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  1. Hernium

    Hernium Apr 19, 2020

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    Hello!

    I've been a lurker on here for a while, and even snagged my first Swiss watch off the private sales forums - a Constellation C-shape that I am greatly pleased with. I'll be the first to admit I've only very recently gotten myself into this rabbit hole after I got a chance to handle one of my mate's King Seiko, and lots of hours on the web later, ended up here!

    The other watches in my very humble collection are a very beat up F-91W which served me well in my time in the army (being forced to roll around in deep mud and other fun adventures!), and my grandfather's old Seiko 7548 which I just had to get overhauled and pressure tested after all these years.

    My most recent acquisition is something I think I'll keep for years to come, a 2016 Speedy Hesalite to celebrate both my 21st and somehow managing to get into Purdue - what better watch to pick for a school which produced both the first and the last man to walk on the moon!

    It's been nice to have such a treasure trove of information on this forum, and I hope I can finally start adding to it sometime in the future. See y'all around!
     
  2. wagudc

    wagudc Apr 19, 2020

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    Sounds like a great start. Welcome! Now let's see some pictures of the watches!
     
  3. NikoMartinez_SYD

    NikoMartinez_SYD Apr 19, 2020

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    Welcome mate, I am also a newbie here, however long time lurker too. Similarly i bought my first watch from the private sales forum and waiting for the delivery! exciting...
     
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  4. wagudc

    wagudc Apr 19, 2020

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    Nice grab! It's a beut.
     
  5. NikoMartinez_SYD

    NikoMartinez_SYD Apr 19, 2020

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    Thanks mate, was my first baptism into OF, will be buying but also selling much more i am sure.. glad to be here!
     
  6. wagudc

    wagudc Apr 19, 2020

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    I recognize it as one from @Toishome. They have had so many great watches in the sub $500 range for sale.
     
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  7. NikoMartinez_SYD

    NikoMartinez_SYD Apr 19, 2020

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    Yes thats right ! Easy to deal with seller. Fair deal.
     
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  8. Hernium

    Hernium Apr 19, 2020

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    Ah of course, how could I forget ;)

    The connie isn't around currently, off to Simon Freese for a lot of work: manual winding has stopped working entirely, and the watch loses a minute every 5 hours or so...hard way to learn not to drop a watch :oops:

    In any case, here are some pictures of it in happier times, and the 7548 as a bonus: DSC_0024.jpg DSC_0034.jpg
     
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