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    Nice post Robdad, I think you’ve touched on a few...

    Nice post Robdad, I think you’ve touched on a few bits of the story before.

    Taking a logical approach its hard to see much future for the traditional watch in the mainstream. With the demise of...
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    Interesting! Itís easy for me to make the assumption that the watch has lead a hard life with no servicing, but that isnít the case! I therefore find it hard to believe that the barrel bridge...
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    Iíve serviced plenty of these and Iíve yet to come across a barrel bridge that required replacement, Iím struggling to think why it needs changing. I suggest you phone STS and discuss this, Get them...
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    Sorry to hear of OPs loss, at 14 he had a good...

    Sorry to hear of OPs loss, at 14 he had a good innings but thatís scant consolation at the moment.

    I donít own a dog but I look after one frequently, stepdaughters Labrador (Ozzy) spends lots of...
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    We have a dot for the kitchen, I like to listen...

    We have a dot for the kitchen, I like to listen whilst cooking. It’s OK, no substitute for a serious music player but at £30 I can’t grumble. When the kitchen’s refurbished I’ll put ceiling speakers...
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    Dry January would never work for me, my...

    Dry January would never work for me, my birthdayís on Jan 4th and I canít imagine a dry birthday. I always get whisky bought as gifts so the temptation is far too great.

    Just finishing a bottle of...
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    No one's suggested the obvious thing to...

    No one's suggested the obvious thing to do.....have a look at the discs and pads yourself and use your judgement. MOT tester hasn`t had the wheels off, ask the dealer to get it on a ramp and have a...
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    A difficult one, it's a bit like buying a car...

    A difficult one, it's a bit like buying a car with only 3mm tread on the tyres, still fit for purpose but with limited life remaining. If you buy a car at the mileage you're going to end up paying...
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    Ask Eddie, heís your man!

    Iím 30 miles up the road from Sheffield, doesnít sound far but West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire have always felt very different to me, the accent certainly us, but to...
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    Great piece of 70s phraseology.....haven`t heard...

    Great piece of 70s phraseology.....haven`t heard that one for a long time.

    I agree, she does look rather well for a mature lady.
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    Wind it till itís fully wound, thereís no reason not to, but when it reaches full wind donít impart excessive force to the crown.

    I have a rough idea of how many twists it takes to wind most of...
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    Itís a shame that ADs rarely have the facility to regulate watches on site as they did in the old days, thereís often scope for optimisation with a new watch after itís run for a while. Hard to...
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    Speedmaster takes approx 50 twists of the crown...

    Speedmaster takes approx 50 twists of the crown to fully wind from a stopped position. It isnít the easiest to wind, it would be better with a longer crown, so compared to some watches it takes a...
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    Mainspring failure is the most likely but there...

    Mainspring failure is the most likely but there are other problems that could give the same symptoms. Iíve had two examples recently (not speedmasters) with the same symptoms but in each case the...
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    Hadnít realised that doggy interactions were so complex until I started looking after stepdaughters labrador (Ozzy) on a frequent basis, he had his balls off as a pup and he's very well- behaved....
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    Iíve had two Tefal actifry friers over the years and neither lasted very long! Despite being used sparingly ( once/ twice/ week typically) the first broke after a couple of years. I replaced it with...
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    Very true! Money well spent IMO.

    Very true! Money well spent IMO.
  18. +1, lack of hangtag only devalues the watch in...

    +1, lack of hangtag only devalues the watch in the eyes of a small minority if buyers, if you were to sell in a couple if years the condition if the watch would be the predominant factor in the eyes...
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    Mk1 TT is iconic, I remember when they were...

    Mk1 TT is iconic, I remember when they were launched, a car Iíve always liked but never owned. The 225bhp 1.8 was the most sensible choice but the 3.2 is the one Iíd go for. Future...
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    Under normal circumstances January is a poor time...

    Under normal circumstances January is a poor time for selling, but these circumstances are anything but normal. Christmas spending will have been lower than normal so the January effect will be much...
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    I just glanced at the prescription without thinking, the astigmatism explanation sounds correct. The OP needs to have a discussion with the optician to clarify what exactly is going on, itís worth...
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    Bad idea in my opinion, dial spots are a bodged...

    Bad idea in my opinion, dial spots are a bodged repair. It’s possible to buy repair dial feet with a flat round mounting flange designed to be soldered, with careful trimming these can be affixed...
  23. On the face of it the watch looks pleasing, but...

    On the face of it the watch looks pleasing, but itís a franken and that devalues it very significantly.

    Trying to buy a 30-odd year old Datejust is a fraught process, the majority are very tired...
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    I like the style and size compared to the later...

    I like the style and size compared to the later moonwatch , that's what appeals to me, but all this ‘hand- made 321 movement’ hype and crazy price is off- putting. Like it or not, the later 861/1861...
  25. OPs prescription is weak and both eyes are the...

    OPs prescription is weak and both eyes are the same, Iím sure heíll be OK without glasses in most situations, but thereíll be an advantage when driving in poor light conditions or at night- time....
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