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08-12-2019 11:21 AM
Katgirl
Not a Seiko

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Originally Posted by chenpofu View Post
Because often smaller brands would source a movement with date but use it in a watch with a no date dial as done here (9015 has date). Some watchmakers modify the movement to remove the date wheel, some don't. So while it doesn't look like it is doing anything, you could be turning the date wheel in that 1st position.


I have several watches where this is the case. After ETA stopped selling their movements to non-Swatch Group watch companies, good Swiss movements were hard to find, and smaller companies had to settle for what was available, that would work for their new designs. When setting the watch, when you pass midnight, you can hear the click of the date wheel advancing on your no-date dial watch.

Kat


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08-12-2019 08:49 AM
vynster Thanks Dudlei, I do like it, plain and simple, just like me !
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Very nice Vyn I've had a number of Timefactors and all have been well built and good value :0)

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08-12-2019 08:42 AM
Dudlei Very nice Vyn I've had a number of Timefactors and all have been well built and good value :0)

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08-12-2019 08:38 AM
vynster Thank you Johnny, very nice indeed, seems the way to go.
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VERY supple... and VERY affordable. These are made by Pav, over on TZUK but you can find him here: https://www.instagram.com/neptunestraps/?hl=en
08-12-2019 06:45 AM
Johnny_E
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Hi Johnny thks very much, it would be most helpful if you are able too.




VERY supple... and VERY affordable. These are made by Pav, over on TZUK but you can find him here: https://www.instagram.com/neptunestraps/?hl=en
08-12-2019 03:35 AM
vynster Yes you are correct, a 36mm and a 40mm i believe, the one in the pic is 36 mm
the 36mm watch is more in keeping with watch sizes in that era though Circa 1953.
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Originally Posted by Katgirl View Post
I almost bought one of these. I believe they have 2 different sizes available. The smaller one would be perfect for me. I have a fondness for military inspired watches. Congrats!. Timefactors makes a quality watch.



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08-12-2019 03:32 AM
vynster Hi Johnny thks very much, it would be most helpful if you are able too.
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I had a 40mm Everest. The clasp was too big for my liking. I put the watch straight onto a vintage style brown leather. They were a perfect match. I'll see if I have pics tomorrow and will post them here if you'd like to see it.
08-12-2019 03:31 AM
vynster Thks John,Yes a very tenuous link as you rightly say, I have read quite a bit on the subject.
https://blog.crownandcaliber.com/mount-everest-watches/
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Nice looking watch Vyn, though it's link to 1953 and the accent of Everest is to say the least tenuous and given the rivalry at the time between Smith's and Rolex about who's watch actually got to the summit, it's very 'Rolex' appearance will probably have the management and workers of Smith's at the time spinning in their graves......
08-12-2019 01:48 AM
Katgirl I almost bought one of these. I believe they have 2 different sizes available. The smaller one would be perfect for me. I have a fondness for military inspired watches. Congrats!. Timefactors makes a quality watch.



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08-11-2019 11:30 PM
Johnny_E I had a 40mm Everest. The clasp was too big for my liking. I put the watch straight onto a vintage style brown leather. They were a perfect match. I'll see if I have pics tomorrow and will post them here if you'd like to see it.
08-11-2019 04:29 PM
John_D Nice looking watch Vyn, though it's link to 1953 and the accent of Everest is to say the least tenuous and given the rivalry at the time between Smith's and Rolex about who's watch actually got to the summit, it's very 'Rolex' appearance will probably have the management and workers of Smith's at the time spinning in their graves......
08-11-2019 10:14 AM
vynster Thank you Graham, i read that too looking at straps as i type.
08-11-2019 10:11 AM
reklawg Looks very well on you Vyn.

As you say, that clasp does seem to overwhelm things slightly. Well, a lot really

I'm a member across at TZ-UK as well and I believe the Everest is going to be sold on a rivet style oyster that tapers to 16mm in future.

Get the bracelet off and get it on a nice Perlon for the summer
08-09-2019 10:51 AM
chenpofu
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Originally Posted by 850champion View Post
Guys,

Anyone know the reason why some movements would have the phantom position described by vyn above? I think if it does nothing why would they have done it
Because often smaller brands would source a movement with date but use it in a watch with a no date dial as done here (9015 has date). Some watchmakers modify the movement to remove the date wheel, some don't. So while it doesn't look like it is doing anything, you could be turning the date wheel in that 1st position.
08-09-2019 04:37 AM
850champion
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Originally Posted by vynster View Post
You are welcome, and in answer to your question, Yes it does have a phantom crown position, as when you unscrew the crown and pull the stem to the 'first click' nothing happens, when you then continue to the 'second click' the movement hacks and the hands can be adjusted. I hope that this helps.
Regards,
Vyn.
Guys,

Anyone know the reason why some movements would have the phantom position described by vyn above? I think if it does nothing why would they have done it
08-09-2019 03:03 AM
vynster Thank you
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A true rendering of my favorite Smiths device. [emoji4]



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08-09-2019 03:02 AM
vynster Thank you Leffe
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Originally Posted by Leffemonster View Post
Nice review Vyn! Good looking piece as well, but not too sure that clasp is really in keeping with the rest of it - thatís designed for a more substantial watch IMHO.

I like the simplicity of it - uncluttered, classic and simple. Great pickup.
08-08-2019 04:59 PM
CombatID A true rendering of my favorite Smiths device. [emoji4]



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08-08-2019 04:11 PM
Leffemonster Nice review Vyn! Good looking piece as well, but not too sure that clasp is really in keeping with the rest of it - thatís designed for a more substantial watch IMHO.

I like the simplicity of it - uncluttered, classic and simple. Great pickup.
08-08-2019 10:20 AM
vynster Thank you very much indeed Nathan and thank you for the compliment, means a lot coming from someone who has a top class collection!
And yes working at my job full time was very stressful, as it is with with most folks, first they want their pound of flesh then two pounds of flesh, then the whole bloody carcass!! Now 2 days a week, gives me more 'me' time and allows me to be more discerning and the money allows me to continue buying the watches I like. So happy days !
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Originally Posted by TheTigerUK View Post
Looks really nice Jack, you are building up a real nice quality collection, retirement is helping as your more relaxed
08-08-2019 10:13 AM
TheTigerUK Looks really nice Jack, you are building up a real nice quality collection, retirement is helping as your more relaxed
08-08-2019 10:08 AM
vynster Thank you very much kind sir ! Could be a Zulu diver or one of U.S's fine bracelets, maybe a BOR?
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Originally Posted by TheNeilo1 View Post
Mr Diesel,Top of the Pops Sir👍
Great Review and yes I like it.
I do agree the Bracelet looks a Bit too Chunky for the Watch Size but Iím Sure your sorting that.
Iíve never been into NATOís Vyn as I prefer Zulus with Black Metal Hardware.
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08-08-2019 10:03 AM
TheNeilo1 Mr Diesel,Top of the Pops Sir👍
Great Review and yes I like it.
I do agree the Bracelet looks a Bit too Chunky for the Watch Size but Iím Sure your sorting that.
Iíve never been into NATOís Vyn as I prefer Zulus with Black Metal Hardware.
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08-08-2019 09:59 AM
vynster Thank you, i'm thinking of a NATO
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Originally Posted by toxicavenger View Post
Cool looking watch. That bracelet looks like it was made for a bigger version though. It would look more balanced with a tapered one.

Enjoy it.
08-08-2019 09:56 AM
toxicavenger Cool looking watch. That bracelet looks like it was made for a bigger version though. It would look more balanced with a tapered one.

Enjoy it.
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