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Roger the Dodger last won the day on July 11

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  • Birthday 01/02/1954

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  1. Hi Paul, and welcome to the forum! Lots of hints and tips to be found here, especially in the 'Technical questions & general help' section. You won't be able to complete your profile or add a pic until you have made 100 posts and been a member for a year as per the 'Restrictions on new members' part of the forum rules.
  2. Hi and welcome to the forum! Pretty sure you'll meet up with some other members from 'across the pond' while you're here... there's a few around.
  3. I put in an ebay search for 'Smiths animated alarm clock' and quite a few were displayed including the one in the link below. I would think that a donor clock is going to be your easiest way forward. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/393729770588?hash=item5bac1f845c:g:kU8AAOSwORthn6MM
  4. You could try this first if the LCD has 'bled'... nothing to lose at the end of the day... otherwise, as already mentioned, a donor watch will be the way to go.
  5. Another Accurist... present from then girlfriend, now wife 30 years ago.
  6. Seiko Blue Wave Sawtooth SHC057. Cal. 7N36, quartz movement with a 4 year battery life. Case no: 7N36-0AF0, the serial no. dates this one to 2013, and this is borne out by the battery replacement reminder on the case back. As these watches have a 4 year battery life, you will notice a small dot at the 4th quarter of the 2017 mark which was done when the watch was first issued, as a reminder to replace the battery, the code for which is also displayed. (SR920SW = 370/371). The watchmaker/collector who replaces it, is supposed to make a new mark next to the appropriate year, but the German collector I sourced it from said that although he changed the battery before selling, he didn't want to make any more marks on the watch. Case is 47mm across and 12mm thick, with a domed Hardlex crystal. The bracelet links are a combination of brushed and polished, with solid, 20mm end links, and there is a diver’s wet suit extension in the clasp. The case design is unusual in that the four finely knurled Allen screws actually hold the real case within the outer 'Tuna' style shroud. The screw down crown is finely knurled and matches the four Allen screws. The lume is Seiko's usual 'Lumibrite' and on this model seems very bright indeed. The watch was available with several dial variants, namely black, orange, blue wave and carbon fibre. The orange version had a black bezel, and most models were available with either a rubber strap, or the bracelet. Blue and orange versions together.
  7. Dirty, filthy... lucky bugger! I'd love to start my day feeling a little Frenchie, too... ... unfortunately, I'm stuck with the missus...
  8. Seiko 6139-6005 Pepsi aka ‘The Pogue’. As many will know, this watch famously became the first automatic watch worn in space. In 1973, Col. William Pogue took his Seiko on board the Skylab 4 mission, after using it to time practice engine burns before the crew were issued with their official Omega Speed Masters. It had originally been thought that a Sinn was the first auto into space in the 1985 Skylab D1 mission, but in 2007 an enthusiast spotted the 6139 on Pogue’s wrist in some old photos and after corresponding with the retired astronaut, Pogue confirmed that he had worn the Seiko twelve years earlier, thus changing the history of timepieces in space. Although some people often refer to the blue and silver models of this watch as a ‘Pogue’, strictly speaking it should only be the yellow model that bears the name, and it should also be the 6005 (American) model. I bought this one in 2006 to replace the one that my parents bought me for my 21st, and which was subsequently lost. In 2007 it was fully serviced by Goldsmiths, and in 2016, underwent a complete cosmetic refurb. Col. William Pogue wearing his Seiko during the mission.
  9. I'm guessing that we're not all rushing out to buy one then...
  10. Unfortunately, I don't have the lathe necessary to turn the rings... @pauluspaolo might be able to give it a go, though. I suppose the latitude needs to be correct for it to have any degree of accuracy, so I'm guessing Glashutte, Basel, Madrid and New York ( the regions mentioned in the blurb) are all on the same latitude.
  11. Just spotted this Nomos Glashutte sundial watch... something a bit out of the ordinary. Can't help feeling you'd be a bit stuffed if it was a dreary day like today, though... https://www.jurawatches.co.uk/products/nomos-glashutte-sundial?utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=Shopping&variant=38410748497&sfdr_ptcid=3694_524_112051010&sfdr_hash=5dc052fb542b9c3caac1e6d60fa6abff&gclid=Cj0KCQiAkZKNBhDiARIsAPsk0WjJnGTPGOM18ipPwLQkKWUr0Cc-fnALR1nMezs91Ad5ivUStoG6YmIaAqIuEALw_wcB
  12. Going with Pete (@Pete wilding) this morning as this 7T32 is the only one I've got with the right date showing today.
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