Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby sinner777 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:24 am

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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby Karrusel » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:46 am

1955 GUB 'Q1'

Cal: 60-2, 18 jewel.

Delighted in being able to acquire this example some years ago, fortunate that it was in original & unadulterated (but still legible :D ) condition...

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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby asqwerth » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:07 pm

Women's Omega Geneve Dynamic blue bullseye.

Today's pic, but wrong date - unlike the men's version where the date can be quickly advanced by repeatedly pulling the crown out to position 2, the ladies' version requires winding the crown back and forth from before 9 to after 3 o'clock. Too much bother.

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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby FloridaPhil » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:46 pm

1969 Speedmaster Deville

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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby gaf1958 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:23 am

Owned this for more years than I care to remember; at 35mm it’s been too small for me, but I thought a Bund might help with that.... still undecided.

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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby Bahnstormer_vRS » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:28 pm

gaf1958 wrote:Owned this for more years than I care to remember; at 35mm it’s been too small for me, but I thought a Bund might help with that.... still undecided.

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Bund sorts it nicely Gary. :clap:

I have the same issue with my C5 BoB which, at 39mm, is smaller than my norm. Sorted it with a Bund strap. :thumbup:

Although my C5A MkI, at 38mm, looks fine on a regular strap. :? :problem:

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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby sinner777 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:35 pm

strangely but I have no issues with watch size.

I actually have watches from 33 mm to 49 mm and wear them all.
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Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby gaf1958 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:34 pm

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Bund sorts it nicely Gary. :clap:

I have the same issue with my C5 BoB which, at 39mm, is smaller than my norm. Sorted it with a Bund strap. :thumbup:

Although my C5A MkI, at 38mm, looks fine on a regular strap. :? :problem:


Thanks Guy. Interesting that you have two watches, very similar with such a different feel... odd isn’t it.

sinner777 wrote:strangely but I have no issues with watch size.

I actually have watches from 33 mm to 49 mm and wear them all.


Generally speaking, I’m only comfortable with the range from 38/39mm to about 43/44mm. I have owned a 46-47mm Seiko Sawtooth which was fine, but the very short lugs with a strong downward curve really helped. This 35mm one just looks way to small on a normal strap for me to feel (mentally and perceptually) comfortable with.
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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby sinner777 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:50 pm

Longines UltraChron in gold case


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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby gaf1958 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:46 pm

^^^ That’s nice, like it.
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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby sinner777 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:09 pm

thanx. Gliding hand is a sight. it is run by 36000 BPH cal.431.
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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby Thegreyman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:28 pm

^^^that is yet another beauty from your amazing vintage collection.
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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby asqwerth » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:02 am

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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby gaf1958 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:30 am

^^ The UG Polerouter is always a welcome sight...
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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Postby Amor Vincit Omnia » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:08 am

Vintage Leonidas chronograph...not wearing the oldies quite so much these days! :(

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