Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

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treyford wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:17 pm An update from my earlier post. I went to my favourite AD and they help me open the case. Attached is photo of the movement.

They also confirmed that the hallmarks on the reverse of the caseback shows that the case was made by Dennison in 1921 and the case is 9ct gold with a Birmingham Assay mark. It appears that the last time it was serviced was in 1957.

I now realise that this most likely to be my grandfather's watch and not my father's.

It does run for short periods but winding is extremely stiff and I now going to have to find someone who can service it in the UK, can anybody give me any recommendations with contact details please. I would be very grateful for any other information about the name and style of the watch.
Simon freese would be my first port of call
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If you have a Serial number on the Movement, you can date it via:-

https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/ ... er/waltham

I couldnt see one - at least not legible - good luck

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treyford wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:17 pm An update from my earlier post. I went to my favourite AD and they help me open the case. Attached is photo of the movement.

They also confirmed that the hallmarks on the reverse of the caseback shows that the case was made by Dennison in 1921 and the case is 9ct gold with a Birmingham Assay mark. It appears that the last time it was serviced was in 1957.

I now realise that this most likely to be my grandfather's watch and not my father's.

It does run for short periods but winding is extremely stiff and I now going to have to find someone who can service it in the UK, can anybody give me any recommendations with contact details please. I would be very grateful for any other information about the name and style of the watch.
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golfjunky wrote:
Simon freese would be my first port of call
I phoned Simon Freese this morning and he is going to send me a post package in the New Year and he will then see whether he is able to do a service and give me a quotation. Thanks for the recommendation.
Laird wrote:
If you have a Serial number on the Movement, you can date it via:-

https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/ ... er/waltham

I couldnt see one - at least not legible - good luck
I do have the Serial No. and if you check my earlier posts about this watch I have set out the response I got from pocketwatchdatabase but thanks for the suggestion.
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Apologies, not sure how I missed that !
treyford wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 4:05 pm
Laird wrote:
If you have a Serial number on the Movement, you can date it via:-

https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/ ... er/waltham

I couldnt see one - at least not legible - good luck
I do have the Serial No. and if you check my earlier posts about this watch I have set out the response I got from pocketwatchdatabase but thanks for the suggestion.
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This particular Seiko was my first ever watch; mother bought it for me with green shield stamps. I've still got that watch but it's rather beaten up.
This example came to me through EBay and it not only looks good but keeps good time. Might do with a strip/clean/service though.
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The latest one in; Seamaster chronograph from 1973. It’s had a full rebuild from an Omega certified watchmaker and it looks like it’s becoming a favourite.

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Some of mine:

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Poljot Big Ufo

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Nice old Vostok

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A personal fave: 1960s Zenith Defy on ladder bracelet

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Prim Sport 1 diver from the 1960s

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1980s Eterna

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Another fave - 1960s Rado

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Raketa UFO

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Cool Ricoh with faceted crystal.
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^^^^ Very nice collection you have going there. :clap:
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Some more

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Rado was always original and groovy!

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Poljot Ufo. Great case shape.

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Another cool prim

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Early 1970s Zenith Defy with nice markers

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Raketa Copernicus

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This Prim still looks fresh.

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Rado Diastar with sandstone dial and faceted crystal.
I have several Diastars.
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