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  • Birthday 10/01/1972

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  1. Ha!, sod's law. I'm not on here very often and haven't looked in the sales section for ages. It's gone all posh too! Nice watch
  2. Thanks both. Hi Paul. No idea how many were made I'm afraid. Can't have been many though. I think I've only seen a couple for sale in the several years that I've been looking. I was googling after I won that dial and found a post from Keith on TWF from a few years back in which he says he thinks they were for the Italian market. My dial came from Italy, so maybe there's something in that. Even so, my ebay search was worldwide and I've still only seen a couple. Wore it to work today. I'm really liking it, even with the wrong hands and imperfect dial. The Omega logos look lik
  3. Been after an 'Anniversary Dial' SMf300 since Jon et al wrote their excellent article on Deskdivers A while back (four years ago ) I managed to get a black-dialled SMf300 that I thought was a parts watch, but which, after a quick service, turned out to be a runner. It's sat in my parts drawer ever since because the dial was absolutely knackered. Shortly after, I picked up a Titus 'SMf300' that was definitely a parts watch and that went into the drawer too. I've been meaning to sort them, but the Omega dial was in such bad shape I haven't bothered. Then a couple of weeks ago, an 'anni
  4. A few years back ebay was flooded with them coming out of Hong Kong. They were £60 - £70. Cheaper than the NOS movements. I bought a few as parts donors. Still got one that's a runner and a couple of dead ones that'll serve as index wheel donors. And they weren't just Omega cases. One that I sacrificed turned out to be a re-badged Roamer Sonic 300. Oops.
  5. Interesting project Paul. How about cutting a out a dial to look something like an old-school steering wheel, leaving the centre as a hub with spokes and a rim? The 'hub' would retain the hour wheel and the rim could look like chapter ring. I'm thinking a tinted crystal would look good too. The right shade would highlight the colour of the copper wheels and coil windings.
  6. The map is incomplete. It's also missing several that landed in Teddington. A raid straddled the railway line, damaging a school and some houses including a group of four or five houses about 50ft from my late grandparents' house that backs on to the railway, and more houses on the other side of the tracks. My grandad was away on service, but my nan was in the house with my Dad (a toddler at the time) when the siren sounded. They were in the shelter at the end of the garden when the bombs hit. When they came out, one house was completely gone, and a few others were too badly damaged
  7. Nice. Solari flip clocks are very cool. I'm guessing this one uses some sort of Jeco movement rather than Accutron or ESA?
  8. Bet this guy was after this... Ouch...
  9. I got a new nib and barrel for a Parker 95 that I've had for years from The Battersea Pen Home... http://www.penhome.co.uk/nibs/parker-nibs.html Haven't used them for servicing because mine was a simple swap, but they've been around for years. If you contacted them I'm sure they'd be able to advise you on how to find the markings to identify the nib that you need.
  10. Nice. Have you got the right hand set for it?
  11. Oo, chuck us over galaxy caramel.
  12. I've been using a Microsoft Desktop Elite for Bluetooth keyboard and mouse at work for the last decade (no exageration). All day, five days a week for ten years. It's the mouse equivalent of an old-school Volkswagen.
  13. I'd say no. but put a new battery in and prove me wrong. If that doesn't fix it, take the back off (beware of the coil leads, they're exposed and easy to accidentally break in an Accutron), get a decent magnifying glass or loupe and look for the pawls. Check that they're both in the correct position (Google for images). If they're crossed and/or one has slipped in front or behind the index wheel, that's your problem. I have an Omega Seamaster f300 with the ESA-derived tuning fork movement that had this problem. I put it in in a case my luggage when we went on holiday and the baggage
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