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    which watch goes with a hornback strap.

    Hi, I have a number of fairly small art deco style watches. Whether oblong or round they are not larger than about 35mm. I came across several Vietnam strap makers on ebay charging in the region of...
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    removing tarnish

    Hi, I have a rectangular vintage Seiko which I had electroplated in the UK about 4 years ago. I have a watch collection so the seiko doesnt get worn that often. I keep the watch in a purpose built...
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    high gloss watch straps

    Hi, I am looking at several handmade straps from Vietnam makers on ebay. Most are croco/alligator and several have a wonderful high gloss finish. Normally I just use clear shoe polish on my straps to...
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    Hi Guys, Thank you all so much for your advice...

    Hi Guys, Thank you all so much for your advice and if I may single out Walkerwek1958 for particular thanks. As a novice I had not realised the amount of work involved but given the cost of the...
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    Hi Kaffe, Thanks very much. I think I shall avoid...

    Hi Kaffe, Thanks very much. I think I shall avoid a wheel as I am likely to damage the case. I think a cape cod shouldn't do much damage.
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    polishing a brushed watch case

    Hi, I rather like the GMT Pepsi homage watches. For this venture I am keeping cost to an absolute minimum. I am looking at the Parnis and the 38mm white dial Gilbert. The latter has a brushed s/s...
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    Hi earlofsodbury, Thanks very much for the...

    Hi earlofsodbury, Thanks very much for the detailed info, sounds a far better product than a cream polish. I shall have a look on amazon and fleebay. appreciate your time and trouble. regards jack
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    caring for my straps

    Hi, I have several watches with leather straps that I want to refurb. I am thinking of using a clear liquid polish. Are there any particular types of polish that anyone would reco please .thanks...
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    Hi Maddog, Many thanks. To show my ignorance who...

    Hi Maddog, Many thanks. To show my ignorance who or what is cousins please. thanks jack
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    longer crown needed

    Hi, I have a Seiko 5Y30-5060 [ poor mans cartier tank louis ] and would like to fit a longer cabochan crown to resemble the cartier[ sad I know ] are all crown threads a standard size or am I...
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    which make

    Hi, I have just purchased a NOS Raymond Weil tank dress watch off Ebay. It measures 33mm x 24mm. I am looking to put a black Lizard strap onto it. Having looked at hundreds of straps there seems to...
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    Hi guys, You are of course right; but its very...

    Hi guys, You are of course right; but its very difficult for me to pass up a watch that I have been trying to find for many months. If it was going for 50 quid I would take a chance but I shall...
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    Hi, The seller of the watch has squared the dial...

    Hi, The seller of the watch has squared the dial in the case which has also been polished so no scratches. All looks good so just got to agree a price. do any of you chaps know much about Maurice...
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    Hi guys, again I am showing my ignorance but if a...

    Hi guys, again I am showing my ignorance but if a new battery has been installed is it possible that the movement has moved slightly and has not been centred properly before the back plate was...
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    Hi ed335d;love it. Thanks guys for spotting that,...

    Hi ed335d;love it. Thanks guys for spotting that, I doubt I would have noticed it until I had it in my hands which is the wrong time to notice a flaw. This does make me think twice about purchasing...
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222344140532?_trksid=p20...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222344140532?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Hi guys, I don't know whether I have cracked it but hope the above is a link to the scratched...
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    Hi olli, Many thanks I shall give that a go.

    Hi olli, Many thanks I shall give that a go.
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    Hi Guys, Many thanks for your replies....

    Hi Guys, Many thanks for your replies. Unfortunately I cant post pics simply because I have no idea how to do it; I do well to turn my laptop on. Assuming the watch is highly polished S/S is there a...
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    polish or re-plate

    Hi, I am very interested in purchasing from ebay a used Maurice Lacroix stainless steel rectangular watch. The phots look good save for some scratches from the winder to the end of the lug. These do...
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    electroplating needed

    Hi, I recently had an old Seiko watch gold electroplated by a uk company which I shall not name. The watch is only 33cm x24cm. The company stripped the watch themselves and plated it. I dont know how...
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    how to remove links

    Hi, I have just purchased this bracelet from ebay. I cant see how to remove links. An email to the seller in india has not
    been of any help. I would welcome opinions as to how this bracelet can be...
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    Hi Papa Hotel, I am putting it on a 30 year old...

    Hi Papa Hotel, I am putting it on a 30 year old Raymond Weil dress watch. Case only measures 23mm x 23mm so it wont take a chunky strap. As an alternative to a mesh bracelet I was thinking of a...
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    fading mesh watch bracelet

    Hi, Over the last 3 years I have purchased 4 mesh watch bands. After about 6 to 9 months the gold plating wears off and the strap becomes dull and faded. I normally spend about 20.00 on a strap. Is...
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    Hi Cirrus, thanks very much for that it look just...

    Hi Cirrus, thanks very much for that it look just what I want. appreciate your time and trouble.
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    Hi cirrus, thanks for the link. I have visited...

    Hi cirrus, thanks for the link. I have visited their site and they want every single thing removed leaving only the watch case.
    My experience is very limited so I have no intention of stripping my...
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