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  1. I think I’ll fix the crystal and put it on a mesh band, then stick it back on eBay if I’m being totally honest. Should get more than I paid for
  2. Seller wasn’t from India, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t buy it from someone in India, I’m pretty sure it’s reworked and and a fake dial, I don’t recall ever seeing this watch - and there’s very little detail online about them. The movement isn’t oris either it’s Solvil Ey Titus so I don’t think the Cali de movement provide any better insight. Thank you though
  3. I agree with you there most of the time. But as for it being an oris, sometimes the prices aren’t that hot.. you can pick up some older oris watches surprisingly cheap. Especially so with this being listed as broken (glass) and sometimes that’s the luck of online auctions.. i just need help identifying it really, I’ve seen a couple of these dials online from google searches but nothing with reference numbers or names - it’s a bit of an anomaly.
  4. So, I tend to have a couple of gambles on fleabay, especially when the price is low. Track record is about 50-50 some genuine some franken watches, some fakes. Before me I have an Oris watch, with a dial that I've never seen before.. I managed to get hold of it for £15, knowing that it works however there's a crack in the glass. But that's not a problem £5 for a new crystal and bobs your uncle. I received the watch today and straight away I had three flags. 1) The dial, I've just never seen it before 2) Reference numbers, there's not a thing. Not on the caseback - on the dial, or in the case 3) inside the watch is a Solvil et Titus, 17 jewel movement, now I don't know too much about the actual movement, but in my estimates Solvil et Titus are fairly respectable watches. However my next thought was, were Oris using these movements in their earlier watches? Because I know they have been know to outsource, more recently they've been using ETA and Sellita Movements. Or is it a donor movement? The pictures are identical to the watch that I bought and the movement that is inside. Any insights would be appreciated.
  5. Could somebody please tell me the difference between these two longines legend divers? I notice that the dials are signed differently at the automatic - can anyone explain why or which watch is “better” thank-you Okay, so I just read up that they added this 30 bar bit to the dial in 2013 or thereabouts - but after some deliberation and customer dissatisfaction they dropped it back off... what does anyone think about this becoming a rare model some day?
  6. He also lost his glasses whilst he was on the beach that day too, so I think he thinks that's a sign of the world righting its wrongs haha. As I say I didn't find it and it's not my dad so I don't really have much say in telling him to find the owner but i'll do my best to persuade. Also thanks, I guess when i put the minute hand in after adjusting the hour hand I put it back in at the 9 position, Rookie mistake
  7. So my friends Dad found a Certina Chronlympia circa 1971 8501-503, on the beach in the south of the UK believe it or not. Anyway I've had a tinker with it and managed to fix a loose hour hand and polish the acrylic and the case up. The only problem is that when I push the chrono function to send the second hand back to the 12 position it actually flies back to the 9 instead, and I can't work out how to alter this. I've tried pulling the crown out and pushing the 'A' button to send it forward but all that does is start the second hand up again. if anyone has any ideas that would be great.
  8. Thanks my bearded friend, I guess you can put the spring in without the sleeve. Thanks again
  9. Okay so I bought Seiko 7002J/A thats bezel clicks by a tiny ball bearing and and spring, not like the circular leaf springs; but I'm sure you all know this. The Seiko I bought doesn't have The spring or ball (which I was aware of) however as far as I'm aware there should be a metal sleeve that the springs sits in, inside the hole. I don't have this either. So my question is, can I still put the spring and ball in without the sleeve and if not, where could I get the sleeve that should be there All the best, Jae
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