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    Will kick of with this old Mido, mulitfort I think, be happy when this covids all over. Click image for larger version

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    'Man Invented time, Cyma Perfected it.'

  • #2
    Omegamatic on a brown croc strap (thanks Don).

    Have a great weekend all.

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    'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - but lets face it some people have better eyesight than others!

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    • Hammers
      Hammers commented
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      At least from this shot no one can see the incorrect date

    • LeroyC
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      I can see it quite clearly Bryn!!

    • Don
      Don commented
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      The genuine croc does go really well with the Omega, Hammers Nice contrast of colour and texture. Thanks!

  • #3
    Obviously neither myself nor Bryn need our watches to check the date.

    i have a packet of pure Trade Me gold here.
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    and to help the government, citizens and those of us lucky enough to be working under the current 'guidelines' understand exactly what Ms J.A and the authorities are saying please see below...

    DWs guide to level 3....

    1. You MUST NOT leave the house for any reason, but if you have a reason, you can leave the house

    2. Masks are useless at protecting you against the virus, but you may have to wear one because it can save lives, but they may not work, but they may be mandatory, but maybe not

    3. Shops are closed, except those shops that are open

    4. You must not go to work. Unless you have to because you can’t work at home. Then it’s ok unless your business doesn’t want you to. Then you must stay home or you can get another job and go to work

    5. You should not go to the Drs or to the hospital unless you have to go there, unless you are too poorly to go there

    6. This virus can kill people, but don’t be scared of it. It can only kill those people who are vulnerable or those people who are not vulnerable. It’s possible to contain and control it, sometimes, except that sometimes it actually leads to a global disaster

    7. Gloves won't help, but they can still help so wear them sometimes or not

    8. STAY HOME, but it's important to go out if you need to. But only for essentials. Or exercise. Or to pick up paint.

    9. There is no shortage of groceries in the supermarkets, but there are many things missing. Sometimes you won’t need loo rolls but you should buy some just in case you need some

    10. The virus has no effect on children except those children it affects

    11. Animals are not affected, but there was a cat that tested positive in Belgium in February when no one had been tested, plus a few tigers here and there…

    12. Stay 2 metres away from tigers (see point 11)

    13. You will have many symptoms if you get the virus, but you can also get symptoms without getting the virus, get the virus without having any symptoms or be contagious without having symptoms, or be non contagious with symptoms...it's a sort of lucky/unlucky dip

    14. To help protect yourself you should eat well and exercise, but eat whatever you have on hand as it's better not to go to the shops, unless you need toilet roll or a fence panel

    15. It's important to get fresh air but don't go to parks but go for a walk. But don’t sit down, except if you are old, but not for too long or if you are pregnant or if you’re not old or pregnant but need to sit down. If you do sit down don’t eat your picnic, unless you've had a long walk, which you are/aren't allowed to do if you're old or pregnant

    16. Don’t visit old people but you have to take care of the old people and bring them food and medication so you can visit them then

    17. If you are sick, you can go out when you are better but anyone else in your household can’t go out when you are better unless they need to go out. But if you aren’t better don’t go out till later.

    18. You can get restaurant food delivered to the house. These deliveries are safe. But groceries you bring back to your house have to be decontaminated outside for 3 hours including frozen pizza...

    19. You can't see your older mother or grandmother, but they can take a taxi and meet an older taxi driver

    20. You are safe if you maintain the safe social distance when out but you can’t go out with friends or strangers at the safe social distance

    21. The virus remains active on different surfaces for two hours ... or four hours...or six hours... I mean days, not hours... But it needs a damp environment. Or a cold environment that is warm and dry... in the air, as long as the air is not plastic

    22. Schools are closed so you need to home educate your children, unless you can send them to school because you’re not at home. If you are at home you can home educate your children using various portals and virtual class rooms, unless you have poor internet, or more than one child and only one computer, or you are working from home. Baking cakes can be considered maths, science or art. If you are home educating you can include household chores within their education. If you are home educating you can start drinking at 10am

    23. If you are not home educating children you can also start drinking at 10am

    24. The number of corona related deaths will be announced daily but we don't know how many people are infected as they are only testing those who are almost dead to find out if that's what they will die of… the people who die of corona who aren’t counted won’t or will be counted but maybe not.

    25. We should stay in lvl3 until the virus stops infecting people but it will only stop infecting people if we all get infected so it’s important we get infected and some don’t get infected

    26. You can join your neighbours for a street party and turn your music up for an outside disco and your neighbours won’t call the police. People in another street are allowed to call the police about your music whilst also having a party which you are allowed to call the police about

    27. No business will go down due to Coronavirus except those businesses that will go down due to Coronavirus
    Last edited by deerworrier; 01-05-20, 10:13.
    “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general.”


    Despite having the numbers, there is the crazy man in the mountains that none of the tribes will go near!
    Always aim to be that man.

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    • psyched
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      Nice - the world is truly weird when it's virtually impossible to tell satire from reality...

    • Don
      Don commented
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      Best laugh of the day so far :D Thanks DW! ...I was actually reading your post in my head, in the PM's voice and tone. Not sure what is more disturbing between the guideline or the fact that I can read in JA's voice in my head :P

    • Hammers
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      When you said Corona related death, exactly how many bottles of corona does that take on average?

