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    7S26 movements were notorious for being poorly...

    7S26 movements were notorious for being poorly regulated and usually out of beat. V. fiddly to correct too, don’t attempt it without a timegrapher and a steady hand.

    They’re also sensitive to wear...
  2. Top tip for owners of all those old 9ct gold...

    Top tip for owners of all those old 9ct gold watches.....give them a light rub with a rouge cloth and theyíll sparkle again. After several years even 18ct will benefit too.
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    Iím out of touch with timegrapher prices, I paid about £300 in 2012 for mine, which says ĎMTG 3000í on it. Only problem Iíve had was the in- line switch on the mains adaptor, had to replace that a...
  4. That would only tell you if the case was...

    That would only tell you if the case was magnetised. In my opinion the only way to check is to put the watch on a timegrapher, demagnetise it, then check again. If the rate and amplitude change...
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    Iíve come across watches that are slightly magnetised. This is evident when the watch is put on a timegrapher before and after, the change in rate can be as small as 10-15 seconds but its...
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    Another vote for the Lidl beers, the Green Gecko...

    Another vote for the Lidl beers, the Green Gecko and Amber Adder are v. nice.

    As for the trendy ‘craft beers’ that are cloudy, I found it a bit off- putting and counter- intuitive, but some if...
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    Hirsch need to be informed of the problem, Iím sure this will happen via the supplier!

    I bought an ĎOmega styleí deployant from ebay for about £30 several years ago, itís identical to the Omega...
  8. Still not entirely clear what's happened, whether...

    Still not entirely clear what's happened, whether it's metal failure or a pin that's come out. First step is to establish that the strap was fitted to the clasp correctly, then get either a refund or...
  9. Before adding a comment I would have to see...

    Before adding a comment I would have to see exactly how the strap failed. Pictures would help.

    As for having any comeback against the seller or Hirsch, I think you'll struggle.

    Have you spoken...
  10. +1.....expensive is the word that sprung to mind...

    +1.....expensive is the word that sprung to mind when I saw this post. Clearly, he can get hold of parts that are difficult to source, but he certainly charges for the service.
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    Big tick in the box for the Sellita movement

    Big tick in the box for the Sellita movement
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    Itís a straightforward heat loss situation. Heat loss is proportional to the U values, the surface area, and the temperature difference between inside and outside. The U values are based on heat...
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    I like the F type, far too impractical for me...

    I like the F type, far too impractical for me thesedays but I like it.

    I own a Jag, I`m on my second. I like Jags for what they aren't as much as what they are. They aren't Mercedes, BMW or Audi,...
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    I recall seeing one of these with a blue Ďbondí bezel from a 2531.80, that worked very well too. Shame the bezels arenít freely available any longer, after - market inserts can be bought but the last...
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    £300 does sound crazy, the sceptic in me suspects thereís a bit more to the story than a simple link change!

    Iím sure Iím in the minority but I prefer press- fit pins, thereís always the risk that...
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    For anyone whoís going to need some in the next 12 months I think itís worth hedging your bets and buying a few at the current price, 1.15 is far better than the rate several weeks ago. Far better to...
  17. Disagree, you're making the assumption that...

    Disagree, you're making the assumption that everyone has the same skill/dexterity level to work on small items without causing a damage. Just been having the same discussion with wifey about her son,...
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    The OP did a good dayís business buying this watch, although it was in need of service and a bit of cosmetic work itís a good example that hasnít been worn to death. The braceletís in excellent...
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    Sounds like you need to sell it, so a firm offer...

    Sounds like you need to sell it, so a firm offer of £4K sounds fair to me. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.........bite your mateís hand off before he changes his mind! Watchfinder will...
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    This is exactly the sort of job I donít get involved with, I stick to stuff I know thesedays!
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    My current one cost £40 from Maplins before they went bust. I need to sort out a replacement because the cheap ones donít last forever.....perhaps I could treat myself to two!
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    Unless you have experience and know what youíre doing, donít attempt to fix a canon pinion! All too easy to get it wrong.

    As for the repairer, I can understand why he doesnít want the job. I work...
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    Agreed, many years ago I bought a vintage Omega...

    Agreed, many years ago I bought a vintage Omega Dynamic from German eBay whilst pissed, fortunately it turned out OK......but the black dial was actually blue! Trying to translate from German to...
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    Canít see any missing teeth on the crown wheel, not convinced thereís one missing on the ratchet wheel either, photo looks a bit blurred but I think I can see a tooth!

    If the watch keeps running...
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    Unless there is very deep damage, the amount of...

    Unless there is very deep damage, the amount of metal removed should be minimal and you get the watch back looking like new. Thinning of lugs is caused by poor technique combined with determination...
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