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  1. Public Forum
    I was looking at used watches online, as I do sometimes just for fun, and I stumbled across this Zodiac. I admit it caught my interest at first but something seemed off. Luckily there was a picture of the back of the watch too, so I investigated it. At first I googled Zodiac SeaDragon, and...
  2. Watchmaking
    Hello Sorry if this is the wrong category for this qu. I bought a refurbished citizen watch from india. The ebay listing was very honest so i wasn't under any false pretenses about what i was buying. The warranty is 6 months. I assume it will stop working after that. My question is can you take...
  3. Public Forum
    I made an impulse purchase of a Rodania. It hit all the marks of an Omega Railmaster but a little more funky with that crazy huge broad arrow hour hand. After doing some more research, I can't find anything else quite like it. There are some Rodania divers that have similarities, but not the...
  4. Seiko
    Hi guys, A bit confused here. Wanted to get my first diver and Seiko was an obvious choice. SKX009 annoyed me due to circled dial markings and inverse lollipop. SKX173 was perfect. Ordered a watch on amazon from promenadewatches and the following arrived (pic attached). Do we have a...
  5. Affordable watches
    I am contemplating making my own HMT Sportstar replica as they are unobtainium. I have settled on a seamaster style case that requires a 28mm dial. What HMT 21j automatic would have a 28mm dial ?
  6. Public Forum
    Hello all, :-) As many of you probably know, buying vintage watches online can be a hit and miss, risky nightmare... I wrote a guide to buying vintage watches online based on personal experience, and I hope you'll be able to benefit from it too! :) Here it is - How to Buy Vintage Watches...
  7. Russian watches
    I recently bought a couple Molnija "Frankenwatches". I'm a college student on a budget and wanted a decent mechanical watch. After spending more time on here than I should have (instead of studying), I ended up buying these two watches with Molnija 3602 movements. I realize that these are not...
  8. Watchmaking
    As a lifetime collector and full on watch nerd I am finally ready to take the plunge into building a watch of my own... A Frankenwatch that is... I've been able to figure out most of what I need to complete this project as well as relative guide to the pricing but there are a few issues for...
  9. Rolex & Tudor
    Full disclosure, it is a Franken. I know some people here frown upon those. Here are the details........ Watch details: Case: Swiss made Sandoz submariner case manufactured in the 1970's. Company was founded by Henri SANDOZ in 1870 in malleray, Switzerland. Crown: Genuine Rolex triplock...
  10. Russian watches
    Hi guys. I just shot this watch. But now I'm thinking if it is a franken or not. Are the hands original to this dial? Thanks.
  11. High-end watches
    THIS VC IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE. FROM THE SERIAL #S, THE MOVEMENT APPEARS TO BE PRE-1910 AND THE CASE APPEARS TO BE CIRCA 1935. IS THIS WATCH WORTH PURSUING AND IF SO, WHAT IS ITS VALUE? THANKS!!
  12. Public Forum
    Hello All, I knew that I would make serious amateur mistakes on my first purchase of a vintage watch. But after doing quite a lot of pre-bid research on my own, I made a bid without first consulting the Longines experts in this forum. And now, hours after the auction, I am still anxiously...
  13. Public Forum
    So with the help of my fellow WUS WISes (sp). Hah, that's fun to type... I've managed to avoid making some risky frankenwatch purchases. Sometimes I browse fleabay to see what kind of fun and interesting treasures pop up and it seems like a lot of vintage watches are coming from the following...
  14. Omega
    Hey, This is my first time posting. I've been looking at watches for a long time, and finally bought my first not too long ago. (A Rotary semi-skeleton automatic (http://www.worldofwatches.com/detail.asp?iq=1&bo_products_id=0&bo_products_variance_id=75637).) I've also purchased an Omega 510...
  15. Russian watches
    I'm new to Vintage Russian watches and just got this one as a gift. After doing some quick research I found out that this is what you call a "franken". The watch was sold as a soviet ussr Molnija Komandirskie smersh. I understand that this is most likely nonsense. I'm interested to find out...
  16. Omega
    There has been a lot of "Frankenwatch" discussions recently in the Forums, so it got me itching to breathe life into a collection of parts.... This arrived last week. It was in shocking condition. Not only is every part scratched, but it is thick with human soil. Obviously I am thrilled with...
  17. Fortis
    I found this fortis on ebay, it's an incredibly deal...almost too incredible. I'm just getting into watches and know near nothing about fortis, but I find it weird their name is not found on the movement. I know the dial has been re-painted which isn't a turnoff for me, because I really like the...
  18. Public Forum
    Share my experience on a bad buy - I hope it helps with identification! The only genuine Roamer parts are the movement, face, stem and winder! A great debt is owed to Dr Roland Ranfft, one of the worlds greastest watch experts, who gave me his time to identify this horror!
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