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post #46 of 83
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Just found this via search function. Bump for an awesome thread.

Many thanks - great bump!
post #47 of 83
I never did post those pictures of the Lemania and Gruen that I said I would.
post #48 of 83
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Originally Posted by gorgekko View Post
I never did post those pictures of the Lemania and Gruen that I said I would.

Why not now?
post #49 of 83
Here are mine:
My first one found on ebay, a 60's Omega:



A small moon phase by Oris:





Another Seamaster:




I dont wear it enough as I wear this JL instead, I found an original crown to replace the service one but I have not yet found the time to replace it (sorry for the picture quality:


A very old reverso model with solid silver case (30's/40's ?), small compared to modern models but very attractive:




A 70's 1002 Rolex, I really dislike the recent Rolex and never thought I would own one:




My last and definitely favorite one; 70's JL Memovox:



It replaced my previous Memovox by Lecoultre which was a manual model:
post #50 of 83
Here are a couple pics of my beater watches.

post #51 of 83
^timeless and very durable
post #52 of 83
Beautiful. Thanks for posting these you guys.
post #53 of 83
wow those 60s seamasters look awesome

wouldnt mind getting one myself
post #54 of 83
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
Why not now?

By Grapthor's Hammer, it shall happen tomorrow.
post #55 of 83
Okay, screw it. I just took a picture as you can tell by the time on the watches. I might have set a SF record in time from promising something to actually delivering...My apologies for the quality of the picture.



The bands are obviously not original. The Lemania had a great original thick brown leather band but finally fell apart some years ago.
post #56 of 83
Terrific collection! More details please on the following:

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Originally Posted by Oyaji View Post
Here are mine:

A small moon phase by Oris:


A very old reverso model with solid silver case (30's/40's ?), small compared to modern models but very attractive:



My last and definitely favorite one; 70's JL Memovox:

post #57 of 83
Thank you, what would you like to know ?
-Oris moon phase is quite recent, early 90's. It is a gold plated watch with goldy rotor (I dont know when Oris switch to red rotor)
it has quick set for all indicators except the moon phase so a watch winder or a daily manual winding operation is necessary.
-Reverso is one of the very first one before JL starts to label them.
It is a manual winding of course but the reverse is still about 30 hours which is quite amazing for such an old watch.
I have not opened it but I have read that movement were JL one but the case was subcontracted at that time. As a solid silver, the case turns black quite easily so I wear it mostly in winter.
It is all original one except the case was repaint but the hands are original so hour hand is losing its gold plate.
-Memovox: has quick date set, the buzz is nice but the alarm is not that easy to set as the subdivision between hours are every 12mn (5 marks). In my opinion, it has still a very modern looking.
post #58 of 83
A couple more of mine

Another vint Raketa. This one is on a shell strap.


A vintage made in England Smiths.
post #59 of 83
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
Here are a couple pics of my beater watches.


Very nice beater, which model is this?
post #60 of 83
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Originally Posted by Oyaji View Post
Thank you, what would you like to know ?
-Oris moon phase is quite recent, early 90's. It is a gold plated watch with goldy rotor (I dont know when Oris switch to red rotor)
it has quick set for all indicators except the moon phase so a watch winder or a daily manual winding operation is necessary.
-Reverso is one of the very first one before JL starts to label them.
It is a manual winding of course but the reverse is still about 30 hours which is quite amazing for such an old watch.
I have not opened it but I have read that movement were JL one but the case was subcontracted at that time. As a solid silver, the case turns black quite easily so I wear it mostly in winter.
It is all original one except the case was repaint but the hands are original so hour hand is losing its gold plate.
-Memovox: has quick date set, the buzz is nice but the alarm is not that easy to set as the subdivision between hours are every 12mn (5 marks). In my opinion, it has still a very modern looking.

Many thanks Oyaji - just what I was looking for. The Reverso is exquisite; please pm me if you're looking to sell at some point.
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