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Re: New Arrivals

on Sun Jun 11 2017, 17:17
and i know what it is ....NA NA NA NA NA Razz Very Happy
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Re: New Arrivals

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@SeikoJohn wrote:After meeting Domecurb today ( more can be read here http://thewatch-clockforum.forumotion.co.uk/t696-delivery-driver-surprised-me-today#6213 )  I can show my latest arrival .... I present the Invicta Grand Diver








I shall do a little write up later in the week but I just wanted to show off my new watch .. many thanks Domecurb  


Always exciting getting a new watch and that one is pretty impressive. Love the blue dial and bezel insert as well as the hour markers and hands. Looks like it will have a good lume too so all in all pretty perfect.  
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Re: New Arrivals

on Mon Jun 12 2017, 13:25
So the wife is having her nails done and I am sitting being board board board did I mention I was board anyway I said to the wife I'm nipping down the road for a wonder , during the wonder I passed cash converters and had a look in the window and the only thing that looked ok was a Tissot t touch with no price , I had a look at the watch and asked the price £119 he said cool as a cucumber I said cheakerly if you would go £100 I will buy it now the guy said I will ask the manager , well even with no box and paper £119 is a bargain

The guy came over and said ok £100 it's a deal woop woop get in a new unexpected incoming

Tissot t touch z251

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Re: New Arrivals

on Mon Jun 12 2017, 13:29
@Iceblue wrote:So the wife is having her nails done and I am sitting being board board board did I mention I was board anyway I said to the wife I'm nipping down the road for a wonder , during the wonder I passed cash converters and had a look in the window and the only thing that looked ok was a Tissot t touch with no price , I had a look at the watch and asked the price £119 he said cool as a cucumber I said cheakerly if you would go £100 I will buy it now the guy said I will ask the manager , well even with no box and paper £119 is a bargain

The guy came over and said ok £100 it's  a deal woop woop get in a new unexpected incoming

Tissot t touch z251


a steal at that price Shocked well done !
been looking at the T-touch for years and the price always puts me off, but i would buy 2 at that price Very Happy
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Re: New Arrivals

on Mon Jun 12 2017, 15:07
I've just re synchronised the watch and cut the rubber strap to size and what can I say does the trick nicely
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Re: New Arrivals

on Mon Jun 12 2017, 18:22
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@Iceblue wrote:So the wife is having her nails done and I am sitting being board board board did I mention I was board anyway I said to the wife I'm nipping down the road for a wonder , during the wonder I passed cash converters and had a look in the window and the only thing that looked ok was a Tissot t touch with no price , I had a look at the watch and asked the price £119 he said cool as a cucumber I said cheakerly if you would go £100 I will buy it now the guy said I will ask the manager , well even with no box and paper £119 is a bargain

The guy came over and said ok £100 it's  a deal woop woop get in a new unexpected incoming

Tissot t touch z251


a steal at that price Shocked  well done !
been looking at the T-touch for years and the price always puts me off, but i would buy 2 at that price Very Happy

Forgot to say it comes with 6 moths warranty as well lol
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Re: New Arrivals

on Mon Jun 12 2017, 18:30
@Iceblue wrote:
@domecurb wrote:
@Iceblue wrote:So the wife is having her nails done and I am sitting being board board board did I mention I was board anyway I said to the wife I'm nipping down the road for a wonder , during the wonder I passed cash converters and had a look in the window and the only thing that looked ok was a Tissot t touch with no price , I had a look at the watch and asked the price £119 he said cool as a cucumber I said cheakerly if you would go £100 I will buy it now the guy said I will ask the manager , well even with no box and paper £119 is a bargain

The guy came over and said ok £100 it's  a deal woop woop get in a new unexpected incoming

Tissot t touch z251


a steal at that price Shocked  well done !
been looking at the T-touch for years and the price always puts me off, but i would buy 2 at that price Very Happy

Forgot to say it comes with 6 moths warranty as well lol

where were you ? its 85.2c Shocked
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Re: New Arrivals

on Mon Jun 12 2017, 18:50
I returned to the nail bar and neatly passed out lol
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Re: New Arrivals

on Mon Jun 12 2017, 19:01
@Iceblue wrote:I returned to the nail bar and neatly passed out lol

were they making chips ? Shocked
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Re: New Arrivals

on Mon Jun 12 2017, 19:40
They were making a lot of many looking at the amount of people in thier that's for sure
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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jun 14 2017, 16:37
More to revealed later but for now a photo to leave you all guessing



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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jun 14 2017, 16:40
[quote="SeikoJohn"More to revealed later but for now a photo to leave you all guessing

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i bet its a Sekonda lol!
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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jun 14 2017, 17:44
Bought this on Friday and it arrived today Orient Mako XL .







