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  1. fastmongrel

    Polywatch / scratch removal on a Garmin

    Might help if you narrow it down to which model you mean is it a touch screen and what the crystal is made of. If its Acrylic then Polywatch or toothpaste will shift shallow scratches but wont do anything about a deep scratch as by the time you have removed enough material to take out the scratch you have weakened the crystal. If its mineral glass you can polish out scratches but its not easy. If its a Saphire crystal replacement is the only option.
  2. Seiko do quite a few watches with a power reserve indicator in the Prospex and Presage range and Orient do some in the Star range. The only thing is watches with PRIs tend to be either cheap and cheerful or eyewateringly expensive they arent usually found on a £1000 watch in my experience. The only PRI equipped watch I have seen recently in your price range was a Rado Coupole Classic at around £1300 in Ernest Jones.
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    Superb service from a watch shop

    Well its now been 8 days since I picked up the Dynamic from The Old Watch Shop and I have been checking it against a radio controlled clock, the BBC time signal and my laptops internet clock. I make it 0.5 of a second slow after 8 days, not too shabby I think
  4. fastmongrel

    Superb service from a watch shop

    The landlord is a company based in Gibraltar and for all I know owns millions of properties they probably dont care wether its empty or not.
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    Superb service from a watch shop

    It will probably turn into another flaming charity shop. As if the 13 we already have is not enough.
  6. fastmongrel

    Superb service from a watch shop

    I would hate to be running a shop selling anything these days. A local jewellers has just put the closing down sign's up, the landlord more than doubled the rent
  7. In January this year I bought an Omega Dynamic from The Old Watch Shop in Southport. It instantly became my favourite watch and was worn every day till mid May when I noticed it was stopping overnight. I took the watch back to The Old Watch shop with horrible visions of getting a big repair bill, straight away the proprietor diagnosed a broken Main Spring. There was no discussion about warranties or as I have had at other watch shops the accusatory questions on how I wore it or stored it or have you dropped it just "I will sort it for you there will be no charge" he even apologised that it might take up to three weeks for the return, I was stunned expecting to not see my watch again before Autumn. Three weeks later I had my baby back fully serviced with a new main spring and wow if I thought it was accurate before it now runs like a dream I cant actually tell if it has gained or lost any time, if it is its a second either way at most. I have no connection to the shop or the owner but after some absolutely rotten service from watch shops over the years it was such a pleasure to deal with a true watch enthusiast and gentleman that I had to write this post. Of course if this post results in a sale I will happily take my commision in Swiss Francs
  8. This is why I wont sell anything I cant afford to lose on fleabay. Too many people know how to game the system and ebay dont care as long as they get their $$$$$$ If I have to sell on some of the good stuff I might use an auction house.
  9. fastmongrel

    Urge to spread WIS.

    What does WIS mean
  10. Try and get the watch back you wont win if it goes to a dispute. I sold a Fortis flieger 2 years ago and a month after they received it I got emails claiming I had mis described it. Threatened to report me if I didnt refund by bank transfer which wasnt going to happen. Eventually got the watch back minus a bracelet link with some damage which luckily polished out. When you have the watch report and block the buyer hopefully eBay will take notice.
  11. fastmongrel

    Hand Winding Automatics

    Why would you wind an Auto more than just a couple of turns to get a stopped watch started. If you need to wind it a lot to get it started or to keep the spring powered then it needs a service in my experience
  12. fastmongrel

    How Deep has that Diver Been?

    About 250 feet......I nearly spilt my beer on my way back from the Eurostar restaurant coach
  13. fastmongrel

    Fashion changing watches.

    I prefer the other one
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    How much is too much?

    If I cant tell the time with the briefest of glances then the watch has failed at its one job. Faces covered in printed guff and complications are not my thing. This is about right for me not sterile but clean and simple. IMG_20180119_181411740 by Stuart, on Flickr
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    Hirsch buckle, feels cheap and nasty.

    I am now a happy Squirrel. The replacement buckle arrived from @animalone and has been fitted. Now I can wear my Omega on its new strap and not be anxiously checking every five minutes to make sure the recycled milk bottle top buckle isnt going to give way.