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al_kaholik

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  1. For your what now??? Mx5/Eunos? It costs £48 if I buy the genuine oil to do oil, air, pollen and fuel filers on my 1.9ASZ TDI VW Bora and do my own work. Disappointingly it probably goes mostly as well with its remap I'll never likely own a Porsche but I get the heritage, progression and progress. Those seven letters add significantly to the cost of your Audi or a type IV motor.
  2. I'm soft in my Russian watches too. The Mido is very nice. The high polish on the stainless usually isn't my thing but this is stunning
  3. It is. But I can see the easy mistake. The Stadium is a nice alternative. Good looking too!
  4. Still this. Apologies for the chopped about picture. Can't be letting the secrets out of the door... Sunny Commander by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  5. Waaaay too big for me but really good looking.
  6. I have a little soft spot for Rotary. My old man happily swept up my rotary quartz Explorer/Air King hybrid thingy when he heard that I'd paid less than a tenner delivered. There are still plenty on ebay at similar prices too!
  7. If the crown of a watch wears through being unscrewed and re-attached, its not fit for purpose and should be returned to the manufacturer. If its ape-handedness, that is user error. That said, I should be robust enough to just work.
  8. Thanks. Very happy with it, and it sizes nicely. Omega Dynamic off the want list for a while at least!
  9. New acquisition from @SBryantgb. Perfect on smaller wrists Mido Commander by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  10. I'd steer clear. But it may just need the sensor reset as @richy176 alludes to. Fortune favours the brave, but they sometimes walk away with nothing to show
  11. Not in my garage... Yup. The old BL and the like still had some WW on them. A base 10 system just works. Though I know there are plenty of people who rave on imperial and its usefulness for conversions
  12. Bulova today (old photo) PA191140 by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Could justify all my purchases as life generally is stressful. But I won't. I just like buying :D
  18. For brightening the plating? Or helping release the spring bars?
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