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43 minutes ago, KelSolaar said:

Hey, snap! Mines actually a tsar. I'm a sucker for jubes, so I put it on this Strapcode Angus Jubilee:

 

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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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32 minutes ago, ricardopalamino said:

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 . 

Yes, I think the Angus is the newer and larger of the 2 styles of jubilee that strapcode sell. Thought it best to go for that due to the height of the marathon watch. 

Good find to get them from an auction. The marathon straps are quite nice. I have a neutral one (no seal or maple leaf).

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Today It´s time to present some Swedish coolness, Lagonda. This brand was a mail order watch from the late 40's and onward to an for me unknown date. It was an OEM watch made for a mail order company in Gothenburg.
They came with a wide range of movement's from Felsa, AS, ST, ETA and many others and up to a whooping 41 jewels (no idea where the amount of jewels would go). 
This watch is a Lagonda Amiral Sport, naval and sports what a great combo ! (Amiral = swedish for Admiral).
Powered with an AS/ST 1950/51 it's hammering away with a beat of 21600 A/h against your wrist.

A great fun for a great price..

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Interesting to see & to read something about the Swedish watch history ..... I knew about the Swedish standing clocks, but Swedish wrist-watches, not so ;)

And yes, a "cool" design :biggrin:

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Lagonda .. nice watch and a nice car ..


A mellow yellow golden boy, Tissot Stylist from the mid 70's. Perfect for a Wednesday as this when it's dark in the morning going to work and dark in the evening 
coming from work...
This one is powered by a Tissot 2541. Tick rate is around 21600 A/h. 

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Maybe this is more to everyone's taste.

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It doesn't really count as my watch of the day though since it is still in transit, and in need of some TLC before I can wear it.

On the plus side its not every day you get a watch named after you. Queue the 'I didn't know your name was "The Hatton"' .. quips.

It easily blew my 404 budget I must confess.

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Andrew & Co.. looks the previous owner used slightly too small dies in the glass press, it will turn into a real gem in your hands.
I'm eager to see the movement in that one.( Hopefully maybe  Amida cal 515 or 535 which i never seen before..)
 

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Cortibert Spirofix. Sometimes you just don't have any intentions to buy any new watches, but then all of a sudden your curiosity hits like a 5 pound meat club.
The inner voice says "Spirofix wounder what kind of movement a watch called like that uses" and boom the poltergeist in your laptop has ordered it and it is on it's way.
When it arrives I silence my inner voices with the argument that I have to practice to make perfect....
Inside it one can find a Corbert Cal.677 cough fin at 18000A/h.
I haven't cleaned the dial and exterior yet (bought it two years ago) but it is in the plans, like with cars my philosophy is "Check the engine first !" if it don't run it's done.

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On 12/13/2018 at 6:03 AM, HSL said:

....  if it don't run it's done.

 

If it don't run, its more fun. I at least like to get to the point where I put it in the "for spare parts" pile, so figuring out why "it don't run" keeps me amused for a while. I do have a couple of "well it kinda runs.. sort of.." watches that I will eventually figure out when I get more time to tinker with them, they are in the "on its final warning before it goes for spare parts" pile. 

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Here comes a surprise  IWC Shaffhausen Watch Co.. Flatline Quartz.. Have I gone over to the dark side..
No curiosity killed the cat but not me, something with the high end quarts still resembles an mechanical movement, it just

misses an escapement and balance otherwise you find a 7 juvel train bridge and a nice movement work.
The powerhouse is an IWC C.2250 with the stamp of V8 promising an roar when applied on the wrist.
I have seen the V8 sign is associated with Tissot but it pops up on al the modern quarts movements and mechanical movements I have looked at lately, what does it stand for? 

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9 hours ago, HSL said:

Here comes a surprise  IWC Shaffhausen Watch Co.. Flatline Quartz.. Have I gone over to the dark side..

 

 

Yes, you HAVE gone over to the dark side...but its at the higher end of the spectrum.

J

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Back to a mechanical watch .. maybe not the most exiting since it´s not really vintage.. A Fortis Flieger 24h.
This is powered by a modest ETA 2893--2 stomping at 28800A/h . Well in about 40 years from now it's a real vintage watch.

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3 hours ago, MattWatch said:

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.

I like this....has a beautiful look reminiscent of Omega constellation from the 50's.

 

J

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CYMA Navy Star with an Automatic Movement Cal.824.00 ticking away at 21600 A/h. The good thing with airing your movements once now and then is you get to know when it's time for a service.
This little rascal has an action on the day setting which I don't like so I will not push it to much before servicing it.

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