Post by Solotov on Mar 30, 2019 20:20:53 GMT -8
Had previously posted some long winded thing about showcasing my entire lot, but I think just the really solid keepers would be a better idea. (Somewhat in order of importance)
Lovely yellow dial that I picked up very beat up from eBay. Could just make out the 2-piece seconds hand and really could only hope it said proof on the dial. But it did, and Simon did a beautiful job restoring and reluming this one.
Another eBay guy, probably the closest thing to a barn find I've ever gotten. And another beautiful job from Simon restoring this back to the wrist time it deserves. Pretty sure it was this watch that really started the proof/proof/2-piece second hand hunt across the board. Something really beautiful about that combination.
I said keepers only, and this guy might be, but I'm not sure yet. Definitely want this ref as a keeper, but somehow the damage to the 2-piece seconds hand bothers me more and more every time I snap a picture of it :c
Coffee and Cream. Absolutely love this dial. Sunburst in the right lighting, and I think my favorite 6139 case aswell.
Seemed really easy to find at the time I got it, watched 2 or 3 in the same shape come and go before I snagged mine. Did not come with the original bracelet though, and I almost flipped it because of that. Normally 100% okay with the Uncle Seiko replacements, but this guy just wasn't getting any wrist time until the real thing came along.
And because I'm a sucker for complete sets, I had to pick up the brother of the last guy. Beautiful dial on this one. I think without a doubt my favorite Seiko blue I've seen. On a NOS bracelet I picked up for a steal off the 'bay.
A different dial color, a sunburst mix between yellow and tan. Very cool. Also has a bit of sunburst on the subdial which is actually kinda hard to make out in person, but shows up in most of my pictures.
One of my very few gold-tone watches. Actually has *almost* the exact same color dial as the last one, maybe a bit 'faded' out. Seem to see a lot of the two kinda frankensteined together TBH. Not surprising given how the gold tone case usually holds up.
Kinda dipped my toes in the water with this guy into both bellmatics and dress watches. (Definitely the first of the former, and I don't tend to do many of the latter.) Actually need to repolish the crystal on this one too, didn't realize I left him with a gnarly gash on the front.
And again because 'sets' I picked up the gray dial ref of the last guy. This one actually came with the original bracelet, which was a godsend. Absolutely love the combination of the two. Still need to find another one though, been having to swap the bracelet between heads as I wear them. Not a fan of that.
Saw one of these pop up for some crazy price on ebay and kinda fell in love with it. Searched around for a couple months before I found one for a slightly more reasonable price. Still paid too much, but that's alright.
The brother to the previous guy, and equally hard to photograph properly. Looks better in person On a modified Uncle Seiko bracelet cut to fit this REF.
First King Seiko and first chronometer grade dude. Again not a dress watch guy, but somehow this one really flipped that around. Could just be new-watch-love but we'll just have to see. Already been eyeballing the other color variants...
Also not really sure if this is the original bracelet or not. None of the catalogs I could find showed this reference on bracelet. I believe it's period correct at least. Probably good enough for me.
My second 5626 movement, picked up for a steal as the only bidder on the 'bay. A little smaller(as the previous one is too) but that's alright. On original bracelet aswell, with a pretty large bracelet extension tacked on at the end.
A more recent addition. First non-dressy bellmatic. Really dig the cushion shaped case and rotating count-up bezel. Also really need to find another one of these speidel bracelets, absolutely sold this watch on it. Couldn't get used to the flat OEM style one.
Landed on a couple dress watches right in a row. This one checks all the boxes for me. Especially the arabic numerals and the linen dial. Might end up getting replaced with a Lord Marvel 5740-8000 in the future, but for now it's pretty nice.