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About al_kaholik

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  1. these aren't heirlooms. They all disappeared, but like you, I won't say too much.
  2. Didn't get any at the weekend but will get my dad to take some! Criminal that things were chucked in the bin and I wonder what will be worth money when I'm older that I've binned over the years.
  3. My dad is working his way though the estate from his parents at the moment and it keeps uncovering watches. I've shown here preciously a Tufor presentation watch and a couple of ladies' Rotary watches. Back home for the weekend and my dad pulls out a two hander Accurist. It works a treat, is gold plated and having popped the back has a Felsa 320 inside which also appears to be plated. Keeps good time and is super thin, which my dad likes. Polished the crystal today with micromesh and poly watch and its a sight. Perhaps pics tomorrow. Gold isn't for me but its a stunning dress watch I'm very appreciative of what my grandparents wore every day.
  4. Trying to work out where this is... Going through a couple of places I thought and discounting them...
  5. Doesn't have to be expensive to make you happy
  6. If I had the money in my pocket this second and knew where it was you wouldn't have the opportunity. 34mm blue face air king screams (quietly) everything that a watch should be. Understated and perfect for any occasion
  7. Totally agree. If it was a 36mm I'd be happier! But I guess they'd sell fewer watches
  8. Thanks! I keep thinking about buying parts, but not brave enough to commit yet!
  9. Any details? Quite a fan but have a feeling its a 40mm+ case
  10. Is 'hipster' still fashionable? If so all my watches are now ironic. I'm with @Always"watching". Q1. Do I like it? Q2. Do I care what anyone else thinks?
  11. Raketa antimagnetic 2610 by Alex Bennett, on Flickr This has been sat whilst I've moved it ran way way too fast but after a couple of days of winding and checking it's within acceptable limits for me. Bought ad working a while back but with the crystal and minute hand missing, hence the condition of the dial! Fitted some hands from a dead donor watch after stripping the gold coloured plate with some brasso and then enamel paonting the reverse with some Humbrol black.
  12. Accuracy to the second isn't important to me at work. A date is nice but not necessary. It fitting under a cuff isn't usually too much of a problem either as sleeves usually end up rolled despite being in an office. My topic area is fairly niche and complex, even within the industry so I can get away with something quirky, interesting or just down right puzzling pieces and people seem to be interested or curious
  13. If you are in certain states/outlets they will do tax back if you spend $xxx. We've profited from that in journeys in the past. Its not huge but may tip the scales to making something worth while nas end enjoyable for the rest of your holiday
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