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Originally Posted by Laurens View Post

Just took this shot of my vintage Seiko diver:



Behind the scenes of my ghetto rig:
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This is ridiculously beautiful, what model is it?
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Originally Posted by Laurens View Post

Just took this shot of my vintage Seiko diver:



Behind the scenes of my ghetto rig:
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That's a beauty! Dig the Simons Cat avatar too
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Maratac Pilot Mid
post #2839 of 4038
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Originally Posted by Laurens View Post

Just took this shot of my vintage Seiko diver:

That's a stunning watch. Superb!
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Originally Posted by plot View Post

This is ridiculously beautiful, what model is it?

Although I'm familiar with the current Seiko lineup of diver's I cant reliably source this one... kinda looks like a 6127 but then again it doesn't.
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Long time lurker, first time poster.  I've really enjoyed this thread.  Here is my vintage citizen 67-9119.  For those that care, its an automatic, vertical clutch, flyback chronograph.

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what movement is it? I sold my vintage seiko 6139 because I needed money and it had repro parts anyway. Do you keep your chrono hand running?

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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

If anything, that's large for your wrist. Certainly not small. If you're regularly wearing things larger than that... crazy.gif

Yup, I routinely wear an SKX007 mod or an SRP227 Monster which is a whopping 48mm across. Neither of those feel or look *too* big for me. I don't subscribe to any notions that a watch can be too big for someone, unless it's just like comically huge (example, a young woman or a little boy wearing a huge 50mm U-Boat watch), and I don't feel these are. The lugs definitely don't extend out past my wrist and they wear smaller than their measurements indicate. But honestly, I look at this 5 and it does seem noticeably small, even if it's 'big' by old standards. People say watches used to be small therefore watches should *still* be small, I don't believe in that in the least. Maybe it's weird, but I like to feel the watch is there. I don't like super-thin, tiny watches. I have a feeling though, that the angle which I shot it makes the watch look too big? Because there's no way this would ever be considered too big for my wrist =)
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Originally Posted by DerangedGoose View Post

what movement is it? I sold my vintage seiko 6139 because I needed money and it had repro parts anyway. Do you keep your chrono hand running?

It has the citizen 8110A movement.  I do keep the chrono hand running.  From what I've read, it's better that way.  Keeping it stopped apparently causes more wear to the clutch assembly.

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Originally Posted by imissmycar View Post

Long time lurker, first time poster.  I've really enjoyed this thread.  Here is my vintage citizen 67-9119.  For those that care, its an automatic, vertical clutch, flyback chronograph.



I don't generally care for Citizens but I really like that one. Much cleaner looking than what I am used to seeing from them, granted though, I know nothing of their older pieces like yours.
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Originally Posted by imissmycar View Post

It has the citizen 8110A movement.  I do keep the chrono hand running.  From what I've read, it's better that way.  Keeping it stopped apparently causes more wear to the clutch assembly.

That's interesting about keeping it running. I have an Omega Seamaster Chronostop flyback roughly the same age as your citizen. I may have to read up on keeping the chronometer running.
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My recent acquisition:


New watch for the collection by Bill Smith1, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

That's a stunning watch. Superb!
Although I'm familiar with the current Seiko lineup of diver's I cant reliably source this one... kinda looks like a 6127 but then again it doesn't.

that is a franken, it has bits and pieces of different vintage models. The dial, hands and bezel ring look to be reproductions. The case is a bit unrecognizable, seems to have been grinded down quite a bit. All that matters is that you like the watch, though.

You're ghetto rig though, I like that a lot, do you have a better pic and set-up details?
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Very nice Seiko.
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Originally Posted by plot View Post

This is ridiculously beautiful, what model is it?
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Originally Posted by Flake View Post

That's a beauty! Dig the Simons Cat avatar too
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

That's a stunning watch. Superb!
Although I'm familiar with the current Seiko lineup of diver's I cant reliably source this one... kinda looks like a 6127 but then again it doesn't.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

that is a franken, it has bits and pieces of different vintage models. The dial, hands and bezel ring look to be reproductions. The case is a bit unrecognizable, seems to have been grinded down quite a bit. All that matters is that you like the watch, though.

You're ghetto rig though, I like that a lot, do you have a better pic and set-up details?


Thank you all guys, it's not a 6127 nor is it a Franken, it's a 7025-8099 from the seventies. Genuine all original.


@ Edmorel: as for my ghetto rig it is quite literally just stuff laying around: it's a Nava desk matt leaning against a big Manfrotto tripod as is the carbon fibre boom which is infact a ski-pole and the "crane" is a roll of 3M tape. The lights are two Tolomeo's clamped to the desk, normally one is mounted on it's baseplate at the other end of the room. To diffuse the light just some plain old sheets of 80gr copier paper taped to the hoods. The little tripod is a polaroid replica of the overpriced Leitz Leica tripod and several vintage 35mm camera's act as height adjustment. The camera is a 7 year old Canon ixus on which I can only adjust the white balance and ISO.
post #2848 of 4038
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

That's interesting about keeping it running. I have an Omega Seamaster Chronostop flyback roughly the same age as your citizen. I may have to read up on keeping the chronometer running.

General advise I've heard is that you should not always keep the chrono running. It causes additional wear on the movement. But, in the case of the citizen 8110A, when the chrono is stopped, there is a spring that is compressed to separate two clutch plates.  So leaving it stopped can wear out that spring, leading to having the vertical clutch assembly repaired.  I guess it really depends on the design of the particular movement.


Is your watch similar to this one?

 

 

That's a great looking watch.

post #2849 of 4038
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Originally Posted by imissmycar View Post

General advise I've heard is that you should not always keep the chrono running. It causes additional wear on the movement. But, in the case of the citizen 8110A, when the chrono is stopped, there is a spring that is compressed to separate two clutch plates.  So leaving it stopped can wear out that spring, leading to having the vertical clutch assembly repaired.  I guess it really depends on the design of the particular movement.


Is your watch similar to this one? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


That's a great looking watch.

Here's mine:



(taking the photo that day precisely at noon probably wasn't the best idea)
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post


Here's mine:
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(taking the photo that day precisely at noon probably wasn't the best idea)

Nice!  I really like the nato strap you chose for that.

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