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    Surprised at the valuation for a watch repair...

    Surprised at the valuation for a watch repair company, very surprised. Maybe I`m missing a trick somewhere but it sounds a lot, I don`t know whether they own a valuable piece of property that might...
  2. Not a question of feeling special, I'm a bit old...

    Not a question of feeling special, I'm a bit old for that, more a question of variety in a collection.

    I also own several steel watches and a few solid gold, my taste is wide and varied and...
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    9ct gold will tarnish, it’s only 37.5% gold after...

    9ct gold will tarnish, it’s only 37.5% gold after all! The tarnish will make the gold appear darker and less shiny.

    A light wipe with a rouge cloth every few weeks is all that’s required to...
  4. Correct! Especially on older watches. I don`t...

    Correct! Especially on older watches.

    I don`t know what the dial is or how old, the photo's far too small to make sense of, but I can see the small chip in the paint at the edge and it's highly...
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    Hopefully this can get sorted efficiently with a...

    Hopefully this can get sorted efficiently with a limited amount of financial pain and inconvenience. No excuse for the less than cordial attitude from Watchworks, that's disappointing. Simon Freese...
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    Simon Freese? Haven't talked to Simon for a...

    Simon Freese?

    Haven't talked to Simon for a few years but I recall discussing micro-welding with him. Might be worth a try.
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    Good!

    Is there a fault with the watch thatís caused this?

    If youíre not sure I suggest you get it checked properly.

    If the watch turns out to have no faults you have to look elsewhere for...
  8. Thanks buddy, as a long time fan of bi-metal...

    Thanks buddy, as a long time fan of bi-metal watches and owner of several I really value your opinion.

    By virtue of my heterosexual male gender I must fall (by default) into your second category...
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    Not a good analogy. An independent garage can...

    Not a good analogy.

    An independent garage can source genuine manufacturer's parts for a car, Rolex ( and most others) won't release parts to independent watch repairers unless they're accredited...
  10. If the urge becomes irresistible I`ve got what's...

    If the urge becomes irresistible I`ve got what's probably the best 16013 on the planet, never refinished, with zero stretch to the bracelet. Fitted with authentic silver dial, champagne gold one is...
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    Why not keep what you’ve got for another couple...

    Why not keep what you’ve got for another couple of years and pay (or borrow) what’s required to buy it. In 2 years time the options will (hopefully) be more attractive and you’ll have the advantage...
  12. Two tone with champagne dial is the archetypal...

    Two tone with champagne dial is the archetypal 80s/ 90s Datejust but the silver dialled version looks far nicer IMO. Black or white dial works well with two- tone. Not keen on the white dial or...
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    Could always get a Stilson on it of itís really tight......assuming the mole grips wonít fix it.
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    Steve Wright was brilliant back in the 80s with...

    Steve Wright was brilliant back in the 80s with the afternoon boys. Mr Angry, Sid the Manager, the 'who shot Mr Angry' spoof was hilarious. Like anyone in entertainment I guess he's reached his...
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    That's my thoughts thesedays. Turn the clock back...

    That's my thoughts thesedays. Turn the clock back 10 years, I was younger (early 50s), watch theft was almost unheard of, I had no qualms about wearing a Rolex Sub or Datejust anywhere and that...
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    Definitely sounds like a broken mainspring, that...

    Definitely sounds like a broken mainspring, that could be replaced without stripping the whole movement. I'm not volunteering, I don't work on pocket watches although this one does look...
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    Donít make it too big, donít make it too thick, and provide micro- adjustment on the clasp. Could be a winner, GMT watches donít appeal to me but they clearly have their fans. At £400 this would be...
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    Iím assuming its stuck in the screwed down position. Itís either been over tightened or the threads are damaged. The latter would've been fairly obvious when screwing the crown down, it wouldíve felt...
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    Correct, I omitted to mention it but the case...

    Correct, I omitted to mention it but the case finish on the later ones should be polished. Someone's brushed this one and it looks OK, it could easily be made correct again but if he's happy I would...
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    The later 1010 versions have a different case...

    The later 1010 versions have a different case shape which is less oval. For a short while they produced a date version with the Tissot- designed 1481, this was around 1972. Not my favourite movement,...
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    The more I look at the photo the less sure I am...

    The more I look at the photo the less sure I am that it's been refinished, but that just illustrates the limitations of pictures! Looking at the area around 1 o clock it looks like original finish....
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    Hard to describe the difference, it's the spacing...

    Hard to describe the difference, it's the spacing between the grained lines that was originally wider and it gives a slightly different effect. I guess that's down to the machine used on the original...
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    This watch is likely to be coming my way, looking...

    This watch is likely to be coming my way, looking forward to having a good look at it and it’ll be interesting to know the full story.

    I suspect the grained finish has been re- done, there are...
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    Agreed Matt, but there's a likelihood many will...

    Agreed Matt, but there's a likelihood many will need a similar amount spending to get them properly sorted.

    There are exceptions, but a lot of the cal 550/560 stuff need a few expensive parts...
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    I should be able to sort this, sounds like a...

    I should be able to sort this, sounds like a strange problem but if the watch hasn`t been serviced for years it's no surprise that it's giving problems.

    Unitas movement parts are available, it's...
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