Neileg

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  1. I suspect the plating is nickel and not silver. Fascinating narrative. Thank you Cheers, Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. The bracelet looks like an easy repair to me. Use bracelet pliers or a hammer and a pin punch to drive the broken pin from the narrow part of the broken link. Then find a sting bar to replace the pin. You may need to drill out the hole to take the spring bar. Ensure there is no debris in the larger part of the link. With a spring bar fitted in the narrow part, depress the spring bar ends and manoeuvre into the larger part. This may take patience and bionic fingers. Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Quite common on "techie forums". I think the answer is more important to the regulars who enjoy solving the problem than the OP. I find it very frustrating when I think I can help. Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Not sure why my photos are bad today... One of my favourites, but my wife calls it "the ugly watch". Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. That's a new one on me! A watch like this ought to exist and to be loved. Thank for brightening my day. Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. All you need is customers! Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi Pete Lots of Brits here. It's a very friendly forum and polite too. There's knowledge, experience and ingenuity by the bucket load and they even welcome quartz bods like me! Glad to meet you. Neil from Newcastle Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I can see a 579.105 on eBay. This is the same but has a second hand, i.e. 3 hand movement Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Nice watch, very much to my taste! $40 well spent. Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Silver dip is a chemical non abrasive cleaner for silver and silver plate. Best known brand in the U.K. Is Goddard but lots of other suppliers. Just Google Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Quartz Friday Forgot to change for work, still the night table star[emoji41] Avia Polar Star, never misses a beat! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. A half decent quartz watch tester should have a Line Free function. This spins up the movement with a magnet and will often free up the mechanism from sticky lube or light corrosion. This may be all you need. About 30GBP on eBay Cheers, Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Welcome from foggy Northumberland. Be careful you don't re-ignite the hollow ground vs flat screwdriver profile debate! If you think musicians get obsessed with their instruments, just wait for the next posting storm on tweezers or leather strap polish or whatever... Cheers, Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Excellent result! Keep it clean and lubed and it could last a lifetime. So many of these have been scrapped that it will become a rarity in time. Cheers Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. For me it has to be a watch that can sit untouched for months and then will start after a couple of shakes and keep time more or less perfectly. I don't want anything flashy but an air of quiet quality should another enthusiast spot what is on my wrist. It must be comfortable to wear and kind to clothes with no edges or snags. Impossible? No it's a stainless Rolex Air King Precision on a Jubilee bracelet, just like the one I've been wearing for the last 36 years. Everything else is just a toy! Contentedly, Neil Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk