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  1. Hi I hope this post is OK in this forum? Otherwhise I apologise and hope that admin can direct me on where it should be..We just launched our second line of watches on our webpage and on kickstarter as a booster for the new collection. Would love to get the word out to watch enthusieast around the globe!The Panama is a masculine designed watch that we are really proud of, and hope to get the same positive feedback from the world. Some specificatoins:CASE SIZE 41 mmCASE THICKNESS 8,5 mmCASE MATERIAL 316 l ssCASE FINISH brushedMOVEMENT swiss ronda 505GLASS sahphire crystal (ar-coated)STRAP WIDTH 20 mmSRAP MATERIAL nubuck suede leatherWARRANTY 2 year Find us on kickstarter to read more, would love to get your feedback! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/584306822/james-barts-the-panama-line
  2. Anyone here wear a Hamilton Electric as your everyday, daily wear watch? Shut it down at night to preserve the contacts, of course, but otherwise 12 hours a day, day in and day out, just like it was originally intended when new 50+ years ago? If it had been restored by Jared, Paul, Rene, or Dan, with contacts changed, then regularly cleaned and lubed every couple of years, would it last like a regular manual or automatic wind watch? Just wondering. Would love to hear from the BIG FOUR Master Restorers on this question, or anyone else familiar with Hamilton Electrics...specifically the 505 movement. Rene has a famous story in his book about one of the inventors of the Hamilton Electric modifying and improving the Hamilton Electric...I think he added a diode or something to keep the contacts cleaner than normal, plus some other changes. His modifications were never adopted, but to prove a point, he keep that watch on his desk, ran it continuously(only changing batteries) for years and years, until he passed away. Of course, that was a very special modified one, but how about a standard 505?
  3. Debate: Is the accuracy of a chronograph function the same as the watch it self?
  4. Carpathia Watch Co.

    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.
  5. military swiss watch

    Hello everybody i am new here may i present : i am speak a little beat English. is this website good : kisaroboutique because i send message and the owner was friendly so can i go . please need answer sorry for the name i want to buy my Military Swiss watch quick before the and of the week.need help please our any good address thanks you.
  6. Hello, forum Question: Between an Omega Planet Ocean 43,5mm and a Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control 43mm, what whould you guys choose and for what reasons? I am really having a hard time deciding. Thank you
  7. 1st purchase in a while

    I've not been on here in a while, trust all including Roy, our host, are well. Ordered a two tone longine hydroconquest auto and now the wait begins
  8. No, not the modern A&F. Back in the day, Abercrombie & Fitch were premier outdoor/safari clothing outfitters, and had a star studded list of clientele. And they sold watches that Heuer made especially for them. Read on... http://www.christies.com/features/Vintage-Heuer-for-Abercrombie-and-Fitch-watches-8375-1.aspx
  9. Real Rado Diastar or fake? I set the red arrow
  10. What is this watch?

    What is this watch?
  11. montblanc or what?

    Hello all, My wife was given this watch. It is 27mm dia and says swiss made at 6 0clock position. The face seems to say montblanc in italics, but the watch looks 40's and montblanc didn't make watches then did they? On the back case is stamped 2979. Inside are some scratched numbers: jewellers marks? and it says fond acier inoxydable. The mechanism says fifteen jewels. Does anyone know anything about it or how old it is? Thanks in advance for any help. sorry wont upload photo but it is here
  12. "Not everyone has the same standards or expectations for their men's watch, but there are certain facets that every quality watch should contain." What to Look for in a Men's Watch
  13. Heuer 1000 Professional 1985

    Good afternoon All, With children and work I have somewhat neglected TWF for my sins, some of you may recall I craved a Heuer 1000 for some time, I love my Tag Heuer 1000 and a few years ago purchased its older slightly battered older brother, both of which have served me well since. I thought the Heuer was running out of battery so took it to get a new one fitted (there is a good shop right outside my work) but when I got there it was ticking again, now it seems that it will tick and keep perfect time when it is being jiggled about on my wrist but seems to get stuck/stop when its off my wrist, the man in the shop helpfully told me its old you won't get parts and its time to be binned! I obviously don't want to do this, can this watch be repaired? I am more familiar with mechanicals than I am quartz watches. I mean ticking versions of this watch still go for £600 on ebay so not likely to chuck away anytime soon! Any advice gladly received Cheers Yogi
  14. Dear friends, I'm Sergio, founder of Direnzo watches, and I'm very glad to present you my new DRZ_Type_250F. Assembled in Switzerland, each timepiece will form part of a limited series of 600 units. Each watch will be a unique, numbered piece. Please feel free to visit our campaign page to find out more: http://bit.ly/KS_Direnzo Pre-order pricing starts at 270 CHF and the final retail price will be 420 CHF. Website: www.direnzowatches.com Facebook: DIRENZO watches Instagram: direnzo_watches Specifications:Case: 316L steel (polished)Crystal: 1.5mm double-domed sapphire with anti-reflective coatingDiameter W/O crown: 40 mm Lug to lug: 48mm Height: 10.10mm Water resistance: 5 atm Movement Automatic: Seiko NH35Wristband: Genuine leather with engraved logo on both buckle and leather bandCaseback: Screw down caseWeight: 55gr. (without strap)Warranty: 24 monthsHope you like it and thanks for your support!I'll be glad to answer any questions!
  15. Hi, looking for advice people..... TAG Formula 1 watch stainless steel, gold plated in blue. What's the cheapest price to buy new? (I seen it advertised for £1,550) What's the chances of it increasing or decreasing it's value if I buy in years to come? Is it a good investment? Does the gold on it wear away? Thanks Guys
  16. Hello , I'm new to this forum and I'm seeking help. I inherited two watches and I would love to know more about them as I'm pretty clueless and Google isn't helping as I don't actually have enough info to begin a real thorough search. One has no writing or marks on the dial but has inside the working and the other just states Titus Geneva on the dial and it's 18k as it's stamped on the back casing. Any help to find out more or info on them would be great. Thanks ... how do i add pics ?!
  17. help needed

