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  1. WOW!! That is a beauty!! I only have older ones, Most likely all pin pallet! John
  2. Hi all Unsure if I should add this as it's not actually a watch! It is however a timekeeper so here goes! It actually fell off the shelf on my PC desk, All the hands came off, I think there was a second hand that fell through in to another dimension as it was never found, I reintated the other hands ok, Could be that it had one of those blanking caps, I really can't recall! Anyhow, It does still work although i've removed the battery as it's not used and don't want a leak happening and destroying the movement!! John
  3. A few more.. There's a few more that I don't seem to have pics of! Cheers, John
  4. Some of mine.. There's a few more so i'll put them in another post.. John A few more..
  5. Hee hee!! It's a beauty!! John
  6. Oh WOW!! I don't have a brass or bronze watch yet, These beauties have set me off wanting one now!! John
  7. Hi all I went to two bootsales this morn, Drew a blank at the first and only bought one item at the second!! I came away with this new unopened Parkside cordless rotary tool for just £12, Years ago I bought a battery Dremel and found it seriosly lacking in power, Think it was only 7.2v, This one is 12v and way more powerful! Last week I bought a few trinkets home, A book of the Samurai for £2, A fella on facey said he looked for the same book on Amazon and that I should look too, The cheapest on there was £231 Also bought a few squeeze clamps for a pound each! Also bought a small pocket telescope for £2 and an old LCD watch that won't fire up with a battery but the box is worth the £2 I paid! Rain stopped play today, Most people started packing away at the first spots of drizzle!! John
  8. I used to have btwo old Commando knives on the wall, One was marked J Rodgers, The other was Wilkinson Sword, Both were in a state but when I took them down to decorate they disappeared! Never seen them since, I had a feeling the wife gave them to my son to sell at the saturday bootsale (He used to do this when he had no ale money for the weekend!), They both flatly deny this so I suppose they could have ended up in the lot in one of the boxes of brass ornaments that went up there around the same time!! For anyone that knows Sheffield, This is a drawing of the Abbeydale industrial hamlet, It's a museum now but was producing steel back to the 13th century and possibly longer.. It was drawn by Yvonne Winkelman in 1973, It was going on the wall but the frame fell apart and the glass came out!!, I should put it back together some time!! John
  9. I have a couple of old beat up ones, A beauty came up on Facebook marketplace for just £80, The seller said he would post it for extra, It was five mins from me and I offered to come round and buy it whenever was convenient, Never had a reply after several messages, I was guessing the the seller only replied to people that needed postage as an option as then he could sell it to as many people as possible and just not send it- If indeed he even had it!! Hate the scamming g%^&$£*'s, I reported it to facey as a scam but the ad was still up weeks later John
  10. Niiiiice!, Never seen one before!! John
  11. I knew I had to have one when I first saw one! John
  12. Hi all I quite liked these 1953 Invictas from the first time I saw one (Last year I think), Love how it doesn't have the wings and just says Invicta as the old Swiss ones did Anyhow, I sent payment this morn and hopefully will receive it this coming week It has the Seiko NH-35 movement within and comes with the original bracele, It had a slightly domed AR Sapphire crystal fitted (Although it doesn't seem very anti reflective in the pics!!), It was new in december last year Cheers, John
  13. I have one, A 17j manual wind, Dunno what's inside as i've never removed the case back! Sorry about the poor pic again! John
  14. Not sure if this actually counts as a Bulova as they're owned by Citizen from what I read!, This Red Devil Diver reissue actually has an auto Miyota movement within! John
  15. Hi Bought this last year but forgot to add it to the Citizen watches!! John
  16. Some real quality stuff shown in this thread! I stopped smoking in '06 due to finding out I was asthmatic!, I used to collect them years ago though with my dad, He was a lorry driver hauling scrap and used to bring bags of them home occasionally believe it or not!! My mum was given a ladies Ronson that was round and tapered towards the top, I still have it somewhere, It has two faceted stones at the pivot for the hood to open, She said they were diamonds but I wouldn't think so but Molly (Mums friend) used to rub shoulders with some pretty high status folk after the war! When my dad brought them hiome it would keep us busy for a few weeks trying to get as many as we could going!, Dad loved his old Ronson petrol lighters best!! I'll find them out and take some pics.. John
