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    No but I wish it was an original
    I remember seeing one for sale 15 or so years ago for £1500. There was conjecture around their originality.
    Oh if I had known then what I know now…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post


    No but I wish it was an original
    I remember seeing one for sale 15 or so years ago for £1500. There was conjecture around their originality.
    Oh if I had known then what I know now…
    That's nice! Is it an homage to the seikosha watches that were given to japanese pilots or am I mistaking it for something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandril View Post
    That's nice! Is it an homage to the seikosha watches that were given to japanese pilots or am I mistaking it for something else?
    Yep that’s what it is.slightly smaller at 43mm across but not a back stop gap until I can find an original (wishful thinking)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Yep that’s what it is.slightly smaller at 43mm across but not a back stop gap until I can find an original (wishful thinking)
    I did not even know it existed! I thought the original seikosha was too much of a niche watch to get an homage. Or is it a custom built?
    I wish I picked up myself an original B-uhr when the prices were still "ok", but as far as I understand the seikosha are even rarer, so good luck with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wandril View Post
    I did not even know it existed! I thought the original seikosha was too much of a niche watch to get an homage. Or is it a custom built?
    I wish I picked up myself an original B-uhr when the prices were still "ok", but as far as I understand the seikosha are even rarer, so good luck with that!
    150 were made for a Spanish forum a few years ago, I picked it up from here though.
    Originals of these are rocking horse poo compared to B-Uhrs, I have a hankering for one of them as well.
    It’s highly unlikely I will ever hold an original Seikosha let alone own one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post


    No but I wish it was an original
    I remember seeing one for sale 15 or so years ago for £1500. There was conjecture around their originality.
    Oh if I had known then what I know now…
    I like your choices. Nice looking watch.

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    Steak Pie version

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    Anyone else wearing a military watch today ?


    This is a firm favourite of mine

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    1982 Fatboy arrived back from service yesterday. That’s 4 that have been serviced in recent months and a huge thank you to olli of this parish who is the go to guy for these watches.



    Here’s what it looked like before it went.


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    I quite often wear one of the three RAF-issued Smiths "6B" watches (1940s WW2 "Mk X", 1950s GS De Luxe and 1960s 6B "W10")

    All made in Cheltenham (the dials were printed at Burford at the other end of the Cotswolds; cases of the first two were made by Dennison in up in Birmingham)


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    Correct. All of the Dirty Dozen are from 1945. Just in time to miss the end of WW2
    From mid to late '44 onwards I think. But I might be wrong.

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    Not too sure if this qualifies, but it arrived a few days ago and I'm liking it a lot more than expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    I quite often wear one of the three RAF-issued Smiths "6B" watches (1940s WW2 "Mk X", 1950s GS De Luxe and 1960s 6B "W10")

    All made in Cheltenham (the dials were printed at Burford at the other end of the Cotswolds; cases of the first two were made by Dennison in up in Birmingham)

    What a great photo of a really interesting collection! You must be proud of it.

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    A diver might have been a better option today.

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    I'm wearing this issued W10 from 1983 for a change today, simply because I like the lume!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    I quite often wear one of the three RAF-issued Smiths "6B" watches (1940s WW2 "Mk X", 1950s GS De Luxe and 1960s 6B "W10")

    All made in Cheltenham (the dials were printed at Burford at the other end of the Cotswolds; cases of the first two were made by Dennison in up in Birmingham)

    Lovely shot Ollie; perfect trio and every detail right.

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    So glad I own this.



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    It must be because it says so on the dial

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    a while ago ... !


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    I have not worn this one for months, it’s a crime really

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    Russkie...


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    Does this count? I guess not :(


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    One of the rarest or the rarest GSAR for me today. I love this watch.

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    Blackened, silver cased Bulova USAAF A11.




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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    Blackened, silver cased Bulova USAAF A11.


    I would love to find one of these one day.
    They are lovely little watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I would love to find one of these one day.
    They are lovely little watch.
    There’s one on Scott McCoy’s site, £575 though!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    There’s one on Scott McCoy’s site, £575 though!


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    Do you have a link to that, always good to check out such sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    There’s one on Scott McCoy’s site, £575 though!


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    I have not looked there for ages!
    Bought my first A11s from him years ago.
    I will take a gander
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Do you have a link to that, always good to check out such sites.
    https://www.watchmakerscott.com/inde...ory&path=66_68

    Here you go Ken.
    Scott is the go to expert for US A11 / A11 and ord. watches
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    https://www.watchmakerscott.com/inde...ory&path=66_68

    Here you go Ken.
    Scott is there to expert for US A11 / A11 and ord. watches.
    Thanks John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Do you have a link to that, always good to check out such sites.
    https://watchmakerscott.com

    I guess he might be open to discounts if contacted via MWR rather than his retail site. Who knows?

    Anyway, when I got interested in military watches, 12 years or so ago, US A11, ORD, A17, MilSpec watches were readily available on EBay, $75 to $150 items if I remember correctly, easy to buy, flip, buy, flip, buy. Not easy with current availability and prices.

    I think I would sell my silver A11 and hand deliver it on a velvet cushion for nearly £600!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyCasper View Post
    https://watchmakerscott.com

    I guess he might be open to discounts if contacted via MWR rather than his retail site. Who knows?

    Anyway, when I got interested in military watches, 12 years or so ago, US A11, ORD, A17, MilSpec watches were readily available on EBay, $75 to $150 items if I remember correctly, easy to buy, flip, buy, flip, buy. Not easy with current availability and prices.

    I think I would sell my silver A11 and hand deliver it on a velvet cushion for nearly £600!


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    I will remember that!

    Yep I paid less than $100 for my A11s and A17s 10 years or so ago

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    Today's shot.


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    A perfect watch,love it.



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    That is perfection. I had the hand-wound version years ago and never appreciated it for what it was.

    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    A perfect watch,love it.



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    My Collection so far

    G10 Fat boy, W10, 0552 issue and the easily broken Pulsar!!





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    Seiko Gen 2, CWC & Pulsar Chrono's




    Adanac, Marathon Navigator & SandY P650


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    Very nice collection, but which one are you wearing today?

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    Steve thats a great collection.

    Why is it called Adanac,I know its reversed?

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    It's a Seiko cal.7S26 - Automatic (NOT rechargeable!).

    Last edited by Jo Hande; 31st July 2021 at 13:01. Reason: grammar

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    Time to go nuclear especially as I have bought a new strap for it.


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