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  1. Inquiry on Seiko 5 Sports modding compared to OG 007 modding culture

    Seiko
    Hi, I know this might be a stupid question but i cant think of a better place to come to for some advice. I've been doing a lot of research lately on 007's so that I could purchase my first one into my collection, but then the new seiko 5 sports came out and totally messed up my decision. I...
  2. Redials and Frankens and Wrong Hands, oh my!

    Russian watches
    It Never Fails... Every time I think I have my head around figuring out how to spot a original watch (eliminating signs of Frankens or Redials, Wrong Hands, etc), I find a watch that totally throws me off and makes me doubt that I know enough to start collecting these things. It's nearly enough...
  3. New to WUS and watches in general - desperately need advice! :)

    Public Forum
    Hi all! As the title states, I'm brand-spankin' new to the world of watches, and most of my Google searches led me here, so I decided to make an account and see if you guys could help a sista out! My boyfriend is turning 30 in November. He's a serious watch aficionado and I'm positive that a...
  4. pallet to escape wheel assembled, but not functioning?

    Watchmaking
    I have a movement assembled except for the hairspring and balance staff. manually nudging the escape wheel turns the rest of the gear train, but moving the pallet fork does not turn the escape wheel. Both parts seem to be assembled correctly and sitting properly. :-s Is there a possible fix, or...
  5. Please advise choosing a new watch for daily use

    Public Forum
    Hello, I had and was quite happy with my (first analog) Seiko Titanium for 6 years, until the battery leaked. Please share your insights and advise helping me find a new watch that's also an entry into better, longer-lasting quality. I've been considering Citizen and Tissot as being within my...
  6. Looking to buy a vintage Omega Seamaster. Advice needed

    Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hello everyone! I have a big birthday coming up and I'm looking to purchase something of quality that I could have for a lifetime. However, considering I'm only turning 20 my options are rather limited. I've honed in on the possibility of purchasing a vintage Omega Seamaster for under $500...
  7. Looking to purchase a starter watch

    Affordable watches
    Hello everyone! I am looking to buy my first watch (I am a nineteen year old college student). I was hoping to ask for your suggestions in the sub $200 price range. I've been browsing a bit and I found this Bulova I really like: New Bulova Mens 96C107 Black Dial Bracelet Watch | eBay...
  8. First dive watch

    Dive watches
    Hello everyone! I am a college student looking to purchase my first dive watch for everyday wear. I want something not too flashy, on the smaller end (my wrists are not the largest, so 36-41mm) and also timeless and classy. I know that may be a tall order, especially because my budget is in...
  9. Less is more: heuerolexomega showed me the way to a smaller collection that i...

    Public Forum
    This used to be my collection: I was a n00b and my watch collection exploded in a series of fits and starts. Then a zen approach to life and possessions set in and I started noticing the "X no. of watches" posts on here. (I even wrote my own, in ignorance.) The one that really resonated came...
  10. HELP! Looking for a new strap!

    Straps & Bracelets
    Hello! I found this watch in my room, i like the look of the dial but hate the strap. I really need some help with choosing a new one that looks great with the brown dial. Any suggestion is good. It's a 19mm leather strap that is on it now. THANKS ALREADY!! Greetings from Belgium!
  11. For some reason I felt compelled to buy 1 each of the 50th Anniversary Seiko-5's

    Seiko
    After coming across this thread during my lurker days, I bought one of these as my daily. After that I somehow "had to" buy one of each of those. And while browsing Amazon.com, I also found the "Spacewalk" models, and bought one of those as well. My question to myself, and therefore...
  12. Men's Khaki Field Chrono H71566553 - I like it but when would I wear it?

    Hamilton
    From Ashford's weekly specials this week. I love everything about this watch (especially the price!) and wouldn't change a thing. But I can't figure out when I would wear it. IMO... Is it a M-F 9-5 watch? Then it needs a metal bracelet for more durability. Is it a dress watch? No, it's too...
  13. Greetings From New Member! Advice Wanted

    Public Forum
    Hi All, Greetings from Sydney Australia! Im a newly registered member on WUS. Have been refering to this forum for the past few months to acquaint myself and grow my knowledge on fine time pieces. Besides the greeting, i want like to hear about others the story behind how they came to acquire...
  14. Just ordered first Tag!!! Very excited!

    TAG Heuer
    I have been wanting a Tag for quite some time now, and today after much research and debate decided to make my first purchase:-). I was skeptical by going the online route, but after reading through many WUS forum posts and information I feel quite comfortable with the site and that I should be...
  15. Help identifying pocket watch

    Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi I have been given the pocket watch below by my Gran (and believe it was her Grans as a minimum). I would like to get a view on age, make and any other details that anyone feels are relevant. I am not sure how to open the case to see the movement. There are no engravings/markings to see on...
  16. Need buying advice

    Omega
    Hi I'm new to the forum and new to vintage watches in general. Having recently graduated college I was promised a vintage watch only I get to choose one myself :) Since I want my first "real" watch to be a keepsake, I've been looking long and hard and narrowed it down to two choices and I was...
  17. LOOKING FOR MEMBERS' EXPERTISE AND ADVICE

    Omega
    I'm new here - hello to all. Background Information: I found my dream watch in the watchuseek seller's forum: https://www.watchuseek.com/f30/omega-seamaster-aqua-terra-diamond-mint-box-service-papers-25777500-only-1700gbp-810063.html Did a little research and found it listed on eBay...
  18. New to Watchmaking

    Watchmaking
    I am new to horology, in study of considerable depth, and I've accumulated a long-lasting interest in watches and mechanisms of all kinds. I am searching for advice on the following motion: making my own watch (not necessarily from scratch). I am looking for advice on the gravity of the notion...
  19. Calling all owners of non-dive Seiko watches with 6r15b movement

    Seiko
    Hello Watchuseekers ! This is my first post as a new "seeker" so forgive me if there is already an existing thread/s that encompass the info. I am trying to obtain. OK so enough of my intro/discretionary statement as a newbie. Now, no offense to the owners of Seiko dive watches that contain...
  20. Ready to buy first nice watch. Need help/advice.

    Omega
    I’ve never purchased a higher end watch before. I’ve been looking around for about a year and a half and have pretty much locked in on getting a Seamaster Planet Ocean, Steel on steel, Ref. 2201.50.00. From everything I can see it looks like a fantastic watch. I’m looking for something that...
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