Wristwatches, watches and watch-like gadgets

Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by weltweit, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I was planning on going on manoeuvres.
     
  2. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

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  3. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Bulla liberali in perpetuum.

    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017
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  4. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

  5. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Not a bad idea but like you, I don't find it appealing.
     
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  6. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    I must have about 15 Nato straps for the Speedy and Padi Turtle.
    Noticed that after 6 months or so, some of the cheaper ones start unravelling on the ends...:(

    I bought this the other week - goes well with divers/ sports watches.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    I am a sad sack, had this for a while but just dug it out - birth year oyster- all original - even down to the battered riveted bracelet - now stripped, serviced and sealed.
     
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  8. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

  9. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Absolute classic.
     
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  10. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Can anyone recommend someone who services watches?

    The last couple of times I've used a friend of a friend who was a retired IWC tech to service my Seamaster. For £120 cash he gave it a service, reseal and a light polish, which was a bargain given that Omega now want to charge me over £250.

    Unfortunately the old chap died last year and I'd rather pay an independent or someone like him than one of the biggies.

    Any help gratefully received.

    TIA
     
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  11. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

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  12. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    I used this fellow : 70s Watches

    deals with more old stuff and takes his time ( c, 2 weeks) but supplies a full photo record of everything if you want - its rather interesting seeing the guts of your watch taken apart. he resealed and serviced my old Oyster and I forgot I had it on when I went snorkelling - but he sorted it well enough to be waterproof again. Not worth going to main dealer really
     
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  13. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

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  14. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Cheers. Emailed.
     
  15. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    How much did he charge for the Rolex service not-bono-ever ?
     
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  16. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    a ton or so + parts IIRC - think its 120 or something for later automatics.ETA he also dropped it off at my workplace on his motorbike when it was sorted
     
  17. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Yeah, that's what I'm after. Is he in London?
     
  18. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    He just emailed me back. £350 + parts. :(
     
  19. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    fucking hell. that's a bit saucy. I think the 70s Rolexes are very simple mechanics- yours must be silly complex.
     
  20. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    No, I think he thinks it's something more tasty/complex than it actually is. We're in touch. Just sent him pictures.
     
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  21. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Yes. He thought it was a different model with complications. He's doing the full strip down and service for £130 + parts, plus £40 to refurb the case and bracelet. I'm happy with that. Cheers, NBE. :thumbs:
     
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  22. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    *thumbs*
     
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  23. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Genesis Watchmaking Official Website Home Page

    Duncan is the man.
     
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  24. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Cheers but that price list puts a service for my Seamaster at £225 without the polish, which isn't bad compared to Omega prices, tbf.

    NBE's bloke is exactly what I was looking for though. Thanks anyway.
     
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  25. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Cheers for this not-bono-ever. I got my Seamaster back from him yesterday and he's done a great job with a full pictorial history of the stripdown which was pretty cool because I've never seen the inside of my watch before.

    Watch.JPG



    He took his time about it (almost a month) but I'm well pleased. :)
     
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  26. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    had forgotten all about this. Yes, the pictorial breakdown is great - he showed me a couple of wear issues on the internal bits that he sorted out - not expensive at all, but for an old watch, they should be replaced. He also cleaned the entire case- which was thick in places with decades of hidden skin and dirt gunge( urgh).. He did a proper job of stripping, cleaning and resealing.
     
  27. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

    I'm paying a lot more than that for my quartz Seamaster....turns out the old battery leaked :( There were a couple of places in Hatton Garden that seamed reasonable for a battery and pressure test....lots of highstreet jewellers won't do the pressure test.
     
  28. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    looks like i have a Doxa aquaman inbound- these are a bit strange - quartz diver lite watches produced by Doxa only for the former EBlock market- you can only get them in Romania and Bulgaria I think. cheap and chunky for expeditions.
     
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  29. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    They look okay, unsure about the teeth in black.

    [​IMG]
     
  30. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    My cheapo Casio digital's batteries apparently last for 5 years.
    Unfortunately the strap failed after about 1.5 years.
     

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