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  1. On a Jenny it has to be beads of rice bracelet, it's part of their unique look.
  2. Can't wait to see this. My guess is Digital in plastic case on gold coloured expanding bracelet. That should fit the description of "as far away from my usual tastes as possible".
  3. But not the blue plastic pin pusher you see for sale everywhere. Originally quoted wrong post.
  4. Big weighty diver? Have a look at Boschett You will have to look second hand to match your price target, but they are pretty industuctable, so I don't think you need worry.
  5. I had one of these, I have since moved it on. It was a lovely looking thing but the large face with no bezel ment that it wore far too large to be a dress watch, and it was too dressy to be anything else. So it never got worn. Yes they are UK based but the watches are from China with Chinese Seagull movements. I would say that they are realistically priced for what they are and I had no trouble selling mine when I decided to let it go.
  6. Simple rule. Your watch should always be worth less than your motorcycle.
  7. It looks like Harold Pinchbeck have lovingly handcrafted that watch using parts from the DEGAZ Seiko modders website.
  8. That's not a Mecca-Quartz. The Mecha-Quartz is a Quartz Chrono with a stopwatch that resets anti clockwise like a mechanical chronograph rather than rotating clockwise using the stepper motor.
  9. My guess is that it indicates that the sub-dials are in chronograph mode, rather than indicating the alarm status.
  10. If you had taken the same approach as me to the royal wedding, you would now be able to enjoy a beer in a garden with neatly trimmed hedges and lawn after eating a rather good home made curry.
  11. There is a Japanese movie in which the Yamato is extracted from the Pacific sea bed, and sent into space to fight with aliens and save humanity. Honestly, it's not as bad as it sounds.
  12. You need the rosin flux to make the solder flow properly. As you are making small electrical joints you can use rosin cored solder. That makes things easy. Your solder is hollow and stuffed with the stuff. If you are a plumber and making copper water pipe joints you might need to heat a large area at once, that's when you are going to use your box of flux. You will be using a blow torch rather than a soldering iron. Don't panic. Your kit will turn out fine.
  13. I am among the old hands at this sort of thing and still solder at work on a regular basis. Lead free solder is fine but you need a hotter iron, otherwise it doesn't work properly, my large Japanese employer removed all lead from both the electronics and optics about 20 years ago, and to be honest I noticed very little difference. I personally am a "sucker" not a "braider" but I can happily use either if there is no sucker available. Soldering is one of those skills you think nothing of if you can do it, but my brother always drives from the other side of town to bring me any soldering that needs doing, and he's pretty sufficient in most things. Enjoy building your kit, I am very tempted to build one myself during wet lunch breaks. I could use a little clock at work.
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