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    Hello everybody

    Hi All,

    My name is, as you might guess, Martin. For those who do not know me from other fora, I'm 43 years old and a watch fan since I was 15. Back then it was more about styling, now the contents are of more importance. I'm love movements, and I have to admit I bought several watches just for the insides. The watches I love are in quite a wide spectrum, I own a lot of Chinese watches, in a very wide price range, but also Swiss brands like for example Omega, Enicar and Rolex. Another hobby is photography, so I like to combine both and make a lot of pictures from watches. Here's just a few examples from what I have stuffed in various drawers.















    Best regards,

    Martin
    Last edited by Martin; Nov 13, 2014 at 08:34 AM.

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    Man that Beijing anniversary...I've seen it in the metal (Bradjhomes') and its a stunner. Damn fine photography too.
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    Thanks Geoff. It indeed is incredible value for money. At some point the people at Beijing will discover that if they add a digit to the price, it still will be worth the money

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    Welcome, Martin; your watches and photography are superb. How do you get such accurate, sharp pics of the movement. My attempts with P&S usually turn out out-of-focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsw41 View Post
    Welcome, Martin; your watches and photography are superb. How do you get such accurate, sharp pics of the movement. My attempts with P&S usually turn out out-of-focus.

    John
    Part one is getting the right Macro lens and external flash, part two is practice, practice, practice


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    And a tripod, right?
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    For the close-ups, yes. All the pictures from the opening post were taken without.

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    Welcome Martin. Interesting column wheel chronograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    Welcome Martin. Interesting column wheel chronograph.
    Thanks!
    It's a SeaGull ST19, which is an improved version of the old Venus 175

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    It sometimes makes me sick that I backed out of the ST-5 project. Damn, those are stunning.

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