Noble Ox

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  1. Hi Pete, That sounds like an ambitious start to your new collecting hobby. And the cats add an interesting handicap factor! Wish I could help you, but I can't. I have an old Elgin full hunter, which I asked a local watch repair shop to 'clean up', as there was dust behind the crystal, on the face and hands. It was running OK for 40 years, just wanted the dust removed. They managed to remove the crystal from the front (I always imagined it needed to be removed 'from behind', if you know what I mean. And were unable to re-insert it. Then they wound up the spring so tight it's stuck fully wound, and the inner workings have siezed up. Maybe I should have sent it to you to fix..... Tom Bangkok
  2. Must have walked past this place dozens of times, and embarrassed to say I have never noticed it before !!! Almost opposite Thonglor Police Station - I wonder if there's a connection there....? The website doesn't look too bad - I've seen worse.
  3. Can anyone recommend a place which services pocket watches? (Either in London or Bangkok.....if possible) Thanks!
  4. Hi again, Can anyone recommend a place in or near London where I can get this old Elgin pocket watch cleaned up? I gave it to a watch repair shop in Bangkok, and all they succeeded in doing was make the crystal fall out (I have no idea how to get it in again), and wind the spring up so tight it doesn't run any longer (used to get 7-8 hours out of it by NOT fully winding). Thanks, Tom
  5. Hi Everyone, Thanks for the warm welcome. I am still feeling my way around this forum. On another I belong to there is an option to be notified when a reply to one's own posts pops up. I've only just found and ticked it here. Graham from Berkshire asked what I do in Bangkok. I'm in the construction business. But what brought me here is a much longer story. I don't know Caller, but Thonglor is my back yard. there most evenings. So if there is a private message area on this forum, send me one, and we can meet up sometime.
  6. Still not getting the Photobucket image to upload. And I'll be darned if I can find the "edit" button you mentioned in the bottom left corner... OK, third time lucky...!
  7. Here goes... http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj626/nobleora/Watches/RIMG0572-lo.jpg
  8. Hi everyone, I thought I had introduced myself a week or so ago, but can't see my message anywhere, so I guess I didn't! I'm originally from the UK, but currently living and working in Bangkok. My interests are vintage wrist watches and old pocket watches. Tom
  9. Thanks Roger, I guess I timed out 2 minutes ago! Too bad, on other forums I belong to you can edit your own posts (and even delete them) any time. Looks like I messed up my first photo upload too. Again, different set-up from other forums - I'm on a learning curve!
  10. Hi All, New to the forum, and this is my first post. My father gave me a vintage Elgin pocket watch many years ago. It never ran a full 24 hours on one wind. Knowing nothing about pocket watches I guess this is probably a weak spring. Anyhow, tha doesn't bother me - I never used it for keeping accurate time. But I want to get it cleaned up. Some dust particles are trapped between the crysatl and the dial face. Can anyone recommend a repairer (in the London area) who can do this? Many thanks http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/nobleora/media/Watches/RIMG0572-lo.jpg.html?sort=3&o=5 BTW, how do you access your own posts to correct typos, or amend?
  11. Hello everyone, I have only just signed up to this forum. I live and work in Bangkok, but originally from London. Like P1505C, I'm also new to watches, but fascinated by their mechanics. My interest is more for vintage watches and antique pocket watches. Once I get the hang of it I wil post one or two pics.