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Thread: **** Mfas IV - The Voyage Home **** round four ****

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    **** Mfas IV - The Voyage Home **** round four ****

    ok ladies and gentleman this is the next round of the more for a score comp we have been doing.

    for those that may not have seen them before we do a comp every now and then when members ask for it been doing them from almost the start of IWL... so the plan buy a watch has to cost under £20 pounds ( or what ever your local currency is to that sum ) plus post (here most try to get the post as part of the £20 pounds - but did say a small amount was over look-able if not excessive )

    then you wait for them,and clean and fix them up if they need it and see whose one wins the most votes and they win a badge .. the glory ..bragging rights... etc etc

    ok next two pulled are :

    smeagals and the montdor:









    Using this as it suits my purpose l hope quartz will have to use movement elsewhere later ,on a baby pig strap
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-M...IT&_trksid =p2057872.m2749.l2649

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    matt and the blandford:

    I met up with eldest daughter and in the short period that she managed to feign interest in all things horological, my entry for this competition came up. She says I should enter the dive watch as it is pretty. So...



    To be clear, this isn't the final photo as the watch needs finishing, cleaning and the bezel gluing down.

    The watch:



    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223485706098

    £12 + £2.99 postage =£14.99

    New Movement:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282893976425

    £2.79

    New bezel insert

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292553470149

    £1.42

    Grand total £19.99

    I still think the movement is a bit boring, but the fact is that it's brand new, keeping perfect time and uses a Squale case that appears identical to the Squale 1545. More to the point, the postage for the cheapest Squale 1545 currently on ebay is more than I paid for the whole thing!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Squale-Y1...frcectupt=true

    Voting will do it as a view-able vote so those on tapacrap who want to vote can just say here and then when voting finishes will add those to the score on tallying up .. every one is welcome to vote whether they enter anything or not

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    I can’t separate these two.

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    yeah matt put in lot of effort in repairing but out the two the original condition and the old which would I wear think am leaning towards the montdor
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    am leaning towards the montdor

    Me too, but I’m going to wait until leaning leads to topple.

    It would be interesting to know the commercial history of these brand names, but that’s probably unknowable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Me too, but Iím going to wait until leaning leads to topple.

    It would be interesting to know the commercial history of these brand names, but thatís probably unknowable.
    well blandford could be usa or england with out looking in to it more their was a blandford watch retailer I believe and for the usa their was a city called that that had a connection to dive watches I believe

    the montdor is swiss and 70's/80's at a guess
    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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    I have nothing against the MONTDOR, but I have to give credit to Matt for putting the BLANDFORD back together within budget; but mostly for submitting a picture of the watch immersed... ... I don't think that's happened before in these competitions.
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    their is an american brand called Blandford Sub Aqua so think this watch is pretty new maybe 90's? or later so would or could fit in to them maybe ?
    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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    now the cheese watch is a interesting thing if it had been Mont D'Or then would think of H. Moser & Cie.'s

    but probably one of hundred small brands lost in time so makes it kinda more special in away
    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/

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    hmm... tough call. Will ponder a bit.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    well blandford could be usa or england with out looking in to it more their was a blandford watch retailer I believe and for the usa their was a city called that that had a connection to dive watches I believe

    the montdor is swiss and 70's/80's at a guess

    It's a chap called Lionel Blandford who was a big name in the British Sub Aqua club in the sixties and seventies. He started Blandford Sub Aqua to import diving gear and ended up having a lot of stuff made to specifications suggested by BSAC members. The relationship between Squale and Blandford was a long and interesting one which led to some fine specialist dive watches. Blandford were not terribly interested in movements or bling, simply effective dive watches. Which is why this is no more than a Squale 1545 with a cheaper Japanese movement rather than the ETA that Squale used. Exactly the same model is still available today:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Squale-Y1...0AAOSw66hdMc-Y

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