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Today I decided to wear a Rolex Date with engine turned bezel, I haven't worn this watch in some time but it used to be a daily wearer for many years. I replaced the seal on its sister yesterday and replaced the seal on this one today and so decided to wear it afterwards.

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Today is another Mondia day.

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Another eBay spares or repair bargain that had had a hard life. If you look closely you can see between the 28 and 29 minute ticks, and at the 57 minute tick there is a little blemish on the dial where a less careful tinkerer had used case clamp screws that were too long so they pushed into the back of the dial raising little bumps on the front.

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Today I am wearing one that I am fixing for a friend. How many times has this happened to you: "Hey can you take a look at this watch for me..." 

 

Issue: Rust damage.

Solution: Replaced Movement, Winding stem, Crown, Second hand, COA.

Approximate cost: $75.00

Estimated Value: Hopefully more than $75....

 

1950's Dugena Calendar Watch FHF 72-4n Movement.

 

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Some nice and interesting watches above, keep them coming. The Rado is a really cool design with the scratchproof tungsten bezel, also it is good that you can wear your Dad's watch and put it to use. Most of those I have seen have the date at 6 o`clock, I have never seen one with the date at 3 before now. Thanks for sharing.

 

The Enicar looks almost exactly like a Rolex Datejust on a gold/ss  jubilee bracelet at quick glance except for the cyclops lens, that is what I thought it was until I looked at it closer.

 

Today I picked an Acqua out to wear, it does need a new band puttinbg on it though. Nothing special but I like it anyway. 

 

 

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Thanks for the comment Geo. That's a very nice Enicar too. What's the guitar? Looks like it's a cedar top.

I like the Acqua too mk3. It's nicely uncluttered.

Today I've gone for a Bulova.

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As with most of my collection this 1979 diver was an eBay SoR in need of restoration. Scuffed up case, seized bezel with nearly all the paint missing, and a mangled hair spring in the in-house 23 jewel auto wind movement.

The cosmetics were easy to sort but the hair spring was completely fubar so a doner was tracked down.

The result is one of my favourites.

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Another Vertex Revue today, this time an "Allproof".

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These are really rather nice watches and in my opinion somewhat underrated.

I still have to sort out the lume on the hour hand on this but otherwise it was a pretty straight forward restoration.

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What's the guitar?

Hi Marc, it's a "TANGLEWOOD NASHVILLE IV TND ACOUSTIC GUITAR" and the top is solid spruce. It's an economy guitar, but the sound is absolutely brilliant for the money.

Oops I forgot it's watch of the day, so it's the old Harwood today.

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OK so the Rolex with all the diamonds was not actually mine,  this on the other hand is,  17 jewels, Hi beat and with a little tuning keeps very good time,  brand new off the Bay £9.   I do like a bargain and yes that's me in the flesh.

 

 

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Got me thinking Autowind, I haven't worn the old Chinese 'Rolex' for a while think I'll dig it out for this evening.

 

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Cant do wrist shots as mine make Guy the Gorillas look bald.

 

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Some more great watches, as usual, keep them coming!

 

OK yesterday I was out of town and didn't get chance to post the watch of the day so today I will post both yesterday and todays choices.

 

I decided something a little different was in order, I'm a bigger fan of mechanical watches but still wear lots of quartz and digital just because.

 

Yesterday I wore a talking watch which are actually good for driving and today I wore a Basis health watch that I had repaired a few weeks ago but was awaiting a new charger, the charger for it arrived while I was out so it has only just charged up so that I could sync and wear it today. These are actually pretty cool devices.

 

 

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Hi Marc, it's a "TANGLEWOOD NASHVILLE IV TND ACOUSTIC GUITAR" and the top is solid spruce. It's an economy guitar, but the sound is absolutely brilliant for the money.

Oops I forgot it's watch of the day, so it's the old Harwood today.

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There are some surprisingly good economy guitars out there, I have a Crafter D7 (solid cedar top on mahogany back and sides) which I picked up for peanuts at a boot sale last year and although I can't claim that it's the equal of my "posh" guitars it certainly outshines them in terms of bang for buck. The cedar top has a similar warmth to it's colour as yours does hence my question; it could just be that I need to calibrate the colour on my monitor :-)

 

Not wearing a watch right now but will post a WOTD in the morning.

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The WOTD for the past 2 days. I was out of town again so am posting the last couple of days worth.

 

I love the Timex Indiglo range, I have lots of these.

 

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After solving the issue with the balance, I've been wearing this one almost every day. She has been around for a while and shows signs of wear, but I just love her.

 

 

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I need to find a new strap for it. I am considering a thick leather or perhaps a Sinn style silicone band. We shall see.

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After solving the issue with the balance, I've been wearing this one almost every day. She has been around for a while and shows signs of wear, but I just love her.

 

 

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I need to find a new strap for it. I am considering a thick leather or perhaps a Sinn style silicone band. We shall see.

7S26-0029 I presume? Very nice, reminiscent of the 6309 & 7002 divers. Seiko spoil you in the States, we are only allowed the 7S26-0020 with the standard circular markers in the UK.

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