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Everything posted by johnboy24

  1. I purchased a Morar recently and for the price paid it is a very nice watch. Fit and finish well above it's price point, lume very bright and long lasting (not timed but still legible in the early hours of the morning). Both straps it came with of a decent quality. I find the silicon strap more comfortable than the leather. I do have quite "twiggy" wrists. Good time keeping, mine gained less than 30 seconds in its first week of nearly constant wearing. Although all the measurements stated are correct it does wear a bit "small" possibly due to the width of the bezel.
  2. Two questions need to be asked. 1. Why do you want to own a "valuable" watch? 2. Which brand? Answers may help members to reply.
  3. These do appear to be quite rare Seiko 5's however a nice looking one sold on T'Bay in Australia in May this year for a little over £100 plus postage and any import costs. Might be worth checking with specific Seiko collectors.
  4. You could try here:- Customer ServicesTime Products (UK) LimitedAlexander HouseChartwell DriveWigstonLeicesterLE18 2EZ or here:- https://www.accurist.com I'm not sure whether they would be able to cover watches of that vintage. If you don't ask you don't get. Good luck with your hunt.
  5. Probably a very nice watch in the flesh. However when I first saw it I immediately thought it was a modified Seiko 7S26-0440. Apart from the no day and size there does not appear to be a lot of difference in the head.
  6. These are still being sold as "Junkers" on what "might" be the official Junkers German website. https://shop.junkers.de/ Personally I prefer Junkers to Iron Annie.
  7. Google is your friend. Try this. https://www.manualslib.com/products/Casio-973-6098227.html Hope this helps.
  8. I have a couple of old Seiko's with similar adjustment. Try poking something strong into the hole and lever/wiggle until the bar comes out. It will probably take a bit of trial and error and maybe a "little" brute force (press down with a hard surface underneath) to remove it. Whatever you try be carefull.
  9. Possibly a daft question and I don't mean to insult you. Has this watch got a screw down crown that is screwed down? Told you it was daft, a bit like asking someone to turn on an electronic device that is not working. I used to work on a "help desk". You would be amazed at how many people have problems with devices that are not turnrd on.
  10. Omega for me. I already have a Longines Spirit and a Hamilton Khaki and the Tudor "does nothing for me".
  11. For me there is no budget. If I like it, want it and can afford it I will buy it no matter what the movement.
  12. Using "Google" from here in the UK (other search engines are available) shows several Tissot dealers in Austin TX. Whether any "can give a fair discount and are open to negotiate" you will have to ask. Good luck and let us now how you get on.
  13. Why did Pulsar "ruin" that watch with a cyclops? Your version is much nicer and I agree with you about seeing the date. Nice work.
  14. Non of the "Google" searches I tried came up with a plastic disc, with holes in, on top of the battery? Most have a sticky label with the reset instructions. The module number is a 3 or 4 number figure near the AQ referance. Here is a link to the manual https://support.casio.com/en/manual/009/qw1737.pdf If this is the 1737 module and it has an "ac" terminal have you shorted the new battery to the "ac" terminal? Good luck, fixing "old" stuff is very satisfying.
  15. To save more confusion. The Longines not the Breitling. I didn't see the picture of the Breitling when I initialy repliesd (should've gone to Sp*csavers)!!!!!!
  16. I can't comment on the Diesal brand, however I do have a couple of Fossil watches and for the price I paid they are really good VFM. BUT 57-66mm it will be huge.
  17. Although an original may not be available a quick "google" (others available) shows up alternatives that will fit. le
  18. VR46 Chrono Watch. Fitted with a VK64 movement. Not cheap but great value for money!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. Why not let nature charge it, it is the cheapest way.
  20. Leaving the crown "out" on any watch can leave it open to moisture ingress so probably not a good idea. To answer your question. An internet search will probably tell you how many turns per day (tpd) is suitable for your particular watch/movement and in which direction. If your winder is programmable use this information. If it is not you will need some "manual" input turning it off and on. I used to use winders all the time and left them running 24/7. I do not now, however no damage was ever caused to the watches on them and I could pick up and go as I wished.
  21. I have about 20 Seiko automatics mostly vintage but some newer and only 2 Citizen automatics. However I do have a number of other brands fitted with both Seiko and Miyota automatic movements. None of them have been very accurate out of the box (within manufactures specifications maybe -20 to +40 spd ish). Most respond to gentle fettling to give acceptable accuracy (-10 to +10 spd is ok for me) well within specifications. In my experience both manufacturers produce very reliable and robust products. They survive my tinkering.
  22. Unless you store the watch, crown out, in a humidity controlled environment damp could get in.
  23. I recommend Duncan at Genesis Watchmaking. He recentley did a full service and case/bracelet refurbishment on my PO with which I am completely happy.
  24. I recently aquired a Boctok from another member here. The first couple of days after delivery it gained between 30 & 40 seconds per day. I have had more than 2 weeks now and it has settled down to less than +60 seconds in the past week. This is not the first time I have noticed this sort of thing happening with watch purchases. CW are a great company to deal with and if you think there is an issue I am sure they will help.
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