- Caliber 26.5 T3 PC
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This is an incredible value proposition when you truly take a second to look at all the details! What you have here is a manual wound Hamilton running the Cal. 649 which is also known as the ETA 2750, a very reliable 17 jewel movement! It is military field styling with an all matte case and beautifully grained black dial and a matching matte Hamilton signed crown! Retailed by L.L.Bean hence the presence of that at 12 o'clock! All this put into a 33mm case which has a lug-to-lug of 40mm which means it wears very well on all wrists!
Once you have considered all this and look at the price I think you will be as shocked as I was when I priced this watch! Get them whilst they are still affordable.
In 1938 Oris invented a watch that was to be used by Pilots and aid them in their tasks, it would feature a Big Crown which is now synonymous with Oris and also featured a Pointer Date, where the date is indicated by another hand pointing to the date on the outside of the dial. A very simple yet effective way of displaying information on the dial with ease of use via the big crown, Oris created a classic then and it still looks great today.
This reference is one that is not seen often, the pointer date actually goes anti-clockwise which is different to most. It has a lovely bold coin edge bezel, large luminous hands and a offset sub seconds. Not to mention the texture on the dial, the whole design is just so right on this watch. Whilst a little on the smaller side at 33mm, I can safely say you don't realise the size on wrist as the dial and bezel give the illusion of a much larger watch.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only, therefore it comes with no box or paperwork. The bracelet has no spare links and will fit up to a 6 3/4inch wrist. This is a pre-owned and worn watch from the 90s, therefore signs of wear will be seen. No significant marks or damage to the watch.
Oris is another one of those brands that really help kickstart me into watches, the iconic red rotar in their movement which allowed me to view and become fascinated with the inner workings of a mechanical time piece. All these thoughts and emotions come back with any Oris I handle, this one is a lovely one and will make a collector or even some new to watch very happy!
Whether you are looking for an affordable watch as a Christmas gift or a treat to yourself, Tissot always has something to offer! This Seastar offers an affordable automatic watch, exhibition caseback, water resistance with a helium escape value, great lume, comfortable rubber strap and the list really could go on! Plus... Who doesn't like blue?! Save yourself the headache of getting someone a present they might not like and get them this watch that they'll love!
The time has come to say good bye to one of my personal watches and one I have probably owned and worn the most beyond my Tudor. It'll definitely be sad to see it go but I know for a fact whoever owns this beautiful watch will not be disappointed! It was freshly serviced this year and is running great, I decided not to have it polished so it definitely has signs of wear to the bracelet but due to the polish and brushed styling it wears them well and you really cannot tell unless you photograph in direct light like I did for the photos above!
I love the Tudor Black Bay range, as all of you who have followed me for anytime would know, but I always felt it was 1mm or 2mm too large for me... Though in all black it really creates the illusion of wearing ever so slightly smaller, I can say with confidence I would happily wear this! I love that they took something so iconic and utilitarian and make it all black and stealth! I wore this watch with a full black suit and wow, if James bond was to wear a Tudor I think this would be the one! Pair it with a t-shirt and jeans and you have some serious style...
I would highly recommend this to the person wanting a Black Bay but wanting a slight difference to it, or for the collector who maybe already has one and wants to branch out with the feel of the watch! Eitherway you cannot go wrong with this perfect dive watch that has a difference!
ROLF. Never heard or seen a watch named ROLF... But the moment you look at that dial you don't even care anymore, it could say McDonalds and I'd still wear this! (That's true!) The dial has beautiful concentric circles in the centre, applied gold indices and numeral with incredible matching hands! The movement has a lovely brass tone and finished nicely. I'm yet to find any fault with this beauty! If this had Omega on it, it would easily be a £1000 watch in my eyes!
Can we just take a minute and stop to appreciate the fact that this insanely beautiful watch has a movement that high beat, hand winds, is automatic AND hacks... This was made in 1972! A modern Steel Nautilus will set you back an INSANE amount of money and doesn't even hack... Oh and all this is prices for LESS than the price of a modern Quartz Grand Seiko... Talk about a value proposition! That's a mic drop right there, look at the photos and let them speak for themselves!