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    Perhaps I jinxed it by wearing my Fortis....

    Perhaps I jinxed it by wearing my Fortis. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200528/bb20c804fccf9eb6b12e0fc75a0d457c.jpg
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    The ETA A31.L21 has been used before in other...

    The ETA A31.L21 has been used before in other Longines heritage releases:


    "The ETA A31.L21, in turn, is actually the widely used modular chronograph made up of an ETA 2892 with a Dubois-Depraz...
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    'Bordel' in French literally means 'whorehouse'...

    'Bordel' in French literally means 'whorehouse' and is used colloquially to mean a situation which is 'a shambles'.

    P&C sold me a defective Damasko bracelet and then wouldn't honour the warranty...
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    I don't think they'll even have spare hour...

    I don't think they'll even have spare hour markers, just whole dials, so I doubt that they'd attempt to remove and replace a marker.

    I'd be reasonably confident that they'll be able to the work...
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    You could deal directly with Longines online and...

    You could deal directly with Longines online and ask to have a new dial fitted under warranty. They'll send you a prepaid postage pouch. I highly doubt that they'd attempt to repair the existing dial...
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    Thanks for your detailed response. I hadn't...

    Thanks for your detailed response.

    I hadn't considered whether there could be a defect of some kind. I do wonder about NOS watches as in my mind, there's always question mark over why they weren't...
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    I'm as certain as I can be - I manually wound it...

    I'm as certain as I can be - I manually wound it when it arrived before putting it on the wrist. I've also taken it off for a couple of days to see how long it ran for, before stopping. Then I fully...
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    I'll see what he comes back with. Thanks for...

    I'll see what he comes back with.

    Thanks for reading my long post. I didn't want to leave anything out.

    I know that one of our members, Paul AKA Walterwerk, likes to actually wear customer's...
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    Service query - timegrapher vs real world?

    Hi

    I need some advice, ideally from someone with experience in servicing watches.

    I've just had a new old stock watch serviced with a lemania 5100 movement. The watchmaker's timegrapher shows a...
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    My DC56 Si was my favourite watch and I've bought...

    My DC56 Si was my favourite watch and I've bought half a dozen watches since and been unable to replace it, such was the niche it fulfilled.

    Given multiple the faults including erratic...
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    Whilst there have been Damasko cases that rusted...

    Whilst there have been Damasko cases that rusted / pitted without having the bracelet, I think the bracelet does complicate things.

    The endlink fit with the case is very flush leaving almost no...
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    Leather is the way to go with a Damasko. I've...

    Leather is the way to go with a Damasko.

    I've handled a couple of bracelet models in W Hammond (Jura Leeds) and I wouldn't have bought any of them as they had shiny marks on the bracelet links...
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    For me the biggest surprise wasn't that their...

    For me the biggest surprise wasn't that their proprietary technology can go wrong, it was their customer and retailer treatment; they put the customer and retailer, in an impossible position by how...
  14. I wonder if the whole bracelet is counterfeit or...

    I wonder if the whole bracelet is counterfeit or whether it's a mixture of parts - they say its 'not of their manufacture' but some bits of it might be genuine, e.g. clasp added to aftermarket...
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    The rust is definitely a thing. It can affect any...

    The rust is definitely a thing. It can affect any parts made from their proprietary ice hardened steel. With my watch, a faulty bracelet set the ball rolling, though Damasko were adamant throughout...
  16. You don't want to hear this, I wasn't there and I...

    You don't want to hear this, I wasn't there and I don't know what speed you were doing, but if your concern is losing your no claims bonus, this could have been significantly worse.

    You'll need...
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    Damasko usually provide a suitable Damasko...

    Damasko usually provide a suitable Damasko branded tool with the bracelet - see their website. Though I don't think it's a special size or anything and small torx screw drivers are easy to find - I...
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    The seller seems to be trying too hard to make...

    The seller seems to be trying too hard to make the watch look legitimate i.e. recently serviced, full set of paperwork, meeting in a police station etc. Where serial numbers don't match and paperwork...
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    Without tracking you're exposed - years ago, I...

    Without tracking you're exposed - years ago, I had parcels (sent from a family member) stolen by Royal Mail staff from the local depot. A later investigation uncovered the internal fraud, but there...
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    For a 'proper job', it'd need to go back to Seiko...

    For a 'proper job', it'd need to go back to Seiko in Japan for a refurb with 'zaratsu' polishing.

    You'll be charged for a service and refinish (as they won't refinish without the service) ,...
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    Yep - but only in so far as it's no more refined...

    Yep - but only in so far as it's no more refined than a base Valjoux 7750 with the rotor winding in one direction and spinning freely in the other, where there's a perceivable 'wobble' on the wrist. ...
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    I suspect it's because they wanted to properly...

    I suspect it's because they wanted to properly delete both the date complication and the 12-hour chrono register and it was more cost effective to outsource with a Dubois Dépraz module, than to...
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    They're closely priced, but I think the Longines...

    They're closely priced, but I think the Longines BigEye is better value for the money, though I may be biased as I own one

    I haven't held the Hamilton, but Improvements that Longines appears to...
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    There isn't a lot of friction between the pins...

    There isn't a lot of friction between the pins and collars and they can only be sized a couple of times before they start to wander out. Ideally replace them, but as a bodge, bend the pin a little -...
  25. Thread: Jura Watches, Fail

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    Despite their Internet presence, they're not a...

    Despite their Internet presence, they're not a pure ecommerce outfit. They have retail branches and their website is an extension of that.

    They're not the quickest at responding to enquiries on a...
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