Back from hols and bought a souvenir of St Ives. Didn't like the mesh strap, so onto a NATO when I got back.[url="http://s716.photobucket.com/user/rstinch/media/001_zpse81812a8.jpg.html"][img]http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww167/rstinch/001_zpse81812a8.jpg[/img][/url] Should have posted this in the Japanese forum.
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What's the time keeping like?
[/quote] Mine gains about 20 seconds a day, fine by me as I don't like watches to lose time and in my experience it may well settle down to lose a little less.
Mine arrived today. I asked Roy to fit silver 'Dauphine' hands which I think suit the font of the indices on the dial. The indices are a silver grey colour and with Roy's silver logo I think it all ties together nicely. The watch seems to have a nice balance between military and dress style and with the manual movement and good quality case it certainly is a reasonable price. [URL=http://s716.photobucket.com/user/rstinch/media/010_zps150cbb34.jpg.html][IMG]http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww167/rstinch/010_zps150cbb34.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
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Decision made and Watch ordered, colour of Minute and hour hands is now a much darker blue.
Thanks for the input from the few that replied, much appreciated.
Any one else going to buy one of these either in the black or white dial?
Yes I wanted a manual wind in this size with no date, my RLT78 with silver Dauphine hands should be arriving tomorrow. I think the 78 & 79 are similar to the 44 & 45 Roy produced some time ago (link attached) although those had auto movements and the 44 had a date. [url="http://www.rltwatches.co.uk/rlt_guide.htm"]http://www.rltwatches.co.uk/rlt_guide.htm[/url]
Anyone have any information about the manufacturer of Classic. I recently purchased this Circa 1960s NOS. It has an ETA 25 jewelled 2472 auto movement. Water resistant to 600ft/18atm, thick domed plexiglass? with magnifier underneath, strap is original 20mm tapering to 16mm. My watchmaker said the whole thing including the movement (already serviced ) is pristine although the seal has gone soft. He relumed the hands as a small piece was loose on the minute hand. He matched the colour of the indices as close as he could, they look white in the photo but match quite well in daylight.[url="http://s716.photobucket.com/user/rstinch/media/009_zps0d503c81.jpg.html"][img]http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww167/rstinch/009_zps0d503c81.jpg[/img][/url][url="http://s716.photobucket.com/user/rstinch/media/015_zps717f8689.jpg.html"][img]http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww167/rstinch/015_zps717f8689.jpg[/img][/url][url="http://s716.photobucket.com/user/rstinch/media/026_zps79808409.jpg.html"][img]http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww167/rstinch/026_zps79808409.jpg[/img][/url]
Tell us a bit more about that one. Never seen one before but I do like that.
[/quote] Thanks. I was going to post a topic to see if anyone knew anything about the manufacturer. It's New Old stock circa 1960s, has ETA 2472 25 jewel auto movement & water resistant to 600ft/18atm (wouldn't trust the seal now though). I like both the red date and the fact that the magnifier is under the crystal.
Jessops haven't gone completely. I was recently after a Ricoh GR camera and discovered there was still a store in Bristol and phoned them. I was told that a number of key stores around the country have been bought and were trading under new ownership since April. In fact if Bristol was anything to go by they had too many stores anyway.
My son is early twenties relies totally on his iPhone 5 but also loves the 1950s vintage mechanical watch I bought him. I don't think the wrist watch (which as people have said is one of the few 'jewellery' items men wear) will go completely. Many will continue to be fashion statements and perhaps described as 'lower end' of the market and maybe people will want to go in store to see and try.
I wish the manufacturers of expensive quartz watches would value their products more and show a little more care in assembly. I have seen so many costing Â£100s & even 1000s with the seconds hand flapping around nowhere near the indices. A watch accurate to a second or two a week or even a month should at least point to the seconds accurately.