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  1. Yep David Bill and sons Essex Serviced a...

    Yep David Bill and sons Essex

    Serviced a Girard perregaux a 18 months ago for me excellent .
    I haven't had a dial refinished but by all accounts they are very good

    Good luck with the...
  2. I rember seeing a YouTube vid from a jewlers in...

    I rember seeing a YouTube vid from a jewlers in London who rebuilds/ refurb them , maybe worth a enquiry?
  3. Recently purchased one from watchgeko for a 60s...

    Recently purchased one from watchgeko for a 60s Seiko

    It was on a sale and feels decent quality but I have not fitted it yet so can't comment on comfort. I don't think there is much of a taper...
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    I would get a extract from Omega as it would help...

    I would get a extract from Omega as it would help to show the history , but you may have trouble as your case reference will not be matched to the movement , this may cause the museum a problem when...
  5. Any watchmaker who services vintage pieces should...

    Any watchmaker who services vintage pieces should be able to help . The crown looks a bit wonky on the photo ? Stem problem ?
    Parts maybe an issue but there is always eBay for movements .
    Good luck...
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    Yep plenty of jokers when it comes to Vintage...

    Yep plenty of jokers when it comes to Vintage watches and the parts :rolleyes-new:
  7. Sharp side cutters or a good pair of electricians...

    Sharp side cutters or a good pair of electricians wire snips will cut the old bars of , the springs inside are probably full of crud and rust . I bet they are brass coloured ?
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    Simon Freese may be able to help you ? If...

    Simon Freese may be able to help you ?

    If not you need to play the waiting game , I would set up a saved search on ebay you may get lucky . Fingers crossed for you
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    My Postie reckons its very busy ! Tier 4...

    My Postie reckons its very busy !

    Tier 4 lockdowns and shielding staff , extra online orders on top of the normal Christmas post :unconscious:

    Glad to hear you eventually got a new watch to...
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    I don't think you will be disappointed when it...

    I don't think you will be disappointed when it arrives
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    Im a recent convert as well , i recently...

    Im a recent convert as well , i recently purchased a watch with a Morellato strap and I had to buy a few more for my other watches. Very impressed for the money .

    I am normally a Colareb fan but...
  12. Thanks watchbloke , fairly common problem with...

    Thanks watchbloke , fairly common problem with these old watches ?
  13. Don't want to clutter you thread but I have...

    Don't want to clutter you thread but I have exactly the same problem on a 321 cal Speedmaster . It's off to Simon Freese as soon as restrictions lifted but it would be nice to know for my own...
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    Nice piece the crown looks correct as it's a 3...

    Nice piece the crown looks correct as it's a 3 pusher watch, looks to be a unusual rattrapante chronograph

    You will need to get the back off as reference numbers will be inside . You should be...
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    Lovely old watch , never seen one of these...

    Lovely old watch , never seen one of these before. I assume it's Mappin and Webb?
    Or have I got that wrong
    Nice case with the hinge and inscription
    , really interesting piece
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    If you can insert the crown/ stem and it still...

    If you can insert the crown/ stem and it still moves the hands , this would suggest its just a keyless works problem ? setting lever loose ?

    have you tried taking the back off and screwing in the...
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    Nice piece, as Jason said Google the movement...

    Nice piece, as Jason said Google the movement number and you will find out what battery is required.
    It may be worthwhile contacting electric watches ( Google) for servicing advice .
    You are...
  18. Thread: Old Seamaster

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    Strange it looks like a Deville case with a...

    Strange it looks like a Deville case with a standard dial !
    Has the dial been refinished?
  19. I own a couple of vintage GP , great watches and...

    I own a couple of vintage GP , great watches and I would like to add a few more ! I dont own any of there newer models , so can only give my opinion from a vintage perspective

    After researching...
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    My experience has always been good I have...

    My experience has always been good

    I have purchased 3 watches from Catawiki all from Europe . The fees are a expensive BUT cheaper than a Auction house here in the UK, saleroom ect
  21. Just wanted to add a new purchase of mine ,from...

    Just wanted to add a new purchase of mine ,from the bay and a brand that I didnt know alot about .

    Ogival , As 1916 auto movement , approx 43mm really nice watch and my only world time. ...
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    You are right with your assumption , they did...

    You are right with your assumption , they did the Seamaster De ville which was the dress watch line .

    The 30mm manual winds are obviously slimmer on your wrist , available in gold or gold plate...
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    Nice to see all these great...

    Nice to see all these great pieces,https://i.imgur.com/szicv0sl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yOGYX2Nl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Xc2Xq5sl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zGaEj9ul.jpg https://i.imgur.com/TDR21bbl.jpg...
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    I have been looking at your thread ,some great...

    I have been looking at your thread ,some great finds , i still have a few more weekends to go here in essex . Mid Nov if the weather holds . I can then start to go to one in a carpark/ hardstanding...
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    I thought I would update the thread with a couple...

    I thought I would update the thread with a couple of finds from this mornings Sale , Its normally slim pickings for items towards the end of the season BUT Im still finding a few bits .

    Lovely...
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