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  1. Today's watch: Louis Erard 1931 Classic Moon Phase Triple Date

    I saw this in SC in June last year after it was posted for what I thought was a bargain price. I'd wanted a triple date (i.e. date pointer, day wheel, month wheel) for some time and this seemed stunning for the price. Oddly enough it had been passed around on the forum a bit beforehand... I think it is a lovely watch but I do understand that gold (plating) is not popular at the moment and it's a bit big in some ...

    Updated 13th November 2012 at 21:32 by markrlondon (Added intro picture; fixed typos.)

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  2. Today's watch: Seiko 5 7009-8150, silver white dial

    Another one of my faves. Wait, what!? A Seiko 5? A favourite? Yup, it's a lovely, smart-looking watch that I think looks much classier than "Seiko 5" often suggests.

    I got this some time ago from eBay I think and I recall it was really dirty, on a metal bracelet with ill-fitting end pieces, and a scratched acrylic. At first I wasn't sure what to do with it (I think I bought it as part ...

    Updated 7th November 2012 at 03:02 by markrlondon (Fixed typo; fixed erroneous production date.)

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  3. Today's watch: Seiko Superior SKZ283K1 7S36-04G0 Star Monster (for yesterday)

    I initially felt like a vintagey dress watch today but ended up putting a diver on my wrist: A member of the 'Superior' range from Seiko, a 'Star Monster'. The Star Monster (also known as 'Starfish Monster') comes into the same price/quality bracket as the venerable Monster, SKX007/009, Spork and Stargate.

    A quick note about the Superior range: They seem to be one cut above the Seiko 5 so they're ...

    Updated 13th November 2012 at 20:44 by markrlondon (Added pics; fix typo.)

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  4. Today's watch: Vintage Uno sub-seconds

    Today we have a 1960s Uno with a seconds subial. This Swiss Made watch has a gold plated (or at least gold colour) case and a rather lovely patinated dial. The dial looks to have originally had a silvery/creamy colour and has aged with what looks like a pale gold-like sheen which complements the case and gold colour numerals/hour markers. The hands too are a gold colour but they have rusted a little, although ...

    Updated 17th November 2012 at 02:00 by markrlondon (Added text and pictures)

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  5. Today's watch: Orient M-Force CEX04001H0 Red Beast

    It's a beast, a Red Beast! Specifically it's an Orient M-Force Red Beast CEX04001H0. This watch is something of an acquired taste, I think. Clearly I acquired it.

    This model has been discontinued for some time -- I'm not sure how long exactly but several years. It was finally replaced in 2012 by the new Orient 'Beast', references SEL06001H (burgundy red dial), SEL06001D (blue dial), and SEL06001B ...

    Updated 18th November 2012 at 05:49 by markrlondon (Fixed typos)

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