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  1. Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF Mar 21, 2018

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    This guy
     
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  2. watchdaddy1 Mar 21, 2018

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    Love the font Jake.:thumbsup: Never seen that font b4.
     
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  3. Canuck Mar 21, 2018

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    Quartz Seiko 5? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I was under the impression that Seiko 5s were all mechanical. Picture?
     
  4. aap Mar 21, 2018

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  5. dougiedude Carpe horologium! Mar 21, 2018

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    OMG, is that NEW, Aaron?!?

    Slice me with them lugs.... PLEASE!!

    And Dibs ::love:: !!!
     
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  6. Canuck Mar 21, 2018

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    Here’s a Bulova product that came along before your Bulova Caravelle. It is a Bulova product that came along some time in the mid 1950s. The name on the dial is ARDAY. It was named for Arde Bulova who was chairman of the board at Bulova, after the death of his father (and founder of Bulova), Josef Bulova, in 1935. It was Arde Bulova who turned Bulova into the power house it became. This Arde was Bulova’s stab at mass merchandising inexpensive watches. This one sold for $12.95, on a composition (fake leather) strap in the mid 1950s. The movement is a Japanese copy of the venerable FHF 72 movement which is shown in this image from the Ranfft archive. It has 17 jewels, and is shock protected. Chrome plated case. I think that Bulova replaced the Arday name with the name Caravelle.

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk&FHF_72

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  7. Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF Mar 21, 2018

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    Dang this little piece carries a whole lot of history! I was going to do some digging tomorrow, thanks for the lead!
     
  8. aap Mar 21, 2018

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    Haha. No Doug, I’ve had this since last September. Bought it from @woodwkr2

    And yeah the lugs are super sharp. Dibs noted!
     
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  9. jaspert Mar 21, 2018

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  10. tintin34 Mar 22, 2018

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    Not sure if the grey blue shark is a „match“ , but good for one day anyway

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  11. roadsternet Mar 22, 2018

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    Timex time from Great Britain (made) :)
    Handwinding nearly 50 years old.
     
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  12. bardamu Mar 22, 2018

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    Spring Time!
     
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  13. voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Mar 22, 2018

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    Day three wearing this Sea Wolf. I have been stopping in at a few supply houses and watchmakers that have stashes of nos parts. Looking for a new crystal and gaskets. One day I may get lucky. If so I will buy a few lottery tickets
     
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  14. controller Mar 22, 2018

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    Yeah, Seiko again.. :)

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  15. larryganz The cable guy Mar 22, 2018

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  16. CPRwatch Mar 22, 2018

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    At a business conference day , image.jpeg
     
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  17. tikkathree Mar 22, 2018

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    And for most of the day it's my PD which looks like it has no crystal! tmp-cam--1678457960.jpg
     
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  18. tikkathree Mar 22, 2018

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    Time won't drag with that on your wrist. Nice.
     
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  20. larryganz The cable guy Mar 22, 2018

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    Yes, it's all original from 1998 for my son's birth year - he got a matching watch for his 18th birthday 2 yr ago, only 16,000 lower serial number.
     
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