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    In my experience the 7123 circuit seems more...

    In my experience the 7123 circuit seems more prone to battery damage than the 7546/8/9's. The 7122 and 3 share the same circuit but the 7126 is different, or at least has a different part number....
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    Nice work Guy, the bad rep the 7123 seems to...

    Nice work Guy, the bad rep the 7123 seems to attract is unfair in as much as it's utilises a well designed compact movement, it's achilles heel is a relatively fragile circuit.

    They can fail for...
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    ^^^ Agreed, ceramic brakes too, niiice! :thumbsup:

    ^^^ Agreed, ceramic brakes too, niiice! :thumbsup:
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    Glad to see it's still getting the wrist time...

    Glad to see it's still getting the wrist time Jason :thumbsup:

    With regards crystal options, mechanical polishing is possible but takes a lot of time and the results are never perfect - I'd never...
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    I've been titivating mine a little whenever I get...

    I've been titivating mine a little whenever I get the chance!

    https://thewatchbloke.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/img_6322a.jpg

    The most recent jobs were LED bulbs all around and replaced the non...
  6. As has been said, accurate running is no...

    As has been said, accurate running is no indicator of the health of the movement, it's always worth getting a sentimental piece like this properly serviced imho. The correct faceted crystal for your...
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    It looks like a 911 991 C4S. Very nice...

    It looks like a 911 991 C4S.

    Very nice :thumbsup:
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    When I paid my mortgage off the building society...

    When I paid my mortgage off the building society said they didn't hold any physical deeds of mine just electronic ones. All they did was inform land registry there was no longer a charge over them...
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    Nice choice Tony, I do admire L&S :thumbsup:

    Nice choice Tony, I do admire L&S :thumbsup:
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    My dad had a Wartburg estate car in the early...

    My dad had a Wartburg estate car in the early 70ís which had a three cylinder two stroke engine - only seven moving parts!
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    Join a Nextdoor (https://nextdoor.co.uk/) group...

    Join a Nextdoor group in your area and ask if anyone knows a reliable flat roofer, you'll get multiple replies.

    I find it a valuable source of local info.
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    That looks very good Phil, thanks. Iíll download the trial and give it a go.
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    That's the cheapest plan I could find which takes...

    That's the cheapest plan I could find which takes it over my psychological £100pa limit. I rarely edit photographs as such but I do batch resize them every day, and at almost £120pa just for resizing...
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    The calibre 7L22 has a heartcam flyback...

    The calibre 7L22 has a heartcam flyback chronograph mechanism so you'll need to remove the hand and reposition it, which isn't as simple as it sounds with Seiko's "D" shaped chronograph pinions...
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    On the subject of ultrasonic cleaning I use the...

    On the subject of ultrasonic cleaning I use the usual L&R cleaning and rinse solutions, however all ultrasonics machines aren't equal!

    I have three vintage L&R Vari-Matic watch cleaning machines...
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    Have you got a link please Tony? I don't mind £8 per month but when I looked I couldn't find one that cheap!
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    Updated during the week but I had to upgrade to...

    Updated during the week but I had to upgrade to office365 first as office2011 was flagged as being incompatible. Iíve also lost Photoshop CS6 but canít make my mind up what to use instead. It seems...
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    What I've always wondered with these ceramic...

    What I've always wondered with these ceramic coats is if you pick up a ding in a panel and it has to be painted would your insurance cover re-coating the affected panel? If the panel needs blending...
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    I watched it last night and as I recall the...

    I watched it last night and as I recall the excavation of the bedrock took 6 months instead of a few weeks and used up his original 10% contingency, £200k I believe. I canít understand why they...
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    Rupes Bigfoot here, not cheap but an impressive...

    Rupes Bigfoot here, not cheap but an impressive bit of kit.
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    An old colleague of mine had that exact same...

    An old colleague of mine had that exact same model in black, only his was one of the last 50 produced which came with a brass plaque on the glove box denoting the fact and displayed the cars chassis...
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    Saw them at Reading Rock in 1977, I still vividly...

    Saw them at Reading Rock in 1977, I still vividly remember their set. RIP Barrie.
  23. A lovely display piece and for less than the...

    A lovely display piece and for less than the price of a new Speedmaster, congratulations.

    I wish I kept an eye on the auctions, I'd love to have bid on that one!
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    Ah I see, I wonder how they do that? Iím intrigued!
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    Looking at the Canyon motorcycles website I don't...

    Looking at the Canyon motorcycles website I don't think they can be tubeless Enoch? All the pictures I can see of their 40 spoke wheels show centrally mounted spoke nipples that protrude into the...
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