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    As I am not doing any more watch repairs until...

    As I am not doing any more watch repairs until after Christmas, I thought I would end the year by fixing this sweet Swiss cylinder from the 1900s. The Swiss produced millions of these watches until...
  2. Thread: PVD

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    You should be able to get any information you...

    You should be able to get any information you need from:
    Positive Coating SA
    2300 La Chaux de Fonds
    Switzerland
    +41 32 924 5454
    info@positivecoating.ch

    Specialists in PVD finishes.

    Sent...
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    I'm addicted to 'Resurrection Ertugrul' on...

    I'm addicted to 'Resurrection Ertugrul' on Netflix. Turkish period drama set in 14th century about the Turkish conquests. Based on their history. Obviously an expensive production. Beautiful sets and...
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    'I went to the dentist. He told me my teeth are...

    'I went to the dentist. He told me my teeth are OK but my gums have got to come out'.
    The late great Tommy Cooper.

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    Thanks Junglebert. Bizarre sales pitch ! Reminds...

    Thanks Junglebert. Bizarre sales pitch ! Reminds me of the Glycine vacuum watch from the late 60s. Trouble was that glasses popped out if the watch ascended beyond 10,000 feet in an unpressurised...
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    "Donkey knotted'. I haven't heard that one before...

    "Donkey knotted'. I haven't heard that one before but I think I get the picture.
    Why is it filled with an inert gas ? Forgive my ignorance, but it sounds to me like another way of forcing return to...
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    The Waltham is beautiful canuck. American watch...

    The Waltham is beautiful canuck. American watch companies competed for the lucrative railway contracts so performance and quality were exceptional.
    * I would be wary of relying too much on Cooksey...
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    Thank you Goat, your kind post is much...

    Thank you Goat, your kind post is much appreciated.

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    If you can wait a few weeks I will have a look at...

    If you can wait a few weeks I will have a look at it for you with pleasure. Provided the balance swings freely cylinders are usually quite simple to repair. But sadly the tools for making cylinder...
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    Dear Ruggertech, I would love to help you repair...

    Dear Ruggertech,
    I would love to help you repair this old cylinder escapement, but I am up to my ears with repairs right now. Especially coming up to Christmas. I'm surprised walkerwek doesn't want...
  11. Oh well. Only the gods are perfect ! I...

    Oh well. Only the gods are perfect !
    I especially like the rubbed in jewel setting tool. They are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

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  12. That set is gorgeous and looks unused. I bet it...

    That set is gorgeous and looks unused. I bet it was well over 1k new. I should resume going to BHI meetings. There were great bargains at their sales.

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    You never know, maybe some of that stuff stolen...

    You never know, maybe some of that stuff stolen from Dresden might turn up around here !

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  14. Thread: Tiffany

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    She lived in a modest cottage in Tolchenaz near...

    She lived in a modest cottage in Tolchenaz near Lausanne. Until her sad departure.
    When I say modest it's actually quite spacious....
  15. Thread: Tiffany

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    Tiffany

    Most interesting that LVMH have bought Tiffany. Myself and I'm sure several others here have an LVMH account. Tiffany have made some exquisite jewellery and beautiful watches to rival for example...
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    OK. Don't worry about it. Sent from my...

    OK. Don't worry about it.

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    Thank you T, What has become a nice epilogue to...

    Thank you T,
    What has become a nice epilogue to the story is that my friend has just bought herself a Toyota Hybrid and we shall be going for lunch at The Bishops Palace in Wells next week. And I...
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    Yes. Helvetia in house movements. The dials were...

    Yes. Helvetia in house movements. The dials were terrible as the Omega sign was larger than life. Some even said 17 jewels at the 6 mark.

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    Sadly yes. Perhaps though, maybe said in the heat...

    Sadly yes. Perhaps though, maybe said in the heat of the moment.
    This post was meant to be a little Sunday frivolity. Nothing more.

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    Oh no !

    Oh no !
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    Totally true. I make a fair bit from my car boot...

    Totally true. I make a fair bit from my car boot finds but not with every buy. A few weeks ago I bought an old Grundig reel to reel tape recorder. I spent two hours replacing the broken drive belt....
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    Me for one !! It has been spot on since I set it...

    Me for one !! It has been spot on since I set it last night. As for fakes in general, Omega museum bought a few from me that were made in the 70s. With Helvetia Swiss movements. Omega don't seem to...
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    It really saddens me that the old buzzard has no...

    It really saddens me that the old buzzard has no sense of humour. Doesn't he realise laughter is the best medicine and trying to turn a light hearted post into a personal vendetta just shows his...
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    Oh man ! I give up ! You can have the Rolex for...

    Oh man ! I give up ! You can have the Rolex for fifty quid. OK ?

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    Isn't it time you got back into your tomb. It...

    Isn't it time you got back into your tomb. It will be light soon. Haha.

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