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    OK, how much would YOU charge to underwrite the...

    OK, how much would YOU charge to underwrite the risk of someone driving for 12 months? Bear mind the potential for personal injury claims, if a young person is seriously injured and unable to work...
  2. Cannot thinkif a worse thing to do to a decent...

    Cannot thinkif a worse thing to do to a decent car, looks absolutely horrible. Donít waste your money!
  3. Best advice I can give is to trust Steve to make...

    Best advice I can give is to trust Steve to make it right, heíll be more pissed off than you are. Be careful not to give the impression that youíre undermining his judgement, just let him get on with...
  4. I assume the spring has failed shortly after...

    I assume the spring has failed shortly after fitting?

    Ever heard of the bathtub curve, a plot of reliability vs time? It follows the shape of a bathtub, hence the name. A new component is...
  5. Depends on the watch. Swapping the mainspring on...

    Depends on the watch. Swapping the mainspring on an ETA 2824 or similar is straightforward, barrel bridge comes off, barrel comes out, train wheels and escapement don't get disturbed. If it's a...
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    One of the two Damasko dealers messed me around...

    One of the two Damasko dealers messed me around big- style in 2007 on a watch deal, took an afternoon off work to meet him and he never showed up! The watch I was hoping to buy had already been sold...
  7. Agree with above comments, you have to get the...

    Agree with above comments, you have to get the watch fully wound. You either do that by hand-winding (at least 60 twists) or by being extremely active. You're making an assumption that the watch...
  8. A couple of points to clarify: What size is...

    A couple of points to clarify:

    What size is it? I'm almost certain its the smaller 35-36mm, I have a bimetal full-size that's approx. 39mm, based on the position of the date window (closer to the...
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    Machine Mart have an extensive range, they sell...

    Machine Mart have an extensive range, they sell one similar to what I owned 25+ years ago ( 1.5hp, 7.5cfm, 25 litre tank) for not much more than £100. 50 litre tank is better, so is a bigger motor...
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    Find a trade outlet that specialise in automotive...

    Find a trade outlet that specialise in automotive paints, you may gave to drive a few miles to find one but they should be able to mix whatever you ask for. The aerosol cans have better nozzles too,...
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    Can someone enlighten me, what do these additives...

    Can someone enlighten me, what do these additives do? I run a Diesel Jag XF 3.0 thatís 11 years old and runs as sweet as a nut.........am I missing a trick?
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    OK, let me tell you why some watches perform to 2...

    OK, let me tell you why some watches perform to 2 secs/ day and some only do 10 secs/ day, forget about the horological differences, itís all down to how well regulated the watch is. Trust me, I...
  13. If the watch was fixed and you were confident it...

    If the watch was fixed and you were confident it had been fixed correctly, surely you could enjoy it and put the back story behind you? Theyíre a collection of parts, provided the last monkey to...
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    My sister's had Parkinsons for approx. 8 years,...

    My sister's had Parkinsons for approx. 8 years, she's deteriorated over the past 2 years and she's virtually wheelchair-bound following two falls which caused a broken hip and broken femour, with the...
  15. I find this hard to understand, the OP wanted the...

    I find this hard to understand, the OP wanted the watch so I assume that hasn’t changed, a refund leaves him without the watch he wants! If the watch gets fixed properly it’ll be fine, a watch is a...
  16. There's clearly an issue with this watch, sounds...

    There's clearly an issue with this watch, sounds like it needs a bit more than regulating. It should be obvious to the service folks, put it on a timegrapher and check in all positions, find it what...
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    White gold is a lot Ďwhiterí than yellow gold, but still needs rhodium plating to give the finish. Rhodium plating wears through quite easily and if the base gold us yellow itíll show through. I had...
  18. Damage to the lugs is the killer on this, unless...

    Damage to the lugs is the killer on this, unless Iím misinterpreting the pics that would need laser welding and the whole case refinished to make it match. Originality then goes out of the window...
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    Will having this info influence your decision to...

    Will having this info influence your decision to buy?

    The likelihood is that itíll keep time to within a couple of secs/day provided itís regulated correctly and you keep it in a high enough...
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    Genuinely laughed out loud at this analogy! ...

    Genuinely laughed out loud at this analogy!

    Trying to recapture past experiences is risky, sometimes it works but often it doesnít and the fond memories end up sullied.
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    Unusual for an automatic mainspring to fail after...

    Unusual for an automatic mainspring to fail after such a short time. The mainspring and barrel could be replaced without fully stripping the movement.
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    Totally naff, but some bell- ends will buy them.

    Totally naff, but some bell- ends will buy them.
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    The best advice on this thread by a long way. ...

    The best advice on this thread by a long way.

    Buying and selling houses in England can be a fraught business, people can behave in very strange ways when involved in house deals. If the buyer...
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    By coincidence I`ve just had a similar situation...

    By coincidence I`ve just had a similar situation with old style £20 notes (English ones, not those Jocko Groats). I found a £20 note folded up in a trouser pocket, probably been there a couple of...
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    Well done you.....what do you want, a Scooby...

    Well done you.....what do you want, a Scooby snack??
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