Can anyone shed some light on what I may have here? This was my father's gold watch of which I believed was purchased in the late 50's or early 60's.
It was recently willed to me and I would like to return it to as original as possible.
Looks like a Rotary. But there are no visible markings anywhere and I haven't had chance to have the back removed to identify to movement.
I do know that it is an automatic and solid gold (not plated) and was originally on a black leather band.
@kappa_md, did you ever a order a copy of this?
It has morphed into a 10 book series to be released over the next 10 years now: https://the-watch-book.com/en/. The first book is on tourbillons - https://the-watch-book.com/en/9-the-millennium-watch-book-tourbillons-volume-1-2021 - priced at CHF99.
Are you the type of man wondering why most brands only offer their divers in lady sizes (40-43mm)? Well, put down that smoky whisky and behold! Breitling has the solution for you with this manly sized man diver
I heard somewhere the downward turning lugs make this comfortably on wrists as small as 14cm wrists - suited well for those with poor eyesight as well. That is huuuuuge!
It's never shown on the wrist in that video, wonder why?
Haha yes hopefully we'll see Tim review this one in the future
To his defense I believe he never shows the watch on wrist, he has this annoying thing he keeps saying "go to our instagram to see a wristroll of this watch".
Pour another glass of Absolut Jim, Swedenland has a pretty cool watch too. Tusenö, with a Swedish-type man in mind at 39mm and at a price that mere commoners like myself might be able to enjoy. Doesn't come in silver but the church might appreciate a blue dial, you know like the eye color of all fellow Scandinavian parishioners. Btw, I really like the dial with it's sunken lume plots, just wish it came in a more manly size.
Noticed this on Insta. Someone modded a BB Blue to look vintage. I for one think it looks ace.
That does look pretty cool - they did a good job if that's your jam.
Debating selling my Panerai and looking to buy another Italian manual wind, sandwich dial watch. Although this one a more manageable 40mm. 1st watch was a U Boat 'haters will hate' but something I like about this model.
Apologies for the link - https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/U-Boa...d=792e8971-f377-4690-815b-c47c9b702e5e&rank=8
It does look great, although I won't be attempting the same with mine!
I have the OG BB58 & wouldn’t mind if the bezel was ghosted. Maybe if I could source a spare one I’ll try the bleach method.
The blue mod is good for thought though.
This is a bit tasty!
also available in Platinum:
What a genuinely different and interesting dial:
Agreed, would pair nicely with one of the straps:
First time out shopping in a year and a half! Of course I headed straight to the watch shops.
Had to try this one on for size. 40mm without a dive bezel would normally be a tad big for me, but it really surprised me how well it wore. And definitely one for the church of silver dials @Jim Dollares
£8500, though. Do I really need two kidneys?
Yeah wow its a stunner, looks to wear nicely on you! But boy the price is high, Im sure it beats the shit out of the competition in the same price range but to spend that kind of money it would have to be a 100% perfection and love for me
They are nice watches for sure, but their pricing seems to be going north at quite a rate. The pics you’ve taken of the silver birch are much better than many I’ve seen.
how was the bracelet? Whenever I’ve tried on a GS in the past, that’s always been a weak point.
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