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On 2018-04-15 at 4:29 AM, anilv said:

Wearing a Fortis 'True-line' this Sunday. 

It's an automatic with an ETA 2452 inside. Bought it cheap a few years back as it was not running,  a service and it's running fine. It had a generic crown which I swapped out for a used original I had around.

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It has shrouded lugs which is a nice design feature and with the date at 1 o'clock it's quite a unique watch. 

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Foetus is a brand rich in historynd their recent models are quite ice but is sad that they had to declare bankruptcy last year..  Hope they make it through. 

Anilv 

Reminds me a lot of this recent acquisition, something about the case shape and dial really works for me.
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Wow.. this Seiko is practically NOS. Can you share a picture of the caseback?

TIA

 

16 hours ago, Tipsy said:

Reminds me a lot of this recent acquisition, something about the case shape and dial really works for me.
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54 minutes ago, noirrac1j said:

Oh nice Sicura! Does this have the venerable gold standard of pin pallets--BFG 158 31/7?

J

Hi Joe ,  I don't know much about these watches so I opened the caseback to take a peek and I did see the number 158 under the balance wheel ,...so I guess it is as you described .

 

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Yes it does! Its a good, strong movement that is relatively straightforward to overhaul. Your example looks nice & clean. It will probably many years of service, but If you ever need spare parts, I have plenty.

J

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5 hours ago, noirrac1j said:

Yes it does! Its a good, strong movement that is relatively straightforward to overhaul. Your example looks nice & clean. It will probably many years of service, but If you ever need spare parts, I have plenty.

J

Thanks Joe , Good to know you have my back on these parts .

The Best ,

Louis

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Hi Tipsy,

Nice Skyliner! Your post made me dig out mine and give it some wrist time. its not as nice as yours though but in actual use the wear in the dial is not really an issue.

I haven't opened it up as its working fine. Serial number dates it form July '67 which makes it 51 years old!

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On 4/25/2018 at 1:51 AM, Tipsy said:

Another Seiko from about the same time as the one above - Skyliner 6220 - 7970.

First watch I took apart, keeper that do not get that much wrist-time.

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1 hour ago, anilv said:

Hi Tipsy,

Nice Skyliner! Your post made me dig out mine and give it some wrist time. its not as nice as yours though but in actual use the wear in the dial is not really an issue.

I haven't opened it up as its working fine. Serial number dates it form July '67 which makes it 51 years old!

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Nice, the serial number on mine is 7700053 and when I run it to check - it also was made in Jul 67. There are some true vintage gems right before the quartz crisis.

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