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Who Is Roy?? Just Discovered This Site..

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Hi all, Totally brand new squeaky clean member here.....no pun intended!

I found RLT watches while searching for Rolex of Bexley, and I must say I am very interested, they look like some very nice watches.

But I have several big questions I cannot find an answer to, who is Roy? What is the history of RLT watches? Yes they use ETA movements like my Omega Seamaster but are they as good (although my seamaster is away for repair at the moment! Second time this year it just stopped!!) or even better?

I like the idea of limited edition high quality watches.....

Any answers? These may seem dum questions to people who know, but I don't at the moment! LOL

Thanks all.

Best regards David

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Roy Taylor is our host , and owner of RLT, and his watches are of excellent quality, I only have 2....RLT '69 & RLT 4..both brilliant and great value for money, good service too.

Other members here have several of Roy's creations and all are pleased with them cool.gif

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Welcome David

Roy is Roy Taylor from Bridlington, been a watchman all his life 25 years experience.

He used to have a shop but went "net only" a while back and has started making and selling his own line.

He sources the parts and builds the watches himself, some dials are sourced some he prints himself, yes the majority of his watches are eta based movements and they are fantastic value.

I have 4 of his watches and none of them have let me down. Even if they did Roy's aftersales is fantastic, he really looks after you.

Wether they are "as good" as a high end watch is a subjective thing really but they are far better than their price would suggest.

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who is Roy?

Mmmm...Good question..

Some say hes a former Soviet Union cheesemaker

Others say he used to be in the Beatles before they were famous,

Ive spoken to him and I think he is in fact Michael Parkinson.

Whatever the answer ( we may never know for sure) he makes very nice watches... smile.gif

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A quick Google image search for "Bridlington Roy" comes up with this ..... it's hard to say if this is the REAL Roy .... as nobody has ever seen him ph34r.gif

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who is Roy?

Mmmm...Good question..

Some say hes a former Soviet Union cheesemaker

Others say he used to be in the Beatles before they were famous,

Ive spoken to him and I think he is in fact Michael Parkinson.

Whatever the answer ( we may never know for sure) he makes very nice watches... smile.gif

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I too thought he may be Michael Parkinson ph34r.gif

He is indeed a very mysterious fellow,he is only seen after dark, in the place where the little white ball decides people futures wink.giflaugh.gif

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I started in the watch and jewellery business in 1980 working for retail jewellers where I trained in jewellery and watch repairs and sales. In 1987 I took the plunge and opened the RLT Repair Workshop in a small premises in East Yorkshire, England. Here as well as selling jewellery and new and vintage watches we also specialised in exclusive bespoke jewellery and watches.

In the late 1990's we identified the potential of the internet and in 1998 we sold our first watches from our web site.

With the growth of our internet business we decided to leave the retail premises in 2001 and concentrate exclusively on selling over the web.

Today RLT Watches is one of the most trusted names in watches on the internet selling a wide range of vintage and modern Swiss, Russian and American watches as well as our own exclusive range of RLT Watch Co. models.

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I started in the watch and jewellery business in 1980 working for retail jewellers where I trained in jewellery and watch repairs and sales. In 1987 I took the plunge and opened the RLT Repair Workshop in a small premises in East Yorkshire, England. Here as well as selling jewellery and new and vintage watches we also specialised in exclusive bespoke jewellery and watches.

In the late 1990's we identified the potential of the internet and in 1998 we sold our first watches from our web site.

With the growth of our internet business we decided to leave the retail premises in 2001 and concentrate exclusively on selling over the web.

Today RLT Watches is one of the most trusted names in watches on the internet selling a wide range of vintage and modern Swiss, Russian and American watches as well as our own exclusive range of RLT Watch Co. models.

Sounds about right Master Yoda. laugh.giflaugh.gif

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So according to the plural 'we' in your company statement, I am deducing that there are in fact many Roy Taylors,

Why do I have a vision of a load of Ompa Lumpas weilding Case back openers and spring bar tools in my head huh.gif

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There was a few clones but they went onto greater and more interesting things like working in the Amusement arcades. laugh.gif

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Today RLT Watches is one of the most trusted names in watches on the internet selling a wide range of vintage and modern Swiss, Russian and American watches as well as our own exclusive range of RLT Watch Co. models.

Whereas from most companies this could be considered so much hype in this case it is simply The Truth,The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth thumbup.gif

I own 8 RLT watches and have bought many,many other makes from him and can confirm his well deserved reputation for quality price and service thumbup.gif

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So according to the plural 'we' in your company statement, I am deducing that there are in fact many Roy Taylors,

Why do I have a vision of a load of Ompa Lumpas weilding Case back openers and spring bar tools in my head huh.gif

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I think thats the Royal `We` Jason, well he is the King of Chav Town notworthy.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif

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There was a few clones but they went onto greater and more interesting things like working in the Amusement arcades.  laugh.gif

That explains this one then goof.gif

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Cheers for all the replies folks, and thanks for clearing that up Roy.....

I certainly like the look of your watches, and I expect in the not too distant future will enjoy the feel of one or two as well!

Now if I moan enough about the SMP my wife bought me for our wedding aniversary (which has broken down twice in the last seven months, is only 18 months old, and is still away for repair!) maybe I can get permission to compliment it with one of yours!

Best regards David

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Cheers for all the replies folks, and thanks for clearing that up Roy.....

I certainly like the look of your watches, and I expect in the not too distant future will enjoy the feel of one or two as well!

Now if I moan enough about the SMP my wife bought me for our wedding aniversary (which has broken down twice in the last seven months, is only 18 months old, and is still away for repair!) maybe I can get permission to compliment it with one of yours!

Best regards David

Well if you like divers watches read the review on the excellent RLT-11 here

BTW any particular model of `Box Brownie`? wink2.gif

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Hi Mach, yes I saw that model in the "shop" but I am not to keen on the orange details....besides I will not really be getting shot of my SMP, as long as it works when I get it back!

But I quite fancy a nice plain dress watch, something subtle but with quality.

Mmmmm now.....the RLT4 or 17 ? biggrin.gif

Best regards David

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Well they all take photographs and all are old.........just like me!

Best regards David

I have 5 `Brownie`s` my oldest is a No2A (116) my favourite is a Baby Brownie which is so darned cute tongue.gif

Hi Mach, yes I saw that model in the "shop" but I am not to keen on the orange details....besides I will not really be getting shot of my SMP, as long as it works when I get it back!

But I quite fancy a nice plain dress watch, something subtle but with quality.

Mmmmm now.....the RLT4 or 17 ?  biggrin.gif

Best regards David

Both excellent watches, buy both laugh.giflaugh.gif

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