Panerai Model Reference Historic Collection  Luminor Base  PAM 112 (Black dial, polished stainless-steel case) PAM 114 (White dial, polished stainless-steel case) PAM 116 (Tobacco dial, brushed titanium case) SPECIFICATIONS Movement: hand-wound mechanical, Panerai OP X calibre with swan’s neck regulator, 16 ½ lignes, 17 jewels, PANERAI... Read more
Three Audemars Piguet La Boutique Watches Stolen Audemars Piguet is reporting that three limited edition La Boutique watches (pictured above) were stolen from a recent shipment destined for Italy. The identifying numbers for the missing watches are as follows: Case Numbers Movement Numbers F02715 529526 F02723 568304 F02724 568305... Read more
Hello TimeZoners, Thanks to the generosity of Antiquorum, we have catalogs from 1998-2001 sales available to give away, limit 2 per person, our selection. Information about how to order is below. Since these books are rather heavy, we ask only that you cover shipping/handling costs, which is a flat... Read more

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Extras May 21, 2003

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Alinghi Wins

Extras March 5, 2003

ALINGHI AND AUDEMARS PIGUET WIN THE AMERICA’S CUP   Victory Against the Defender, Team New Zealand Considered one of the competition favourites, Team Alinghi, co-sponsored by the Swiss watch Manufacture Audemars Piguet, has found its place in the history books by becoming the first European challenge in 152 years... Read more
A-auction Of Important Collector’s Pocket Watches & Wristwatches   Thursday, March 20, 2003 beginning at 10:00 a.m (New York time) on On Thursday, March 20, beginning at 10:00 a.m. (New York time) Antiquorum will hold an A-auction devoted to Important Collector’s Pocket Watches and Wristwatches. The electronic catalogue... Read more

Seiko Calibers

Extras February 9, 2003

Seiko Calibers Movt. # Prefix # Winding Model Name Model # Jewels MadeYear MadeLoc. Diam; Thick Beats/sec 10 A Hand 10Solar 10S 19 D 15.5 x 13; 3.5t 5.5 10 B, C Hand 10Solar 10S 17 – 21 15.5 x 13; 3.5t 5.5 10 M Hand 10Solar 10S 17... Read more
IWC’s Pocket/Wrist Watches By foie gras and Michael Friedberg   This article describes two unusual large wristwatches madein this decade by International Watch Company in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.These watches are the Jubilee Portugieser, reference # 5441, and the PortofinoPocket Wrist Moon phase watch, reference # 5251. As discussed later, bothwatches... Read more

TZ Logos/ Pictures

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TimeZone’s Mascot

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A Tribute to Gracie   Gracie was an extremely brave toy poodle owned by TZ regular Stan Sirody. Gracie was attacked by another dog on December 17, 2002, and suffered massive injuries. The initial prognosis was not good. Her injuries included: a torn open belly, torn spleen, herniated muscle... Read more


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Vintage Ads

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Just click on any Vintage Watch Ad image or description that interests you, and a picture of the ad can be viewed. Glycine watch ad from 1927 Gruen Curvex ad from 1937 Art Deco ad from Hafis Watch Company circa 1925 Car steering wheel vintage watch ad Jaeger LeCoultre... Read more

Tips for Avoiding Fraud

Extras November 16, 2002

TimeZone’s sales boards provide a venue for our members to buy, sell and trade among themselves. TimeZone is not involved in transactions, and all TZ sales board transactions are undertaken at your own risk – please be sure to review our Sales Board caveat emptor warnings and User Agreement.... Read more
Why was my Sales Corner post deleted?   This page explains some of the policies and procedures relating to the removal of posts from the TimeZone Sales Corner board. If your Sales Corner post was deleted and you do not know why, please read this page. 1. We remove... Read more
Some other differences… Forum: TimeZone – Advanced Forum Re: Compare/contrast ETA 2824 and 2892-A2 movement (James Donabed) Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 07:46:19 GMT From: Walt Odets <> In addition to SJX’s comment on the thickness differences, other differences include the 2892 with 21 jewels, 42 hour power reserve,... Read more
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 U.S. Retailers Visit Ulysse Nardin in Switzerland From August 25 – 28 a group of 23 Ulysse Nardin retailers  from the United States visited the Ulysse Nardin factories  in Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.   After a short introduction by... Read more
Page 1  2  3  4  5  6    Part 2: The Ulysse Nardin Component Factory After visiting the Ulysse Nardin factory in Le Locle, Pierre Gygax, Technical Director and Vice President of Ulysse Nardin Switzerland gave us a tour of the Ulysse Nardin factory in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Here, specialized... Read more
Page 1  2  3  4  5  6     Part 3: Party Time On our second evening in Switzerland, Rolf Schnyder and his charming wife Chai were the hosts of a great party overlooking the awesome scenery of Lake Neuchatel. What a great evening. Rolf Schnyder and the entire Ulysse... Read more
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 Part 6: Sightseeing Ulysse Nardin is located in an idyllic valley, next to La Chaux-de-Fonds and in the middle of the Jurassic mountains. During our trip, we had the opportunity to visit parts of the surrounding where Ulysse Nardin’s watchmakers, technicians, and... Read more
INCLUDING IMAGES AND USING HTML IN TIMEZONE POSTSby Michael Sandler and Mike Disher Creating a Digital Image Most images you see on TimeZone were createdwith a digital camera, and digital cameras are the best way tocreate a lifelike image. Some people also place watches on a scannerto capture an... Read more

