Let's see your mechanical watches

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Dr Roly, May 19, 2014.

  1. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    That looks awesome!!! While I do not have any wrist watches with shaped cases like that I have a few 12 size pocket watches from the 20's that are just like that. Here are two Elgin's I have at hand....
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  2. MrCairo

    MrCairo Familiar Face

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    Superb. I am a big fan of odd shapes, especially square, rectangular and tonneau shapes. I have a Bulova incoming with more or less an identical case to your 47 Excellency, but with white dial. Here is a pic from the seller:

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  3. MrCairo

    MrCairo Familiar Face

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    Late 1960s Longines ref. 7839-4 with manual calibre 284:


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  4. Cryssarn

    Cryssarn New in Town

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    Many have come and gone, here's the ones I have right now. The omega might get sold soon
     
  5. MtnBob

    MtnBob New in Town

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    I had a nice vintage Speedmaster because every watch collector “has” to have one. It didn’t get a lot of wear, and I finally sold it. I don’t miss it.

    My Daytona fills the chrono need, and I may add a Dato Perpetual at some point. Nice collection you have!
     
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  6. Talbot

    Talbot One Too Many

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    I like reduced Speedies, they are really undervalued.
     
  7. cubex

    cubex New in Town

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    new here!; my Bulova A17A that I recently got from the original owner. 1959 date code with 2 services.
     

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  8. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    What do you mean by "2 Services?" Don't know much about watches except how to read them, so please excuse my ignorance if this is a stupid question.

    Welcome to the Lounge. PC
     
  9. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    It means (I assume) the markings inside the case (made by a watchmaker) indicate it was serviced at least twice in its life. A watch typically needs a service every 5 years but some people are willing to wait ten. Newer watches and new lubricants can make this possible but generally you wouldn't drive a car without regular servicing, nor should you wear a watch....etc.
     
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  10. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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    Bulova Director 1955
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  11. redlinerobert

    redlinerobert One of the Regulars

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    My Patek Minute Repeater. It's currently being serviced at the factory.
     

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  12. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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    Vintage 1950 Elgin that arrived today
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  13. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Ok, here are three more from the "drawer of hidden mechanical history".........(my watch drawer:rolleyes:).

    From left to right 1936 Bulova step case "Senator" 15 Jewel adj with proper correct period band, next in the middle is a 1940 Bulova long case "Dean" 15 Jewel with ORIGINAL wristband as shown in this 1940 Sears ad (from the MyBulova site).
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    {I need to get some of these awesome ads if I am to keep accumulating these watches!! Though now that I think about it, I probably have some in the many old catalogs I have......:rolleyes:..But hey, one can always use more!!!;)}

    And lastly on the right, a 1949 Bulova "Minute Man" with a 21 jewel upgrade movement.
    I really like these old watches!!!!:):)
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  14. So33

    So33 One of the Regulars

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    image.jpeg First foray into automatic watches, been wearing this most days since Christmas.
    My next automatic will have a longer reserve time. This Propilot has 36 hour reserve. When I leave it off for day or so the reserve is used up.
    Been pleased with it overall. image.jpeg
     
  15. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    1949, "Lord Elgin" model 4611, with the retro 30's look many watch companies including Bulova were designing at this time. This one has the 626 21 jewel "DuroPower" movement with 4 adjustments ( When fully wound, it will run 50 hours). Came with the original Bakelite clam-shell hinge display box and the "shelf box" too!!!!
    This is one nice watch and one of my favorites as it does indeed emulate the long case watches of the 30's I like so much. A great mid-century "modern" watch with a (then) retro feel!!!!!!:)
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  16. Zoo

    Zoo Familiar Face

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    Something with a bit of a 1970s feel.
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  17. Colin G

    Colin G One Too Many

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    thumbnail_IMG_0188.jpg This one is my favourite of the few I own.
     
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  18. Nykwil

    Nykwil Familiar Face

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    Seiko Coral Sumo.

    It sucks.
     
  19. Zoo

    Zoo Familiar Face

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    Kitten is new to the family, the watch is not. IMG_20200621_174720044~2.jpg
     
  20. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Really nice watch; excellent kitten.
     
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