Likes Likes:  2
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: School me on the A17A...

  1. #1

    School me on the A17A...

    I was lurking the newly listed buy it nows on ebay when this popped up:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-BU...4AAOSwHLNZWVmK

    I know a bit about the A11 models and I have a few nice Bulova, but this is a new one on me. However, I know a bargain when I see one so I took a punt.

    However, I really don't know much about them. I've had a quick dig around ebay so I'm up to speed on the basics, but can anyone tell me the cool bits?

  2. #2
    MWC is that my watch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    came for a look stayed for the biskwits
    Posts
    31,111
    this was a good read and had decent pics till pb

    but still a helpful read

    http://ihc185.infopop.cc/eve/forums/...4/m/1343936377
    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 ...

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

    ЖИЗНЬ НЕ ОСТАНАВЛИВАЕТСЯ, ПРОХОДИТ ТОЛЬКО ВРЕМЯ.
    Russian Watches



  3. Likes Matt liked this post
  4. #3
    Cool, so I have the third version, but I'm not sure what that means... It certainly seems a cool watch and I rather hope that at 32x40 it wears large...

  5. #4
    MWC is that my watch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    came for a look stayed for the biskwits
    Posts
    31,111
    so it would appear but alans your man on these mil watches I have a passing interest in them but he has a deeper understanding of makes and models he might have done a thread on them already as remember chatting with him on these in passing might have been to do with the dirty dozen we was chatting about at the time but it was a while ago so bit haze on which thread
    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 ...

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

    ЖИЗНЬ НЕ ОСТАНАВЛИВАЕТСЯ, ПРОХОДИТ ТОЛЬКО ВРЕМЯ.
    Russian Watches



  6. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Cool, so I have the third version, but I'm not sure what that means... It certainly seems a cool watch and I rather hope that at 32x40 it wears large...
    small military dials with huge oversized crowns are completely adorable !!relatively small watches[ by todays standards ] but completely normal in the 40's/50's of course -i believe the '3rd version ' denotes a hacking feature doesn't it ? btw the joy of such watches is that they don't or don't have to' wear large ' they are perfectly charming just as they are

  7. Likes is that my watch liked this post
  8. #6
    MWC is that my watch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    came for a look stayed for the biskwits
    Posts
    31,111
    indeed I got a MANS timex at 28mm



    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 ...

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

    ЖИЗНЬ НЕ ОСТАНАВЛИВАЕТСЯ, ПРОХОДИТ ТОЛЬКО ВРЕМЯ.
    Russian Watches



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About Us
We are an independent and wide-ranging forum for watch enthusiasts. From mainspring to microchip, from Europe to Asia, from micro-brand to boutique - we cover it all. Novice or expert, we want you to feel at home. Whether it's asking a simple question or contributing to the fund of horological knowledge, it's all the same hobby. Or, if you like, you can just show us a picture of your new watch. We'll provide the welcoming and courteous environment, the rest is up to you!
Join us