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    A resistance foot soldering machine is...

    A resistance foot soldering machine is specifically designed to flash heat the brass without marking the dial, I've done many, many dials over the years and have yet to mark one. Of course that could...
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    Even with a resistance solder machine there's a...

    Even with a resistance solder machine there's a small the risk of discolouring a dial due to heat, I haven't done so to date but it's always a worry!

    Here's a speedy dial I did, new feet had...
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    In cases like these (and assuming the dials are...

    In cases like these (and assuming the dials are still brass!) I usually solder a pair of feet back on.
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    Chris was referencing the more recent Rolex model...

    Chris was referencing the more recent Rolex model dials not touching the case, such as the one OP posted about. Older models dials do indeed touch the case as can be seen from your example.
  5. I'll bet you're glad to be home again Eddie,...

    I'll bet you're glad to be home again Eddie, congratulations :thumbsup:
  6. Years ago before I invested in a dedicated quartz...

    Years ago before I invested in a dedicated quartz movement tester I used to use a £5 ebay multimeter for testing coils.

    By using the correct multimeter setting they will give the same resistance...
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    I believe there were mechanisms in place to...

    I believe there were mechanisms in place to prevent reinvestment into new housing stock which always seemed a ridiculous state of affairs. As I said it wasn’t the sale of housing stock that I...
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    The way it was implemented was an error of...

    The way it was implemented was an error of judgement, not the reasoning behind it. The aging LA housing stock was sold to long term tenants at a discounted price, the issue for me was the income...
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    The Bergeon 6111.

    The Bergeon 6111.
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    I watched that when it was aired and it's the...

    I watched that when it was aired and it's the same as it ever was as far as I can see. My cousin is from a well to do family with good connections (my mother's sister married well), he failed his...
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    Nice job, nicely done! Again the BHI courses are...

    Nice job, nicely done! Again the BHI courses are great and John's a good laugh as well as being as qualified as you can get to teach about watches.

    Is that my old mainspring winders I see on your...
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    My parents just had an ASHP system fitted, works...

    My parents just had an ASHP system fitted, works a treat and about £1600 per annum received in RHI payments for the next 7 years.
  13. I think he may have been by now.

    I think he may have been by now.
  14. On a Saturday night our crowd used to drive up...

    On a Saturday night our crowd used to drive up from Henley to go to the Empire in the 70's, returning home in the early hours. We thought we were ever so sophisticated.
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    I also have a big heavy safe of a similar size to...

    I also have a big heavy safe of a similar size to the above photographed ones although mine was bought brand new, is insurance and fire rated and has a mechanical combination lock. It took three men...
  16. I can't see how the typeface used is a font, each...

    I can't see how the typeface used is a font, each individual letter is different to the others. For instance the U in January, February, June and July are all different, the E's in November and...
  17. ^^^ What he said. Look on the end of the splined...

    ^^^ What he said. Look on the end of the splined shaft and see if there's a threaded hole, if there is then the centre cap on the handle must be able to be removed and you'll find a screw underneath.
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    Get an insurance certified one and get one with a...

    Get an insurance certified one and get one with a combination lock. I'm not a fan of battery powered digital locks.
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    Or get a temporary fix done with dial dots (or...

    Or get a temporary fix done with dial dots (or even have new feet soldered on) until you can afford the Rolex service.
  20. Get it treated. I broke mine without realising it...

    Get it treated. I broke mine without realising it until my doctors informed me about a year later when I went to see him about an unrelated matter, by then it was too late to do anything without...
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    As part of my fitness routine I row 30mins a day,...

    As part of my fitness routine I row 30mins a day, 6 days a week, using a Bodymax Infinity R200 machine. This equates to a distance of approx 5.2k. I've been doing this for quite a few years now.
  22. Earlier this year I was looking for a Cartier...

    Earlier this year I was looking for a Cartier Santos mid size strap for a customer and was quoted about £400 for an original croc grain one from Cartier. In the end the customer agreed that an...
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    It's the intermediate driving wheel.

    It's the intermediate driving wheel.
  24. It was my 8th birthday when they first walked on...

    It was my 8th birthday when they first walked on the moon. Although I was a huge space enthusiast (yes even at that age) and was glued to the TV I was a bit disappointed during the take off and lead...
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    That's the one I use Dave :thumbsup:

    That's the one I use Dave :thumbsup:
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