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Received this yesterday

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 10:21

Man you thanks to Bruce I received this yesterday from the sales section.
Tried to size it this morning but either the screws aren’t that great or the screwdriver bits are poor, so will need to order better screwdrivers, so off to post for recommendations
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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 12:15
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Man you thanks to Bruce I received this yesterday from the sales section.
Tried to size it this morning but either the screws aren’t that great or the screwdriver bits are poor, so will need to order better screwdrivers, so off to post for recommendations

you sure its screws and not split pins? they can look like screws from one side as they are split ......truth is i cant remember what it has scratch
EDIT: just checked ......its split pins from what i can see, just need to watch as they may have collars as well as pins

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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 14:32
@Robti wrote:
Man you thanks to Bruce I received this yesterday from the sales section.
Tried to size it this morning but either the screws aren’t that great or the screwdriver bits are poor, so will need to order better screwdrivers, so off to post for recommendations



That's a very nice watch to add to your collection.
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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 15:43
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@Robti wrote:
Man you thanks to Bruce I received this yesterday from the sales section.
Tried to size it this morning but either the screws aren’t that great or the screwdriver bits are poor, so will need to order better screwdrivers, so off to post for recommendations

you sure its screws and not split pins?  they can look like screws from one side as they are split ......truth is i cant remember what it has scratch
EDIT: just checked ......its split pins from what i can see, just need to watch as they may have collars as well as pins

Cracking watch to add to the collection I really like the look of that one , in regards to the bracelet and sizing it I found this video it may be of some use to you to watch it explains how to remove split pins . The next photo we want to see is it on your wrist



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Re: New Arrivals

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This arrived today from Iceblue ( Andy )





It is an Aladdin 17 Jewel manual wind and a watch I have not seen before . It requires a little work doing to it but I like a project Smile

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on Wed Jul 12 2017, 16:02
@SeikoJohn wrote:This arrived today from Iceblue ( Andy )





It is an Aladdin 17 Jewel manual wind and a watch I have not seen before . It requires a little work doing to it but I like a project Smile

can you measure the movement width as in the last pic top to bottom and the internal case width too, i should have a metal movement ring that will fit

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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 20:34

Sorry does this not look like poorly finished screws, will check again when I get back in
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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 20:44
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Sorry does this not look like poorly finished screws, will check again when I get back in

look like split pins to me Wink

there should be arrows on the inside of the bracelet showing which direction to push the pins

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Re: New Arrivals

on Wed Jul 12 2017, 21:22
Embarassed
Funny how I never seen the arrows before I must have been too convinced that the pins were poorly finished screws


2 half links removed perfect fit and clasp/dial sitting nicely on the wrist, big grin to oneself when a gentle tap and out it pops.
Thanks to Bruce for the watch (still had the cellophane on the bracelet)and to everyone for the gentle nudges in the right direction.
Wonder if anyone can guess what I will be wearing tomorrow lol!

Sorry about the wrong time had the crown pulled out to save the battery till I got the bracelet problem solved
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on Wed Jul 12 2017, 21:31
@Robti wrote:Embarassed
Funny how I never seen the arrows before I must have been too convinced that the pins were poorly finished screws


2 half links removed perfect fit and clasp/dial sitting nicely on the wrist, big grin to oneself when a gentle tap and out it pops.
Thanks to Bruce for the watch (still had the cellophane on the bracelet)and to everyone for the gentle nudges in the right direction.
Wonder if anyone can guess what I will be wearing tomorrow lol!

Sorry about the wrong time had the crown pulled out to save the battery till I got the bracelet problem solved

glad you got it sorted
dont waste your time pulling crowns to save batteries, on most watches it makes no difference and the circuit still pulses
so........what you wearing tomorrow ? lol!

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Re: New Arrivals

on Tue Jul 18 2017, 21:03
Well what can I say apart from feeling very blessed it landed today and I've been waiting what feels like years lol

Rolex date just 16200 boxed with some papers

36mm with out and 38mm with the crown

Rolex 3135 movement

On a lovely Rolex jubilee bracelet

Comes freshly serviced and refurbished case and bracelet




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Re: New Arrivals

on Tue Jul 18 2017, 22:28
well done, i had a feeling you were going down this route Wink
hope you get many years of pleasure wearing it

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Re: New Arrivals

on Tue Jul 18 2017, 23:10
To think I thought you was one of us Andy but no you are a Rolex boy lol

It is actually very nice and I bet you do not wear it to work

I too hope it brings you.many years of pleasure matey I know you have wanted a Rolex for quite a while now

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on Wed Jul 19 2017, 06:47
Thanks guys it's smaller than I usually wear but it's a lovely piece on the wrist

