Monday, March 30, 2015

AUTHENTIC VERY RARE SEIKO MONACO CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH







BRAND : VERY RARE SEIKO MONACO CHRONOGRAPH GENTS WRISTWATCH FOR GENTS
MODEL : 7016-5000
MOVEMENT : 7016A AUTOMATIC 21JEWELS CHRONOGRAPH
ORIGIN : JAPAN
SERIAL NO. : 291732
CIRCA : SEPTEMBER 1982
CASING: SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
MOVEMENT : SEIKO CHRONOGRAPH AUTOMATIC 21 JEWELS
DIAL:  BLACK/GREY/WHITE and BLUE CHRONOGRAPH SUB DIAL
BEZEL: NONE
MARKINGS: DIAL, BACK CASING
BAND : BLACK LEATHER BAND
LUGS SIZE: 20mm
BAND WIDTH: 20mm
CRYSTAL: HARDLEX MINERAL
MEASUREMENT : 40mm X 42mm LUG TO LUG
WATER RESISTANT: 150 METERS
CONDITION: MINT, EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION AND KEEPING TIME, CHRONOGRAPH SET AND RESET TO ZERO
PRICE: PERSONAL COLLECTION (SOLD TO AMENG FROM KL)

About Seiko
In 1877, at the age of 18, Kintaro Hattori set up business repairing the Western-style clocks that were becoming increasingly popular in Japan. By 1892, Hattori was manufacturing his own clocks in a factory he called Seikosha, from the words "seiko" meaning "exquisite," "success," or "miniature," and "sha" meaning "house." The company grew and prospered, producing its first wristwatch in 1913 and launching the Seiko brand in 1924. Technological innovation has always been a driving force in the company's history. Key milestones include Seiko's introduction of the world's first quartz watch in 1969, and its successful launch, in 1988, of the Kinetic, the world's first battery-free watch with quartz accuracy. Today, the Seiko brand continues to stand for state-of-the-art technology, as well as superior quality and refined design.
From Humble beginnings, Kintaro Hattori’s Vision for Seiko has become reality. A consuming passion for excellence - imprinted in our Corporate DNA passed from generation to generation. Seiko, for 125 years committed to the art and science of time.
A culture of innovation connects a 19th century Tokyo clock shop with 20th century advances in timekeeping to an extraordinary 21st century "quiet revolution." Continually driven by dedication and passion, established a multitude of world’s first technologies… transforming the principles of timekeeping.
The first quartz wristwatch – changed the history of time.
The first Kinetic – marked a new era in quartz watch technology.
In 1969, Seiko Astron, the first quartz wristwatch - was introduced.
In an instant, Seiko exponentially improved the accuracy of wristwatches –And Seiko technology firmly established today’s standard in Olympic and sports timing.
1984, another celebrated first – Kinetic Technology – powered by body movement.
Kinetic – a quartz mechanism with unparalleled accuracy –the driving force behind more world’s firsts.
Kinetic Chronograph – the next generation of high performance timekeeping.
Kinetic Auto Relay – automatically resets to the correct time.
Kinetic Perpetual - combining the date perfect technology of perpetual calendar with the genius of Kinetic Auto Relay.
And now Kinetic Direct Drive – move, and the watch is powered automatically. Or hand wind it and see the power you are generating in real time.
In the realm of fine watches, time is measured by Seiko innovation – A heritage of dedication to the art and science of time.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

AUTHENTIC ROLEX SUBMARINER 14060M P SERIES GENTS DIVER WATCH (SOLD)









Make: Rolex
Model: Submariner 14060M
Serial: P989148
Price: SOLD TO KENNETH FROM W.MAJU, KUALA LUMPUR

This watch was 1st purchased in 08.07.2007 when new
. This watch comes with Jeweler's invoice, appraisal and resit, Original Box, Outer box, 2 extra link and Rolex service book. The orignal cerificate was misplaced and cannot be located by the 1st owner.

Description and Overview


This is the ultimate men's wristwatch. A man's watch should be his best piece of jewelery, since we shouldn't wear a jewelery that a women do.

The Submariner features a lustrously glossy dial that is free of the COSC verbiage, "Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified" that graces the dial of the Submariner Date. While the COSC cert has its value, the two-fewer lines of printing on the dial allow more space for the engagingly lustrous glossy black finish on the dial to show. I like this a lot.

There is no date window, making the dial perfectly symmetrical. The markers at 9:00 and 3:00 match up.

The hands and markers are made of 18K gold. As I understand it, the tritium luminous material that was originally used would erode steel markers and hands, so white gold was introduced. While the luminous material on this current model is non-radioactive Luminova, the white gold parts remain as vestiges of the past.

