JontheBrit wrote:A couple of you suggested letting you know what watches I collected. Normally I like vintage mechanical watches.
Welcome to the club, then!
JontheBrit wrote:Have a birth year omega Geneva, this is the one they started it all really.
The collection was called Geneve, not Geneva. Started out in the 1950s as a collection just a tier below the Constellation, in the 1960s it was reduced to the rank of an entry level colection. The 1960s and 1970s models were a mix of sporty, casual and slightly avant-garde pieces.
I wanted a flatter crystal ideally sapphire crystal it went to watch shop then got sent to a watch omega and came back with an even more convex crystal not sapphire- bugger
I don't mean to be impolite, but how the fuck were they supposed to put a sapphire crystal on a case designed to take a hesalite one? Most models, even if with a flat dial, had the pinions sticking out above the bezel level, so a low-dome or flat crystal is out of question. Before you say "but Speedmasters are available with hesalite and sapphire, so why impossible", it needs to be remembered, that the case design in both is not identical, that difference coming from them having been designed for taking a different crystal alright.
have the manufacturer service a vintage watch. Never. They love to swap or repaint dials, do crappy relume jobs, swap the hands for ones not necessarily correct, and to attack the case with a dremel and Cape Cods. The Omega service is notorious for killing the collectible value of watches, and disrespecting the customer's guidelines for what is and what is not to be refinished or swapped.
JontheBrit wrote:A 1969 Smith's W10, Cwc w10 1979 mechanical, cwc 1980 first year of quartz issued to military. Precista 1984 6bb 2 of them,one in bits one working. Various cwc g10s. 1982 fat boy case Precista first military watch I bought, needs quartz movement replaced.
3 www Timor, record and vertex
Then a few atps my real weakness.
Would love to see the pics of these.