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    If you can wait a few weeks I will have a look at...

    If you can wait a few weeks I will have a look at it for you with pleasure. Provided the balance swings freely cylinders are usually quite simple to repair. But sadly the tools for making cylinder...
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    Dear Ruggertech, I would love to help you repair...

    Dear Ruggertech,
    I would love to help you repair this old cylinder escapement, but I am up to my ears with repairs right now. Especially coming up to Christmas. I'm surprised walkerwek doesn't want...
  3. Oh well. Only the gods are perfect ! I...

    Oh well. Only the gods are perfect !
    I especially like the rubbed in jewel setting tool. They are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

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  4. That set is gorgeous and looks unused. I bet it...

    That set is gorgeous and looks unused. I bet it was well over 1k new. I should resume going to BHI meetings. There were great bargains at their sales.

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    You never know, maybe some of that stuff stolen...

    You never know, maybe some of that stuff stolen from Dresden might turn up around here !

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  6. Thread: Tiffany

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    She lived in a modest cottage in Tolchenaz near...

    She lived in a modest cottage in Tolchenaz near Lausanne. Until her sad departure.
    When I say modest it's actually quite spacious....
  7. Thread: Tiffany

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    Tiffany

    Most interesting that LVMH have bought Tiffany. Myself and I'm sure several others here have an LVMH account. Tiffany have made some exquisite jewellery and beautiful watches to rival for example...
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    OK. Don't worry about it. Sent from my...

    OK. Don't worry about it.

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    Thank you T, What has become a nice epilogue to...

    Thank you T,
    What has become a nice epilogue to the story is that my friend has just bought herself a Toyota Hybrid and we shall be going for lunch at The Bishops Palace in Wells next week. And I...
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    Yes. Helvetia in house movements. The dials were...

    Yes. Helvetia in house movements. The dials were terrible as the Omega sign was larger than life. Some even said 17 jewels at the 6 mark.

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    Sadly yes. Perhaps though, maybe said in the heat...

    Sadly yes. Perhaps though, maybe said in the heat of the moment.
    This post was meant to be a little Sunday frivolity. Nothing more.

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    Oh no !

    Oh no !
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    Totally true. I make a fair bit from my car boot...

    Totally true. I make a fair bit from my car boot finds but not with every buy. A few weeks ago I bought an old Grundig reel to reel tape recorder. I spent two hours replacing the broken drive belt....
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    Me for one !! It has been spot on since I set it...

    Me for one !! It has been spot on since I set it last night. As for fakes in general, Omega museum bought a few from me that were made in the 70s. With Helvetia Swiss movements. Omega don't seem to...
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    It really saddens me that the old buzzard has no...

    It really saddens me that the old buzzard has no sense of humour. Doesn't he realise laughter is the best medicine and trying to turn a light hearted post into a personal vendetta just shows his...
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    Oh man ! I give up ! You can have the Rolex for...

    Oh man ! I give up ! You can have the Rolex for fifty quid. OK ?

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    Isn't it time you got back into your tomb. It...

    Isn't it time you got back into your tomb. It will be light soon. Haha.

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    'Shows off' 'cheap fake' 'usual style'...This is...

    'Shows off' 'cheap fake' 'usual style'...This is a public forum and I welcome all replies, even from the odd village idiot.

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    Haha. Thanks for making me blow my coffee across...

    Haha. Thanks for making me blow my coffee across the room. I'm still laughing now, but probably will be a dead creature washed up on a beach someday.... The Rolex believe it or not has a proper screw...
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    I'm chuffed to bits OOK, as I managed to get all...

    I'm chuffed to bits OOK, as I managed to get all of today's car boot finds working. The Cinderella watch can go for up to 50.00 on ebay because the case and glass are useful for earlier models such...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/240b0033...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/240b0033f60e935ba853c481d806ec26.jpg

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  22. Thanks for your amazing informative post WG. I...

    Thanks for your amazing informative post WG.
    I must admit, I wasn't expecting the movement to be a block of rust, however you managed to find a better one when I couldn't and paved the way for it's...
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    Raymond Weil. Hairy wrist photo:...

    Raymond Weil. Hairy wrist photo:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191124/588781300c507596a5d344eac5df25c7.jpg
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    I have never needed non magnetic screwdrivers in my life. Tweezers, yes, certainly. But if I did I would make the blades from hardened brass rod, which I am sure would loosen the most stubborn screw....
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    There will be a few more sales around here...

    There will be a few more sales around here weather permitting. Next one at Newton Abbot racecourse is December 15th. A few in Exeter too. Hardy bunch of old outdoor types here !
    Let's hope for that...
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