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  1. Another recent restoration...these Smiths Imperial watches were made to impress! How many others are out there? This is an I203 dating to the early 1960s with a cal 0104 19 jewel movement! Impressed with the size of the watch!
  2. Oliverhun

    Old watch Joie 17 jewels

    Hi all, I got this watch (Joie 17 jewels) as a present from my grandfather before he passed away some years ago. He told me that he got the watch from an old friend and its from the 1920-1930`s. I dont know if its true, but i would be gratefull for any information about this clock since i didnt find anything about it online.
  3. Appsj

    Rolex

    Hello All! My wife has a 1977 date just, around the back case it has written registered design stainless steel, I haven't seen this on a rolex before, is this correct. Thanks
  4. jjaafjes

    Need some info

    Hello friends, I recently found an old watch from my parents. It is a Vacheron Constantin ref 733221.42005. Are there some people who can get me information about this watch, when it was made, some cool facts and stuff... Looking forward to hear from you
  5. The Wizard

    Oris watches

    Hi I'm new to the forum and ive got interest in vintage watches but I'm never sure of there date or value when I buy them.at the moment ive been buying timex and citizen.does anyone know anything about Oris watches please?
  6. Anyone heard of...or know anything about "SHIELD" watches ? this one keeps really good time got it offa e bay for £11....date 1960s maybe?? haven't a clue? last picture only added to show other hand as 1st one was 12pm when i took it lol...(please excuse my awful photos....never seem to be able to achieve a good one
  7. Great job simon thank you. ..wanted to leave message on feedback board but couldn't work out how to... one day i'll manage a crisp photo lol
  8. Anyone got any info on ARTA watches?....this one looks 40s or 50s ?
  9. Anyone know where i could find a bezel for this TARA All Sport Divers Watch?....Or if one can't be found ....if it would be possible to fit a generic replacement of some type or perhaps one from another watch with same size face?....Any suggestions?.......watch face is 30mm diameter and case 35mm (minus crown) many thanks
  10. Hi there! My grandfather left me and my twin brother two pocket watches. I've only got 1 picture of them at the moment, but can get more of them. I was wondering if anyone could tell me a little something about them. Best regards Mats Agbo
  11. southbank1951

    Unicorn Movement lost!

    So I decided to send my Unicorn Movement off to my Watchmaker to receive a new mainspring, watchmaker informed me that the packet has arrived with a split in it and no plastic container with the movement in it to be seen! I now need to source one of these Unicorn Movements but none currently on the Bay can anyone help? Dimensions are approx 25x15mm https://www.dropbox.com/s/rvkatk73l4lb4u7/Screenshot_20180727-132718.png?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rvkatk73l4lb4u7/Screenshot_20180727-132718.png?dl=0
  12. Mark8010

    Vintage Ulysse Nardin

    Good evening, I've found an old watch which belonged to my grandpa. I was wondering if any of you have any clue about what is it. It's an Ulysse Nardin, I've taken it to a local store and they told me it must have been made around the 30's/40's. It has a 5,4 cm wide face in ceramic. I've written to the identification service of Ulysse Nardin and all they manage to tell me is that the caliber is a 19"" C. C. R. based on the design of Paul David Nardin patented CH54714A sold from 1915 to 1971. I'll put some photos of it hoping they could help and that some of you can tell me something more about what could it be. Thank you all for your time. Greetings, Marco https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Yo1kx06o7IxbnoubbEx5QhgegavVlKCs
  13. Hello everyone! So I’m a newbie here and this is my first post so please bare with me and be gentle I’m semi new into collecting vintage watches and normally I only collect/wear men’s watches. However, I’ve been given a late 40s/50s Smiths Empire ladies watch as a present the other week and I’ve noticed that there isn’t a second hand and I find it so bizarre! Is this normal or the second hand is actually missing? I’ve looked into pictures online and stuff and it does seem like the girls watches don’t have them...is that correct? (Personally I like looking at the second hand sometimes coz I find the ticking and sweeping rather therapeutic at times lol) But yeh, sorry for rambling on and guys, help me out and educate me please! Thank you xoxo
  14. Good afternoon all, It's my first post but I'm an avid reader of the forum and find the information and knowledge of the various contributors fantastic. I love vintage Omegas and have managed to assemble a small collection but am always looking to add to it. I have come across this Constellation but haven't seen a dial like it before so am wondering what your thoughts are on its legitimacy? Any information would be much appreciated. Regards
  15. Dear all, i have just inherited this clock...but I'm not sure what clock it is or even if it is a clock! Any information would be gratefully appreciated thankyou Hello all how do you insert a picture thankyou, @Derek006 https://photos.app.goo.gl/gtYyfiFyxpN8ML6q9 thankyou https://photos.app.goo.gl/gtYyfiFyxpN8ML6q9
  16. Brendan1213