The Submariner is essentially the same watch as it was when introduced in 1954. The only differences, are the markers, which are now white/yellow gold rings rather than luminous paint; gloss dial rather than flat black; crown guards; and the movement, which has been updated. These are very subtle changes over the 52-year history of the watch. If you were to look at the first Sub and the latest Sub side by side, they would look essentially the same. I can't think of any other watch that his been in continuous production for five decades. This is the most copied watch in the world - even Timex makes one!

Case

The case is the Rolex Oyster. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said. It is thick, machined stainless steel. The steel is 904L, which is more resistant to salt water than the 316L used by other makers, and costs three times as much. It looks different from 316L, too. It takes abuse and shines up with dish soap and paper towels. A battle tested, time-proven, original Rolex design that has been copied by nearly every other maker.

This Movement

The Submariner comes with the Rolex 3130 movement, which is the result of 50 years of painful, Rolex-slow improvement. It contains 31 rubies, beats at 28,800 cph, and is referred to as a "tracteur." The name rings true: The 3130 is not pretty, but it is a large, durable, highly accurate movement that is easy to service. Kinda like a John Deere tractor.

This brings up a bit of Rolex history. Rolex was the first to introduce a waterproof case, with the Oyster. Hans Wilsdorf realized that the weak link was the crown, and Rolex then came up with the screw-down crown. Unscrewing the crown daily to wind the watch wore down the seals, so Rolex sought rights to a self-winding movement, and was the first to introduce one. With the self-winding movement, the crown could be left alone, minimizing wear on the seals and maintaining water- and dust-proofness. Thus, Oyster (waterproof case) Perpetual (self-winding movement). All proper Rolexes (i.e. not Cellinis) have "Oyster Perpetual" inscribed on the dial.

Bracelet

We like to make fun of our Rolex bracelets. Cheap, stamped metal, hollow links, light weight. But the light weight makes it comfortable to wear all day (I'd remove my Omega Seamaster whenever I was at my desk), and abuse it as I do, a few minutes with a toothbrush and some dish soap makes it as lustrous as new. It has thick springbars and a fliplock catch that hold it together securely. My Seamaster bracelet was heavier, but it would pop open occasionally. My Rolex Oyster Fliplock bracelet hasn't yet failed. It has a classic look that everyone else has copied. I love it.

Rolexes Movement

The heart of a watch is the movement. The Rolex Submariner has a Rolex movement. If the company on the dial does not make the movement, then the company is just a maker of dials and cases, not watches. Rolex is in-house watchmaker.

Omega, Panerai, and many others, have ETA movements, made by the Swatch group. ETA makes some lovely movements, but those brands that use the same ETA movements as everybody else make cases, bracelets, and dials, not wristwatches. Anybody could machine a case, affix a strap to it, install an ETA movement, hype it as a limited edition, and charge few thousands for the thing. Rolex (along with Patek Philippe, Zenith, Jaeger Le-Coultre, and Seiko) makes watches. Your name on it should mean you made it. If it says Rolex, it was made by Rolex.James Bond Watch

Rolex Submariner was the first watch worn by James Bond in James Bond movie until was taken over by Omega Seamaster Professional in Golden Eyes.


The Look

The Submariner looks great with a suit and tie, and with jeans and a t-shirt for any wheather.

Conclusion

The ultimate Men's wristwatch.

Monday, March 23, 2015

VERY RARE OMEGA MILITARY SEAMASTER 30 GENTS WRISTWATCH







SPECIFCATION ON MY OMEGA SEAMASTER 30 1963



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Model :Seamaster 30
Ref :135.007.64
Serial number :20773774
Date :Circa 1963
Caliber :286
Movement :Manual winding
Power reserve :40 hours
Alt / H :18 000
Functions :H / M / Central Second
Case :Stainless steel
Crown :Stainless steel engraved Omega
Glass :Plexi
Bezel :Stainless steel
Dial :Black
Hour markers :Painted
Numbers :Arabics Military
Hands :Dauphine
Diameter :35
Width between the lugs :18
Band :New Old Stock Tropic Star Band
Condition :8 /10
Price :PERSONAL COLLECTION

THIS IS COLLECTORS' ITEM AUTHENTIC OMEGA SEAMASTER 30, THE CAL. NO. 286, THE YEAR BASED ON SERIAL NO. AND MODEL NO. 135.007-63 MATCHED WITH THIS MODEL. DIAL HAS BEAUTIFUL PATINA. WORKING GREAT. PLEASE SURF MONTRES DE LEGEND OR WATCH YA WEARING FOR COMPARISON

