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by Mugea
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Worst Ebay photo competition.
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Worst Ebay photo competition.

For taking a winner photo a thorough preparation and a good setup is all! My hero of the day took all necessary time to shoot a perfect photo (at least, for this contest here): -Take off you shirt to make the tattoo on you arm visible -Grap the watch to be photographed and reach out your arm -Take y...
by Mugea
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unusual watch lugs – and your associations and nicknames
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Unusual watch lugs – and your associations and nicknames

There are some odd lugs on watches – sometimes, there are known associations/nicknames, like „rabbit ears“, “bat wings”, “Shrek” or the like. I liked to have your thoughts and nicknames of lugs of a specific a specific watch. I’ll start with a Hamilton K-404 I bought recently on a local Antique Mark...
by Mugea
Tue May 02, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Misc Watch Forum
Topic: Junghans between 1988-1990
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Junghans between 1988-1990

THE Junghans godfather is Martin Fischer, owner of this site:

https://www.junghans-vintage.de/en/index.html

currently, he's working on a book on Junghans watches. He's more in the pre-80s, but it can be, he's familar with the period you are interested in also.

regards

Martin
by Mugea
Tue May 02, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Automatic K-405 - with 18 jewels
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Hamilton Automatic K-405 - with 18 jewels

Based on the color of the band, you got that from me!!! Did you notice the "J" in 17 Jewels was missing? Hi Mark, No, I didn’t get the watch from you. Regarding the missing “J”: eh, yes, I noticed this: The rotor comes with an oddity I haven’t seen before: it says “17 EWELS” instead of the normal “...
by Mugea
Mon May 01, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Automatic K-405 - with 18 jewels
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Hamilton Automatic K-405 - with 18 jewels

Bought an Automatic K-405 recently; nice shape, the dial is soso (but better than it appears from the photos). Just had to service it by my watchmaker. Hamilton_K-405-01_1024x768.jpg Hamilton_K-405-02_1024x767.jpg Hamilton_K-405-03_768x768.jpg When I picked it up, the watchmaker explained to me that...
by Mugea
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: A-604, or is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: A-604, or is it?

Hi Dan,

the case maerk's mark is of Wallace Silversmiths, Inc. - check this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9501

Best regards

Martin
by Mugea
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 4/16/17 through 4/22/17
Replies: 48
Views: 1581

Re: WRUW 4/16/17 through 4/22/17

Victorinox with the trusty ETA 6498.1 Victorinox? Is there a pocket knife blade present anywhere? :lol: :mrgreen: Sorry, but I couldn’t resist – and there WERE in fact watches having a knife blade made by Victorinox: https://diveintowatches.com/2009/04/28/die-todlichste-aller-taucheruhren/ This lit...
by Mugea
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 4/16/17 through 4/22/17
Replies: 48
Views: 1581

Re: WRUW 4/16/17 through 4/22/17

A German ZentRa with a Otero grade 412 (made by Otto Epple) today. The watch itself is nothing spectacular - but the dial is! This silver "piece of cake" obviously was intended to emphasize to date window, what wasn't common in the mid to late 50s. ZentRa_Date_Wrist_1024x767.jpg ZentRa_Date_01_1024x...
by Mugea
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: My "studio" setup and some MacGyver tricks
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: My "studio" setup and some MacGyver tricks

Hi tom, ah, that's interesting, thanks. I'll try it out. Regards Martin P.S: Regarding black dials: Here’s one of my betters – not the real thing. Up to date I failed to get a true front image. http://fs5.directupload.net/images/user/170417/a6qhkq2m.jpg please note: the "irritations" are due to comp...
by Mugea
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: My "studio" setup and some MacGyver tricks
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: My "studio" setup and some MacGyver tricks

Tom,

thanks for showing your studio. I also have such a light cube, but the results with using it were soso….

Your photos of the T-403 and of the Sherwood R (?) are fantastic! What's the trick with the mirror?

Regards

Martin