Friday, May 22, 2015

Vintage NOS Consul watch

Just serviced this NOS gold watch found in the 1980s.Started this hobby by finding these NOS from the old watch shops. In the 1980s mechanical watches were not in trend and Quartz watches rule..

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Vintage Omega 120 Seamaster

Just traded my Fortis moon phase for an OMEGA - Vintage Seamaster 120 Automatic Cal 565 Ref. 166.027 Circa 1960  with the faded

 "Ghost Bezel" w/ Patina. I have been very disciplined in keeping the quantities of the watches down and not adding any new unless some old one is out.

The Omega Seamaster line remains a perennial favorite amongst watch collectors, and this vintage Seamaster 120 is an excellent reminder of the brand's storied past and commitment to the exploration of our oceans. It was by chance that I came across this beauty and I am glad to be able to swap watches with fellow collector.  This is the smaller brother of the Seamaster 300 and it was originally popular with snorkelers and skindivers. This particular Seamaster dates from the mid-1960s, and features the Omega Calibre 565 automatic winding movement.  With serial nos 269,744,xxx the watch was dated 1968.

Below picture show the 120 sitting next to the SM300. If I am not wrong, there are one more version of the SM 120 with a fatter case as well as another SM300 in smaller case.

Just back from service 










Saturday, April 25, 2015

Vintage Constellation day date

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http://download966.mediafire.com/2bas82ueaxxg/t91sqtks2ezgm5g/Calibre+751+Omega+Constellation+Models.pdf


Saturday, April 18, 2015

CWC vintage military chronograph

Just traded my extra Benrus military for a vintage CWC chronograph watch running on a Valjoux 7733 movement. It is issued in the 1970s to pilots of the RAF. It's an asymmetrical case unique to CWC.



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Vintage Moeris military WW2

Just Found an old WW2 military watch marked with DH on the back (DH= Deutsches Heer or Dienstuhr Heer) 

I have always wanted to find one watch with the DH marking and finally found one at a very reasonable price point. Moeris was founded in 1893 in St. impiety by Moeri & Jeanneret.

Info on German Military Watches - WWII Era from the internet:

The German Army had special pocket watch and wristwatches for their Officers and special functions. (Deutsches Heer - german) - The German Army. Letters DH designated the watches made in Switzerland under the military order for Germany during the WWII. 

For Germans such watches were produced and retailed: ARSA (Auguste Reimond), Alpina, Mulco, Titus, Minerva, Record, Zenith, Silvana, Helvetia, Longines. And also (mixed up with German): Buren, Doxa, Dogma, Glycine, Gala, Mimo, Phenix, Record watch Co., Recta, Para, Leonidas, Revue, Tritona, Wagner, B.W.C., Grana, Helios, Moeris, Helma, Siegerin, Vogele, Zentra, Laco, Stowa ,Wempe, IWC, A. Lange & Sohne, Hanhart, Glashutte. 

The pocket as well as the wristwatch had screwed backs and were shock resistant. The dial was black with a small second hand with radium digits and hands. The back was marked "D.H." (Deutsches Heer), with the case number. The watches were partly deployed and written into the soldier's book, and also sold to army staff. It is not entirely clear what D H stands for. Some writers suggest the D stands for Deutsches (Germany) and the H for Heer (Army). However, I prefer the interpretation given by Konrad Knirim (http://www.knirim.de/english.htm), who has written that the D stands for Dienstuhr (Service Watch) and the H = Heer (Army). However, it is not entirely clear that DH watches were originally intended for the Army alone, given documented instances were the service record books of members of the Luftwaffe (Air Force) have been found with DH watch serial numbers written as issued to these troops. In addition to watches marked with D....H, there are some identical watches with only the letter D in front of the serial number and no H after the number. Collectors speculate that these D only watches were for the Luftwaffe. Others speculate that these watches were used by Para-military personnel such as those working in railroads. However, given that the WWII German records have been lost we really don’t know for sure how these watches were issued.







Saturday, April 11, 2015

New leather straps


I have been very discipline in my watch collection as I have not added any new vintage watches in my collection. I am glad that I have managed to swap my other watches for the watch s that will fit into my current portfolio in keeping my collection a little tighter.

Didn't get any watches but did managed to find these 26mm leather NATO straps for my vintage ..


http://german242.com/w/zczdiver/zcz.htm