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@Iceblue wrote:Thanks guys it's smaller than I usually wear but it's a lovely piece on the wrist

As others have said, great watch, definitely a time piece to enjoy for years to come, good choice and it was worth selling the others for this.
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Re: New Arrivals

on Thu Jul 20 2017, 07:17
Just to add to what others have said a very lovely looking watch, and I personally think it sits nicely on your wrist, I suppose if you have been used to larger watches it will take some getting used to, but it will be nice to wear it while getting used to it, I hope you have many years of enjoyment with it
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Re: New Arrivals

on Thu Jul 20 2017, 10:41
New in today and £5 all in including Postage bargain cheers Ancre Supersport Mechanical movement . I am unable to remove the case back as it is really tight but I have not got the big tools out to try it just yet . Brief look on the internet and I believe Ancre is part of the Prim group which is Czech . Quite a few dings and dents and a crack on the crystal but it will do for now until I clean it up




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Re: New Arrivals

on Thu Jul 20 2017, 13:20
@SeikoJohn wrote:New in today and £5 all in including Postage bargain cheers Ancre Supersport Mechanical movement . I am unable to remove the case back as it is really tight but I have not got the big tools out to try it just yet . Brief look on the internet and I believe Ancre is part of the Prim group which is Czech . Quite a few dings and dents and a crack on the crystal but it will do for now until I clean it up




Looking good and an absolute bargain
BUT !........does it work and what size is it ? Very Happy

PS steel case back brass case = very tight case back, best bet is superglue a flat blade and leave is overnight to harden, that will get the case back off then remove the glue with Ruths nail polish remover Wink

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Re: New Arrivals

on Thu Jul 20 2017, 13:56
I don't have a tape measure to hand but it is this big



I set the time at 9.46 this morning and it is keeping perfect time . Will measure when I get home . Thanks for advice on removing caseback

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on Thu Jul 20 2017, 15:44
@SeikoJohn wrote:I don't have a tape measure to hand but it is this big



I set the time at 9.46 this morning and it is keeping perfect time . Will measure when I get home . Thanks for advice on removing caseback

blimey its HUGE !!! Shocked

and you have rain lol!

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Re: New Arrivals

on Thu Jul 20 2017, 16:05
I need to apologise as my guess was 2mm out. I judged it at 40mm but Inc crown it measures 42mm . Oh yes we got rain Ruth is like a drowned rat after being at the animal sanctuary all day.

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on Thu Jul 20 2017, 16:24
@SeikoJohn wrote:I need to apologise as my guess was 2mm out. I judged it at 40mm but Inc crown it measures 42mm . Oh yes we got rain Ruth is like a drowned rat after being at the animal sanctuary all day.

thats a big watch for a vintage..........good catch ....especially for the price

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I changed the strap to a leather NATO I made I think it suits the watch better . I want to find out more about the brand name as I really like this watch



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on Thu Jul 20 2017, 18:53
@SeikoJohn wrote:I changed the strap to a leather NATO I made I think it suits the watch better . I want to find out more about the brand name as I really like this watch



I can see a theam going on hear it similer case style to the alladdin very nice indeed and a bargain price too nice catch buddy

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Re: New Arrivals

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@SeikoJohn wrote:I changed the strap to a leather NATO I made I think it suits the watch better . I want to find out more about the brand name as I really like this watch




Very nice watch and a great buy at that price.

I couldn't find much about Ancre watches but found references linking them to this company

http://www.masterhorologer.com/2010/02/prim-watches-only-manufacture-made.html

The Ancre & Meister Anker were apparently brand names used by this Czechoslovak manufacturer for watches to be sold to the Western market.

Whether watches with Ancre on the dial all came from this company  isn't clear. It is possible that the name could have been used as a generic brand by a number of companies like so many other vintage watches.

Hopefully when you can get access to the movement it may help with the research. Very Happy
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Re: New Arrivals

on Thu Jul 20 2017, 22:23
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@SeikoJohn wrote:I changed the strap to a leather NATO I made I think it suits the watch better . I want to find out more about the brand name as I really like this watch




Very nice watch and a great buy at that price.

I couldn't find much about Ancre watches but found references linking them to this company

http://www.masterhorologer.com/2010/02/prim-watches-only-manufacture-made.html

The Ancre & Meister Anker were apparently brand names used by this Czechoslovak manufacturer for watches to be sold to the Western market.

Whether watches with Ancre on the dial all came from this company  isn't clear. It is possible that the name could have been used as a generic brand by a number of companies like so many other vintage watches.

Hopefully when you can get access to the movement it may help with the research. Very Happy

Cheers matey a bit more info to help with the research

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