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  1. I used to buy bags of watches and parts for tinkering and messing around with. While 99%+ was total junk every now and again I would get something interesting. Here is a few of my better finds.
  2. Was the seller from India? There are a huge number of these "re-worked" mechanicals on ebay. Some have badly restored or even fake dials, many of them are cobbled together from parts from several different watches. Unless you can find some old Oris brochures or adverts showing that combination of dial, hands and case I would be highly sceptical of its originality. Have a look under the balance there will probably be a maker's mark or calibre number for the movement
  3. Too early for this, going back to bed for a couple of hours
  4. Grave of the Fireflies An absolutely brilliant film that just hit me so hard at the time that I struggle with the concept of watching it again. One day maybe.
  5. So was I when they arrived, they are certainly rare. I tried to buy one of them but he wasn't for selling. I do have WTBs up on a couple of sites, so maybe one day I'll find my own one.
  6. Unfortunately they are not mine, I just had them to give the movements a once over and find some straps. I've been looking for one for about 8 years now, and have only seen two come to market (one went for over my budget and the other was sold before I saw the listing) I think that they are technically and historically very interesting, but they are not widely known, David Boettcher has done some excellent research on them http://www.vintagewatchstraps.com/blogsubmarine.php
  7. I usually go for a strap over a bracelet because I like change them to match the watch and there is so much choice. Yes I do appreciate the irony of the strap being worth much more than the watch that it is on.
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