Hooray, it's Seiko Saturday!
You see what I did here, right? LOL. Always the Fashionista.
A favorite Omega today... HAGW All!
Didn't know I was going to acquire a watch yesterday afternoon. Mrs. noelekal gets off an hour early on Fridays and we took the time to visit a new little antique store that has opened in our small town. Once inside I immediately asked if they had any old watches. The lady behind the counter allowed that she thought her mother had placed a box of watches under counter. She fished the box out.
It was a tangle of cheap-o, out of style, fashion quartz watches, mostly womens, and not worth the effort it would take to place the mess in the nearest waste basket. Down at the bottom was a wretched Seiko. Filthy, green with verdigris, and with a horribly scuffed crystal and on an equally tarnished and filthy Twist-O-Flex. Shook the watch and it wanted to run. Was missing the crown.
Payed $5.00 tax included and brought the poor thing home, removed the Twist-O-Flex and applied copious amounts of Mother's Mag Polish to the case and crystal followed by a treatment of Poly Watch to the crystal. In the course of the clean up the watch began to tick hopefully, almost as if it was wishing for a spa treatment.
With difficulty I set the time by the bare stem, stuck a used strap on it and donned it for the rest of the evening. This morning it was still running and on time, ticking merrily and showing me what it could do. Been wearing it all day and it continues to keep time very well. Can't set the day/date feature without a proper crown. Hah! Cleaned up, the raggy case almost looks florintine and the crystal cleared up immensely.
It's a Seiko 5126 7000 showing to have been produced in April of 1969. Who knows? Perhaps it was originally purchased by a serviceman who bought it in a PX in Vietnam. Actual history is likely not nearly so interesting as that; it likely belonged to a rancher around here who beat it to death in the course of its existence. Probably isn't worth even featuring in a post here, much less spending funds to rehab, but it tickled me that it still works.
Beautiful watch but it always seems whenever I put up a pic of my favorite beater vostok the very next post is a Rolex or some other beauty, I’m starting to develop a condition, I feel a certain way I can’t explain. Maybe it’s the duality of life or some other esoteric thing I can’t grasp.
Recent arrival. It’s claiming a lot of wrist time.
I see what your talking about. I bought it from a local jeweler and took it to another jeweler they said it was good and from 1999....... looking at your photo though it does not seem good. Looking at other’s there’s one selling on bobs watch’s that looks the exact same as mine.
A few more times before it hits the sales room!
Taking two days off from practice shows.
Gotta keep at it!
One B&R’s best! - 1st execution Bell & Ross BR126 Vintage - Modified Valjoux 7750 (ca.1999)
The issue with the one you're posting is that it's a newer maxi case sub. Your whole watch especially the dial looks really cheap in comparison so you do whatever you want with what I write but I would highly recommend you to have the watch checked. And for what it's worth, your watch doesn't look anything near what you posted, sorry! Hopefully the jeweler will take it back....
There's always gonna be a shiny-er thing...
I remember sitting in a parking lot and a guy pulls in with an SL600...probably feeling pretty good about himself. 15 seconds later a guy pulls in right next to him with an SL 65. Bastard!!!
Well in all honesty it’s not too difficult to get more shiny than my old Vostok with the broken date change.
White dial to match the snow outside
Meant to say I appreciate you pointing all this out to me. This is the first Rolex I ever bought And never did any research on it due to me trusting what I heard but I’ve confronted the jeweler I bought it from he’s sticking to his story that it is real. I’ll be taking it to a few place’s to get this all figured out. Thanks again, Kaylan
Just another old Speedmaster ...
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