed my bid. I was surprised and pleased that I got it. Thanks, Santa (And 1Tuna)!

I think it has a very unusual, and sporty, look for a complicated quartz. So without further a-doo-doo...

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Today this one, quite a contrast to Friday (sorry, just a scan, I do not have a smartwatch ...). Bought about 30 years ago at a flea market for about 150 €. Just these days I did notice what the estimates for this watch type is nowadays :eek:.

Cal. 33.3, about 1937. The pusher above the crown is for start and stop and the pusher in the crown for reset.

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Newbie, first post.

I'm wearing my recently acquired c. 1915 trench watch. The dial is not signed, but the movement is signed REBBERG DEPOSE and "Rolex Extra Prima 18 Jewels." The case is signed "Rolex" and "W&D" and marked ".925." The case number is stamped "609204." I'm sending off the dial and hands to have the old radium lume removed and relumed with "vintage" color Luminova.

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It keeps excellent time for its age (+1 minute/day).

-Stan
 

Rick Hufnagel

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Newbie, first post.

I'm wearing my recently acquired c. 1915 trench watch. The dial is not signed, but the movement is signed REBBERG DEPOSE and "Rolex Extra Prima 18 Jewels." The case is signed "Rolex" and "W&D" and marked ".925." The case number is stamped "609204." I'm sending off the dial and hands to have the old radium lume removed and relumed with "vintage" color Luminova.

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It keeps excellent time for its age (+1 minute/day).

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Hi Stan, welcome to the forum.

Great looking watch.

The case was imported into London in 1914-15 according to the town mark and date letter.

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TimeFlies

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Hi Stan, welcome to the forum.

Great looking watch.

The case was imported into London in 1914-15 according to the town mark and date letter.

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Thanks for the welcome and the importation info, Rick. I was hoping someone could shed some light on the watch's history. It's nice to be here. The case back has an ornate engraving that makes it kind of special. We'll probably never know which "St. Andrew's Church" or who Mr. G. O. Brown was and why the congregation was moved to present him with this watch. All the rest of my watches are less than thirty years old, so I'm excited to have acquired a piece more than a century old.

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While posting such contemporary quartzies may border on sacrilege, I am wearing this one today. It's a green chronograph that's marked for a jeweler named "Chatham Jewelers" that looks to have a shop around Cape Cod.

A few years ago I found another that had this jeweler's name on it. It looked so much like a Tag, and the price was so right, that I snagged it. When I pulled the back I saw that it used a higher grade ETA quartz movement. It was just a quality modern piece, IMHO. Very sold, very nice looking. I put a sapphire crystal in it and it looked great! Apparently Chatham has a company called Belair put the watches together for them. Belair is a company that does such private labeling. Anyway, this one also has a decent ETA movement in it. It's not as high quality as the quartz chrono I have in a Wenger (251.272), but is a nice chrono that is put in some better fashion watches, a G10-211.

Sorry if it's sideways. It shows up properly oriented on my desktop after tweaking with Paint. Seems to be an Apple (Took image with iPhone) vs PC thing.

Cool green quartz chrono:

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I have serviced perhaps two dozen of these over the years but, occasionally, I get one of these “first Mickey” watches together for myself. I had been waiting a long time to find the seconds bit for this one. I finally scored one at the flea along with three pairs of hands! The other hard parts are the band links. They originally had five but it takes seven for an adult wrist. I keep my eyes peeled for these bits and pieces but they are getting scarce. -Cort

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Picked out the summer watches for this year! Figured it would be fun to share. Something old and something new.

This is an Elgin with a 333 automatic (AS 1913). Interesting because the quickset is used by depressing the crown. It's definitely been loved and has brassing, but I think it cleaned up great and I have a huge weakness for burgundy dials. This bracelet I found has a messed up end link and I think the watch will probably live on a leather strap. Unless I can find a similar bracelet.
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This next one will be the daily watch. It's a pre-owned (made in Feb of this year) Zelos Swordfish in titanium with the satin dial. The titanium has a soft feel and is so much lighter! It is powered by the Seiko NH35. A great everyday movement used by a many different companies.

I'm not much for keeping up with trendy watches but everything Zelos makes is just awesome. This watch is a nice size at 40mm's.

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Ready for shorts weather!
 

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Newbie, first post.

I'm wearing my recently acquired c. 1915 trench watch. The dial is not signed, but the movement is signed REBBERG DEPOSE and "Rolex Extra Prima 18 Jewels." The case is signed "Rolex" and "W&D" and marked ".925." The case number is stamped "609204." I'm sending off the dial and hands to have the old radium lume removed and relumed with "vintage" color Luminova.

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It keeps excellent time for its age (+1 minute/day).

-Stan
The watch is back from my watchmaker after restoring the dial and mounting new hands (the original hands were severely corroded and the hour hand pinion hole split when the watchmaker attempted to mount it on the pinion). I'm very pleased with the work. The new lume resembles the original radium in color.
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