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  1. Non-watch talk: buying a 323i cabriolet off eBay...pitfalls?

    At 39 I finally got around got passing my test...and Id like a motor. My Dad had a E30 318i years ago when I was growing up and it ended up with a starship mileage. It just went and went. I live in...
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    Disaster struck.. for some reason i can't pull...

    Disaster struck.. for some reason i can't pull the crown all the way out to the setting position...it only comes out as far as the winding position. I really struggled fitting the crown back in.. and...
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    So...i managed to source a '67 5500 Airking off...

    So...i managed to source a '67 5500 Airking off eBay for 1,750 and spent 2.5hrs last night fiddling about switching around the dial and hands...and after much cursing, i think i did an okay-ish job,...
  4. Ah, interesting. i missed that - in my own...

    Ah, interesting. i missed that - in my own thread! so perhaps price changes are ok (phew) but photo changes aren't ? has anyone tried changing a photo?
  5. Coming back to this topic, after a few successful...

    Coming back to this topic, after a few successful sales for 1 last time around... i attempted to list another one under a subsequent 1 offer, but didn't have time to take photos before it expired,...
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    Breguet numerals

    Afternoon all,
    I have become enamoured with Breguet numerals! Could anyone suggest examples of a well-priced manual-wind or automatic vintage dress piece, in any metal (although yellow gold is...
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    Rajen - thank you, you're spot on. The Smiths...

    Rajen - thank you, you're spot on. The Smiths Everest indeed looks smashing, but i'm after a Rolex watch that looks like a 1016 (or a 5500, at a push).
    Your 'Mil Sub' is stunning... and might well...
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    Thanks Draftsmann. I have certainly looked at...

    Thanks Draftsmann. I have certainly looked at 5500s, and thought you're right that they're cheaper... they're still pricey! some of them almost seem to almost match 1016s... hence my desire to make...
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    Creating my own '1016'

    I love the 1016 look.. but i just can't afford it, and while i realize i risk offending people and potentially looking like someone wanting to create a frankenwatch to sell (i'm not, this is just for...
  10. So what are you meant to use for a NATO strap on...

    So what are you meant to use for a NATO strap on a lug without drilled holes?
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    Hi James/all, I finally procured one of these...

    Hi James/all,
    I finally procured one of these and gave it a go yesterday on a Rolex jubilee bracelet - and disaster ensued. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong, but it doesn't seem to have shifted...
  12. I've wondered about these shoulderless bars for a...

    I've wondered about these shoulderless bars for a while now. I had a look through the archives and saw quite a bit of discussion, but i couldn't really find an answer to where you might choose to use...
  13. Nice new two-tone GMT: 16753 'non-Root Beer' with maxi/'non-nipple' dial

    Good afternoon all,
    I thought i would share a new purchase that hasn't been on my shopping list, but i saw at what i thought for a 'good price' at 6.5k - for a 5-digit acrylic vintage sports Rolex!...
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    Sinn is not a bad shout. I have a stock 556i...

    Sinn is not a bad shout. I have a stock 556i somehwere knocking about.
    I thought maybe i need to worry about magnetism, but it seems the magnetic south pole is actually drifting north and is...
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    Wow! Yes, i can take it with me. I'm in...

    Wow! Yes, i can take it with me. I'm in Antarctica for 3d so i can wear it around, although I might opt for something else for the actual race...but reading through the thread, sounds like that...
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    Nice combo! I will have a Garmin Fenix 5+ on my...

    Nice combo! I will have a Garmin Fenix 5+ on my other wrist. The Polar Explorer looks pretty good there, i must say.
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    Howdy! it's the Ice marathon, i.e. the one inland...

    Howdy! it's the Ice marathon, i.e. the one inland rather than on the peninsula. And yes, it was bloody expensive! But i felt it was an incredible opportunity and i'll never get round to doing it if i...
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    I was definitely put firmly back in my box!

    I was definitely put firmly back in my box!
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    some questions on 'modern' Rolex

    afternoon all
    traditionally, i have been a 'vintage' Rolex type of chap, preferring the four/five digit references, both sports and 'dress' (DJ, D, OP) type models.
    but a few of the more modern...
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    Funnily enough, i just bought a Polerouter......

    Funnily enough, i just bought a Polerouter... (posted on the Incoming thread earlier!)
    I fear it's a little too delicate for this mission though.



    Now I like that idea...!
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    A watch for a visit to Antarctica

    Evening all,
    I am lucky enough to be visiting Antarctica this December to run a marathon, and feel i need an appropriate watch to take with me. Is the Rolex Explorer II with Polar dial really the...
  22. Yes, i saw that. I guess referring to 'buy it...

    Yes, i saw that. I guess referring to 'buy it now' items that sit on there months on end don't count (unless they sell in the first sitting)
    It's pretty unclear when actually listing an item that...
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    Afternoon all,
    I see this is as a good opportunity to offload a few pieces without paying the hefty 10% fee (although you still pay the c. 3.4% paypal fee...).
    But i just wanted to double check i'm...
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    I finally procured a Polerouter, from eBay. I...

    I finally procured a Polerouter, from eBay. I just love this piece. i'd have preferred one with slightly larger lume pips, but beggars can't be choosers.
    ...
  25. Spot on - this is precisely what i was getting...

    Spot on - this is precisely what i was getting at. Personally, i think we'd see a lot less Nautiluses, Royal Oaks, perhaps even Hulks (!) flying around and plenty more smaller, independent and/or...
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