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  1. Massive profit obviously in these things, your ordinary people know that....problem is the ones who think they know tend to be, how can i put it? A bit daft? A bit blinded by self superiority? A bit posh? Not worldly wise? Not street wise. Id like to take half of the lot on here down Burnley Miners Club...again same answer "more money than sense". GUILE thats the word.
  2. Now come on give the man a chance, dont be so harsh. For the price of the AP we can buy 10 bmws like yours and 5 like mine. And when you crawl under all the fixings are high tensile steel. And will still spin off with a 10 mil socket after 16years. And its just a BMW..
  3. Ive always liked this. Id show this to anyone who complains they dinged their watch sat at a desk. In fact id show this to anyone with more than 1 watch.
  4. Sure do 1970s ronson I think my interest in lighters comes from happy childhood days spent burning worms with them.
  5. Im not into them either my mum is so i just wanted to expose some forum old fossils see. Yeh hes a nob but my mum likes him. He does cars too now. Hes done ok for himself though eh. Conman then is he eh? Glorified second hand shops to me Alan lad. You once supported my choice to buy blue shoes. suede ones. To be fair and quote you twice i do like their rowing blazers. Blimey you on my wave length!!!! i could not agree more steve. What about that tall ****** on wheeler dealers finger nails like a surgeon and reckons he does all the work...my arse.
  6. If I was spending 28 grand on something i didnt need...it would be a house. A small house in lancashire or yorkshire to rent out. Not a watch not any watch. Id have to be someones fool.
  7. I think there is only one bubble back and thats the old rolex. If you mean deep case backs or bevelled. Then no problem to me at all my wrist is flat hard and with no fat but only 6 inch so they do sit a bit off the lugs. Unless the lugs curve well. I will call in expert rolex help...ok i wont i will make do with the best weve got @BondandBigM can you confirm for the audiance the answer to the question? Is there only 1 bubble back and is it a very old rolex? Video evidence known source. Im with Jay a bit confused. Thats the British understatement Jay. Edited
  8. More money than sense springs to mind.
  9. Not at all, only really confirmation that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You are not at all biased just happy with what you have which is the best way to be.
  10. Glad you are happy with your watch
  11. It reminds me of being taken to the costa del sol as a kid in 1979 And the seconds hand is on the seconds marker spot on it!
  12. Id have this https://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Seiko-Prospex-Automatic-Divers-200M-SPB077J1-Mens-Watch/p/18280033/?lsft=utm_content:shopping___adty__pla___prch__online___stco_____prid__18280033,utm_medium:cpc&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjPaCBhDkARIsAISZN7SbxU4R34MUlWDysIUKM9UZIbkg1qiLDP_oQgTfQ1ST2HmCORGDqLgaAvunEALw_wcB Leagues ahead
  13. I think I know why because its not a 900 quid watch the hands alone tell you that. There are much better seiko divers for that money especially used. Search for one of these https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F363329398305 Spb0771j
  14. I can well believe the scary handling, my dad gave me a 1980 BMW 635csi a in 1990. When I passed my test. I took it to uni in 1991 to 1994 and it was powerful for its time infact i rarely had anything beat me, but the handling was lethal even in the dry on the back end. It was too light i think on the rear. It taught me over steer opposite lock. I will find an old pic of it. Dad bought it in 89 for 5 grand and i sold it in 1995 when i started work infact i part exd it for a v12 87 xjs and got 2500 quid against the jag at 4. To be honest i was not happy after the novelty wore off. Loved that 6
  15. There are a lot of nutters asking silly prices for old seiko. Take a look at old king quartz and grand quartz, sarb 33 and 35 and ks hi beats and gs hi beats. So even if it doesnt become collectable if it gets hyped on yt it will get people asking fantasy prices. Like 800 for the sarb 500 for an ordinary 0853 kq or gq or a grand for a 56ks. Its been getting daft recently. Whether they are selling at the hyped prices i suspect not. Most sellers either have them in stock for years or end up sending them to bids. For eg most sarb 033 035 seem to stick at 400 ish despite the askings. Dont be
  16. In all fairness thats a bit more clinical than most power reserves. Its sort of the fuel gauge on a yacht as opposed to the fuel gauge on a 1979 Ford Capri approach. Typically German. When I was an Auditor in the NHS, I used to spend a lot of time around old Hospitals. And I once found a device called a Maxwell box. It looked victorian and had a dial on the side of a cylinder attached to a rubber tube and a glass tube. The dial was a lot like that.
  17. https://images.app.goo.gl/joMZu7mpd9vVj42a6
  18. GS do a lovely red dial, sort of light and dark red like flowing water. A bit like a blooded waterfall.
  19. Thats a very nice looking engine. I actually fancy an e30 325i chrome bumper. Its a car that has stuck in my mind from my early teenage years. Long story short, my dad was being made redundant in 1987, so accepted a transfer to Birmingham and he and mum bought a home in Sutton Coldfield. The couple selling it wanted the contracts signing asap and because we were 120 miles away he drove up with them. My dad had a 1979 Daimler Sov 4.2 at the time and it used to be at least a 2 hr drive. I always remember the story as dad couldnt believe it. The bloke rang up and said
  20. This makes for interesting reading. I naively thought that Seiko had called them the cocktail time because they were evening dress watches Seems it is a much more interesting story and the names given to the different models are a bit tasty https://www.theseikoguy.com/presage-cocktail-time/
  21. Blimey thats a blast from the past 1987? I was living in Sutton Coldfield at the time and the place was full of trendy types in Porsche 944s and Tissot Rock Watches a cool old watch.
  22. I think these have only been touched on once on the forum and even so only very briefly and some years ago. Basically I was looking for something after I stupidly sold my Sarb033 and despite a run of vintage incomings i was unmoved (i think my enthusiasm for old watches is gone). I came across a video on youtube which compared 3 seiko watches. Sarb033 v SDGM v SARX I had watched it when I had my Sarb, and thought next to these the sarb looked like a 5. So with £500 burning a hole in my pocket from the sale of the ks i was in a position to get any of these. The am
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