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Welsh Wizard

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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
  16. This is a great looking watch. Never come across one before. What is the background?
  17. Aligning myself to the Olympics I thought I’d wear this today
  18. I’ll back @bricey on that. I am not a man of wealth and neither am I politically minded but the one thing I am is loyal to HRH Elizabeth 2nd and irrespective of all arguments for and against I am happy to publically announce is my allegiance to her. God Save The Queen
  19. All those Steeldives,Seikos,Omegas etc out there today it must be National sub Aqua day? let me bring you all back down to earth with a bump. Me-the closest I’m getting to water today is washing the car so hence the Infantry. Home again . Wow
  20. But I did say calling all Motorhomers and Caravanners not static dwellers
  21. Just love your collection. Everything I’ve seen so far exudes class and quality.
  22. How are you finding life in 2021. I used to enjoy the getaways but this year I think I might be better staying home. You have got idiots being allowed to drive Motorhomes or tow caravans without a clue as to road or campsite etiquette . What is interesting is that many youngsters are buying caravans and towing them blissfully unaware that, in many cases, they need to take a further driving test to allow them to tow vehicles otherwise they are breaking the law and as such their Insurance will become void. Pity the profiting Caravan dealers don’t make them aware of this when they buy the caravans. Hopefully next year will revert to some sort of normality .
  23. Still away with Motorhome so sorry guys you’ll get the same today albeit I thought I would be creative and show you the back as well I will be home by Saturday so looking forward to giving you something different then
  24. Thanks @graham60. I have spoken to the Company today .in fact spoke to one of the directors, Gordon, and will be making a purchase next Monday. We had quite a nice conversation and he asked where I spotted the watch. I told him it had had a favourable write up in Oracle Times so he was quite pleased. Unfortunately I hadn’t seen the earlier reviews as I only joined in June but I did do a search prior to posting and got nothing back. That was probably due to my inexperience of the site
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