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    Wow , Good Job ,.......big difference .
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    That's a Beauty ro63rto.....
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    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 .
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    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....
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    Very good . Whatever works ,...right ?
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    I see you Install your watch band opposite of what I usually have seen . ...Verrry Interesting....
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    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 .
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    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 .
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    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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    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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    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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    I like Jubilee bracelets also . It the one you have the larger link then another model ? I think it's strap code that has the option of for 2 link sizes . Not pos if it is them . I had about 2 different Dive bracelets on mine before the Marathon one I have on it came up in an auction I won . It came with both the Great Seal of the United States , and the Canadian Maple leaf deployment clasps . They can get pricy for some reason .
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    Good Luck with that Gout ro63rto , ..... Today I am sporting my Marathon GSAR ... I have a few different divers , but this one always feels like the real deal on the wrist ....
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    Colorful , fun watch for a cloudy day....Seiko Bellmatic in great shape .........
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    I took my Heuer Monaco by Tag Heuer for a spin........
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    Nice Omega JBerry , ... I too have seen the Turler logo on a few fine vintage watches . Kinda like Tiffany I imagine . While I will quickly admit that I am addicted to Hamilton watches new and old , I recently had the opportunity to service a vintage Gruen with a 480SS movement and was impressed with the interesting design it presented . Multiple winding barrels , levers , clicks , and srpings . Also very nice finishes to the movement parts . So I have been on a Gruen phase these days . They are nice ..... Here's one I recently acquired as a good deal because it was sold as a non-runner . The first pic is the sellers .
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    Time to get my Omega Speedmaster Triple Date Into the rotation .......
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    Hi Gryf , So , "He did verify that it’s a spring-wound movement and not quartz. He had a watchmaker inspect it a while back, and it was verified as an Omega." . ......... That made Verification easy . The strap being 14 MM indicates that this is probably a good size for your Sister .
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    I can't tell from the pics because of the lighting ,. so I can't see if the Omega logo is on the crown . And can't see if by chance there's any text between the lugs ,.....So , if it is a true Omega I am not sure . If it is , maybe it's a quartz . Maybe you can open the back with a rubber ball .
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    Thanks ,...Citizen has some nice , and different vintage watches . The Aqualand diver for example ...
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    I put away the fancy stuff and pulled out this Citizen "Orca" Eco-Drive Titanium watch for today . This has to be the lightest watch I have . And does it ever glow in the dark .
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    Happy Thanksgiving all you watch loving' Turkeys..... Today I chose to wear a Tag Here Carrera caliber 16 . This model uses the Valjoux / ETA 7750 movement . This just happened to be the first watch I worked on with a 7750 . I opened the back of the watch when I first got it because the rotor would spin when it was hand wound , and I wanted to clean and lubricate the automatic assembly . Well , a part of the chronograph popped out and I had no Idea where it came from . I was sweating bullets , but I soon found out how much info is available for this caliber . Especially ETA's Swiss Lab walk thru tutorial for this and other models . This version has the likeness of race car driver Juan Manual Fangio featured on the case back . I can honestly say that this is one of the best feeling watches on the wrist that I own . It's one of those "You know it when you feel it " Pleasures . The Watch :
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    Baum & Mercier Capeland Automatoc that I picked up in a watch swap a few months ago . This came with the box and pillow . At first I just took a cursory look a this watch and thought it nothing special , so I put it away for a sale in the future . Then one day I had to attend to some business and was trying to decide which watch to wear . Since I rarely dress as formally as I had to for that meeting , I decided to wear a watch that fitted the occasion and opened the box with this watch ,.. and then realized how clean and contemporary looking this watch was, .so I choose to wear it and developed an appreciation for it . It doesn't look it because of it's pure round shape , but this watch is a tad over 39mm W/O the crown .
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    Also Andy , or anyone else interested ,...you can get a ton of Info on Sweephands vintage Citizen watch blog . Below is a link . https://sweep-hand.org/ Sweephand is a very knowledgeable fellow in all things vintage citizen and is a great guy to swap messages about Citizens with .
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    It is a nice classic , clean looking watch . I agree with your thoughts on becoming a throw away society . I feel that so many quartz watches that end up in dresser draws are an example and victim of that attitude . I vote that you find a new crystal for that puppy .
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