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#1 OFFLINE   fernface

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

i think this is about as near as i will get, born 1940 (yep true war baby) :D , spotted this and at least its in the right decade! I particularly liked the coppery type dial, and the fact that is a reasonable size 38mm incl crown.

It is said to be a german case with swiss movement (not from the bay). Have googled for info on the Era Watch Company and didnt come up with much, other than they kicked off in 1898. I know you all like your pics, so here are my efforts, i am not quite "getting" photograping watches - yet!

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Should add that as usual the strap is tiny, would probably have fitted me perfectly in 1945!!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

I can't offer you any information on the watch, but I commend you on the photos! I'm one of the ones that gripes about pics. :wink:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:47 PM

Cool watch!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:29 PM

:ok:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

That,s a real looker great find.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

Cheers guys, just got to sort a strap now :)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:15 AM

Very very nice! I was born in 1946 and have skinny wrists so the strap would be perfect. You sure you don't want to sell it to me!!??

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:02 AM

Well it is keeping very nice time since yesterday. Have a niggly naggly doubt re spring bars. Had a tentative go at moving them and nothing is moving, but if they are fixed how the hell did they get the strap on??

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

Very clean. Congratulations :)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

That is lovely and a good size too.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

I considered buying a birth year watch but the 710 reckons that they were still on burning marked candles when I was "cast"! :D
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:37 PM

View Posttixntox, on 07 April 2012 - 10:54 AM, said:

I considered buying a birth year watch but the 710 reckons that they were still on burning marked candles when I was "cast"! :D
Mike
Call her bluff and get one of these in the yard. :D
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:20 PM

View Postfernface, on 06 April 2012 - 10:02 AM, said:

Well it is keeping very nice time since yesterday. Have a niggly naggly doubt re spring bars. Had a tentative go at moving them and nothing is moving, but if they are fixed how the hell did they get the strap on??

I'd agree, looking at the strap that it's unlikely to have fixed bars, my bet is that the lugs are "L" shaped and the very middle is a traditional spring bar, but shorter than the width of the strap. If you push the strap "down" the bar, does that reveal anything telling?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

View PostDick Browne, on 10 April 2012 - 09:20 PM, said:

View Postfernface, on 06 April 2012 - 10:02 AM, said:

Well it is keeping very nice time since yesterday. Have a niggly naggly doubt re spring bars. Had a tentative go at moving them and nothing is moving, but if they are fixed how the hell did they get the strap on??

I'd agree, looking at the strap that it's unlikely to have fixed bars, my bet is that the lugs are "L" shaped and the very middle is a traditional spring bar, but shorter than the width of the strap. If you push the strap "down" the bar, does that reveal anything telling?

No they are definately fixed. I have sourced an open ended strap from an outfit in Germany, they even do it in an extra long, so even i will be able to put it on my wrist :D

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:11 AM

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No they are definately fixed. I have sourced an open ended strap from an outfit in Germany, they even do it in an extra long, so even i will be able to put it on my wrist :D

The watch is fantastic and I believe I have just the strap for it!
I also need XL straps with open ends, I also like parallel straps as they are more contemporary to the times.
The one pictured below was sourced from the US and cost well under £20 with postage. If you PM me I'll pass on the details.

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