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Wearing a common-or-garden two-tone 7A38-728A SAA122J this afternoon. :)



Can't remember when this one last saw the light of day. :/ But I do remember which one it is - it's my ex-eBay £30 Quid fuzzy photo gamble from July 2009. :D



October 18, 2018 at 9:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Wearing one of my 'second string' stainless 7A38-7000 SAA007J's this afternoon.



October 26, 2018 at 12:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yema Spationaute III Aragatz on Rewa 'Rally' style strap this afternoon. 



October 27, 2018 at 8:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yema Spationaute III Aragatz     

November 26, 2018 at 10:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Wearing my first 7Axx, a 7A48-6000 that just arrived off eBay. Changed the battery, sized the bracelet, but it needs a bit of cleaning up :)


November 27, 2018 at 4:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Wearing my JDM 7A38-6040 SJS038 'Dinky Diver' again this afternoon, now fitted with its newer (secondhand) Seiko p/n YA29A bracelet. :)



January 3, 2019 at 8:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Absolutely nothing to do with my recent posts in the ongoing Flobaca saga - pure coincidence. ;) I just happened to be wearing my 'cheapie' stainless 7A38-7020 SAA009J 'beater' this morning. :)



January 4, 2019 at 6:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Wearing one of my Yema N8 Flygrafs this afternoon - as a change from the almost habitual Spationaute III's. Going by the tiny chip in the matt black paint, between 70 and 80 on the outer scale, this is the second one I bought, off eBay Germany, way back at the end of January 2012.




I just noticed this thread has now received 150,000 views ! :o


January 8, 2019 at 8:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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A bit of understated bling this afternoon: another two-tone 7A38-728A - basically the same watch as the top of this page, but this is the plainer SAA128J version, without the gold sub-dial rings.



January 9, 2019 at 9:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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A "Head" only came up on ebay. Seemed clean!  But no Titanium band, so I put a Hirsch "Calif" on it. Seiko 7A28-7069 from Sept. 1984   :P       

January 29, 2019 at 9:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Better late than never, here's this morning's wrist shot of my newest incoming 7A38 - a not quite mint, but fairly decent example of the titanium 7A38-7120 SAA044J. :)



February 16, 2019 at 6:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Swapped that this afternoon for a fugly Kamatz 517000. I quite like 'em myself.



This is one of 'a few' I've fettled recently as part of a bigger exercise, which involved swapping dials / movements (sometimes replacing hands) cases, straps, to end up with the best condition examples. Here's the half a dozen I completed last week.




You'll get sick of the sight of them soon. :lol:


February 16, 2019 at 9:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's another of those fugly Kamatz 517000's I fettled last week. It's third from the left in the group shot above. I was rather pleased with the way this one turned out. The black / gold sub-dial movement came my way in July 2017, as a well-worn 518000 Oscar Bravo fitted with a hideous bund strap, but apart from the fact that watch's case needed refurbishing, somehow the combination (with the white logarithmic chapter ring) didn't look quite right. So I thought I'd try it in a 517000 case instead. Works better methinks. :)



February 17, 2019 at 5:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This afternoon I've switched to another of those fettled Kamatz 517000's, with the undeniably pretty 'Panda' dial. This is the better of my two 'Panda's, now deservedly re-housed in a 'NOS' watch case. The other one is still a work in progress at the moment, in the process of being converted into a 518000 Oscar Bravo. That'll be even nicer when it's done. ;)


I couldn't choose between these two wrist shots. The first is in overall sharper focus, but the second shows the sub-dials better.


February 17, 2019 at 8:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I told you you'd get sick of seeing these. :P Here's yet another Kamatz 517000 from that batch I fettled last month. This 'Reverse Panda' was Don's (which I bought from him), but has now been fitted with a new dial / movement - with pristine (i.e. not flaky) sub-dials. I took this wrist shot last Friday, intending to post it, but then had problems uploading to PhotoBucket (again). So here it is - better late than never.



March 11, 2019 at 9:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's something in a similar vein, that I've ended up wearing today. Though it wasn't the watch I'd hoped to be posting a wrist shot of this afternoon. If you've read my update to this thread, which I posted this morning, then you'll already know I was eagerly anticipating the arrival of another Loris Azzaro H900 - same model, but with a 'Gold Panda' dial. I got this one out, planning to do a side-by-side shot. Somehow I managed to miss the postman's knock and found a card on the doormat instead !!



March 11, 2019 at 9:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Better late than never, here's that wrist shot of my newest incoming Loris Azzaro H900. :roll: Finally managed to get PhotoBucket to orient the image correctly !! :mad:


March 12, 2019 at 12:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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My newest incoming arrival - an almost mint Orient J39911-50. :)



March 13, 2019 at 9:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's a couple of wrist shots of my most recently acquired 7A38-701B 'Vulcan'. I've actually had it for 3 months (bought it in December last year), but with one thing and another, hadn't got around to taking any photos of it before today. 



March 19, 2019 at 10:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I've been messing about with a batch of Kamatz 507000's this morning (that's the much reduced size Boys / Ladies version). As I had a couple of doubles (same dial colour), I'd planned to break them up for parts - basically just for their movements, because not much else is useful. Anyway, I took pity on them - and even ended up rebuilding this, from the 'leftovers'.



You may remember that well-worn case / bracelet combo' once held a 'Baby Panda' dial. That's been re-housed in a NOS 507000 case. I'm just waiting for the straps I ordered last week to arrive. :roll:


March 20, 2019 at 10:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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