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    Iíve used a Robby on a U1 on the sea and it as fine. Donít understand the depth rating though, wet is wet isnít it?!


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    Iíd make sure you charge it until it indicates Ďhighí then charge it a few days more! ĎHighí indicates itís reached its top third of charge, it takes a bit more to actually fully charge. Once youíve...
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    This comes up time and again in relation to solar...

    This comes up time and again in relation to solar G shocks. Basically, never leave them in a drawer for a year - the battery will completely drain and thereís a good chance itís now dead and the...
  4. I contacted my AD this morning. I went on their...

    I contacted my AD this morning. I went on their website, ordered a limited edition watch and itíll be here within 1-2 working days. Good old Casio.co.uk! AD? Theyíre called shops, and if they donít...
  5. Thread: rolex /panerai

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    Sell the watch you donít wear. And as for heirlooms, how many kids today will wear their dads watch in 30 years time? Theyíll be impossible/ruinously expensive to service, value will make them...
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    I think these have the charm of a 60ís Datejust. Much nicer than the modern Rolex equivalent imho. And I prefer the steel and blue although frankly both options are lovely


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    If you look at where they clip together itís very easy to adjust with pliers and a small piece of fabric so you donít scratch the metal. Iíve had a few 5513ís and 14060Mís (back when they were about...
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    Wear it, take it on and off a few times and the...

    Wear it, take it on and off a few times and the clasp will loosen. Itís not a high tech item, just stamped metal.


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    Iím certain this farce will change. After 30 years buying and selling Rolex watches itís all very cyclical. Shame it also feels cynical.


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    The GA800 is a fantastic Ana-Digi - brilliant...

    The GA800 is a fantastic Ana-Digi - brilliant backlight on both the dial and the digital display - which on the positive display version is very clear and easy to read. One touch stopwatch, the hands...
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    I was given one as a gift about 30 years ago,...

    I was given one as a gift about 30 years ago, replaced literally every part with the exception of the clip and end cap. The last time the barrel split, I had some ludicrous quote in the £100ís and on...
  12. Thread: Kerbed alloy

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    Black alloys = accident waiting to happen imho....

    Black alloys = accident waiting to happen imho. Must be a lovely little earner for car coís. My wife totalled an alloy when sneezing hard whilst going round a corner in central London - to be fair it...
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    I think the wristwatch market has Ďjumped the sharkí over the last few years, with companies now trying to create Ďspecialí watches where in the past swings in taste and fashion over the years...
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    I do find this forum a bit odd nowadays. All this...

    I do find this forum a bit odd nowadays. All this talk of Ďcars and watches go togetherí has nothing to do with watches and more to do with significant displays of wealth, aka willy waving. If you...
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    If itís a known issue, surely Rolex will cover the cost to fix it - even though it took longer to go Ďpopí I reckon they will if itís one of the movements that hasnít had a fix


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  16. Thread: Ta ta folks

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    Good luck for the future. This place ainít what it used to be sadly


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    Basically the handbrake disengages as you reach...

    Basically the handbrake disengages as you reach the clutch bite point, then thereís a few seconds of Ďhill holdí if you hesitate - otherwise youíre off just like a Ďnormalí handbrake. My wife really...
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    I have a 2016 Volvo that thankfully doesnít have one of these thief -friendly keys, but it has a daft Ďstick the fob in a hole on the dash, press a start button, electric handbrake releases as you...
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    Apple Watch Sent from my iPhone using...

    Apple Watch


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    Like I said - I have to admit I thought this was...

    Like I said - I have to admit I thought this was well known?


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    When commuting by motorbike through central...

    When commuting by motorbike through central London I used to rev loudly to stop cretins gazing into their mobile phones from walking out right in front of me. Silent cars and bikes will mean carnage ...
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    I have a special edition Casio Frogman that...

    I have a special edition Casio Frogman that apparently meets the standard, but I still occasionally struggle to read it, sat somewhere vaguely dingy like the car on a cloudy day. How it passed the...
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    The watch looks like a microbrand version of a...

    The watch looks like a microbrand version of a Seamaster imho. And as for Craig as Bond - well, as others have said he does actually look like he could give someone a good kicking. Pierce Brosnan...
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    As an aside, I recently bought a low mileage 4...

    As an aside, I recently bought a low mileage 4 year old Golf as a second car and - in comparison to my other more modern Volvo - Iím really enjoying the action of actually inserting and turning a key...
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    Isnít there usually a Mr M Hunt available in this kind of situation for schoolboy humour purposes? [emoji6]


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