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Two other watches tonight... My second oldest Seiko and Tudor...December 3 2010 at 10:48 PM
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Archer serviced this Tudor which I got from Les a while back. I suspect it is from the 1950s. You barely start to wind the crown and this watch starts to run. If this one was 34mm or larger it would have a regular spot in the rotation...
This one dates to post WW II and even though the movement is marked Seikosha it is a Swiss based ebache. This one is not a stainless steel case. It is plated brass and when I acquired it several bits of the plating had long gone. I sent it to Jack and IWW and he had it replated and then had the movement serviced. Later on I had a problem with the crown stem and Archer rectified that (of course):
Caseback on the Tudor. A great design will pass the test of time.
The caseback on the Seiko is a snap in affair. The Tudor was much more ahead of its time with this one...
The Seiko however has a larger size going for it which lends itself better to modern wrists. I just love the patina on this 60+ year old watch...
I have come to like and appreciate sub second hands more and more as my WIS years wear on...
Here you can see that the Seiko is wider; however, the Tudor is taller and thicker.
Ah, the headache of some older watches. Tiny lug width and limited strap choices. This one might need its own special strap made in an extra long length. This might make an awesome choice for some vintage Thursdays.
Thanks for looking.
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