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My Unusual Watch - The Jardur Seatimer

  1. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Aug 28, 2021

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    I bought this little watch in the late winter 2020. It had been featured in the now defunct “Bring A Loupe” article on Hodinkee.

    The seller was Mr. Jonathan Krovitz and I had never dealt with him before. He was excellent and I hope to do business with him again in the future.

    During the summer of 2020 Mr. Krovitz sent me a message asking if he could facilitate communication between me and a Jardur representative - seems they were thinking about a re-issue of the Seatimer and there weren’t too many good examples out there to use as a reference. He wanted photos.

    It’s an interesting little watch. It has a 24 hour dial and a lot of colour. The radium is almost excessive for such a small watch (33 ish mm. See photos).

    I enjoy wearing it and I think it’s cool that it generated interest with the current Jardur company (I am not affiliated with them, by the way). I have not received any updates.

    So at Jardur’s request, I had my jeweller open it up and sent them photos. Imagine my feeling of horror when I saw that the movement name had been scratched off. “It was common for Jardur to do that” assured the Jardur rep. He explained that Jardur got their movements from a company called “Superior” and we can actually see the S on the scratched area.

    For the experts who see this, I suspect these movements were nothing unusual, but the watch keeps excellent time. I see the odd 24 hour dial on this Forum, notably a UG with a nice history and the odd Soviet watch.

    It takes a few extra seconds with that 24 hour dial to figure out what time it is, however.

    I get the odd comment about the DOG reference on the dial. I have attached a WIKIPEDIA screenshot that explains it.

    I love it. It’s a keeper!

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  2. Canuck Aug 28, 2021

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    Looks like an AS1187/1194 movement. What sets it apart, clearly, is the dial.

    Edited to change 1184 to 1187. Dumb!
     
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  3. Omega D Aug 28, 2021

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    What a beautiful and unusual dial
     
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  4. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Aug 28, 2021

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    I know it’s a keeper but I’ll say dibs again - I think I already did in your strap thread, just in case you change your mind some day :)
     
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  5. arturo7 Aug 28, 2021

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    I don't have a favorite OF watch, but if I did, this would be a candidate.
     
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  6. Dan S Aug 28, 2021

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    What a unique and interesting piece.
     
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  7. Woops Aug 30, 2021

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    Lovely piece and a really engaging write up. Thank you for sharing your watch here.
     
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  8. river rat Sep 9, 2021

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    The dial is set up like Navy watches on ship. Watches were 4 hours except for the dog watch the names used like the mid is slang we called them at certain times of night and day. So this watch mite of been sold to any one in the Navy or merchant marine for watch standing at sea. Cool watch.
    Below how maritime deck watches were set up see how it matches the dial. I hated watches gave you double the work you do your normal job then these after most of the time. Never forget getting back to the states after 6 months the ship was overseas and having duty and standing quarter deck watch the day we got home and stuck on board. The dog watches was to relive the watch so they can eat breakfast or dinner if I remember right. Saw dog on the dial and had a flash back from the Navy.
    • the Afternoon Watch was from noon to 16:00 (4 p.m.)
    • the First Dog Watch (2 hours) was from 16:00 (4 p.m. to 18:00 (6 p.m.)
    • The Last Dog Watch (2 hours) was from 18:00 (6 p.m.) to 20:00 (8 p.m.)
    • The First Watch was from 20:00 (8 p.m.) to midnight
    • The Middle Watch was from midnight to 04:00 (4 a.m.)
    • The Morning Watch was from 04:00 (4 a.m.) to 08:00 (8 a.m.)
    • The Forenoon Watch was from 08:00 (8 a.m.) to noon
     
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  9. mzzleather Sep 9, 2021

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    interesting watch, tks for sharing. Im also on the look out for a 24hr watch and currently waiting for a good condition O&W early bird to appear
     
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  10. MCC Sep 9, 2021

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    Really quirky and interesting dial on a suitably small watch. Thanks for sharing I've never seen one of those before.
     
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  11. Father Time Oct 22, 2021

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    Love it ! !
     
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  12. Braindrain Oct 16, 2022

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    Just reading up on this. What an excellent find! Wear it in good health!
     
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  13. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Oct 16, 2022

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    I was lucky to see this watch in person, it’s a very cool piece.
     
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  14. mzzleather Oct 17, 2022

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    so what exactly does dog mean? Is it an acronym?
     
  15. SkunkPrince Oct 17, 2022

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    No, it's the animal.

    As in "I wouldn't throw a dog out on a night like this". Or, "serving that watch is for the dogs".
     
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  16. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Oct 17, 2022

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    It’s in my initial post and also in River Rat’s explanation. It’s catchy isn’t it!
     
  17. cverstegen Oct 17, 2022

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    glad this got bumped or I would not have seen it. What an awesome watch!
     
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  18. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak May 13, 2023

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    Making a rare outing with the Seatimer. IMG_1045.jpeg IMG_1046.jpeg I made this strap a few months ago and forgot about it.
     
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  19. DerekShallow Aug 22, 2023

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    Just a month ago, a nice Seatimer was released by the Svalbard company.
    The model name is "Seatimer GH14". Numbered Limited Edition of 250 pieces.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Aug 22, 2023

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    Looks like they read OF and did an exact replica of Steve’s watch. Except again too big at 40mm :(