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Everything posted by craig12

  1. been offered a rotary avenger watch for £16 orig box etc papers, described as needing new battery , what do you think? , im always weary of needing new battery descriptions , i always think why havent you fitted one
  2. im looking for a cheapy everyday watch on about a 36-40mm that's not on a metal bracelet , so either mesh strap, nylon, (not rubber ) or traditional leather type , im assuming il only get quartz for the money , ive seen a kanuoxi , that looks like a Seiko 5 I quite like at £9.49 , anyone else any suggestions under £20
  3. any one know how much they were new , not so much a limited edition as they made a fair few but it has a number on the back no25981/26750
  4. never had a sturmanskie , seemed ok for £40 delivered right hand chrono is between 2 and 3 o clock position
  5. think ive sussed it left hand chrono seems to be moving when the seconds dial is moving ,
  6. bottom pusher certainly is returning dial to 12 o clock position and top pusher starts 2nd hand , but top pusher dosent seem to be starting left hand chrono the left hand chrono seems to be moving though , so the left hand chrono might be moving every 60 secs the right hand chrono dosent seem to be doing much
  7. e bay pre owned but why aren't any dials moving to show a seconds ticking action
  8. just bought a sturmanski space pioneer quartz chrono vk64 3354851 , £40 inc postage , and im confused about its workings , as I understand it the top pusher , starts the second hand timer , but the watch is working while no other chronograph dials are moving , so in theory if the second hand is in the stationary position and the 2 small chrono dials are also not moving the watch still keeps time , I thought a quartz watch had to have one dial moving to show its working I think its a Seiko movement
  9. I don't ask for much in life , ill never be rich, ill never win the lottery, bills keep coming, so imagine my joy when my neighbour just took in my rotary watch I ordered , a £20 beauty new strap pretty near pristine condition , I cant wait to open the package , carefully cutting just the last inch off the sealed padded envelope , to reveal ………..oh no the seller put the watch in corner to corner with the watch strap flat , yep you guessed it ive just cut through the last inch of the strap and the last 2 adjustment holes , I don't ask for much in life , now ive got a strap with a 45 degree slash on it , ah well new strap I suppose
  10. it sure is and im unable to be cured , just ordered a rotary sports watch for £20 posted its the one that looks like the breitling colt , everyone seems to do one lorus pulsar etc , just loved it seemed to be in nearly mint condition …………..nurse
  11. I totally agree sir , I love the breitlings they seem to get such a slating some of the models but I love em , , I dream of buying a colt for under £500 ah well we can all dream
  12. I know that title dosent really make sense , but if you was a watch collector who could afford anything , as a lower price entry watch that was well respected what would you buy , im a novice but the rolex air king came to mind , but that's just my very inexperienced guess , or a tudor perhaps or grand Seiko . im trying to imagine with the millions of watches to buy what a watch collector would know was a safe bet say under £2500
  13. just came across this brand while searching the bay , and wondered where it slotted in quality wise , ie lower to mid or mid to higher quality , or poor to lower , any help would be very welcome thank you , seen an open heart one that's quite nice
  14. I wonder if anyone can help me please , this is going to sound nonsense as im a watch novice , so I wonder if I may ask your help please in trying to identify a watch style please and who makes good quality ones at sub £150 ill use roamer and Thomas Earnshaw as examples but im wondering if there are better examples the style id say is a dress watch , they usually have a flat sided round case , cases can be a bit deeper , they very often have a blue face or silver textured ,almost mirror shine, sometimes with an open heart, sometimes deployment clasp, look very very expensive , date window , I could best describe them as trying to copy the very expensive flyback retro grades , but that's a poor description anyone know who makes nice ones sub £150 if you think you know the style im trying to describe nearest I could describe is orient envoy
  15. just adding up the money ive spent on watches that all don't suit me , avi-8 hurricane , de Tomaso , and a couple of others , I think everyone should think about the watch size to size of wrist , my best fitting watch is a accurist tank , £49 love it and bought a tank watch from roy for £37 that fits good as well , a fancy picture grabs your attention , and then when it arrives ,disappointment , looks clumsy on
  16. im having a problem with the 3000 limited edition limit , is a watch really that limited at 3000 , if they have loads of different models all being produced in 3000 batches , that's an awful lot of watches , id say limited edition should be 250-750
  17. retro grade /flyback/complication/textured dials , just fantastic items / the longines master collection , stare in awe
  18. I think its a colours thing , I was searching the other day for yellow orient , id heard the yellow orients were a rare usa item , guess what I don't need a yellow orient , don't get me started on moonphase , I could look at them all day
  19. I wondered if watches were like an illness , you only ever need 1 to tell the time , they depreciate 90% of the time , so why buy more than 1 ? I found myself looking at e bay today at wengers , Christ I don't need a wenger I don't need a Victorinox , I don't need any of em ive already got 4 to tell the time why do we buy loads of watches ? doctor hellllllllllllllllllp
  20. this brand of watch is really getting to me , super selling salesman on tv channels going on about its robust this and that , all steel Russian this and that and men in rockets to -50000 degrees and it still works , hand crafted by skilled technician , etc etc blah blah , are they really any good , or is a Tissot, Seiko a better buy , im temted to buy a used piece sub £200 , but is it a real piece of Russian impossible to break brilliance , or over hyped run of the mill ? sorry I meant the more expensive vostok Europe , not the lower price vostoks
  21. I heard that a watch strap tight at 8 am in the morning and moving all over the place at 4pm was water retention
  22. the reason ive never bought a watch on a ss bracelet is ive very thin wrists and as I understand it , links are taken out and then theres a series of holes within the bracelet , ive always thought (maybe im wrong) that however you alter a ss bracelet it will always spin on my wrist rather than sitting firmly on the top part (flat)part of my wrist , do members wear ss bracelets in the sense that they spin allover the place near the hand /wrist joint or should a ss bracelet hold the watch tight on the wrist ?
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