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  1. My favourite 7750 (that I currently own) is the...

    My favourite 7750 (that I currently own) is the Heuer Pasadena, to the extent that I have 3 of them. I previously had an IWC GST (titanium) and regret letting it go.
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    Thanks. I enjoyed that. Iím from the same era and the world felt a safer place.
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    I havenít read the whole thread and this may already been discussed, so apologies in advance. I live in Northern Ireland where the electricity sectors of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland...
  4. I wish you both all the best at this difficult...

    I wish you both all the best at this difficult time.
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    I also was 13

    I also was 13
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    Bosch, Siemens and Neff are all part of the same...

    Bosch, Siemens and Neff are all part of the same (BSH) group so best considered as a range spanning all price points.
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    Beat me to it. And very nice they are too.

    Beat me to it. And very nice they are too.
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    Ouch.

    Ouch.
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    You might be better seeking advice on a...

    You might be better seeking advice on a Seiko/Citizen forum, such as The Watch Site.
    I think the answer is that itís a fairly straightforward swap but the date wheel may be misaligned. Apparently...
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    I was keeping an eye on this thread as Iíve a couple that would benefit from similar treatment. Great result Celia and very pleased for you. Damaging a previously pristine watch is bad enough but a...
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    I donít think Paul is too keen on servicing Omegas now as parts arenít available to him. What about Simon Freese?
  12. Use a drill, then a Dremel to cut a slot in the...

    Use a drill, then a Dremel to cut a slot in the outer and split it with a chisel, to expose the nut underneath. Next bin all the dopey Jaguar nuts.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9DU2sgW6Gw...
  13. Thread: Guess where

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    Quay St Manitowoc. Not too far from Oshkosk.

    Quay St Manitowoc.
    Not too far from Oshkosk.
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    Not commenting on the OPís watch but just to say that the printing of some genuine Heuer dials is not consistent. For example, one version of the Pasadena dials were originally a non branded dial...
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    My Orfina PD 7176s chrono (civilian version) is...

    My Orfina PD 7176s chrono (civilian version) is currently undergoing a total rebuild following extensive water damage, but I also have a 7177 (military version) so looking forward to having the pair....
  16. Thread: rolex sub

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    And my 2254.50 wonít have lost anything either.

    I was actually thinking more about walking into a Rolex AD and being given the choice of a Sub, an LV, or both for that matter, available next week...
  17. Thread: rolex sub

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    Haven’t times changed?? Apologies for ‘bumping’...

    Haven’t times changed??
    Apologies for ‘bumping’ a thread from over a decade ago but I was just looking to see if this member was still active - apparently not. I had a face-to-face meet and bought...
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    There was a thread on the forum recently (a...

    There was a thread on the forum recently (a couple of months ago) suggesting that Omega were now routinely fitting a new, complete bezel to the ĎBondí Seamasters, FOC, as part of a service. If this...
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    Unless hands are fully lumed, like the Heuer...

    Unless hands are fully lumed, like the Heuer Pasadena, Orfina PD chrono etc. there will not be metal behind the lume. The lume material is applied from the rear, bridging across an open slit or wider...
  20. Thread: Sub alternatives

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    Another vote for a 2254.50. I have one and really...

    Another vote for a 2254.50. I have one and really love it.
    I have to admit that I have absolutely no interest at all in current/recent (chunky) Submariners so there are a lot of watches that I...
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    Yes, very underrated. I sold mine in response to...

    Yes, very underrated. I sold mine in response to a WTB - a minter, complete with everything from new, bracelet, strap, pencil holder box, leaflet etc. the complete kit.
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    I have a Forstner flat link on a Speedmaster and...

    I have a Forstner flat link on a Speedmaster and think itís great. Another good and cost effective option is a mesh bracelet, ideally the type without Ďendsí, similar to the original Omega style....
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    Excellent choice. IMO, as time goes on, this...

    Excellent choice. IMO, as time goes on, this early version will be increasingly seen as the classic Bond Seamaster. Enjoy it.
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    Totally understand. It looks to be a really nice...

    Totally understand. It looks to be a really nice watch and would be almost impossible to restore.
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    I have one, late Ď99/early 2020, and no issues at all. Fantastic watch. Go for it.
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