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    watches (obviously), airguns,guitars,bonsai & other stuff

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  1. Jaguar Motors Watch Query

    Hi It looks like it's associated with Jaguar cars to me as it has the leaping cat of the same design, Also, It looks like a nice mechanical chronograph from the dial side, The movement doesn't look so for some reason! (Can't see anything that the pushers activates! I'm not up on Chrono movements, Does it say what make/model the movement is? Have to say, It's a very pretty watch to my eyes John
  2. No idea, I was five and such things had no interest for me! The only thing I recall from 1963 was the terrible gales and watching roof slates and bill boards being airborne!! We had stables on the back and it levelled them!! John
  3. Hi all I went to buy a 7S26 Seiko from a seller on Shpock and ended up bringing three home!! First up, The Seiko (Youngest lad has claimed it as his own!!) Police Chrono, Really like this one! I couldn't leave without this strange thing!!, The dial (Or crystal) reflects the light really strangely, It becomes irridescent in bright laght but then goes dull blue in the shade!! It's 17mm thick and the bottom half is an LED flashlight!! It's a fair ol' lump of stainless steel!! At £60 for the three I was quite happy!! John
  4. Close up watch shots.

    'Fraid i'm not good with a camera and these aren't too close!! John
  5. With me it's- Airguns Bonsai Machinery (Lathes, Linishers, Benchdrills etc) Optical stuff (Bin's, Telescopes etc).. Knives Guitars There's other stuff to but to a lesser extent! John
  6. Not sure if this is a homage of anything but I have seen them with Cali style dials, The California dial is much nicer than this one imo John
  7. Sunday Oldies Thread (made before 1990)

    Had this old 6309 on for a few dfays, The date finder places it at March 1980.. I think it has replacement hands and know that the bezel is non original too Merry Chrimbo everyone!! John
  8. What Happened to Gold Watches.

    I don't think this Tissot Ballade is an old watch but is nicely gold plated, It has Sapphire crystal, I bought it a few years ago from a bootsale, It was quite a bit more than I normally pay at bootsales but I took an instant shine to it as a dress watch and had to have it!! John
  9. A couple of giveaways

    How much would you like for the 007 in bits Rob? John
  10. Gold plating , where, how much?

    Somewere I have a kit for gold plating, It's some kind of liquid that the polished item is placed in, It has to be non ferrous metal as it won't take to steel/iron directly, I've not seen it in ages though, My mum gave it to me, She tried it and the longer the item is left immersed, The darker it becomes!! Can't remember for the life of me what it's called or where I put it!! John..
  11. Gold plating , where, how much?

    Make sure they don't put too much new material on as it adds thickness- Parts may not fit then Years ago I had a 1725 Sunbeam Alpine, It had a single Stromberg carb as standard, My brother sold a pair of Webber 40 carbs to a lad with a Sunbeam Rapier so I bought his twin Strombergs from him, I had them steam/pressure washed then stripped them and had the dashpot covers and float chamber chromed, I had to use a wooden dowel with emery cloth wrapped around to open the orifice up where the jet goes through as I couldn't get the jet to centre without removing the chrome!! John
  12. Tuesday's 'Tat'

    Had the Bulova Military on earlier but changed to this as it needs winding! (Shall have to buy a winder! Seen a six watch carousel type from China for around £35 ) John
  13. Vostok Amphibia

    I've a couple of Amphibias too!! This one has the frogman and obligatory crazed paint dial, From memory it keeps good time!! I like this one but the case is quite small! (Smaller than the Frogman one!!) John
  14. Sunday Oldsters (Pre-1990)

    Got this old girl on today, New crystal on order for it! Think i'm going to buy a bracelet off fleabay for it too, The have some repro's that look just like the original that was too small for me! (As per usual ) John
  15. Titoni!

    Fabulous watches Lampoc!! I have two Titoni's (I shortened the name but it seemed vulgar sio put the full name on!! ) Unfortunately both need either new dials or the existing ones repainting!! Airmaster.. John

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