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  1. Thread: Micro brands

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    Luck clearly plays a part (it shouldnt), like you...

    Luck clearly plays a part (it shouldnt), like you ive had countless watches with NH movements and none (no exaggeration) has failed to disappoint and to the comment about regulation, these arent easy...
  2. Thread: Micro brands

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    I agree with this, my experience with NH35's...

    I agree with this, my experience with NH35's hasnt been good (no reliability issues just rubbish regulation and beat error) and Miyota which is the popular alternative isnt much if at all better -...
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    its a fine looking piece but as others state you...

    its a fine looking piece but as others state you should wear it unless its meant as an investment - you could hide it away on your wrist with protection such as with one of these
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    CW dropping name from dials

    Just received this months Loupe magazine and from the launch of their new Aquataine models onwards they will drop the Christopher Ward name from the dial - will be running with the twin flag logo...
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    The challenge you will have is time - you said...

    The challenge you will have is time - you said you bought it from Ebay last month, the longer you ponder making a claim the weaker you become. I cant recall the timescales but they arent infinite and...
  6. count yourself lucky then

    count yourself lucky then
  7. the220watchcompany - Jared Steadman & Ross Davis Hamtun Watches - beware

    As we all know Kickstarter can be a den of thieves and villains but also offers some ways to have early and lower cost access to innovative products so its a risk reward balance. I, like a large...
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    Decent watch battery seller found

    These guys https://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/index.htm may not be new to many of you but when searching for a 3v lithium cell for a recently acquired Seiko perpetual calendar I came across them...
  9. As already intimated, Darius was the watchmaker...

    As already intimated, Darius was the watchmaker who assembled and regulated/service the Marine Chronometers. I met him when viewing the watch prior to buying back in 2018 and he is a decent bloke who...
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    This happened to me 15 years ago with NFU, I bit...

    This happened to me 15 years ago with NFU, I bit the bullet and had a safe fitted. I then moved house, left the old safe behind and had a larger one with higher rating installed in the new place. It...
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    My 99.1's (Ive had three) were all within a sec...

    My 99.1's (Ive had three) were all within a sec or two a day - Dirk wouldn't send a watch out if it was this poor and like other think you need to wind it properly to get some real data points. ...
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    I treat them as a discounting seller and caveat...

    I treat them as a discounting seller and caveat emptor applies for this reason - in my experience they consistently quote delivery times that are not met, they screw up on admin associated paperwork...
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    I treat them as a discounting seller and caveat...

    I treat them as a discounting seller and caveat emptor applies for this reason - in my experience they consistently quote delivery times that are not met, they screw up on admin associated paperwork...
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    Good decision - for the money they are worth it....

    Good decision - for the money they are worth it. You can also try an alternative bracelet if the clasp bothers you, strapcode and maybe uncle Seiko. Check the indexes on the dial when the watch...
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    No knocking the movement from me, it is what it...

    No knocking the movement from me, it is what it is; Seiko however do get negative criticism for charging a comparative premium for a watch that could perform much better if regulated like these small...
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    Seiko NH35 performance

    Ive just taken delivery of a Seastern "Doxa" that uses the NH35. I have a generally low expectation for all Seiko automatic movements, you never really know what you will get in terms of rate/day and...
  17. I ordered an accutron late last year from Jura,...

    I ordered an accutron late last year from Jura, two week leadtime turned into three months and on arrival it was very underwhelming, nothing like worth the money being asked for (and since in their...
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    I bought a very early first gen SH21 - movement...

    I bought a very early first gen SH21 - movement was perfect, superb time keeper but didnt take to the watch so sold it. I replaced it with their SH21 based diver, that wasnt so hot with its time...
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    David, many years back before I became unsociable...

    David, many years back before I became unsociable and cynical I fell for a con-merchant on Gumtree - it related to a Rolex purchase and my checks on his authenticity plus his professionalism as a...
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    I accepted an offer on Friday for 2k, posted on Friday, had confirmation that it was received by the Ebay watch guys this morning and now confirmation that its "authentic"..whew! :sneakiness: and is...
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    I sold a used one back in January on Ebay for...

    I sold a used one back in January on Ebay for around 240, as you say prices everywhere, chrono24 worth a look, i bought the one that I then sold on Ebay from there...
  22. Thread: Yema GMT

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    I havent had the GMT but tried two superman a...

    I havent had the GMT but tried two superman a year or so back, one had the inhouse movement which ran fine and they arent particularly sophisticated and my guess is will be reliable. The problem I...
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    Try contacting Sinn, they usually reply fairly...

    Try contacting Sinn, they usually reply fairly quickly but unless their policy has changed they do apply hefty delivery charges plus now of course there is duty etc, my estimate would be that all in...
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    Yes, two actually, quite far apart in age and...

    Yes, two actually, quite far apart in age and style both steel and both are really very good pieces of kit. And last time around I changed the battery myself but next time Il let Rolex do it.
    Keith
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    I mentioned the US situation and she was clear...

    I mentioned the US situation and she was clear that its changed in the UK, one way to find out is to call and ask them.
    Keith
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