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MKTheVintageBloke
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So, I'm here...

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Sat May 01, 2021 10:47 am

Most here probably know me from Watchlords or WUS. For those who don't... I'm Mike, but you can call me MK or Mr. Bloke. By trade I am a peddler of some things shiny and some things tickin' at a brick-and-mortar store, I also co-write a watch blog. Of less relevant stuff, I am a Trekkie and I am the property of my Felis catus named Mr. Furball.

I collect mostly vintage watches (for 7 years now), but I enjoy the occasional modern thing as well. Pics, or it didn't happen? Here you go. Enjoy!
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Post by biglove » Sat May 01, 2021 2:46 pm

Fandamntastic to see you here, MK!

Don’t think I have ever seen all/most/many of your watches in one post?

Your vintage collection is beyond superb.
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Post by temerityb » Sat May 01, 2021 2:51 pm

A banner day in BDWFdom: The Bloke is here. Excellent ... excellent! :trophy:
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Sun May 02, 2021 10:22 am

biglove wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 2:46 pm
Fandamntastic to see you here, MK!

Don’t think I have ever seen all/most/many of your watches in one post?

Your vintage collection is beyond superb.
I think I did one SOTC post long ago, at WL. So, I don't think anyone ever saw most of my watches in one post...for one good reason, I hardly ever did that :D
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Sun May 02, 2021 10:25 am

Racer-X wrote:
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MK! Welcome. What a great collection. Don't recall seeing that gorgeous Smiths before.
Got it in a trade from Bobbee last year. I traded a 1972 Atlantic Silverstreak and a Poljot wrist alarm for that and a Rotary Supersports in a Dennison case.
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Post by Ocean » Sun May 02, 2021 6:23 pm

MK what movement is in the Dubois? If it’s what I think it is that’s a once in a lifetime find if bought for the right price.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Sun May 02, 2021 8:00 pm

Ocean wrote:
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MK what movement is in the Dubois? If it’s what I think it is that’s a once in a lifetime find if bought for the right price.
Nothing special there. It's a relatively common generic movement, FEF (Fabrique d'Ebauches Fleurier) cal.190. Unless you know something I don't (I never gave squat about its monetary value, so that's possible), it's nothing exceptional. The case is chrome-plated brass with a screw-down steel back. This one's all about the two-tone lumed sector dial, I'd say.
For what it's worth, I bought that through my buddy from a guy who was selling off some of non-Omega and non-Longines watches. He had little use for them anyway, he's got a total of more than 1000 vintage Omegas and Longines, so... Bought it together with my Buren Grand Prix, the watches costed me 100 euro each. For that matter, my '52 Longines 4858 also came from his collection.
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Post by thunder1 » Mon May 03, 2021 5:04 am

Welcome, sir..
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Post by Ocean » Mon May 03, 2021 3:46 pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:00 pm
Ocean wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 6:23 pm
MK what movement is in the Dubois? If it’s what I think it is that’s a once in a lifetime find if bought for the right price.
Nothing special there. It's a relatively common generic movement, FEF (Fabrique d'Ebauches Fleurier) cal.190. Unless you know something I don't (I never gave squat about its monetary value, so that's possible), it's nothing exceptional. The case is chrome-plated brass with a screw-down steel back. This one's all about the two-tone lumed sector dial, I'd say.
For what it's worth, I bought that through my buddy from a guy who was selling off some of non-Omega and non-Longines watches. He had little use for them anyway, he's got a total of more than 1000 vintage Omegas and Longines, so... Bought it together with my Buren Grand Prix, the watches costed me 100 euro each. For that matter, my '52 Longines 4858 also came from his collection.

I was hoping for you that the movement was a Peseux 260. Dubois had some in a very limited time. If it was in that the price skyrockets to close to 5-8k That movement is hands down one of the Grails. ( Anyone that knows me knows I hate the term but in this case it fits.)
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Mon May 03, 2021 3:51 pm

Hah! I wish I got my hands on anything with the Peseux 260. That movement is uncommon, and absolutely beautiful.
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Post by Buster » Thu May 06, 2021 9:54 am

What a delicious collection, sadly though, most are too wee for my big fat wrist. I very rarely buy vintage because they look silly on me which is a heartbreaker because I love them.

Nice to see the Roamer and the Edox in there too
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