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Lee

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Lee last won the day on January 6

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  1. Turned to eBay and after trawling the pocket watches (why do people always show the dial before the movement! Especially on “needs servicing” watches that are obviously spares or repairs!) I found another, which arrived today and boom swapped the minute wheel and away it went.
  2. I can't beleive its been 2 years since I last posted here! I still watch all of Marks videos though! I used to post here regular, but life changes your path sometimes and I'm now getting back into watches again. so heres my story! My Nan passed away a couple of weeks ago (97) and my Mum and I began the clear up operation at the weekend. In a draw was 2 pocket watches, both seized, one minus its glass. I serviced this one first and it went smoothly & I'm about to order a glass for it. The other was not so good, the minute wheel is missing teeth, presumable from a heavy handed hour wheel push on! so can anyone help me ID the movement or help me with a minute wheel or cousins reference number to order one? I have two sons, & it would have been nice to have given each one, one of these watches as a keep sake. The movement has UNO 7 jewels & DF&Co written on it the watch on the left is the one I've got working & need to order a glass & the DF & Co is on the right. Best regards Lee
  3. Fair play. You have to admire this.
  4. Whilst annoyed at the swatch groups practice, I wasn't won over to make a contribution to the action fund. because of this sentence It was the only thing in the letter they said they where going to do with the 70k they planned to raise. there was no mention of using 70k to finance alternative solutions or to finance meetings with swatch direct. It felt a fruitless effort to me. Watches aren't my bread & butter, but they are a major player in my income. There a hundreds/thousands of people in my possition who fit ETA quartz movements day in day out who wouldn't donate because of the wolly nature of the action fund. Just my opinion of course. Lee
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    Stereo Microscope

    100% & totally satisfied.for low/med volume its perfect. Lee
  6. I like them fully restored & looking like new, don't like to be scruffy, lol. Lee
  7. Clear your cookies, I have a website & migrated to the same software as here & some members where reporting having issues with being logged off between visits or having trouble logging on in the first place. once they cleared the sites cookie & got a fresh one everything was OK.
  8. Poor sod, I bet he'll be to scared to buy another watch as long as he lives! We've all made mistakes & £80 ain't going to break the bank, imagine if it had been £800 could you imagine the wording in the listing then!
  9. Mind you **BLEEP** expensive even for one from cousins. But I'd still go that route. if it got soaked & the circuit fails after you've spent the time stripping it these are now "restricted" (dear old swatch!) so you'd have put all that work in for nothing. New movement for peice of mind IMO.
  10. personally I've only ever brought or sold items I can actually afford to lose the money with from Ebay. Its a tuff one to deal with really. Some (not all) take liberties, but its also worth remembering some people are as honest as the day is long. the watch could genuinely have packed up at the moment they first wound it. put yourself in their shoes for that, how would you feel?
  11. Lee

    My Workbench....

    i like that bags on a hook idea, thats neat.
  12. brings new meaning to dropping bits on the floor, it pinged that way...........Ermmmmmmmm which ways the floor?
  13. i thought it was something else when I first looked. :unsure:
  14. I followed Marks video to straighten a hairspring, only I spent an entire day (maybe two) f**cking thing...... it takes years of experience to do that. its like anything, someone whos good makes things look soooooooooooo easy.
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