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  1. I was being flippant with the last comment, the...

    I was being flippant with the last comment, the money doesnít really matter. In hindsight getting married in it was a mistake.....the choice of watch not the marriage!
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    Stick at it till you reach 55, donít fall into the Ďgrass is greenerí trap.
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    At the risk of sounding sentimental Iíve got some nice aluminium cooking pots that Iím quite attached to.......sad but true!
  4. Nah.....I got married in it and (more...

    Nah.....I got married in it and (more importantly) its going up in value so I guess itíll stay where it is.
  5. As a confirmed vintage fan the price /...

    As a confirmed vintage fan the price / availability of new watch models doesnít affect me directly, but until recently I had a mixture of old and newer watches and was keen to own a couple of the...
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    I have a similar decision to make, Iím on the verge of having my kitchen refurbished and the choice of hob has yet to be agreed. Traditionally I prefer gas for the hob and electric for the oven but...
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    I have to smile when folks refer to Ďresidual valueí when discussing watches, there was a time when folks bought watches because they liked them and planned to keep them. Nowadays some folks seem to...
  8. Maybe the answer is to stop wanting? I jumped...

    Maybe the answer is to stop wanting?

    I jumped off the Rolex roundabout a long while ago and I donít miss it, owning a Ďdesirableí Rolex doesnít improve your life and I doubt whether it endears...
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    Agreed. House buying and selling can be a messy...

    Agreed. House buying and selling can be a messy business, I was in a similar position as a seller last year, Iíd agreed to accept an offer but subsequently received a better offer from someone who...
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    Fine wet and dry paper wrapped around a small...

    Fine wet and dry paper wrapped around a small flat rubber block is the best way to restore an acrylic crystal, work along the length of deep scratches and always keep the paper wet. Mask the watch...
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    Demagnetising is the first thing to try, but...

    Demagnetising is the first thing to try, but there are several other reasons for a watch to run 1 min/ day fast. Find someone local who can put it on a timegrapher and see whatís going on. Ideally,...
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    Are you sure you 'killed them' or did they just...

    Are you sure you 'killed them' or did they just reach a stage where they needed servicing?

    Storing watches on a watchwinder is the only way I know of causing accelerated wear to certain parts,...
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    I`ve got one of these too, a 1967 Seamaster...

    I`ve got one of these too, a 1967 Seamaster DeVille in 9ct gold, took ages to find a nice one.
    https://i.postimg.cc/43JmWCfN/DSCN5986.jpg[/url
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    If you're gonna do vintage, do it right, no...

    If you're gonna do vintage, do it right, no scruffy tat in my collection.

    1969 cal 752 Dynamic
    https://i.postimg.cc/Z5XT21xh/DSCN7644.jpg

    1962 18ct cal 562 Seamaster...
  15. As a child in the 60s I was obsessed with space...

    As a child in the 60s I was obsessed with space exploration, I was 11 when the first moonwalk happened in ‘69 and I remember it well. There was a sense of anticlimax afterwards and I don’t think...
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    I find it incredible that the buyer, who...

    I find it incredible that the buyer, who subsequently sold the watch on, mis- described the watch as automatic. Canít see how heís got any chance of returning the watch to the original seller (the...
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    I own a 1986 bimetal Datejust thatís hardly ever been worn, I bought it from the original owner who claimed heíd only worn it a dozen times, hard to believe but the condition supports this and I...
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    HS2 is more about capacity than speed. Maybe...

    HS2 is more about capacity than speed.

    Maybe the working from home revolution will change the demand for rail capacity radically?
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    Around 2hrs 8mins.

    Around 2hrs 8mins.
  20. I just can’t see the value in this watch unless...

    I just can’t see the value in this watch unless you have a period correct dial, bezel and handset kicking around.

    Restoring it with service replacement items defeats the object, totally wrong way...
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    Make that five! I usually spend one weekend/...

    Make that five!

    I usually spend one weekend/ year in London and thatís enough for me. Always enjoyed the watch shops although the loss of Austin Kaye means that won't be the same anymore. I can't...
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    I think Simon Freese specialises in vintage stuff...

    I think Simon Freese specialises in vintage stuff thesedays but I`m sure he could sort this. However, if Jammt79 has offered I`d take him up on it, he's got access to Omega parts and he's...
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    Stand by my previous comments, canít see how this can possibly be worth buying, itís a tired old watch lacking dial, hands and bezel.

    If you really want a cal 321 model either pay top money for a...
  24. Interesting article, although I’m not a Hodinkee...

    Interesting article, although I’m not a Hodinkee fan. The obsession with originality has gone way too far in my opinion, this was written in 2016 and it’s debatable whether such articles inform or...
  25. A quick look inside would tell us all a lot more...

    A quick look inside would tell us all a lot more about this one, there really isn`t much to go on from the picture!

    I know little about Speedmaster fakes, I don`t get involved with the vintage...
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