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by River Rat
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: INCOMING!!! Omega SM300 Tiffany Dial
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: INCOMING!!! Omega SM300 Tiffany Dial

Been over a week have you received ether the Omega or Longines yet ? would like to see better photo's of the Omega.
by River Rat
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Recent Work trip to London
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Re: Recent Work trip to London

Looks like a great trip. Only been to London once never left Heathrow airport had to do a transfer on the way to Bahrain when in the Navy. You had a better trip than I did.
by River Rat
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Do you still have the watch that got you started
Replies: 37
Views: 1788

Re: Do you still have the watch that got you started

This really started me off into dive watches. Like you got a Seiko in the Military got it in the early 1980's from the ships store when on westpac. https://i.imgur.com/oVelMTH.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pjTQtfT.jpg You can see it on the wrist used it the whole 22 years in the Navy plus the civilian job...
by River Rat
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: INCOMING!!! Omega SM300 Tiffany Dial
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: INCOMING!!! Omega SM300 Tiffany Dial

Congrats. Don't send it to Omega it mite come back with buffed up case new dial and hands and ruin the value of your watch. Have a watchmaker here in the USA who works on vintage omega do the work. On the Omega forum ask if there is any one in your state that they would trust. Now if the scratches c...
by River Rat
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: INCOMING!!! Longines Czech Aviators "Tartarugone" WWII Watch.
Replies: 15
Views: 1430

Re: INCOMING!!! Longines Czech Aviators "Tartarugone" WWII Watch.

Congrats these are nice watches they made three versions with three different movements and two different dials porcelain and the last version metal. Some even had different stick type hands. You can contact Longines and get info on yours like year manufactured and what country it was sent to for sa...
by River Rat
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

When you buy one like this https://i.imgur.com/dRmXuRg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sm8EMdo.jpg When there only made for the military and none sold to the public except when sold as surplus you know there is no bull shit on what it is. Now private buys civilian watches were there mite be a story it was u...
by River Rat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

Vintage watches are kind of like vintage cars were prices have shot up was the only way to explain it. Like when I was a teenager vintage cars were cheap. Had a friend trade a ugly Rambler station wagon the ugliest thing on four wheels for a 1966 Ford Mustang. The mustang did need a hood and front r...
by River Rat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

When I bought all these I got them when the time was right. Before the jump in price. A lot of members got a few when they were cheap and cheaper than the remakes but flipped them I am not a flipper think I paid 1800 for that Heuer Bund cheaper than that nice Sinn that just came out. I buy less the...
by River Rat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

Some one said it's a problem to find a watchmaker who good at working vintage and then getting parts. You ask on the forum for help. Andrew told me were to send my Hanhart 417 issued Bund for service. This watchmaker deal mainly with vintage Heuer's vintage chronographs. The minute counter gear need...
by River Rat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

Most vintage watches like Heuer, Omega, Zenith have shot up the same as vintage military watches if they got the cool factor and there wanted like some vintage issued chronographs and divers that have the cool factor. It’s the vintage factor in most cases why some military watches are worth a lot. C...
by River Rat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

And some collect for the history of were these watches were. I was watching the antique road show the other day. Some one brought in a US 48 star flag beat to hell. It was off a LST that was in the Okinawa invasion and went through that typhoon Bull Halsey made a mistake were the fleet went through ...
by River Rat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

Think I added 4 more after that group shot and they were deals some with funky lume or under the radar or one deal from a Czech watch dealer that did not speak English used a translator web thing to get the deal done. Deals are harder to find these days.
by River Rat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

When I bought all these I got them when the time was right. Before the jump in price. A lot of members got a few when they were cheap and cheaper than the remakes but flipped them I am not a flipper think I paid 1800 for that Heuer Bund cheaper than that nice Sinn that just came out. I buy less thes...
by River Rat
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

Why do when a watch company do a great remake of one of there watches that was made for military service some here buy them up. Then nock the real McCoy. Don't tell me one of the watches below you would not mind to wear.
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by River Rat
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: The Sinn is IN!
Replies: 49
Views: 1810

Re: The Sinn is IN!

Matt
Was wondering does the Sinn have the fly back function like the original ?
by River Rat
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: The Sinn is IN!
Replies: 49
Views: 1810

Re: The Sinn is IN!

Congrats Matt Is it the same case size as the original ? I remember the first time I saw a issued Heuer bund for sale in person at a NAWCC Pasadena regional and wanted one since seeing it. I just bought a vintage omega speedmaster so no money to buy it. Just love the design of these so built up fund...
by River Rat
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

All the military watches I ever bought were made only for the military and not sold to the public until sold as surplus. So less mine fields. The problem with these Tudor were they were bought off the shelf so a civilian one can be faked real easy just a good engraving on the case back. And Rolex an...
by River Rat
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

Paul The most I ever paid was 2700 for the Eterna kontiki super IDF that has doubled that or more since I bought it. And I did my homework on it had another collector who owned a few of them give me the go ahead on it that it was legit. Most I ever paid. That civilian Tudor snowflake I have paid 200...
by River Rat
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there
Replies: 43
Views: 1604

Re: Tudor Military Subs - Sounds like lots of fakes out there

Some of you wonder why us military collectors collect this stuff. My dad was in ww2 so since I was all ready collecting vintage watches I was in a vintage watch shop and saw a ww2 issued Elgin A-11 and bought it I knew a lot of ww2 vets. So easy to get into military watches. Then navigation watches ...
by River Rat
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Hamilton Pilot Mechanical?
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Hamilton Pilot Mechanical?

You can get the original cheaper same case size. But the vintage one will hold it's value and go up in price compared to the remake that if you resale you lost a 100 bucks. https://www.ebay.com/itm/SERVICED-Hamilton-W10-British-Army-issue-watch-1973-hacking-seconds-superb/143364627958?hash=item21613...
by River Rat
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New CW C60 apex
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: New CW C60 apex

Makes me want to throw up one dam ugly watch. They need to go back to the drawing board and redesign this ugly thing. This watch not doing CW any favors.
by River Rat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: Any regrets from Cord Cutters?
Replies: 57
Views: 7354

Re: Any regrets from Cord Cutters?

Thanks Andrew
by River Rat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Guy Here
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: New Guy Here

The extra links a plus good luck mike looks like you added another
by River Rat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Guy Here
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: New Guy Here

The extra links a plus good luck mike looks like you added another
by River Rat
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Revolution Bundeswehr
Replies: 15
Views: 756

Re: Revolution Bundeswehr

Some jack ass has one for sale on flebay for 3,749.00 for a 1249 profit. Knew some jack ass would do this hope the jack ass reads this. Remakes are like a new cars once you take it off the lot you loose your ass if you resale it hope he looses his ass. Don’t they sale for 2500 ?