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  1. So when typing searches (and subsequently saving them) in eBay I commonly use the format (random examples): Seiko (Samurai, Tuna, Marinemaster) = show results showing both Seiko AND one or more of Samurai OR Tuna OR Marinemaster (Seiko, Citizen) (diving, divers) -CrapSellerName = show results showing either Seiko OR Citizen AND one or more of diving OR divers BUT EXCLUDE items sold by CrapSellerName and so on... I'd like to exclude items by seller country but I haven't found a way yet. Anyone else got any search refinement tips to share? :cheers: Rich.
  2. Thanks for the kind words all - glad to feel the need to return! Still thinking about collection direction - might take the modded Seikos off the list as a 'done' but we'll see. :cheers: Rich.
  3. I pretty much stopped coming here at the start of the year due to personal changes watches didn't seem a priority for me. Lately I've been feeling the call again (which I take to be a good sign of my personal situation) and have slowly been getting into the habit of reading up on here again. Having sold off most of my collection I'm ready to start from zero again - still having a think about what I want to go for this time round Is it me or is it quiet on here just now (esp sales board)? A reflection of the economy in general or just a quiet time of year? :cheers: Rich.
  4. Nice article and what looks like a good site - have subscribed to their updates on my Google Reader - many thanks for posting it! :thumbsup:
  5. I would certainly go for a GW* model - they have Solar power and Atomic time keeping. The 6900 and 2310 have the bonus that you can add strap adapters and use either NATO's or G-Shock double velcro if you like (buy the adaptors direct from Casio spares). I used to have a 2310 and whilst it was a great watch it was a little small for my taste and the display a little less interesting than I prefer. You might also like to consider a Casio Pro-Trek - although they don't carry the G-Shock moniker they are equally bomb proof. I had one of the PRG-40s for years and recently sold it in readines
  6. Yes buyer beware and all that. I got a good deal on a G-Shock last time they ran this. On this occasion the Pro-Trek I wanted wasn't included as it was dispatched from Amazon on behalf of someone else. Next time maybe!
  7. FYI - £20 off watch purchases of £100 or more, £50 off purchases of £200 or more. Must be sold by Amazon.co.uk Ends Sunday 23:59. http://www.amazon.co.uk/b/ref=amb_link_170707127_3?ie=UTF8&node=1372980031&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=hero-quick-promo&pf_rd_r=182RDB1D2M0VANW2BXMQ&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=318045167&pf_rd_i=B005KK0KE6 I'm off to do a spot of shopping.... :cheers: Rich.
  8. Just bad luck I think - I've had all sorts of Casios and G-Shocks and found them nigh on indestructable. You got the watch for a snip originally and bearing in mind the cost of a similiar new replacement I'd pay for the repair. Get on the phone to Casio UK spares and ask them nicely if they can help you with a discount to the repair as a goodwill gesture since it's not far out of warranty. You might find that the service rep can easily put through a discount for you but getting free work sanctioned could be much tougher. :cheers: Rich.
  9. Congrats on your purchase. If you're in the market for a bracelet consider the Yobokies Anvil, Hammer (pictured) or Super Oyster Evo bracelets. Also check out wjean on eBay who does some nice bracelets too. :cheers: Rich.
  10. Nice arrival for the weekend - WIH mate! :thumbsup:
  11. VAT (any value) and Import duty (approx £150+) are only for non EU purchases AFAIK.
  12. Lovely Phil - hit is with the details please! :thumbsup:
  13. I would try acrylic paint from a hobby shop. :)
  14. I have to say I've reported several items as fakes (mainly G-Shocks) and they have disappeared after a day or two. I think where the fake is easy to spot (i.e. you write in the submission 'non Casio colour, wrong LCD screen' etc) then the lay person checking the deletion requests can easily decide. Probably a little harder when items are reported fake but require a specialist eye to confirm. IMHO always worth reporting items - have to assume that multiple submissions against an item will flag it up to the eBay checking process. :cheers: Rich.
  15. Some cracking looking watches and a crack worth watching :man_in_love: - what an excellent thread for a Monday morning... :lol:
  16. Nice watch btw! About time I undid some oft recent collection rationalisation and got another white G I think! :)
  17. ... courtesy of my Dad: use a plastic (tech drawing) eraser/rubber. I got green marks (I think I brushed a hand rail somewhere) all down the front of my white G-Shock yesterday. :wallbash: I was considering attacking it with assorted chemicals until I showed my Dad when I was round at my parents for tea the other night. Five minutes later - sorted!! :notworthy:
  18. Love these - so understated and serious for purpose looking - cracking! :thumbsup:
  19. Update posted (for those feeling brave...) http://uk.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/386/~/no-gps-signal No GPS signal Some customers have been experiencing GPS positioning issues since 31st March. The issue is caused by a ‘leap year’ bug in the software of the GPS receiver provided by a third party. A software update fixing the issue is now available via MyTomTom. Potentially affected navigation devices are: Start 20/25, Via 120/125, Via LIVE 120/125, GO LIVE 820/825, GO LIVE 1000/1005/1005 World.
  20. Wise move mate - I bought mine in readiness for a driving holiday later in the year. Thought I would use it a bit locally before hand to make sure it was stable. :lol:
  21. Turned on my recently bought shiny new SatNav yesterday to find it strangely inoperable - put it down to the update I applied to it the other day but it's a bit more wide ranging than that... http://www.reghardwa...rs_up_the_wall/ http://uk.support.to...~/no-gps-signal Anyone else hit by this one? :wallbash:
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