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Old 10-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #3886
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O&W makes some cool looking watches, although they are a BIT [just a bit] pricy for ETA movements - but you won't see one very often, that's for sure.
I can see ones fine it's threes I have a hard time with

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Old 10-22-2011, 08:38 AM   #3887
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1948 Hamilton "Milton"



27x36mm 14k gold filled case, manual winding 19 jewels -- completely restored and serviced for less than 200 bucks! beautiful, but too small for anything but formal duty.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:53 AM   #3888
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:14 AM   #3889
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:39 AM   #3890
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O&W makes some cool looking watches, although they are a BIT [just a bit] pricy for ETA movements - but you won't see one very often, that's for sure.
Here's mine:



I really like the 12 hour bezel - wondering if I can get one for my Planet Ocean too...
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:44 AM   #3891
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Today's New York Times has the annual watch supplement. Get it...
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:21 PM   #3892
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That Hamilton tank is beautiful.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:28 AM   #3893
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I got my Breitling back from it's first service at the weekend - dropped it off after 7 years of use and abuse. 6 weeks and 280 later, I got this:

Another box - I didn't deliver it to the store in a box:



Nicely packaged inside:



And a very nicely prepared watch - many of the scratches on the strap and case had been polished out, and the numbers in the bezel are now black, at least I don't think they were black when I gave them the watch! They also replaced the crown as the rubber had perished meaning it was no longer waterproof.

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Old 10-24-2011, 08:40 AM   #3894
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Nice Colt. I see that Brietling has discontinued that watch again. I have a first-generation Colt GMT. Oddly enough, mine is starting to run slow and needs service as well, I need to call my guy in San Francisco and arrainge to ship it to him for a clean-lube-adjust.

I'm getting itchy for another watch, but I also need a headset for the amateur radio, a linear amplifer, and a hexxbeam.....decisons decisons.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:42 AM   #3895
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Today's New York Times has the annual watch supplement. Get it...
Why bother? Most of the stuff in there [and I have not seen it] I predict will be A) unaffordable to mortals B) absurd design - like the watch with two 'eye' pods on top with old fashioned car compass looking dials....

I like a good watch as much as anyone, but I don't care for the absurd.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:03 AM   #3896
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Why bother? Most of the stuff in there [and I have not seen it] I predict will be A) unaffordable to mortals B) absurd design - like the watch with two 'eye' pods on top with old fashioned car compass looking dials....

I like a good watch as much as anyone, but I don't care for the absurd.
I have a watch that when people see it in pictures ay it is way too busy, but when they see it in person, they compliment on how clean and nice it is. It is a Breitling Bentley Motors.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:56 AM   #3897
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Why bother? Most of the stuff in there [and I have not seen it] I predict will be A) unaffordable to mortals B) absurd design - like the watch with two 'eye' pods on top with old fashioned car compass looking dials....

I like a good watch as much as anyone, but I don't care for the absurd.
Go to the library and check it out. A visual feast, to see the watch faces and the exposed movements.

Can I afford one of them them? No, but it's free to look.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:21 PM   #3898
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27x36mm 14k gold filled case, manual winding 19 jewels -- completely restored and serviced for less than 200 bucks! beautiful, but too small for anything but formal duty.
Pure class.
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:39 PM   #3899
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Nice Colt. I see that Brietling has discontinued that watch again. I have a first-generation Colt GMT. Oddly enough, mine is starting to run slow and needs service as well, I need to call my guy in San Francisco and arrainge to ship it to him for a clean-lube-adjust.

I'm getting itchy for another watch, but I also need a headset for the amateur radio, a linear amplifer, and a hexxbeam.....decisons decisons.
You should go for the service - it'll be like getting a new watch... not least because it takes so damn long
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:38 PM   #3900
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WANT......So if you happen to be selling one.


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