Let's See Your Watches! The Vintage Watch Thread.

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Chamorro, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Vornholt

    Vornholt One of the Regulars

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    Correct me if need be, but I think a Ranchero should have the large arrow hands. It looks like those have been replaced at some point.
     
  2. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    actually, in 1960 they came with both the arrow and the Dauphine hands. I wish mine were arrow, but hey, I love the watch!
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    This is from Omega's site...
     
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  3. Warbaby

    Warbaby One Too Many

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    On my recent trip to Ottawa to visit my ex and my daughter, my ex gave me this vintage Omega automatic that belonged to her father. Nice watch. Nice ex...

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  4. Was the crown out for setting or is it always like that?
     
  5. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Nice one, WB. All my ex wives ever did was take. :(
     
  6. Annixter

    Annixter Practically Family

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    My opera watch. Elgin s10, model 3, 17 jewel unadjusted, with a gold-filled 25-year case. The movement dates to 1923 and the case dates to 1931. Pictures really don't do justice.

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  7. An interesting watch that illustrated the period when pocket watches were on their way out. They got smaller and smaller until they ended up on your wrist only. :D
    I was just running down some batteries for my Accutron wristwatches today.
     
  8. Annixter

    Annixter Practically Family

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    You should see the 1906 Elgin size 0 pendant hunter-case watch I purchased and had COA'd for the gal. I'm surprised wristwatch manufacturing processes didn't develop on the large scale and in mainstream until decades later.
     
  9. Warbaby

    Warbaby One Too Many

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    Slow reply. Duh.

    Yes, it was out for setting. When I photograph a watch, I always set the hands to watchmaker's time - 8:18. Just forgot to push it back in.
     
  10. Back then the manufacturers were perfectly happen to keep producing pocket watches for forever. Even their first wristwatches used those small pocket watch movement and dials in them. They were big too! They aren't as big as watches are today though. Some of them are ridiculously HUGE. I don't want Big Ben on my wrist thank you. :p
     
  11. Still a great looking watch. I am wearing my Omega Constellation right now. :p
     
  12. dh66

    dh66

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    Here's my only vintage watch.[​IMG]
    50's Caravelle, the workingman's Bulova. It was my grandfathers. He was a miner and lived in a four room house. I guess the low end was pretty high end for him.

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  13. dh66

    dh66

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    Not a technically vintage one, my wife gave it to me for Christmas in about '02 or '03. Kick it out if you want, figured I'd post what I had.

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  14. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I had a Ventura in rose gold with a black face, but it was stolen around '95.....
    I love those watches!
     
  15. dh66

    dh66

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    The first time I laid eyes on one back in the 80s I wanted one, but figured I'd never get one. They were like 59 Caddies - above my pay grade. I didn't know they were even making them anymore, so I was pretty stoked when I got it.

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  16. Those weren't poor quality. I think they still had jewels in the movement at that time didn't they?
    I replaced the batteries in two of my Accutrons today. They work fine now---even though they had been dead for a few years now. Sometimes the tuning forks get stuck if you let them sit like that. A good rap usually fixes it though.:p
     
  17. Those new ones weren't exactly cheap either. :p They are made on the same equipment if I remember correctly.
     
  18. dh66

    dh66

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    Way more so than a vintage one now days.;)


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  19. Warbaby

    Warbaby One Too Many

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    Can't remember if I've posted this one before, but I don't want to go through 220 pages to find out so here it is again if I did:

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    I found a Forstner band for it that matches it well - stainless with gold ends and clasp. Forstner bands are my favorite non-leather bands. Super comfortable.

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    The case is kind of unusual in that it's stainless steel with a solid 14K bezel and applied 14K caps on the lugs.

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  20. Perregauxs were high quality watches back then. They are still high quality watches that aren't cheap. The brand is one of those well kept secrets of the watch collector's world. :p
     

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