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teadazed

New (To Me) And My First Rlt

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Just arrived this morning following an easy and pleasant transaction on sales corner.

It's about as big as I can wear without a large bezel so I've swapped it onto a nice chunky Birkenstock strap.

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Nice simple watch and I'm very pleased with it.

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Well it has to be simple with only one hand to look at!!!!

Sorry couldn't resist.

That's a fine RLT you have and obviously a great conversation piece. Enjoy

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I like one handed watches, they're different and not watches that take themselves too seriously (if that makes any sense).

First one I had was a Luch but mine was a bit flimsy and I broke it whilst pulling the crown out to set the time. I wasn't being careless, honest

I've been looking for an alternative since.

I've had my eye on a single handed RLT for a while and when one popped up on sales corner, I had to have it.

One handed watches are actually really easy to use. Think when someone asks the time - it's rare to quote it exactly - normally it'd be "it's about quarter to," or "just gone seven".

A one hander is more than adequate for that and with practise it's easy to read the time to the nearest minute or so.

It's rare that I need to know the time more accurately than that.

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Guest robert75

I do like a one hand watch and I especially like the old RLT watches. Looks very good though may I suggest a nice brown leather strap to go with that one.

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13 is a lucky number for me - nonsense about it being unlucky, I hope!

What an interesting watch to buy from RLT, and I also would like to know how you get on with it. At first, I thought that I was just seeing a watch photographed when the two hands come together, but on take two, I realised that I was seeing a genuine one-handed watch. I do have an example myself - A Chinese mechanical example - and I wonder, does this type of watch have the nickname of "Nelson" type watch?

Anyway, thanks teadazed for photographing this quaint and simple piece. Great to see it.

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IF you still have the Luch ask Roy if he can put you a new winder in, he did an Orient for me that the winder broke when changing the time.

Well, technically I still have it...

I decided that since the cost of someone looking at it was pretty much the same as the replacement value I'd attack it with a screwdriver and have a go myself.

I now have a bag of bits. It was a fun hour though.

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