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  1. Many thanks. I very gingerly tried pushing one out & it immediately started moving. Pins it is ! All done & dusted. Many thanks for the reply.
  2. Does anybody know which method Longines use to connect the links on the above as I need to remove a couple of links on my wife's new watch. They look like minute screws but a search of youtube would indicate that they are not screws but are friction pins that need pushing out. I've sent off for a pusher tool but don't want to exert too much force in case they are actually screws. Many thanks in advance.
  3. Yep, the very same. Brilliantly wonky. Rumble fish.
  4. Jel999

    New Seiko

    Many thanks. I'm in !
  5. Jel999

    New Seiko

    Yes it came with a bracelet but as Bob said above, the centre links are polished and it looks bloody awful imo. It's a shame that Strapcode don't do a Super Oyster with curved end links for it but as I quite like NATO'S, it's not a problem.
  6. Jel999

    New Seiko

    Just bought the black version ( SNE 437 ) and awaiting a luminous ceramic bezel insert & Zuludiver strap to arrive. Lovely watch.
  7. I haven't landed on this thread from any of the above though, I found this thread because i'm after a Divex & this thread was one of many that popped up.
  8. Yes. Is it not allowed then ?
  9. I'd put a £20 Casio above a Rolex for dependability if my experience of overpriced crap is anything to go by. :-(
  10. I loved reading this as i've was looking at a SKX 007 until I discovered Divex watches on here. The movement in the Seiko is far from the best & the chapter ring fitment on some of them ( on non-Japan made versions ) seem to have been fitted by Stevie Wonder. Given the price differential between the two, it's got to be a Divex. Can't seem to decide between the 200M & the 500M though. Decisions, decisions....... So glad I found this forum though.
  11. I'm not a Rolex knocker either but unfortunately the only time i've spent serious money on a watch, it was a Rolex and it turned out to be complete crap. Back in 1987 my father passed away & left me a little money. As he'd always wanted a GMT Master, I bought one new from a Rolex main agent. It gained 10 seconds a day from new so I sent it to Rolex HQ in Bromley or Bexley ( can't remember which ) & they returned it and it then gained 6 seconds a day. I sent it straight back asking them to try a bit harder & their reply was that they couldn't get it any better as it was automatic. Silly me - I presumed that the words on the dial " Superlative Chronometer " meant that it would keep time. Shortly after, the triangular pointer on the end of the red hand fell off, jamming the second hand against the minute hand. Back it went again. After about 18 months, the strap would undo itself if I clenched my fist. At this point I gave up with the poxy thing & got rid of it and replaced it with a cheap plastic Casio that kept better time, kept its hands where they're supposed to be & also stayed on my wrist. Hardly a glowing report. Maybe I bought a "bad one." Thing is, at the ridiculous prices they charge & given all their marketing crap, there shouldn't be any "bad ones. " On to today & i'm thinking of buying a cheapish Diver & was initially thinking of a Seiko SKX 007 until i've read in various articles & bloggers that the movement is far from the best and that non-Japan made ones quite often have the chapter ring misaligned. I've looked at lots of pics of this model & sure enough, plenty are misaligned. ( This would really do my head in. ) Luckily I came across this forum & its plentiful lovers of Divex ( and Apeks etc ) watches. Not only do they have a superior movement but are an absolute steal for the little money they cost. The problem i'm having is whether to go for the 200m version or the 500m. Either way, i'm looking forward to finally making my mind up and pulling the trigger.
  12. That certainly is a big gap under there. Mine looks nothing like that. Is that a standard NATO or RAF style ? ( RAF only has 1 strap underneath & not 2. ) Mind you, my wrist actually has a dip from too many years of watch wearing so the watch kind of sinks in if that makes sense. At the moment i'm debating whether to get the 200 or 500m Divex & really can't make my mind up. It'll be put on a NATO or Zuludiver straight away though - it's a no-brainer. Are these watches really as good as everybody is saying as they would seem to be the bargain of the century.
  13. Nothing wrong with Rolex ? It gained 10 seconds a day from new so I sent it to Rolex HQ in Bromley or Bexley ( can't remember which ) & they returned it and it then gained 6 seconds a day. I sent it straight back asking them to try a bit harder & their reply was that they couldn't get it any better as it was automatic. Silly me - I presumed that the words on the dial " Superlative Chronometer " meant that it would keep time. Shortly after, the triangular pointer on the end of the red hand fell off, jamming the second hand against the minute hand. Back it went again. After about 18 months, the strap would undo itself if I clenched my fist. At this point I gave up with the poxy thing & got rid of it and replaced it with a cheap plastic Casio that kept better time, kept its hands where they're supposed to be & also stayed on my wrist. Hardly a glowing report. Each to their own though. Looking forward to getting my new one.
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