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  1. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Feb 8, 2015

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    1900 Waltham model 1892 Vanguard.... 115 years old and still keeping good time
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  2. Impondering

    Impondering Doesn't actually ponder all that much. Feb 8, 2015

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    Great looking pocket watch. I love the detail on those types of movements!
     
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  3. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Feb 8, 2015

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    Waltham was at its peak when this one was made, soon after this they were loosing money and headed for oblivion, but at the turn of the century the Swiss were still playing catch up with the American watch industry.
     
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  4. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Feb 8, 2015

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  5. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Feb 8, 2015

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    It is! the gold eight pointed star (yes gold) has a pinion on the end of its shaft which runs in a rack cut into the inner surface of one side of the slot on the end of the arm.... turn the wheel, move the arm...... soooooo finely adjustable. Railroad standards in 1900 demanded an accuracy of inside 30 seconds a week, in a freezing or boiling steam engine's cab, while being shaken about violently in a pair of coal dust filled overalls. The man who wore the watch expected fully it to pass its frequent time standard inspections with a minimum of service because it cost him a small fortune to purchase in the first place. Most of the chronometers we love from the Swiss only had to pass inspection once...... these were officially checked monthly on some railways and you better not be caught on the job without a current accuracy certificate!

    The "21 ruby jewels" marking is a bit of a lie..... the pallets are sapphires and the end stones on the balance wheel are diamonds...... The rest however are rubies, and this was made before synthetic jewels hit the watch market (about 1905)
     
  6. TheCaptainOfTech

    TheCaptainOfTech Feb 8, 2015

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  7. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio Feb 8, 2015

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    It's been a while... Love this watch!
     
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  8. ELV web

    ELV web Feb 8, 2015

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    image.jpg I am still loving the weather in Beijing, 3 days of sun shine and blue sky in a row.
     
  9. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Feb 8, 2015

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    Celebrating the purchase of TWO vintage Omegas from Christos, with my Longines 7293-2 cal.30L on an unusually warm winter evening (60 degrees!):

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  10. Barking mad

    Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Feb 8, 2015

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  11. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio Feb 8, 2015

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    EDITED BECAUSE SOMEHOW I PASTED TWO THREADS INTO ONE. Sorry.
    that is so beautiful. What's under the hood?
     
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  12. ELV web

    ELV web Feb 8, 2015

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    Thanks. This is, it is simple on the outside with a little extra effort from zenith on the movement finishing under the hood.
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  13. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio Feb 8, 2015

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    I'm just learning about zenith, is this one of those 36000 pulsation movements?
     
  14. ELV web

    ELV web Feb 8, 2015

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    unfortunately it is pre el-primero, 18,000 I think caliber 146. Many variations. I am also learning zenith too :) this was a lucky purchase.
     
  15. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio Feb 8, 2015

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    Love it!! Congrats!
     
  16. Hijak

    Hijak Feb 8, 2015

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    Stunning watch Stefan!::love:: And DIBS.
     
  17. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Feb 9, 2015

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    Got me donning my Zenith 146D, this late hour:confused: (sprinkles be-damned!):

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  18. Northernman

    Northernman Feb 9, 2015

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    Just arrived. Took the original bracelet of for a clean, hence NATO.
    New crystal (alignment to be sorted) and gaskets awaits. Still a very good feeling to, finally, have this on the wrist.
    Speedmaster Mark II 145.014 Racing Dial.
    This weeks starts very good indeed!
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  19. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Feb 9, 2015

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    Another glorious day in sunny Scotland.

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  20. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Feb 9, 2015

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    another Omega!! Nice!!!!