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  1. Morning all, I'm new to the forum after being recommended it by a watch collecting friend. I have a Breitling Colt A32350 as seen in the pictures. Unfortunately the pin and screw holding the links together unfortunately must have come loose and when I was at work one day realised it was balancing on my wrist! Can anyone please advise what it is I actually need to purchase and are there people online/auction sites that can do this (or provide equipment to do it) or does it really have to be sent back to Breitling like one non AD suggested. I seriously can't imagine this is the case!
  2. Hi all, I have recently purchased a Victorinox 241552 from Amazon, and would like some information from you kind people. I am concerned that this watch is counterfeit due to its low price, and from information I have gathered from the internet. I purchased the watch for under £200 and looking elsewhere, similar models are going for more than double. Can anyone advise on the best course of action as I'm yet to receive the watch. Thanks in advance
  3. Greetings All - I've been away from the forum for a few years now but a friend has asked me to sell the RLT 31 I originally sourced for him. To be frank I have no real idea of what constitutes a fair price for such a piece and I would rather offer it to forum members who have provided me with much of my current collection rather than offer it via the 'bay. That said, I don't want him to lose out so rather than embark on an unofficial auction I would appreciate opinions on a price of £750 ? It was treated to a full clean & service exactly a year ago (£250) by some chap called Ric
  4. Here we have my Roamer 17 Jewel. i dont know much about it at all apart from its Swiss made. I found it when clearing out my fathers belongings after he passed away. Just wanting to see if anyone can put a rough date to it and maybe a model name/number as there is nothing on the watch to tell me. The case is 9crt Gold.# Any help will be much appreciated.
  5. Please bear with me as I am very new to watch repair as a hobby and this is my first post on the forum! I've recently got into this fascinating subject and have a number of movements - among them a nice MSR T44. This has no stem however and whilst I've been reliant on ebay for most of my purchases I've come up dry sourcing a stem for this movement. Despite being handy with google I've not found anywhere else to obtain one from. I did find the Ranfft site and information on the MSR T44 which cites stem W3237 and this as a 'Flume' reference number. If I go to the flume.de site an
  6. vintage automatic barrel spring and cannon pinion from waltham riverside size Q http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q690/vanjuxa/20160320_234247_zpspdupqaiu.jpg http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q690/vanjuxa/20160320_234247_zpspdupqaiu.jpg http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q690/vanjuxa/20160414_003115_zpstxwqorhh.jpg
  7. Investor Needed - Swiss Watch Brand - Turnaround Hello: For a Swiss Watch Brand with over 40 years tradition we look for an investor with minimum of 10 million $ to complete the turn-around (majority share sale can be considered). There's new management and owner, all liabilities paid back, new designs ready to be manufactured and distributors willing to buy. The only problem remains the lacking cash for working capital + some marketing. We have rich history. Please respond via private message if interested. THANKS!
  8. Does anyone know how much the breitling navitimer cosmonaut 806 in full working condition, recently serviced by breitling is worth?
  9. I have acquired an inexpensive pocket watch... inexpensive because it needs a bit of work, only a bit though. Can anyone help me with an idea of how much and how easy? The face is unbranded, the movement is labeled as Labrador and it needs a new minute hand, or a matching hour / minute set. It also has an old, yellowing, scratched crystal that needs replacing. How would I know which sets of hands will fit and how easy are they to swap? There seem to be a number of different crystal types, which one will I need? Any help gratefully received Now, let's see if I can attach t
  10. I love when the mailman brings me presents! Don't mind the glare, it's just the trees in my yard.
  11. Hello, just joined in the hope someone can help me identify a watch of mine. I've had no luck in researching the brand logo and apart from the letter on its crown cannot find any other identifiable marks. The logo looks like either two interlocking A's with a crown on top or a M over an A with a crown on top. The letter on the crown is either a N or a Z. The watch itself is vintage, an automatic and has an electronic alarm in a stainless steel casing. Unfortunately it seems I cannot add a picture.
  12. For Xmas i was bought a Rado Hyperchrome which was water resistant to 50m. I dont ever buy watches which arent water resistant as i dont want to have to think about removing when showering, bathing etc. After 3 days it had condensation forming on inside face, after Rado tested it was found to be faulty and was given a brand new replacement, within same time period the same happened. It had been worn in bath and shower..... Obviously after that experience i had no confidence in Rado so replaced with a Rayond Weil Freelancer. I was nervous about wearing it near water, but this one was water
  13. New purchase. Vintage 1969 'Tissot Visodate Seastar PR 516' Vintage is the way to go (I think)
  14. I understand it is possible to fine tune a mechanical watch by positioing it in a certain way overnight. Is this true and what are the lositions ie for gain/ loss? The watch in question is a rolex datejust.
