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by Andy-Smith
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This One Slipped Through QC
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: This One Slipped Through QC

Most bezels are attached with double sided tape. I have removed the bezel insert on my Meccaniche Veneziane GMT with the golf club grip solvent (Dynacraft Golf Grip Solvent). It came off like a dream in a few hours of the face/bezel just in the solvent. The solvent is very mild and does no damage (A...
by Andy-Smith
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-reflective coating c11
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: Anti-reflective coating c11

I believe Polywatch will take the coating off. Not done it myself but remember seeing posts about this a while ago.
by Andy-Smith
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally got the bracelet off!
Replies: 11
Views: 991

Re: Finally got the bracelet off!

Taking bracelets off is 10 times easier than putting back on. Number one tip is the right tools, never tweezers, quality spring bar tool (not cheap china one as prongs generally too soft and break). Always tape the lugs especially when replacing as they will get scratched if you don't. ps - I hate c...
by Andy-Smith
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rare CW found . . . .
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: Rare CW found . . . .

My C1 Russell and battery change photos:
by Andy-Smith
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery change on a R20 Charlotte Deco.
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Battery change on a R20 Charlotte Deco.

MiniMpi wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:08 am
Andy-Smith wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:44 pm Well done, I also need to renew the battery in my Russell so I need to search the archive for the correct renata.
Here you go Andy -

Battery Type
341/SR714SW
Many thanks for this.
by Andy-Smith
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery change on a R20 Charlotte Deco.
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Battery change on a R20 Charlotte Deco.

The 346 was the original.
by Andy-Smith
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery change on a R20 Charlotte Deco.
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Battery change on a R20 Charlotte Deco.

Completed the change on my Russell C1, went with high capacity 315 Renata. All went well.
by Andy-Smith
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery change on a R20 Charlotte Deco.
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Battery change on a R20 Charlotte Deco.

Well done, I also need to renew the battery in my Russell so I need to search the archive for the correct renata.
by Andy-Smith
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: eBay experience
Replies: 28
Views: 2094

Re: eBay experience

I tried to buy a new watch on Chrono24. The new Hamilton PSR LED, a pre-order. I committed to buy at the stated price (a well known store in Germany) my offer (the stated price} was excepted and about a week later they cancelled my order. Lucky me then bought it from Francis Gaye in the UK with 20% ...
by Andy-Smith
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C6 Replacement sapphire crystal
Replies: 19
Views: 1185

Re: C6 Replacement sapphire crystal

In my view you have three options: 1) Do Nothing - live with it. 20 buy a secondhand unit and use the crystal. You would need a press to fit the crystal if doing it yourself. 3) Find a replacement (non OEM) which may take a while but is likely to be available. Again you would need a press to fit if ...
by Andy-Smith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unusual Service charge from 3rd party shop
Replies: 24
Views: 1094

Re: Unusual Service charge from 3rd party shop

In general the reversing wheels in 2824/SW200 units are the most common items to need attention. I have cleaned three sets from CW watches. I even posted the process on this forum with photos. Its a bit fiddly and you need the correct lubricants to do it which is why some just replace (about £30).
by Andy-Smith
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finance for Watches
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: Finance for Watches

Bought many, many items on 0% where I would not have if the offer was not available. I bought the Beast in the Jan sale for £51 per month over 12 months. I buy expensive video cards and video cameras too, many even come with cash back.
by Andy-Smith
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Day Date White Dial COSC
Replies: 10
Views: 1786

Re: Christopher Ward C60 Trident Day Date White Dial COSC

I hope you like it, I have no. 100 out of 100!
by Andy-Smith
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Favorite Quartz CW Watch?
Replies: 35
Views: 6610

Re: What's Your Favorite Quartz CW Watch?

Love the cream face one.
by Andy-Smith
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Favorite Quartz CW Watch?
Replies: 35
Views: 6610

Re: What's Your Favorite Quartz CW Watch?

Thanks Guy for looking into it.