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  1. I thought there ought to be a thread just for the Moonwatch. It's an iconic watch in it's own right and deserves it. It will also allow owners to show off their Speedies on a variety of straps and bands to provide others with inspiration on how it could look if dressed differently from standard issue. But to start off here is mine in "regulation" dress and, just back from Omega after a full service and clean up:
  2. I posted this purchase on here when I ordered it, but it arrived today and I am well and truly in love. I bought this watch at a crazy low price in order I can eventually sell it on at a good profit. It is a Cortebert mechanical watch, circa pre 1975, as Cortebert went out of business that year. They produced mechanisms for Rolex from the 50s onward. Although they aren't fetching massive money, they are becoming quite rare and the prices are rising. I have another Cortebert watch on it's way, and I am quite excited. The watch is in fantastic condition, and it's time keeping is absolutely spot on. Whilst the strap isn't original, it has been replaced with a Hirch quality lizard skin print strap that looks brilliant. Oh, I got this for £22. I should mention there is an image of a Mercedes watch below, and what ever I do I can NOT remove it. Please ignore it, as it is rubbish and should be sent to watch hell
  3. Men's Renis Watch for sale: Stylish Men's Vintage Renis 17j Incabloc Watch - cleaned,...
  4. What is your opinion? Real or Fake?
  5. Hi, Can someone tell me the specific model reference for the Tag Heuer 1887 Carrera V2 with silver dial, i.e CAR2010.??? or something of that sort. I come close but it is never the exact watch from the picture in the link below (the watch they only refer to as "Carrera 1887 version 2) https://www.calibre11.com/tag-heuer-carrera-1887-43mm/ Thanks in advance!
  6. Hello all i would like to share with you a pocket watch I've had for some time now. It's a golf plated 20 microns twin power. Inside the case has a service mark from 1973. I'm really not sure of the actual age maybe someone can help. Also anyone know what/of the 777 is regarding to base metal etc? And there's some numbers on the movement which I can't make out? enjoy
  7. My late grandad left me his watch. curious to know more about it I began to search online but I couldn't find any images of it. Any help? so far I know it's an Omega Constelation... *Constellation
  8. Men's 1960s Longines Cal 370 Watch in New Case - cleaned,... UK sale only - apologies to overseas Members
  9. Men's 1960s Marvin Dress Watch in New Case - cleaned, oil... This watch is available for sale worldwide.
  10. Hello, I've lost the count of how many pages I read about differences and similarities about the two models. A part from the design is there anyone in this forum that could tell me technical differences between the two watches in terms of mechanism and reliability? All articles I read end up saying that the mechanism is pretty much the same and a potential buyer is lead to buy one or the other simply by the design he/she likes the most, but what about precision and mechanism, what is the best considering this two aspects in the long term? I don't know how many times I asked this simple question at the shop and instead of receiving a technical answer I've always ended up with a reply based on "preference". Also looking at the technical aspects from Rolex the brand doesn't go against one or other (how they could?) model. It would be useful an opinion by whoever has one or the other model so I can make up my mind. Is anybody here that had the same issue at the time he was about to buy and choose between them? Thank you in advance, Best, Mike
  11. Hello, My name is Mark Para I am the founder of Carpathia Watch Co. from Chicago. I have spent the last year pursuing my passion for watches and design. Carpathia’s founder, designer, and watchmaker. I am a first-generation Polish-American, born in Chicago. A graphic artist by trade, I aspired to turn my lifelong passion for wristwatches into my main enterprise. I have designed watches for several other companies, and spent years collecting and restoring vintage timepieces. My love of antiques extends to my vast collection of watchmaker’s tools including an original 1920’s J.H. Rosburg watchmaker’s desk produced in Chicago. About Carpathia Watch Co. Carpathia Watch Co. represents the return of the luxury watch brand to Chicago and strives to create distinctive timepieces that embody tradition and cultural influence for a new era. Taking inspiration from this diverse, world class city our watches are versatile yet timeless. Every Carpathia watch is designed and assembled in America, influenced firmly by our European roots, with a Swiss movement at its heart. I am a lifetime watch enthusiast as well as a relentless discoverer and renovator of vintage watches. With years of experience in restoration, I resolved to leave his mark on the world of fine timepieces. At Carpathia Watch Co. we relish the hands-on experience of creating something personal and to create a watch that outlives trends, continuing to be handed down in tradition for years to come. At Carpathia Watch Co., we are craftsmen, artists, and watch aficionados. I began my lifelong affinity for horology as a child traveling through Europe and ogling watches through shop windows. If anyone in the family had an old watch laying around, I was sure to try and claim it for my own, slowly building a collection. Listening to the distinct tick of every watch with wonderment, I pondered the mechanical inner workings. At the onset of design, we knew we wanted our watch to be rooted in tradition but to reflect modern trends. We drew influences from those little known European watch brands I collected, as well as high end luxury watches. With understated elegance, high quality and simplicity, Carpathia watches are true originals. Our name comes from the Carpathian mountain range which traverses the land we originate from in the southern part of Poland. We wanted to embody in our product the overwhelming sense of beauty and inspiration we feel when we return home to the Carpathian Mountains. The breathtaking simplicity and grandeur. Our logo, the white stork, represents the concept of lifelong migration and is considered a sign of prosperity. I am currently working on our website and hoping to launch August of this year 2017. If you would like to view more of my watches please check out @carpathiawatches on instagram. We will be selling 4 limited edition watches called the Ascent. Color combos are as follows - Ascent Rose Gold - Ascent Chrome - Ascent Brushed Gold - Ascent Matte Black All Carpathia Ascents will be fitted with the following. - Automatic ETA 2824-2 Top grade movement - Domed sapphire crystal in front - Sapphire display caseback - 5 atm water resistant - Genuine leather straps with case matching clasps - sunburst dials - date window - 2 year limited warranty - Assembled by me We will have a limited number of 300 units to pre order. Each retail price will be 950.00 usd after our Kickstarter campaign. There will be discounted tiers on kickstarter which we have yet to decide.
