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by River Rat
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Vintage Heuer prices have gone crazy
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Vintage Heuer prices have gone crazy

Seems like prices on the most popular vintage watches are going up but vintage Heuer has skyrocketed the most in price. Some times I think of selling a lot of mine off before the price drops but the more I wait the more the prices go up. Only thing that bothers me if I sell any I will never be able ...
by River Rat
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: To Brice and all others in the Carolinas... Be safe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1354

Re: To Brice and all others in the Carolinas... Be safe!

I hope you and your family makes it through the storm safe and sound.
by River Rat
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wruw 14/09
Replies: 79
Views: 1702

Re: Wruw 14/09

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by River Rat
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: How Many Watches Do You Have?
Replies: 93
Views: 2614

Re: How Many Watches Do You Have?

Here is a few of my military stuff there about 4-5 issued watches that have been added after the photo was taken then the civilian ones not in the photo and a few pocket watches I need to go to watch anonymous and get cured.
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by River Rat
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby
Replies: 50
Views: 2475

Re: One day I will not be able to afford this hobby

Dam some one dug up my old post from a few years ago. When ever you think you are going to slow down due to prices you jump right back in. I see I was thinking of a issued CWC chronograph back then and backed off well I added one since and a few others. But they were deals and under market value eac...
by River Rat
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Look what happened to my Eterna Kontiki Super bracelet
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Look what happened to my Eterna Kontiki Super bracelet

Well my clasp on my Eterna Kontiki Super IDF broke again. The clip that locks the clasp in place was not working great it would unsnap every now and then. Then the clip just snapped off. https://i.imgur.com/va41fMu.jpg Here is a photo of my first repair on the clasp years ago some of you mite rememb...
by River Rat
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 29 Aug 18
Replies: 49
Views: 1048

Re: WRUW 29 Aug 18

Eterna Kontiki Super IDF issued.
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by River Rat
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Eleven James has gone to zero
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: Eleven James has gone to zero

I see a lot of flippers around the forums. Dam you think this would of worked with some were you flip your watches on a regular bases and don't have to sell it when you want another it's done for you all ready by being a member to this Eleven James and mite of saved a flipper money every time a flip...
by River Rat
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1418

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

When I told the story of the USS Abner Read DD 526 well here is the ending story weird how I was thinking about this and now this. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/aug/15/shipwreck-from-only-wwii-battle-in-america-found-o/ https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/photos/researchers-just-found-a-wwii-ship...
by River Rat
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Fri Aug 17 - WRUW
Replies: 46
Views: 1110

Re: Fri Aug 17 - WRUW

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by River Rat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Ever sold a watch because of weight?
Replies: 70
Views: 2427

Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Well I was cheap once really wanted a Omega Speedy moon watch but a used vintage Omega MKII speedy was cheaper so went for that instead. It was bulky heavy and uncomfortable. So later I went to a NAWCC regional saw a vintage Omega Speedy moon watch for a great price got it and it was between night a...
by River Rat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver

I hate ebay when you look up past sells they switch it on you to try to sell you some thing else usually nothing you want. Here we will try again. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Technisub-diver-watch-TECHNISUB-vintage-quartz-20-atm-Breitling/223098597673?hash=item33f1b67129:g:tkYAAOSwi8dbbvf3 Fuck ebay le...
by River Rat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver

Did you buy this one there is a mention of Breitling. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Technisub-diver-watch-TECHNISUB-vintage-quartz-20-atm-Breitling/223098597673?hash=item33f1b67129:g:tkYAAOSwi8dbbvf3 Remember parts are a pain on vintage quartz did say it had a few problems in the ad. A donor movement for...
by River Rat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Help - Vintage Technisub Diver

Most quartz watches from the era of quartz watches from the 1970-1980 most info lost due to there not highly collectible to most collectors. But I collect any thing when the price is right even quartz divers if they got a cool look. Here is one out of my collection the crown in the same spot. I had ...
by River Rat
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: My Hamilton military collection
Replies: 1
Views: 258

My Hamilton military collection

Here are all my Hamilton's that are Military related. https://i.imgur.com/tZ8mQCF.jpg Hamilton model 21 chronometer https://i.imgur.com/Ev37bQh.jpg Hamilton model 22 Deck watch/chronometer https://i.imgur.com/PjtVEgC.jpg Hamilton model 23 Navigation stop watch, Hamilton Navy Comparing watch 2974B, H...
by River Rat
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 L.E.
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: New Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 L.E.

I don't know about puke green they need to come up with better bezels.
by River Rat
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 8/9/18
Replies: 28
Views: 732

Re: WRUW 8/9/18

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by River Rat
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 8 - 8 - 18
Replies: 63
Views: 1664

Re: WRUW 8 - 8 - 18

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New and old
by River Rat
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1418

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

I set the time last Friday to the GOVT. time site. So far +3s in four days I will do another time check on this Friday for a 7 day run time. Not bad for a 73 year old timepiece.
by River Rat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1418

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

Here is one for sale on our favorite auction site ya right. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Marine-Chronometer-Hamilton-Model-21-Circa-1941/352421372499?hash=item520df36253%3Ag%3Aj1AAAOSw%7EOhbY3GP&_sacat=37965&_nkw=hamilton+model+21+chronometer&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1312.R1.TR11.TRC3.A0.H...
by River Rat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1418

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

You know when you open the outer and inner box to this chronometer you all most smell the sea. There's a musty smell I will never forget like this deck equipment locker on my first ship that was 3-4 decks down you used block and tackle to pull stuff out only way in was a scuttle hatch strait down an...
by River Rat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1418

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

Now for any one thinking of getting one. These are delicate Navigation instruments. Don't trust most Ebay seller who sell them just make sure there in running condition and they know how to cork the balance wheel for shipping and the brass case with movement in it's own cardboard box and the wooden ...
by River Rat
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1418

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

Well did a little work on the outer box. https://i.imgur.com/bNakbkj.jpg Before https://i.imgur.com/5tdaPKU.jpg After. Cleaned up the box a little and I replaced the missing carrying leather strap and used a extra issued number plaque I found in the bottom of the inner box. https://i.imgur.com/tZ8mQ...
by River Rat
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1418

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

Well the chronometer is done getting serviced. Should get it back next week. Only one part needed detent trip spring is worn down so needed replaced. Keeps good time +0.5 seconds in 2 days. I read these were kept running 24/7 aboard ship they were so good they only lost a minute a year. In the US Na...
by River Rat
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer
Replies: 34
Views: 1418

Re: Incoming Hamilton model 21 chronometer

This shows how important this was in US History here is serial No. 1 the first one ever made in the Smithsonian museum.
http://americanhistory.si.edu/collectio ... mah_855355