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  1. I had the watches out yesterday to give them a wipe over and set the time on a lot that don't get much wrist time. I took this after they had been in the sun for half an hour. Not taken in the darkest of places but it shows a bit of lume!
  2. This was taken at Christmas. Whilst lunch was being cooked I was kicked out of the house, so I decided to do something useful. I took the G's out for a walk to get some sun!
  3. My Rolex entries. I loved the Explorer II in photos, I love it in the watch box, I just can't read the dial when I wear it, so it may be off soon. I find the GMT hand draws my eye to it and the cyclops seems to block the dial too much, for me anyway. Explorer I is versatile, easy going and understated. The Sea dwellers are just great in there own right - no cyclops wins the day!
  4. This is my little collection - the Kinetic South Pole is actually my son's watch and it has been to the Antarctic for around 15 months while he was at Rothera Station. The Landmaster looks massive, and I suppose it is really, but I love it - I can actually read the dial without wearing my glasses! Being titanium its featherweight as well. Sumo is just fantastic to wear, so comfortable on my wrist anyway. The SLA017 is pure class.
  5. Not worth the money but it is very nice....
  6. Take a look on YouTube. If you search for Seiko Grey Dawn you should find a nice video of the pair. Its not in English but it shows the watches nicely. The Samurai looks great when looking dial on, from the side it looks like a huge slab, the Turtle wins for me. Should be here tomorrow....
  7. Thanks for the pointer Roger and thank you Simon for taking the time to post. I would be very happy for you to service it, I think it deserves it and it would be lovely for the family. Is it ok to drop you a pm later Simon to get things arranged?
  8. I am led to believe it had a bracelet originally and the strap was added after the bracelet snapped. No sign of it now unfortunately, I will try to find a nice period leather strap for it. I am going to get in touch with Roamer and see if they have any old stock lurking in a warehouse somewhere.
  9. Thanks for the warning sir, I will avoid doing that then! I might have to send it away to someone for a service and spruce up.
  10. Thanks K, I might try to remove the caseback on the weekend. It looks like a job to take plenty of time over.
  11. That is fantastic SW, thanks very much. I have just been showing the family and they were marvelling at the photo of the movement. The watch is a real beauty and its nice to get a chance to see the heart of it. Do you know whether the no-date movement is as nice as the MST430? Thank you K, I would love to get a look at the movement on this but I don't want to damage anything.
  12. Good day all, I have just been shown my brother-in-laws watch, given to him quite a few years ago. Its a Roamer Premier and was presented to his grandfather in 1965 on his retirement. I love the dial on this piece and the dome is icing on the cake. I will try and give it a gentle clean up over the weekend and get some better pictures. Are there any experts on here who can shed a bit of history on the Premier? Internet search just throws up lots of auction site nonsense. Thanks in advance.
  13. I sold my Ray Mears a couple of years ago and never missed it until I got the new version. That made me realise what a fantastic watch the original was. I have managed to find another but the price has gone the usual way once I sell something - Up! Anyway, here it is with the rest of the Citizen crowd.
  14. I have been fortunate to have seen and handled both of these pieces. The Rolex is horrible in photos, but get one in your hand and it comes alive. It is a bit of a chameleon and turns from black to green in varying shades. The Seiko was a let down, you might as well stick with the black dial. As usual, personal preference will always win through. I wouldn't hesitate to buy the Rolex if I could: a. Afford it b. Find one at rrp!
  15. Just used to this to pick up the new Citizen titanium 300m Ray Mears clone. Thanks for the heads up.
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