  • #4
    Old faithful, old school sumo

    Sent from my SM-A505GN using Tapatalk

    Rest easy Matty , My best Mate and Son

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    • LeroyC
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      Great photo Pete.

  • #5
    Have a great day guys

    “I want to touch base on how we’ll synergize the pivot going forward”

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    • harlansmart
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      Classic Chrono Sir

    • Don
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      Choice background

  • #6
    Old crusty for most of this past week. Bloody brilliant watches these.....everyone should have one.

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    Have a great weekend chaps.
    Preparation and planning prevent piss poor performance

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    • Don
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      7548 or 7C43?

    • harlansmart
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      Sorry, ignore me.

    • Don
      Don commented
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      Nah, don't be.. You predicted the future. There's a 7C43 appearing now on the next page

  • #7
    7002 on rubber today
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    • #8
      Great 7002 and great to see it again.

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      • Don
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        +1 ...I'll do a write-up one day on why the 150m 7002, not the 62MAS, is the true Origin of modern Seiko Automatic Divers (4R36 and 6R15/6R35)

    • #9
      Pm change to 8110 on NATO, with correct date!

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      'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - but lets face it some people have better eyesight than others!

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      • harlansmart
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        Glad you fixed the date issue.

        Situation earlier was very disappointing to say the least.

      • Hammers
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        Point taken and I have severely reprimanded myself

    • #10
      Maybe should have worn a Seiko, but Datejust it is

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      If I think of something witty, I'll be sure to write it here.

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      • #11
        Posting SEIKO ARNIE H558 on behalf of tigermantis

        tigermantis passed the watch on to his brother, who I have just wished a Happy Birthday!

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        Stoked that his brother is wearing his favourite watch on his birthday



        Harlan
        Timekeeper Watch Club
        New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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        • #12
          CITIZEN today ⌚️



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          • harlansmart
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            Yep, thanks mate,

            Serial # One D One Million & 21

            But can't work out how I prefer it... have 2 different types of adaptors at hand but seem to recall there being a 3rd type... think thats what I need (typical). Will have to do some research (i.e. look in my computer for old pix see what the 3rd design was).

            Just went jogging 12km with it on a 22mm ZULU and the ti ring adaptor sized for 24, worked well... um, FWIW it seems to look better w/a 22mm strap vs. 24mm.

            I'll still have yours too when you're ready too please Sir.

            Serial #: 1D1000021

          • Don
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            Three now on Timekeeper, unless someone's got one hidden somewhere. We should do a 'Zilla roll call?

            Re the strap size, I think the original proprietary set was designed to limit the horizontal rocking movement, especially for wearers like me, who tend not to wear watches too tight whether bracelet or straps. Aesthetically, smaller width straps would, IMO, achieve a more balanced overall look, à la Seiko Tuna. On adapters, I can only imagine the issue would be the same, so if you wear the watch firmly fitted on your wrist, narrower straps might do fine.

          • harlansmart
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            Hmmm,

            Someone really needs to make a better designed set of adaptors for the things, I am sure there was a 3rd design, I'll have to 'actually look'...

            More with solid square bent titanium lugs/bars in 1 pce that kept it nice and tight & svelte

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          As Don pointed out recently, this Citizen could have made an appearance on Good Friday.
          In the spirit of better late than never, here today is a chocolate coloured pvd coated Citizen flyback chronograph, the Challenge Timer.

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          • Don
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            Easter and chocolate...never too late. That case finish is very unique, isn't it.

          • harlansmart
            harlansmart commented
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            BULL HEAD

            Love it, is that case coating OEM ?

          • Tempus
            Tempus commented
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            As far as I know this is essentially NOS, with some signs that it was not looked after particularly well while in stock.

        • #14
          Spent the lockdown (enjoyed DW's accurate perspective above) at the beach... much better for sanity, but only my favourite watch and the Zixen... but something that's divisive incoming

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        • #15
          Originally posted by cyma View Post
          Will kick of with this old Mido, mulitfort I think... Click image for larger version

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          Very nice dial on this one, Pete ...Quite a bit earlier than a Multifort, which was introduced in 1936. Your Mido likely came from around 1930, and the movement was likely based Felsa. The watch would have been a direct competitor to the Rolex Prima of the period, which had Aegler-sourced movements, and quality is similar.

          Both Mido and Rolex were relatively youngish watch manufacturers at the time, and they competed to produce waterproof watches--something non-existent in those days. Rolex beat Mido with the Oyster, and the Multifort was Mido's answer to that watch, though the Mido one-up with automatic self-winding and became the first waterproof automatic watch.
          On the instruments we entrust to pace our lives, to bear witness to our days, and to be the keepers of the most precious thing we have... time.

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          • cyma
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            Thanks for that Don, I thought it was more 40s, Pete.

          • Don
            Don commented
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            No worries, it would be very logical to think so, Pete. I think during the first half of the 20th Century, advances in watches were not uniformly spread throughout the world, so something like this would have still being available in certain regions during the 1940s. For instance, Japanese watchmaking at that time was about a decade behind the Swiss, so WWII-era Seikosha would look very much like your Mido.
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