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  2. £4.50 was just under half my 16 year old craft apprentice wage in August 1974
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  4. Thanks for that, do I get a badge or something? A nice badge may make me feel a little better right now or maybe you could suggest where I could get therapy.
  5. One from Big M I had an old Aunt who lived in Sheffield in the 70's, went to Sheffield Top Rank a few times. By chance I saw The Jam there one weekend probably before the were well known. Not sure it was £4.50, that was a lot of money back then, I was only getting about seven or eight quid a week as an apprentice so it might have been before this.
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  7. I have several watches with (I think) ST96 movements, Most of them have broken mainsprings, I'm wondering if it's a weakness with this movement This was the latest to suffer the bad luck although it actually broke years ago, Almost straight after I bought it but it's so nice that I can't bring myse;lf to scrap it and there's no repaires that I know of near by 9ct Rodania. Hmmm, I recalled someone saying about a place at Doncaster that repairs older watches, Probably only 25 or 30 miles from me too! John
  8. Hi all I've had this watch for years, Got it for a quid at the bootsale, It runs well and keeps time to say how scruffy it is inside(Shorter hand is actually the minute hand!!)I reckon it must have been a plaything for the kids and had no crystal in or something!! Over on facebook a chap that restores watches says he will fully restore it for £600, Would the watch be worth £600 when restored or would it be a pricey project?, Is that the going rate for a full resto? (Never had one done before!!) I don't actually have £600 spare at the moment so had to tell the chap that it'll have to wait (Been off work for ten weeks after a replacement knee!!).. John
  9. johnbaz

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    Roller Daimler V250 John Some aeryplanes that kept going by making a racket!! The sky was very moody back at this show! A35? And a Frog eyse coming at me! A couple of prancing horses John
  10. spinynorman

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    Great shots of a superb car. I love the look of that engine.
  11. johnbaz

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    A couple more.. Daimler SP250 Daimler 15hp Bristol John
  12. spinynorman

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    My car at uni was a Triumph Herald.
  13. johnbaz

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    Yep, I think that was a Vanguard, I can recall my aunty having one when I was a kid, She used it to work for a Taxi company called Abbey Taxis!! A nice classy old Lagonda John
  14. spinynorman

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    Nothing wrong with those pics, and anyway, it's always good to see some real classics. Is the one at the top a Vanguard? For the first set I posted, I saw someone else taking closeup shots of grills, badges, facias. So I copied them and was quite pleased with the results. It's still nice to see the whole car, though.
  15. johnbaz

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    Well Karrusel, They were supposed to be pipes for the petro-chemical industry! How were we to know that pipes for the petro-chemical industry shouldn't have an eight ton breech?! John
  16. Though it's no consolation, welcome to the £40 Seiko 7txx club.
  17. Thanks for that info, I will check the number on my watch tomorrow, could have been a costly mistake???
  18. I have just sold a fully working one on Ebay and only got £40, I was gutted!
  19. I agree, the logo looks like one of the Ebay Indian specials, parts of it will be genuine Seiko parts in there. They appear to like the 6349 movement. Sorry :-(
  20. Out of interest, how much does a silver plating tank cost, and, how good are the results?
  21. Looks good, like the b@5t@rd lovechild of a Rado Captain Cook and a Tudor BB.
  22. I think the prices on Chrono are very much the highest price you will ever see for a watch as I think dealers expect to be hit with a low offers. I totally agree with you that a 7T32-7C60 is worth somewhere between £200 to £300 depending on condition. I currenlty have a 7T42-6A00 (gold coloured dial and bezel) on for £180 as it is boxed, with instructions and in fantastic condition, a similar watch on Chrono would be around £300 if not more. By the way guys, very sorry for the slow reply to your comments, I do not appear to be getting notified that someone has replied to my comment even though I have that button checked.
  23. Literally everytime they came on sale they were snapped up. Worked out a £320 UK which could be worse.
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