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  1. Many thanks for the advice, I've decided to go...

    Many thanks for the advice, I've decided to go with DHL who seem to one of the few main stream companies who you can fully insure with. So fingers crossed all goes smoothly.
    Mike
  2. Great stuff, thank you. Think the chap might be...

    Great stuff, thank you. Think the chap might be sorting it from his end.
  3. Sending expensive watch to U.S advice required

    Hi, hope you don't mind helping a lapsed member. I have sold a watch on E-Bay for way above what I expected to get for it! The problem is it's to expensive for Ebay's Global Shipping Program. It...
  4. Interesting...........the cheeky sod is using my...

    Interesting...........the cheeky sod is using my picture with out permission!

    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/TRIPLEPOT/OW_zps50dc96c0.jpg

    And some even more interesting pricing!!

    Mike
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    Re: Lets see your dogs...

    Here's out recently acquired rescue lurcher Lily or as I call her "Exocet Lil"

    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/TRIPLEPOT/LILLY055crop.jpg
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    Re: UK based bead blasting

    i'd very much like a pm Michael......and im sure you still have my paypal details so that you can refund me the money i paid you for the sumo?

    did you forget mate?

    drop me a pm and i'll give...
  7. Thread: NSA bracelets

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    Re: NSA bracelets

    I'm a fan of them :)
    Granted they are better with hidden lugs but this works for me :wink:

    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/TRIPLEPOT/CHRONOSPORT006.jpg
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  8. Re: 1970's Aquastar regate full box papers strap.. Help please..

    As a point of interest, I sold this one on E-Bay earlier in the year and it made 750 in need of a service and no boxes :?

    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/TRIPLEPOT/AQUASTAR018.jpg

    Mike
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    Re: Vintage Seiko diver pricing help

    I got 390 for this one on E-Bay the other week.
    Not a bad price as the bezel was glued :? down, it had been relumed, the spring bars were fixed as the holes had enlarged over the years and the...
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    Re: Watches in freezing conditions

    No problems here when I froze a Seiko :shock: for a RLT photo comp years ago.

    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/TRIPLEPOT/bw.jpg
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    Re: Seiko Kinetic Capacitor replacement

    They did my bosses watch when it died. No issues he just sent it off and they returned it working :wink: That was a couple of years ago and it's still going strong.

    Just as well as I was tasked...
  12. FOR THOSE WHO WERE INTERESTED.. Mr. SEIKO 6138/6139 bracelet

    Having bought a Seiko 6138 with a rather poor bracelet I decided to get a better one and JMK500/Mr. SEIKO off E-bay seemed to have just the job. As it turned out while my bracelet was on route from...
  13. Thread: Watch Fairs

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    Re: Watch Fairs

    Jan 15 at the National Motorcycle Museum, if you are near Birmingham.

    Mike
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    Re: NOS/OEM bracelet for Seiko 6139?

    Thanks pal...please do let me know.[/quote]

    Actually, didn't ask before but why 6138 end pieces?[/quote]

    To fit a Seiko 6138 instead :wink:
    He lists the complete bracelet for a 6139 but end...
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    Re: Straps for 6138-3002. Leather aviator (link)------>

    Strangely that's not the exact case :? The bezel finishes just short of the rest of the case. So yes you could get away with a normal strap. At least compared to mine.

    Mike
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    Re: NOS/OEM bracelet for Seiko 6139?

    That's one of Jonathan Koch's aka Swedefreak on TheWatchSite (SCWF). I shall be very surprised if you are not 100% happy with anything you buy from Jonathan.

    Kind regards
    Dave[/quote]

    Yes...
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    Re: NOS/OEM bracelet for Seiko 6139?

    Hi, I have one of these on route.

    E-bay listing 250961658014 but with 6138 end pieces.

    Looks OK but will find out for sure when it arrives.
    Mike
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    Re: Alternative straps for 6138-3002

    Mine currently on Hirsch Rallye strap the one with the big holes suits the watch fine until you look a the end where the lugs are and see this "unfinished" bit. Like a scratch on a watch you always...
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    Re: Alternative straps for 6138-3002

    :shock: :shock: You would be a braver man than me. The trouble is the bezel slightly over hangs the gap between the lugs with the rest not quite so well finished. So anything other than an end piece...
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    Re: Alternative straps for 6138-3002

    I just have had the same dilemma great watch but really needs a bracelet as the way the case is finished, it "looks untidy" between the lugs with a strap.

    I'm waiting for this to arrive from...
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    Re: Railway Timekeeper - pocket watch repair

    There's a pocket watch forum over on RLT that might be able to help.

    http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?showforum=27

    Mike
  22. Re: For the motor cyclists out there. ..Bettson V8

    ER! maybe not :? Two Hilman Imp engines might equate to about 70BHP :oops: from the bit I Googled about it.

    Mike[/quote]

    somehow i dont think they will have stayed bog standard engines ...
  23. Re: For the motor cyclists out there. ..Bettson V8

    ER! maybe not :? Two Hilman Imp engines might equate to about 70BHP :oops: from the bit I Googled about it.

    Mike
  24. For the motor cyclists out there. ..Bettson V8

    Spied this home built motorcycle at Mallory today. After a quick Google, it was made by a chap in his seventies now from Derbyshire. Powered by two Hillman Imp engines "welded" together with the side...
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    Re: Black dialed pilot/flieger style chronos?

    We've seen the Sinn and O&W here's their cousin from Helmut Sinn's ChronSport. One of my favourites :)

    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/TRIPLEPOT/CHRONOSPORT007.jpg
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