here are some of my non- Japanese favs....

here are some of my non- Japanese favs....

Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

July 31st, 2009, 11:24 am #1

Most recently the Chinese Seagull 1963 mil chrono handwind only ST19 issued to the Chinese Liberation Army Pilots in 1966. (The company bought the Swiss movement after Russia declined...


My Omega Seamaster quartz 2 toned from late 1980s originally...


Marathon Navigator 2003 edition from Bladedogg....my bedtime watch which is super reading in the dark...



1970s Timex hand winder...

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Joined: December 4th, 2008, 11:34 pm

July 31st, 2009, 7:41 pm #2

it looks quite similar to some "mod/chunky" designs I've seen from some of the more respected Swiss companies Do you know what's inside?? I do remember seeing a "classically styled" gold [plated?] Timex hand-wind w/ either 17j or 21j (I forget now) movement @ a flea market once. Didn't get it but I was always curious what was really inside!

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Seiko Matsuda
The Patron Saint of Seiko Collectors
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

August 1st, 2009, 5:11 am #3

Taiwan... will open it ...tis the pry up type of caseback....later then...
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

August 1st, 2009, 6:50 am #4

it looks quite similar to some "mod/chunky" designs I've seen from some of the more respected Swiss companies Do you know what's inside?? I do remember seeing a "classically styled" gold [plated?] Timex hand-wind w/ either 17j or 21j (I forget now) movement @ a flea market once. Didn't get it but I was always curious what was really inside!

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Seiko Matsuda
The Patron Saint of Seiko Collectors
Just the letters E and S and under the top plate i could make out 3 numbers....

only interesting thing is the metal cover over the movement...


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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

August 1st, 2009, 2:51 pm #5

I recognize the caliber but can't remember what it is.

The number should be on the bottom of the dial under the 6 o'clock position; it tells all

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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

August 2nd, 2009, 1:15 am #6

are the numbers on the bottom dial around 6..
to the left of the 6 is : 28690
to the right.............: 2573 so it is a 1973 model?
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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

August 2nd, 2009, 1:34 am #7

caliber 25 produced in 1973.

Check with Ed H on the Timex forum for verification

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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

August 2nd, 2009, 1:50 am #8


The last two digits tell us the year the watch was made in; this example was made in 1972. The two digits preceding the last two indicates the movement; this one is a mechanical one that includes the day and day of week, number 27. The remaining first digits is the catalog number of the watch.

SO ...mine is caliber 25 maded in 1973...thanks, Peter.
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