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Everything posted by WRENCH

  1. I like the look of the "Patriot C" bronze, but 49 x 59mm, I'd be walking lopsided.
  2. I see them as a portable way of telling the time, any watch I've bought is "written off" as soon as the money is spent. I've never looked at them as an investment, nor would I ever get into debt to own one.
  3. It would be interesting to see what the outcome of putting the big dealers "on blast" would be. The weight of substantiated irrefutable evidence on behalf of the video poster would have to be wholly conclusive to avoid losing a very expensive court case. I'm not disbelieving the existence of the boxes, but I feel the gentleman making the video should openly name and shame otherwise it could look like a clever piece of backhanded marketing. (Buy with confidence from me) If I, for example, were I to buy a used Rolex from a "big dealer" and five years down the road decide to sell it, only to be t
  4. £5k (ish) anyone ? I like it. https://www.ablogtowatch.com/the-citizen-0200-automatic-watch-with-movement-that-merges-japanese-swiss-craftsmanship/ 40mm x 10.9 mm.
  5. Mako11's are currently advertised on Amazon for £119. As to the problem with the one you're thinking about buying, you won't know until it's been looked at, so it could potentially cost you as much as a new one.
  6. I found this; "Use hydrochloric acid (muriatic acid). Hydrochloric, or muriatic, acid, is a strong, corrosive acid. In high concentrations, it can be used to remove chrome plating from metal objects. For removing chrome, an acid solution of about 30-40% concentration should suffice. Proceed as below: Mix 1/3 part hydrochloric acid to 1 part water in a vat used for chemical mixtures (like a heavy-duty plastic bucket, etc.) to produce a 30% acid solution. Alternatively, purchase a pre-mixed acid solution of sufficient concentration. Submerge the chrome-plated object in the soluti
  7. I reckon the "Agadoo" man should crowd fund by pledging to have all trace of Black Lace recordings destroyed, then he'd raise some serious funds, and be able to keep his Air King. Just to remind you,
  8. I actually got a bit excited, and emotional when I saw this. On the left, the first new (and quartz) wristwatch I bought almost 45 years ago. Not known for their durability/reliability, but this one has been all over the World, and stood a total lack of care, and abuse that no watch ever should, and it still works perfectly well. On the right, freshly delivered today is a fairly cosmetically accurate reissue. Same way of setting, no quick set day, only date as per the original, but instead of the quartz electro/mechanical movement, a modern Seiko interior I believe. This one won't be
  9. Yep, usually a decent selection on etsy, although you'll find that the tang will be larger than the holes on your brown strap.
  10. There was one in the AD I visited as well.
  11. I like it, and it wears quite well once on the wrist. It was the nauseating fast talking salesman who was more interested in selling me finance and the importance of a waiting list increasing its desirability and long term value that "flopped" it for me. I'd still have one, nice to see something a bit different from the norm now and again. Not knocking either, but Breitling and Omega are two brands I have zero interest in.
  12. Good quality at the discount prices. On the single pass adjustable NATO straps, they could do with an extra hole because the tail always seems to end up flapping somewhere between the 2 keepers in my experience, otherwise good, buckles/hardware etc. Can't comment regarding duty as I haven't ordered any this year.
  13. Same here, hold it slight pressure stopping the second hand and not causing it to reverse.
  14. Known as "back hacking" works on a few watches , usually better when not fully wound. Apparently it can cause wear in the drive train, I don't know. I've always done it on Vostoks. From Orientwarch USA, "Another kind of “hacking” that you may experience or read about is called “back hacking”, which is a common occurrence for automatic watches. As mentioned, pulling the crown out to the time setting position does not stop the seconds hand on a generic automatic movement. “Back hacking” involves moving the hour and minute hands counter clockwise which in turn causes the seconds hand t
  15. A. Leave watch requiring set on table stopped with another watch set at correct time running along side. B. At exactly 5 seconds before running watch second hand meets second hand on stopped watch, pounce on stopped watch and wind/shake, practice will get it perfect. C. Book appointment with psychiatrist at 10.59 and 55 seconds precisely.
  16. £2600 last time I tried one on.
  17. I've pondered about this one (quartz), and I would go for it if I cleared some space in the watch drawer. I've always had good service out of the Glasgow AD as well, which makes all the difference.
  18. The difference is (as I found out to my cost) that a second hand £10 Casio serves its purpose with more financial efficiency than a Cartier Tank, when you end upside down after dragging your watch down tarmac/scree/rocks etc. It goes in the bin. I do believe your watches change by themselves while you sleep.
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