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Mr Levity

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About Mr Levity

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  • Birthday 05/02/65

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  • Location
    Colchester, Essex
  • Interests
    Family, family, family. All things Laurel and Hardy. Watches. Walking and bird watching (often at the same time).

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  1. Female Approval.

    My wife has she has commented on two with approval recently. The first is my latest acquisition : The second is one that every time I wore it, she said she hated it. So I put it on Evilbay (blatant plug, it's still there ). Then, when she saw it in my selling list, she said "why are you selling that one ? I like that".
  2. Sunday Young Guns (Made After 1990)

    FFF mod with NH35 movement to start the day. May change later.
  3. Saturday 19th August

    Cosmotron for this evening.
  4. Friday 18th

  5. Seiko FFF Mod

    Welcome. Keep an eye on this seller as he does (usually) good priced FFF mods. http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/a-taylor-0141?_trksid=p2053788.m1543.l2754 I bought the black one from him a while back. (NH35 movement).
  6. the £10-£50 buggey man got me

    I think we've all done this at some point.
  7. Monday is for mechanical watches

    It will be this one tonight.
  8. The One

    What he said
  9. Trusted vintage watch sites ???

    Our very own @scottswatches ?
  10. Old Watch Sunday (made before 1990)

    Sportsmatic for possibly the whole day. Big breakfast in town and then off to parents' for the afternoon and evening.
  11. 9988

    I hadn't noticed. Don't encourage him !
  12. 9988

    I did correct my post but you were too quick
  13. 9988

    Er, has anyone noticed that the post count is actually only 6222 ? Do likes count ? I think Rog has lost his marbles glasses.
  14. 9988

    I notice he's also moved to Kekistan. Boy that man can travel !
  15. Sportsman and similar

    I'm afraid the blueness of the Mercury's dial is just a reflection of the sky. A better pic: It's a bit of a mystery watch. A friend on WS has one but I've never seen another. The same year saw Sony and Safir (maybe others too ?) branded Sportsmatics, so maybe they were promotional watches. They weren't classed as divers' watches, and the Waterproof designation was changed to Water Resistant at the end of the '60s,beginning of '70s. I haven't come across any UK dealers, only Ebayers and it's rare (though not impossible) to find one who actually knows what they're talking about. You may be better off going for a Japanese seller, though import tax is always a risk. If you find anything you like the look of, don't be afraid to ask for advice ! And of course, once you've reached 50 posts you will have access to the Classified section of the Forum. It's all downhill for your wallet from then. Ask me how I know.
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