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Old 12-10-2012, 11:21 AM   #5341
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My Citizen. It has lived on my wrist pretty much non-stop for the last 7 years.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #5342
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My "British" watch, Bremont. British company, Swiss manufacture.

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #5343
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #5344
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Take a look at Christopher Ward's watches. They don't have a long history, they make a really decent watch for the money. Swiss movement, English design and manufacture.
Smith's, too. A Smith's went to Everest with Hilary and Norgay. Here's an old Smiths watch ad for sale on ebay.

Precista is now making a modern Smiths Everest. They own the rights to the name.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #5345
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I have a question for the forum: how come the UK known for its car/plane/ship/motorcycle industries was never known for its watches (or cameras)??? I know Italian, French, German even Russian watches but not a single British one!
A quick search of the history of Rolex might give you an answer there!
Originated in London after a German guy moved around Europe a bit. The article below is from wikipedia but there are other articles Ihave read that talk about it starting in London and moving later to Switzerland.

Rolex SA and its subsidiary Montres Tudor SA design, manufacture, distribute and service high-quality wristwatches sold under the Rolex and Tudor brands. Founded by Hans Wildorf and Alfred Davis in London, England in 1905 as Wilsdorf and Davis, Rolex moved its base of operations to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919.
Bloomberg Businessweek magazine ranked Rolex No.71 on its 2007 list of the 100 most valuable global brands.[2] Rolex is the largest single luxury watch brand, producing about 2,000 watches per day, with estimated 2003 revenues of approximately US$3 billion.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:56 PM   #5346
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Smith's, too. A Smith's went to Everest with Hilary and Norgay. Here's an old Smiths watch ad for sale on ebay.

Precista is now making a modern Smiths Everest. They own the rights to the name.
I wonder if they're the same Smiths that used to make bad gauges for British cars?
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #5347
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I wonder if they're the same Smiths that used to make bad gauges for British cars?
Bite your tongue Speedo, I learned to drive on a '54 MGTD in 1961.
The instruments were quite accurate unfortunately. Triumphs probably, the cars and for sure motorcycles had Smiths and then later my '77 Ducati bevel which I still share with my son...the instruments work. They were as good as anything for when they were.

Nicer to look at than most.

I drove a Jag XK120 and 140, Triumph TR3's and my buddy's Austin Healey, but I never in my life drove a Porsche. Probably VDO. The Healy would knock down a pack of Lucky's when you drove over them standing on end.

As a kid I knew America was doomed as an empire because they didn't know how to make cars or motorcycles...how right I was.
Fortunately for the world the Russians were no better.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:51 PM   #5348
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Didn't see any of these here.. not expensive but I like..

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:23 PM   #5349
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My first nice watch. I was amazed at the Seiko commercial that showed this watch ticking off the seconds in one second increments. My Mom bought this for me for Christmas of 1975. Single Mom raising three kids. She passed away in March of this year. Gonna get this watch brought back to new condition if it costs me a year of pay.



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I'm wearing virtually the same watch at this very moment. I got it for my 21st birthday in 1978.

It has never given me any problems.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:34 AM   #5350
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Today's watch: a Seiko "Pepsi".
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:02 AM   #5351
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I like it, but it looks like a Coke (black/red as opposed to blue/red). Love the yellow dial, regardless.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:15 AM   #5352
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My little HMT Kohinoor on a leather NATO



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Old 12-13-2012, 11:29 AM   #5353
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Today's watch: a Seiko "Pepsi".
Nice!!
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:30 AM   #5354
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My little HMT Kohinoor on a leather NATO



Love this. Details? Never heard of HMT. Looks great on that NATO, classy.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #5355
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Love this. Details? Never heard of HMT. Looks great on that NATO, classy.
It's a hand-winder, case diameter is about 35mm, and was $15 shipped from India off ebay. HMT is an Indian company, the use their own in-house movements, and I guess they've been around for a while. Keeps ok time, usually about a minute or two fast after 24hrs, which is perfectly acceptable to me. NATO is from Crown & Buckle, and is much better than the "genuine leather" stock strap. Total investment is right around $30, which works even for a broke undergrad such as myself.

I'm just getting into watches myself, so I don't know too much- check out the Affordables sub-forum at watchuseek.com. That's actually where I heard about HMT, and I blame them for the damage done to my wallet!
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