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  1. Hi, This is my first post so, sorry if I don't use the correct protocols. I've recently received a 1966 Seiko Skyliner Cal.402.The lens was cracked and it's case back has several scratches. The dial is silver with no numbers or batons, and has twelve lines emanating from the centre to indicate the hours. It's a round dial but the case is square-ish. I've disassembled the movement, cleaned it and reassembled it. Trouble is, the Timegrapher shows some fairly eratic results. Through several positions, the rate can be anything between -34 to +15 and the amplitude ranges between 178° and 230°. The
  2. I'm a big fan of g-shocks but recently managed to scratch the crystal of my gravity-defier. So I was on the market for a new solar powered quartz watch with sapphire crystal. I wanted a sapphire g-shock but they are quite expensive. Today I found this beauty. For £135 I got a super thin, solar powered chronograph, with sapphire crystal and Bluetooth capabilities. I think it looks good too. The seller will adjust the bracelet for me and post it with next day delivery:). I think it's amazing value for money and can't think of any watch at the similar price that can compete with it. What do you t
  3. I have to admit that I have been slow to the Casio Party, but I bought a pool beater for a holiday a couple of years back, and I was totally blown away by the value for money. That first Casio was the MRW-200H-1B which I still consider to be the best watch you can buy for £9.99, it's the 'perfect' pool beater in my opinion. While being on the watch forum I have had a chance to see some amazing Casio G-Shocks that members post on WRUW and I have liked them, but I was never sure that I could wear something as big as something like a Mudmaster as much as I liked the look of them.
  4. It would be interesting to know, if you could travel today, which watches would you take on an Antarctic journey? I watched this video (with subtitles. Original Language: German) and found the choice quite interesting: I look forward to your selection... and please explain briefly why you would choose them!
  5. I acquired this watch in a mixed bag and it's one of the more interesting ones, however it doesn't work. I can't find any information on the movement (8630A) so it seems a replacement isn't going to be easy to find, so I thought how about having a go at repairing it? It's actually in good nick so worth a try, and nothing to lose. A faint pulse registers on one of those tester boxes and the coil looks ok (wrapped in plastic helps I guess) but what now? I have an analogue multimeter, steady hands and a feeling I might be a bit mad to even attempt this, especially as I've never done it befor
  6. Looking for the alarm spring for the Seiko Sports 100, H556-5029, lost mine when changing battery. Will it still work with out the spring, with the exception of the alarm functions? Thanks Scott - w9vhe
  7. I started collecting dive watches last year and now I seam to have a Citizen habit:- NY0040-09E BN0110-06E BN0000-04H BN0151-17L Now I just bought a BJ8050-08E Ecozilla (waiting for it to arrive, hopefully by Wednesday) Is this normal or there any support groups for watch collecting? PS there is another BN0000-04H on Ebay coming to the end with low bids at present
  8. Hi. Love casio watches. I just got a Casio CFX-40 from 1985 . Manual. https://www.casiodigitalwatches.com/manuals/cfx_40.pdf A watch I had when I was young and some with databanks, touch screens versions and so on. Regards Master of Science in Engineering Physics Civilingenjör i teknisk fysik , LTH
  9. Hello Everyone, I'm a big fan of the Kinetic Auto Relay model, used to have three in my collection now only have one - thought I'd share some pics for everyone to see. I love the sleep mode function myself. Would love to hear from other owners - also let me know what you think guys in general.
  10. Hi Guys Just joined having always had an appreciation for Japanese classics. I'm just curious but does anyone know what the late 60's Lord Matics originally retailed for or the equivalent now? I think the seikos are such good value. Thanks!
  11. Always something new. Since the day I bought it this watch has always looked a little grey round the perimeter of the crystal. Last night I was looking at it under a 25 times magnification Loupe what I found was ivy like patterns radiating in from the perimeter and looking like stems and leaves, this was around 360 degrees and looked symmetrical. Today I have removed the movement, and pressed out the crystal, after washing with a mild bleach solution I replaced the crystal with a new gasket.. All the hazing has now gone and it looks like new. Any one else come across this. Th
  12. Hello watch fans. I've purchased a Seiko snzf17j1 and recently went out drinking. I woke up with my watch in my pocket and the spring bar that connects the end link with a little curved metal piece to the watch bezel or crown or what its called was missing. So I'm new to this whole watch thing and dont know if I can find any given spring bar that Is 22mm thick because my bandwidth is 22mm or I need a specific type of spring bar because it's the end link spring bar that is missing. Hopefully someone can help me out.
