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  1. I just wondered if anyone has one of these rubbishy old sekonda watches lying around any where, or if you have seen one. The dial and hands have seen better days. Yes it is a Sekonda. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks all.
  2. Just for a bit of fun , guess what this one went for.....
  3. I'm not sure what the ubove post is referring to but. I've just come across a 1970s /1930s fake/ replica omega wristwatch. It's in good order, tv shape nice running movement. I'm exited about putting it on Ebay, I will try and take a picture for you all. We will see , purly out of interest to see what it makes, and who buys it.
  4. I despare sometimes, there was a fake Omega Seamaster, you know one of those rubbish gents gold plated ones the ones with the hallmark on the back of the case jobs. He listed it as ............ Vintage 'OMEGA SEAMASTER' GENTS WRISTWATCH with Date In 'Omega' CASE which needs attention. Watch In PERFECT WORKING ORDER 'Antimagnetic' with good condition Strap BUT - Advised as not believed to be genuine PLEASE USE PHOTOS AS YOUR DESCRIPTION... do you know he got 34 bids , and it sold for £151 . is it me, am I getting it wrong somewhere, I'll have to rummage through my draws, as I'm sure I've got some fake watches somewhere.
  5. Hello all, I've just got hold of a watch, the movement is marked Aero, I have looked through the Best fit book, but can find no reference to them at all. I'm assuming the are made under another name. I'd be greatfull if someone could help me identify the movement, reason being is I need a bolt spring, long shot I know, but stranger things have happened. Thanks all. Tony.
  6. Just a quick add on for those who are interested in the black slate clocks. I kept looking at my clock top and back of the clock case, all white in places, the top was awful where people had put things on, cleaned it with various cleaners, so it was pretty bad. So I thought I'd try some of tha Curator, not used it before, OMG what a transformation. So easy to use as it's water based, use gloves when your using it.
  7. Hello all, I can't find the technical sheet for the above movement, I've tried cousins and ranft, but no luck. I've also tried esa and eta. Hope you can help. Thanks.
  8. Well, when I wanted one, cousins would be my first stop, all you need is the numbers. Then there's ebay , again just put in the case number, also it will give you a good idea of what you've got.
  9. Thanks for the interest, the clock case is made from good old Belgian calcite, heavy as anything. Made up the pendulum and the clock is going fine now, thanks. Japy fees mark says 1855, but I'm guessing 1870-1880 that the clock was made.
  10. I know it's not slate or marble, but every will know the sort of clock I'm referring to , anyway. I brought one at a car boot sale, just can't resist a broken clock with bits missing, the fact is you always learn something along the way. So it's was missing a hand , not a problem, pendulum, not too much of a problem with the fact is you can just pick up a catalogue now days. And the fine regulator for the pendulum, , well I now now the diffence between the brocot and the vattet suspension system. So after much searching through my boxes of stuff , I found one and with a little work ,, it's now as it should. I will get round to posting a picture of the case, but as with a lot of these clocks the cases get damaged easily. . In the meantime I'm sure there's a few of you that will share your pictures.
  11. I have an old pocket watch, as above , sold by Dobson and son at 32 picadilly, London. I was trying to find if I could get a picture of the business when it was going, or a news paper clipping or something. I have not been able to find anything, except when they were at the address. In 1877 the firm's name changed to Dobson & Sons when Thomas William Dobson (born 1824) and Henry Holmes Dobson II (born 1826) entered into the partnership. At the death of Henry Holmes Dobson II (1886) the business was continued by Thomas William Dobson until his death in 1905. Hope someone can help with a picture or a link, cheers.
  12. I put a post a while ago about this pocket watch I had got from Ebay, bought a a spares or repair, they should had simply said, " it's dead ,it's never going to go again", and I wouldn't have got it. But I did, it's one of the H.williamson English lever pocket watchs, so I liked it, as I said, I'd had a plan , I had another movement, I had another dial, I found in a box, one of the black military dials. Put it in the case, I was quite happy with it,,,,, but it just was not quite right, , the case numbers did not match up ' obviously ' with the dial. So I just had to have another look at the original movement. Just on the dial side plate everything was broken ,botched or missing, from the broken steel screws in the plate , broken pallet guard screws, end stone's, jewell holes, missing parts to the winding. Well a month and a half later, it's running, new pallets, balance wheel, escape wheel, new crown, new hands,,,,,OMG....
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