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

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

  1. HanauMan

    HanauMan Practically Family

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    Right, I gotcha. I note that your watch is actually different to mine in a couple of ways besides the size: the small dials are in different positions and there are minute numbers on the face.

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  2. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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  3. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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  4. Talbot

    Talbot One Too Many

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    Yes running seconds is on the other side. Also, yours is larger - 42mm in diameter whereas mine is 38mm.

    Speedy's are an iconic piece with a great history, wear it well.
     
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  5. GJH

    GJH New in Town

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    1929 Illinois Guardsman
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  6. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    I think I'm in love!
     
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  7. GJH

    GJH New in Town

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    Here you go David...
    This is one in White Gold Filled, with plain bezel. The Guardsman is a big favorite of Illinois collectors.

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  8. ShanghaiJack

    ShanghaiJack One of the Regulars

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  9. MikePotts

    MikePotts Practically Family

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    A nice little gold plated Longines:

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    on a very finely made stunning dark brown shiny band.
     
  10. Talbot

    Talbot One Too Many

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  11. GJH

    GJH New in Town

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    Here is a fun one, This is the 1929 Illinois Manhattan (New Yorker with Metal band)
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  12. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    A monument of watch. :D
     
  13. busmatt

    busmatt New in Town

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    My daily carry

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    C:1908 Labrador

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  14. viclip

    viclip Practically Family

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    Very niuce busmatt.

    Is that a private label vintage pocket watch?

    If so I'd be interested to know whether you've identified the manufacturer, with details of course!
     
  15. busmatt

    busmatt New in Town

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    Yes, it’s a Ladrador, an early brand of Omega, retailed by Allworthy brothers

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  16. Yahoody

    Yahoody A-List Customer

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    My Great Grandfather's watch. Made in 1891. Keeps time as well or better than my Rolex which is @ +1.5 sec.

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  17. viclip

    viclip Practically Family

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    That's a very nice movement as well, thanks for posting
     
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  18. viclip

    viclip Practically Family

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    Nothing surprising about a railroad standard Waltham of grade "Vanguard" keeping excellent time!

    Those 23 jewel 18s Model 1892 pocket watches were & continue to be world-class timekeepers. It looks like the watch has diamond balance staff cap jewels.

    I'll bet that your great-grandfather & other ancestors kept it well maintained. These things will last for hundreds of years if regularly cleaned & oiled ... wear it proudly during your custodianship.
     
  19. William G.

    William G. One of the Regulars

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    This is the only vintage piece in my rotation, I usually wear it with suits. I think it's from the late '70s, I found it in a pawn shop about ten years ago and the guy working the counter sold it to me for $10 under the agreement that I wouldn't bring it back if it didn't run or wouldn't keep time (it was marked $65). I paid $5 for a jeweler to put a battery in and it's kept perfect time ever since. I think I got a bargain.

    I've got a mid-2000s rectangular Buluva that is 30mm wide, and this Seiko is noticably smaller, but I'm not sure exactly how wide it is (26mm, maybe).
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    Someday I want a mid-60s Omega Seamaster, but I've got nowhere around here that I would remotely trust to service it.

    If anybody is interested, I have my whole watch rotation in an Imugr album here: https://imgur.com/a/ItRKqtH
     
  20. -Ariel-

    -Ariel- New in Town

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    The soviet military style "Commander's" from the 1960s.
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