This is the watch in a non-functioning state. The plan is to re-finish the dial myself once time & finances allow.. The problem does appear to be with the hairspring and the balance - the two aren't connected very well.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
This watch belonged to my grandfather quite a few years ago. About a year ago, my Aunt gave this to my Dad, and to our surprise it still worked (though not accurately, and not for long). The watch itself contains an ETA900 calibre, dating from around the 1950s (http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&ETA_900).
Monday, 8 August 2011
Here we have a fake Rolex from Thailand. As you can see, from a distance it looks pretty good. The colors are right, the case design, the style of hands, good weight, dial markings etc... All of these things add to the overall presentation of the watch and its good (not great) counterfeiting effort.