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  1. Thanks for the reply, Simon. Best for me to post it to you so you can have a good look at it, perhaps. I can confirm that the dial seems to be able to rotate slightly, hence the date window looking to be a bit askew. I had wondered if this watch had a dial with feet, or whether the dial was secured at the edge with a tangential screw clamp type fixing, as I believe some Rolex models may use (could be wrong on this - I've just been looking at YouTube videos). Would you also be able to do all the other work I suspect this watch needs? The bracelet clasp is broken and needs replacing
  2. Many thanks for the prompt reply, it's much appreciated. Here are some photos from the other thread that show the watch as it is now: Hope these help. I can take some more photos if they would be more useful. Best regards, Jeremy
  3. In this thread: I described the condition of my c.1963/4 Tudor Prince Oysterdate. I've been trying, without any luck, to find someone who would be able to repair this watch, to a reasonable high standard. I appreciate it's not a particularly valuable watch, and that the repairs may well cost a significant proportion of the value of the watch, but I've owned it for many years in this sorry state and would love to be able to wear it again. The movement seems to still work well, as I've been winding it and it runs well, and keeps reasonably good time, although the sweep second hand d
  4. For my 18th birthday, my Godfather gave me his 9ct gold Cyma. This was in 1970. About a year later I was wearing it at a Hawkwind gig at the Round House, Chalk Farm Road, and on leaving I bashed it on something and the whole movement, crystal etc dropped out on to the ground. The case of this watch has the lugs fixed to the back, and the bezel ring with the crystal holds the movement in place, and it's not a very secure push fit (something I need to devise a way to fix later). So, as this watch hasn't got a lot of value, but is in pretty good condition as far as the dial, hands, case e
  5. I think the other thing to bear in mind is that it's very unlikely that any of the watches were set to the exactly correct time back then. It depends how diligent the watch owners were at setting the time each day or two, how accurately they did this and whether some deliberately set their watches fast (my wife habitually sets all the clocks in our house about 5 minutes fast as she hates being late, for example). I would guess that there may have a master clock on the ship that passengers could use to set their watches, but that's only a guess, and it was a big ship, so there's a good chance
  6. I sold my 1960's Omega Seamaster 300 because it was too big and heavy, and felt like having an anchor on my wrist. Not sure they are in your budget, but they are certainly up there in terms of weight and bulk on your wrist!
  7. When I was working in flight test, it was mandatory that you wore an approved watch, for safety reasons (or at least, that's what I was told). I tock to wearing my Seiko 7A28-7120 when working, and got to keep it as it was written off when I stopped flying. In my case I could have worn any aviation watch approved to 80,000ft, but would have had to put a NATO strap on any personal watch simply because no ordinary strap or bracelet would fit over the top of a goon bag (a fair bit of my trials flying was done over the sea). I saw people wearing all sort of personal watches over the years, and
  8. Thanks again. I've been looking around for a repairer and found one or two on line that seem as if they may be able to do the work, including one who appears to be Rolex qualified. My main concern is whether or not the knock that broke the crystal has damaged the the parts that drive the second hand, as that just spins around freely and doesn't seem to be connected to anything. I can't see any obvious damage from the front, as the back has never been off as long as I've owned the watch, as I don't have whatever special tool is needed to get the back off an Oyster case. I've just checked it
  9. Thanks very much for the warm welcome, I'm pleased you think the dial looks OK, I was a bit concerned about the colour, to be honest. I did look up the case serial number, and that seems to give a date of between 1963 and 1964, as far as I can tell. I believe that Tudor case serial numbers are different to Rolex case serial numbers, even though the case has all the appearance of being a normal Rolex Oyster case, but I'm not at all an expert, and am going on what I've read on this forum and others in the main.
  10. I'm new here, but by way of a (second post) introduction here are two of my favourites: Firstly my recently restored Seiko 7A28-7120 that was issued to me in 1984, and which has recently been restored by a friend: Next, a watch that was given to my father when he retired in 1969 (it's engraved on the back) and which I found when clearing the contents of my recently deceased Mother's house. My father died in 1972, so the watch had been sat for over 40 years. I carefully took it apart, cleaned it, fitted a new battery and was amazed to find that it still works and keeps
  11. First of all, I'm new to this forum, and new to watch collecting in general. A friend is into restoring Seiko quartz watches and was kind enough to replace the crystal, clean the pushers and generally tidy up my everyday watch, a Seiko 7A28-7120 that I was issued with in 1984, and then acquired when it was officially written off in 1997. He saw me wearing my old 1968 Omega Seamaster 300 when I went to collect my restored Seiko, and suggested it might be quite collectable, and that led to me meeting a very nice and helpful collector, and ultimately to the sale of the Omega, primarily as I nev
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