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Old 03-05-2017   #41
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A few more 1960's and 1970's vintage Chinese watches. The Shanghai was made in late 1950's. The Dongfeng brand watch was made in late 1960's and encased a home developed in-house ST5 movement.





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Zenith El Primero Charles Vermot LE
Old 03-05-2017   #42
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Zenith El Primero Charles Vermot LE

Here is my last chronograph.
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Old 03-05-2017   #43
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Girard Perregaux Ref. 4958

I've been thinning my camera collection to purchase watches. Here is my next to last purchase.
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I sold off a load of my camera gear and bought this last year to replace my 30 year old Submariner I gave to my daughter. Hopefully I'll be wearing this for the next 30!
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As a co-founder, and one of the moderators of the WUS Chinese mechanical watches forum, I have hundreds of these vintage Chinese watches made since late 1950's. The two shown were made in early 1960's and 1970's in Beijing and Shanghai respectively. I actively collected them for a few years since 2005 for historical documentation, and most gained value since then.



I really like the top one.
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I have a vintage Omega from the 40s - Cal 265. The dial has been restored, obviously. A Fab Suisse from France. It's no Patek, but I love it anyway.

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Is that a 35mm case size on that reference?
You are right, it's a 35mm SS case, ref #3466.
The caliber is a 27-460 (but I guess you already knew that)

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I've been thinning my camera collection to purchase watches. Here is my next to last purchase.
😂 I've been going the other way, thinning the watches.
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Niiiice!

Is that a sapphire, glass, or Plexiglas crystal?


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There are plenty of nice watches shown here, which one are you asking about ?
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Omega Constellation

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I've been a big fan of Nomos watches and the company itself since the original Tangente, right when they came up with their Alpha movement (Very early Nomos used Peseux 7001).

I've had a few models over the years, but this is my one and only automatic from Nomos and actually in my (small) collection.

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DUW 3001 in-house movement
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Found this beauty for $2 at a local flea market, two summers ago... One of my best finds ever.


Lemania 105, w/ 2320 movement:
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Great stuff, keep it coming.

And nice Patek Mr. Rodinal. I guess itīs 33mm or some other now "ladies" size, right?
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Great stuff, keep it coming.

And nice Patek Mr. Rodinal. I guess itīs 33mm or some other now "ladies" size, right?
No, It's 35mm (which I could and would gladly pull off)
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Found this beauty for $2 at a local flea market, two summers ago... One of my best finds ever.
Great find for $2!!
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There's a guy in Portland who specalizes in Seiko's he did a good job on a 70's era diver that I had years ago, but no longer have.

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Found this beauty for $2 at a local flea market, two summers ago... One of my best finds ever.


Lemania 105, w/ 2320 movement:
That's outragious 😂 What a beautiful watch!!! I read about these fleamarket finds, clearly i don't have the right fleamarkets near me 😩
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Great stuff, keep it coming.

And nice Patek Mr. Rodinal. I guess itīs 33mm or some other now "ladies" size, right?
As gnuyork correctly said, it's 35mm.

I'm aware of the "modern" tastes in watch sizes, but I'm perfectly comfortable with a watch this size.

I think it's always healthy not to be fully "in style".

Anyway, I have thin wrists, so I also wear watches much smaller, like the medium Tank Francaise pictured below (as reference, the strap is 18mm).
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I was walking on clouds for a couple of weeks after that find...
Also it runs perfectly and keeps time very well. Lemania movements are very well regarded.
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Nomos Metro neomatik nachtblau.
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Love your Nomos watches, Sug. I'm a big fan of German watches too.
I posted earlier above, the answer to your question about my Junghans watch.
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Seiko SARX017

... and my trusty Mamiya 7II!
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Very nice watches. I curbed my watch bug about 8 or 9 years ago. Cameras and model railroads take the bulk of my allowance. My user watches are both Orients, a blue dial Mako and World Time CFA05001B. I don't even want to start talking about my pocket knives (I have been reducing it by giving some away as birthday gifts).



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I was a Seiko watch wearer for the longest time, then about 10 years ago moved to wearing an Oris. This is my second Oris diver (7533p) automatic and still has the proper ETA made movement.

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Love your Nomos watches, Sug. I'm a big fan of German watches too.
I posted earlier above, the answer to your question about my Junghans watch.
I'm definitely partial to German watches though I appreciate Japanese and Swiss as well.

I think the Max Bill you have is great. I'm thinking the non-numeral, hand-wind white dial is in my future in addition to the one I have. Such a classic and timeless design.
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Thanks Sug. I still think the black design you chose is the best graphically of all their dials, for my taste anyway.
Also, my automatic movement seems to have very little reserve, so I end up winding it every day anyway. The hand-wind movement is definitely all one needs.
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Personally, I'd take hand-winding over automatic any day. I don't really know why I feel that way, but at this point, winding my watches in the morning while I prepare my coffee has long become my everyday ritual. You guessed it: I grind beans with a hand-cranker daily.

I am definitely into small, less-known German brands and not much interested in luxury Swiss brands for the most part, but the Speedmaster has been one of the very few exceptions to that preference.

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Really some beautiful time pieces on here. A lot look like in new condition/unused. My late wife's Xmas present to me in 1971, was a gold Accutron, with the bullet band. This one I will keep and use for ever.
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Two more vintage Chinese watches of 70-80's. But a 1960's Shanghai 1120 with a pie-pan dial is my favorite.





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