The wrist watch.

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Wild Root, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Seb Lucas

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    Nice to see a period watch again and a dignified dial with nice patina. Not sure I would compare the Tudor's ETA movement to those used by Rolex, but the casing quality is similar. Nice bit of horological history.
     
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  2. Trenchfriend

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    Jesus, I HATE sale/bargain table! :mad::D

    Diameter 38mm, that's ok! Sun-polish, all stainless-steel. My first slim-case watch. :)

    Life's good... :D:D:D
     

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  3. Ernest P Shackleton

    Ernest P Shackleton Practically Family

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    I really like these. Any place you'd recommend looking at them or a selection of the brand?
     
  4. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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  5. Trenchfriend

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  6. DavidTen

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    Beobachtungsuhr
     
  7. Ernest P Shackleton

    Ernest P Shackleton Practically Family

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    Hey fellas, what are the makes and models of those watches? For the newbie, it's handy information. Thanks.
     
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  8. DavidTen

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    Hi Ernest. My apologies. Mine is a replica of a German Observers Watch, or Beobachtungsuhr, manufactured by Laco. Laco is one of the original 5 manufacturers of this watch for use by the Luftwaffe from 1942 to 1945. It is known as the B dial configuration versus the standard A dial in use until 1941.


    Dave
     
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  9. Trenchfriend

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    You all know, that I just love to support the friendly-priced "working class" and no-bullshit watches, all people can afford. And I wanted a stretch-strap, after a long long time. So, here we are:

    Base metal, stainless steel back, stainless steel strap. The strap seems to be a typical one of the very popular, versatile "Fixoflex"-type straps.
    20 bucks, so I think, it's surely again the cheaper Morioka Singapore quartz inside. ;)

    The strap is much more comfortable, than I thought!
     

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  10. srahimian24

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    Here is my favorite by far

    1941 AAF Elgin A11
     

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  11. bearinfedora

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    No-Watch CM1-2821 (026/500)

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    Seagull 1963

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  13. bearinfedora

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    Амфибия Классика серии 96076

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  14. Edward Reed

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    Nice.... my favorite as well. Just last week I scored a perfectly working 1941 Elgin
    U.S. ARMY A.C. white dial (the other is my 1943 Elgin A-11.) Something so elegant about the early white one! I only paid $200 for it! the backside is a bit worn but still legible.

    U.S. ARMY A.C.
    Watch Navigation Hack
    Type A-11 Ser.No. 42-10791
    Ord.No. W535ac-18210
    Spec.No. 94-27834
    Mfgrs.Part No. 1768
    ELGIN

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  15. srahimian24

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    Those are fantastic!! Where did you get them? I've been trying to find a cleaner one
     
  16. Edward Reed

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    just plain old risky eBay! I took a chance on them.. and got lucky.
    I had the white dial authenticated/verified as 100% correct and original by a trusted source in the know. it also came with a theater made trench art aluminum wristband. (which is probably why the back was a bit worn down) a lot of guys used versions of these as the leather and cotton bands would catch on things and break. I was lucky in that I saw the white dial post within the hour it was posted with a "buy it now". claimed to have found it at an estate sale in FL. (don't they all say that? LOL!) it looked darned nice and I thought it may be a rebuild with replacement parts and figured for $200 it was still worth a chance so I bought it. lucked out that its the real thing and runs great! Now, my other one has a NOS replacement crystal part. A 1943 case 1944 movement. Being companies worked in "fiscal years: the movement could be very early 44 and still match the 43 case and still be the original match.. but who knows. I just like that it runs well. the backside of the black dial is corroded a bit. the plating has deteriorated a bit probably from wrist sweat over the years from previous owners. The white face case is almost flawless save a few very minor scratches and the wear on the engraving on the backside. ElginAC1.jpg
     
  17. bearinfedora

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    Svalbard Einzeiger CG11

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  19. Trenchfriend

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    Casio F91 black, today.

    Gimme five!! :D
     
  20. Kermit

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    Hi !
    Here is my 1930-1935 Roamer pilot watch. This type of watch is also called "1928 german pattern".
    41mm, rotating bezel, and a big crown that can be used with gloves.

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