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Here is my box of 10. I wear one of these every day.



First row:
Cartier wind up mini tank
Cartier automatic Santos
Cartier vintage wind up (not sure the model)
Tiffany Atlas sterling steel
Movado SE with diamonds

Second row:
Versace signature from the early 90's
Versace DV1 Black ceramic automatic
Versace Landmark round
Tiffany Atlas automatic (gorgeous watch) Steel
Seiko from Japan Limited edition rollator. Has three moving discs with seconds, minutes and hours.

AJ

I am really not a fan of any of them, to be honest. I think the Movado is especially too flashy.
post #3752 of 48312
This is my first ever vintage watch acquisition. It's a bit heavier than I anticipated, but it fits well. (Sorry for the crap photo.) It's a Girard Perregaux Gyromatic. I'm not acquainted with the make and was wondering if anyone can tell me a bit about them. Also, I can't figure out how to adjust the date (which is why it says Friday 12th instead of 13th). Anyone know? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post
This is my first ever vintage watch acquisition. It's a bit heavier than I anticipated, but it fits well.



(Sorry for the crap photo.)

It's a Girard Perregaux Gyromatic. I'm not acquainted with the make and was wondering if anyone can tell me a bit about them. Also, I can't figure out how to adjust the date (which is why it says Friday 12th instead of 13th). Anyone know?

Thanks.

It may work like a Wittnauer I have on the Other Sales - read the details there.
http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...36#post2621036
post #3754 of 48312
Nice pick up there. Does the red luminous still glow? be interesting to see. GP's a good brand, I'd say middle hi on the pack. Although, they have quite a few of hi complication pieces - 3 gold bridges tourbillon, repeater etc. Try timezone for more info and background. AFAIK, on day/date adjustment; pull crown one tab clockwise to adjust date, counter clockwise to adjust day. Depending on the maker, it could the reverse.
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went on a mini-shopping spree past 2 days. Purchased the following pieces at what I consider great prices:

B&R Vintage 123


1940's Wittnauer Mechanical Chronograph
post #3756 of 48312
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Nice pick up there. Does the red luminous still glow? be interesting to see.
GP's a good brand, I'd say middle hi on the pack. Although, they have quite a few of hi complication pieces - 3 gold bridges tourbillon, repeater etc.
Try timezone for more info and background.
AFAIK, on day/date adjustment; pull crown one tab clockwise to adjust date, counter clockwise to adjust day. Depending on the maker, it could the reverse.

Thanks for the tip on Timezone; their GP forum answered my question. You adjust the date by pushing in on the crown. The glow seems to have gone. I was a bit surprised at how quickly the watch ran down. After a few hours wearing it still had stopped by about 2am. At that rate I'd have to reset it every day.
post #3757 of 48312
Seiko 5 SNK803K2... ... with Burgundy stripe straps from J.Crew ... with Navy stripe Doesn't come out in the photos but the khaki color on the straps match almost exactly with the color of the dial.
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Thanks for the tip on Timezone; their GP forum answered my question. You adjust the date by pushing in on the crown. The glow seems to have gone. I was a bit surprised at how quickly the watch ran down. After a few hours wearing it still had stopped by about 2am. At that rate I'd have to reset it every day.

No prob. Learn new things everyday, so it's a push to adjust, I see. Too bad red lume is all gone. On some of the older auto, couple hours might not be enough to leave over night. Try wearing it for a full day (6-8 hours) for couple days see what happen. GP is a manufacturer, so your piece should have in-house movement, and GP's movement is no junk for sure. Enjoy.
post #3759 of 48312
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went on a mini-shopping spree past 2 days. Purchased the following pieces at what I consider great prices:

B&R Vintage 123


1940's Wittnauer Mechanical Chronograph

Both nice catches
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What's the general consensus on B&R around here and in the watch world? I have an IWC Pilot Chrono and an Omega SMP (discontinued version), which are both deliberately understated and non-attention-seeking watches. I was thinking of getting a steel/black/white B&R 42mm as something a bit more different and youthful since I'm still on the right side of 30. Something strictly for casual wear only. Opinions?
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went on a mini-shopping spree past 2 days. Purchased the following pieces at what I consider great prices:

B&R Vintage 123


1940's Wittnauer Mechanical Chronograph

Very nice - what's the diameter on the Wittnauer?
post #3762 of 48312
33mm dial and 42mm lug to lug. The dial is as about the same size as my '40's IWC. This is my first '40's chronograph which I don't have in my collection. Dial, crystal, movement and crown is original on the watch and the dial is exceptionally clean.
I also just picked up a Damasko 37 and have my eye on a Sinn 656.

My wife is going to kick me in the man bag for my watch splurge
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Originally Posted by NH_Clark View Post
33mm dial and 42mm lug to lug. The dial is as about the same size as my '40's IWC. This is my first '40's chronograph which I don't have in my collection. Dial, crystal, movement and crown is original on the watch and the dial is exceptionally clean.
I also just picked up a Damasko 37 and have my eye on a Sinn 656.

My wife is going to kick me in the man bag for my watch splurge

Welcome to the club - nice collection and worth the occasional squeaky voice.
post #3764 of 48312
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Originally Posted by a-rock View Post
Seiko 5 SNK803K2...

... with Burgundy stripe straps from J.Crew


... with Navy stripe


Doesn't come out in the photos but the khaki color on the straps match almost exactly with the color of the dial.

That looks great, love those striped bands. I have a Seiko SNK809K2 that I put a whiskey/tan strap on. I may pick up the SNK803K2 and put a burgundy/oxblood band on it as well, I really like that color dial.

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Regards. PS. Sorry for camera phone pics.
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