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  1. Thank you, yes I’m tracking a few watches. Looks like it could end up as an expensive watch!!
  2. Evening everyone i haven’t been active for a while but was hoping someone could advise re my Tissot Tissonic. I realise these are not expensive watches but to me it was the first watch I bought using my first wage. i bought it from watches of Switzerland in Southampton. First issue it hasn’t been worn in a while so will need a service. What sort of ball park cost is this? it’s a dated model, stainless steel and it’s missing its bezel. Are these replaceable/obtainable? Thanks in advance Russ
  3. Yes Simon Wilkinson, I don't have his forum name. Perhaps SimontheGreat
  4. Apologies for the grammar and mistakes. No edit function!! the pictures are also small, no matter, I'm sure you have all seen the inside of a watch! It does those indicate the level of workmanship from Simon russ
  5. Ok thought I would update this thread and express my gratitude for Somon Wilkinson who has refurbished my RN issued Seiko. the watch was sent to him in a poor condition with a cracked glass and potentially leaking battery.. during each stage of the refurbishment Simon took detailed pictures and provided a comprehensive brief on the condition of the watch and his recommendations simon stripped the watch and found that the battery hadn't leaked but the adjustment was out. The hands were tipster and bent and the case and glass looked though someone had been wearing it whilst welding......... It was decided that despite sending an eBay sourced crystal with the watch it would be best to use a Sternkreuz crystal as the quality was far better. Simon also sourced better seals and fitted those. the watch was completely stripped and I'm amazed that all the bits went back in as I normally end up with at least one spring and one bolt left over whenever I strip something! the watch was cleaned and then reassembled finally Simon fitted a new NATO strap and sent it back only requesting a very reasonable cost for what appeared many hours of effort. below are a selection of images starting from the watch vpcondition as recieved by Simon. Leading then into the strip down with views of the movement and bent and damaged parts. these images are reproduced from Simons own, I hope this isn't an issue! They form just a very small number of the many images Simon sent as part of the watch refurb finally the reassembly and the last shot proudly back on my wrist after many years sat in the bedside drawer. its an understatement to say I'm pleased and will be using and recommending Simon in the future russ
  6. Thanks padders, I've contacted Genesis and Duncan has been quick to respond. i may have switched the price of the bezel and glass in my astonishment at the nearly £1K price to overhaul my mid sized PO. you are correct it's a Co-Axial movement. my thought is to do the service, replace the glass as the movement would be out ( it's got welding splatter on it, as has my Seiko that Simon Wilkinson is refurbing - how embarrassing!) but leave the bezel as I don't dive anymore so a redundant but of kit. the thing with the bezel is its so loose, wobbles about all over the place and is annoying. I've seen editorials on the Internet to remove the bezel with a non marking nylon tool and I presume that spring and keeper is the issue? or do you now have your head in your hands exacerbated as another non qualified guy attempts to 'repair' a fine mechanical item! the bracelet and case have some scratches and I was considering a refurb but now moving away from that thought. as I say service and glass replacement is probably all I will do. The others are nice to haves russ i should have sent it to Duncan in the first instance. However I hadn't joined the forum when I took it to The high stree jewellers where I bought it. They sent it to Omega and it's been there for 8 weeks ( I thought it was 6!!) before they contacted me with an estimate. the repair will be a minimum of 6 weeks so probably another 2 months before I get it back. i asked them to replace the spring bars and one of the bracelet pins to the deployment as they had been replaced by a backstreet shop when the Bracelet failed when I was in China. However they would only overhaul the whole bracelet at another £150!! i will probably source two spring bars and the link pin myself when I finally get it back No doubt, apart from the parts, the repair via Genesis would have been significantly better value and completed far quicker. oh well we all learn! russ
  7. I cant understand how the EU allows it. They came down hard on the automotive sector when they tried to monopolise servicing. And yes Switzerland abides by the EU laws
  8. I really wanted to go with Duncan but he is hampered bu the extortionate prices Omega charge non monopolised companies. His proces are cery reasonable for the work but the parts are some what more. The watch is currently with Omega and when i finally got to talk with them they did offer a 10% reduction. Its taken them 6 weeks to come up with a quote and 6 weeks estimation to do the job. If i asked them to send it back without doing the work all likelihood it would take 12 weeks!! anyhow its with them now and will cost the thickend of £700 with the bracelet work russ
  9. I cant speak for the rest of the MoD stores but the Royal Navy stuff is never serialised by RN stores. Its serialised by the manufacturers at issue. One the RN stores are manned by numpties that are not qualified to man a hammer let alone an engraving machine. Second you go to stores, ask for a watch, based on the numbering above, and duly one is given to you 15mins later. If its in stock and you have a requisition chit. I suspect this can be confirmed by the engraving on the watch. That is same depth, same font, same precision. I guarentee that wouldnt have happened at a MoD store. At best one of those dremel tools complete with small burr would have been employed with the end result a spider trail of letters most of which wouldn't be grammatically correct. And no i wasnt in Stores;) russ
