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  1. gimli

    Any help to identify very old watch

    Should be a pretty cheap no-name generic Swiss contract brand. Age is perhaps 1920s-1930s...
  2. gimli

    Oi Oi

    I did not read this. Welcome Liam.
  3. Your MONTBLANC Timewalker ? You mean OUR MONTBLANC Timewalker... Sir this is a close-knit community. We share (almost) everything between... Some might say that we're just a bunch of communists but they're just a bunch of envious hating fascists. Now who wants to swap their Omega for a plastic Casio ?
  4. The italians have always had a very strong and rich watch wearing culture. Very nice. Except for that one loser with the Timex...
  5. gimli

    great talkingwatches - Beyer

    Is that a (pretty) cheap Mondaine quartz ? Time to completely disregard this individual...
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  7. CousinsUK has some 19mm straps of various qualities.
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    It’s about time I bought a camera.

    Best simplest/cheapest route is to get a good pro point and shoot compact camera. Here's a few suggestions. Sony HX90V, Sony RX100 series (goes from I to VI or so... these are considered the best point and shoot/compact cameras out there), Canon G series (G9, G7, etc.), Panasonix Lumix TZ series (also considered very good). If you know a bit about photography and you seem like you do, you'll be able to take really good photos with all of these cameras above. I believe they all shoot RAW and they all have manual controls for setting apperture, shutter speed, etc. If you have a budget of at least 300 GBP I'll suggest the Sony RX series, then Panasonic, then the Canon ones. Canon ones are great but they offer less for the money than the other two, sadly... Obviously you can go the DSLR route but that means buying a lot of types of lenses and switching them around all the time which I find annoying and unnecessary nowadays...
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    This day in history.

    Very beautiful building. Do authorities rebuild various landmarks in Britain or are they left as history "left" them ? Would be interesting to see it the way it used to be but I guess that would be pretty expensive and, maybe, counterproductive. Although I'm not a religious person I think that modern churches are so boring and bland as opposed to the old ones...
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    PSA -- Victorinox

    What kind of a website is that where you're not allowed access unless you make an account ?
  11. It could be possible to stay below 1000 GBP but I'm not aware of Swiss watches with PR or I just can't remember any at the moment. It's the japanese that usually like PR indicators...
  12. gimli

    New Arrival - Great Scott!

    Are you sure you have your dates checked ? 1985 is going to be two years from now. How could you get a watch that hasn't been produced yet ?
  13. gimli

    1915 Zenith

    A piece of history right there... Lovely.
  14. gimli

    Small winding wheel.

    Well you're going to have to tell us the caliber/movement first and foremost. I would say that some of them are interchangeable (probably by chance) but you'd have to have a couple of gears in front of you and just test them out one by one. Often the same manufacturer would produce the same part for various other entities.
  15. gimli

    Zenith, which colour?

    Blue because it matches the moonphase and the indexes which are also blueish (?).
  16. gimli

    Christies - Anybody Bidding

    If they ever make some sort of a reissue of that Rolex they'd make quite a few bucks... I'm sure they could easily price them at around 15-20k...
  17. gimli

    Christies - Anybody Bidding

    I'd honestly buy all of them, except the Pateks but I can probably afford just the movement of one or two of them... Wait, probably not even the movement...
  18. gimli

    40 h power reserve?

    One complete rotation of the rotor only barely winds the mainspring so you'd have to get the oscillating weight "rotated" many times for some power... In case it helps. If your power reserve is pretty high though, then it'll be easier, provided you keep wearing the watch, as at some point it'll hit maximum power reserve.
  19. gimli

    4 Steps changing a bezel insert

    You've never seen this before because this is or can be a bad idea on so many levels. First and foremost prying the bezel insert with something hard while the bezel is still installed... Oh boy... At least use something underneath the tool to protect the glass. In some ways it can be a bit faster but it can also back fire. Careful not to add too much glue so that it'll drip between the bezel and case. And be careful to align the insert just right and not to break the old insert when removing it.
  20. gimli

    1918 was the year..

    I think that it is around 15,000 GBP overpriced... Can't say that I like the face that much...
  21. gimli

    Amateur watch repairs / service

    In the meantime you can simple get some cheap watches or non-runners and play around with them. It'll be a good hands-on lesson. Of course you're going to need some tools and some knowledge about how watches are made and how they function.
  22. gimli

    Vivienne Westwood "Hampstead"

    Not bad looking but I wish the hands were not all-metal.
  23. gimli

    TMB's Quiz.

    Do you have anything for the less cultured ?
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    Back in the saddle

    Good choice Simon. One small tip, if you go the pre-owned route (every now and then) you can buy plenty of good watches for 2/3 the price, maybe half the price, maybe even less. Happy hunting!
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    I will also add that most watches out there often time use stock movements which also don't have much magnetism resistance. So, pretty much, if this factor is important you're forced to get a watch that is truly anti-magnetic.

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