VERY RARE MILITARY OMEGA BROAD ARROW GENT WRISTWATCH






BRAND: RARER! AUTHENTIC OMEGA BROAD ARROW MILITARY GENTS WRISTWATCH
MADE IN: SWISS
CIRCA: 1944 (SERIAL NO. 10,xxx,xxx)
MODEL: MILITARY BROAD ARROW
CRYSTAL: ACRYLIC
MOVEMENT: OMEGA 17 JEWELS MANUAL WINDING MOVEMENT CAL 30T2 - RARE
DIAL COLOR: MILITARY BLACK BROAD ARROW
FUNCTION: HOUR, MINUTE, SUB SECOND
HANDS: SS LUMINOUS
MARKERS: ARABIC LUMINOUS
CASING : STAINLESS STEEL
HINGING LUGS: 18mm
MEASUREMENT/UKURAN: 34mm DIAMETER EXCLUDING CROWN and 45mm LUG TO LUG
BACK CASE INSCRIPTION: - W.W.W. Y10598 - 10674797
CROWN:  LARGE SS CROWN
STRAP: NATO BLACK TEXTILE MILITARY 
SIZE STRAP/SAIZ TALI: 8.5"
EXCELLENT CONDITION, WORKING, KEEPING TIME, DISCONTINUED MODEL, VERY RARE AND VERY HARD TO FIND
PRICE: SOLD;TO PETER FROM OMEGA
SOLD : SOLD

History of Omega Watch Co
The History of a Successful Company Omega was founded by Louis Brandt at La Chaux – de – Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 as a assembly workshop. In 1879, after his death, his two sons Louis Paul and César started the in-house manufacturing so they started having total production control. One year later, Omega moved into a small factory that became a huge one when 12 months later they bought the entire building. In 1903, they both died leaving the company in 24 years old, Paul Emile Brandt’s hands. Because of the crisis that the Second World War left, he had to work really hard in order to face the economic difficulties. He merged Omega with Tissot calling the new company SSIH. The SSIH group continued to grow and multiply under his leadership and, by the seventies, it had become Switzerland’s number one producer of finished watches and number three in the world.
In 1985, the holding company was taken over by a group of private investors under Nicolas Hayek leadership. It was immediately renamed SMH (Société suisse de Microélectronique et d'Horlogerie). SMH had a rapid growth and success becoming today's top watch producer in the world. Named Swatch Group in 1998, it now includes Blancpain and Breguet.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

SEIKO PROSPEX EMPEROR TUNA GENTS DIVER WRISTWATCH (SOLD)








SEIKO PROSPEX EMPEROR TUNA 1000M GENTS DIVER WRISTWATCH
Specification:
Titanium Case with Hard Coating
One-piece Construction
Serial No. 20072 Circa October 2012
Polyurethane Belt
Sapphire Crystal
8L35 26-Jewel (Grand Seiko Automatic Caliber)
Screw Down Manual Winding Crown
~50 Hour Power Reserve
Accuracy of +15 to -10 Seconds per Day
Water Resistant to 100 Bar / 1000m
Designed for Saturation Diving
LumiBrite on Hands and Indices (Retains Light for 3 to 5 Hours)
Unidirectional Rotating Bezel
Second-hand Stop Function
Resistant to Magnetic Interference
Date Display
52mm Case Diameter
17.4mm Case Thickness
22mm Band Width
147g Weight
Price : USD3,000 (SOLD TO MR YUSS FROM JOHOR - 13.5.17)

Friday, March 6, 2015

How To Date Your Vintage Citizen Wristwatch

Citizen Watches it was thought that the Serial number worked in the same way but it is now thought to differ with the month part.... This was mainly because it was noted that there were apparently a lot of watch serial numbers with the 2nd number of 'O/0' pointing to an October manufactured Month... (O/0 either being [O]ctober or 0 = the 10th month being err October!) So the current mode of thought is like this. For example Citizen Leopard Super Beat 


Citizen Serial Number 00520517

Movt. 1st made for sale in 1970's

The 1st number of the serial number is '0' so 1970

The 2nd number is 0 [under the Seiko method we'd think October... However this is now thought to be wrong] it is the 2nd + 3rd number which is 0+5 = 05 so the Month is May

The watch was made in May 1970

Citizen Year:

Same year Method as the Seiko:

Citizen Month:

01 - January

02 - February

03 - March

04 - April

05 - May

06 - June

07 - July

08 - August

09 - September

10 - October

11 - November

12 - December

This method works well with my vintage Citizens...
I hope that it helps to dating your vintage citizen wristwatch.