Lightbox Photos

Extras September 23, 2002

Lightbox Photos byR. R. Jackson HOME Omega Seamaster Deville, 1960’s   Tutima Nato Chronograph, Titanium   IWC UTC Wittnauer copyright@ RR Jackson, 9/2001 Read more
  The Official Test Answer As you may have guessed, these watches are all the same size. Want to take another look? Lug and strap width vary, but the diameter of the case is identical for each watch, disregarding crown protectors, etc. To me, B and E seem subjectively... Read more

Temption “Olympic”

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TEMPTION OLYMPIC Temption Photo Contest, 2nd Prize Photos by Mike Disher   Made in Germany Mechanical Automatic, Caliber T16.1 based on ETA 2893-2 with fine adjustment and incabloc shock protection 21 jewels 28,000 vph Power reserve minimum 42 hours Central hour, central minute, central second Central, independently adjustable 24... Read more

Temption Model CGK230

Extras September 23, 2002

Temption CGK203 Chronograph Temption Photo Contest, 1st Prize Photos by Mike Disher   Made in Germany Mechanical, automatic with chronograph functions Caliber T18.1, based on Valjoux 7751. Fine adjustment and incabloc shock protection, 25 jewels, 28800 vph Power reserve minimum 42 hours Central hour, central minute, small seconds at... Read more

Ed Hahn – Introduction

Extras September 23, 2002

Ed Hahn     Hi, I’m Ed Hahn, your host for Time Machine. Since I’m an engineer by training, my interest in timekeeping usually turns to the question: “How does it work?”, be it a mechanical movement, quartz oscillators, sundials and astrolabes, and even ancient megalithic structures with calendar-like... Read more
Cyclos Watch – Additional Images Click images to see larger versions   Shown below: Top left, Dress model with black dial; Top right, Dress model with silver dial; Lower left, Sport model with silver dial; Lower right, Sport model with black dial.     All images Cyclos Watch, used with... Read more
Quiz 1 – The Answers The correct Watch & Movement matches are as follows: 1&5 2&1 3&8 4&6 5&4 6&3 7&2 8&7 (see below for pictures of full movements) Below are full pictures of the movements matched to the correct watches. The approximate area of the close-up sections are... Read more
Quiz 2 – The Answers The correct Watch & Movement matches are as follows: 1&3 2&10 3&7 4&9 5&1 6&4 7&5 8&2 9&6 10&8 Below I have matched the watches to their correct movement close-ups, and also included a picture of the whole movement with the approximate area of... Read more
Quiz 3 – Pocket Watches – The Answers The correct Watch & Movement matches are as follows: 1&9 2&5 3&6 4&7 5&8 6&3 7&10 8&2 9&1 10&4 Below I have matched the watches to their correct movement close-ups, and also included a picture of the whole movement with the... Read more
Identify the Logos – The Answers Logo 1 – Bettlach Logo 2 – Helvetia Logo 3 – Certina Logo 4 – Valjoux Logo 5 – Pierce Logo 6 – Minerva Logo 7 – Record Logo 8 – Buren Logo 9 – Angelus Logo 10 – Glycine Logo 11 –... Read more
Match the Lugs – The Answers Here are the lugs next to the correct watches. Lug 1 – 1960’s Hamilton Sea-lectric II Lug 2 – 1950’s Omega Seamaster Lug 3 – 1967 Accutron 218 Lug 4 – 1930’s Waltham Lug 5 – 1960’s Tudor Prince Oysterdate Lug 6 –... Read more
  Blancpain AquaLung: A Pictorial by Michael Sandler     The Statistics Case Case Composition: Stainless steel, brushed, Blancpain name engraved on side Crystal: Domed sapphire, glareproofed Caseback: Screwed in, stainless steel with sapphire insert Crown: Screwed down Case Diameter: 37.8 millimeters Case Thickness (incl. crystal): 9.8 millimeters Case... Read more