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Wimm 10-09-2019 06:49 PM

Hello SCWF
 
Evening everyone;

I am a fairly new to watch collecting (about twelve months since I lost my sanity). I have always appreciated nice watches, and having a mechanical engineering background, I've always been fascinated by these tiny machines. It has only been in the last twelve months that I've been able to find out more about this world.

Funds being what they are I have been enjoying exploring the world of vintage. My collecting has taken a bit of a scatter gun approach but recently part of my habit has become focussed on Japanese watches from the late 60's and 70's.

The Japanese nuggets in my collection are:

Seiko Presmatic 5106-7040

Seiko Silverwave 7546A

and probably my favourite a Citizen Cosmotron (perhaps the coolest watch name ever) with a 7803A movement (I have also begun to like electronic watches too).

I will attempt to add some photos at some point.

I have a "few" other watches from elsewhere around the world (including Romania, who knew? :shocked:).

I am learning how to tinker with watches and am looking forward to the upcoming winter when I can stay in and play.

I look forward to learning more about Japanese watches and hopefully contributing too.

Thanks for reading.

Will

SeikoPsycho2 10-10-2019 06:13 AM

Welcome to the forum Will. Sit back and enjoy the Madness.........:)

TheTigerUK 10-10-2019 06:35 AM

Welcome Will i'm sure your collection will now start to blossom :)

Mark Q 10-10-2019 07:07 AM

Looks like you started without us. Enjoy the forum, and your collection.

Reflex 10-10-2019 07:55 AM

Welcome to SCWF

3366carlos 10-10-2019 10:04 AM

Bien venido.

850champion 10-10-2019 10:09 AM

Welcome! I have had several cosmotrons too, best of which was one with a rarely seen exhibition caseback

DAHASCO 10-10-2019 10:25 AM

Welcome Aboard :103: Stick around and have a Burger :)

Mr.Jones 10-10-2019 11:34 AM

Welcome to the SCWF! :)

mwadner 10-10-2019 12:42 PM

Howdy and welcome aboard.

And +1 to the Cosmotron - more watches need far out names like that.

bradurani 10-10-2019 01:19 PM

Welcome! 70s watches have the best names. Computron, Accutron, Tronosonic, Speedsonic, Time Computer. I too got into electro-mechanical watches when I started because I loved the cool history, names and cheap prices. One caveat though is that if they have a problem, most watchmakers won't service them. You can probably find specialist watchmakers online, maybe even on this forum, but the service cost is often more than the value of the watch. Don't let that dissuade you if you love though, just know that caveat.
Enjoy the hobby. Get a second job. You're going to need it to fund your habit [emoji6]

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Time Seller 10-10-2019 01:24 PM

Looking forward to some pictures in the near future! ;)

TheNeilo1 10-10-2019 05:53 PM

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Wimm Sir Now That’s how to do a new Member and Watch Collector Intro👍
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GuyJ 10-10-2019 07:31 PM

Hello!

Vette Enthusiast 10-10-2019 08:57 PM

Welcome aboard. Look forward to seeing more of you here.

seikozen 10-11-2019 01:06 AM

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Welcome to the Tribe 5106 Presmatic NOS for your Company...........Russell

Chronomaster 10-11-2019 03:11 AM

Welcome Will, well you seem well on your way to horological excess and you have chosen some great pieces to be interested in and passionate about. SCWF certainly has a strong UK community so you are good to go there too. You have come to the right place, enjoy !

RossR 10-11-2019 03:18 AM

Hi Will, welcome. I've got a couple of Cosmotrons as well, and a 5146 Presmatic. You've come to a good place here.

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RussMurray 10-11-2019 11:19 AM

Great introduction and welcome aboard! This journey you've embarked on should be a good test of your Will.....power ;)

Thomas 10-11-2019 06:24 PM

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Hey Will! :welcome:


From your initial post you sound like an intelligent human with good taste! :laugh:


Welcome to the Seiko-Citizen, oh wait, Japanese Watch Discussion Forum! :dance:



- Thomas (aka Motowatch)


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CombatID 10-11-2019 10:10 PM

Welcome! Abandon hope all ye who enter. [emoji16]


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Wimm 10-12-2019 05:51 AM

Thank you all for your warm welcome. I know it is a slippery slope. I've only really started collecting in the last twelve months but the watches have ballooned from two to twelve or so. I really need to slow down and be a bit more targeted. I'm just a bit of a sucker for watches with cool sounding names. And I think the Japanese do that best. Helps if they look good too.

In my excitement of writing my first post I neglected to mention a couple of other Japanese watches.

Pulsar "Spoon" W671-4170 which was the first watch I bought for myself and probably begun this journey, albeit twenty years ago.

And my trusty Citizen eco drive BM8180-03E, my camping and general outdoor activity watch. Love the idea of a solar watch. Definitely one for the zombie apocalypse.

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Wimm 10-12-2019 05:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 850champion (Post 2835311)
Welcome! I have had several cosmotrons too, best of which was one with a rarely seen exhibition caseback

Ooh, that would be good. Although having had the back off mine meant I saw things I didn't want to see. Like the lack of movement ring and wrong battery clip. Shouldn't be too difficult to rectify though.

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Wimm 10-12-2019 05:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAHASCO (Post 2835323)
Welcome Aboard :103: Stick around and have a Burger :)

Started the morning off with a bacon and egg bango so all is good. So far. [emoji4]

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Wimm 10-12-2019 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seikozen (Post 2835661)
Welcome to the Tribe 5106 Presmatic NOS for your Company...........Russell

Lovely, looks good on the perlon too.

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Wimm 10-12-2019 06:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RussMurray (Post 2835915)
Great introduction and welcome aboard! This journey you've embarked on should be a good test of your Will.....power ;)

[emoji23] It's been tested and it failed miserably [emoji24]

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Wimm 10-12-2019 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Thomas (Post 2836075)
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Hey Will! :welcome:


From your initial post you sound like an intelligent human with good taste! [emoji23]


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Excellent, the first part of my plan has succeeded......

Must try hard to not break that illusion [emoji4]

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Wimm 10-12-2019 06:18 AM

This is what you have all been waiting for. Photos!

The pressmatic (which appeared in yesterday's WRUW thread:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6641c16eeb.jpg

My Silverwave:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...74e751fae8.jpg

Spoon:


https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...11b6808cf0.jpg

And the main reason why I bought it:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...f1f3bd0180.jpg

Eco-drive

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...828612fd40.jpg

And the Cosmotron:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1508524f51.jpg

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Dutchsiberia 10-12-2019 06:38 AM

Welcome! Nice collection already :)

RussMurray 10-12-2019 09:14 AM

If at first you don't succeed, buy, buy, buy....again ;)


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