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  1. On 2016-11-20 at 10:04, JapanX said:

    This one is korean.

    Order of the Plum Blossoms.

    Sorry my friend but I believe it is the Korean Grand Order of the Golden Ruler, although Plum Blossoms is similar the center is plum purple around it, I'll get the Korean name for it tomorrow as it is in my records somewhere.

    this isn't my photo it is taken from online but this is plum's star:



    and Grand Order of the Golden Ruler's star is:IMG_7525.JPG




  2. 8 hours ago, paja said:

    According to information a fellow collector shared with us on another forum you supposedly had to use plastic tweezers or some other tool during the battery replacement avoiding all contact between the battery and the mechanism itself. Is that really true or not I can't say but I've heard stories like that before...

    Yes it is true, but that is how you have to replace most quartz pieces' batteries. Especially vintage as it can sometimes get picky in changing them. Metal tools can short the battery, it causes an electrostatic discharge and cause the connection to be terminated, necessitating a new movement :( That doesn't mean we can pick up any old plastic tweezers, they have to be electrostatic discharge safe. Plastic itself can also cause a discharge depending on what it has been mixed with to produce it.

    So no fingers, or metal tools. Good watchmaking plastic tweezers.

    Plastic or Bamboo tweezers (I've always used plastic), there are guys that change them with gloves (handling them with gloves) but I'd avoid doing that, if your hand is too large it will knock something out or worse squish your battery.

  3. Been a bit busy with life so please excuse my delay, I believe these pieces that you both (Alpha and Obi) own are French or Swiss. The reason is fairly simple, the piece we are refering to as Belgian from Car and Muhic, the Pires is not Pires. From talking to a couple friends here that collect Belgium orders/medals, is that Pires never made Serbian orders/medals so this could have been sold by him or the box was added later for the book's version. On top of this the same icon St. Sava as from the book, I'm fortunate to own two a 5th (sold by Alpha :) thank you again my friend) and a 4th class. I did a thread on them here, the 4th class has a clear French punch mark, so we can safley assume these types of St. Sava's are French. For both your pieces I would likley assume them being eiher French or Swiss. Hopefully we can obtain ones like yours with punch marks, hallmarks or similar to say for certain.


  4. These are the only ones i know they are French Order of the Academic Palms

    Officer and Knight, they uploaded the wrong way wanted to put the knight first :( unless this is only one piece, then it is Officer hehe

    post another topic on the French forum for better assesment on originality. 


  5. :) if its a vet organizations you'll need to find an expert here that could help. Maybe post in the German section of the forum that deals with this.

    It looked like someone folded the Irons Cross ribbon to me, but lots of things carry these colors :) 

  6. 9 minutes ago, Spasm said:

    Thanks Peter and yes, just about 3 weeks, the real work starts now....

    Rogi, no idea where they are going but if you fancy one you can have one for the price of a new Aston Martin. A choice of three - go for the green one :lol:



    Lol if I went for a helo/aircraft it would probably be those used mi-24 or the albanian mig-15 ( I think they were selling the 15s at 30k?) 

    although, that alvis stormer is cool :D

    i'm sure they could part the Sea Kings out for parts and make more, there is a guy here that takes helo engines and converts them onto trucks and tractor trailers lol amazing at car shows. 

  7. On June 14, 2016 at 15:57, Spasm said:

    Thanks Rogi, I hope it reminds him of his work with the Junglies (as the Sea Kings been retired too now) for a while to come.  

    If we weren't planing to retire the Sea King here in Canada, I'd say that they would retire the helos into Canadian service hehe 

  8. 7 hours ago, paja said:

    Realized price:
    EUR 2,200
    USD 2,450
    + buyer's premium
    Considering the price maybe it's really authentic...

    I'm not so sure you'd have to check the attachment device from the crown to the order and check everything is all right and not soldered to death. Its a big gamble but if it paid off I guess it could be worth that price in a couple years.


    Although I do love the combination and it looks really good from the photos :) I have to say so.

  9. Depends on the manufacturer, but usually the Grand Officer is just the addition of the breast star. Sometimes private manufacturers and custom ordered pieces could have variations but that is a whole other matter :D

    So to recap on the regular manufacturers of the order, grand officer neck cross should be the same size as commander's neck cross.

    I hope that helped :)

  10. 4 minutes ago, Stuka f said:

    Hey Rogi,

    no it says "decoraties", that meens medals in flemish; so they are "Albert's medals"...nothing more....

    Ahh I got a bit happy that we might lead to a last name :( , hope is dashed.


    One final question, most of the medals (that I know of there) seem to be commonly awarded or available to most soldiers, is there any that might stand out (where members could track down a list and see if they correspond with an Albert?)

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