AVO April 2018

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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by StrapMeister » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:24 pm

Very many thanks for the additional pics of the Marvin :thumbup: absolutely stunning piece.
Reminds me of the current Longines Heritage 1918 that I have my eye on.

As for the strap link....not come across them before so many thanks :thumbup:
Looks like a great source to get one for my recent AVI-8 centenary :D
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Jape » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:38 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Jarkko, great to see you back!

Yes I did have a Nomos Tangente but after I acquired the Tank it wasn't getting worn. I did a trade with Kevin_b1 for his DBR1, but I'm pretty sure he sold it on.
Nice my memory served. The Tank is a classic, and right up your alley.
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by StrapMeister » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:35 pm

While doing some research about the Marvin 1917 I came across this site
AVO you'll love this but...
WARNING this link could seriously damage your bank balance!
http://www.sellingantiques.co.uk/vintagewristwatch/
albeit there's quite a few pocket watches.

Also, for vintage straps see: http://www.cjbalm.com/watches/watch-straps.htm
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:27 pm

StrapMeister wrote:While doing some research about the Marvin 1917 I came across this site
AVO you'll love this but...
WARNING this link could seriously damage your bank balance!
http://www.sellingantiques.co.uk/vintagewristwatch/
albeit there's quite a few pocket watches.

Also, for vintage straps see: http://www.cjbalm.com/watches/watch-straps.htm
Haha, just seen this...I bought my Marvin from...Chris Balm! :D
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by missF » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:38 pm

hi steve, was just wondering if doing this SOTC has made you enjoy your vintage watches again a bit more? i know that for a while there the speedy and tank took up all of your love, but your SOTC has really opened my eyes to what a diverse range of watches you have. i didn't realise you had so many! anyway - enjjoy them all :thumbup:
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by StrapMeister » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:27 pm

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Haha, just seen this...I bought my Marvin from...Chris Balm! :D
I thought so :D
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by TigerChris » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:40 pm

Very varied collection there. Out of everything you have Steve, I am interested in one in particular. How did you manage to snag the yellow ‘Bumble Bee’ Mako?? They are like rocking horse ****! I’ve tried and tried to get hold of one. If you ever want to get rid, I’ll take it off your hands pleeeeeease.

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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:44 pm

missF wrote:hi steve, was just wondering if doing this SOTC has made you enjoy your vintage watches again a bit more?
It has certainly made me focus on wearing them a bit more, and the "big two" are having a sleep this week while I am not at work.

I might do a vintage SOTC with some better shots of all the watches.
TigerChris wrote:Very varied collection there. Out of everything you have Steve, I am interested in one in particular. How did you manage to snag the yellow ‘Bumble Bee’ Mako??
I bought it new in 2012, Chris. It took a bit of finding even then as there are (or were) no ADs in the UK. I'm afraid that for the foreseeable future it is staying with me, as it gets a lot of wear in the summer. But there's never harm in asking.
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Re: AVO April 2018

Post by ciclismosam » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:35 am

I love the variety here AVO! Really lovely collection!
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My CWLs: C3 2017 FLE 31/50, C60 Mk II Trident GMT 38 mm, C65 Trident Vintage, C8 Power Reserve Chronometer

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