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The watch thread: pocket, wrist, sporty, showy? You name it!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by windhoek, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Nero

    Nero Tired

    The weird thing about that watch is that I would automatically start telling the time backwards without thinking
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr likes this.
  2. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

  3. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    There are some nice similar early Longines around that aren't too expensive. Always intrigues me that equal quality early watches, some like Rolex cost a fortune but others like Longines not too much.

    For example
  4. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

  5. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    It should indeed be a "weekend only" watch. My mother was bought a gold Rotary for her 21st, which would have been about 1965. She has worn it a good deal since then but by no means daily, and had it repaired as necessary, on some occasions spending more than the thing was worth in order to keep it working. It has now been declared beyond repair, which is a shame. They are mechanical devices and like all mechanical devices they can be repaired, but at some point parts are no longer available and any repair would become a very specialist affair.
  6. Jezzer

    Jezzer Unspecified

    DW have been slated for taking very cheap Chinese watches/mechanisms and simply rebranding them at a massive markup.

    For example:

  7. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    Website says it's a Japanese quartz movement but I've no idea as to the quality. Mine is still running, several years on, but I hardly use it.
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  8. Jezzer

    Jezzer Unspecified

    As long as you’re happy.

    Just a warning to any potential purchasers. Chap bought a fake DW from Ali Express for £30 and it was identical to the real thing at £150.

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2023
  9. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Except they aren't. The minute markers are different, so is the minute hand.
    I bought a fake Orient Bambino on AilExpress or similar. It's pretty close too. But it's not a perfect copy.
  10. Jezzer

    Jezzer Unspecified

    Very minor differences. They’re made in the same factory in China. Just like some Sennheiser headphones. Here’s another video (there are loads):

  11. Jezzer

    Jezzer Unspecified

    A fine watch
  12. cj66

    cj66 pfm Member

  13. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Orient Bambino
    They are. I'm not sure a copy one is. It works, it's an auto, it was £30. But it doesn't get used or make me want to wear it.
  14. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That's very nice, I like that. I do like the "small seconds" design, it's out of fashion now but was very much "in" in the 40s 50s and 60s. It has conventional lugs, you can fit any strap you like to it.
  15. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    I did not know what, exactly, a NATO strap is so I Googled and found out, with all its supposed military history. But I distinctly remember one summer during seaside holidays going with my grandfather to a watchmaker where he (grandfather) had the leather band taken off his watch and a canvas band put on. Explaining that he always did this in summer. It was probably 1958 - 1960 and I was between 7 and 9 years old. I can't swear that the canvas passed under the back of the case, but it would have made sense because of sweating.
  16. bazza.

    bazza. pfm Member

    I swapped the dial round
  17. Nero

    Nero Tired

    My brain has gone weird. I’m seeing that as a Somon watch now. Back to my Xelor.
  18. bazza.

    bazza. pfm Member

    I don't know Somon watch ,
    Nomos are a Germany company known for Bauhaus design watches plus they make there own in house movements
  19. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    It is a Somon - one of their recently reissued Ettühssalg models I believe..
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  20. stevied

    stevied über wagonista

    Aye, excellent movements. The Alpha movement (hand wound) in my Tangente is extremely accurate and very slim. The watch is less than 7mm thick and thus very light to wear.
    myrman, dan m, Jezzer and 2 others like this.

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