    JLC 497

    Looking into buying a JLC 497 movement watch (40'S army issue) never worked on one this old or an automatic watch for that matter but cannot seem to find much info on how exactly how these movements work. More specifically what the part with what looks to be some sort of adjustment with "P.S.A.R." around it.
  17. To the Admin; not sure if this would be better in the Watchmaking and Repairs section. If so, feel free to move it. My Dad dug out this old Summit Automatic which belonged to my Grandfather. I know it's not worth anything in financial terms, but I'd like to get it restored as much as possible, for sentimental reasons. The movement (AS 1700) is fine as far as I can tell, but obviously needs a service. The whole watch was filthy, but has cleaned up well. Now to the problems. One of the spring bars was Superglued in place, as the lug is so badly damaged. Looking at it, could it be that someone has attempted a repair (with solder?) in the past? All four are damaged or worn to some extent, but this is the worst (from front and back): I would appeciate the advice of any of you regarding repair. Can it be done? If so, how? Is it a DIY job, or best left to the experts? Also, I've no idea where to get replacement seals or gaskets for the case back and the crown. These aren't the usual o-rings. The one on the back is a flat plastic gasket 30 mm i.d. 31mm o.d. and 0.25mm thick. The one on the crown (the dark orange part) is 2mm i.d. 3mm o.d. and approx. 0.7mm thick, hard plastic or resin. Are these standard parts, and still available somewhere, or can they be substituted by modern seals e.g. o-rings? Any tips, recommendations or encouragement very much appreciated!
  18. Hello all, I am new to the forum so my deepest apologies if this is in the wrong place. I've recently purchased an Omega Constellation. I've been a long time lover of this watch and finally took the plunge. I'm going to take it for a little service in the coming days, but wondered if any of you wonderful horologist types could tell me about it? I know there are so many variation's on the constellations Thanks! J
  19. Hello Everyone, I’m stumped with this watch. My gf’s grandmas watch. I cannot locate anything about it online, yet it seems a special purchase back then since it’s 24C gold plated. If you could ID it and perhaps give us a bit of a background? It’d be highly appreciated! Unfortunately I cannot post any pics yet.. The watch is a: FC First Class Gold Crown Swiss Quartz - 24K Gold Plated -Hardness Crystal - FC2091L Cheers!
  20. Hello, my name is Alexander I am a 32 year old pharmacy technician. I am originally from Canada, but currently live in the United States. I am rather new to watch collecting and repair, but have always had an interest in mechanical objects. My small collection consists primarily of pocketwatches from the latter half of the nineteenth century. I do own two or three pocketwatch from the pre-war era and one watch from the late eighteenth century. My repair experience is extremely limited. I am certain that I will be asking many questions and will be happy for any advise I am given.
  21. If I may show one of my favorite pockets watches that I like to wear. https://postimg.cc/gallery/31k8hjdom/ PS. How I can show my photos without a link please?
  22. Hello, First I would like to say, it has been very nice looking around your message board and reading the immense information and viewing a lot of fine watches. I've reached the conclusion it would be appropriate and polite to join as a member. I hope to be of some use, if possible. If just for someone to discuss watches with. My name is Alex and started acquiring watches when I was around 10yo. Primary sources were/are flea-markets, yard/garage/driveway sales, antiques stores, and outdoor markets. I had never bothered to learn a great deal about my watches, and I generally lack focus with anything I collect. I intend on rectifying this problem. I do antiques restoration at an antique store near where I live. Furniture is my specialty; wood-work, veneer work, structural and cosmetic work. However, with that said, I do occasionally work on items not related to antique furniture. Anything from antique pocket watches to modern big-case watches, and anything in between, have sparked my interest. Time pieces fascinate me to a great extent. I have always been abnormally obsessed with time. You willl likely never see me without a wristwatch on or pocket watch in my pocket. The only watch I have in the collection that doesn't run is the Omega Constellation Chronometer. It is my luck that the Constellation was one of my dream watches and the mainspring broke soon after I bought it. Oh well, perhaps at some point I will be able to send it to Omega for a repair and spa treatment.:) Anyhow, my primary objective in joining the site is, learning as much as I can about the watches I have and watches I'd like to have. Thank you very much for accepting my request to join and am looking forward to reading some more of your great information and data. And, so you won't need to ask, here are some not-so-great photos of my watch collection. Please forgive the poor images. I have a ruptured Achilles tendon in my left leg, which makes getting up and down somewhat arduous at best. Hopefully I will recover soon enough to take some nicer images of the watches. It appears as if my assertion that the photos would follow the post was wrong. Hopefully it is fine the way it is.
  23. Halo everyone my name is Jesaya Pandia, i'm new to watch thing so i just buy this beautiful watch online for $18 and still workshop but it's hot a little problem with acuracy can anyone please tell me with year or was Made, is it collectiable, and di i Made a good bargain ?, Thankyou.
  24. njstockley

    Hi everyone

    Hi everyone, I hope you’ve been enjoying the bank holiday weekend. My name’s Nick and I’ve joined the forum today hoping to learn a lot from other members. Currently I’ve got a Michel Herbelin that was given to me for my 21st (10 years ago now) but my wife has recently uncovered her late fathers old Omega Constellation - still ticking but in need of a bit of TLC as it hasn’t been worn since 1988! It’s beautifully understated and I’ll be looking to get it restored as it holds significant sentimental value! Nick