Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

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

Post by Cirrus » Wed May 14, 2014 11:14 am

Unsure of the exact date, but comfortably within the 30+ year requirement ;)

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

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed May 14, 2014 7:10 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:1950s Leonidas, Landeron 48 calibre.

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The Leonidas did a great job today. I spent all day recording oral tests and I'm supposed to limit each topic to two minutes...useful application for a chronongraph.

This for relaxing tonight...my old favourite 1961 Omega.

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

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Thu May 15, 2014 8:35 am

This is the last one this week. Camping weekend coming up, so casual gear and a Mako will be worn at work tomorrow. Meanwhile, today's watch is a 1964 smiths Astral

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

Post by Cirrus » Thu May 15, 2014 9:25 am

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1974 ;)
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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Post by 7ee » Thu May 15, 2014 8:09 pm

Another 40 year old'er :D , my 1974 Omega Geneve for today.

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

Post by 7ee » Thu May 15, 2014 8:14 pm

That's a beautiful Smiths you have there Steve, looks like a 9ct and a good size too(must be one of the 35mm ones?), and that strap is perfect for it! Every self respecting watch collector should have at least one Smiths in their collection 8)

Speaking of which, mine is due another airing.

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

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Thu May 15, 2014 8:20 pm

Quintessentially English, old boy! :cylinder:
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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Post by 7ee » Thu May 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Quintessentially English, old boy! :cylinder:
:lol: but of course.

Quick change over then, not often I go through two vintage watches in one day :)

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

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Thu May 15, 2014 9:55 pm

That is beautiful, and what a fabulous dial! Mine is indeed 9ct, 12.15 movement, and 33mm exc. crown.
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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Post by 7ee » Thu May 15, 2014 10:18 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:That is beautiful, and what a fabulous dial! Mine is indeed 9ct, 12.15 movement, and 33mm exc. crown.
Thank you :wink: Yes it us a lovely dial indeed. I got just slightly outbid on a stunning waffle dial Smiths once, always regretted that maximum bid :-({|= Can I ask what strap it is you have fitted to your Smiths? Looks like an Alligator, I like it alot.

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

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Thu May 15, 2014 10:32 pm

18mm dark chocolate crocodile. A local jeweller imports them from Italy. A bit expensive but without doubt the nicest strap on any of my watches, except possibly the Nomos shell cordovan.
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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Post by 7ee » Thu May 15, 2014 10:50 pm

Don't know what you paid, but certainly expensive, and from the looks of it on that watch, worth every penny :thumbup:

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

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sun May 18, 2014 8:55 am

Camping trip over, and a quiet Sunday with the Cauny...
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Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Tue May 20, 2014 7:31 am

Squint and pretend it's a Vacheron...

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

Post by asqwerth » Tue May 20, 2014 9:06 am

Longines for me as well!



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