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Rolex: Is that really a Ref 1803?

I thought the "bark" finish of the bezel and lugs meant that it was a Ref 1807. Whatever Ref it is, it's lovely - I'm envious.
5Y
By: SteveW
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Horological Meandering: Original format?

I view Horological Meandering on my Mac in what I consider 'original format' (see below). I have given up with the other forums since I can no longer see them in this format - on the PC they appear garbled. When/if the HM format goes that way too I shall probably give up the site. Is there a way of
6Y
By: SteveW
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Horological Meandering: Looks nice...

...but I seldom visit the front page. I go directly to the forums I am interested in.
6Y
By: SteveW
1

Horological Meandering: How about a Zodiac?

...Or are they from the 1970s? I was never sure whether they were serious diving watches or just chunky jewellery (as Rolexes are for most of us desk divers). At least they should be available at a reasonable price.
6Y
By: SteveW
1

Horological Meandering: A pocket watch conversion?

I have seen pictures on the Internet of identical 15J movements used in Lip pocket watches from the 1930s or later. Usually the Lip name was stamped on one of the movement plates. I would strongly suspect the dial is refinished and the case is brand new. There have been many of these recycled pocket
6Y
By: SteveW
0

Horological Meandering: Nomos used to use the ETA 7001 extensively and must have developed a lot of experience...

...with it. I have an Orion model from the early 2000's with this movement. Since then they have established their own design and manufacture capability. I don't know for sure, but I can guess that they now make their own updated version of the 7001, which was originally an old Peseaux design and mu
6Y
By: SteveW
1

Horological Meandering: With some watches it's quite difficult...

...to set the watch in the way shown in diagram 1. On a hacking watch the minute hand is the critical piece for setting the correct time. Even when you set the hand directly over a marker there can still be backlash in the mechanism. When the watch is restarted this can cause the minute hand to take
6Y
By: SteveW
1

Horological Meandering: Another rattrapante...

...funny that we all seem to have the same dial. Yes, the back is pretty impenetrable:
6Y
By: SteveW
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