    Is there anyone out there on this great watch forum who can shine a ray of hope on my quest? I have a vintage - circa 1965 - Camy Geneve gold watch. It was brought back from the Middle East as a present for my father by his friend, who was the captain on a cruise liner. I've never seen anything like it anywhere. It has a gold octagonal case, and the watch face is a sort of brushed gold colour. The face has no numbers, and is divided up into quadrants with a gold line. It states 77 jewels movement, and is a wind up model. It works perfectly and does not lose any time. I've tried my best to find out more about it, but have so far failed miserably. Is there someone somewhere who can solve this mystery?
  18. Hello The Watch Forum community! First off, I would like to thank the admins and The Watch Forum for granting me permission to share my project with this community. About us Inspired by the French lifestyle, Monsieur captures the essence of bold living with an eclectic taste for adventure. This project was birth from an idea that quality can come with a low price tag. As an avid watch collector and enthusiast, the key to owning a watch that could stand the test of time does not only rely on the materials used but also the craftsmanship of the timepiece. We are a small team of watch enthusiast who has a passion for timepieces that are simple and bold. Now available on Kickstarter: We have named the first series of watches ALLIAGE. The ALLIAGE SERIES is inspired by the distinct alloy materials that birth the GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE case that we offer. Dimensions and specifications are as follows: Dome Sapphire Crystal 316L stainless steel case 5ATM water resistant Swiss Ronda movement 753 Lugless: 22mm Thickness: 10mm Diameter: 40mm Please feel free to ask any questions about the watch.
  19. Greetings to all at the Watch Forum! Thank you for giving us, elegantsis, a watch brand from Taiwan with 20 years of experience in manufacturing, the chance to share our latest creation. JSK Series: Mechanical Watch with The Custom Motorcycle Soul The JX65AS-JSK Series, is two mechanical watch collections inspired by custom motorcycles. In joining forces with the custom motorcycle design company, JSK Moto, we bring together the common values of craftsmanship, strength and style, while drawing inspiration from their signature and classic works. Drawing inspiration from JSK Moto’s newest creations: Cobalt Storm and Rhodium Omega and its signature works: Chocolate Slider and Ivory Comet, resemblance to the components on the customised motorcycles can be found throughout the watch design, from the rotor, brake disc and the suspension system on the dial surface; to the throttle and the fuel cap on the metallic crown. Features: AR Coated Sapphire Crystal Glass Sellita SW200-1 Swiss Automatic Movement Super Luminova 47.5 mm Stainless Steel Case Waterproof to 100 m Italian Vegetable Tanned Calfskin Special Edition Hard Case Packaging We believe we are not alone in the obsession for motorcycles and watches; the passion in speed and precision, and have chosen to launch on Kickstarter to build a community for like-minded souls. This is also why we are reaching out to the watch enthusiasts here and we'd be happy to receive any kind of feedback! Thanks again for your time and we invite you to visit our Kickstarter campaign for more details
  20. Hi guy:) so ive been on here before for my grandfathers old Rolex`s and today picked up my first real watch. Ive always loved some of the old WWWs and was familiar with the rarity of the Grana. Now i have no idea if i got a great deal or lost a whole bunch. Some of the exact info he provided "This example is a part of a small consignment of Grana contract watches which were designated 'W.W.W specification' with white, A.T.P dials."A comparative example is illustrated in the notable publication British Military Timepieces by Knirim, [page 553]. The serial number for the watch illustrated in Knirim's book ['M 2119'] is particularly close to the serial number of this Grana watch.Just looking for info:) thanks so much
  21. Hi everybody, I have antique Longines lady's pocket watch (30mm) in agate case. Can you help me find the price and date of manufactured? Thanks in advance .
  22. Just launched my first SoHo watch collection- NEWTON Watches- Stylish, Affordable, Minimalist with premium components Under $79 http://kck.st/2u5o88i
  23. Hi Guys I am new to your forum! Thanks for taking time to read my post! I have a Solvil Etc Titus watch that was left to me by my late grandparent many years ago. I haven't really given it a second thought until now so I am just after some advice as to whether it maybe of any value to a collector etc.? Cheers Guys!
  24. introduce two new purchases

    really happy with them both, sorry about the photo quality of the Batman got to take a better one , can't see any photos i guess photo bucket is gone?
  25. Hello. Only discovered this site yesterday so please excuse any naive questions as I know nothing about watches beyond the post I read yesterday on Vertex watches, for which many thanks. Anyway, I have a Vertex watch which was given to my father in 1968 when he left the company Short Bros & Harland in Belfast. All it says on the front is Vertex, Swiss made. Nothing on the back. i saw in the post that these were often stocked by companies in the past as leaving presents, so I assume there is nothing particularly unusual about it. I hate things that don't work however so took it to a local jeweller/watch repairer who said he couldn't do anything as it needed a new part and "How often do you visit Switzerland?". I'd be pleased to know if it would be worthwhile trying to find someone who could fix it. I know there's a shortage of horologists in the country but I'm not far from West Dean College where they have an amazing horology department, but their projects are way way beyond fixing a simple wristwatch! (Like comparing rococo to a paving slab!) I suppose one of them might do it for practice & I'd pay quite happily but thought I'd ask here first if anyone had a contact for what is I suppose a fairly standard presentation watch. Hope this site is a suitable place to ask, thank you.

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