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Very nice Gary, you should wear this more and the Tissot less 😁😬
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Soporsche wrote:Very nice Gary, you should wear this more and the Tissot less ImageImage
Down boy! :lol:
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gaf1958 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:26 am
Soporsche wrote:Very nice Gary, you should wear this more and the Tissot less ImageImage
Down boy! :lol:
Sorry, Ill stop now :oops: Reminder to self, dont post after a few Kentish beers :D
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Soporsche wrote:Sorry, Ill stop now :oops: Reminder to self, dont post after a few Kentish beers :D
Hehe, there was no ulterior motive in that suggestion, was there. :grin: :thumbup:

I saw one similar to mine for sale (a slightly different model), but seriously, it looked like it had been run over by the proverbial bus... :( Asking a lot for it too... I’d have let you know, but it was *seriously* rough.
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gaf1958 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:59 am
Hehe, there was no ulterior motive in that suggestion, was there. :grin: :thumbup:

I saw one similar to mine for sale (a slightly different model), but seriously, it looked like it had been run over by the proverbial bus... :( Asking a lot for it too... I’d have let you know, but it was *seriously* rough.
Thanks! I was also watching one on a well known auction site but it lacked the quality (and colour).
I also coincidentally came accross one of your sales from a while ago on another site whilst googling a specific model, can't for the life of me remember which one now (think it was an Omega but brain not working this morning).
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Soporsche wrote:I also coincidentally came accross one of your sales from a while ago on another site whilst googling a specific model, can't for the life of me remember which one now (think it was an Omega but brain not working this morning).
I’ve also happened across some of my past sales while googling something else. Is it stupid of me to admit that there were a couple of them where I thought “ooh I wouldn’t mind that...” before realising a microsecond later that the photos looked familiar... then thinking “doh!”. :lol:
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Today’s early battery powered (pre-quartz) Certina. The movement is partly a normal mechanical one, with a battery and some circuitry where mainspring should be, but retaining the balance wheel mechanism. It runs at 4 ticks per second too...

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gaf1958 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:49 pm
I’ve also happened across some of my past sales while googling something else. Is it stupid of me to admit that there were a couple of them where I thought “ooh I wouldn’t mind that...” before realising a microsecond later that the photos looked familiar... then thinking “doh!”. :lol:
Haha, no not stupid at all, just a reflection that certain visuals appeal to you.
The amount of times Ive stopped on a pic of a Tudor Grantour whilst googling and thought oh that's interesting, then realise I have one that i don't wear as it looks much better in pics than on my wrist (just sold it).
Or I click on an image of a lovely retro chrono and discount it due to size (too small) but then still click through to read the details on every other image of the same watch: hoping i find its actually got bigger dimensions on another site! Doh! 🙄
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gaf1958 wrote:Today’s early battery powered (pre-quartz) Certina. The movement is partly a normal mechanical one, with a battery and some circuitry where mainspring should be, but retaining the balance wheel mechanism. It runs at 4 ticks per second too...

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Nice to see those early beasts still running.

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I'm on a roll, third watch of the day is my lovely 1934 Rolex 'Tank'.

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gaf1958 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:16 pm
Vintage ... Speedy Tuesday
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Woahhh, I never knew you had one of these Gaf! Love it!

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