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kevkojak last won the day on October 6 2016

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    Bolton. Greater Manchester
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    Watches, Poker, classic cars. General messing about, gotta keep busy haven't you...

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  1. I hate the Daytona. Lume is shockingly bad, in fact the last one I had went back to Rolex for a new hand-set, and the timekeeping was well out of COSC standards. In the end it was traded in for a vintage OysterQuartz. Which model Daytona are you looking at? Obviously not the new Cerachrom bezel model since it's un-gettable, I presume you're talking second hand - How old? All steel? White or black dial? If you find yourself steered towards the Rolex, buy the older one with the Zenith El-Primero movement, it's head and shoulders above the all Rolex model.
  2. Red faced diver.

    Here you go Jordy. The best red faced diver I have ever had was the Victorinox Dive-Master 500. (mecha, not quartz) You'll need to hunt a while, the red automatic model was released as a bit of a special edition (black and orange were the popular ones, blue and red came out later in limited runs). I have had loads of Victorinox watches and simply can't fault the build quality. They were relaunched in about 2009 in the UK with a large campaign but never really found their market - too much competition in the £500-£1000 range plus the start of a recession taking hold. Good news (for a buyer) is that depreciation on them is shocking. £1100 new, but £300 will buy you a loose one second hand and £400 should see you with a mint/boxed example. You may need to source one from the US where they are a much better known brand, but they pop up in the UK as well. Chunky PVD case (none of this cheap Ion-Plated stuff!) and 500m water resistance, plus running an ETA (2824?). If you can find a better value diver then I'd be amazed.
  3. They must have been in the wrong shop...
  4. Display stands

    Still here....on and off. (much more off than on). Funny you should mention me in a display stand thread, I have a full box full to clear out. If anyone needs owt before they are e.bayed drop me a line. A couple of them are rare, vintage or high end so I'd need a couple of quid, but the majority are just generic display stands which I simply no longer need (over a decade of collecting has left me in a position to display correct watches on the correct stands!) On, and Bond - those are the last of the "proper" Rolex stands, made from solid Granite. The older ones are Marble, then they did some polished granite ones, then those "rough" granite ones. These days they are really nasty plastic ones with weighted bases.
  5. Apologies to admin/Roy

    You seemed happy enough to argue against it though Jay, I was trying to make the forum aware and all I got was stick...
  6. Vintage Rolex

    icheletee, I can't be certain from a picture, but yes I'd say so. As long as it's complete (no missing movement parts) then it's a valuable watch. In open auction as a totally unrestored piece I'd be amazed if it sold for less than £10,000. Fully restored (sympathetically, of course - no repainting of the dial etc) then it's likely a £15,000 - £20,000 watch. Of course I'm obliged to point out the old mantra that this is just my opinion and no-one on the forum is an expert on valuations. I do it 7 days a week though.
  7. Buy the Seller

    Just logged out of my personal e.bay and into my "business" e.bay account to do a few bits of listing and e.mailing. Looking at that sexy little Daytona again... I'm tempted to get into a bidding war with myself. I wonder how high I'd go?
  8. Buy the Seller

    He's only up the road, I'll offer to meet in person at Leonard Dews jewellers in Blackpool to have it checked out before I hand over my heard-earned dosh. Almost at 20 grand now. I'm still in the lead! haha I bet the lad is creaming his pants by now and ordering another dozen from his scruffy mates down the docks.
  9. Buy the Seller

    I have just bid £25,000 on it (kevz7568). If anyone wishes to own this magnificent watch, you'll need to smash in £25,000.01 I love doing this. I wonder if we can get it to a million squids.
  10. New in today

    Definitely fits the bill as being easy to read! Nice catch Haydn.
  11. Profession: Jeweller, considering training as a gemologist and diamond grader (keeps me away from the public). Daily wear watch: Yes. Mine changes almost everyday. Today I've had a Victorinox on, now I have a Seiko on. Most of the week I've been wearing my new Tag Heuer (Aquaracer Grande Date) which I'll probably wear at weekend too, having a night in Manchester on the razz.
  12. Vintage Seiko Ebay

    The first rule of watch collecting; NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM INDIA. EVER. EVER. 99% of them will be fakes or frankens. At the very least they will have repainted dials, definitely not good for a collector. Sorry.
  13. Trying to create my own Watch Brand!

    I like the concept, but I'd love to know how that survey will help? Please don't take offense but it was awful, almost useless, you'll never be able to narrow a market from that I'm afraid Elliot. The customisable watch is a great idea, there was even a chap doing that with nothing but the Seiko 007 on ebay (he seems to have vanished) and the whole concept was absolutely brilliant. I wish you the best of luck.
  14. Are you sitting comfortably?...then I'll begin...

    Nice catch that man! Lovely looking dial.
  15. Which classic watch to buy my unborn child...

    I like yours better, at least there is a picture!

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