BREITLING, ROLEX, TUDOR, OMEGA, anybody into high end watches?

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There's no model number that I can find, just the serial number and proof marks on the inside of the case. I've never seen a pocket watch like this before, so I have no idea even what timeframe it is from. Guessing between 1930-1950 since the movement is similar to some of the big Unitas pocket watch movements from that timeframe. That's at least a decade before the Heuer-Leonidas merger noted in the link above.
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Leonidas Pocket Watch Conversion by clair_davis, on Flickr

Here's an aircraft cockpit clock I have that uses the same movement:
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Leonidas_Chrono_1-2109-001 by clair_davis, on Flickr

And another pocket watch I found without a case:
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Leonidas_Chrono_2109-1-11 by clair_davis, on Flickr

I don't have any other info on either of those, but I'm glad to finally have one I can wear.





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Just made my first entry into the nice watch world. I figured this one would be a good starter watch. SPB209

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Congrats. Excellent choice. A 21st century interpretation of a late 1950’s Seiko. Love the gold indices and stylized Mercedes hands. Wear it well! 👍
 

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Just made my first entry into the nice watch world. I figured this one would be a good starter watch. SPB209

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Congrats! My first nice watch was a Seiko as well. You are now officially on a slippery slope...
 

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Oh I can see the slippery slope. I'm already eyeballing Grand Seikos. Their spring drive is very intriguing to me because I work with electric motors and understand the electromagnetic braking. I'm also throughly impressed with their Hi-Beat movement. Slippery slope indeed.
 

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Oh I can see the slippery slope. I'm already eyeballing Grand Seikos. Their spring drive is very intriguing to me because I work with electric motors and understand the electromagnetic braking. I'm also throughly impressed with their Hi-Beat movement. Slippery slope indeed.
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Oh I can see the slippery slope. I'm already eyeballing Grand Seikos. Their spring drive is very intriguing to me because I work with electric motors and understand the electromagnetic braking. I'm also throughly impressed with their Hi-Beat movement. Slippery slope indeed.
I am pretty deadset on this being my next purchase. I saw it in person and I really like the sharp looks and the movement. I don't really know the full details of other watch movements but the spring drive visually looks the most distinct imo. Its also blue so that really drew me in too. I would buy it now but I just spend the same amount of money on two other blue watches lol. I want to enjoy them before I add this to my collection. Maybe I'll save this for my next milestone.

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I am pretty deadset on this being my next purchase. I saw it in person and I really like the sharp looks and the movement. I don't really know the full details of other watch movements but the spring drive visually looks the most distinct imo. Its also blue so that really drew me in too. I would buy it now but I just spend the same amount of money on two other blue watches lol. I want to enjoy them before I add this to my collection. Maybe I'll save this for my next milestone.

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I am pretty deadset on this being my next purchase. I saw it in person and I really like the sharp looks and the movement. I don't really know the full details of other watch movements but the spring drive visually looks the most distinct imo. Its also blue so that really drew me in too. I would buy it now but I just spend the same amount of money on two other blue watches lol. I want to enjoy them before I add this to my collection. Maybe I'll save this for my next milestone.

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Not my cup of tea, but I hope you enjoy it.
Although I really like Seiko, to me it looks like too much like my fathers timex.
 

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Not my cup of tea, but I hope you enjoy it.
Although I really like Seiko, to me it looks like too much like my fathers timex.
It’s definitely understated, and one of those watches that will disappoint if you’re looking for attention. The folks that know will be “wow, you never see those!” and everyone else that even notices will just see a nice Seiko.

I kind of like it that way, though. I don’t need the extra attention from John Q. Public, but I’ll gladly talk watches with anyone who appreciates a nice watch.
 

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Just got this one back from service, and I finished her off with a new crystal and gaskets. Now to find a nicer band for her. From 1972, and she’s running at -1.2 seconds per day on wrist.
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Just got this one back from service, and I finished her off with a new crystal and gaskets. Now to find a nicer band for her. From 1972, and she’s running at -1.2 seconds per day on wrist.
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That’s cool. I’ve seen that watch before when I was a youngster.
 

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Just got this one back from service, and I finished her off with a new crystal and gaskets. Now to find a nicer band for her. From 1972, and she’s running at -1.2 seconds per day on wrist.
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So cool. My dad had one of the originals. Unfortunately it was lost and never found. Good luck on your band hunt. You have anything in mind?
 

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It’s definitely understated, and one of those watches that will disappoint if you’re looking for attention. The folks that know will be “wow, you never see those!” and everyone else that even notices will just see a nice Seiko.

I kind of like it that way, though. I don’t need the extra attention from John Q. Public, but I’ll gladly talk watches with anyone who appreciates a nice watch.
Lately, I really like the Tudor Pelagos, or another Breitling Superocean but with a yellow dial.
 

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