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Everything posted by al_kaholik

  1. I had a winner. Movement was exfellent. Unfortunately the bezel was wobby as sin so sent it back to amazon. Think this one will be just fine
  2. Photo now a couple of days out due to e to flickr maintenance. Still wearing the watch though. Ebay special. Next ded a new battery but too cheap to pass up Accurist by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  3. And no upload from me at the moment as Flickr is doing maintenance.
  4. And a hell of a step forward from the mkIV. The 2.slow it was no more in the mkV. I've one of the very late mkIV Bora's. Pity the Jetta just didn't get any of the fun. No VR6, no V5, no fast diesel and no fast four cylinder either.
  5. What's the £1300 magic number? There are plenty of nice watches around that you could pocket a chunk of change from that budget. Think what you want and look around. We all have our own preference for style and generally speaking the mechanics in a watch of that price are going to be very good.
  6. Second hand / vintage Omega is well within reach of that budget. Similarly Tudor or even some vintage Rolex aren't too far off that. But if you like it, as others have said, but it. BUT! I would suggest if at all possible trying one on before committing that kind of money
  7. Yes. Auto-correct...
  8. Secondhand? Lots to be had for little money Or, and don't shoot me, look at Starling. 28800vph, sapphire, stainless in a modern size. Well under $100
  9. Think its an optical illusion. All in still very happy with it. Perfect size and scratches the itch for the moment
  10. There doesn't look to be a chapter ring with any markings though there is a clear band of metal visible beneath the crystal. I had my suspicion over the bracelet and clasp (though the clasp is signed) however its very comfortable. I may investigate further... Have also thought about a strap...
  11. Generally above, my wrists change significantly with temperature so some watches slip down when it's cold, particularly those with bracelets
  12. Well here it is. I've done some homework on it and been looking for one for a while. Unmolested and a bit rough around the edges is fine with me. My presumption is rthe lacquer has yellowed and aged which I rather like Titoni Airmaster by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  13. I've just bought an Airmaster 309 which seems legit and completely as described on ebay! Who dares wins every now and then. On topic, it has a ETA 2878 which puts it between 1969 and 1982 by my research as it was discontinued. It also aligns to the model dates that I've found from Titoni too. But there are many advertised with 2836-2 movements, and the red flower on the dial. This one doesn't have the red painted flower. So any boffins know about dating in the model run? Pics later... All in very happy. It wants a clean and a little fettle on the bracelet end links is all
  14. Can't beat the satisfaction or removing years of human slime and having a perfectly clean bracelet afterwards
  15. Generally, not just with watches, I think you have to go wanting to buy something at duty free. Usually a deal can be brokered or in the case of retail goods, online offers similar if not better savings. Certainly in the States I have found airports tend to stock lots of watches in boutiques but the price has never been substantially different for me to part money with anything at the time (plus you are under pressure in such an environment!)
  16. Just buy 1mm longer bars and crush between two tea spoons. Works fine for me
  17. these aren't heirlooms. They all disappeared, but like you, I won't say too much.
  18. Didn't get any at the weekend but will get my dad to take some! Criminal that things were chucked in the bin and I wonder what will be worth money when I'm older that I've binned over the years.
  19. My dad is working his way though the estate from his parents at the moment and it keeps uncovering watches. I've shown here preciously a Tufor presentation watch and a couple of ladies' Rotary watches. Back home for the weekend and my dad pulls out a two hander Accurist. It works a treat, is gold plated and having popped the back has a Felsa 320 inside which also appears to be plated. Keeps good time and is super thin, which my dad likes. Polished the crystal today with micromesh and poly watch and its a sight. Perhaps pics tomorrow. Gold isn't for me but its a stunning dress watch I'm very appreciative of what my grandparents wore every day.
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