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Everything posted by al_kaholik

  1. I don't understand it but I like it. It's not something I'd wear but jumps at me in a good way
  2. Late to the party as always... Flat engines have my approval. But two suggestions Blaue Charon Or, Poor-Ka. Like a play on the shopping trolley Ford. I'm hurt by Porsche and Ford in a sentence like that....
  3. I'd let the case come through ebay's official resolution process and stand your ground, its clear what was meant.
  4. I have a FL twin power, well I have one that works and one with suspected dead main in at least one barrel. The non-runner has a 30mm case. I wouldn't be surprised if yours is that small too
  5. So much human slime. Did he recognise it when you gave it back? Not a bad way to clean shaving brushes and razors either
  6. You'll find quite a bit of love for Starking, granted they may not last as well as a Swiss, but seemingly if they are stripped, cleaned and reassembled they work well. Maybe QC is the issue. Its perhaps like 'made in Taiwan' used to be for VW parts 'Taiwan Sh*t just don't fit' was the saying. Times change and now some fantastic parts are coming from there which are far superior to some of the Western/USA made parts.
  7. Presumably the Chronostop? If it were a 'driver' it'd be sold right now! I don't have too much luck in selling, though I don't try too hard either.
  8. Plenty of people around with accurate Vostoks. A bit of regulation may help, or you may find the new movements to just be better than they used to be
  9. Buy one and see. Then go to town on them for falsely advertising the product of there isn't a smooth sweep!
  10. What is the great obsession with Chinese parts? You can likely buy a genuine Vostok movement from the factory still https://meranom.com/en/search/?search=movement&filter_name=movement
  11. Depending on the model you can buy brand new movements, or a watch with one in to transplant
  12. I'd just throw a light coat of matte lacquer on the Sekonda hands and reinstall as is. Preservation done.
  13. 42mm puts me straight off. Otherwise it's a nice watch
  14. Aren't 'the boffs' rating this as the current must have investment watch? Not my bag, worse still it's good coloured (or gen-u-whine gold). Where is that eyeball removing spoon...
  15. Very true. The more I look at it, the more I like the echoed detail between the dial and the bezel. An Air King is probably the only Rolex I actually want, it was certainly a good find
  16. I can't get over the bezel , I love everything else about an air king
  17. Rado Captain Cook, Zodiac astrographic but a shame there is no SST
  18. Probably cost half the space race budget too. Their ratcheting drivers are really nice though. A tech left one on my desk when they were servicing something. I kept it in my drawer for a month in case they came back using it as a stress/fidget toy before adding it to my toolbox at home.
  19. That chevron design is amazing. I can see why they are so collectable. Right up my street! Thanks @Always"watching"
  20. Surprised not to see a Vostok on here yet. Just as a marvel of low budget and problem solving
  21. Acrylic I've done before, and made a good job of. I'm guessing this is some kind of mineral. I've just tried the Polywatch glass stuff, I don't see it having made any difference whatsoever unfortunately. Either that or the Mido crystal is just very, very hard.
  22. Thanks all. I'm wondering whether it is in fact mineral. It sounds very plastic. I wasn't aware of polywatch for glass so have ordered some. Sanding will be my next port of call if that doesn't work
  23. No matter the value, that is a cracking looking watch
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