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  1. On it's new handmade leather strap:
  2. Cheers, I'm certainly very pleased! Yeah I was thinking something to do with the forces, who knows! Got a handmade leather being made which I can't wait to get on it. Have now listed on eBay at a bit higher than it probably should be - mainly so I can keep it for longer haha, but realistically if it sold for that price I'd have to let it go as there are other priorities
  3. Finally, an update! Took it to my guy who did the following (on my request): - Light clean of case and dial; has brought up the Rolex logo a treat! - Full service; runs and keeps good time now - Sympathetic relume; brighter than expected but told it will die down - New glass; old one was not original and stuck out too far above the case for my liking. Old glass kept and stored. Any ideas what the etchings on the side could mean?
  4. Love that story! Was on holiday at the weekend and kept daydreaming a random watch would just appear like that :P Mines still going strong too, I guess they're tanks, I recall reading they often used pretty quality A Schild movements but I'm no expert. Exactly - well, £34 after the new glass but certainly still happy and gets worn regularly!
  5. Thanks for the advice. I've had a glass replaced by the place near me and it was a fantastic job, a well chosen glass that was completely in keeping with the original and noticeably a better quality than the glass of other watches I've owned. It's actually a jewellers that sends away to a watch repairer so presumably this shop trusts them to do the work. There would be a no obligation quote first also. I'll ask who the shop uses perhaps (if they'll say) and see if I can find some reviewers for the actual watch maker first. The jewellers has been ever since I can remember so I think it would be good to support local business if I can Any suggestions regarding the hands and sorting out the damaged lume? I think that's the only real let down other than some damage to the dial which I'll be leaving well alone. Glass also isn't flat with the case and sticks out maybe 5mm so I'm wondering if it's the original or not - it doesn't look completely out of place but certainly a bit more than I might expect from a high-end brand.
  6. Place near me has said a service would be roughly £70-100, subject to parts. What would people advise I do with the hands regarding the damaged lume in terms of effecting the originality of the watch?
  7. Thanks Simon, will let you know, this was the first “big purchase” for me (a small purchase for most though I’m sure) so may wait for a couple months pay before looking into getting work done. Any further info anyone has let me know. Appears that Rolex used cases from the country of market for tax reasons hence the Dennison case but that’s about as much as I know about the piece any idea on model? Looks sort of similar to a few Speedkings
  8. Sorry, late to the thread but great news on the refund and return of the movement. Perhaps shows they at least weren’t intentionally scamming you which would have been much worse. “Oh I umm... lost the movement sorry”
  9. Any idea how much I'd expect to pay for a service? Only think I've ever paid for is a new glass fitted but apparently quite ill-advised to change too much on these old Rolexes without altering the value a lot. Main thing that bugs me is the missing/broken lume on the minute hand - can that be repaired? Ideally I want to keep it as original as possible.
  10. Was browsing a local auction site and saw a Pre-Explorer estimated at £300-400. Obviously it went for nearly 10x that but it did peak my interest and a week or so later I'd bought this. It's a non-runner and is around 32mm across including the crown - actually looks surprisingly alright on my skinny wrists, think I'd actually wear it if I wasn't so scared of breaking something, the hands look particularly frail :S Question now is do I try sell it on for a profit and purchase something else or keep it in the drawer for a few years and potentially get it serviced?
  11. Following on from my 35mm Eloga post, here is a 35mm Geneva Sport! Crystal looks practically brand new and it runs great. Thought I'd make a post as it's nice to have some info out there about the cheaper, more affordable vintage watch brands. Back of the case is a bit scratched up and quite worn but otherwise in good condition, if only missing a few details on the dial. Feels quite good quality, certainly a tad less than the Eloga but much much more-so than a Josmar Worldtimer I once had (a watch which was so light and loud ticking it would've been more at home in a Christmas cracker). Winder seems to "reset" rather than stiffen and stop, clicking over but still remaining well wound - a safety feature perhaps? Evidently, I'm no expert
  12. Very pleased indeed! Bought as spares and now one of my best running watches (for how long who knows!) Yeah, got a 36mm Ricoh Medallion and thought that was the smallest I’d go but 35mm looks great. Got a new one I’ll post on a bit too, also 35mm
  13. Thanks guys! Agreed the Patina works well but all the details of the dial can still be seen clearly Strap is from a new place called George’s Straps, good quality, customisable and good prices I think. Wish I could edit my original post as I’ve realised the winding issue was just it being fully wound when it arrived so I assumed it didn’t wind that way - I never wind my watches much so new experience! Good news is it now keeps perfect time again because I’m actually winding it properly hahaha
  14. Nice new glass fitted and put on a suede NATO - haven't bought a NATO before but it does the job!
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