Type: Posts; User: Watch Carefully
Buy a watch with a nice, original dial. For value of vintage watches, that is the most important thing. Cases can be polished, movements can be repaired/swapped, but having the original...
The kind of painting one does with a small brush, I hope. I'd hate to think of that lovely NCC getting splattered with Sherwin-Williams latex.
Wearing two today, for no reason other than I like them both and am working at home, so trying different watches until I settle on one for Thanksgiving week is feasible...also, I'm smoking a 15-lb...
My latest favorite (oh crap, I'm down to a single bottle!):
Wearing the Fortis Day-date today, just to prove it is Friday.
You never met John Ciervo (EOT handle: Thurston). This is right up his alley.
He was a die-hard watch guy on the EOT Watch Discussion Forum--attended both of our Convergence gatherings in the early...
I've been shopping at globalwatchbands.com for some years, and both the former and current owners of the site have been very helpful.
I've not bought NATOs, but see that is among their offerings....
I got back a day or so ago from a quick trip to the mountains of Virginia (and am catching up on e-mails and posts).
Had a lovely time with my wife & daughter (and dog) staying in a cabin...
Glad to hear that. Having read The Long Grey Line, I may tend to image the worst.
Great photos, George. I hope you had a good time. I become melancholy when I think of possible reasons why some of the guys couldn't make it. I hope you get a bunch together for your 50th!
Good catch. I had a mid-1950s Titoni Airmaster once with a Felsa 41-jewel movement (day-date). It's somewhat unusual to see no date at all on a watch with so many jewels.
I never noticed, and now I only have one of the two. How are they different?
Such clarity, that one has.
Hard to beat it. Good luck with the wheeling & dealing
Boxes, papers, and other goodies included...and, for no charge, you may be exposed to a sufficient amount of poison ivy residue to act as a natural innoculation. Your immune system will thank you to...
Yes, they do.
Either the pushers are intentionally aligned to appear to be on the same plane as the stem, or the modules have been modified to alter that subtle clue.
Here's a view of a modular...
A combination of factors contributed to my deciding to sell not one, but two of them, each of which I had acquired at comparatively low prices:
1) The quartz-style ticking was not compelling
Good work! Not a lot of those floating around.
I love the idea of an auto-quarz watch, but in practice it was never as enthralling as I had hoped.
Back to mechanicals for me.
I would expect it uses the same 2892-based chrono as the round Japanese-market Diastars did several years ago. If you can get a side-view of the buttons, it's easy to tell...the axis of the pushers...
Apparently.not. Stay tuned, friends...
This auction takes place today...if anyone sees the results, please post.
All they would need to do is swap the case backs, and you'd have a new watch with the old number.
Funky Broadway here:
Really? $1400 USD?
Half that much would be a notable haul for a seller, IMO.
In a world where that's worth $1400 I wonder what my DS54 would fetch.
I would like to believe that one must be very humble or very rich to give away a custom-engraved top-class item such as that.
I wonder if a wealthy reggae artist will buy it. To a Rastafarian, it...
I still don't have the crown I need!
Any help is appreciated!