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  1. 6105 wannabe - this is a TC-9 1970's diver - a homage to the late great Seiko 6105. It's a bit more modern in design than the 6105 - case isn't rounded at the edges, the crown is a proper screw down one & the lug width is 22mm, 300m water resistance - even though it's big it's very wearable (even on my bony wrists) & extremely comfortable. It's been my daily wearer for the last few weeks & I can't see that changing in the foreseeable future. Have a good week folks
  2. Had one just like yours & sold it Nice watch & a billy bargain at £70
  3. I used to own a somewhat lived in a quartz example with the bezel lock/window. It was a nice watch but nothing particularly outstanding & the bezel lock/window on mine didn't work properly. This left the non-ratcheting bezel loose even after the crown was screwed down. Screwing the crown down was supposed to push the lock against the bezel so locking it in place. This was at a stage in my watch collecting career where I was keen to try as many different watches as I could on whatever meagre/limited budget I had at the time, hence I didn't keep the watch for long & sold it to fund something else. I have to say that I don't particularly miss it (unlike some of the watches I've sold) & I've never had the urge to buy another (again unlike some of the watches I've sold). Having said all that I'm sure that the one in the link is streets ahead of the one I owned. If you like it, & can afford it, then go for it
  4. A very fine gesture indeed Mr JayDeep I think you'd like this one from my collection. I'd love to say that it's working well & keeping excellent time for a nigh on 100 year old watch but I'd be lying It works OK when stationary but stops constantly when worn on the wrist. I do like it though so I've made a stand for it & it now resides on the windowsill in my office where it loses approximately 10 minutes a day but also find the loud tick strangely comforting
  5. Like both of those - seen the Seiko before but the Citizen's a new one for me. Looks superb & I'm beginning to wish I had a white dialed watch in the collection. Is the sub-seconds dial sunken into the dial?
  6. I agree that the price is too high but I do like the look of them ..........anyone got one for sale?? Looks great on the Christopher Ward by the way
  7. The show I was working on finished on Saturday but it's never really over when the cast leave the stage for the last time. My friend & I spent last night in the workshop dismantling the set & tonight we're returning props/stage furniture etc to storage. After that it'll be truly over. Anyway I digress - I've been wearing this one today (& yesterday for that matter)
  8. You may be right Alex - I left it on the windowsill at work last night & it's still working so I think I'll wear it today & see how it goes
  9. Started the day with this: Moved on to this one when it arrived this morning: I'm working at the theatre tonight though so will return to the MWC as it's a bit more robust than the ancient one
  10. Thanks Nigel. Like my musical tastes I can find something to like in most things be it Gilbert & Sullivan light opera, proper opera, hard rock, dance, rap etc etc etc. The only musical genre I dislike is Country & Western & especially non-American Country & Western. I just associate C&W with America & don't think it's relevant in other countries I knew I'd seen the logo seemed familiar - I wonder how they got away with it?
  11. First up is this vintage Orsa that I bought from the forum a while ago. It wasn't working when it arrived so I sent it off to Steve Burrage to see if he could repair it. According to Steve it wasn't economical to repair (spares aren't available) so I just put it down to experience - it didn't cost much & I have no beef with the seller who was, as is usual for this forum, excellent to deal with. The watch arrived today & I'm happy to say that it started ticking when I wound it up & has been keeping decent time for the last 4 or 5 hours. So whatever Steve did or didn't do to it has obviously worked!! We shall see how long it runs & what the timekeeping's like. It's a good size - 40mm across including the crown with 22mm wire lugs - & eminently wearable (I think the wear & tear on it looks great) but it's nigh on 100 years old with non-existant spares so I have my doubts as to how long it'll keep working Next up is a TC-9 1970's diver in stainless steel. This is a watch I've been interested in for a while & I finally decided to get one when I visited their website & found they were offering 30% off whilst they were on holiday - far too good an opportunity to miss The watch is obviously based on Seiko's classic 6105 150m diver but it's a bit chunkier than the original (lug width 22mm not 19mm), is water resistant to 300m, has a proper screw down crown. As befits a Seiko homage it uses an automatic Seiko movement (NH35 I think) which hacks, hand winds & has a quick set date). I liked the decompression times bezel - something a little different but I can still use it to time things up to an hour -so I went for that option. The watch is big but comfortable to wear & looks great on the wrist. It came in a nice leather zipped 2 watch travel case & with an additional mesh strap - all in all a very nice watch with excellent packaging
  12. Work for me too - but I'll be taking it to the theatre tonight as I'm going to watch a rehearsal of Guys & Dolls which I'm stage managing .......it's on at The Carriageworks Theatre the first week in May if anyone's in the Leeds area & fancies a good night out
  13. This one for me - have a good weekend all
  14. May have to get the same strap for mine Today I am wearing this as I need a bit of brightening up on a dreary Monday morning - have a good week all
  15. I'd certainly have a go at fixing it - have you tried superglue as suggested earlier? Also there are glues available for specifically glueing plastic - we used to have something called Tensol at work which was brilliant for glueing plastic - it was a liquid so you had to brush it on both edges & then press both together & it sort of melted the plastic parts together along the break. If you can glue it & there are bits missing then these could be filled with Milliput - a 2-part putty used my model makers that sets rock hard - also there's a flexible glue on the market now called Sugru, available in a range of colours, which is supposed to stick just about anything. It's got to be worth a go especially if the watch has sentimental value (which it appears to have) though you may want to clean all the gunge/dna out of all the nooks & crannies first Let us know how you get on if you do decide to give it a go - good luck
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