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    Ok, lets assume the wearer isn't very active and...

    Ok, lets assume the wearer isn't very active and over an 8 hr period only puts 20% power reserve back into the watch (approx. 8rs running). If the watch is fully wound by hand, then worn for 8hrs...
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    If the watch us hand wound fully (approx 60...

    If the watch us hand wound fully (approx 60 twists of the crown) thereís a fair chance the amount of wear will keep it running, it depends how active the OP is whilst wearing it.

    Without getting...
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    1967 Omega for me today, been wearing it for the...

    1967 Omega for me today, been wearing it for the last 3 weeks when not using the trusty Casio F91W beater for DIY stuff.

    Bought this one in 2019, gave it a light dose of refinishing, a new crystal...
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    Either use preservative once/year or paint with a...

    Either use preservative once/year or paint with a water-repellent paint that will allow the wood to breathe. I`ve just restored and painted a summer house that was looking the worse for wear and...
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    Another one with the wrong car for the job. ...

    Another one with the wrong car for the job.

    Laws of physics havenít changed, front heel drive and skinny tyres are the best combination in snow and slush.

    If I needed to drive in winter I...
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    Maybe you just own the wrong vehicle?

    Maybe you just own the wrong vehicle?
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    Not on any Omega I`ve ever seen!

    Not on any Omega I`ve ever seen!
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    I bought an aftermarket Omega insert from Cousins...

    I bought an aftermarket Omega insert from Cousins when they first became available approx. 4 years ago.

    I don`t know where the 'sticky tape; stories are coming from but Omega bezel inserts are...
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    Iím coming around to the need to change, but the whole world needs to move in the same direction and I donít see an easy way to do that. China and the USA spring to mind; unless the large CO2 -...
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    Iím starting to ask the same question. Producing Ďgreení electricity on a huge scale would solve all the problems.

    Maybe the way forward is a combination of heat pumps (supplemented by...
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    Hadn't realised that the bezel (and presumably...

    Hadn't realised that the bezel (and presumably the bezel click spring) were still present.

    The after-market bezel inserts won't match the quality of the original but anything's better than...
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    I think you need to check the watch rigorously to...

    I think you need to check the watch rigorously to eliminate this. Keep the watch running for several days and check the performance against a reliable source, an analogue quartz watch is ideal...
  13. Feeling very smug reading all this crap about on-...

    Feeling very smug reading all this crap about on- street parking and not having a driveway, I couldn't tolerate that.

    My humble abode in a small down to earth northern town has an 80 foot garden...
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    The watch needs a new glass, replacement bezel...

    The watch needs a new glass, replacement bezel and click spring, plus a dose of refinishing. Suggest you ask someone with an Omega parts account if they can help. Duncan Potter (Genesis) is the guy...
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    Iíve just spent £2600 on a new Worcester combi boiler to replace the faulty old one in the bungalow when I moved in last November. Itís been re- sited to the loft to free up kitchen space and that...
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    Doesn't explain the disparity between minute hand...

    Doesn't explain the disparity between minute hand and seconds hand.
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    If the seconds hand is telling correct time I...

    If the seconds hand is telling correct time I hardly think that's random behaviour!

    Accepting an error of +/- 2 secs that's still a 1 in 15 chance so the watch is defying the odds.......because...
  18. Can’t see how parking places can be designated...

    Can’t see how parking places can be designated for electric vehicles only.

    Owning an electric vehicle without your own off- road parking space and charger seems flawed to me.
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    When people post a question like this it would be...

    When people post a question like this it would be far more helpful if they stated the age and model of watch, it puzzles my why they donít.

    I could spend time typing a detailed reply but without...
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    Just ignore him, I do! Regarding your...

    Just ignore him, I do!

    Regarding your question, it depends what you mean by vintage. The 60s and early 70s mechanical movements were were good, but given the age its the condition of the example...
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    At my last house I had a minor problem with black...

    At my last house I had a minor problem with black mould in one spot on the bathroom ceiling, midway down an outside wall at the point where the ceiling and wall met. It seemed odd that it was in one...
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    I own 19 watches with a date function so I guess...

    I own 19 watches with a date function so I guess my chances of picking one thatís telling the correct date is 19/30.

    When I post a watch I always fully wind it and set the date and time, when it...
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    The technology's available to produce a really...

    The technology's available to produce a really 'smart' watchwinder with a built-in timegrapher function. This would control the watch to a set amplitude and could be programmed to always leave the...
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    +1.........Santa's carbon footprint is huge!

    +1.........Santa's carbon footprint is huge!
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    I fully agree with the sentiments, toddlers and...

    I fully agree with the sentiments, toddlers and young kids end up knee- deep in plastic toys at Christmas and eventually most will end up in land- fill. All environmental concerns go out if the...
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