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I picked this up in the French equivalent of a "pound shop" called Noz, admittedly it cost a little more than a pound, and we don't use pounds over here
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As you can see its still very much a work in progress (I plan to compartmentalise the box). Its made of what I think is aluminium, with a perspex lid. Why is there an optic in the background I hear you ask....... it's because thats the item that is actually being sold.

The cost was 3.95 euros (£3.50), and as you might expect the quality isn't brilliant, but it does the job. I would offer to pick a load up and post them on, but the cost of the postage would make it uneconomic, but if you know anyone visiting Le Mans this weekend, perhaps they could pick up a few. There are many Noz shops scattered across France

 

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Great watch box find Lee and nice group of watches you have there. I like the shrouded kinetic diver (top second from left) next to the nice 6105 thanks for sharing.
 

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8) I was looking for a cheap box like this. I'd buy it but...


Its too bad, i'm in Canada. shipping would be a killer. :(


Great collection, whats the orange bezeled one on top right?
Looks vintage swiss diver.


Thanks, Dave.
 

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BobbyMike said:
I'm curious, what is an "optic" and what does it do?
An optic is a device for measuring a set quantity of alcohol (spirits). They're usually found in Pubs and have the bottle of alcohol inverted, a glass is then placed under the optic and pushed upwards, a measured quantity (shot) is then released into the glass.

I prefer the hand poured measures myself, especially if I'm the one doing the pouring ;D
 

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Whats the orange bezeled one on top right?
Looks vintage swiss diver.
I traded it with another WIS in France, it is supposed to be a Yema prototype diver, but I strongly suspect that its a Franken.

The stainless steel case is a generic type used on other divers from the 70's, I have seen the orange bezel used on other Yema models, it has a Yema movement, but the dial is sterile. I refer to it as the B*st*rd because its parentage is in doubt. Its a nice heavy chunky watch that I enjoy wearing.

Yema were owned by Seiko for a couple of decades, so you find many 1980's/90's Yemas had Seiko movements fitted. They're very popular in France, but not so highly sought after in the rest of the world. One of the guys on WUS recently picked up a very collectable NOS Yema from the Seiko Centre in Singapore (I think, or it may have been Manilla :-[ ), he paid about $20, it would have been worth many times more than that in France. So you guys out in the far east should keep your eyes open for them.

Apologies for the crappy photo, it was taken before I got my new camera

 

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Oh yeah, I like Yema's too. Always on the look out for them. Hard to find around here.
I do like the Yema superman too.
Love the orange bezel, its cool looking sterile and all.


You got a great collection Lee.
I wish I was local to get a cheap but cool box like yours.


Cheers, Dave.
 
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