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by Ninja01
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Seiko Watch Forum
Topic: Help Identify the Seiko Actus Model!
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: 7S26 Model

Hi again! I'm not really familiar with the recent models (meaning '90s & newer), so instead I'll give you this link that may help you answer the question: http://www.watchsleuth.com/seiko5finder/ I will just say one possibility is that the watch is "correct" but that the case had been "buffed"/polis...
by Ninja01
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Seiko Watch Forum
Topic: Help Identify the Seiko Actus Model!
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Feiko!

Well, 2 dead give-aways on the dial that tell me it is a "Feiko": 1) SWISS MOVT - only One Seiko from the '60s -> '80s used a Swiss movement (the Seiko designation for that calibre is the 5328 & it had sub-seconds, not center seconds). This is NOT that model ;) 2) ANTIMAGNETIC - Seiko did not mark t...
by Ninja01
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Quick ligne to mm / mm to ligne conversions....
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Quick ligne to mm / mm to ligne conversions....

It's a handy feature you put in there ... but one slight problem that I see: According to formula, 1 ligne = 2.2558 mm so, the measurement in lignes should be smaller numerically than it's corresponding mm measurement/value. The way you have it there is backwards compared to how I learned it ;) Thus...
by Ninja01
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of criticism of the NAWCC
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: A bit of criticism of the NAWCC

I do agree with almost all of the points being made about how it has become a digital world, it's all about the Internet these days. But, seeing the watch, movements, hands, dials, cases and spare parts in person is the MOST optimal way to buy. ... Some of the BEST things I've ever bought were sitt...
by Ninja01
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit of criticism of the NAWCC
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Demographics

I'd say the comments about changing demographics are "spot on" ... 1. High quality digital photography + the Internet have indeed changed the game. Unless you are wedded to the idea of making a trip (as a form of vacation), there is no need to physically go somewhere else at only a certain time of y...
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: 498

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: 498

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: 11817

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: 565

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: 565

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...