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    24 hour watches

    Hey folks,

    I love the look of the old Glycine airman style watches, but was wondering if you guys have any other suggestions for a 24hr watch?

    I've found some rather suspect 'NOS' Raketa watches on eBay, but would prefer something decent and legitimate!

    Cheers,

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    They're pretty unusual. Doesn't help that a '24 hour dial' is taken by some manufacturers to mean that there's a 24hr indicator on the watch, rather than it being what we're referring to!

    Vostok do one, and the only other I can think of is a single hand watch.

    I went for a Glycine, the DC-4 Purist.

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    Botta Design do some nice 24-hour watches, if you're ok with quartz. I like the Tres 24 in particular.

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    As mentioned before, I would suggest the Russian way. The Komandirskie (ref. num. 650541) is a good choice. Also the Sturmanskie. There are a few of them... I like the Arctic model (ref. num. 2431/6821341) with plenty of color choices. Inside of them is the Vostok 2431.

    Cheers!


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    I have a Seiko levante, very nice watches.


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    True 24 hours watches are not that common
    There are a number of Russian examples out there by Vostok, Raketa etc.

    One example I am looking for is a Fortis, its very clear and easy to read.
    My 'Grail' is a vintage Cosmonaute

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    Alexander Shorokhoff does a few quirky ones if you're adventurous with your wrist wear.

    Eg...





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    Breitling also (I think they still do) make a couple of 24 hour pieces.

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    Meistersinger was my initial thought with a good range to choose from
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    I have two extremes of 24 hour watches

    1967 Breitling Cosmonaute



    and a recently acquired Kommandirski 030935, which for £81 I think is absolutely stunning.



    Both are wonderful in my view, but for the money the Kommandirski is amazing!

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    I used to have this Raketa. A nice novelty for a while.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I have two extremes of 24 hour watches

    1967 Breitling Cosmonaute



    and a recently acquired Kommandirski 030935, which for £81 I think is absolutely stunning.



    Both are wonderful in my view, but for the money the Kommandirski is amazing!

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    That breitling is amazing - I love it

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    Makes for a much smaller scale font and therefore a bit harder to read.

    It would take me ages to stop reading the dial as a 12-hour, but would adjust eventually.


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    24 hour watches

    This is a fun thread. Hereís my Vostok Amphibia SE from Meranom, slightly modded. I got this in 2016, but more recently theyíve offered updated versions, including white dials. They offer them in small batches, though, so are frequently out of stock, but I think you can get email notifications as they become available. https://meranom.com/en/amphibian-se/...;2431,2431.01]

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    24 hour watches

    Great thread, I love 24hr watches.

    An old Tissot Seastar Navigator



    The Tissot is unusual with midnight at the bottom (I suppose it tracks the sun, so midday the sun at overhead?)
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    And a Glycine Airman GMT chrono


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    Although not pure 24hr, an old Seiko with both 12 and 24hr hands


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    Quote Originally Posted by DACC View Post
    And a Glycine Airman GMT chrono

    That's a standard 12 hour watch though juding by the lumed indices, no? The 24hr track is for the GMT hand, I assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DACC View Post
    Great thread, I love 24hr watches.

    An old Tissot Seastar Navigator



    The Tissot is unusual with midnight at the bottom (I suppose it tracks the sun, so midday the sun at overhead?)
    That's a corker! Love it

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    I have a Botta Uno, of which I love the single hand design... but is absolutely useless to tell the time with.

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    [QUOTE=hughtrimble;5578875]That's a standard 12 hour watch though juding by the lumed indices, no? The 24hr track is for the GMT hand, I assume.



    Apologies, youíre correct. I havenít worn this in years and thought it was 24hr!




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    The Tissot up there ^^^ is nice. I have a liking for world timers with the major cities around the bezel - i`m sure that watch i had when i was 14 had that feature - the one where i put a compass needle through the movement attempting to take the back off...
    The Cosmonaute is the daddy.

    Here`s an Airman, in the air;


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    I once had an Russian Aviator 24 hour.

    It took me about three days for me to figure it out. I always thought that the time was wrong.

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    Wow, some lovely watches there!

    The Breitling is a total surprise! I had no idea they had a 24hr watch. A bit out of my range at present, but totally stunning.

    The Tissot looks amazing and is quite a bit more affordable.

    I've been quite hesitant about buying one of the £50 - £150 russian ones because my tastes are weighted towards vintage and you just can't tell whats genuine these days. Maybe I should just go for one of the modern ones like Vostok, Raketa or Kommandirski and enjoy it.

    Whenever I bite the bullet, I'll update the thread :)

    Thanks for the suggestions!

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    I think one of the Raketas was my first purchase from SC.



    However this is the only one now - swapped with deerworrier for a Sinn - something I've never regretted.



    I have a spare bezel for it somewhere - I must get around to brushing that and getting it fitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DACC View Post
    Great thread, I love 24hr watches.

    An old Tissot Seastar Navigator



    The Tissot is unusual with midnight at the bottom (I suppose it tracks the sun, so midday the sun at overhead?)
    This is how all 24 hour dials should be. I don't know how or why the 24 traditionally ended up on top... it makes no physical or actual sense. Lovely watch by the way. Treasure it.
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    Each to their own.

    Starting at zero makes perfect sense to me...

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    Had this Alpha for over ten years:

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    I used to think about buying a 24h watch. I saw this thread and had sudden desire to buy one.....
    I then saw this video and decided to buy one......

    https://youtu.be/eRAU2qI6rXg

    This will be my first watch with an in-house movement !

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    Quote Originally Posted by poko View Post
    I used to think about buying a 24h watch. I saw this thread and had sudden desire to buy one.....
    I then saw this video and decided to buy one......

    https://youtu.be/eRAU2qI6rXg

    This will be my first watch with an in-house movement !
    I am about to buy one too. Waiting for the new Glycine Airman n1 with sapphire crystal...

    Really interesting video, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by poko View Post
    I used to think about buying a 24h watch. I saw this thread and had sudden desire to buy one.....
    I then saw this video and decided to buy one......

    https://youtu.be/eRAU2qI6rXg

    This will be my first watch with an in-house movement !
    A couple of videos about the Vostok factory in English, or with English subtitles

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-JMoUoMtXo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji7yEhrBTgw&t=3s

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    A couple of videos about the Vostok factory in English, or with English subtitles

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-JMoUoMtXo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji7yEhrBTgw&t=3s

    That's much much better. Many Thanks.....
    I've order the one yesterday and is already on its way......

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    The Poljot Arctic is quite cool




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    Sorry for the thread resurrection but I dug my Airman out of the safe yesterday for the first wear in ages (possibly this year) itís been on my wrist all day and I am reminded why I bought it in the first place. Itís such a cool watch.
    Next to it sat the 24hr 903 so I thought take a quick snap of them both.
    I do like the 24hr hrs dial format. Itís a shame more watch companies donít do one.

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    saw this thread and had a rummage in the watch box and came up with this Vostok...

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