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  1. Omega: The Artistic Interpretation of Time.

    Nice write up. I have looked at these before , but always been put off by the strap fixing - do you have to have an Omega strap?
  2. New to the forum

    does this model have an alarm? if so the holes on the back (if they are holes) may be to amplify the noise. I have an old Tissot that did the same trick. I would think a normal jaxa type tool would still undo the caseback, or the rubber ball as previously mentioned.
  3. In-coming...Maserati Quattroporte...content

    I just got a quote for a 1998 Mercedes E55 v8 and it was under £300. The benefit of being an old fart! @Nigelp I salute your courage. These are great looking cars from every angle, unless that angle is looking up at the car on a ramp!
  4. Chronos without three sub dials

    Or if you turn it up to 11 New in a shop window this morning. It stayed there.
  5. Chronos without three sub dials

    How about just one?
  6. Professional Quartz Diver Brands

    What about a CWC Divers watch? The Navy switched from Submariners to them, but I'm sure the bean counters had a say there too
  7. Panerai luminor gmt 00063

    I would be wary of any celebrity endorsed products. I don't imagine the Kevin Spacey Omega* will be worth a premium anymore. *Made up product, but you see my point The fact you are asking should I sell means you are thinking of selling. Would you miss it? If not then sell it.
  8. Hi! New member

    Welcome. Your list is sound, but for the sake of giggles here are some alternatives. 1 Rolex Datejust 2. Seiko, preferably a grand Seiko quartz for everyday use but a new £200 Seiko could do. 3. Zenith El Primero
  9. watches for london

    No watch shops worth visiting in Kings Cross, but there is probably a horology section of the British Library Or if that doesn't get past the 710 then Austin Kaye is on the Strand, near most good theatres. 'may as well have a look as we happen to be passing' I'd also take the time to see the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square (top of the Strand). Free entry too, and free is not a word you will hear often in London (but might appeal to a tight Yorkshireman! )
  10. Longines Flagship Heritage , 38.5mm

    A date window at 12 or 6 should make the dial more balanced, improving the symmetry A date at 9 is the devil's work though!
  11. Vintage Omega ID please

    You will need to see the numbers inside the caseback. Don't remove the back unless you know what you are doing, as mistakes are both easy to make and expensive to fix
  12. Omega Constellation 1966

    Scrap value plus a little bit. Ladies watches are hard work and, despite the good name and quality here, they are slow sellers
  13. Seiko Pogue

    You are wise to be wary of Frankens here. I double check this article with these to make sure it all adds up http://wornandwound.com/gallery-seiko-6139-6002-pogue/ One surprising thing on these is the cost of the glass - £42 trade price!
  14. Bezel Fell Off and Lost TAG Heuer

    Sorry, it's the most common part to lose of older divers and also the hardest to replace. Luckily a lot of these tags are rarely serviced and the movements can fail, so look out on eBay for a non working watch as a donor. Good luck with the search
  15. Help dating an Eterna .....

    The dating information on Eterna movements can also be found here
  16. No love for Ollech & Wajs ?

    This 'keeper' arrived with me yesterday via sales corner @JimboJames1972 is a gentleman. I like it, and O&W have filled in some blanks on the history too in a very helpful manner. These were never sent for MOD evaluation and the broad arrow is for decoration only. Made in the late nineties in quite limited numbers, the often repeated story of them being made in the 70s is complete bull. The movement wasn't even available until 1983, and by then the MOD had switched to CWC and quartz. It took some finding out, and I'm very grateful to the new owner of O&W for telling me the story. He should know, as he bought his one directly from his friend Mr Wajs. I do quite like researching this type of story!
  17. I'm thinking of the little things that make life better, such as the really useful box for keeping wrapping paper in (bought from Rymans, 2 for £20). But my best purchase is the Panasonic breadmaker, model number SD ZB2512. Since we got it in November we have bought two loaves of bread and made everything else. 2 hours for a white loaf, or set the timer and have 5 seeded wholemeal loaf waiting for you when you get up. The tear and share pepperoni bread was so good we have made it regularly I'm hoping the Eve mattress that arrives soon will also be a good purchase. So what have you bought that has made a small but nice addition to your life?
  18. Best non watch purchases of the past 12 months

    The model I have has a separate yeast dropper, keeping the Yeast dry until the optimum time. It also has a seed dropper so they don't all end up at the bottom of the loaf. And the Eve mattress is like a rock. Two bad nights sleep so far, one more and they can take it back!
  19. 1953 solid gold watch wanted

    I have nothing men's gold for that year at the moment sadly. But I do have a watchmakers estate to sort through when I get a chance. Not sure what that contains, but apparently there is a box of gold watches from his personal collection (you have to be very careful with watchmakers estates, as they are full of unrepairable watches kept for parts or in case the right part turns up)
  20. Bulova Super Seville - Opinions?

    Nothing wrong with Bulova, but that model is just too close a homage to the Rolex Day Date. I'd either feel I was wearing a fraud, or it would build too much desire for the Rolex! And I already have that desire! 18k yellow gold case, white dial, stick indices and English day wheel please!
  21. Friday watches 16/2

    Oris Regulator today My local jewellers has a new model, number 749-7667-4051-mb on offer down from £1,450 to £495. tempting, but I have a load of nearly new watches recently (and another arriving!) so i'll back away from that one
  22. Omega 1342 movement

    Working movement or circuit required, if anyone has one. There is currently a circuit on eBay Italia but it is no refunds and untested, so a big gamble for £80! If anyone has one then please let me know
  23. Any Rotary aficionados?

    They definitely did homage models. Look up the Bulova Royal Oak, a blatant rip off and now sell for £500+ Agree with everything mentioned on here. Rotary do have a vintage section of there website and while it is far from comprehensive it's better than nothing
  24. Roamer watch info

    A 15 jewel movement is likely to be an MST in house movement. Don't scrap it! We do need to see some pictures though. Check out the thread about how to post pictures using a hosting website such as flickr
  25. Thursday "AUTOMATICS" 15/02/2018

    Fresh in is this 1950 Certina auto An important part of my job is testing the watches before I list them. It's a lovely job!

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