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  1. I thought I was on a watch forum. All this talk of Grand Ranks suggests something somewhat different or am I barking up the wrong tree
  2. He seems to have been selling a lot of “leather “ straps -just like those places with the looky, looky vendors. I too am not sure about the “Miner scratches” . The only miners who I knew had a scratch were the ones who had come back from a boys weekend away and had played around
  3. That was a very informative and thoroughly enjoyable read. I don’t know what your background is but the research that has been undertaken and the way you presented this piece of work was extremely impressive. Thank you for taking the time to share it. PS I’m now following you
  4. Mine is on order so I’m hoping to be showing it by the end of the week. Hope it’s as good as it looks
  5. This little beaut just arrived in the post. It cost me less than the postage but I must admit I do like it. I can’t say that I am impressed. With the strap/watch combination especially as the dial is black the strap is brown and the watch is “gold” casing with the strap buckle being silver but that can easily be changed. HAGD
  6. I’m into leather, so to speak, so I would have a preference towards the leather strap on this occasion
  7. I’m into leather, so to speak, so I would have a preference towards the leather strap on this occasion
  8. This might help you https://medium.com/@howardlau2816/snobbery-this-is-what-killed-watch-collecting-f272b01be80e it’s not just about price Hope you find what you’re looking for
  9. Yeah and I’ll nip in and get it Only joking I would never do that intentionally.Apart from which “er in doors” is o. My shoulder at the moment and we are about to watch Baptiste. whichever way it goes I hope your not “ripped off” - hate the who do that . take care
  10. Welcome. I am a relatively new member and let me assure you there is an absolute wealth of knowledge and information on this Forum. The members are really helpful and supportive and I'm sure that you will enjoy your membership. Just get involved, in a constructive way, and you'll see what I mean. WW
  11. Same old from me today. I have only had this Omega for a month and only worn it a few times so making up for “lost time” this weekend. Have a good Sunday guys. A great selection of watches on show. Proud to be a member of such a dedicated Group
  12. GDR Ruhla mechanical watch. Not really sure about the date of manufacture but I would guess around about 1960/70. Certainly before the wall came down. Picked this one up on eBay recently for a fiver. Seems to keep pretty good time. Whether I keep it remains to be seen but it is one of those iconic Eastern European watches.
  13. Not quite sure about that. The watches that were manufactured at the Gurnos Works in Ystradgynlais were predominantly Smiths/Ingersoll . I have copied a link here which hopefully you are able to download. It was a fascinating setup and interestingly it employed more female workers than male counterparts, something completely unusual in those days. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwirvdOU2_zxAhUIV8AKHTZZA-EQFjABegQIAxAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhistory.powys.org.uk%2Fhistory%2Fystrad%2Fanglo1.html&usg=AOvVaw3Kpb8Qs1aIVBFAy1WHkfkf
  14. Yeah but you wouldn't be without them. Come on admit it!!
  15. To clarify -sorry-When I said that I agreed, I wasn't intimating that you had no taste, I was suggesting that some people might like it I'm kinda with @Eaglegale it is interesting and different. I'd like one maybe I'll be looking at the giveaway section later today
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