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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. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    A pic of my IWC Novecento, which just came back from an overhaul in Schaffhausen on February 29th. This pic was taken on my birthday.

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    Beautiful NR!
     
  2. Piobaire

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    A gold Tudor automatic from the early 1930s.

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    Keeps time just fine, even after all these years, although the case bears the roadmarks of its journey through the decades. I think it merely adds character. I have owned it for about eight years now.
     
  3. gdl203

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    Is the case gold-filled or solid gold? If the latter, you can very easily give it a quick polish and make it look like new [​IMG] If the former, then you should clearly not do that
     
  4. mafoofan

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    Is that Tudor really from the 30's? It looks a little more contemporary than that--maybe the 50's.
     
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    Is that Tudor really from the 30's? It looks a little more contemporary than that--maybe the 50's.
    Agree. The "ROTOR SELF-WINDING" inscription looks very similar to what came on the dials of Tudor watches equipped with the "Tudor Auto-Prince" aka Cal. 390 in the 1950s
     
  7. Piobaire

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    When I had the movement cleaned and oiled when I first got it, I used the serial number to date it to the 30s. I have since lost the numbers and do not want to open the case until needed. The back is stainless so I figure it is gold filled and have been a little concerned about using a jeweler's clothe on it. It is better looking than the pictures indicates, such as the crystal appears much clearer.
     
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    Mark from Plano, that is very nice. Rare in rose.

    Yeah, I was probably wrong to say rose. It isn't quite that dark. Probably more pink. Still not that many in pink though.
     
  10. Mustapha

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    mustapha ... and his shirts that would be a bit too flashy and flowery for myself ...

    Whoa, a complaint. [​IMG] Jerome, here is one of my plain shirts - something that wouldn't be out of place in this 'Central Europe' that you inhabit. [​IMG]

    Watch also included for relevant content. Tudor is the the lower level line of Rolex. At one time Tudor watches were more basic outsourced movements fitted in Rolex cases. This Tudor was the equivalent of Rolex's '6694' model - a handwound gents watch that was the entry into the Rolex lineup. Rolex has gravitated upwards into more posh watches and sadly these kinds of watches are no longer part of their stable. Fuzzy pic of the watch, but nothing really to see - an 'Oyster' case with the usual Rolex crowns on the bracelet and winding crown.

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    The mailman delivered this today:
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    BTW, Greg and Mark from Plano, thank you! [​IMG]
     
  12. gdl203

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    The mailman delivered this today:
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    BTW, Greg and Mark from Plano, thank you! [​IMG]


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  13. 0b5cur1ty

    0b5cur1ty Senior member

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    Some lovely watches in this thread, here's a few of my favourites...

    Seiko Premier Automatic (6R20) - now on the rather wonderful OEM bracelet, I like this watch more the longer I own it:

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    Vintage Omega Geneve (family heirloom):

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    Seiko's classic SKX007 automatic diver's watch:

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  14. Mustapha

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    ob5curl1ty, here is another Seiko for you.

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    ob5curl1ty, here is another Seiko for you.

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    Mmm. A cushion-case 6309 if I'm not mistaken - lovely! [​IMG]
     
  16. Mark from Plano

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    The mailman delivered this today:
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    BTW, Greg and Mark from Plano, thank you! [​IMG]


    [​IMG] Congrats, but we need details. Movement? Age? Case material? Tell us about it.

    My guesses are: 30.10 bumper auto movement, vintage 1945-1952. Can't tell if it's a gold or gold filled case, but I'm guessing gold filled. Is it a snap back case? If so it will be easy to get the serial number and check the vintage of the watch here:
    http://home.xnet.com/~cmaddox/omega_serial_numbers.html
     
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    [​IMG] Congrats, but we need details. Movement? Age? Case material? Tell us about it.

    My guesses are: 30.10 bumper auto movement, vintage 1945-1952. Can't tell if it's a gold or gold filled case, but I'm guessing gold filled. Is it a snap back case? If so it will be easy to get the serial number and check the vintage of the watch here:
    http://home.xnet.com/~cmaddox/omega_serial_numbers.html


    Thanks for the link. The official Omega Vintage Watches website doesn't allow a serial no. search. Mine is 12376325, looks like it was indeed made between 1947-1950.

