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  1. New glass, new capacitor and an hour with a set of three Garryflex blocks, job done. If anyone wants capacitors doing then drop me a line, I've always got a drawer full, I still buy tons of kinetics and Solars.
  2. TH March might be worth a quote, they do both trade and private insurance, I wouldn't use anyone else for my shop.
  3. No judgements chaps and chapesses but I have been a bit naughty this week and bought quite a few! Double wristing here... I picked up a couple more Marvel Citizen models from the H Samuel sale (50% off, coupled with Buy one get one half price, it would have been a crime not to). So. Citizen Eco Drive Spiderman is on my left. Also, following a thread on here alerting me to the Tissot NBA watches last week I headed off to find some. I thought I had bought a New York Knicks and a Golden State Warriors model, but they turned out to be two versions of the Knicks ones.
  4. Buy what you like. By the time they restrict Diesel cars to the point of it causing you problems petrol won't be far behind. As it stands right now you have 20 years (2040) before conventional fuels are set to be phased out completely. Do we believe that number? Nope. As anything it will be a shifting goalpost depending how far along the tech has come and how reliant the government are on fuel duty. The tech is the crucial bit. We need electric cars which will run all day on a single charge, or are all capable of this rapid charge (30-odd minutes) that some Tesla's have. A
  5. People ask mental money for them. I bought my first yellow kinetic for 65 quid (needed a new capacitor). I've had every model now apart from the yellow chrono. They crop up from time to time between 120 and 200 quid depending on the condition. I miss mine but I know I'm going to get sick of that crown digging in my hand again.
  6. No such things as "parts" for these really. It was always designed as a cheap throw-away module unfortunately. Some clever souls make a decent living canibalising parts, swapping coils etc but its generally more money than the watch is worth sadly. I still love them, but collecting 7t32 models is a lifetime of heartache
  7. What happened to the sale and wanted section chaps? Have I been invisibleded after months of inactivity??? There was a seiko caesar earlier in the year on there. Tbh my last one was a bit of a pain (enormous crown that digs in your hand!) But I quite fancy one. Thanks for any info.
  8. Run away, screaming!!! The 32 is a temperamental sod, I've given up trying to get mine mended, just thank my lucky stars when I manage to buy fully working ones
  9. I've been on and off, no contributions though, I find myself with less and less free time and I tend to go on TZ more than here. Had some dealings with Scott last week so I poked my head back in and found I had quite missed it
  10. Nice looking watch. Japanese market, we never got that one in the UK as far as I can remember. The olive green version is a grail watch, I've had a couple and sold them - last one I bought had a kids size bracelet sadly, links aren't easy to come by these days.
  11. My own watchmaker has been in the process of retiring (early) for about 5 or 6 years - I suspect this might be his final one at the bench. Due to ridiculous demands to re-tool he has cut affiliations with Rolex, Omega and lots of smaller firms to the point where he is now totally independent. He is an exceptionally gifted watchmaker and repair technician, but constraints on sourcing parts are the bane of his life. There are a lot of restrictions, a lot of "discontinued" parts and a whole lot of variations on simple items. I asked him last year if any of his kids would follow him into
  12. I get that you're excited to launch something, but dude, this is an ultra generic divers watch. All the fuss over a ceramic bezel? Wow! You're only a decade late to the party. Sapphire glass? Simply inspiring. A cutting edge Swiss made.... oh, Ronda movement. Invicta will be panicking then. Those are NOT snowflake hands. Remove that from your description, go away and learn a little about what you're on about. I know you've ripped off the Pelagos design (with Sub style plots) but the hands are not the Tudor snowflake, they are simple Arrow hands. They get that name from bein
  13. Don't hold your breath for discounted NOS stock, I believe Cartier still go out hunting for that stuff to buy back and scrap! Haha, Richemont group have so much money that they buy their own watches back just to melt. Link; https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/may/18/richemont-destroys-nearly-500m-of-watches-in-two-years-amid-buyback-policy Otherwise, as above, Chrono24 is good. I'm not sure about Watchfinder - they should have a healthy stock since Richemont bought them as well. https://www.richemont.com/10-press-news/other-group-announcements/669-richemont-acquire
  14. I don't hate it, almost reminds me of the Hamilton BelowZero. I like that it's different, not another pointless kickstarter trying to do a Sub-a-like or a booooorrriiiing "sterile" effort like those Daniel Wellington things. The hands, I agree, are awful. Match the gunmetal colour of the case, try to keep the industrial look but not with those holes. Otherwise, it's an unusual offering which could do ok, I mean look at the seiko Frankenmonster, Fugly but they sell for a fortune now! The only thing on yours I couldn't get on with is the really terrible logo. Kickstart
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