  10. Thanks padders, I've contacted Genesis and Duncan has been quick to respond. i may have switched the price of the bezel and glass in my astonishment at the nearly £1K price to overhaul my mid sized PO. you are correct it's a Co-Axial movement. my thought is to do the service, replace the glass as the movement would be out ( it's got welding splatter on it, as has my Seiko that Simon Wilkinson is refurbing - how embarrassing!) but leave the bezel as I don't dive anymore so a redundant but of kit. the thing with the bezel is its so loose, wobbles about all over the place and is annoying. I've seen editorials on the Internet to remove the bezel with a non marking nylon tool and I presume that spring and keeper is the issue? or do you now have your head in your hands exacerbated as another non qualified guy attempts to 'repair' a fine mechanical item! the bracelet and case have some scratches and I was considering a refurb but now moving away from that thought. as I say service and glass replacement is probably all I will do. The others are nice to haves russ
  11. Thanks for the link russ Who is STS, do you have a link or is it Onega who currently have the watch. quoted me £350 for the refurb, £200 for the crystal and £120 for the bezel all plus VAT. i may just get the refurb (which is needed as the watch is over 9 years old and hasn't been serviced. live with the scratches and call it character. The bezel I don't use but it's as loose as a loose thing thanks for the replies russ
  12. Could anyone advise on a recommended person who could service my Omega PO including new crystal and bezel? thanks in advance russ
  13. I love this watch, anyone have a reasonably priced one!! do they have a glass back? russ
  14. I didn't realise it had a name! I haven't found it yet and I'm hoping when I do its repairable i never had it repaired as I thought it had no value!! no point spending a ton or so on a repair if it's worth £30!! russ Thanks, appreaciate the vote! russ
  15. Thank Thank you for the nice comments russ
  16. That's great, thanks very much. Really appreaciate the link russ
  17. I would also prefer gold as this would be my 'best' watch. ive seen this, meets everything I want apart from the cost (ebay#231860391309) what would be the 'true' value of this watch and what checks should I employ that it's real, not a hybrid or is actually valued correctly? russ Thanks for the reply. Highly polished reduces value then, I thought it was just not worn much! I've checked the pics again. What are the pointers on this watch that show it to be polished rather than unworn? There is a slight softening on the edges to the lugs, is this the indication? i presume most 56 year old watches will either be heavily scratched or heavily polished. What is the preference for collectors? russ
  18. Alan, that's a lovely watch, would love something similar! russ
  19. Guys does anyone know of a GMT watch ( ideally Omega) that dates to 1959. i travel a lot and having a GMT function would be useful. i bought in Malaysia a knockoff GMT Master, which actually is a failly good one complete with 'serial' number and laser etching to the glass. Works perfectly and keeps good time but I'm not so happy with a replica and fancy something with some age. 1959 is the year I was born. ive seen this seamaster which I like, doesn't have a GMT function but the style is very nice(at least I think so). Does such a watch exist with all these wants? EBay #331790270731. What is the true value of such a watch? russ
  20. Tell me about it Bry, half of the straps life would be spent in a strong solution of 'Dhobey Powder'!! im in the process of working with a company to come up with a NATO strap that has the RN and RM colours. Several of the Army regiments are covered but the RN isn't. Something is close, but close is not close enough!
  21. I intend to, really appreaciate the high standards and workmanship evident on here. russ
  22. Thank you, happy to oblige! russ
  23. When I put it on axle stands on what I believe is a level floor one quarter has to have the axle stand one notch higher. I don't believe it's as extreme as an inch but maybe a quarter of one inch. not sure if this was out of build or during the cars life. the 1800 is a very robust and stiff car, the sheet steel particulary stiff. You could probably stand on the roof without deflection(not that I would) my other hobby is woodwork and I've made ash frame sections for Morgan's in the past. I wonder what will happen with all the ash dieback, the alternative is Canadian rock elm but that's been banned because of the beetle. if I was you I would source some ash planks while you can, even if you don't use them they will have a value. russ
  24. No halo but will be the death of me! We have kit in there and required to maintain it periodically. Normally park around the back but it was Saturday and the guys on the gate wanted pics coming thru. amazing really cause they won't let bikes out (get it!!) russ No I work for a living. however Cherie made me toast one day Wow that is nice, I'm not knowledgable on that era but is it an Invicta? lovely car when designers understood proportions russ Read the post!! BSA Scout, nice!! wish I could afford that. im a stickler on door gaps and spent time welding and grinding the edge and also lead loading how do you find parts availability for the Scout or is it a case of make it?
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