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  1. This might sound a silly question but what's the deal with stupidly inflated prices for new watches offered by some sellers on ebay? I'm not going to name the seller I have in mind (at the risk of breaching any forum rules) but they are listing new, boxed watches at two or three times their retail value. A quick glance at the sellers info suggests they aren't an authorised re-seller (let alone a jeweller) so I'm not sure how any buyer would stand re guarantees/warranties etc? I accept that some of the models offered may not be available on the high street but, for example, the Seiko models are available from Yorkshire watches over here and from Creation etc. for overseas buyers. It this just someone chancing their arm (excuse the pun) and hoping prospective buyers won't bother shopping around or am I missing a trick?
  2. Some help would be appreciated. I am new to watch repair but I have two watches that have very weak movements but if I fully wind them then apply a little more pressure on the crown in the winding direction the action gets really strong and the balance spring rotates fully. Can anybody give me some idea why or does it gust need cleaning.
  3. Hey guys, I am hoping someone can help with some information on 2 Roamer watches I was given after my Grandfather passed away. The story goes that he lost both of these in the cow paddock (farmer) and they were found some years later, both in very poor condition but one still ticking away after a few shakes. The best of the 2 I had restored by a jeweler and will likely get the other restored. Can anyone assist me with an approximate age? Would like to figure out if they were his or my Great Grandfathers watches.. Really appreciate any feedback. Roamer Pictures Cheers!
  4. Hi! i have a frankling mint eagle watch from 1988. i was wondering if anyone how much its worth? I have made some simple tests at home and it seems like real gold. anyone got some info on this watch? i would appreciate it alot! PICS:
  5. Hi, I'm new on here. Have just won a Sicura D500 Jump Watch on ebay. It looks battered from the pictures (yet to arrive) but it is working. I still have my 1973 Sicura, from when I was 11. The hands had fallen off and the mechanism stuck and so I left it for years. My original plan is to use the best case and crystal, take the face from my original and attach it to the working mechanism, and use the new red and white hands. But then I realised that I had never taken the back of the original watch off, so the hands must be inside the case, maybe jamming the mechanism. So I gave it to a friend who's really looking forward to getting his hands on the watch and learning what makes it tick (apologies for the unintentional pun) but when he unscrewed the back he wasn't sure how to remove the mechanism from the case. He said to me something along the lines that he was looking for a release plate, but couldn't find it, so wondered if it was a block and something, and he didn't want to pull at it, in case it was the wrong thing to do! Does anyone have any ideas on how to release the mechanism from the case? Many thanks. Also I'd be grateful for any other tips on polishing out the glass and case. Enclosed is a photo of my original watch.
  6. What is your opinion? Real or Fake?
  7. I bought a watch from thomas-earnshaw.com and received my watch 15 April 2017. However it is faulty and not working upon arrival. I stay in Malaysia and the watch was sent from UK. So the only way was to get in touch via email. But they have not gotten back to me on this matter after sending them emails several times. They claim to provide 2 years warranty claim ??
  8. I have some little collection) My favorite mark- Minerva.
  9. Hi all, Im watch hobbyist from Finland. I have taken my hobby to a little bit more further and I have now open my vintage webstore: www.timemachine.fi/en I have been intrested in watches from teenager. I got my first Leijona (finnish watch brand) automatic when I was 13 years old. About 4 years ago I wanted to learn more about watches and I bought few project watches and since that I have been repaired watches according to my skills. I mainly do crystal changes, movement service (oiling etc.) and frame polishing.
  10. Hello TWF, I've been inactive for a little while due to family issues and personal issues. I'm back though! During my leave, I acquired two Rolex watches! Both are running perfect! I changed the bracelet on one of them to a brown perlon (because I had nothing else to use). Link to Pictures of Both Watches If anybody has any recommendations on what I should add onto these watches regarding the watch band let me know! If anybody wants more information on these watches let me know and I'll edit this thread with the info! I also acquired some other lower-end watches, I'll make another post at a later date. Have a nice day, Kyle
  11. So this is a watch I found that I thought looked great. I know that Oris is a Swiss and a reputable brand. Oris, Automatic movement, Executive, Crystal 21 Jewels, from around the late 70s-80s, . Fully functional, colour came a bit off and all original parts. I am searching for a possible price tag on this one. Does anyone have an idea?
