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  1. @oldtimexMy American and Brit Service Manuals both show that the "Viscount" always only ever came with a strap as original. Your reference 0f 4147 tells me it's a "yellow" or "goldtone" case. All of these with remnants of original straps I have ever seen show it to be black, and a lizard effect effect with of course a matching buckle to the case - - "goldtone" buckle. The technically correct strap width is Imperial and 3/4 inch. Try a 19 mm band if you can find one (the nearest equivalent.). Exact size would be (ISTR) 19.05 mm, which is of course unobtainable. 19mm springbars are usually
  2. That'll be because they didn't diversify into dry-cleaning and cobbling and key-cutting!
  3. Likely that most who are not liking these, or not sure, realise at the back of the mind, that Timex never made an original much like them? They could equally be SKMEI or any other Chinasian maker's offer. OTOH, I think they are an option for the "look" if that's what floats yer boat! (@ £40 as suggested)
  4. Then we had trams - - and now we've got foreign made trams! Bikes are the Devil's method of slowing down proper transport, like nice cuddly toasty cars in the winter, and nicely cooled AC fitted cars in the summer. The advent of bicycle lanes and "areas" at traffic lights serves only to keep real vehicles in lower gears, thus burning more fuel in towns and cities. Ban 'em all I say! Or we could all use enclosed Golf Buggies pulling about seven trailers to carry the batteries. AS FOR "electric e-types", that's a travesty. Just a travesty! A car that used to look as if it was
  5. Is there really a TIMEX UK any more? More like Timamazon or Argotime. Only a limited range sold here - -
  6. The numbers to the left and right of the "6" marker are - - to the left, the catalogue and model mnemonic, to the right they do indeed indicate movement and year of manufacture. Quote the numbers and we can give you more info. Taiwan assumed production of mechanicals as theyw ere deing phased out in the UK - bear in mind TIMEX were the largest maker of watches worldwide during that period, selling production runs of millions!
  7. Excellent project and conclusion Rog! Fabuloso! (now, about the fourteen of these I'm going to send you for fettling?? )
  8. Load of OLD Ladies Tea Doylies befitting any "Ye Olde Tea Shoppe" window. £290 too much!
  9. Ah-haaah! Jim Lad, I tell 'ee they be larstin' for many years, many years. They be made from ancient cannons, old roubles and crafted using hammers and chisels
  10. The COA is interesting- - SYNOPSIS "I know it's Bruce Lee's because my Daddy told me he was his pal, and Bruce gave it to him before moving back to HK" "Its in lots of photos" "Shows he was manly and strong" Oh, that's fine then!
  11. In general, any restoration should start with a thorough clean and re-lube of all the mechanism. Then you can look at other factors - -
  12. TIMEX was the only watch of the day able to stand up to the Bruce Lee moves - - (so there!)
  13. Trouble is, it'$ too bloody expen$ive by far. BUT overall in contrast, I like the look of it - - - - - at £3.70 that is
  14. Been looking for two of those - - Well I've two nipples last time I looked
  15. Nice one my man, excellent find, just go naked
  16. Kindly leave the stage ------ Boom! Boom!
  17. Ooooooooh¬! You wouldn't get that away from Mach without cutting his arm off as well!. An absobloodylovely CRACKER!
  18. Ask Simon over on the servicing section of the forum. Or he may even do it all for you and test, but remember - - simply by opening the watch you have possibly challenged the water resistance integrity. Or you could put it all back together yourself with a nice thin smear of silicone grease and take your chances - - Amphibia's usually go on forever!
  19. I used to get TIMEX' for about 25p each, now it's more like £25 each.
  20. I tried it once, but couldn't find a watch the size of my bed big enough for me to climb into (Oh, I see now - - ------------- OTOH, I've recently been wearing a Chinese fittybitty thing to monitor steps and sleep for my next hospital appointment, and overall it's pretty accurate. I don't see how it knows when I'm asleep or awake and /or how it records deep sleep, light sleep or steps, but it seems OK when I look on my phone and correlates with my written records I've to take as welL. That's got a silicone-eyish bracelet that works OK but I wouldn't trust a good wath with that type o
  21. Top Horologist, and NOW! IT expert! Go ROY!
  22. Well Honor, they haven't really made one that I like? > > > 'cept perhaps the Pogue! (must be me!)
  23. I would like to see the Commander in a Datsun Figaro =
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