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Omega Dynamic Geneve

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King seiko 5626
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Love this one... I think it works better in gold than in steel.


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Blumus diver, 40 mm, screw down crown and caseback, lumed bakelite bezel.

German company, swiss made.

On Squale bracelet I had laying around.

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1961 Omega 286 for a quiet day working from home.


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Borgel WW1 1916 Trench Watch with Longines movement.

Asprey dial mark - famous London jeweller with Royal warrant.
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^^^^ That's one hell of a watch Tony. :thumbup: :thumbup:

What sort of time does it keep? Sterling Silver case? '925' Hallmark?

What's the WR rating on it? :wink: :wink:

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Tue Jan 31, 2023 11:52 pm ^^^^ That's one hell of a watch Tony. :thumbup: :thumbup:

What sort of time does it keep? Sterling Silver case? '925' Hallmark?

What's the WR rating on it? :wink: :wink:

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Yes, sterling silver case.

Have two of these Borgel cases ( sold one of my other ones as it had radioactive hands which was a little unsettling 😳) - the threaded mounting of the bezel, dial and movement as one unit, into the case, is such a unique and unusual system.

And I love the unique stem and onion crown. They hadn't managed to get the hand setting factored into the keyless works at this point so there's a separate push pin for setting the hands - like an old pockey watch system.
I always enjoy dismantling the watch for curious inquisitors. You pull out the spring loaded stem and rest the onion crown on the side of the stem's cylindrical cover, which then allows you to turn the bezel anti-clockwise, which takes with it the movement etc. After several full turns, you end up with the two parts of the watch shown in the first image above.

I believe from research that the Borgel case design was one of the earliest attempts at a watertight case - a precursor to the Oyster case.

No, I haven't tested it in water💧😒💧

Timekeeping not too bad - at least it doesn't lose time enough for it to be noticeable over a 24 hour wear.

I love the sound of it - tick, tock, tick, tock♥️

And over 105 years old - now that's what I call a quality made watch👍
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1942 Omega BUMPER ( my Dad's birth year)

Not totally convinced the dial should have Chronometer stamped on it though? :-(, but still like the watch all the same - classic, dressy style
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Quick shot of the gold-capped Dynamic (1971).

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Jumping Hour anybody?
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Old school Sandhurst this afternoon
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