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  1. Thanks for your opinions guys, much appreciated!
  2. Sorry to hear about your Dad. The watch will definitely be a nice way of remembering him. I'd keep it serviced and pass it on to your children when that time comes, if I was you. You've got a lovely watch by the way! And yeah definitely be careful as to who services/cleans it. I heard a story in which someone had an heirloom sort of watch, and upon getting it serviced, the dial that was original had been swapped out for a new one without permission. Personally I'd keep the original dial, you might not want to, but it's important to be very specific when dealing with someone who's going to take a look at your watch. I have one of my Granddad's watches from roughly the same time period, not a military watch but it does have a Bonklip bracelet which was used by the RAF. I'm planning on getting that looked too at as it needs repairing. Hope you find the right person for the job! Correction, I think the dial was just cleaned free of all patina - I can't remember. It's something I'd keep I think, but I won't get in to that just now.
  3. I think I'd be happy with either option. Ahh I understand now thanks for clarifying.
  4. Thanks for your input guys. I'm not quite sure I understand when you say "diminishing returns"?
  5. And it's £1470 cheaper! What's with that? Do you think the Tudor can justify such a high price tag?
  6. I think it looks quite smart, and agree with WRENCH in that it appears Explorer inspired; it's got the baton markers, the triangle and the smooth bezel. I'd say it's rather versatile too, it's not quite a dress watch but it wouldn't look out of place with a suit due to the polished finish and smooth bezel. I definitely wouldn't mind one. ETA movement means cheaper servicing prices too, and near chronometer accuracy so I've heard. Win win!
  7. Hi everyone, recently I stumbled upon a Tissot watch while browsing the internet, and it reminded me of a Tudor that I'd seen a while back. I had a look at the Tudor and realised that there didn't seem to be much difference in the watches, other than the prices. So here I am, and I was hoping someone could clarify whether there was any justification other than brand/history on the much higher price of the Tudor (out of curiosity)?* From what I can see, the similarities are as follows: 316L steel construction, same size case, both use sapphire crystals (with the Tissot having a sapphire display-back as well) and they both utilise the same movement. The differences as far as I can tell: SuperLuminova (Tissot) and 100m water resistance (Tudor - rather than Tissot's 30m). Also, I'm assuming the bracelet on the Tudor is better, and that Tudor will have decorated the movement as seen on their other watches using ETA movements. I'm not confident on whether Tissot has too decorated their movement, but if so I doubt it would compare to the Tudor's level of decoration. I'm very confident that the Tudor has a top grade movement but couldn't find anything solid on it. *I understand that the (probable) differences such as grade of movement and overall finish (etc) do come with a bigger price, but the difference (at MSRP) of the watches is £1470. Is it justified? The watches in question: The Tissot and the Tudor Many thanks, Ben
  8. Thanks for your input. So the speed regulator alone is enough to identify the movement? Could you tell me what's different about it in comparison with others? Thanks
  9. Yeah seems to work fine. I don't own it yet.
  10. Thanks for the reply. I'm led to believe it's a vintage. Could be wrong though.
  11. Hi Simon, I was told you could have a quick look over a picture of this movement, tell me if it's in good nick, whether it needs a clean/service, that kind of thing. I only have the one picture, I hope its helpful enough. Picture: https://m.imgur.com/a/AcnHjjJ Thanks! Ben
  12. Nevermind, sorted now. Any more information still very much appreciated. Cheers
  13. Thank you. Yep and that serial number didn't seem helpful with a quick google search. How would I go about getting in touch with Simon?
  14. Yeah I understand but I was wondering if the movement pictured would need it doing soon. Cant say for keeping time, but it definitely chimes - sounds gorgeous.
  15. Hi everyone, I was hoping some of you could give me information regarding this minute repeater pocket watch. And it sounds silly, but is the condition of the watch good? Will it require cleaning? Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/AcnHjjJ Many thanks, Ben
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