  13. Two or three years ago I acquired a Seiko EL-370 electro mechanical watch for 'spares' . Well it has been ticking away for the last couple of years on a shelf, with the second hand going round but the hands immobile, not even being able to be set as the crown won't turn in the setting position, jammed solid.... Well with isolation boredom setting in I decided to finally try to see what the problem was..... With the hands, dial and day wheel removed we are getting nearer the problem..... Next stage was to remove the date wheel ....... Closer but still cant see the
  14. First post. Yesterday I was extremely excited to receive my new Seiko Turtle Padi SRPA21K1. Thought it was an absolute bargain as was in sale plus 25% off and another £20 discount code brought it down to approx £270. Sounded to good to be true, well yes it was. The shop had 5 in stock, I thought about it for a few days then checked only 1 left in stock so I pulled the trigger. So yesterday the watch arrived, opened the packaging and there was a white box opened that and revealed a white watch box. Now I thought that's strange as all the reviews and youtube vids I had seen
  15. It's been a few months since my last "haul" so I thought I'd update because its lockdown and I'm that bored Plus I think it might be nice to have them posted somewhere so if someone ends up owning one of them they can see a little of the "history" (if you can call it that). To keep it tidy I won't list absolutely every watch, as I sold a lot and truth be told forgot about them (e.g. Tissot Seven Seastar, 50s Doxa, Lanco etc), just the more recent ones I quite like(d) or still have. I will put an asterisk* by the ones that I've since sold. 1952(?) Tissot Visodate Seller had very lit
  16. Hi guys and girls, A bit of an opinion poll for an isolated Sunday afternoon: Do you have any "must haves" when buying a new watch? Complications? Colours? Calibres? Mechanical or Quartz? Swiss or Japanese? Big boy 50mm or the more classic 40mm? I realise this is a very open question, but let's be honest, we all have a little extra time at the moment. Dive, dress or pilots, what makes a killer watch for you?
  17. I’ve had my eye on one of these for quite some time now and you know what happens on eBay after a few too many! Initially released for the Japanese domestic market in a number of colour combinations (001,003,005,007,009) the SBEP has been designed by Yuki Kajiwara of LOWERCASE design and is a bit of an oddity but one that I really quite like. It’s fully digital and has every function you could realistically want including 44 world time locations , a touch screen activated back light and a perpetual calendar for about 60 years. Oh and it’s solar powered and apparently as tough as a GSh
  18. Hi I just bought a Seiko 5 SNXS77 as a gift for my son. The strap is the usual folded link Seiko 5 one. Does anyone know a good UK source of a solid steel oyster style bracelet? Thanks
  19. Hi Everyone, My name is Robert Magowan and I recently founded AMAVI Watches. We launch in May with our first collection, the URBAN COLLECTION. Can you please check us out on Instagram and let me know your thoughts on the brand and the watches. Feedback is super useful and as you are all watch enthusiasts, there is no one better to ask :-) instagram - amavi_watches - please follow for product updates and offers. www.amaviwatches.com - Landing page coming very soon. Thanks, Rob.
  20. Hey i recently brought a nice looking watch from a lovely old lady who said she got it around 30 years ago but it's in amazing condition and looks a few years old at most. I was hoping someone could help me date it and give me any information would be much appreciated. Thanks https://ibb.co/sv8vp4x https://ibb.co/xJR1Fwy https://ibb.co/K2LW6Jd https://ibb.co/MSFr1dB https://ibb.co/RBpPVM6
  21. Interesting ebay find.. This chronograph watch reached me just in time, when I finally managed to get the back off the battery was just beginning to leak, but no damage had been done. The bezel took a while to turn and click, but now works fine. After replacing the battery I found instructions for a 6850 G8 1155. and to my surprise I was able to carry out a reset, then set the time and Calendar.by using the bottom function dial. The calendar is interesting in that when you set the function pointer to cal, the small second hand indicates the month, and the large second hand indicates the the da
  22. Well I did it, I saw the picture and I drank the cool aid and bit the bullet on an Alpanist. I actually got it last year but had it put aside as it was a birthday present for myself, I was lucky and picked it up from Japan before the price hikes and somehow it got through customs without a charge. I actually realy like it, the dial is very striking and i love the compass as it makes it stand out just that little bit, unfortunately the original strap was garbage but I have a couple of Nato's for it and it looks great! It keeps time really well and the lume makes it very useable a
  23. Would anyone be able to tell from the pictures? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274230162463
  24. So i was looking a very long time for this watch and finally got it, It’s a Seiko Olympic 7T42-7A50. I couldn’t really find any information on the internet for this particular Model.
  25. Good afternoon all! I've been trying to find out about my Mum's Seiko which she had for many years and so far I've drawn up nothing. I vaguely remember as a child it being a bit of a thing when she bought it and certainly looking at it now it doesn't compare to another Seiko she has. This one is much heavier (37g) and "special". It's 14K gold as stamped. Any other info from anyone? Any hints as to where I could find more? She travelled a lot so it was perfectly possible (likely) she bought it in Japan. On the back it has: 748135, underneath 14K, and then under that 0525
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