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    Just buy something from the era of your birth,...

    Just buy something from the era of your birth, don't get hung up on the exact year, and don't be tempted to buy a watch you don`t really like simply because you believe it to be birth-year.
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    From the picture, it looks like the watch is too...

    From the picture, it looks like the watch is too big for the wrist. This causes the strap ends to bend sharply and due to limited flexibility the snug fit us being spoiled. Iíve similar problems...
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    It would be just as logical! Unless clear...

    It would be just as logical!

    Unless clear evidence exists ( original papers, bill of sale etc, inscription) to confirm the exact age of a watch there will always be doubts, if the aim is to own a...
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    Birth year watch

    The concept of buying a birth-year watch has never appealed to me, but plenty of watch fans are drawn to the idea. They go to great lengths to acquire a watch and enjoy the pleasure of knowing it was...
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    Considering the relatively low cost involved Iíd fit co- axial sockets and cabling, far better to do it than regret not doing it.
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    +1, in the late 60s/ early 70s it seemed a good...

    +1, in the late 60s/ early 70s it seemed a good choice.......but so did bell- bottom trousers.

    I found the OPs post interesting, every day is definitely a school-day in watch land.
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    Interesting thread resurrection, if only to note...

    Interesting thread resurrection, if only to note how many previous forum regulars are no longer active.

    My interests haven`t really altered, still into watches but with more emphasis on vintage...
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    It's possible that the edge of the crystal got...

    It's possible that the edge of the crystal got burred during installation and that's creating the illusion of a crack. The one and only crystal I`ve ever fitted to one of these was genuine Omega and...
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    In the meantime get yourself a strong magnifier,...

    In the meantime get yourself a strong magnifier, theyíre cheap enough, and have a proper look. Sometimes it pays to know the answer when you ask the question, a repairer will sort it out but be sure...
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    Get yourself a strong magnifier and have a proper...

    Get yourself a strong magnifier and have a proper look, thereís no way anybody can give definitive advice based on the information youíre giving.

    Itís possible the crystal has been scratched,...
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    Duncan, youíve convinced me to buy a couple:smug:
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    The winding tool is something I`ve never seen the...

    The winding tool is something I`ve never seen the need for, if I`m working on a watch I use the original crown or stick an old one on the end of the stem as a temporary expedient. I certainly...
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    I have to disagree with the advice to get another...

    I have to disagree with the advice to get another movement. A second-hand replacement is likely to have wear and tear in the same areas, why wouldn't it?

    If I`ve understood the OP correctly, a...
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    The 1950s and 60s watches were excellent quality,...

    The 1950s and 60s watches were excellent quality, I`ve worked on a few and restored one that I ended up selling. Another brand that had its historical prestige devalued by Swatch Group.
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    The crown has two O rings. Provided they're...

    The crown has two O rings. Provided they're lubricated with a trace of silicone grease when the watch is assembled the crown should feel nice and smooth. Over time the O rings will bed in slightly...
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    When I started going around the antiques fairs in the mid-90s Seiko watches were as cheap as chips. For years I associated Seiko with 'cheap and cheerful'. That view changed somewhat when I started...
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    Its poor design in my opinion, the crown guards...

    Its poor design in my opinion, the crown guards make it difficult to grip the crown.

    Provided everything's as it should be the winding should be very smooth with little effort needed, a trace of...
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    Yes, we had an interesting chat:smug:

    Yes, we had an interesting chat:smug:
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    Correct, the better quality movements exhibit...

    Correct, the better quality movements exhibit lower positional variation.
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    Youíre worrying over nothing, itíll evaporate away!
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    Donít let your money burn a hole in your pocket!

    Patience is paramount, if you really want a GMT wait until a nice one crops up.

    Its a funny game, I spent over 3 years looking for a 60s gold...
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    Iím not entirely happy with stainless steel hardware in high tensile applications, I prefer new zinc plated items with a generous dollop of copper grease. Doesnít look quite as pretty, but it comes...
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    Water resistance is a bit like skin, you don't...

    Water resistance is a bit like skin, you don't need much to give adequate protection in 99% of situations.
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    Perhaps you asked the wrong question. It would...

    Perhaps you asked the wrong question.

    It would help if you stated what type you wanted servicing. Some repairers work on certain watches but not others. Youíre expecting someone to come along and...
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    Moan moan moan.........some ad folks making a...

    Moan moan moan.........some ad folks making a full-time hobby out of it, no doubt inspired by their political agenda.

    I really could not be bothered posting bloody graphs to make a point ion a...
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