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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jun 14 2017, 17:47
@SeikoJohn wrote:Bought this on Friday and it arrived today Orient Mako XL .






thats a very handsome watch john
looks to be a really good size too, i hope it lives up to your expectations and you are happy with it Very Happy
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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jun 14 2017, 17:54
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thats a very handsome watch john
looks to be a really good size too, i hope it lives up to your expectations and you are happy with it Very Happy

So far so good I have had it on about an hour now and I really like it ,, so much so I keep having a quick glance at it when I think noone is looking.
One think I have noticed it the Blue dial seems to be pearlescent as in when the dial catches the light parts of it look to be a different blue. It looks to the eye to be a more expensive watch than what it is .
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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jun 14 2017, 18:11
@SeikoJohn wrote:
@domecurb wrote:
thats a very handsome watch john
looks to be a really good size too, i hope it lives up to your expectations and you are happy with it Very Happy

So far so good I have had it on about an hour now and I really like it ,, so much so I keep having a quick glance at it when I think noone is looking.
One think I have noticed it the Blue dial seems to be pearlescent as in when the dial catches the light parts of it look to be a different blue. It looks to the eye to be a more expensive watch than what it is .  

i am guessing "Smug Level" is high at the moment Very Happy
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Re: New Arrivals

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Re: New Arrivals

on Fri Jun 16 2017, 09:50
Great looking mako buddy seems to be a great size for you
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Re: New Arrivals

on Fri Jun 16 2017, 16:55
Very nice I love the dark blue colour, can I ask why you went for the xl over the standard, it looks enormous to me in that wrist shot
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Re: New Arrivals

on Fri Jun 16 2017, 17:13
@Robti wrote:Very nice I love the dark blue colour, can I ask why you went for the xl over the standard, it looks enormous to me in that wrist shot

I bought it for two reasons firstly I like big watches but mainly because the price I bought it for from eBay was a bargain
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Re: New Arrivals

on Fri Jun 16 2017, 17:41
@Robti wrote:Very nice I love the dark blue colour, can I ask why you went for the xl over the standard, it looks enormous to me in that wrist shot

to be honest its only around 3mm wider than the standard Mako which is around 41mm so not much in it and if the XL existed when the standard one came out i would have bought the XL although mine was a gift from my wife....
some of the first ones like mine had date alignment issues [ like mine Mad ] and for that reason i have never worn it
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Re: New Arrivals

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Yeah I am now an owner of a Seiko Kinetic



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Re: New Arrivals

on Sat Jun 17 2017, 12:07
@SeikoJohn wrote:Yeah I am now an owner of a Seiko Kinetic




about time you got a decent watch ! Shocked

lol! lol! lol! lol!
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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jun 21 2017, 14:57
Seiko Kinetic been and gone now as I did not bond with it but got this in today Seiko Flightmaster



very nice and a lovely shade of blue.....AND it makes more sense than a Kinetic  lol! lol! lol!


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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jun 21 2017, 15:22
A blue faced seiko lovely, what more could you want maybe a touch of yellow,although too busy for my old eyes

Edit: after a closer look my apologies I like the face it's the bezel I find too busy for me
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@Robti wrote:A blue faced seiko lovely, what more could you want maybe a touch of yellow,although too busy for my old eyes

Edit: after a closer look my apologies I like the face it's the bezel I find too busy for me

It is definitely a very interesting and busy bezel insert
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Re: New Arrivals

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@SeikoJohn wrote:
@Robti wrote:A blue faced seiko lovely, what more could you want maybe a touch of yellow,although too busy for my old eyes

Edit: after a closer look my apologies I like the face it's the bezel I find too busy for me

It is definitely a very interesting and busy bezel insert

Ah but it's a seiko and it's blue Wink
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Received this yesterday

