gorgeous watches

Sep 25, 2015,07:05 AM
 

we have the same Taste.
love these 2 pieces..

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Seiko Piot Watch from WW II, Onion Crown.

 
 By: amanico : September 13th, 2015-03:45
If I had to own one Seiko, that would definitely be this one. Seiko 47 mm case, manual movement, onion crown, for the WW II Japanese Pilots: Pictures shamelessly stolen to Ebay. How delicious is this one. Which surprised me is how close it is to the Longi...  

What a find!

 
 By: KMII : September 13th, 2015-03:54
Never seen one of these before - thanks for posting it! Maybe a silly question but this is a Japanese WW2 piece and yet the movement has labeling in English (15 jewels). Was there a point in time when this became semi-universal?

Looks like it's missing...

 
 By: nikidasi : September 13th, 2015-04:40
the internal bezel. This model should come with internal rotating bezel IIRC. I had its replica which came in much smaller size.

Pics

 
 By: nikidasi : September 13th, 2015-04:42
Here is the replica (not made by SEIKO): Side by side with the original: ...  

I am trying to learn more about these. So, I cannot answer you, but...

 
 By: amanico : September 13th, 2015-04:47
I am sure the Seiko guys will give us more informations on what is correct or not. Best, Nicolas

Fascinating.

 
 By: DruidPadj : September 13th, 2015-04:42
I am also curious as to why no seconds hand on a Pilot's watch.

Good point. The Longines is close to this one, but has a second hand.

 
 By: amanico : September 13th, 2015-04:48
I am eagerly willing to know more about it, too. Best, Nicolas

It should have one...

 
 By: BDLJ : September 13th, 2015-05:20
...I am no expert on these, but as nikidasi noted, it is missing the internal bezel, the dial looks refinished and hasn't had lume reapplied, the movement looks suspect and the hands are incorrect (too long!)

There's a lot of history in that pilot watch.

 
 By: geross : September 21st, 2015-01:28
Seiko's are great watches. My first watch was a seiko. Given by my mom when i was 9. Thats around 40 yrs. ago. Post pics in the future. Regards nico. Cheers Geross

Thanks, Geross. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 26th, 2015-14:30

gorgeous watches

 
 By: Tony A.H : September 25th, 2015-07:05
we have the same Taste. love these 2 pieces..