  17. Hi Strangely, I've never had a grail guitar, I do have probably around thirty spread out round the house though, I struggle to get in to my gunroom due to guitars being piled on the rifles! I think that the prettiest guitar I have is this 1960 Hofner President but it sounds awful!!, I put new light guage strings on years ago as I thought heavy guage might be too much and damage it but it south shrill and orrid so it was detuned and put away, Going to try some 14's on it sometime!! The cedar topped/Mahogany backed Simon & Patrick is lovely to play (The Canadians know how to get it right!).. I quite like the Faith guitars and have a couple of older ones (Newer ones don't have fret markers apart from a stylised 'F' at the octave.. I have electrics too but prefer the sound of acoustics Have to say too that I have a thing for Yammies!! John
  18. I love Japanese watches and have a few iof each, Seiko and Citizen, There's also microbrands that use Seiko and Citizen movements My preference has always been for Seiko but i've seen some stunning early Citizen watches, On facey there seems to be loads of Citizen tripledaters, Have to say i've never seen one in reality but the pics are fabulous!! Here's some of mine, I've bought a few more since I took the pic!! Good luck with whichever brand you go with- wanting Japanese I feel you'll fare well John
  19. My puny efforts pale in to insignificance with the fab images already posted i'm afraid! This was my setup for the moon pics, The camera is a lowly Nikon D-40, The 500mm lens is a 42mm thread so I bought an adaptor and can't use it on auto mode as a result, There's a 2x multiplier fitted in the pic, Pretty sure I didn't have it fitted for the moonshots.. I tried shooting up our road at the houses at the top of the street, First with the stock 18-55mm DX lens then with the old long un.. I bought an Orion 8" reflector to have a go at astrophotography, The bought the adaptors but never got around to actually having a go!, It's languishing in the loft now I have to say that as i've aged, My eyesight is worsening, I really struggle to focus the camera manually and have to take loads of shots whilst gradually turning the focus ring, It's hit and miss and don't always get the money shot! John
  20. Ours actually started last week but I didn't realise!! John
  21. Sorry for the late reply Kev, I'm actually in Sheffield I also bought a couple of cheapo pocketknives and a couple of other things, I went Marsh lane bootsale and one called Bowshaw Oooh!, That's a beauty!! John
  22. Hi all I picked up two watches this morning at the bootsale, A TV shaped Timex (Have a boxed one somewhere with the same gp TV shaped case!!) and an old Belstar LCD, The bracelet as ever was too small for my chubby wrists so I dug an old 20mm lizard style strap out and fitted that, I don't think i'll get to keep this one long as the mum in law has taken a shine to it!! The Belstar Alarm LCD was on an expander but one springbar was missing!, It was running but needed the time setting on it!, I found an old stainless hook and clasp type bracelet (Very thin and from around the 80's!) then adjusted it to my wrist With new bracelet fitted and a little polishing.. The Timex, Gave that a little polish too, Also put some Renaissance wax on to the strap as it felt very dry!! Same case but different coloured dial/hands! John
  23. I've seen a green one, Have to say it was a beauty too!! John
  24. A friend of mine spent all his money on Startwars merchandise many many years ago, They fill a whole bedroom!, They're sill in the original packaging, He put a few on fleabay and some went for hundreds of pounds!! He has a Dalek from the Dr Who TV show too, He travelled miles to buy it from the chap that designed or made them, Can't remember now, It's huge but not a motorised one! He want to Sci Fi conventions in the U.S. and has pics with loads of stars from the films! We gave all our kids Starwars stuff away when they stopped playing with them! John
  25. I quite like leather on dive watches but then, I've never been diving so they don't get wet!! Not actually sure it this is leather or sailcloth! John
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