  12. Hi Everybody, my name is Pete i have just started collecting pocketwatches with the intention of repairing the to working order, For my first try it was so much fun trying to find screws that had fallen onto the floor and 3 cats running around as well, luckily i found them when the stuck to my elbows, the screws that is not the cats. I decided i would try on a none working smiths watch and what a surprise did not manage to do it but i did learn a lot. At the moment i have a Waltham Royal in 14k full hunter a new watch that i got 2 days ago a P.S Bartllet Waltham with a broken main springin a silver case a Burden Mainspring again i think a Recta with a definite broken mainspring 3 smithsand an unnamed ladies watch. I am just starting to make french polished solid oak cases for all of them after seeing some advertised on ebay. Does anyone now where i could get a mainspring for my Recta please as i am finding getting any or even the cor4rect one a bit complicated. Thank you all Pete
  13. My Father found this watch in a bunch of old boxes. Here is a link to a picture of the watch. What do you think I should do about the band? In your opinion do you think I should get it fixed? It's not in running condition. Its been sitting for years collecting dust until my Father discovered it. Any help would be appreciated! Cheers, Kyle
  14. I have some little collection) My favorite mark- Minerva.
  15. Just a Question, is there a Quartz version of the IWC Top Gun Pilot's Watch? i came across a watch that does look so authentic, but the movement is Quartz and Miyota Japan!?!\got me so confused , help!
  16. hi we a wondering about details of a accurist 21 jewels Swiss with letters nk and 375 and looks like an i could any one help please
  17. Mens 1960s Longines Cal 370 Watch in New Case - cleaned, ...
  18. Hello all! I'll warn everyone first, I have a very lacking knowledge of watches and so I apologise for any mistakes I am likely to make. Around a year ago I purchased this watch off eBay for around £17 on an auction. I know little about watches but I liked the look of it, and recognised the brand and, of course, the country of origin. As shown in the photos it is in far from perfect condition, but I was happy to discover it kept good time and was in full working order, as described in the auction. I did what research I could using the hallmarks and information on the face but would be interested if anyone could tell me more about it, especially what sort of age it is. I have since had a couple of problems, for instance the winder was functioning intermittently at one point but I fortunately managed to resolve this by tightening the screw that held the gear near the winder in position, which was visibly loose. This held it in mesh with the other gear and seemingly fixed the problem. It also has a large area of corrosion on one side of the face and a crack in the glass (my fault!) but I am content living with these faults for the moment. More recently, however, I have encountered another somewhat more serious problem: the winding stem has snapped about flush with the body. When this happened I could not locate the crown. I am wondering what the best option for repair would be? I am on a pretty tight budget, and wouldn't mind/would enjoy carrying out the repair work myself if possible. I have access to some pretty basic watch repair tools. Attached are photos of the watch from a while ago. I have not uploaded a photo of it with the snapped stem, but could do if needed! Please ask me to upload any more photos if needed. Face: https://ibb.co/epifFa Back: https://ibb.co/dCqhTv Number on Back: https://ibb.co/epnJ1F Inside Back: https://ibb.co/f8LSva Number on Inside Back: https://ibb.co/gJYQgF Mechanism: https://ibb.co/chKLFa Note: The bit where you slide a case opener in was already pretty mangled when I got to it. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, so thank you in advance. T Rock
  19. Hello, i would like to sell my Rolex gmt master ii ref. 116710LN (Black dial and black ceramic bezl) bought in June 2015, still under Rolex warranty, in excellent condition (almost new) with all the authentic papers and box. Thanks.
  20. Hello everyone, I'm Alessandro and I'm new here. I joined this forum because I've found a swiss clock in my grandmother's house and, since I'm completely ignorant on this subject, I decided to go looking for more information about this object. Can anyone tell me what I've found (and, possibly, his value)? Almost certainly it's not a thing of value but trying it's not a bad thing. Thanks in advance. Alessandro
  21. I own a Roamer Popular wristwatch. The front dial is inscribed RW Roamer, 17 Jewels, Swiss Made and Shockproof. The back Roamer Popular. However it is very difficult to wind, the crown is very small. Otherwise the watch works well and keeps excellent time. Without opening the back, do you suspect the movement is not original and maybe not a Roamer movement?
  22. My rolex was stolen when our house in Portsmouth, UK was burgled yesterday (31/1/17). It's a Rolex Oyster serial number 704506, silver bezel, white/cream face, silver digit lines, with a mid brown plain leather strap and genuine clasp. It was my great Uncles and I changed the strap so I could wear it to remember him. If anyone comes across it please call Hampshire Police. Also if anyone knows if I should be posting this on another site which tracks stolen Rolexs please let me know. Many thanks.
  23. Hi I have a1976 14k DS&S cased Rolex 1600 calibre movement. I bought the watch knowing it did not have a Rolex crown winder. Can anyone advise me if these watches were originally sold with a plain or crown winder ? and if a crown where could one get a replacement ? Many Thanks Ian
  24. Hi. I was wondering if anyone here can give me some more information on this beautiful rolex timepiece .
  25. Can anyone supply info as to whether i am ok wearing my GSAR auto while clayshooting, competitions will be at least 100 targets, I know it has a reputation as a robust timepiece.