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  1. Glad you like, during lockdown I am living vicariously through other peoples finds and thought probably worth sharing my own! I was a bit hesitant to get too specific with things as I know some of my buyers may see this and think "He made a profit therefore I paid too much" but most often I just get them cheap to begin with and sell them for a fair price. Completely agree with your thoughts on the Pogue, in fact I didn't actually buy it initially because I liked it but simply because I knew it was ridiculously cheap (I actually offered half of the starting price of the auction) and I wante
  2. It's been a few months since my last "haul" so I thought I'd update because its lockdown and I'm that bored Plus I think it might be nice to have them posted somewhere so if someone ends up owning one of them they can see a little of the "history" (if you can call it that). To keep it tidy I won't list absolutely every watch, as I sold a lot and truth be told forgot about them (e.g. Tissot Seven Seastar, 50s Doxa, Lanco etc), just the more recent ones I quite like(d) or still have. I will put an asterisk* by the ones that I've since sold. 1952(?) Tissot Visodate Seller had very lit
  3. Wow didn’t expect to get so much info! Massive thanks for that, certainly far less in the dark about them than I was previously and a much better scope to better understand what I have now!
  4. Looks nice, a bit too shiny for me but nice none the less! As you say, Timex have always been "easy and cheap" - I can't understand why they're becoming more desirable and going up in price. I sold a non-runner with bent lug from a job lot for a tenner, I was amazed, the movement was so horrible and overall seemed like something out of a christmas cracker. No offence intended by the way, I am talking about a specific watch I sold and not speaking on behalf all Timex! I've got some really quality, lesser known brands which I struggle to shift, while Timex fly off the shelf lol
  5. Sorry for the lack of response - busy Christmas and then I just forgot. Ended up selling it on for a small profit - I've since been making a bit of a habit of buying and selling!
  6. Okay so last year I took some time off from watches to focus on other things and recently got back into it. I've decided to start "flipping" watches on the side which means I get all the fun of finding, buying and giving a little TLC without the hoarding! I will resist talking money as I do not think it fair when the plan is to sell on, but obviously the aim of the game is to "buy low, sell high" so all are bought at a fairly low price tag for one reason or another (e.g. low 'buy it now' price or lack of details etc) Anyway, without further adoo: Sicura Chronograph: Man I loved this! Rea
  7. Hi all! Got this piece recently and want to get to know it a bit better. I've read from a couple sources online that the brand Pioneer was made by Rolex for the Canadian market - is there any truth to this? I assume this is just companies cashing in on the "Rolex style" branded movement and unbranded dial/case back and the loose relation to the Pioneer Rolex model to get more money out of people? Any further info on time period or such would be great! Case measures 31mm inc. crown, 15mm strap with and 36mm lug to lug.
  8. 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
  9. 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?
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 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
  14. 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”
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