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    An excellent write-up, a v. useful post. I bought...

    An excellent write-up, a v. useful post. I bought an 1171 back in 2015 for a SM 300 I built from parts and I wasn't impressed with the quality, so its no surprise that the Uncle Seiko offering is...
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    Are you sure thereís no knifing point? It should be opposite the crown or at either end. Suggest you hold the watch in a thick cloth to avoid cutting fingers if the blade slips. Aim to press the...
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    One of the bracelets can use a half- link from...

    One of the bracelets can use a half- link from the Omega 1610/930 bracelet, fitted to the 2254.50 Seamaster pro from ca1996-2010. By using two half- links together a fine degree of adjustment is...
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    Good advice, or buy a modern used one thatís still in the first flush of youth. Not enough difference between the later versions and the older stuff to justify paying a premium for a 30+yr old watch....
  5. Whether its rare or not, it looks like a scruffy...

    Whether its rare or not, it looks like a scruffy old watch to me and it holds zero appeal. I’m a big fan of vintage watches and I own some nice ones, but I’ve never seen the appeal of old Subs or...
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    Trying to remove your own tyres and repair a...

    Trying to remove your own tyres and repair a puncture yourself makes as much sense as trying to fill your own teeth.

    Many years ago I watched someone struggle to remove a 560/13 cross- ply tyre...
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    Left- hand threaded screws usually have the...

    Left- hand threaded screws usually have the marked, but not always. You can work out which way a crown- wheel screw turns to loosen, its the opposite direction to the direction in which the crown...
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    We look after stepdaughters Labrador, her husband...

    We look after stepdaughters Labrador, her husband works shifts so we donít always have the dog, but he spends a lot of time with us and its fair to say he has two homes. They got him as a puppy and...
  9. The problem with using anything soft is the risk...

    The problem with using anything soft is the risk of overlapping onto the brushed/grained area around the edges. A harder backing is far more effective at removing scratches whilst taking the absolute...
  10. No. I’ve explained this many times over the...

    No.

    I’ve explained this many times over the years, I could spend another 20 mins typing, only to see my post disappear and be lost without trace. Life’s too short!

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    Hairline scratches can...
  11. I sent the OP a very detailed post ( via PM) on...

    I sent the OP a very detailed post ( via PM) on how to refinish the polished sides himself. As Iíve stated many times, it isnít rocket science but you do need to understand what youíre doing, a piece...
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    That's a bad spot to damage a watch, that can`t...

    That's a bad spot to damage a watch, that can`t be fixed without removing metal and thinning the lug which wouldn't be acceptable on something like this. Laser welding would fix this but it won`t be...
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    An obvious question but Iíll ask it: have spoken to the guy about it? Iíd at least give him chance to explain why heís missed payment. There are ways and means to have these conversations, ideally...
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    Do you expect Brendan to have taken a photo at...

    Do you expect Brendan to have taken a photo at every stage? If repairers did that theyíd spend more time taking pics than building watches! In my case I only takes pics of movements to help...
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    Surprised Duncan (Genesis) has turned this down,...

    Surprised Duncan (Genesis) has turned this down, unless the case is suffering from crevice corrosion around the glass seal and caseback I canít see why there should be a problem, heís got an Omega...
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    House-buying and selling is definitely stressful,...

    House-buying and selling is definitely stressful, especially during the current of uncertainty regarding the bloody virus.

    I've agreed a sale on my house, I`m very confident the buyer will come...
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    Doing watch work in a shed isnít a good idea, a clean environment with minimal dust and dirt is a must. Working on a tray is a good way to avoid losing parts or screws, but it can still happen....
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    Try again to find it. Use a magnet, or a...

    Try again to find it. Use a magnet, or a handkerchief around the end of a vacuum cleaner hose. Both methods work, trust me.
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    +1, I was thinking along similar lines yesterday....

    +1, I was thinking along similar lines yesterday. The fashion/ trend for SUVs is something I find hard to understand, especially the 4 wheel drive things, theyíre no more practical than a decent...
  20. Work on overcoming your size aversion and start...

    Work on overcoming your size aversion and start to appreciate smaller (34-35mm) watches, then the world of vintage is your oyster.
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    +1, why didnít he simply show the watch and explain the background?.......strange behaviour!
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    The Cousins chair isn`t suitable for a normal...

    The Cousins chair isn`t suitable for a normal desk!

    A watchmakers bench is around 39" high compared to around 30" for a typical desk. I use a draughtsmans chair for the watch bench, it has the...
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    I think the old ones looked OK, but if I was to...

    I think the old ones looked OK, but if I was to change I`d go for the length of the old minute and second hands but with the extra girth......if that makes sense!
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    At the risk of tempting fate, I`ve got a sale...

    At the risk of tempting fate, I`ve got a sale agreed on my house after 8 weeks on the market. Ironically it's the buyer who saw it the first weekend it was for sale, she's now got a sale on her own...
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    The magnetic compass trick may show whether the...

    The magnetic compass trick may show whether the case is magnetised, but the real problem is the hairspring being magnetised and a compass wonít pick this up.
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