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    NWD - new watch day

    I got this watch a couple of weeks ago and posted it in the new arrivals thread but a few people messaged to ask for more pictures.

    When it arrived it needed a new crystal and the centre seconds hand wasnít resetting perfectly to zero. Iíve just got it back from my watchmaker. Itís beautiful! 38mm with a hand wound Landeron 49 movement which ticks about as loudly as an idling engine!! Keeps excellent time. Also the watchmaker converted the fixed wire lugs to spring bars so I can use it with different straps.

    The brand is ĎTolletí who are a Belgian jewellers who still exist. The actual watch is made by Swiss company G. Gagnebin & Cie.

    Well worth waiting for! Here are the pics from the seller before the centre seconds was corrected with a new collet.

    Iíll take some more pictures and wrist shots at some point this weekend




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    Very very nice mate.

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    Beautiful 👍

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    Thatís stunning.
    Cheers..
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    Thatís really nice! Enjoy!
    Love the idea of taking a watch repairing it and giving it a new lease of life.


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    Thanks folks. Iím really pleased with it - as soon as a saw it I knew Iíd have to have it. Just the perfect blend of all the elements I like in a Ďdressyí watch and a good size too.

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    Another user has identified that itís a Landeron 39 movement. Interesting too see the difference.


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    Hereís a wrist pic. Although taken near a fairly Ďwarmí light, this thing really looks golden and warm in person - the dial is a really unique shade of champagne that looks lovely in any light.

    Accuracy update - it seems so far to gain about 15 seconds a day - really pleased about that. Next Iíll test the power reserve as itís been going for 24hrs now on a single wind.

    Cheers


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    Quote Originally Posted by ped View Post
    Hereís a wrist pic. Although taken near a fairly Ďwarmí light, this thing really looks golden and warm in person - the dial is a really unique shade of champagne that looks lovely in any light.

    Accuracy update - it seems so far to gain about 15 seconds a day - really pleased about that. Next Iíll test the power reserve as itís been going for 24hrs now on a single wind.

    Cheers

    Looks great, I was waiting for this wrist shot. Enjoy!

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    That really is a lovely looking watch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Piemuncher22 View Post
    That really is a lovely looking watch.


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    Thanks :)

    Iíve been reading about the movement too, seems like it was quite legendary in its day and a better movement than the cheaper 48 which was produced in bigger numbers. I like how the minute hand jumps when the chrono seconds reaches 12 rather than slowly creep as Iíve had with other movements (although Iíve only had a few chronos before so not sure how common that is). I guess itís the column wheel that gives the chronograph function such a satisfying click.

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    BTW anyone know the significance of the large indications at 3,6,9 on the minute subdial? I heard it was for timing phone calls or something but not sure thatís correct

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    Just put it on a new strap which I think suits it nicely


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    Quote Originally Posted by ped View Post
    BTW anyone know the significance of the large indications at 3,6,9 on the minute subdial? I heard it was for timing phone calls or something but not sure thatís correct
    Yes, they used to be charged by 3 minute blocks

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    Good info, thanks.Lost on this text heavy generation of course but now I'll make sure people know I've got 9 mins maximum before I hang up!

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    Interesting that:
    Gagnebin has been re-established as of 2014, and now once again produces watches.
    Its website features this ad, top left is a very similar watch in style to your own.



    Your watch has a 3-letter US import code, EOR, but it is not one on the Ranfft database, which is very rare.
    Nice watch
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by ped View Post
    Good info, thanks.Lost on this text heavy generation of course but now I'll make sure people know I've got 9 mins maximum before I hang up!
    No phone call should ever last more than 9 minutes.

    Lovely watch btw, I like that alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    No phone call should ever last more than 9 minutes.
    You're of course correct but that's how long it takes my old mum to finish her first point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ped View Post
    Just put it on a new strap which I think suits it nicely
    I does actually; I can't work out if it's leather, kevlar, sailcloth or something else. What is it?
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    I does actually; I can't work out if it's leather, kevlar, sailcloth or something else. What is it?
    Here's the advert
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Durable-W...72.m2749.l2649

    Leather, apparently - it certainly feels great quality... I have a Rios leather strap which is similar (but about £40) but somehow it makes the watch look a bit 'old man' whereas this looks more modern, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ped View Post
    Here's the advert
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Durable-W...72.m2749.l2649

    Leather, apparently - it certainly feels great quality... I have a Rios leather strap which is similar (but about £40) but somehow it makes the watch look a bit 'old man' whereas this looks more modern, I think.
    Thanks; I've just ordered an 18mm one in black. I have an unhealthy addiction to Molequin saffiano straps so I'm not expecting this to measure up but it's worth a punt at that price.
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Lovely watch with a nice movement.

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    Lovely looking watch, a make I've never heard of before but one worth doing a little research for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Thanks; I've just ordered an 18mm one in black. I have an unhealthy addiction to Molequin saffiano straps so I'm not expecting this to measure up but it's worth a punt at that price.
    Exactly the same here - here's the Rios one I bought https://www.watchobsession.co.uk/col...ch-strap-black

    I think you'll be impressed with the eBay one though - when it eventually arrives (mine took about a month)

    Cheers

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    Good. The virus should have dropped off it by then...
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Hopefully!! What are you putting on yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ped View Post
    Hopefully!! What are you putting on yours?
    Don't know yet but I can safely predict it will be a Universal Geneve.
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Don't know yet but I can safely predict it will be a Universal Geneve.
    I know it'll be great already!

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