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Another one on its way!

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Mon May 10, 2021 2:04 pm

So, I have just pulled the trigger on another watch - and this time, like with the Eterna, once again it's a vintage piece. As always, you're invited to make your guesses as to what it is. Clue: some would passionately hate it for its brand and background.

Oh, and... BL, I beg you, don't be the killjoy, let 'em guess!
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Re: Another one on its way!

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Mon May 10, 2021 2:23 pm

JAS1125 wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 2:07 pm
Given your comment, a vintage pre lalo Invicta?
Nope
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Re: Another one on its way!

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Mon May 10, 2021 4:39 pm

Racer-X wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 3:57 pm
Smiths
Nope. I never said that Conj could hate it for the brand, and there’s nothing loathsome about Smiths’ background. No, not a Smiths. OK, another clue: concerns the background of this particular watch.
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Post by biglove » Mon May 10, 2021 5:27 pm

I know but I ain’t telling. 😂
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Post by temerityb » Mon May 10, 2021 5:57 pm

My guess: Rotary. I know I'm wrong, but it was the first thing that jumped into my feeble mind.
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Re: Another one on its way!

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Mon May 10, 2021 7:00 pm

temerityb wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 5:57 pm
My guess: Rotary. I know I'm wrong, but it was the first thing that jumped into my feeble mind.
Nahhh, already got three. Nope. Besides, why would anyone hate vintage Rotary?
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Tue May 11, 2021 10:53 am

Come on, keep guessing...
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Re: Another one on its way!

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Tue May 11, 2021 12:19 pm

conjurer wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:49 am
Doxa! DOXA!!
Indeed! Now, guess what sort of Doxa.
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Re: Another one on its way!

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Tue May 11, 2021 5:23 pm

JAS1125 wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 4:48 pm
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 12:19 pm
conjurer wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 11:49 am
Doxa! DOXA!!

Indeed! Now, guess what sort of Doxa.
A VINTAGE one :D
That much I made obvious in the OP.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Wed May 12, 2021 7:47 pm

OK, looks like that’s where the guessing ends.

May I present...the Luftwaffe-issued Doxa ”D!”
(Pics from my good buddy, who sold it to me)
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This watch came in a number of versions, however this one -34mm steel case and this dial configuration - is the least common and most coveted. The dial configuration with enhanced legibility (unlike the ordinary fully lumed Arabic numerals one) suggests a watch issued to fighter pilots, which would also account for it being uncommon - after all, pilots are the minority of the total personnel of any airforce. The B-Uhr would have been issued to bomber pilots and navigators, fighter pilots had no need for that 55mm monster.

Unlike most D/DH watches, this one is in great condition, with a case that’s still sharp, and a few years ago...it passed the pressure test.

More about it when it arrives.
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Re: Another one on its way!

Post by biglove » Thu May 13, 2021 4:27 pm

Cant wait to see your photos. Super excited for you to get this one.
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Re: Another one on its way!

Post by temerityb » Thu May 13, 2021 6:32 pm

Slightly off topic: WGs (meaning the old WatchGeeks forum members/other forum trolls) pronounced all watches that end in a with an "R." Invicter, for example. Which makes this watch a Doxer.

That watch has character! Nice job.
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