  15. Hi everyone! I discussed my projects in other forums and got great help on a verity of questions which led up to my own watch project. I thought many of you might be interested in. I while ago I quit my job to chase my dream of creating a high-end wrist watch from scratch. It's a risky, dumpy ride and totally worth it! The design is ready and I found a manufacturer in Switzerland who can both modify a ETA movement to fit my requirements and assemble the watch. The model will have a unique feature never seen before, so that is incredibly exciting! I would be honored if you wante
  16. Hi folks, I have found some watches in a drawer and would appreciate any clues about them - whether they are worthwhile getting restored, etc. I'm not looking for any sale value, but wouldn't want to spend money restoring something that's never going to keep time, etc. Any interesting info (guesses at date ranges, etc.) always welcome as well! The first is one that I remember my Dad wearing and I think he said he bought it during or after the war, whilst in military service (UK). It's a Roamer that's seen better days but still appears to work. This is one that I'd like to get cl
  17. Good afternoon, I'm new here, hoping someone might know something about 'Perona' . I occasionally wear my father's old Perona watch which I remember him telling me as a child (circa 1960) was his best timekeeper. I have 4 old Omegas including a 1967 Constellation, none of which can match the amazing Perona's less than 3secs a day over the past three days, using Radio 4's pips as a reference. Wikipedia has no significant information and I can find nothing about it on the internet. Posting a photo is beyond me, but it has a crown emblem, 17 jewels, incabloc on the face and a sweep second ha
  18. Hi everyone, I would really appreciate and welcome some advice. I turned 40 last week and I have saving for some time to buy a quality Swiss watch for myself and hopefully to eventually leave to my son. Its taken me ages to save a deposit of £800, my wife says I can spend up to £2500, as we could spread the payments. I looked this weekend at Omega Speedmaster and Seamasters, along with some Tudors. I honesty wasn't impressed with the quality for the money. Are there any good quality lesser known brands (so I'm not just paying for a marketing name) that I should consider, or am I better ju
  19. Hi, I'm wondering if anybody can tell me anything about my Grandad's old watch. I was told by a jeweler it would cost around £70 to have it serviced but I'm not sure if it is worth me paying that much. All I know is that it is a Rotary stainless steel 21 jewel automatic wrist watch with day and date display and on the back it says "water resistant to a depth of 40 metres". I think it was probably manufactured in the 1970s. The glass and bezel are a bit scuffed from wear but otherwise it seems to be in excellent condition. Thanks in advance for any information. T
  20. Hi this is my very first post and I would like to ask you guys if you know anything about the make of this watch; TAHA? Here are a couple of photos for you to look at perhaps they may make a light come on somewhere, I really would like to know more about this watch, which I have rebuilt from a rusty wreck to a fully working automatic watch. This is a before shot of the rust riddled watch;
  21. My 1st Rolex
  22. Hi everyone I'm new to this forum but I do love my watches always have done, I have a small collection to include omega seamaster professional, Breitling Aerospace, Rolex SD , an Iwc and a few other less desirables that I have purchased over the years whilst other watches have been serviced and I wanted something different to wear. But to date I do not own a seiko, I have done throughout my life but lost them along the way but I'm trying to get my head around the fact why do people like them. although build quality is pretty good and I'm sure the auto mechanics are reliable, I strugg
  23. I'm afraid I know very little about watches, and I was hoping to buy my girlfriend a nice vintage watch for her birthday which is fast approaching. I was hoping somebody could give me a second opinion on whether or not this deal seems legit. https://www.donedeal.ie/jewellery-for-sale/sale-cortebert-ladys-gold-vintage-wristwatch/11401880 Thank you
  24. One of my grail watches for a long time is the Edox Classe Royale quartz in gold, I even had one once but the date function didn't work, well, ever since then I have had a hankering and have always followed Edox watches.. Then.. A very nice chap on another forum offered up for sale a Classe Royale watch, no it wasn't the the sunburst quartz in gold, but it was the automatic Classe Royale chronograph (one that I had always considered well out of my reach), so we exchanged PM's settled on a price and I received it yesterday and I must admit, when I actually held it my heart skipped a b
  25. I ordered this a couple of weeks ago and was finally able to pick it up from the AD today. I had been vaguely interested in them for quite a while but as you probably know I was preoccupied with something else. However, recently, the more I looked at my long stated grail, the more I began to realise that it probably wasn't the right choice for me. I have often said on here that I like my watches to be simple, and this was far from simple. The main problem was that when I looked at an almost identical watch I couldn't really see a lot of the indications. I was also slightly troubled by the ove
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