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Roger the Dodger

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  1. As an aside, Lidl were selling a 12v re-chargeable 'Dremel' style rotary tool (branded Parkside) for £16.99 this week. It comes with a few tools included, but they also had some other attachments to fit it, sold seperately. Cousins also sell all the relevant gear.
  2. As mentioned by @Davey P above, try Cousins UK. https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/0130mm-spring-bars
  3. Bulova Accutron 'Mickey' hummer from 1977 with that mesmerisingly smooth second hand. At only Ø34mm, it's way too small for my stupid 8" wrist, but Sheila wears it on a regular basis, as she is today.
  4. Is this Tinder for watches? Swipe left.
  5. That's better... the Blue Knight we all know and love...
  6. Can you send me half a pound of whatever you're on, please.
  7. If you just need one individual size, ebay might be your friend here. I bought an individual 2mm tap from the bay recently, not available in any sets I had seen. Cousins also do taps and dies, both expensive (Bergeron) or cheapey (Indian).
  8. From just an enquiry, this thread is proving to be very enjoyable. Having re built a grandfather clock and an anniversary clock, (both projects are detailed on the forum) I was sure that the pins should have been standard tapered clock pins. As @nevenbekriev says, they were probably proper tapered pins originally, but have been replaced with substandard wire at some point by an amateur. Get yourself some proper tapered pins and do the restoration correctly. Links for the above mentioned projects here if you are interested.
  9. A cabinet saw for my workshop. £15K's worth. https://www.scosarg.com/martin-t60c-sliding-table-panel-saw
  10. The watch I showed in today's WRUW thread is quite a chunky beast at nearly 19mm deep and weighing in at just over 9oz.
  11. Because of my stupidly large 8" wrist, 40mm (Rolex 16710 GMT) is the smallest I'd go. Most of mine are in the 40 - 50mm range.
  12. I had a Luminox 'Navy Seal' and the Tritium tubes were underwhelming in terms of brightness to say the least. As mentioned above, they are nowhere near as intensely bright as, say, 'Super Luminova' or Seiko's 'Lumibrite'. But then on a watch designed for covert operations, a super bright lume system might be a bit of a give away. As Tritium has a half life of 12.32 years, expect the initial glow to diminish over a period of 10-15 years until it finally becomes useless as a light source.
  13. ... and another question, @BlueKnight, what's happened to your famous blue text?
  14. Omega SMP today. Model 2231.80. Made in two versions, one with a black dial and this one with an electric blue dial. The full size case, bezel and insert, 'Bond' bracelet and crowns are all titanium. Calibre 1120 (a modified ETA 2892-A2) self winding chronometer, adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, with rhodium plated finish and 44 hour power reserve. Rhodium plated sword hands. Domed, sapphire anti reflective crystal. Bezel insert has blue enamelled numbers and markers. Luminova to indices and hands. 45mm diameter. Serial number dates it to 1999-2000, the blue models first appearing in 1999. Some enthusiasts maintain that this was one model that Omega should have kept. The black version was the commoner of the two, though I've never seen one on the forum and I've certainly not seen another blue one here for a long time... I think Mike ( aka@BlueKnight) might have/have had one. The black version, 2231.50
  15. Simply answer a question I've been pondering over since you were last here. All will be revealed in a few hours...
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