The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Nice to see another Cosmonaute.
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    After long, long last, I have finally looked at every page of the watch P0rn thread and now I can post a pic of one of my watches.

    My Grandfather's Wittnauer which was at that time part of another watch company whose name I can't remember. JLC perhaps? Anyway, this thing had fallen apart and rotted away and I had Central Watch Band put it back together. It needs a band and different hands on the chronos (notice how they don't match) but it's a nice thing to have and I'm looking forward to wearing it at some point.

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    If anyone were able to throw out any of their thoughts as to the age of the watch or any other info, that would be cool.
     


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    ^I'll take a wildly amateur guess and say around the 1940's
     


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    1940-50's

    Did you open the case? Does it look like this Valjoux 72 movement?

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    Not JLC, Longines. Note this 1947 Longines/Wittenauer Ad:

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    Regarding the movement question: no, but I will. What is the significance of that movement?
     


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    I don't think any of the hands are original actually - chrono subdials or hour/minute
     


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    No, but I will. What is the significance of that movement?
    Movement and movement number should be able to confirm age of the watch.
     


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    along with the '40's IWC I posted earlier here's another favorite in my rotation:

    '57 SS w/ black face Omega Seamaster

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    Another Seamaster. Ref. ST 165.0020 with the cal. 552 movement if I'm not mistaken. Got it through eBay two weeks ago I think. The second hand fell off a few hours in on the maiden voyage but that was fixed rather easily. Keeps time as good as one can expect from a 40 year old time piece so I couldn't be happier. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    My new arrival--

    A Tissot was my first "real" watch years ago-- when they released this one, I fell in love with the retro (1946) style. I threw in a bid on ebay this week, and snagged it for less than 50% the normal going price, or less than 30% the retail.

    18k rose gold.

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    Nice to see another Cosmonaute.
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    Is it sacrilege for me to say that I think this watch is ugly? It looks too busy for my taste.
     


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    Is it sacrilege for me to say that I think this watch is ugly? It looks too busy for my taste.
    Wouldn't say ugly, but I agree on too busy, and I suspect this is an iconic piece from Breitling
     


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    Thinking of getting the Seamaster Aqua terra midsize chronometer as a daily beater to rotate with my Air King. Does this come with a deployant or tang buckle? I would prefer a deployant one. What do you think, black or blue dial?:
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