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  1. I just wondered (looking at that rather nice watch shown here above by @PaulBoy ) what the rules are about using a British country of origin designation on a watch. If these Timefactors watches are made in Hong Kong, are they permitted to have "Great Britain" on the dial - perhaps we are less rigorous in the UK when it comes to country of origin labelling.
  2. What an interesting purchase, Paulus, and rather nice. I had not heard of Molnija watch movements prior to your thread-head and have now done a little bit of reading online about them.
  3. Thanks for all the pics and progress reports, dear @Biker. I know what you mean about extension leads - we suffer from that disease in our rather primitive house thanks to a paucity of sockets, especially sockets in the right places. It must be nice to be able to choose just how many sockets to have and where to have them...
  4. Welcome to the Forum. You will certainly find skilled Forum members who engage in all sorts of amazing DIY, horological and craft projects and enliven us with their trials, tribulations and triumphs. I look forward to your own future posts.
  5. What a marvellous resource we have in our Forum members. Thanks for illuminating this thread with your submarine knowledge, dear @Biker.
  6. Problem solved I think, dear @Dreddy85. I thought that there would be incoming information, useful to me as well.
  7. As members of the Forum familiar with my topics will know, I am always up for buying and researching cheap but interesting “vintage” electronic items. Today’s item for review came via a charity shop sale where it had been reduced from the heady sum of £3.95 to a mere 50P. It seems to be working fine, and it fortunately came complete with the instruction manual. The item in question is an electronic route planner dubbed the “Traveller” Model SK 6801, and it was produced by Intervision Electronics Ltd. who were then based at “Unit 1, Stroud wood Business Centre, Frogmore, St. Albans, Herts
  8. That Lemania chrono is rather nice. I would have thought that given the "broad arrow" mark on the back and those numbers, the military origins of the watch should be traceable. I'm sure that a Forum member more expert on military watches than myself should be able to give you an answer.
  9. Welcome to the Forum. Looks like you have "wandered" into the right place.
  10. “It is also interesting to look at one design that never got into the air; the Supermarine bomber. In designing the Spitfire Mitchell had pioneered a unique method of wing construction, the single spar with a thick metal leading edge. If this leading edge section could be filled with fuel it promised an aircraft with a very thin wing and slim aerodynamic fuselage while still having large fuel capacity. The Supermarine bomber (project B12/36) would have carried a bomb-load almost as great as a Lancaster at greater heights and at a speed close to the Spitfire! In short, the B12/36 could have giv
  11. I found the "dark side" strange on the eyes and brain at first, being so used to using dark text on a white background. However, I think I will sometimes use the night-time version of the screen as a refreshing alternative. I am not sure yet about printing out material from the dark display - will my printer ink bill shoot up, I wonder?
  12. Many thanks for those wonderful responses and comments - they have cheered me up no-end! This Forum is one special place...
  13. Thanks guys! Just a quick PS: The battery seems to have died on me in my Superdry watch. Oh well, c'est la vie and all that.
  14. That's an interesting contrast between those two deep blue watches, @JayDeep. On balance, I think I prefer the Seastar because of the less-busy dial and solid rather than perforated hands. Both are beautifully blue, and there isn't much to choose between the brands. Then, @trameline interjected with his picture of the Seastar chronograph which to my mind has been able to combine the best of both of the watches you show into a single wristwatch. Mind you, I wouldn't mind having any of the three watches...
  15. For those of you who are interested in West End watches may I also suggest my own article entitled, "West End Watch Company: A Short History", posted here on the Watch Forum on 9 March 2017. This topic can be accessed using the Forum search feature.
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