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  1. Nice to have you back, and great collection!

    Nice to have you back, and great collection!
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    Itís a beauty, and I have garage envy :)
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    The 773X has quite a loud tick (I find a loud...

    The 773X has quite a loud tick (I find a loud tick satisfying!)
    As mentioned above, different case designs will amplify sound in different ways.

    Listening to a watch without equipment is not a...
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    There is a lot of choice out there for every...

    There is a lot of choice out there for every budget - I ended up buying this on Amazon for around £45. LINK
    My main use is taking photos of watches / small items.
    I've been very pleased with it,...
  5. In the UK Bill and Sons...

    In the UK
    Bill and Sons https://billandsons.co.uk/
    Or
    Soni https://www.vsonidials.com/
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    If you measured somewhere between 0.8 and 0.9mm...

    If you measured somewhere between 0.8 and 0.9mm with a Vernier gauge or micrometre, it is likely you need a tap 9.
    Tap 9 is also a common size on quartz watches
  7. Another possibility, and still in keeping with...

    Another possibility, and still in keeping with the look of the oyster case would be a manually wound Precision, e.g. ref 6694 or 6426. Lovely, simple watches
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    If precision matters then get a Mitutoyo, very...

    If precision matters then get a Mitutoyo, very happy with mine, gives excellent results when comparing with measurements performed with more accurate gauges
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    As Paul said above - and without a doubt - let it...

    As Paul said above - and without a doubt - let it stop.

    One of the benefits of wearing several watches in rotation is that wear is reduced when the watches are not in use. It would be a shame to...
  10. Very interesting write up Simon, and thank you...

    Very interesting write up Simon, and thank you very much for the kind words!
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    As above - a mix a Junior ISA and premium bonds....

    As above - a mix a Junior ISA and premium bonds. That's what we went for for ours, and the kids enjoy the concept of premium bonds, so it is a bit of fun
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    If you are after a spare circuit you need to look...

    If you are after a spare circuit you need to look for part number 4000 (standard Swiss part number for a circuit board)
    Unfortunately they are near impossible to buy nowadays, old stock sometimes...
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    Very interesting read, thank you. I am a big fan...

    Very interesting read, thank you. I am a big fan of the vintage DS, clever design and very nice movements
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    Certina had an interesting innovation with a...

    Certina had an interesting innovation with a floating movement design, where a rubber ring is sandwiched between the case and the movement, to absorb energy in case of a shock.
    I have details of...
  15. There is a lot to like here!

    There is a lot to like here!
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    Tag Heuer do not remove the ebauche signature on...

    Tag Heuer do not remove the ebauche signature on their movements.
    The calibre 12 was supplied with either ETA or Sellita movement + Dubois Depraz module on top, so I do not think the SW-300 mark is...
  17. Hi Keith Thank you very much for the update,...

    Hi Keith
    Thank you very much for the update, good news indeed!
  18. Also interested to hear, I was not aware of any...

    Also interested to hear, I was not aware of any changes. I have just checked my account and it still says $25,000 max in the dropdown for domestic deliveries with RMSD
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    Can't comment on the D2, but my Disco3 turned out...

    Can't comment on the D2, but my Disco3 turned out to be an absolute money pit. One previous owner, low miles, FSH, I thought i had bought a good one...
    Turned out to be an expensive mistake.
    They...
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    Great to see an equation of time complication, I...

    Great to see an equation of time complication, I don't expect there are very many within the forum community!
  21. We were very lucky with the donor, it saved a lot...

    We were very lucky with the donor, it saved a lot of additional work: without it the barrel bridge hole would have needed to be re-bushed or jewelled. What was left of the cracked shellac on the...
  22. Thank you very much for the kind words Ken!

    Thank you very much for the kind words Ken!
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    I like this a lot, although I wish they had kept...

    I like this a lot, although I wish they had kept it to the original size, or closer at least.
  24. I really like that, very nice indeed

    I really like that, very nice indeed
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    Poll: Does cassoulet count ? :)

    Does cassoulet count ? :)
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