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About borobiffa

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  1. My new seiko sarb017... Hope you've all had a good weekend Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  2. When I first got interested in watches I was buying cheap and cheerful on a regular (weekly!?) basis, mainly from ebay. I collected mainly vintage British watches and then branched out to Russian and East German. This kind of stopped around a year ago with my first big watch purchases (a new Speedmaster Pro and then a used Rolex oyster perpetual date). I seem to have calmed down since then and I don't think I've bought a watch since - instead I've spent my time finding out lots more about lots of different watches and started to build my ultimate wish list (rather than just buying whatever cheap watch caught my eye). There are still about 20 watches on my wish list, from around £130 upwards. I've not quite got to the point where I start selling some of my (haphazard!) collection, but i can almost see it on the horizon... I'm now in a place where I've got the funds to buy another watch from my list. I've been looking at a JLC master control, but for that sort of money I could instead get 3 other watches from my list - a Tudor Black Bay 58, a Longines master moonphase (or a vintage JLC dress watch) and a Seiko Alpinist. Thoughts on which way to go are welcome!
  3. Hope you are all having a good day! Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  4. Happy Easter. Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  5. Hi. I'm currently on holiday in the USA. Today we had a day off from the theme parks so Mrs B could go shopping. Not a lot to interest me, but did have a quick look around a citizen "Outlet" shop. No prices on display but did get me thinking as to whether it's worth looking given the exchange rate. Anyone had any recent experience of buying a watch in the US? I understand that the customs allowance is £390, which i think would stretch to a half decent one.
  6. Happy birthday! Roamer Searock today Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  7. Russian for me today. Have a great weekend all. Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  8. Lovely watch. Another one to add to my wishlist...! Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  9. Hi Enfuseeast. Yes. British military "W10" watch. I think 1968/69. Last English made watch supplied to the British military as far as I know. 21 jewel movement made at their Cheltenham factory. My favourite watch! Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  10. Morning all. Smiths for me today... Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  11. Morning all. Poljot for me today. Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  12. Hi, A photo would be useful, but I think Services were a Leicester based company who bought in watch movements from other makers, and put them in their own cases with their own dials. If it says 'made in great britain' or 'british made' at the bottom then it's likely to be a Smiths movement (the same company that made speedometers etc. for British cars). These were made in a factory in Wales (do a search on 'Tick Tock Ystradgynlais'. Smiths stopped making watch movements in the early '70's and I think Services switched to Japanese movements. I also think some of the earlier watches (will say 'Foreign Made' at the bottom of the dial) may have had German movements. There are a few people on this forum who know a lot more than me!
  13. Roamer searock today - love the dial... Sent from my PE-TL10 using Tapatalk
  14. impressed? Seiko 5's unimpressed? Hmm. None really
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