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    thanks for the comments, lift angle for the 1520...

    thanks for the comments, lift angle for the 1520 is 52 deg and im seeing around 235 which seems to be in spec, looked too low but the last post shows that is not.
    cheers Keith
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    Thanks Martyn, that general advice is what I...

    Thanks Martyn, that general advice is what I would expect but im curious to know if this movement is different.
    rgds Keith
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    Rolex 5513 1520 movement

    Bit of advice needed gents, what amplitude would the above usually run at after a service and new mainspring?My watch is from 1968.
    thanks Keith
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    Ive just checked through all editions from March...

    Ive just checked through all editions from March to November 2001 and couldnt see anything in there by Bulgin about watches...if somebody has a better steer I can recheck but it is a black hole once...
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    100% agree with you on the bracelet - I bought a...

    100% agree with you on the bracelet - I bought a watchgecko beads of rice which IMO is much better made than the Seiko one and suits it well given the 1960's theme of the model.
    Keith
  6. I check my new watches on arrival with the...

    I check my new watches on arrival with the timegrapher but dont make any judgments (unless the readings are grossly poor) until Ive worn the watch for a while to seen how it runs in real life....
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    I have a CWC diver and a few 7548's (so I am a...

    I have a CWC diver and a few 7548's (so I am a fan) I dont ever consider them as being in competition, they both serve the same basic function but differently. Messing around with the Seiko will...
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    Bill Rice did a great job with my 5513 around 10...

    Bill Rice did a great job with my 5513 around 10 years ago - didnt touch the case etc as requested purely the movement and seals etc. I was quoted less than Rolex quite recently for another service...
  9. You dont say who made it, if by chance its a...

    You dont say who made it, if by chance its a Di-Modell drop them a line with a photo of the problem, I did this a couple of years ago with a few months old strap when a keeper failed, by return post...
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    take a video of you packing the watch, clearly...

    take a video of you packing the watch, clearly showing you sealing it up and the address, make sure to also show the watch condition. I do this regularly now with Ebay sales. If you cant video, take...
  11. More grist for the mill, some months ago I asked...

    More grist for the mill, some months ago I asked for advice about a recently purchased B1 from a Chrino24 seller which had a regular issue of digi display losing sync with the analogue. I eventually...
  12. They quote their prices for a service clearly on...

    They quote their prices for a service clearly on their website - nice and transparent so no nasty surprises
    Keith
  13. Good service (to contrast with other recent posts) - Nomos

    My Nomos Club started to play up out of warranty (It had been fettled by one of our professional watchmakers on here previously but the fault returned) - an issue with the balance seemed most likely...
  14. My personal experience is that Longines has...

    My personal experience is that Longines has excellent customer service - do as suggested and after a week if its still not up to scratch contact Longines directly. In may case I asked them if I could...
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    Toddy if you paid with Paypal make sure to check...

    Toddy if you paid with Paypal make sure to check their return postage refund option on your payment statement, ive used this a few times and always received 100% credit
    Keith
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    thanks gents - thats very helpful cheers Keith

    thanks gents - thats very helpful
    cheers Keith
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    Rolex Jubillee bracelet advice on price

    I have a 62510H bracelet from 2004 with 555b endlinks, it has 19 links in total (~15.5cm with the clasp closed, 23cm open). In excellent condition, no discernible stretch and cosmetically almost...
  18. Secursus is apparently a good option, not low...

    Secursus is apparently a good option, not low cost but then not many insurers are.
    rgds Keith
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    Something similar happened to me once but the...

    Something similar happened to me once but the missus put mine in with her diamond rings...messed up the Sapphire very comprehensively. Given the cost to replace and the impact on future premiums I...
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    Hi Jan that SBGV005 was sold some time back,...

    Hi Jan that SBGV005 was sold some time back, 2017? Glad to see its still with you - luckily my GS is very much a dress watch and wont be going near to any water, the case back gasket was in good...
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    Plastic ball case opener

    I'm fortunate in owning a genuine Bergeon Jaxa (the price on the box shows £3 19 /- so pre-1971!) Regardless however I still worry about slipping when removing case backs and although its never...
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    Ronda information here ...

    Ronda information here

    https://www.ronda.ch/en/movements/mechanicals/ronda-mecano-100/caliber/r150

    Keith
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    I wouldnt bother - also you could be waiting for...

    I wouldnt bother - also you could be waiting for a while if you send it through Rolex, you could use an Independent if you are convinced of the need e.g. http://williamricewatches.com/ who I have...
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    A long shot but Seiko Maidenhead who may be able...

    A long shot but Seiko Maidenhead who may be able to help - they have with me on more recent watches where screws have gone missing but older stuff may draw a blank. Ref Ebay, give it a try but...
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    all...mine is the exception then so not all

    all...mine is the exception then so not all
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