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  1. BlueRock

    Clay pigeons.

    I know it is the old vs new argument but you would be better off buying a second hand Beretta than a new ATA, especially if you ever want to sell it. I suspect the availability of parts and general build quality of the Beretta will be better in the long run too. BR
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    The raffle was drawn yesterday and the watch was won by Claire from Northamptonshire. Thank you all for supporting the raffle, and the charity, it has raised £8,411.50 for the ICVI which is more than I ever hoped. Now to find a suitable prize for next year….. Thank you again, George p.s. Sorry Davey!
  3. BlueRock


    Hughlle, The watch was purchased as a prize, with the assistance of a Rolex AD who agreed to support the cause. The watch was bought at a keen price. Ticket sales have covered all costs, the others being stationery (tickets, envelopes), postage costs and registration of the raffle with the relevant local authority. The risk of not selling enough tickets to cover cost was mine and, initially, gave me sleepless nights but i am pleased to say enough tickets have now been sold to give a significant sum to the charity. I hope this clarifies. There is still time to buy a ticket. Regards, George
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    You have intra-forum competition Davey.....
  5. I am running a raffle this Christmas to raise money for the The Institute for Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy (ICVI). There is only one prize but it is a good one, a 2008 Rolex Datejust 36. The ICVI funds research into the treatment of cancers with vaccines and immunotherapy and it appears that this avenue of research that is at the forefront of inroads being made to treat this disease. I have supported this charity for six years since the death of my fiancée, Lucy, and have seen their work first hand and with some remarkable results. More details about the charity, and Lucy’s tribute fund, can be found at www.icvi.org.uk More about the watch: The watch is in excellent, near immaculate, condition with hardly any signs of use. It also comes with the ‘full set’ of inner and outer box, hang tags, warranty card, cushion, cloth and booklet. The watch comes with a 3 year, Rolex main dealer backed warranty and an insurance valuation will also be provided. This watch would cost £4,900 if bought today. Any questions and/or details of howe to buy tickets, please send me a message. Thank-you Roy for allowing me to post this and Happy Christmas all. BR/George
  6. Morning, I have worn this watch constantly for the past five years. It only comes off for washing and sport. It has been on Hirsch, DiModell, 2xPavstraps and more recently a Morrelato 'rallye' and the current Morrelato oiled strap which i am very impressed with. Whilst i love the way it looks on a leather strap, they only seem to last 9-12 months or so before wearing out. What thoughts on putting it on a bracelet? I have tried it on a mesh bracelet but didn't like the 70's pornstar look. A Gay Freres 'beads of rice' bracelet would be period correct but these are expensive not to mention rare. I am limited by the 18mm lug width and requiring straight end pieces. So, what about putting it on either of the 18mm bracelets that came on tag F1 watches? I think these are a matte finish but could they be polished? I prefer the earlier option with more of a 'jubilee' type look to it. or I like the idea that the strap comes from the same manufacturer, somehow feels correct. Would this look right or am i being a wrong- un? BR
  7. BlueRock

    Marry early Christmas to me :)

    Mine too since trying one on at Geneva airport as a boy. Oddly it would have been cheaper to buy one new then than to find a NOS one 10 years later! Trying to find a suitable bracelet for it at the minute. BR
  8. BlueRock

    Marry early Christmas to me :)

    Yes, exactly the opposite of what i was looking for too but i got this which is manual, steel backed, leather strap, non-date, plexi and not waterproof as my daily! Same movement as yours i think. Congratulations on a cracking buy. BR
  9. I always thought these two looked very similar. (I know Rotary have 'form' on imitation...) and. BR
  10. BlueRock

    Ladies Automatics

    Now that is very smart too. I spent ages trying to find a starburst dial like the seiko cocktail time but in ladies size. What is the quality of Hamiltons in general like? Quartz might stand up to abuse better too... Thank-you. BR
  11. BlueRock

    Ladies Automatics

    I wasn't expecting you to say anything different RWP! BR
  12. BlueRock

    Ladies Automatics

    Just looks slightly better quality (based on pics and nothing else!) and different from the pack. BR
  13. BlueRock

    Ladies Automatics

    I am looking at buying my wife a watch. Criteria from her are two-tone and a metal strap. I know she would love an auto. Do you have an informed opinion on any of these three? I know some on here own the gents version of these watches. Build quality? value for money? My leaning is towards the Oris as it is slightly different and the pointer for the date is unusual. Last consideration - this watch is likely to lead a hard life! BR

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