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by Ninja01
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Help needed, Is this Girard Perregaux Gyromatic legit?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

More info for you

OK, the "3209000" tells us the movement calibre #. According to Ranfft database it is a calibre 32.09 and you can see their database entry @ http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&Girard-Perregaux_32_09 That page tells us, among other things: The family is based on the manual w...
by Ninja01
Fri May 26, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Help needed, Is this Girard Perregaux Gyromatic legit?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Help needed, Is this Girard Perregaux Gyromatic legit?

Nice one! That looks like to be newer, maybe from 70's? Still wondering if anyone would know about those pre-highbeat models from late 50's and early 60's and could tell if my watch seems legit etc..? The hi-beat or high-frequency (36Kbph) models [labeled with "HF"] could be late '60s also. I have ...
by Ninja01
Thu May 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Seiko Watch Forum
Topic: Most Significant Seiko ????
Replies: 26
Views: 11041

Re: 618x VFA ... curb adjuster

@ 441victor ... Yes indeed. One watchmaker (Seiko specialist) I knew called these "the trick regulating curb pins". They do not just exist on the VFA movements, but also on the 6159B used in the 600M Pro Diver ["Hockey Puck"] and also the 6155 & 6156 GS Special movements 8-) The "regular" or "entry ...
by Ninja01
Wed May 03, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Vintage IWC - identify & how to care for?
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Vintage IWC - identify & how to care for?

:lol: Yeah, I see the shadow now ;) Maybe the sec hand is in stealth mode? :P OK, well that does change things. Unfortunately, I can't find catalog/ad scans of IWC from the '40s. Late '50s & '60s ... no prob! Got them. [I have a cal. 853 auto in 18K case & was searching for company documentation bef...
by Ninja01
Tue May 02, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Vintage IWC - identify & how to care for?
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Vintage IWC - another issue

I notice (from the OP's picture) that is is an Hour/Minute ONLY watch. And it doesn't appear to be a center seconds model that is missing its' second hand either! I'm not an expert on IWC models from the '40s ... but I'm having no luck finding references to a Mens' model from the mid 20th century th...
by Ninja01
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Seiko Watch Forum
Topic: Seiko Auto - Roman Numeral Day of Week
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Roman Numeral Day of Week

Yes indeed, Seiko collectors know of the Roman "alternate" day wheels on certain movement calibres & they were quite common. English was always the primary language and then there was a choice of secondary languages (or the Romans) depending on which market the watch was sold in. The other obvious c...
by Ninja01
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Question on a "Driver" type dial (ref# 4601 or similar)
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: dial

OK, thanks for that info ;)
by Ninja01
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Question on a "Driver" type dial (ref# 4601 or similar)
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Question on a "Driver" type dial (ref# 4601 or similar)

I recently saw this where I live & the dial is interesting/mysterious to me :lol: Is this indeed a legitimate dial (possibly badged for a retailer?) for this particular model which may be a 4601 or similar "driver" [flexible lug] model: http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee304/badingski/newbadingski...
by Ninja01
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Seiko Watch Forum
Topic: Seiko "Chariot" caliber 2220
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: 2220A

Hi! OK, I'll give you some info & point you to some database entries that will give you more perspective: 1. The "A" in the calibre# of the movement usually just designates that it was the 1st "rev" of the movement. Things like the 6119 had "A" thru "C". Sometimes, the different "revs" had internal ...
by Ninja01
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: NOVICE IN VINTAGE WATCHES, HELP IN CHOOSING MY FIRST?!
Replies: 19
Views: 901

Re: Citizen resources + other

More Citizen specific info can be found in these 2 independent web-sites/blogs: 1. http://sweep-hand.org/ 2. http://vintagecitizenwatches.com/ And another site for automatic vintage Seikos is the Japanese-language site, Seikomatic: http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~smatic/index.html There are also other Jap...