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My latest non alcohol fuelled purchase. I'll use the sellers pix as my phone camera just doesnt cut it. Got a non original but age related strap fitted. Going to try and find an oe item for it at some point.
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Nice! Are you going to do a light restoration, or keep it just as it is?
As for the bracelet, I'd say look for a good quality aftermarket one, if you're staying with metal.
Seiko bracelets seem to have a poor reputation, and if the one on my new watch is anything to go by, I'd agree.
 

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Im hoping at some point to have a light resto done on it. I think it deserves it.
There's a few light scratches on the crystal that can be seen from some angles. The dial has marks on it around the edge. Not sure weather itll clean up or not but want it addressing. And the hands look to need attention. Also a look over/service.
Got a mate who comes to mine on Saturdays for a coffee morning 😁 who's just bought a good quality jewelers loop, so will ask him to bring that along.
Its a keeper, so when the time is right I'll be asking on here for recomendations for someone who can be trusted to take the job on.

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Zaratsu polished cases are notorisuly difficult to get a good finish on unless they are ground/sanded/polished flat. Whoever it is you choose to do the work, ensure they have experience with these type of cases
Ive just had a look at the case. Theres a small dink on the left side near the 9 o'clock position (see pic above) and a lesser one on the other side. With fine hairline marks here and there. Happy for the case to just have a clean and buff. No more than that.
I'll want the job to be done properly with no corners cut. Once i have the money to back it up, I'll start looking for someone to do the work.

Its gained about 22 seconds in the last 24 hours. Not bad for its age.
 

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Part of the charm of old watches is them being old... This doens't get as much wear as it used to, but is a beautiful watch that has had a fair bit of dial paint delamiantion

https://flic.kr/p/2aQBU8e
Same with this, but its in more regular circulation since I had it serviced a couple of years ago

https://flic.kr/p/2fLoTER
 

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Great purchase @audisport . They are really smart. A genuine do anything watch. A quick swap to a leather strap and its easily at home in a any setting too, so versatile.

@Hoosier I’m not actually sure. The Cyma was listed on eBay as ‘old watch’ and went for very little as a result. Research at the time says 70s. The Titoni is likely the same timeframe, the movement dates it to 69-82, but given the size (34mm) its likely to be earlier 70s than late. It also has a non painted flower on the dial (early had red ones) and a proper crystal jewel on the dial.

I like it so much that I bought a NOS case and dial - although its more likely the dial is a reproduction

https://flic.kr/p/2j8UvXQ
 

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Great purchase @audisport . They are really smart. A genuine do anything watch. A quick swap to a leather strap and its easily at home in a any setting too, so versatile.

@Hoosier I’m not actually sure. The Cyma was listed on eBay as ‘old watch’ and went for very little as a result. Research at the time says 70s. The Titoni is likely the same timeframe, the movement dates it to 69-82, but given the size (34mm) its likely to be earlier 70s than late. It also has a non painted flower on the dial (early had red ones) and a proper crystal jewel on the dial.

I like it so much that I bought a NOS case and dial - although its more likely the dial is a reproduction

https://flic.kr/p/2j8UvXQ
Nice! (y)
 

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Great purchase @audisport . They are really smart. A genuine do anything watch. A quick swap to a leather strap and its easily at home in a any setting too, so versatile.

@Hoosier I’m not actually sure. The Cyma was listed on eBay as ‘old watch’ and went for very little as a result. Research at the time says 70s. The Titoni is likely the same timeframe, the movement dates it to 69-82, but given the size (34mm) its likely to be earlier 70s than late. It also has a non painted flower on the dial (early had red ones) and a proper crystal jewel on the dial.

I like it so much that I bought a NOS case and dial - although its more likely the dial is a reproduction

https://flic.kr/p/2j8UvXQ
Great purchase @audisport . They are really smart. A genuine do anything watch. A quick swap to a leather strap and its easily at home in a any setting too, so versatile.

@Hoosier I’m not actually sure. The Cyma was listed on eBay as ‘old watch’ and went for very little as a result. Research at the time says 70s. The Titoni is likely the same timeframe, the movement dates it to 69-82, but given the size (34mm) its likely to be earlier 70s than late. It also has a non painted flower on the dial (early had red ones) and a proper crystal jewel on the dial.

I like it so much that I bought a NOS case and dial - although its more likely the dial is a reproduction

https://flic.kr/p/2j8UvXQ
I like that. The flower stands out nicely when coloured. And the new crystal makes all of the detail stand out.
Watch Analog watch Light Clock Rectangle
 

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I've just done a cheeky offer on a Pulsar, possibly more than its' worth due to a slightly battered bezel. What interested me was the serial number is very low at 0065. If I get it, it is still a Seiko inside, so I'll be happy enough.
 
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