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

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 9:57 am
by Thegreyman
sinner777 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:39 am
Darwil and Casio

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Making naughty words with the calculator, takes me back to my school days :lol:

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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:50 pm
by MiniMpi
Rolex 912, 1934

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

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:18 pm
by watchaholic
MiniMpi wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:50 pm
Rolex 912Image
Now THAT'S an heirloom. Family history, tastefully refurbished, well done. Congratulations! :clap:

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

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:56 am
by MiniMpi
Much appreciated !

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

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:26 pm
by sinner777
Been shufflin with these two.

Could not be more different

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

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:13 pm
by sinner777
These two today...

IWC from 1979 and Omega from 1972.. could not be more different.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:03 pm
by sinner777
Glashutte

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

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:01 pm
by sinner777
Zodiac

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

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:44 pm
by Wolfman53
My Father's Accurist which I inherited a few years ago. It has been left in a drawer for 25 years but I recently decided it was time to spend some money on it and get it repaired and restored. The crown is missing and the movement needs a lot of attention! The watch is of little monetary value but obviously has sentimental value. I have been told that it dates from the early 50's or possibly late 40's but shout up if anybody disagrees. I intend to put it on a Hirsch Regent when I get it back (assuming it is repairable)Image

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

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:07 pm
by watchaholic
Wolfman53 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:44 pm
My Father's Accurist which I inherited a few years ago. It has been left in a drawer for 25 years but I recently decided it was time to spend some money on it and get it repaired and restored. The crown is missing and the movement needs a lot of attention! The watch is of little monetary value but obviously has sentimental value. I have been told that it dates from the early 50's or possibly late 40's but shout up if anybody disagrees. I intend to put it on a Hirsch Regent when I get it back (assuming it is repairable)Image

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I will pose a question I have had for some time concerning these older pieces with "antimagnetic" script on the dial. In today's world that would be sure to mean silicon escapement parts. Is it safe to assume that a watch of this age would have a soft iron faraday cage incorporated into the case?
That is a GREAT looking piece. May I ask the diameter? Really like the soldered lugs. Personally, I wouldn't hesitate a moment to get her up and running. We will be waiting for more pics. :clap:

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

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:48 am
by Wolfman53
Interesting question. I will try to remember to ask the watch repairer when I collect it. I didn't measure it but it will be in the region of 34mm.
The Accurist is being repaired in a proper old school workshop. When I took it in there was a lady with a very unusual looking watch waiting to be served. Turned out it was a WW1 military watch with hinged shrapnel guard!
I also have a Summit watch presented to Dad for 25 years service at the Steelworks. The case back is stamped with his name and the British Steel logo.
Not sure of age but either late 70's or early 80's.Image

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

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:24 pm
by MiniMpi
1934 Rolex 'Tank' for earlier today.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:13 am
by Amor Vincit Omnia
MiniMpi wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:24 pm
1934 Rolex'Tank'for earlier today.
Loving that Rolex, Ferg!

Got me inspired to break out my favourite vintage, the 1961 286 for a quiet Sunday.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:29 pm
by MiniMpi
Thanks Steve ! :thumbup:
Must say your Omega is a cracker also.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:11 pm
by MiniMpi
My 1934 Rolex 912 'Tank' for chilling out today.

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