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  1. Proud new owner! Thanks for the great advice.
  2. I couldn’t be at the AD, but after a few twitchy moments over a what’s app conversation, the trigger is being pulled!
  3. Thanks for all the advice, it has helped and it does seems the general view is new. We tried to get there on Sunday, but you had to book a time to visit which we’d not arranged. My son is still undecided, and when you look at what you can get for 5k there is such a choice. Our plan is to go there this week and try it on. (When it was ordered there wasn’t one to look at in the 39mm size). If he loves it, then it will come home with him. If not, more head scratching.
  4. He’s in a fortunate position to afford either. Submariners seem to be the choice of a lot of his colleagues and to me that’s a bit more shiney. The dark horse in this young, up and coming watch buying crowd he knows is the Grand Seiko. Tried a few of those on last week and they really do look stunning.
  5. Thanks Avo. Whichever watch bought will be worn. I’d guess neither would drop in value. It’s more a question of the sentiment of a watch the same age as he is v a random year of a new watch. I think a 2020 Rolex will always carry a tag of a significant year.
  6. Hi folks, trust you’re all well. My son has a dilemma. He’s set his heart on a Rolex Explorer Ref. 14270, the not so fancy looking one. His AD has just called to say the new version that he’d put his name on the waiting list for has come in, much sooner than we thought, the watch was ordered this June. He is young, born in ‘95 and for about 1K less can possibly get the birth year version. A 1995 explorer may need more bits replacing sooner than a new one, but a birth year watch has a lot more sentiment and is already a beater. Both should be an investment, any ideas of which of
  7. Thank you Scottswatches. That should help me date it too.
  8. I acquired this rather interesting watch today. I can see Beyer are a well established jewellers in Zurich. Can anyone help me identify the reference of the 15 jewelled movement. Thanks in advance.
  9. Hi Simon I hope you are well. I have a citizen from 1972. The second hand is a little loose. It ticks intermittently and sometimes falls to a different position. I have a crystal remover. I also have a hand press tool which I’ve never used. Do you think it would be okay to have a go myself? Thanks in advance if you can help.
  10. I was thinking of finding someone who could 3D print one of these. Didn’t even think of the obvious, thanks it’salivejim. My research has made me aware that Blandford are a UK diving equipment company. S.A. abbreviates sub aqua. Squale are Italian makers of cases I think. Do you suggest contacting the Italian lot or the chaps at Blandford? Any advice, truly gratefully received.
  11. Bingo! i could source a Pepsi bezel, rough it up a bit, I’ve even seen a you tube video where you put the bezel in bleach to fade it. Thanks Sulie.
  12. Hi, I bought this watch on the weekend. There isn’t a lot of stuff I can find, image wise, for reference regarding what the correct bezel insert should be. There is an old thread from this parish that shows a whole host of Squale watches, unfortunately the images have expired. I had a spare insert which I’ve fitted, with a little help from a file. I think it looks great, but if it’s supposed to be a different colour/ type face? I’d rather source one similar to the original. Any ideas please.
  13. Is the omega and the constellation the correct way around. I’ve not noticed the omega at the bottom before?
  14. Good morning, courtesy of Lug (of this parish). I am the proud new owner of this beautiful 1961 Omega Seamaster, cal 562. My birth year watch.
  15. A rather splendid Eldor chronograph, slightly worn case, with a landeron 148 movement.
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