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  1. ricardopalamino

    Watch of Today

    Hi , I have seen Seiko Pulsar , and Seiko Alba , produce "spoon" models . Both are Seiko Sub-brands .
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    Watch of Today

    " I've read that the backs aren't removable except by a factory service center (snicker). Was doing so difficult? " No , because the back crystal was cracked it was easy to remove . Repairing the watch was straight forward after that and I THINK I re-installed an armored crystal .
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    Watch of Today

    While I have seen the asking price on these all over the place , It is a well made watch with an ETA Movement , so hang in there until the right one comes along as they always seem to do .
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    Watch of Today

    Hi AndyHull , I have a Swatch Irony Body and Soul that is an Automatic and has the original watchband .. The case front looks like your quartz unit . These pics are from the internet for display , but mine is exactly the same . I got mine for [ the good price of $25 ] , because The back crystal was cracked and the watch was not running at the time . because of the cracked crystal I was able to remove it , repair the watch, and install a new crystal . On YouTube , Mark from Long Island Watch often wears his similar Swatch Irony Body and Soul , and shows it on a wrist check .
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    Watch of Today

    Wow , Good Job ,.......big difference .
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    Watch of Today

    That's a Beauty ro63rto.....
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    Watch of Today

    Here's another Blue Dialed Seiko . This time a 5606-5039 . My phone camera really does not capture the sharp lines of the watch or the sharp differences between the Brushed top and the polished sides of the watch and the blemish free crystal .. Production date was April 1972 .
  8. ricardopalamino

    Watch of Today

    My big dilemma for today was which blue dialed vintage Seiko am I going to wear ? First I tried my Seiko 6119-5411 which is definitely a favorite of mine I think , because for one reason or another It took me for what seemed an eternity to finally get this watch running and looking good to my satisfaction . I love the UFO shape....... ET , where are you ? or my Mad Men wannabe Seiko Actus... 7019-5040 .... well , as usual ,...I'm having a hard time making a descision on this matter so I'm going to flip a coin and see what destiny has in mind . to be continued....
  9. ricardopalamino

    Watch of Today

    Very good . Whatever works ,...right ?
  10. ricardopalamino

    Watch of Today

    I see you Install your watch band opposite of what I usually have seen . ...Verrry Interesting....
  11. ricardopalamino

    Watch of Today

    I did change out the watch band to one I had in my stash . A JB Champion Fine Mesh Bracelet . I have decided to list this one as I checked and have another in my collection already .
  12. ricardopalamino

    Watch of Today

    Thank You JerseyMo , I was sure you would come through with a correct ID on this watch . I thought it was a Marlin or at least a Mercury . Last night I was doing a search to see if I could ID this watch . Would you know what the difference is between the Marlin and Mercury . They seem to be similar as far as I have seen .
  13. ricardopalamino

    Watch of Today

    Thanks ,...I lucked out . Usually I am too late on craigslist finds . I got 2 Omegas , ..working now . Cal 254 & 255 2 hand wind Timex 1 Timex electric with the original Timex type A battery still in it......see what I can do with this one since it's been a while since I tackled one of these babies . 1 nice looking 17 jewel Swiss made vintage rectangle case with sub dial "Valjean " Hand wind watch..needs to be serviced.... 1 Seiko SQ , blue dial all original and running with a new battery . I may install a new crystal and band after I clean it . And Last , but not least , a nice looking Swatch Quartz . running with a new battery . It has a clean dial with the day/date stacked at 6 o'clock , and a clear see thru case . I think I'll put a new band on it and give it to my Daughter-in-law . She enjoys a horological surprise once in a while . The craigslist seller said he has boxes and boxes of watches he is still going through and is supposed to give me a call if he finds anything he thinks I would be Interested in . I've got my digits crossed . One more thing ,...I love your Omega and those carbon fiber bands are cool . In fact you"re too cool for school for not trying to be so cool . That's cool !!
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    Watch of Today

    I picked up a few watches yesterday . One of them was this Omega Jumbo Hand wind cal 255 piece . I also picked up a Cal 254 with the lot I got from a local craigslist ad , The seller had a truckload of used watches , but most were cheap , quartz watches that hadn't worked in a while . I was able to Pick up 8 watches that to me had some potential for collecting or resale if they work after cleaning , and installing new batteries on about 4 of them . One of them was a hand wind Timex Marlin that is working and looking good . Anyway , this Omega 255 was fully wound , but not working . I took off the back and the first thing I noticed was quite a few Watchmakers ID's scratched into the case back . On closer inspection I noticed that the 2nd to last coil on this Brueget hairspring was wrapped around the regulating arm . Not bent in any way , just installed improperly . After correcting that situation , the watch took off running and has been keeping accurate time since Yesterday . The case measures in at 35.5 mm W/O crown , And the watch has a nice size presence on the wrist for a vintage watch . I believe this watch is from the 60's . I have to get more into how to date Omegas ,....one of these days . The Omega 255..... And the Hand wind , waterproof Timex ,...Marlin... [I THINK ....]
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    Watch of Today

    Been a while since I wore my Hamilton 2001 Odyssee.....Commissioned for the movie ,.....but never used.... Case back Pic borrowed from the internet to show the Hamilton Fontainebleau styling .
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