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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by conjurer » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:37 am

Wow! Just, WOW:

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Thanks, Mort, you crazy old Navy-flying-bastard! I'd been kicking around the idea of getting one of these off ebay or somewhere for a couple of months now!

Okay, now up is my Volmax Aviator:

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I got this a couple of years ago as a gift from Mark (yes, that Mark) over at BDWF. It's very cool, and very Russian (none of that Lithuanian-Eastern-European shit in this one.) It's got a cool dial:

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And an even cooler caseback:

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It's a hand-cranker, with the stripped down Poljot 3133 chrono movement inside (I forget the caliber number) that's had the chrono plate removed and leaving behind the hour and minute hands, the 9-eater subdial, and the absurdly tiny date window between the 4 and 5. Because it uses the same mainspring as the 3133, it's got a very long power reserve (probably around 60 hours, but I never measured it. My other Poljots ran this long) but leave it to be said it runs a long fucking time off a full wind.

This is a large watch:

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--compared with my newest boner-inducing OS300. Here it is on the wrist:

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Like all Russian export watches, this one is a "numbered limited edition" of 888/999. It's all stainless with a mineral crystal. I'm including the original box and bracelet plus the very fine Debaufre leather strap and signed buckle that I'm too fucking lazy to take off.

Good luck!
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by bigedsurf » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:16 pm

This arrived today from Casa Conjurer............Thank you John. I really like this watch.........

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Now up for grabs is your choice between a Bulova Caravelle three hand with a blue face.........Photobucket

or my two-tone Seiko Quartz dress watch w/day/date and champagne dial...

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by bigedsurf » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:54 am

Alrighty then. I can see that my previous offerings did not resonate with the membership so I will try one more time.

This is my Zodiac Speed Dragon. The only problem with this watch is that recently the date wheel stopped advancing. To compound the problem,my esteemed watchmaker, also recently, went on to that giant Watch Shop in the sky.

I don't think it's a big deal to fix, as everything else, works perfectly. I bought this watch from Foghorn a couple of years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed it...............Here tis

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by AJC » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:33 am

Cool looking watch but at 45mm it would just sit in my box. I hate my little wrists.
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by mrneddles » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:55 am

OK the Caravelle came in, no pics of yet. Up for consideration is my Tommy Bahama Sterling silver case, taupe tapestry type dial, 40mm, including both straps, new battery. Great condition, scratch on the caseback from last battery change.:
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by AJC » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:58 am

Tommy Bahama, the ultimate chill watch, is on my wrist. A khaki cotton strap and a dark brown braided leather strap give it two completely different looks.
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Up for grabs is a Seiko Automatic 7002-7000 "scuba diver's" (i wouldn't dive in it) 150m watch. The bidirectional bezel is a little loose but it stays in place if you pull up slightly on the part of the bezel with the lume pip (it will click into place).
• 42.3mm w/o crown
• 43.5mm w/crown
• 45mm lug-lug
• 13mm thick
• 22mm lug width
• 7002 Caliber Seiko automatic
• Nov. 1994 production
• Seiko Wave strap worn once
• No box/papers

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by AJC » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:24 am

The seiko strap this comes on, if you've never worn one, sucks ass in the comfort area. I recommend a 22mm nato (i'd throw one on it, but i don't have any 22mm at the moment.)
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