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  2. I was on the point of banning you there...
  3. It's a well made Swiss watch, with an interesting background. You'll likely never see another.
  4. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned trying @simon2 for this one? https://thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?/forum/57-ask-simon/ No such thing as "unable to be repaired" mate. Everything can be repaired, and it doesn't need to go back to Omega either.
  5. Apparently unable to be repaired unless done via an Omega Auth Repair Centre. Refuse to be fleeced so I won't be wearing this one again!
  6. Missed the halo one, that's me you know.
  7. I seem to recall the original form emoji depicting some form of repetitive wrist action being removed after your frequency of use, and have saved and cherished your (unnecessary) apology for using said emoji when replying to some of my posts.
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  9. As the title says, I am based in Aberdeen and have been for many years. Having always had an appreciation for watches, I started treating myself to a few watches maybe 5 years back as my age and my disposable income increased. Nothing expensive and all very simple clutter free watches, which is what appeals to me. In joining I am hoping to gain knowledge and broaden my horizons with regards to the watches and suppliers of watch accessories that are out there. I also have some inexpensive (but reasonable quality) watches that are very much of sentimental value as they have passed down to me from family members, so getting feedback on the feasibility of repairs and perhaps local repairers who are known, trusted and charge a fair price, would also be a good thing. Thanks.
  10. good show. that reminds me; "carbide twist insert drills " ; i sharpen them with " green stone". vin
  11. I have 3 of these and out of the three I have I found the yellow to be the best colour. I believe the yellow one is the only one where the strap is mainly black so it's not overdone like the other colours.
  12. Looking at this Beyer watch, I believe that it represents an early version of the cushion shaped wristwatch case. Without looking up the date of the movement, I provisionally dated this watch to the later 1920s or early 1930s, and on consulting Scott's link to the Ranfft details of the movement, it is clear that the style and details of the watch as a whole match the approximate date of the movement given by Ranfft, i.e.,c.1925.
  13. Looking good there Davey, can't fault a G-Shock or several.
  14. RLT-17 (Unitas cal.6498,17 jewels) STOWA MARINE, (Unitas cal.6498,17 jewels)
  15. Thank you Scottswatches. That should help me date it too.
  16. Yeah that's one of my favourites too, it's the only Rolex on my wants list....
  17. I thought I had something special and unique. The more I learn about the watch, the more I'm thinking of getting rid of it to be honest.
  18. Well, lock down fever seems to have made me go a bit bonkers, so yet another Casio arrived today... It's another G-Shock, with the sexy sounding Carbon Core technology, same as my last one (but this is a VERY different watch). Basically, the "carbon core" is the centre section that holds the movement, and is a carbon fibre composite shell, to add extra protection. I've had my eye on this model for a while, and had to pull the trigger when Amazon reduced it to an insanely low price. Ladies & Gentlemen, may I present the mighty G-Shock GA-2000-1A9ER: First impressions are excellent so far. I thought the setting up procedure might be a bit complex, but after checking out the user guide it only took a couple of mins to get the time zone/BST/date/time set up. You just have to set them on the digital display first, then the hands sweep around to the correct time. I must admit, I had to use a magnifying glass to see the digital part though, thanks to a combination of the negative display (which is tiny) plus my poor eyesight. I couldn't read it, even with my reading glasses on I really like the bright and vibrant yellow on this one, although I appreciate it won't be to everyone's taste, of course. Ironically,most of the yellow is hidden on the back when it's worn, so you can't see it: On the wrist it is extremely comfortable, and sits perfectly thanks to the soft rubber strap (with quick-release spring bars - a nice touch). As you might expect, it is light as a feather, so you barely notice you're wearing it. Also, I think it's slightly smaller than the average G-Shock, and not quite so thick, which is a good thing IMHO. Here's one final gratuitous pic for no good reason: As with most G-Shocks, it's loaded with features, most of which I won't use. These include 2 time zones, 5 alarms plus an hourly chime, stopwatch, and countdown timer to name a few. There are a couple of tricks with the hands as well: They can be temporarily "parked" if they're covering the digital displays when you want to read them (assuming your eyesight is better than mine... ). Also, they can be re-calibrated accurately if they go out of alignment. Not much negative to say about this one. The digital displays are quite hard to see, as mentioned previously, and the hands would have been better filled with lume instead of open. Other than that, a near perfect G-Shock I think Any comments welcome, as always.
  19. AVO

    Today I Bought .....

    @rhaythorne Looks like you got your Schiit together!
  20. I use an iPhone for all my pics. Natural light is best and try and get the sun/brightness behind you. Tap the picture, click edit and crop to the required size. This is one of my favourites :
  21. A Schiit Magni 3+ I was most upset when my beloved little Vali 2 seemed to develop a fault and it kept making horrible buzzing sounds after a few hours use every time I swapped the valve/tube. Without thinking too much about it or really investigating the problem I decided to go back to solid state and bought a Magni 3+. Of course, about 2 minutes after clicking the "Buy it now" button I discovered that the problem was nothing more than a dodgy phono cable! Oh well, it's only money isn't it I'll probably swap the Vali 2 to the proper Hi-Fi which doesn't have a headphone socket and keep the Magni 3+ for desktop PC use. In the meantime, behold the splendour of my huge pile of Schiit!
  22. Beyer have an excellent (if small) museum in their basement, which is well worth going to in Zurich. The movement looks like an early ETA , something similar to this http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk&ETA_500
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