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  1. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Anyone here familiar with Mercator watches? I'd love to know more about this one. I inherited this watch from my grandfather in 2012. According to my grandmother, she gave this to him when they got married in 1951. When the main spring broke (probably somewhere in the 70s), he simply put the...
  2. Watches - Private Sellers and Sponsors
    For sale is a vintage Marvin hand winder from the 1950s, with a nice oversized case for a watch of its era (approximately 36mm). Watch is well used but not abused - plating on case and crown is quite worn and dial has a lovely patina, but it adds to the charm. Caseback is engraved in what...
  3. Seiko
    Dear Enthusiasts: I just gifted this cool (I believe 1950s?) vintage piece to a good friend. Was wondering if anyone can provide any other information on the watch. I cannot find a thing. After a polishing of the crystal and oiling, she's running strong and accurate. Requested Information...
  4. Watches - Private Sellers and Sponsors
    Beautiful dress watch in immaculate condition. Wonderful curved dial and hands, domed plexy crystal and 39x10mm case. Minor signs of wear on the strap. Case and crystal unmarked. Review here: Introducing the Archimede 1950's - worn&wound $475USD including paypal fees and worldwide postage...
  5. Omega Fake Busters
    Hi All, Have spotted this Omega on eBay - seller claims it could be an early Globemaster or Constellation. I can't find it on the Omega database based on the serial numbers (case and movement serials do not match - is that an immediate giveaway?). Also the seller has confirmed that the movement...
  6. Public Forum
    Fellow watch guys and gals, I recently fell in love with a watch on eBay. Unfortunately, I missed the win by a few dollars (long story :-(). I am really hoping you can help me to learn more about this style. Vintage Wittnauer Automatic with Date Stainless Steel Unique Dial Very Nice | eBay...
  7. Omega
    I have my father's watch. He bought it at the PX in Korea in the early 50's. It is in Switzerland about to be repaired by Omega. Anyone know what it's worth if it's repaired to perfect condition by Omega? It will cost an arm and a leg to repair but apparently it's a very fine watch. But I...
  8. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I have posted this in the public forum but in retrospect this may have been the better forum to post in. And I apologize in advance for the trouble. From what I can see this is a Universal 139 Movement (1948-1955). I can not make use of the serials. The watch case is 10k gold filled. I am...
  9. Public Forum
    I recently purchased this Universal. It is functioning quite well for what I suspect to be a 60 some year old watch. I've done some of my research and I know this watch is likely from 1948-1955 due to the Universal 139 movement. (On a side note: What is the difference between the 138SS and 139...
  10. Watches - Private Sellers and Sponsors
    Up for sale is a Complete Package and in Excellent Condition Officine Panerai (PAM) 270 Luminor GMT Automatic with a 10-day Power Reserve and an awesome AM/PM GMT Indicator! It comes in a 1950s Case 44mm on a classic Sandwich Dial! Watch is in VG Condition - Very Well Kept! This is an awesome...
  11. Russian watches
    I'm waiting for this 17 jewel Start to arrive in the mail. The case is gold anodized aluminum and all parts of the watch appear to be in extraordinarily good condition considering it was made in the 1950s. It looks too good to be true but a careful study of Mark Gordon's examples shows that...
  12. Public Forum
    Hello there. I have just today received a stunning 1950s Cyma watch, which I am delighted with. However, I am looking to acquire further information and have heard great things about this forum. If any of you kind folk could enlighten and educate me then I would be much appreciative. See...
  13. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hello! This is my very first post on watchuseek.com. I was interested in purchasing the Westclox Ben Wrist Watch, specifically the one with the black dial that Jimmy Dean wore in "Rebel Without a Cause" I saw two Ebay listings for it with sort of a vague description of the watch (well at least...
  14. Omega
    Hey, i come over this omega on ebay, and is thinking on placing a bid on it. Anyone think it's a good buy? And what price should I not go higher than? OMEGA SEAMASTER CAL 321 EARLY VINTAGE CHRONO CHRONOGRAPH GOLD FILLED 1950's RARE | eBay i'm new to the vintage marked, so is there anything i...
  15. High-end watches
    This was my grandfather's watch, a 1953 Patek Philippe. All I know is the serial: 728503, and that it is manual wind and 18 jewels. I'm curious if anyone knows the model and how much my grandfather might have paid for it in 1953, just because that would be fun to know, not as an appraisal...
  16. Rolex & Tudor
    I've got two questions: 1. My watch has no cyclops on the crystal. Is is possible that the watch has had the crystal replaced by a non-cyclops version? Was there such thing as a non-cyclops Oyster Perpetual Date in the 50s? 2. Is there a way to find the exact year of manufacture for my watch...
  17. Rolex & Tudor
    I took my mid-1950s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date to the Rolex service facility here in Shanghai. They later told me that they can no longer service the watch because of its age. Has anyone else had experiences like this? If Rolex won't service the watch, who will?
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