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scottswatches last won the day on April 9

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    Melton Mowbray
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    Failed to give up watch collecting

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  1. New clock and watch fair

    I'm in the building right now! Upton is a small village, and Upton hall is on the main road and the most prominent building in the village. And it nicely signposted outside.
  2. Just came across this

    the seller is a lapsed forum member, Woody77.
  3. New clock and watch fair

    visiting and buying (hopefully)
  4. New clock and watch fair

    It's a first, so no idea if it will be good or not, but I will give it a try
  5. Spring bar tool / watch tools in general

    You won't go wrong there. I have been using a Bergeon staking set and mainspring wonders today on my course. £900+. Each.+VAT Ouch! The instructor reckons to properly equip a workshop you are looking at 90-110 grand. One of the cleaning machines alone are £15k You spring bar tool, with ends that can be replaced for £3, suddenly feels cheap!
  6. Making a watch - help!

    Buy the book by George Daniels. Expensive, but cheap in comparison to making mistakes.
  7. Monday is for mechanical watches

    I start the BHI basic mechanical watch course today, so I'd better wear something suitable
  8. scuderia ferrari

    as ex pit crew I can tell you the pit crew wear whatever the bosses tell them to wear. Safety shoes? Nah, have some branded trainers to wear while throwing wheels, tyres and 2kg wheel guns about in pitstops! Girard-Perregaux used to do a Ferrari range. But unless you have the car it doesn't work for me
  9. Old Watch Sunday (made before 1990)

    some great watches today guys My recent arrival - 1968 De Ville in rolled gold
  10. help when choosing a replacement crown

    The case is a 165.008. I can't measure the thread size, but all the options seem to be 0.9mm. Just using the verniers across the stem it seems to be 0.7, but I know this isn't the most reliable method of measuring. I had better add a pitch gauge to my shopping list! The Ranfft info shows the stem as W3203, but I can't find spec's for this part either? http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk&Omega_711 Using the method @andyclient mentioned the part is restricted supply, 42044SX, but that at least gives the specification.
  11. help when choosing a replacement crown

    I can see choices at 2.0mm and 1.6mm, but nothing at 1.8. SHOUT!
  12. Roamer 612 searock

    Via the case back. Through the glass tends only to be monocoque cases (one piece, all the same material). As your case back is stainless and the case gold plated, they have to join somewhere
  13. New Arrival

    The right hand side is lovely
  14. Ups and Downs on TWF w/e 13-8-17

    I've got plenty to keep me going, and this course is just five days - I still be more Phil Daniels than George Daniels after this!