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  1. Bulova today (old photo) PA191140 by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  2. It's amazing what you can get. The Timex is pick of the bunch for me. Car boots are also a great place for hand tools I've found in the past. Particularly SAE and WW which I have absolutely zero use for, other than maybe a 1/2" and 3/4" for banging on rounded nuts!
  3. The gold plate appears to be wearing through on the first one above the crown. The second I would say is well worn looking at the back. I can't tell whether the yellowing is the dial or just the crystal, it may polish out with a bit of Polywatch. Either way, look hard and budget a service like you say. Ask plenty of questions is plain English. Have a look through the sellers inventory and past sales to see if they have a pedigree in these higher end watches. The gold plate appears to be wearing through on the first one above the crown. The second I would say is well worn looking at the back. I can't tell whether the yellowing is the dial or just the crystal, it may polish out with a bit of Polywatch. Either way, look hard and budget a service like you say. Ask plenty of questions is plain English. Have a look through the sellers inventory and past sales to see if they have a pedigree in these higher end watches.
  4. Its a hand wind, was bought on ebay from a high-feedback seller in Japan. Its by no means perfect but has just enough patina to be vintage but retaining the qualities of a nice watch. Not all Lord Marvels are 36000, so that is something to look out for and may explain some of the price variance. It belongs to my brother, but when he was out of the country I kept it ticking for him. Would wear it for days at a time without even looking at anything else. Nobody noticed it, nobody commented. Perfect understated office watch that puts a smile on your face as the hand sweeps almost imperceptibly round and round.
  5. Find yourself a Lord Marvel 36000. No date complication and in my opinion looks a bit nicer for it. Lots come straight from Japan Lord Marvel by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  6. Could justify all my purchases as life generally is stressful. But I won't. I just like buying :D
  7. For brightening the plating? Or helping release the spring bars?
  8. I like it a lot, much like nearly all the Porsche Design items. But at 42mm it ain't going to work for me. Their pipes are a thing to behold though, not that I'm a pipe smoker, but they might just encourage me to start. The shisha 2.1 is also a modern twist https://www.google.com/search?biw=1256&bih=644&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=lfoQXdmuLoKMlwSSgrjgBA&q=porsche+design+pipe&oq=porsche+design+pipe&gs_l=img.3...0.0..112492...0.0..0.0.0.......0......gws-wiz-img.hlybWAQjxXY
  9. Not bad! It does a good imitation job. I'm not a fan of gold watches but they both look good to me. Each with its place
  10. I've no comment on the price however it uses a Seiko movement which are of good quality
  11. I've never heard of the brand. Specifically which one of the watches are you looking at? There seems to be a number of movements used in their different watches.
  12. Granada Scorpio - they were nice inside, bur a bit marmite outside. My old man had a diesel, sounded like a tractor outside but fairly refined once the doors were closed.
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