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Old 04-14-21, 03:54 PM
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Well, actually I am not young but certainly not ancient. My father was 54 when I was born. Right after entering the US through Seattle Washington. That makes me a 66 year old (turn 67 in October). He nor my Mum ever became US citizens as they had permanent visas (green cards) . That makes me both a British Subject and a US citizen , although I have never gotten my British passport like my brother did.
Younger than I am. I thought of this option after posting.
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This has been a pleasant thread to read. I am not in position to take up watch collecting. Though I do like to wear an analog watch. I recently found one in my dad's stuff. The battery is dead, and possibly more. And the twistoflex band needs repair
I found a YouTube video for that, should the watch run with a new battery. It appears I will have to go the online route to find said battery.
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A very special Seiko and my point is - "Special". A 1971 Grand Seiko Special. This is sort of the 3Rensho of watches and then some...

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I wonder if the Watch Forum has a, “Show us your bicycle thread...”...
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Originally Posted by billnuke1
I wonder if the Watch Forum has a, “Show us your bicycle thread...”...
Actually - yes! They do. I am on three different "big" watch forums and they all have a bicycle thread. (And I am not the one starting them...).
The threads are often wide and "show your bike" - incorporate all kinds of bicycles and riding styles. Similar to this thread about watches here on BF as it is wider when it comes to watches.

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I like these vintage "turtle" Zenith Captain Chronometres. At one time I had four of them - but now I am down to two...


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This thread is a bad influence! I now own two vintage watches with a third on the way. Like I needed another hobby.

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This thread is a bad influence! I now own two vintage watches with a third on the way. Like I needed another hobby.

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I've discovered that you can make a small fortune in both vintage watches and vintage bikes - just start with a large fortune.
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Jenny was the first wristwatch rated 1000m (not to be taken too seriously though).

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Wonderful! Talk about flying under the radar! HAQ-style.
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Here is its 1969 vintage relative (they spelled it in two words back then):

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Jenny was the first wristwatch rated 1000m (not to be taken too seriously though).

isn’t the Jenny actually a rebranded Ollech and Wajs?
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isn’t the Jenny actually a rebranded Ollech and Wajs?
Actually it is the other way around but yet sort of... Jenny invented the watch in question but O&W made its production possible. I qoute Ollech and Wajs themselves:

"Jenny Watches was a small, family-run business, which manufactured, produced, finished and assembled dive watches branded by other Swiss watch companies. It had been testing an extraordinary new type of ‘one-piece’ case, milled from a single block of stainless steel with an enclosed back. By dispensing with a conventional screw-down case back and associated gaskets they had effectively eliminated the parts of the watch most vulnerable to water ingress. A simple but brilliant concept which Jennyimaginatively trademarked the ‘Caribbean 1000’. Now all they needed was a partner to help introduce the innovation to the world’s oceans.

Ollech & Wajs, an independent, Zurich based watchmaker, was first to see the potential. OW had been working with Jenny for some time and although itself only having been founded eight years earlier, had already established its credentials as a maker of rugged and reliable dive watches. Jenny’s revolutionary ‘monobloc’ case would provide OW with exactly what was needed to meet the increasing demands of the dive community. OW quickly secured a licence to incorporate the case in a new line of ‘Precision’ dive watches, providing Jenny with the investment it needed to begin production."

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Here’s my “collection.” Collection implies something deliberate and while I really like and am attached to most of these watches, only the pilot’s watch, Timex Expedition, Casio and the vintage digital Seiko are watches that I would consider keepers that I deliberately either acquired or received as gifts and possess some sentiment.




Left to right:
-Invicta with a Seiko movement. I bought this early on in my watch nerdery. I didn’t realize it is a direct copy (“homage” in watch speak, gimme a break!) of a Submariner. That turned me off despite it being a great running watch. The movement is great so at some point I’d like to mod it with a new face and bezel.
-Bertucci quartz field watch from drop.com. Great bombproof watch for bike and dual sport motorcycle rides
-Sketchy vintage Seiko 5 I bought from India via Ebay. It never worked. Seller claimed it was serviced but it’s filthy inside. I love the shape so I hope to have a watchmaker look at it one day but I am hesitant to throw more money at it. Anyone here service Seikos?
-Casio that I asked my GF to buy me for Xmas. Such fun watches despite being $15. And I’m a bug softy so it being a present from her gives it more meaning.
-Timex Expedition. My first watch as an adult. Gift from my parents so it’s also a keeper. I love the firld watch style of watches so this one ticks that box and has the perfect size (40mm) for me.
-My dad’s vintage digital Seiko. I always remember him wearing this growing up. I had it serviced but it was flaky after that. I am going to see if Seiko still services these. I am willing to invest in it since it means a lot to me.
-Islander Pilot’s Watch. I’ve been watching the youtube videos from Long Island Watch for a while now ([LI accent]“Hi, this is Mark from Long Island Watch”[/LI accent] lol) and when he came out with this house brand clean-looking flieger, I jumped on it. A little big at 42mm but overall I love the look. I need to finish it with a band I like better.
-Vintage Timex bought as-is from ebay. A parts only hand wind watch that doesn’t work. I love the look and have considered swapping out the movement but really not sure what to do with it.
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How about a date at six!? Also from 1952.

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1974 big block.

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Black OPS diver. 1970

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