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  1. I personally love it and think it's well worth what I paid for it. My mate works for Epsom and I'm hoping he can get me a better discount on an Orient Star in the coming months. He can get me the one I want for £300 but I'm hoping for a little more. Thanks again
  2. Thanks Wrench, the instructions that come with it talk about the power reserve, but say that if the watch hasn't been worn consistently for 8hrs per day, you should wind the crown up to 20 times. I've just followed your steps and lost all hope...... Until I flicked the side of the watch with my nail which kicked it back into life! I've never had an automatic watch before so I can't tell you how happy I am that I've got this working again. I'm not sure whether the problem is indicative of the quality, but for £40 I can't grumble..... Thank you
  3. Hi all, So I won an Orient 3 star watch on ebay for £40 and it arrived today. I was very happy with it and as soon as I tried it on, the seconds hand started sweeping round smoothly. I thought I'd got a good deal considering it's in pristine condition. I looked at the instructions to set the time and noted that I shouldn't change the watch between 9pm and 3am otherwise I might damage the internal parts of the watch. I also noted it said to avoid winding it too tight (no more than 20 laps).... I thought I'd been extra careful and set it to the correct date and time, reset the
  4. Not sure. Trying to do it on mobile but it just won't let me? It wants me to download the app, register and then it'll allow me to see the link. I thought I'd done it but it just shows a broken link. Mods, please delete thIs thread and I'll retry another time.
  5. Hi all, I've had a Hugo Boss dress watch for the past decade which was bought for me for my 10yr wedding anniversary. Whilst I love it, it was never a Swiss made watch so I always had the intention of buying something else in years to come. That time has now arrived and although I never expected to be buying a tag, I really love it, especially the blue (my favourite colour). It came boxed with receipts, warranty card, instructions etc.. Plus stainless Steel bracelet that I need to resize and replace as I don't care much for the nato band. No scratches or marks on the face and
  6. Appreciated once again, thanks. Any suggestion on the hammer and tool for removing links? And a screwdriver set? looking on Amazon and eBay turns up all the cheap deals. Just let me know brands if nothing else, I'll do some research
  7. Thanks both, I can't see me doing anything more complicated than removing links and changing the strap occasionally. With that in mind, would it be better to buy two or three better quality tools to do those specific jobs instead of a box set? im assuming the spring arm is simply for changing the strap? This is the tool that's likely going to get the most use over time whereas I've no idea what some of those other tools do.
  8. Hi all, I asked my wife to get 2 links removed on my watch and to swap an old scratched case to a new one. I already had a spare pristine case so it was a case of swapping them over. The watch repair shop charged £25 which felt a bit steep but it came out of her pocket so I wasn't overly bothered I'm looking at adjusting another watch and wanted to know if it's worth buying one of the watch tool kits such as this one? 112 PCS Watch Repair Kit, Eventronic Professional Spring Bar Tool Set Watch Band Link Pin Tool Set with Carrying Case https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071P7B672/ref
  9. Ah well, I bid for it and missed out... Next time maybe.
  10. Thanks Speedy... It's a lovely piece for which I'm genuinely tempted. I'm also a little unsure because he sells a few random pieces and it does seem cheap even at the buy it now price. It looks genuine but that means cock all as I know there are some amazing copies of high end brands. He accepts returns which give me a little comfort, but that's only any use if I intend getting it checked for authenticity at a dealer. I think it'll go towards its buy it now price in any event... But it is a stunning watch imo.
  11. Thanks Gashead, appreciate your opinion. In terms of cost, would you say the £899 is way too much?
  12. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233369891135 its an Armand Nicolet. The seller has the watch listed on auction and buy it now for £899 what I'd like to know is whether it looks genuine to you (it does to me but that means nothing) and secondly, what would you say is a good price for this? The auction is at £561 with 3hrs to go. i appreciate I might be doing myself a disservice by posting it here and flagging it to other potential buyers, but I value the advice on here so I'm willing to take that chance. thanks
  13. Hi all, Apologies that this is specific to where I live, but I'd like to start visiting preowned dealers whenever I'm in town to keep an eye out on potential bargains. I look at ebay on a day to day basis but I think it's really important to try any watch on in person before I stump up my hard earned cash. With that in mind, can those who live in Beds, Herts, Cambs share the names of the places they know so I can keep an eye out. I also work in Central London (near Westminster/Victoria) so feel free to share any others close by. Thanks in advance
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