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03-25-2017, 03:28 AM - 1 Like   #226
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QuoteOriginally posted by kadajawi Quote
If you want to know the time, look at your phone..
When I can find my phone.

I wear a Pebble watch (I got for free) so I know when someone has called me or sent me a message. Then I go looking for my mobile which I rarely use (a $30 pre-paid lasts me 6 months or more).

Occasionally, I'll wear my Seiko orange solar-charged watch to keep it charged.

I had an Omega Speedmaster I bought new back in about 1973 as shown in the last image above but, after a while, I never wore it as I kept forgetting to wind it up - so I sold it for $400. I was probably ripped off.

I do have an Omega gold watch I was given by my employer for 30 years service back in 1996. I've never worn it but my wife has. It needs a new battery. Is it a DeVille Jubilee? It does look like this one: https://www.omegawatches.com/watches/de-ville/jubilee/79102301/

Can anyone identify it. The warranty card has a ref. 7910.23.0n (the last digit is indecipherable).

Back when I got it, the valuation for insurance was about A$3,500



This fob watch was given to my wife about 50+ years ago when she worked for a jeweller whilst still at school. It was a trade-in and the jeweller didn't want it.




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From the sublime to the mundane...

My "old pal"
Walmart, 1992, $4.44 including battery.
Accurate and Not a lick of trouble in all these years.

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RGM chronograph. My 1st nice watch. I bought this particular watch because I loved the detail and the fact it was made in America. I believe watches are made to be worn, so this has been worn a lot. I've gotten more compliments on this particular watch than all the others I have, or had.
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How about a Christopher Ward Five Day Chronometer Movement. I think it's beautiful

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Very pretty indeed!
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My new daily beater arrived today
I hope she will be around for the next couple decades. Just like her predecessors.
Seiko Prospex GMT kinetic divers SUN 023.
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QuoteOriginally posted by larryinlc Quote
How about a Christopher Ward Five Day Chronometer Movement. I think it's beautiful
Great this Christopher Ward... how about it's front ?

Enjoy man

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The front before I put a leather strap on it.

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Calling all watch collectors...

I'd love to see which of us on PF are watch lovers. Show me your favorites!



My Croton with Swiss-made ETA 2824-2 movement, sporting the Maryland Flag NATO.



Waltham 17J Jump-Hour Automatic, Mid 1960s



What to wear? A collection of my watches laid out on a dress shirt while I decide. Bulova Marine Star, Invicta Automatic (Miyota Movement), Seiko Quartz from the flea market, Seiko Chronograph, and an Invicta Diablo II.

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One final post. For now



The new hotness; my Seiko Solar Alarm Chronograph, found 50% off at JC Penney. I love this thing!
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Nice shots. I like your Waltham! I had a similar one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Nice shots. I like your Waltham! I had a similar one.
Thank you! It's certainly unique and a quality piece. I bought it from eBay as a wreck and after clean up and a new leather strap, it looks sensational. There are some really beautiful watches in this thread.
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These two I received for a friend in the mid eighties, are from the fifties. I just love their old fashioned style, even more than my more expensive watches. The one on the right ( an early bumper automatic) was given to me, out of its case and missing a hand and crown. The empty case appeared to covered in a tar-like substance. When I got home, I wound up the 'insides' and left it overnight. In the morning, the remaining hour hand seemed to be keeping time, so I set about cleaning up the case. This was in the eighties, when there were still jewelers who fixed watches, so I was able to get a new crystal, crown and hand, and the watch re-inserted into its case for some $60. The watch kept time within 5 sec a day thereafter. The second Omega is a later date model, and was at least in one piece. It too was taken to to the same jeweler for a service. I haven't worn it since that service over 30 years ago, but just checked it over the last few days, and it is losing 8 seconds a day. The last of the mechanical watchmakers are dying out, leaving only the elite manufacturers to service their products. I was quoted $1800 plus tax when in Canada last month, to service my Rolex. How long can this go on?
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This is my favourite watch. Sadly, the dial is in need of a restoration, and the crystal can do with a replacement and the crown has lost it's plating, but it's my favourite everyday watch.

Richelieu is a French make, but the watch is a GSW movement, Swiss made, 1940's.
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Watches?! Haha! You hit one of my passions!
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