CTF Watches Thread. And pens, lighters ...

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Post by Dr Wolff @ Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:40 pm

Disastrous wrote:

>shrug<

It doesn’t owe me anything and is built like an actual tank. It’s every bit as good as my Omega really, and has some sentimental value so would hate to lose it in the sea to a cheap strap.


Just catching up with this thread. I have a cautionary tale to tell. I lent my PRS 18 to Wolverine Minimus on a windsurfing holiday. It was on an Obris Morgan isofrane-a-like strap, good enough quality, but I came back to the beach to a tearful boy who had lost it to the Atlantic Ocean. Neither of us knows if the strap failed or a spring bar failed, but I won't take any watch watersporting that isn't on a nato or Zulu strap. The nylon washes well, is practically indestructible and if one spring bar fails there is a good chance the watch will be saved by the other.
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Post by Me. @ Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:29 pm

Since last on here I've also gone a bit overboard with watches......I've bought/traded...
Oris Big Pointer Bronze
Oris Williams F1 Lefty
Omega Dynamic circa 1980's Chrono
Eberhard scafograf super 500 Circa 1970's
U-Boat Silver
Gerrard Peregaux Sea Hawk
A bunch of Seiko's incl some home-made.....Two Tuna builds, Oris Turtle etc.
As a result I now have a total of 74.....most of which are cheap (Seconda/Accurist/Rotary) but aesthetically pleasing and mainly all waterproof.

I just bought this lovely Seiko based (7002 mech I believe?) with fish-bone hands and mother of pearl.

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Post by Dr Wolff @ Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:33 am

The Omega Dynamic chrono is a great watch, very nice
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Post by Strawman @ Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:46 am

Got my new 1940's Russian watch today, with Il-2 on th e face and black NATO strap, nice thing and given to pilots of this plane during WW2 I think.
Seller's photo

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A bit about the plane, also known as the flying tank becasue the German's couldn't shoot it down

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_Il-2

Recipient of the "Hero of the Soviet Union", T. Kuznetsov, survived the crash of his Il-2 in 1942 when shot down returning from a reconnaissance mission. Kuznetsov escaped from the wreck and hid nearby. To his surprise, a German Bf 109 fighter landed near the crash site and the pilot began to investigate the wrecked Il-2, possibly to assist Kuznetsov, or to look for souvenirs. Thinking quickly, Kuznetsov ran to the German fighter and used it to fly home, barely avoiding being shot down by Soviet fighters in the process.
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Post by manfromdelmonte @ Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:55 pm

I haven't worn a watch since the start of lockdown. I don't really know why, but I'm a bit scared to open my watch box as I spent many hundreds of pounds getting my favourite watch repaired just before.
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Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:12 pm

Like that, strawms. Very nice.

I haven't worn a watch for years and I really should as I have a couple of nice ones.
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Post by Dr Wolff @ Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:49 pm

Arrived yesterday. Lemania 5012, SAAF second hand, French day wheel, so maybe military but there are no markings on the case backImage
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Post by Strawman @ Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:31 pm

Top watch buying
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Post by minimoog @ Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:47 pm

Lovely. I'd have that on a bund.
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Post by Dr Wolff @ Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:13 am

minimoog wrote:Lovely. I'd have that on a bund.
Yup, the thought occured to me
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Post by manfromdelmonte @ Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:38 pm

I just saw this in a photograph of a job lot of old watches for sale. I'm assuming it's a horrid fake?

Otherwise...

This time next year we'll be millionaires.

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Crapek Philippe?
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Post by S1K @ Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:47 pm

No one sells genuine old Patek Phillippe watches cheaply.
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