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    Private thread, secret project, do not look

    Inspiration:

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    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/19...l-2006874.html

    Outline:
    - Roman numerals > anything else
    - auto or hand-wound
    - size 37-40mm, great if wears like proper 38mm
    - miltary/tool DNA (descendants of deck/trench watches?), with only moderate 'dress' factor
    - fancy hands welcome (Breguet, spade etc)
    - reissues good, vintage bad
    - price: up to €1k would be lovely but it's not a hard cap
    - Longines, kiss my caseback with your 3ATM

    Examples of what I looked at:

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    This is so cool:

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    and would probably scratch the itch, but I'm reluctant to shell out that amount of money. The reason why it's not automatically discarded is that it looks like pure fun and I'd probably be able to forget about the price tag.
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    No idea what Hammelmann Essen is, but these two don't look bad:

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    Raymond Weil Mestro:

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    A bit too much on the dress side, would prefer printed numerals, too.

    Tissot Bridgeport:

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    There's also a chrono version, two birds with one stone?

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    And this one even better:

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    The genius who split the day-date here should have some body part split themselves...

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    And Gevril Park -- too much on the dress side, again?

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    Last edited by rodia77; Sep 25, 2019 at 04:41 PM.
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    Private thread, secret project, do not look

    Not that I saw it
    but I like that black Orient Star with Breguet hands

    ‘Deck watch roman’ seems quite a useful search term








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    Outline:
    - Roman numerals > anything else
    - auto or hand-wound
    - size 37-40mm, great if wears like proper 38mm
    - miltary/tool DNA (descendants of deck/trench watches?), with only moderate 'dress' factor
    - fancy hands welcome (Breguet, spade etc)
    - reissues good, vintage bad
    - price: up to €1k would be lovely but it's not a hard cap
    - Longines, kiss my caseback with your 3ATM

    Examples of what I looked at:
    With those requirements may I humbly suggest the Halios Puck

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    Roman numerals - check
    - auto or hand-wound - check
    - size 37-40mm, great if wears like proper 38mm - check
    - miltary/tool DNA (descendants of deck/trench watches?), with only moderate 'dress' factor - check
    - fancy hands welcome (Breguet, spade etc) - check
    - reissues good, vintage bad - check
    - price: up to €1k would be lovely but it's not a hard cap - check
    - Longines, kiss my caseback with your 3ATM - check

    You’re welcome
    Watches for SALE:
    <PRICE REDUCED> Nivrel 322 Black Dial: http://www.intlwatchleague.com/showt...869#post447869

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    What? I don't see anything. What is this thread about?
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Thanks Kath, yes, I'm only warming up.

    Of the ones you posted I like the Seiko (bold numerals), although it's probably hitting the vintage mark and it wouldn't be a legibility monster with those silver hands.

    The Stowa is 41mm and the Archimede is 42mm.

    Quote Originally Posted by OhDark30 View Post
    but I like that black Orient Star with Breguet hands
    I thought the dial was dark blue.



    Black or blue?
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    These don't wear as big as listed imo.

    https://meranom.com/vostok/retro/550...15-550930.html

    pretty sure someone posted one as blue not black hands

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    There's talk about some new projects

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...0-Future-plans

    a new Czech Airforce sounds cool , missed the last

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strela167 View Post
    There's talk about some new projects

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...0-Future-plans

    a new Czech Airforce sounds cool , missed the last

    I find the flared lugs a bit odd. I know they’re faithful to the original, but I find that a bit odd as well.

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    I find the flared lugs a bit odd. I know they’re faithful to the original, but I find that a bit odd as well.
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    https://www.timefactors.com/precistaprs9.htm

    Oh , hadn't noticed before , thought just how the pic. was shot. Not too bad though.

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