    Here are the fruits of my quick research:
    - The movement is Caliber no. 332. This and the case size (~37mm) suggests ref. DW 2842. Dial is very similar to the one on Omega site, everything seems like a close match, except...
    - Case ref. number is 2398-1H. The only useful search is for keyword "2398", and it turned up ref. OT 2398, which uses Cal. 330/33,10 RA. Made in 1943, same case size though.

    I'm thinking it's a DW 2824 with a OT 2398 caseback. Is this possible?

    Also, how do I tell if the case is gold or gold-filled?

    Edit: Oops, never mind. Case size for ref. OT 2398 is only 35mm. Looks like it's a ref. DW 2824 then. Still don't know what's with the case reference number...
     
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    Thanks for the link. The official Omega Vintage Watches website doesn't allow a serial no. search. Mine is 12376325, looks like it was indeed made between 1947-1950.

    Here are the fruits of my quick research:
    - The movement is Caliber no. 332. This and the case size (~37mm) suggests ref. DW 2842. Dial is very similar to the one on Omega site, everything seems like a close match, except...
    - Case ref. number is 2398-1H. The only useful search is for keyword "2398", and it turned up ref. OT 2398, which uses Cal. 330/33,10 RA. Made in 1943, same case size though.

    I'm thinking it's a DW 2824 with a OT 2398 caseback. Is this possible?

    Also, how do I tell if the case is gold or gold-filled?


    OK. Am I good or what? Nailed it almost exactly. I said 1945-1952, it looks like to me that you are looking at around 1950 or so. I said a 30.10 bumper auto movement and the 332 is the 1950 version of that movement. Sometimes I amaze myself. [​IMG]

    Your post above has DW 2842 in one spot and DW 2824 in another. If what you actually mean is DW 2482, then I agree with you. [​IMG]

    As for the caseback...the Omega website says that this case was used with cal. 332's, so that's good (less chance that you have a Frankenwatch).

    As for how to tell the case material, look on the inside of the case back and tell us what markings are there (a picture would be better). It should either say gold filled or have a gold marking...probably either .750 (18k) or .585 (14k). Just give us all of the markings on the inside of the case back.
     
  19. SoCal2NYC

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    x post from the Watches Pt. II thread I made...

    So I made the rounds again today. By the time I had left my apartment (I was sure I wanted the Aqua Lung) and then by the time I got to Wempe I was undecided again.
    I tried on the GO Senator Chrono, GO SportEvo and Breguet Type XX at Wempe.
    I got an initial price and then went to Tourneau because I wanted to see the Blancpain again, of course the prices for the other 3 watches really didn't compete with Wempe.
    So I went back, took the SportEvo out of the mix and focused on the two chronos. I really wanted a bracelet so I had them adjust the Breguet to what would fit me...then I mentioned that I would be paying with cash and the guy went back to the calculator and came back and presented me a $ that we both agreed on.
    I then was able to leave with a Breguet Type XX Transatlantique.

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  20. 0b5cur1ty

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    x post from the Watches Pt. II thread I made...

    So I made the rounds again today. By the time I had left my apartment (I was sure I wanted the Aqua Lung) and then by the time I got to Wempe I was undecided again.
    I tried on the GO Senator Chrono, GO SportEvo and Breguet Type XX at Wempe.
    I got an initial price and then went to Tourneau because I wanted to see the Blancpain again, of course the prices for the other 3 watches really didn't compete with Wempe.
    So I went back, took the SportEvo out of the mix and focused on the two chronos. I really wanted a bracelet so I had them adjust the Breguet to what would fit me...then I mentioned that I would be paying with cash and the guy went back to the calculator and came back and presented me a $ that we both agreed on.
    I then was able to leave with a Breguet Type XX Transatlantique.

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    The word 'exquisite' springs to mind. Congratulations - I've no doubt you'll enjoy that watch!
     
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