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 10:21

Man you thanks to Bruce I received this yesterday from the sales section.
Tried to size it this morning but either the screws aren’t that great or the screwdriver bits are poor, so will need to order better screwdrivers, so off to post for recommendations
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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 12:15
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Man you thanks to Bruce I received this yesterday from the sales section.
Tried to size it this morning but either the screws aren’t that great or the screwdriver bits are poor, so will need to order better screwdrivers, so off to post for recommendations

you sure its screws and not split pins? they can look like screws from one side as they are split ......truth is i cant remember what it has scratch
EDIT: just checked ......its split pins from what i can see, just need to watch as they may have collars as well as pins

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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 14:32
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Man you thanks to Bruce I received this yesterday from the sales section.
Tried to size it this morning but either the screws aren’t that great or the screwdriver bits are poor, so will need to order better screwdrivers, so off to post for recommendations



That's a very nice watch to add to your collection.
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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 15:43
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@Robti wrote:
Man you thanks to Bruce I received this yesterday from the sales section.
Tried to size it this morning but either the screws aren’t that great or the screwdriver bits are poor, so will need to order better screwdrivers, so off to post for recommendations

you sure its screws and not split pins?  they can look like screws from one side as they are split ......truth is i cant remember what it has scratch
EDIT: just checked ......its split pins from what i can see, just need to watch as they may have collars as well as pins

Cracking watch to add to the collection I really like the look of that one , in regards to the bracelet and sizing it I found this video it may be of some use to you to watch it explains how to remove split pins . The next photo we want to see is it on your wrist



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This arrived today from Iceblue ( Andy )





It is an Aladdin 17 Jewel manual wind and a watch I have not seen before . It requires a little work doing to it but I like a project Smile

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on Wed Jul 12 2017, 16:02
@SeikoJohn wrote:This arrived today from Iceblue ( Andy )





It is an Aladdin 17 Jewel manual wind and a watch I have not seen before . It requires a little work doing to it but I like a project Smile

can you measure the movement width as in the last pic top to bottom and the internal case width too, i should have a metal movement ring that will fit

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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 20:34

Sorry does this not look like poorly finished screws, will check again when I get back in
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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 20:44
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Sorry does this not look like poorly finished screws, will check again when I get back in

look like split pins to me Wink

there should be arrows on the inside of the bracelet showing which direction to push the pins

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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 21:22
Embarassed
Funny how I never seen the arrows before I must have been too convinced that the pins were poorly finished screws


2 half links removed perfect fit and clasp/dial sitting nicely on the wrist, big grin to oneself when a gentle tap and out it pops.
Thanks to Bruce for the watch (still had the cellophane on the bracelet)and to everyone for the gentle nudges in the right direction.
Wonder if anyone can guess what I will be wearing tomorrow lol!

Sorry about the wrong time had the crown pulled out to save the battery till I got the bracelet problem solved
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on Wed Jul 12 2017, 21:31
@Robti wrote:Embarassed
Funny how I never seen the arrows before I must have been too convinced that the pins were poorly finished screws


2 half links removed perfect fit and clasp/dial sitting nicely on the wrist, big grin to oneself when a gentle tap and out it pops.
Thanks to Bruce for the watch (still had the cellophane on the bracelet)and to everyone for the gentle nudges in the right direction.
Wonder if anyone can guess what I will be wearing tomorrow lol!

Sorry about the wrong time had the crown pulled out to save the battery till I got the bracelet problem solved

glad you got it sorted
dont waste your time pulling crowns to save batteries, on most watches it makes no difference and the circuit still pulses
so........what you wearing tomorrow ? lol!

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on Tue Jul 18 2017, 21:03
Well what can I say apart from feeling very blessed it landed today and I've been waiting what feels like years lol

Rolex date just 16200 boxed with some papers

36mm with out and 38mm with the crown

Rolex 3135 movement

On a lovely Rolex jubilee bracelet

Comes freshly serviced and refurbished case and bracelet



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on Tue Jul 18 2017, 22:28
well done, i had a feeling you were going down this route Wink
hope you get many years of pleasure wearing it

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on Tue Jul 18 2017, 23:10
To think I thought you was one of us Andy but no you are a Rolex boy lol

It is actually very nice and I bet you do not wear it to work

I too hope it brings you.many years of pleasure matey I know you have wanted a Rolex for quite a while now

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on Wed Jul 19 2017, 06:47
Thanks guys it's smaller than I usually wear but it's a lovely piece on the wrist
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@Iceblue wrote:Thanks guys it's smaller than I usually wear but it's a lovely piece on the wrist

