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  1. How do I get the back off?

    Assuming it is screw-on, you can try duct tape ball (Google) or sticky ball, https://www.ebay.com/sch/Tools-Repair-Kits/117039/i.html?_from=R40&_sop=15&_nkw=ball+watch+back.
  2. Decent Chinese watch - is there such a thing?

    I like Sea-gull watches, especially ST2130 (2824-2 clone). Here's what's available on Tmall, https://goo.gl/ZBDfe3. Use Chrome to auto-translate. The biggest sale day is on 11/11 (Friends' Day). You can buy by setting up your own account or using a Taobao/Tmall agent. Alternatively, a lot of people on WUS f72 have bought from http://www.good-stuffs.com/.
  3. Grand Seiko

    https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/search/search?va=.スプリングドライブ&vo=&ve=&ngrm=2&fixed=0&auccat=2084053754&aucminprice=&aucmaxprice=&aucmin_bidorbuy_price=&aucmax_bidorbuy_price=&l0=0&abatch=0&istatus=0&gift_icon=0&charity=&ei=UTF-8&tab_ex=commerce&slider=0&f_adv=1&fr=auc_adv&f=0x4 I bought a minty used one (now sold) from Yahoo Japan. It came without the warranty but Seiko were happy to oblige. I used FromJapan. Pay with Paypal or CC for protection. I found using EMS kept me away from Aus customs. Here's the latest sold items. https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/closedsearch/closedsearch?va=.スプリングドライブ&vo=&ve=&auccat=2084053754&aucminprice=&aucmaxprice=&ei=UTF-8&tab_ex=commerce&slider=0&f_adv=1&fr=auc_adv
  4. Best value 'entry - luxury' (quartz)...

    I see you like HAQs. I have just bought a used Citizen G530 (10s/year) of Yahoo Japan using FromJapan. Use Chrome to auto-translate. BTW, FJ is useless if it goes wrong with a seller (on a rare occasion it will) so use Paypal or CC. Get the nothing to do with us, guv, response from FJ and then go straight to Paypal/CC. I choose EMS and have never been asked for import duties in Australia. I bought this, https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/261446380 Here's the searches for the Citizen and Seiko HAQs of 5/10/20s per annum. Make sure you check the size as a lot of them may be too small for a bloke but perfect for a lady. https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/search/search?ei=UTF-8&va=&vo=1730+2710+2730+0310+0330+0330G+G530+G540+E410+E510+A610+A660+A670+A690+A735+A780+7711&ve=&auccat=2084024505&aucminprice=&aucmaxprice=&aucmin_bidorbuy_price=&aucmax_bidorbuy_price=&abatch=0&istatus=0&gift_icon=0&f=0x4&slider=0&tab_ex=commerce&f_adv=1&charity=&fixed=0&s1=cbids&o1=a https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/search/search?p=(2J41,+4J40,+4J41,+4J42,+4J51,+4J52,+5E61,+8J41,+8J42,+8N51,+8N65,+9581,+9587,+8j40+8j82+8j40+8j80+8j81+8j86+8j55+8j56+4j41+4j80+4j81+4j85+8n51+8n65+8n81+9f61+9f62+9f82+9f83+9581+9587)&auccat=2084024503&aq=-1&oq=&ei=UTF-8&slider=0&tab_ex=commerce https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/search/search?p=(2J30,+2J31,+3F30,+3F31,+5E30,+5E31,+5E32,+5E39,+5E42,+8N40,+8N41,+8N45,+8N46,+9530,+9531,+9533,+9539,+7N93,+9544,+7740,+7741,+7742,+7749,+8f32,+8f33,+8f35,+8f56)&auccat=2084024503&aq=-1&oq=&ei=UTF-8&slider=0&tab_ex=commerce https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/search/search?p=(aq4000+aq1040+aq1034+aq1030+aq1010+aq1020+aq1000+ctq57+a610+a660+a010+a060)&ei=UTF-8&oq=&auccat=2084024505&slider=0&tab_ex=commerce&s1=cbids&o1=a Longines VHP https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/search/search?va=&vo=vhp+v.h.p.&ve=&ngrm=2&auccat=2084041628&aucminprice=&aucmaxprice=&aucmin_bidorbuy_price=&aucmax_bidorbuy_price=&l0=0&abatch=0&istatus=0&fixed=0&gift_icon=0&charity=&ei=UTF-8&tab_ex=commerce&slider=0&f_adv=1&fr=auc_adv&f=0x4
  5. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Solar-Charger-CoolFire-Professional-Citizen/dp/B00ZOWJI7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505689563&sr=8-1&keywords=CoolFire+Professional+Solar+Watch+Charger Reviews reckon 2-3 hours per watch.
  6. Perlon strap opinions

    Perlons are good on hot, sweaty days, and EULITs are the best.
  7. Amazing accuracy for an automatic

    My Aramar is also very accurate. Lovely movement, 9015.
  8. Perlon strap opinions

    http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// Casio F-91, Citizen E510 and Sea-gull ST16 skeleton.
  9. Perlon strap opinions

    http:// http:// http:// http:// Casio F-91, Citizen E510 and Sea-gull ST16 skeleton.
  10. Perlon strap opinions

    I found these to be the best and the only ones I would buy again, http://www.yellys.ch/zub/zub-eulit.html#andere. I have a bunch from other well-known sellers sat here waiting for a trip to the Salvos.
  11. Sea Gull Chinese Military Watch

    I've owned both and they were both too noisy for me so sold them. The ST25 is known as a noisy movement but the military were really loud.
  12. Citizen.....Eco drive.....Precisionist

    I'd like a sweeping, eco haq for <$200.
  13. Weishi 1000 timegrapher, Are they any good

    I have one. I use it to make my watches COSC, especially the Sea-gulls (I have gotten the odd one that wasn't COSC out of the box). It helps you to appreciate how finicky watches are. The regulator needs a tiny, tiny, non-existent nudge. What happens is you get it to +6 and decide to give it one more go to get it closer to zero. Oops, it's now +30 and you are cursing yourself. Bit of advice - keep off the alcohol whilst tuning.
  14. 70s-watches.com What's your experience?

    His post is a sign of desperation to me. £1300 is a lot. He contacted Graham and got nowhere. I wonder why Graham didn't try to assuage him? Obviously, this is the OP's viewpoint. Be interested to hear Graham's take. Personally, I would be well peed if it happened to me. I would expect re-assurance from the dealer that I wasn't sold a pup, and if this didn't happen I would expect a refund. I'm poor!
  15. 70s-watches.com What's your experience?

    That's a bit harsh. What do you want to know? I would be a tad peeved in his shoes and looking for answers. 1300 quid is a lot, whether it was 8 years or 8 minutes.

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