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  1. A great post and an enjoyable read. I owned three of the original Olympus Trip cameras over the years and found them all to be excellent. I even found an original Olympus Trip User Manual in a charity shop and later obtained a couple of the original soft zip up camera cases.also from various charity shops. I bought a flash attachment from a guy on Ebay who assured me it was an Olympus Trip flash unit complete with its plastic cover. Not sure if it was a genuine Olympus item but it worked fine so I was happy. Oddly enough I also obtained my Olympus Trip as a replacement for a Zenith
  2. Hi Kev, You've confirmed my suspicions. I suspect the movement was taken out to 'make the job easier'. The funniest part of the whole experience was when I took it back to F.Hinds (jewellers and watch bodgers) and showed one of their assistants and a manager the out of synch hands. The manager initially couldn't see the problem. There I was in a shop full of people explaining to this guy how to tell the time. "When the little hand is on the hour, the big hand . . . . " Eventually he caught on and made an executive decision, to send the watch to their main workshop in Uxbridge. Two weeks l
  3. Success, the Forums proven No 1 watch expert has very kindly agreed to look at my daughters watch for me. I'll post the findings as and when. In the meantime thank you all for the suggestions and interest that's been shown. Chris.
  4. Simon 2, Yes it's running but unreliably. It stops and starts intermittently since the battery was replaced. The store that my daughter wanted to replace the failing battery (to get their 10 year battery warranty) informed me initially there was rust present causing the problems that occured immediately after they'd worked on it but later changed that diagnosis to a faulty module. £140 for a replacement module. Prior to the stores attention the hour and minute hands synchronised perfectly. Five years ago when it was bought I think it only cost about £200 but it has sentimental value
  5. Hi Andy, Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to send me this information. I have read and reread it several times but I don't see that there is any way to set the normal hour and minute hands independantly to each other. Setting the hour hand to say 3 o'clock dead on should bring the minute hand to be pointing directly up at the 12 o'clock position where it should always be pointing at exact one hour intervals. 1 o'clock, 2 o'cloct etc. The minute hand on her watch points to the six when the hour hand points to the hour marker. The hour hand says it's 'some
  6. Hi Simon, I recently put, at her request, my daughters Seiko Chronograph 100M 7T62 0LD0 watch into a well known high street jewellers for a battery to be fitted. Long story short, the money was refunded and the watch returned with numerous faults it didn't previously have. One of the most puzzling is that the hour hand and the minute hand no longer synchronise. When the hour hand points directly at an hour marker the minute hand is pointing at the six o'clock marker. When the minute hand is pointing at the twelve o'clock marker the hour hand points halfwsy between two of the hour m
  7. Good for you taking the first one back. So many people don't like to 'make a fuss'. A new watch always takes a bit of getting used to but it looks pretty good to me so all I can say is wear it in good health.
  8. Bob J, Some truly beautiful plants. Some I recognise from my visits to various tropical and near tropical countries in my previous service engineering days. You did well to produce such a superb display. Have you ever grown a Pomegranate plant from a single seed/ pip ? Dead easy to grow but I have only once ever seen a flower on one in the UK. Thanks for sharing your pictures and good luck with your new garden.
  9. My passion is computers and making model Mk1 Mini cars. None of the huge later BMW models that are called mini but are bigger than a Fiesta. I have six working laptop computers, one dead one and two tablets (can they be classed as computers ?) Plus a home built desktop unit. Models: I've constructed 14 different Mini and Mini Cooper model cars. Revell, Tamiya and Fujimi. My hope is to one day locate an old Airfix model Mini from years ago. If anyone has one in their loft, built or in kit form I'd be interested. . . I really must learn how to post pictures.
  10. Favourite car ? Difficult to choose. Would it be the BMW 300cc Isetta 3 wheeler bubble car or the Heinkel bubble car. Both fun to drive. Maybe it was the Triumph Herald 948cc coupe ? Maybe the Triumph Vitesse Mk1 1600cc straight 6. No, to be totally honest it has to be the first Morris Mini 850cc I owned. Terrific road holding even with worn out tyres. I had the engine out so often I fitted a fibre-glass front to it. I 'tuned' it using the advice in the Clive Trickey articles in "Cars and Car Conversions" magazine. For an 850 it was stupidly fast but sadly got rear ended making it an ev
  11. It seems I'm in a very small minority here but although I admit he was talented. No doubt about that, singer, dancer, musician, he could do them all. But so, I imagine, can lots of other people. Personally I couldn't stand the man. I never understood what people found entertaining about the condescending way he spoke to people looking away into the camera occasionally and rolling his eyes and raising his eyebrows. His strutting and silly gestures combined with that tacky "Nice to see you" phrase along with his own over inflated sense of self importance turned me right off watching him. I
  12. Hi, Well your BSA C11 pictures brought back some happy memories. I had a C11 as my third motor cycle. I started off with a two speed 98cc Sun, then onto a 125cc BSA D1 Bantam before progressing onto the BSA C11. I must have done thousands of miles on that machine. Its only fault was a stripped thread on the body of the carb which required frequent replacing of plumbers sealing tape. Until I started using the tape to hold the carb together I used to pull away slipping the clutch like crazy and relying on tick-over. The C11 eventually was replaced with a Triumph 'Twenty One' 350cc when I pa
  13. I've tried (almost) every possible strap and bracelet available including a'mesh' on my Seiko 7548 (identical to an 007/009 but with a quartz movement) and the choice always came down to a Z22 or the Jubilee. I swap from one to the other as the mood takes me. It's currently on the Jubilee which I tend to wear quite loose. A throw-back to the days when it was the only way I could keep the 007 'wound up'.
  14. I think I preferred it when I couldn't see it.
  15. Great watches. If only you didn't have to reset everything if you don't wear it for a few days. If you wear them 24/7 they're perfect. I got fed up resetting mine if I didn't wear it for three or more days so sold it and bought a Seiko 7548. Quartz, highly accurate time keeping and identical looking to the 007 or 009 depending on what bezel insert you fit. Yes I could have bought a winder but the 7548 was the solution.
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