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  1. Postal vote for me and. Mrs W, we cast our votes...

    Postal vote for me and. Mrs W, we cast our votes last week.

    I’ll watch the TV later tonight, I’m out until around 11:30 so after a few pints I’ll put the TV on whilst eating supper.

    As I...
  2. With the prices they charge they could...

    With the prices they charge they could manufacture in Europe and get the quality better, I dislike the way we accept Asian manufacturing as a the norm thesedays. These brands were built on quality, I...
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    Iím not a fan of watch winders to keep watches running for weeks on end when not worn, but if its only a couple of days it makes sense.

    What people overlook is the fact that their watch may keep...
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    Iíve bought Sambas for many years and always bought size UK 9.5, a couple of years ago they changed and a 9.5 was slightly too small. I now have to buy 10 which feels too wide. I ended up selling a...
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    But the Omegas still a nicer watch!....in my...

    But the Omegas still a nicer watch!....in my opinion.

    Trying to decide on an objective basis is futile, itís all about which one people prefer.........it isnít an Autocar road test where comparing...
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    Its likely that the watch is stopping and...

    Its likely that the watch is stopping and starting, but I can`t explain why it runs OK when not worn.

    Edit: possibly the battery isn’t mounted tightly and could be moving slightly during wear,...
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    SMPís a classic, definitely the one to keep. The Tudor looks a mess, funny hands, thick Rolex wannabe case, faux aged lume..........no!
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    Just leave them as they are, crown pushed in. I...

    Just leave them as they are, crown pushed in. I leave some of mine for several months in storage. Thereís an argument for leaving a quartz watch stopped, it may conserve the battery (not totally) but...
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    Do we store watch oils under an inert...

    Do we store watch oils under an inert atmosphere?............no. Should we?........not in my opinion.

    I think Sinn are trying to claim some technical high-ground for its own sake here, it'll...
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    Iíve plenty of experience with carrying out chemical reactions under an inert atmosphere, where the reagents were oxygen or moisture- sensitive, but filling a watch with argon seems like complete...
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    It may be his property, but you know what Rolex...

    It may be his property, but you know what Rolex are like! The replacement parts are fitted on an exchange basis, they keep the old bits to prevent people selling second-hand Rolex parts. This means...
  12. Many years ago I wore a Casio digital for work, I...

    Many years ago I wore a Casio digital for work, I had an analogye watch for leisure time but the Casio got most wrist time. After getting into watches I started wearing a Ďproperí watch and didnít...
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    Sorry, but the above advice is a mixed up...

    Sorry, but the above advice is a mixed up misquote, some of the comments apply to polishing and rectification of damage, not to brushing or graining.

    A good brushed or light grained finish can be...
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    My friendly local jeweller fits straps and...

    My friendly local jeweller fits straps and batteries, heís been doing it for years, but he managed to break the bracelet end link on a ceramic Armani whilst removing the bracelet to get the caseback...
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    304 stainless is generally less...

    304 stainless is generally less corrosion-resistant than 316, it's also cheaper too.

    The pitting is caused by galvanic action on a micro-scale, aided and abetted by other factors. In the past,...
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    Itís a classic example of risk and hazard. The hazard is the catastrophic failure of the case as a consequence of being dropped on a hard ceramic floor, the risk of it happening is whatever you...
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    Donít do it, remove the bids. Not worth risk or the worry.

    I canít be bothered with selling on ebay thesedays, the Datejust I listed on here that (surprisingly) didnít sell went to a trade buyer...
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    I donít know what rubber was used in the 60s/70s but Iíve seen plenty of examples of this type of pitting, I donít think it would be nitrile rubber. Iíve seen square section rubber seals that had...
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    I think its sensible to consider the crown on...

    I think its sensible to consider the crown on this model as a consumable part and have it replaced. Threads wear, and seals deteriorate, you really donít want to risk getting water in the watch and...
  20. Probably looking at a new mainspring and barrel...

    Probably looking at a new mainspring and barrel (cost £25) plus service/labour cost, which will vary. If the watch gas suffered trauma or water ingress the cost may be higher because more parts may...
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    Iíll bet there are no bargains to be had, the halcyon days of a good exchange rate and healthy discounts are well and truly over...........but will they return? Canary Islands was a good place to...
  22. I suspect it will rumble on for a lot longer, and...

    I suspect it will rumble on for a lot longer, and I doubt whether Cousins will win but I live in hope.

    The longer it drags on, the better for Swatch Group and the rest of the industry, they...
  23. It would help if you named the brand and model,...

    It would help if you named the brand and model, there isnít a Ďone size fits allí answer to the question.

    Unlikely on a watch this age, but it could be a broken mainspring. If thatís the case it...
  24. Cousins fight with Swatch Group continues....

    Thought I`d share this......food for thought?

    https://mailchi.mp/cousinsuk/swatch-fight-continues?e=a6405dfe80
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    I`ve never heard of nitric acid being liberated...

    I`ve never heard of nitric acid being liberated from nitrile rubber, to me it sounds unlikely, but I`m always happy to learn.

    Traces of hydrochloric acid can be released from some synthetic...
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