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  1. Interesting site! I'd not come across that one before. Listed on there is also this absolutely drop dead gorgeous Hamilton: Droooooool!
  2. I didn't look at the listing/dimensions closely, just spotted it browsing. Looks similar..? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Ingersoll-Sealion-Racing-Watch/143157900703?hash=item2154e0359f:g:H7AAAOSwHQxcfQ3V:rk:1:pf:0 Lovely watch! Not exactly one to rob the bezel from
  3. Thanks for the replies all, extremely useful. The movement looks really clean, i removed the previous dead battery and in doing so checked the condition of the terminals, again they look fine to my eye. I think, as alluded to above, my best step is to try with another battery (which re-check the termninals when fitting) and if still no good then i will have a mate check the voltage etc (I don't have multimeter unfortunately). I do spy a couple of small round pads as described so that looks like where I shoudl be heading to test this. Now i think about it and reading the above, i did actually manage to get the seonnd hand moving by gently encouraging the gear train, so I'm thinking electrical. Anyway, thanks agian and i will report back
  4. Hi All, I recently purchased a lovely Tissot PRS516 diver. The watch was purchased as requiring a battery, I duly replaced it but the watch won't run. I've ordered a new battery in case the one I fitted was a dud, but is there anything else I'm missing? There isn't a re start procedure on these or anything? Cheers!
  5. That, sir, is quite some watch storage/display solution!!!! Very very nice indeed
  6. 50s Tissot Antimagnetique 'jumbo'/oversize. I have a soft spot for Tissot's and their Antimagnetique line in particular. 38-40mm is my ideal watch size, so the jumbo variants (38mm) fit the bill perfectly. I love the contrast of the slightly worn dial and polished case on this one.
  7. Sorry, did you make that case back? That looks incredible! I guess, thinking about it looking at that picture, it's a case of machining a case back and then slotting a crystal into it. I also suspect it's one of those where it's easy to explain but difficult to do well/right! I have a watch for which I have been considering how good it would look with a clear back, hence my interest! Cheers
  8. The kind of informative and comprehensive replies that are typical on here - thanks so much. Yes it unfortunately doesn't have a crown either, so I'd need to source a screw down crown that fit as well, which might prove a little tricky. I kinda like the idea of swapping the movement for another though, might be a fun little project. Will have a think on all this. As you asked, here is the front of it. I actually *gets ready to run* don't think it looks too bad :/ Ok, when you get in close you notice actually the numbers don't look quite right, the bezel doesn't line up exactly at 12, but at a sideways glance..... No? Anyone?
  9. What a lovely old watch! Can't recall ever seeing another. Totally 100% agree the red bezel completely transforms it, but yes even with my well-honed Googling/watch findings skills I can only find two other examples 1) that one you mention on Catiwiki 2) one linked on 'Worthpoint' that sold on eBay probably yonks ago: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/mens-vintage-ingersoll-sealion-world-251585167 Tough one there mate. I'll certainly dig this thread out if i ever spot another on my travels though!
  10. Always like CMYA watches (had a stunning 'Watersport' a while back) and that looks like a cracker!
  11. A few things missing here to my eye: 1) An introduction 2) Watch pics 3) More watch pics Welcome aboard! Fairly new myself but there's a wealth of information and friendly/knowledgeable members on here.
  12. Hi Y'all, Could anyone help me identify this movement at all please? I need to try to source a stem/crown for it as it came to me without either. I suspect some sort of cheapy Chinese (or other) effort? I mean, it sits in the back of a fake Omega Seamaster so I doubt we're talking high end here However, my mate likes the watch so I'd like to try and get it sorted for him. Thanks in advance.
  13. Hi All, Something to brighten up a gloomy day! Picked up this absolutely stunning old Tudor 9ct gold recently. According to the previous (original) owner it had barely been out of the box in his ownership since it was presented to him in the 1970s as a long service award (happily for future owners it wasn't engraved). Original strap (transferred off for now in favour of something more my taste), signed buckle, signed crown, and all of the original box and paperwork in absolutely mint condition. You can tell it's hardly been worn when you wind it and adjust the hands, it still feels really 'tight' (but not too much as to indicate an issue!). Can't imagine there's too many out there that has all this in such fine condition. Very pleased with this find!
  14. Watch for me today is this lovely vintage Oris that I gave a little going over last night. Slightly on the smaller side for my personal taste but a nice old watch nonetheless.
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