As others have said, great watch, definitely a time piece to enjoy for years to come, good choice and it was worth selling the others for this.
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on Thu Jul 20 2017, 07:17
Just to add to what others have said a very lovely looking watch, and I personally think it sits nicely on your wrist, I suppose if you have been used to larger watches it will take some getting used to, but it will be nice to wear it while getting used to it, I hope you have many years of enjoyment with it
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New in today and £5 all in including Postage bargain cheers Ancre Supersport Mechanical movement . I am unable to remove the case back as it is really tight but I have not got the big tools out to try it just yet . Brief look on the internet and I believe Ancre is part of the Prim group which is Czech . Quite a few dings and dents and a crack on the crystal but it will do for now until I clean it up




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@SeikoJohn wrote:New in today and £5 all in including Postage bargain cheers Ancre Supersport Mechanical movement . I am unable to remove the case back as it is really tight but I have not got the big tools out to try it just yet . Brief look on the internet and I believe Ancre is part of the Prim group which is Czech . Quite a few dings and dents and a crack on the crystal but it will do for now until I clean it up




Looking good and an absolute bargain
BUT !........does it work and what size is it ? Very Happy

PS steel case back brass case = very tight case back, best bet is superglue a flat blade and leave is overnight to harden, that will get the case back off then remove the glue with Ruths nail polish remover Wink

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I don't have a tape measure to hand but it is this big



I set the time at 9.46 this morning and it is keeping perfect time . Will measure when I get home . Thanks for advice on removing caseback

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@SeikoJohn wrote:I don't have a tape measure to hand but it is this big



I set the time at 9.46 this morning and it is keeping perfect time . Will measure when I get home . Thanks for advice on removing caseback

blimey its HUGE !!! Shocked

and you have rain lol!

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I need to apologise as my guess was 2mm out. I judged it at 40mm but Inc crown it measures 42mm . Oh yes we got rain Ruth is like a drowned rat after being at the animal sanctuary all day.

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@SeikoJohn wrote:I need to apologise as my guess was 2mm out. I judged it at 40mm but Inc crown it measures 42mm . Oh yes we got rain Ruth is like a drowned rat after being at the animal sanctuary all day.

thats a big watch for a vintage..........good catch ....especially for the price

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I changed the strap to a leather NATO I made I think it suits the watch better . I want to find out more about the brand name as I really like this watch



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Re: New Arrivals

on Thu Jul 20 2017, 18:53
@SeikoJohn wrote:I changed the strap to a leather NATO I made I think it suits the watch better . I want to find out more about the brand name as I really like this watch



I can see a theam going on hear it similer case style to the alladdin very nice indeed and a bargain price too nice catch buddy
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Re: New Arrivals

on Thu Jul 20 2017, 21:24
@SeikoJohn wrote:I changed the strap to a leather NATO I made I think it suits the watch better . I want to find out more about the brand name as I really like this watch




Very nice watch and a great buy at that price.

I couldn't find much about Ancre watches but found references linking them to this company

http://www.masterhorologer.com/2010/02/prim-watches-only-manufacture-made.html

The Ancre & Meister Anker were apparently brand names used by this Czechoslovak manufacturer for watches to be sold to the Western market.

Whether watches with Ancre on the dial all came from this company  isn't clear. It is possible that the name could have been used as a generic brand by a number of companies like so many other vintage watches.

Hopefully when you can get access to the movement it may help with the research. Very Happy
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Re: New Arrivals

on Thu Jul 20 2017, 22:23
@daff62 wrote:
@SeikoJohn wrote:I changed the strap to a leather NATO I made I think it suits the watch better . I want to find out more about the brand name as I really like this watch




Very nice watch and a great buy at that price.

I couldn't find much about Ancre watches but found references linking them to this company

http://www.masterhorologer.com/2010/02/prim-watches-only-manufacture-made.html

The Ancre & Meister Anker were apparently brand names used by this Czechoslovak manufacturer for watches to be sold to the Western market.

Whether watches with Ancre on the dial all came from this company  isn't clear. It is possible that the name could have been used as a generic brand by a number of companies like so many other vintage watches.

Hopefully when you can get access to the movement it may help with the research. Very Happy

Cheers matey a bit more info to help with the research

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