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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby John Arrowood » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:34 pm

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Here's one with a true 24-hour dial. It's a Raketa from Russia with a 16-jewel movement. I got it about 20 years ago. The case is gold plated and to my eye looks better than the micron gold plated cases of the same time period. If i ever knew how to use the second crown for setting the time zone location I have forgotten; I am guessing that the place name is set at the "v" at the 12/24 hour mark and time in the other places can be read from their positions around the dial.
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby watchguy » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:42 am

Very nice Raketa, John.
Here is one of my latest purchases. A Certina Triple-Date.

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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby veritas » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:01 pm

Neat watch Derek, how old is this one.
I am wearing my Seiko kinetic today, had the capacitor replaced.
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby watchguy » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:35 am

Thanks Kevin. I suspect it's from the 1950's to early 1960's, but I suppose it could be earlier. The base movement is a Record 107.
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby John Arrowood » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:22 pm

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Deuber Hampden "Man O' Fashion' and a scan of a page from the 1927 Sears Roebuck catalog with description and price.
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby John Arrowood » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:59 pm

Here's another swissonic/electrodyne/electronic watch. This one is marked 'Tradition' and Sears Roebuck. I think Tradition was Sears brand name. This one has an ESA 9154 movement also, but this movement is marked Y 2. Perhaps it's a later version of the movement. On this one the back is threaded and has to be removed to get to the battery instead of having a pop out plug. The battery is held in place by a strap.
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby 4thdimension » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:05 pm

Mido Oceanstar day/date with faux malachite dial

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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby brownsrplm » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:35 am

Figured this was a good post to resurrect from stagnation and I'm posting the watch of the day. I could keep this going daily for close to the next year, but will only post some of my more interesting choices. Today's watch is a Seiko three register chronograph, dating to 60's or early 70's. It is a 21J automatic 6139-7080. I have this one in brown and gold as well. Seiko's and their counterpart Citizen are my most prolific part of the collection and I have a soft spot for them. I own a few that have stories behind them and will post that along with them as I pull them out to wear.

Derek, If you are still active with crystal work I have an early Citizen that needs a new crystal. If you would please PM me and discuss terms with me? Regards...
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By the way Cort, love your Mido!! I own a multifort power-wind and a daystar myself.
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby perby » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:25 am

This Bulova Astronaut is my general wear wristwatch, Great looking and really accurate.
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby brownsrplm » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:16 am

I've always liked those and have my eye on a spaceview that I hope to acquire.
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby brownsrplm » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:04 pm

Today I am wearing an old Bulova automatic date-day SetOmatic. I like the bronze color it has and the fact that at precisely 12 O'clock it flips both date and day (I guess that's the setOmatic part).
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby brownsrplm » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:31 pm

Today I went a bit retro with my Seiko 5 21J auto. I love the sea green color and the old TV style case. This one was a bit unusual for me as it has all the original links and fit my wrist (8 1/2"). This one is case number 6119-5480.
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby MartyW » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:19 pm

This has been my daily watch for the past 35+ years that was recently serviced for the first time. I get up every morning (thank the Lord), wind it up, and I'm on my way. Very seldom do I switch off to my Vietnam era Hamilton military.

I have never worn a battery operated watch or a self-winder as the winding of my Rolex has become as routine as brushing my teeth or washing my face when I arise each morning.

In my years I have owned 2 Pateks, a Breitling, a Corum set into a $20.00 gold coin, and several other exotics, but have never mingled with folks who would appreciate those or whom I could impress.
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby brownsrplm » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:36 pm

Marty,
Never say never, at one time I owned a Breitling myself (a Chronomat)! Loved the watch, but as my luck would be there were bills to pay that I didn't have the cash for at the time, so bye, bye, watch :( I like your Rolex manual wind. I own quite a few high end Swiss manual winds that carry similar movements in them, don't mind doing a bit of winding in the morning myself. I have the same band that you have on your Hamilton. They are quite beefy and let you know there is something on the wrist.
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Re: Which wristwatch are you wearing today?

New postby MartyW » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:21 pm

Ray:

That band on the Hamilton is a $10.00 Walmart special and feels 100% better than that old military strap that came with it, and has a double locking feature.
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