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    Nowhere! Made no holiday plans owing to a...

    Nowhere!

    Made no holiday plans owing to a house purchase deal that’s now looking like it won’t happen, a complicated situation in the ‘couldn’t make it up ‘ category that’s been rumbling on since...
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    I love vintage Omegas but detest the current...

    I love vintage Omegas but detest the current incarnation of the brand, it started to go wrong between 2005 and 2010 for me, culminating in the decision by Swatch Group to stop supplying Omega parts...
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    Logic's a bit flawed Mick. Lets take the case of...

    Logic's a bit flawed Mick. Lets take the case of someone who bought a Rolex back in the late 90s when they were far more affordable and the service costs were much lower. They're still happy with the...
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    The options for getting a Rolex serviced are now...

    The options for getting a Rolex serviced are now limited, the number of accredited Rolex indys is in decline, Rolex don`t really want these guys so they make it harder and harder for them.

    The...
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    Its not so much how deep the marks are, it...

    Its not so much how deep the marks are, it depends on where they are. Any damage to case edges is v. difficult to put right.

    These watches donít lend themselves to easy refinishing either. Without...
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    The 60s and 70s Tissots were excellent, very good...

    The 60s and 70s Tissots were excellent, very good quality movements. They can be good value, arguably theyíre undervalued thesedays, but parts availability is a growing problem.

    Personally Iím...
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    I don’t sell frequently, but my rule is simple;...

    I don’t sell frequently, but my rule is simple; first guy who offers asking price or very close gets it. If someone offers too low, then another guys offers better, the second guy gets it and the...
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    Cousins do a thick smooth leather one with white...

    Cousins do a thick smooth leather one with white stitching for under £20, it works nicely on a blue- dialled SMP. V hard wearing too.

    A good choice if youíre not a strap snob, and I only recommend...
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    The super-fakes have fake Rolex movements, with...

    The super-fakes have fake Rolex movements, with the characteristic red reverser wheels, but the balance is always wrong. It needs careful inspection by someone who knows what to look for, I'm not...
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    Acrylic crystals are generally between 0.6mm and...

    Acrylic crystals are generally between 0.6mm and 1mm thick. That doesnít sound like a lot, but a deep scratch is usually less than .05mm. As with metal scratches, some material protrudes above the...
  11. As a Rolex owner and long- standing member I...

    As a Rolex owner and long- standing member I think Mick’s entitled and qualified to comment, this is TZ, everyone's entitled to comment as they see fit.

    If you’re not happy with that perhaps this...
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    If the current Ďsuper fakesí are so good I wouldnít base a buying decision on posting pictures on a forum. Iím no expert on these things but I do know that the fakes are very good.

    Someone may...
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    Hell will freeze over before I own a totally...

    Hell will freeze over before I own a totally electric vehicle. Iíd seriously consider a hybrid though.
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    So you wouldnít be happy with my 1950s Seamaster bumper automatic that keeps tome to around 3-4 secs/ day but doesnít meet COSC? I think youíre confusing a watch that keeps time to within a few secs/...
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    Whether a watch us COSC rated or not, it must be...

    Whether a watch us COSC rated or not, it must be regulated correctly.
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    A very good point, storing them in a safe or safe...

    A very good point, storing them in a safe or safe hiding place is basic common sense and thatís a whole lot harder with a watch winder.

    Iím not a fan of winders, Iíve explained why in the past,...
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    What I`ve tried to show here is just how easy it...

    What I`ve tried to show here is just how easy it is to refinish an acrylic crystal. The difference it makes to a watch is huge, especially if the watch has a clean dial.
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    The owner of the watch has just bought it off...

    The owner of the watch has just bought it off ebay for a good price.....I don`t think anyone deliberately gets them into that condition!
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    Have you tried this on an acrylic crystal? Sounds...

    Have you tried this on an acrylic crystal? Sounds a bit like overkill to me, but it might have some value for steel case refinishing. Getting the final mirror finish on polished stainless is quite...
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    I`ve used diamond paste and a dremel for working...

    I`ve used diamond paste and a dremel for working on localised scratches on mineral and sapphire glasses but it's very slow.

    Much as I admire your efforts on the Seiko, a new crystal is a better...
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    As ever, practice on something worthless to start...

    As ever, practice on something worthless to start with. It's surprisingly easy. The materials cost very little and once you've got them you can refinish your acrylic crystal easily if it gets...
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    Acrylic crystal refinishing

    Here's a quick example of how it's done and what can be achieved.......but it takes a bit more than polywtch.

    I received this Speedmaster last week for service and a bit of TLC. The crystal had...
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    But a watch that's not COSC-rated can usually be...

    But a watch that's not COSC-rated can usually be regulated to run at +6 secs/day or better. It still doesn`t meet COSC requirements but in everyday use it'll be acceptable.
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    I`ve never tried a headband magnifier, I think...

    I`ve never tried a headband magnifier, I think they may be OK for strap changing etc. but not for movement work which involves getting very close to the movement itself.

    Another point people don't...
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    Doesn't surprise me. Some of the watches I`ve...

    Doesn't surprise me. Some of the watches I`ve worked on have been filthy, but owners don't seem to realise. Never actually considered a watch as a bio-hazard but I guess it's feasible.
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