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  1. ANALOGUE Sep 23, 2018

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  3. Omega1 Sep 23, 2018

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    Welcome to the forum this a great place to hang out.... nice watch
     
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  4. Omega1 Sep 23, 2018

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    Good afternoon.... 39C5E553-4397-434C-8D0D-531AA91FCB12.jpeg
     
  5. Lou P YaY! Sep 23, 2018

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    cal 501...YaY!
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  6. Dre Sep 23, 2018

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    Jaeger kinda week

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  7. Dan S Sep 23, 2018

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  9. alam Sep 23, 2018

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    57 on the wrist, enjoying our flowers on this last day of a great summer!

    :)
     
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  10. allwoundup Sep 23, 2018

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    That's a handsome watch, enjoy it...you wear it well.

    You are correct, prior to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Sekondas were produced in the USSR at two factories, the First State Watch Factory, in Moscow, and Petrodvorets Watch Factory, in Leningrad. Sekondas exported to the West during the Soviet era were often branded Raketa and Poljot. After the dissolution of the USSR, Sekonda became a British based company manufacturing its products in Hong Kong.

    As a historical side note, the First State Watch Factory in Moscow, where Sekondas were produced, actually has its roots in Canton, Ohio and Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1930, the Soviet government, through its Amtorg Trading Corporation, purchased the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company of Canton, Ohio, and relocated it lock, stock and barrel to Moscow to create the First State Watch Factory. Twenty-one Dueber-Hampden employees also relocated to the USSR to teach the Soviets watchmaking.

    The Dueber-Hampden Watch Company was created after the Dueber Watch Case Company of Cincinatti, Ohio purchased the Hampden Watch Company of Springfield, Massachusetts in the late 1800s. Foreshadowing Dueber-Hampden's relocation to Moscow forty-two years later, Dueber moved Hampden's assets and 600 of its employees, and their families, to a new factory in Canton, Ohio in 1888.
     
  11. ebrohman Sep 23, 2018

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  12. Spruce Sep 23, 2018

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    Bright and sunny now

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  13. Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF Sep 23, 2018

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    Seiko sunday
     
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  14. Olaa Sep 23, 2018

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    sundaysparkling :) 145.018 ~ 1969
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  15. bristnj Sep 23, 2018

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    You have to love finding a vintage watch that’s lived most of its life in a drawer! 1970’s Tradition Diver Ref. 10742 - cal. AS1913 - sold by Sears Roebuck & Co. The “cherry on top”, still fitted on original JB Champion Stretch-Link Oyster Bracelet that’s in equally great condition!!
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  17. man_on_moonwatch Sep 23, 2018

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    The only "sea" that I available :rolleyes:
     
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  18. stogie530 Sep 23, 2018

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    My Seamaster 300

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  19. Mach Sep 23, 2018

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    Time for a mocha after running the Fall Frolic 5K in Beverly, MA:
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  20. TexOmega Sep 23, 2018

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    Century

    Cal 283 circa 1954

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