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    As often, the production company was directed...

    As often, the production company was directed straight to us to see if we were willing to be filmed.

    I said that we were happy to be featured, provided it was not the usual work of fiction with a...
  2. It's true. Lots of nice people on tz,...

    It's true.

    Lots of nice people on tz, especially when you encounter them in the real world...but there is a selfish and demanding minority. There are those who think that because I am a dealer and...
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    No register can definitively rule out those...

    No register can definitively rule out those things, but I believe that in the last five years the ALR one has clearly proved itself the largest and most effective. From here its success should only...
  4. The internet offers unlimited exposure. ...

    The internet offers unlimited exposure.

    Imagine if the buyer saw this and confirmed that he had already collected the watch.

    Might be worth publishing some specific details.
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    My account came directly from a "decent...

    My account came directly from a "decent independent AD" bemoaning the situation and with nothing to gain from fabrication.

    What do you base your comment on? Have you tried to buy many Day-Dates in...
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    The five year estimate for a Day-Date is genuine,...

    The five year estimate for a Day-Date is genuine, but I believe that asking different main agents, especially away from the South of England, may give shorter lead times to delivery.
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    Perhaps this will be the case for some,...

    Perhaps this will be the case for some, especially as support reduces, but so far it has not been the prevailing "story."

    Loan books at pawnbrokers across the country down c. 30% in a year. Lots...
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    Stocks of new and pre-owned Rolex have been wiped...

    Stocks of new and pre-owned Rolex have been wiped out after an extraordinary 2020.

    A tsunami of fun-money that wasn't spent on foreign holidays was instead spent on "that watch / diamond you / I...
  9. I believe that some main agents would commonly...

    I believe that some main agents would commonly sweeten a parcel to a grey dealer: a steel Daytona, Submariner or whatever for every so many big gold / gem-set pieces taken. In other instances one...
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    A letter of authenticity ? Might as well give...

    A letter of authenticity ? Might as well give Stevie Wonder a dart-board.

    This also has no relevance to the question of a watch being stolen.
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    Of course not, but some dealers have always been...

    Of course not, but some dealers have always been or are less rigorous than others.

    https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/a-tick-for-support/

    This report says that over just a few years the...
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    Would anyone who has bought a watch from...

    Would anyone who has bought a watch from Watchfinder be willing to confirm how they were reassured it wasn't stolen, following the Nadeem Malik case?
  13. Please explain why this is mad : Like watch ...

    Please explain why this is mad :

    Like watch
    > pay market price, which has a fairly narrow cost / sell spread as it is a popularly traded model
    >> enjoy for as long as wish
    >>> get most of...
  14. The Milgauss 1019 is a rare and very smart model,...

    The Milgauss 1019 is a rare and very smart model, surprisingly large when you first find one.

    https://i.imgur.com/HUAtFwA.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/syze7rc.jpg

    There were several versions of...
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    Peace of mind? You checked they weren't stolen...

    Peace of mind?

    You checked they weren't stolen then? https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/a-tick-for-support/

    Or had a fake President bracelet on.....
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    Wonder if Hatman14 is still with them? He...

    Wonder if Hatman14 is still with them?

    He seemed to have a good line in trade that didn't go through the shop floor and loved supplying tz-uk members with desirable models.
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    I recently bought a steel Daytona 16520 that...

    I recently bought a steel Daytona 16520 that wasn't hidden, but placed on top of a wardrobe while decorating.

    It was then thought lost until found there ten years later.
  18. Eurekas ! edit : that was a bit obscure, on...

    Eurekas !

    edit : that was a bit obscure, on reflection.

    "You have found it!"
  19. People elsewhere have asked why the...

    People elsewhere <cough> have asked why the papers say 1025 rather than 1016.

    This surprised me, but it appears many are not familiar with the extensive use of strange model "catalogue" numbers,...
  20. Wow, can't put a price on that provenance....

    Wow, can't put a price on that provenance. Classic with the blue dial and still wearable - what a lovely thing for you to have!
  21. Thankyou again. Interesting date stamp,...

    Thankyou again. Interesting date stamp, demonstrating yet again that there was often a significant lead time between the manufacture of parts and their assembly / distribution / sale :
    ...
  22. Thankyou to you and others for kind comments. ...

    Thankyou to you and others for kind comments.

    Non-chapter ring Type 4, yes. Position of the text at six is the easiest tell.

    Best site for classifying these IMHO is...
  23. Rolex Explorer 1016 with gilt dial from 1968

    For those who prefer things how they used to be, please enjoy this watch that I bought last week :

    https://i.imgur.com/yZn5iBN.jpg

    It's a Rolex model 1016 Explorer 1 with gilt dial, sold in...
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    Not sure if you’re trying to paraphrase my narrative, but I did not suggest the banks enjoyed it or were pressing for more regulation. Rather, they misbehave and when squeezed tend to over-compensate...
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    Didn't you have a Day-Date with a problem, bought...

    Didn't you have a Day-Date with a problem, bought new from an AD? I seem to remember too much discussion at the time about having it corrected etc. You may not have used the term "Special..." but the...
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