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  • Birthday 10/05/1966

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  1. I have tuned watch timing but it's always been a fortnight long process of OVERCORRECT UNDERCORRECT overcorrect undercorrect over under ove und ov un.
  2. Mine seems to have settled at 4 sec's a day slow. Not bad for a chinesium special.
  3. Just the one a cheapo San Martin bronze watch I bought off Alibaba for £138 just because I was bored one night and fancied trying a Bronze watch.
  4. Some do some don't. I like a little tarnish but don't like when it's nearly black
  5. I will say test on a small area first. My watch is a cheapo Chinese watch so I wasn't too bothered if it turned into a chemical disaster.
  6. I would only waste all the money buying watches
  7. I was doing some DIY and had as usual forgotten to take off my watch. I accidentally got some small spots of PVA white wood glue on the case I didnt notice for about half an hour and it was very nearly dried clear when I spotted it and started peeling it off. Much to my astonishment where the PVA had been the watch metal was bright clean all the tarnish had come away with the dried glue. I decided to smear the glue thinly over one small part of the case and left it for 25 minutes before peeling it off. It has cleaned off the tarnish and left the metal quite sparkly and coppery like freshly cut Bronze. I only cleaned up the 9 o'clock side of the case as I didnt want to clean off all the tarnish but if I ever decide to go bright and shiny I have litres of PVA. The PVA was normal old fashioned Evo-stick Interior wood glue the sort that used to be called Resin W. Its been a week since I did the glue trick and so far the metal has stayed clean and bright I was worried it might be damaged but the glue seems to be benign and was only on a short time. No idea whats in the glue chemistry I assume some thing like acid as the glue smells slightly sharp.
  8. Do not expose to high humidity. Does that mean dont get it wet
  9. I ordered this off AliExpress early December, its cheap but cheerful I just fancied a Bronzie and didn't want to blow too much. It arrived on Thursday and so far its good but I am not sure which type of plastic cow the leather strap came from but it will do till I can find something better.
  10. I have 12 watches in one of those el cheapo display cases but my 3 regular rotation wearers hang by the buckle on a couple of nails inside the wardrobe. I have just bought a new watch so I need another nail.
  11. Started reading Lee Child's Jack Reacher novel 61 hours. It was something I picked up because I was bored and found I can't put it down.
  12. Ooh not tried the toffee yum Yums. I like the cheese twists, pizza slices and the ciabatta bread.
  13. Got one from Lidl in Southport as of 4pm there were four left if anyone in the area is interested.
  14. Thanks guys. I can't wait for the Lidl one I need to clean some model railway parts so I can get the model railway running after Boxing Day. eBay/Amazon it is then.
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