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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Here you go, here's what the front of the Smiths looks like. I'll try and pop up a better one tomorrow, because that Buran looks fantastic!


    yeah really want to see the movement if going to either look all business or simple stunning think worth looking in to as the buran I would know of are russian.. but that feels early swiss to me 1920's / 30's maybe from the style so could be pin and barrel
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    oohh the buran takes the lead 5/4 going to be close
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    6-5 to the smiths at the minute
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Right, as promised, here are a couple of new shots.



    The reason that it looks like i've been gardening in it, is mostly because I have! It's been getting a lot of time on my wrist as it's exactly the sort of watch I like only funkier.



    I've changed the awful fixoflex for a JB Champion one that matches the funkiness nicely and that's about it. It could do with a new crystal, or at least popping the old one off and polishing it up, which will happen.
    I've tried to do a bit more research on it, but I've got no further than my initial analysis: It's from January 1971, when most people say that Smiths stopped making their own watches in 1970. It has got the
    60466E movement, generally considered the best handwind movement Smiths made and usually associated with the W10 watches issued to the British Army between '67 and '70. It arrived working
    perfectly and has carried on doing so. I've really had to do nothing to it and it is in all but NOS condition. For seventeen quid, it's a winner and I'm very grateful to ITTMY for resurrecting this fine competition
    as I'd never have noticed it otherwise and it is one of those watches that just gives you that grin. Oddly the watch it has mostly knocked of what passes for a rotation is the AirKing. I'm not quite sure why.

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    The Buran's casework wins it for me.
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    7-6 to the smith at the minute dam this is going to be a close one to call the dial on the smith is simple but yet has a certain something and yet the buran has a lovely case and great hands want a movement shot bet it would make it a harder call then
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    well last chance to vote as it close in a couple of hours
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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    so the winner is Matt: smiths astral ...



    ok then next round will be pulled randomly out the cap in the morning
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    http://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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