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    4R and 6R movements will be cheap as chips to...

    4R and 6R movements will be cheap as chips to produce, I can see the logic in replacing these movements rather than servicing. At the risk of upsetting the Seiko purists I see no difference in...
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    1 sec/week is what I`d expect from a normal...

    1 sec/week is what I`d expect from a normal quartz movement, my pre-Bond Omega Seamaster gains 1 sec/week and I`m fine with that it's the watch that lives on my bench and gets used for regulating...
  3. Disagree. When assembling a watch correctly...

    Disagree.

    When assembling a watch correctly it is standard practice to check at each stage, the Swiss term is Ď controleí and itís a good concept, problems are detected during assembly and itís...
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    Not a good analogy. Provided the mainplate...

    Not a good analogy.

    Provided the mainplate and bridges arenít damaged on a fully jewelled movement they can be reconditioned to as- new condition by replacing worn jewels. All the train wheels...
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    If you have a desirable car that'll attract the...

    If you have a desirable car that'll attract the attention of thieves it makes sense to garage it thesedays. If a car has to stand out on the drive or roadside overnight that needs to be factored into...
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    Manufacturers are killing the repair trade by...

    Manufacturers are killing the repair trade by refusing to make parts available, eventually theyíll have complete control and the owners will have no choice but to pay whatever they choose to charge...
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    I don't believe this, when swinging a golf club...

    I don't believe this, when swinging a golf club the watch will be subjected to acceleration force but that doesn`t equate to shock. Strongly suspect this is a myth.

    Rotor axles wear out through...
  8. I have a long garden with lots of tall trees...

    I have a long garden with lots of tall trees close by and last summer I was literally plagued with pigeons, the buggers would sit up in the trees waiting for me to go indoors on an evening and would...
  9. I have a long garden with lots of tall trees...

    I have a long garden with lots of tall trees close by and last summer I was literally plagued with pigeons, the buggers would sit up in the trees waiting for me to go indoors on an evening and would...
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    Congrats, enjoy the watch! Just thinking about...

    Congrats, enjoy the watch!

    Just thinking about birthday presents Iíve received from wifey, shortly after we got together she bought me a Black & Decker Workmate, recently she bought me a really...
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    Referred to as a Seamaster for a second...

    Referred to as a Seamaster for a second time.......my ears arenít deceiving me!

    Why do they get such simple details wrong! Thereís a strong clue on the bloody dial!
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    I spotted the watch earlier in the programme;...

    I spotted the watch earlier in the programme; unless my ears are deceiving me (possible) it was described as a 50 yr old Omega SEAmaster...........maybe I misheard but I deliberately pricked my ears...
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    Far too charitable. To be brutally honest the...

    Far too charitable. To be brutally honest the dealer sold you a watch that had a fault and I find it hard to believe the seller didn't know this. You then get fobbed off with a totally implausible...
  14. Dials must be handled carefully, that's the bit...

    Dials must be handled carefully, that's the bit the owner sees. Hold the dial at the edges and wear finger cots. Had to smile when he fitted the hands, there's a lot more juggling around and checking...
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    If I was fixing a broken dial foot I wouldnít do it like that! In principle heís correct, and the tool heís used to cut the dial us a nice ( expensive) piece of kit, but I canít see how he could be...
  16. Excellent video, shows what can be done to rescue...

    Excellent video, shows what can be done to rescue a water- damaged movement. Surprised he didnít fit a new mainspring, the amplitude after reassembly was poor and new barrel would've gone some way to...
  17. without seeing the positional agreement you can`t...

    without seeing the positional agreement you can`t say whether a watch is running to SOSC spec or not. If the difference between maximum and minimum rate in the 5 tested positions is less than 10...
  18. Last time I needed this type of strap I found one...

    Last time I needed this type of strap I found one on Cousins website, not sure whether they do a range of colours. Hirsch used to do them too, try Watchobsession web site.
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    DIY is fine for some, but Iíve had a few sent to me where attempts at battery swaps or regulation have gone wrong.

    Iím happy to do this one but the cost of return postage becomes considerable...
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    I agree, but I fully understand the logic....

    I agree, but I fully understand the logic. Basically, youíre in a no- win situation putting a Rolex up for sale at market value on TZ, itís a relatively small marketplace with a disproportionately...
  21. Agreed, if the pictures are good you can usually...

    Agreed, if the pictures are good you can usually make a judgement but I much prefer having the watch in my hand. Looking at a dial through a magnifier without the glass in place gives an even better...
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    I sold one to Gary Sanderson a couple of years...

    I sold one to Gary Sanderson a couple of years back, got a fair price and v. straightforward to deal with.

    Might be worth having a word with Mike Wood or Alex at Watches of Whitby.
  23. The effect on value and desirability is clearly...

    The effect on value and desirability is clearly impacted differently depending on the scenario, the somewhat dismissive generic term Ďredialí is totally unhelpful and potentially misleading, itís...
  24. Spotting a refinished dial and assessing the...

    Spotting a refinished dial and assessing the quality of the refinishing is difficult from photos. One example is the very fine sunburst finish which was popular on vintage watches which is impossible...
  25. If a new dial supplied from the manufacturer is...

    If a new dial supplied from the manufacturer is fitted that’s a service dial. If a watch gets sent to me and I have a similar dial from a used watch that’s a replacement dial. If the original dial is...
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