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PostSubject: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:05 pm

As some on the forum collect watches I figured I would start a space where they could share their collections if they want and perhaps a bit of why they like the watches and whatever else they want about the hobby.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:39 am

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Anyone got any watch knowledge to drop on us? I don't have many watches and don't actually even wear one. I have a couple I can get pics of and throw in here but don't even know much about watches. I think I have a star wars watch even that someone gave me for Christmas last year. Of course it's modern. I can dig it out too though.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:19 am

I do have one watch that I found at a second hand stood. All I really know is it's a C-3PO Gold Tone Bas Relief Analog Watch that came out in 1997, I know the strap was changed and the episode 1 tin is also missing. From what others said about it I believe it was given to the crew.  It does make sense as the movie itself was released in 1999, but the filming of it started in 1997, that's about all I know.




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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:20 am

That is a really cool item. Wonder if it really was a cast and crew item? Thanks for sharing Larry.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:35 pm

I have been trying to find more info on that watch for you Larry. So far all I can come up with is the archive entry showing it, but still looking for further.

http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=33623

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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:15 am

Hi Folks,

@trappedtexan Thanks Bryan for setting up this thread Smile

Sorry for not replying until now. I was trying to dig out the old photos of my Omega wrist watch from when I bought it. I will upload them below in a moment. - Are you going to post yours Very Happy.

If folks have the time, it would be good to get a mix of all watches (star wars related, non star wars related, retro, vintage, mechanical, antique, etc.). I'm going to try and do some reading-up so that I can share some info on the basics, but if there are experts out there already, please feel free to chime in too.

It would be good to also post about any interesting clocks you have, I have a little bucket list on non-Kenner related items I would like to get and the Bradley Time Clock would be up there!

Bradly Time C3PO

@Arohk (Larry?) Thanks for making the effort to post the first photos, I love the combination of analogue and star wars for the watch it looks very cool. Is it a wind-up or battery powered watch?

That is really interesting about it being a cast and crew item, I wonder who the original owner was. They obviously liked it as the strap has been changed and the box was thrown away. It looks to be in lovely condition for 20 years!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:32 am

(Work in Progress)

Just uploading photos of my seamaster automatic for now, but I am going to dig out some info on my watch.









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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:04 pm

I will have to dig some for the ones I got from my father. The one I purchased back around 2004 I have taken some photos. It may be hard to tell but silver and blue is the color scheme. The original one my father gave me was also silver with a blue face so that is why I got that color design.




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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:15 pm

That's a lovely watch Bryan - like the dial colour. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:59 pm

Damn. I don't own a watch to share here except one of my Dad's old ones, just a cheapish thing.
I do have a bunch of vintage watch ads to share though cheers





















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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:10 pm

That’s some cool watch related paperwork Paul!
I was thinking how much £8.95 is worth today that seem expensive for a watch, but I remember digital watches being all the rage. I even bought myself a modern golden casio retro watch a few years back just to see it again.
Love the superman (marvel) watch adverts and the Omega advert! Please keep them coming if you have more!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:26 pm

Yet another reason I love TIG- Everybody is really down to Earth and enjoys collecting a diverse array of items.  

Thanks for sharing!

I'll start off by sharing my "daily driver" watch.  Others to follow.  


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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:30 pm



Craig- Your Omega is awesome! Is it a 26 Jewel Movement?
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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:58 am

Here's my Frederique Constant Moonphase Automatic.  The moonphase function is surprisingly accurate.  



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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:33 am

I dnt really collect them, just happen to have them. This means I am not up on terms associated with watch collecting, so can you tell me what is meant by "daily driver"?

It is a cool looking watch. the moon phase one is also very nice. I can see what moon phase means, does it also have like the partial moons on it? I assume it would.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:10 pm



Tex- I just meant that I wear it everyday to work- (Comparing to a car you drive to work on a daily basis instead of a higher end car you may drive on the weekends or special occasions.)

As far as the moonphase, it progresses very slowly to the right every few days and will become partially blocked and eventually the moon will disapear beneath the "white" watch face. When there is a new moon (no moon visible in the sky) the watch will only show stars until the next moonphase begins. So it progresses through the Waxing/Waning phases of the moon as well as full and new moon. I hope i'm explaining it right.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:21 pm

Ohhhhhhh, so a watch to wear daily. I am a bit dense; thought maybe it was terminology that a watch collector might get. Embarassed

Cool. so the moon picture is the same on the inner piece and just changes to show it disappearing behind the outer piece. Neat. I have not seen this before. I don't really know much on watches.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:52 pm



Tex- You would be amazed at some of the watches on the market. There are some watches that go for upwards of $50,000. Some of them have multiple time zones so you don't have to go through the exhausting (yes, I am embellishing) process of adding or subtracting hours. any time a watch has a feature like a moonphase it's called a "complication" because it truly is complicating to include something like that in a precise mechanism like a watch. The movements on automatic watches are hand made and are extremely intricate.

The back of an automatic watch also indicates the number of "Jewels" in the movement. The higher the number of jewels, the higher quality the watch (Generally). Jewels are used in place of a bearing because they will offer a much longer lifespan and extremely low friction. Today's jewels are synthetic ruby or sapphire but many many years ago they actually used real Jewels.



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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:07 am

I own a watch forum (international watch league) so I know about most watches. I don't know them all buy I know most. I personally own about 35 watches. My favorite brand is Breitling.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:28 am

Just a few pics that I found. There are many more watches around my house.






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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:34 am



Nice Collection Broke! Nice watch winders too. Breitling is an amazing brand and I have to agree with you. I also have a Tag Heuer Formula 1 that I forgot to take pics of. What are your thoughts on Rolex, and Patek Philippe?
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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:24 pm

Wow, lots of neat watches in here. I like the Mickey ones. Kind of a play with a childhood character putting it in a more adult oriented product (younger kids probably don't wear watches and have harder time using them as intended).

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