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  1. Happy Easter. Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  2. 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.
  3. Happy birthday! Roamer Searock today Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  4. Russian for me today. Have a great weekend all. Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  5. Lovely watch. Another one to add to my wishlist...! Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  6. 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
  7. Morning all. Smiths for me today... Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  8. Morning all. Poljot for me today. Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  9. 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!
  10. Roamer searock today - love the dial... Sent from my PE-TL10 using Tapatalk
  11. impressed? Seiko 5's unimpressed? Hmm. None really
  12. This is the first watch I ever had - still got it and it still works... !
  13. Such a shame when you are left underwhelmed by a new watch . I've never had a watch 'grow on me' - I either love it or hate it at first sight. Somehow the CW watch doesn't seem to have much 'character' (very subjective I know). I'd return it.
  14. Beautiful watch. I have a few smiths watches myself and just love them
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