  12. hello everyone . i'm new here .. i'm happy to share information about watches and learn from others so my story is that i went to this place which people sell everything .. watches .. antiques .. cars .. bla bla bla and this old man was selling watches i knew from my little experience that most of them are fake watches and damaged old watches .. but i saw this watch and immediately i took it for only 10$ .. i actually dont know anything about this watch or the brand .. it's my first time to hear about georges claude watches ! it look really old and very clean watch . it is like never used before . it says swiss made .. with sapphire crystal .. and genuine crocodile(leather) ... i really like this watch so if anyone know about it just share your information :D here is the watch images. thanks everyone https://www.instagram.com/p/BSfw0B4hJ1YnCaLVMGwp9gYgkeMGgMsJgTZB8k0/ www.instagram.com%2Fp%2FBSfwxbYh7o1ofTxHPP5OQ79HnInIVMObHgfrnc0%2F&h=ATN9yrbBHOkypR6bqPYvd5VaGS0CRRoFHeU3byWDNu803khVbBg0-TKzRQuKstEahiz36VDjdm2Iwj6kniahws-eGeHzx-pvjThVRirMTuyz77Td_GiWHBhmsMdqPT8ZSevr_ZI http://www.instagram.com%2Fp%2FBSfw1b6h1iWwIpRLDJifOdGvzGKuguiEq58jbQ0%2F&h=ATN9yrbBHOkypR6bqPYvd5VaGS0CRRoFHeU3byWDNu803khVbBg0-TKzRQuKstEahiz36VDjdm2Iwj6kniahws-eGeHzx-pvjThVRirMTuyz77Td_GiWHBhmsMdqPT8ZSevr_ZI
  13. A Camy dress watch I am selling. Available for sale worldwide: Beautiful Men's 1970s Camy Dress Watch in New Case - clea...
  14. Hi. I am new to the site so any help here would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to find out a little more about my late fathers watch if anybody has any info. I have Googled it to try and find out more but I cant seem to find this model with the alarm on as well! If anybody knows anything more I would be very happy to hear
  15. Well, after 30 years in the NHS, on Saturday, I officially retire A little bird tells me this could be indicative of my situation next Saturday night when we have a family celebration : I will post my own pictures when intoxication/ hangover levels allow More to follow...
  16. 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.
  17. Hi Watch community, i want introduce you our Classic Collection from Giacomo Cortes. We have launched now a Kickstarter campaign for it. http://kickstarter.com/projects/821053656/the-most-affordable-luxury-watch-from-switzerland here some key features: Watch case: stainless steel 316L Movement: reliable Ronda SWISS MADE Movement Diameter: 40mm Height: 7,4mm Colors: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold Dials: White, Black Crystal: Sapphire Crystal Straps are exchangeable Straps: 20mm / Leather and Nato strap included Water resistant: Yes (3ATM) and maybe most important we offer Lifetime warranty! We welcome supporters for this Project. Thank you advance Markus Giacomo Cortes Switzerland
  18. Hi All.... first post here.... I have a few watches but am not a collector. My main watch ( i.e. worn 300 days a year ) is a Breitling Avenger Skyland which is awesome... Its due a service soon and I want a second watch to wear often. Been looking at the Longines Hydroconquest ( quartz or auto) and the Tag aqua racer quartz 43mm ( red bezel looks nice )... anyone got opinions on those two !? I am not a brand-junkie and am not swayed by image etc etc , so would love to hear opinions about the quality and ownership..
  19. Here is a nice looking 1960s Longines watch I am selling: Men's 1960s Longines Cal 370 Dress Watch - cleaned, oiled & regulated UK sale only - apologies to overseas members
  20. I made a very low offer on this and it was accepted. Essentially what it was worth as parts. Although it is listed as working it obviously needs a fair amount of TLC. But I think it is doable This is the first I have ever seen of this model. And although it lacks the F1 logo I believe it is still referenced as one. Powered by the lovely Tissot calibre 2030 By example here is a pristine one. The steps are supposed to be in black . Although not sure how I'm going to achieve that.
  21. 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
  22. Hello, All! New member from USA here. Just wondering if anyone has heard of the Ginault ocean rover. Hand made in America or at least hand assembled. What say you? I know it doesn't belong in the Swiss category, but it sure isn't Japanese or Chinese. A lot of buzz on WUS but nothing anywhere else.
  23. 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:
  24. Men's Renis Watch for sale: Stylish Men's Vintage Renis 17j Incabloc Watch - cleaned,...
  25. 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!