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Vich last won the day on October 22 2016

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About Vich

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    Newcastle upon Tyne
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    Real ale - CAMRA Member
    Watch Tinkering
    IT - Used to be what I did for a Living prior to retirement

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  1. PS. Mine was a front loader and I had to split off the bezel to change the movement. I have remembered that did work on a Rotary chrono some time ago, again a movement change, and it was quite fussy, two sub dials and lunar phase plus date indicated by a hand as well and that one did actually have a Miyota 6P50 movement in it. Cheers, Vic
  2. Hello Ishima, Just replaced a movement in a similar Rotary and it was a Ronda (Cousins Ref RH785). It may be worth checking the Ronda section. Cheers, Vic
  3. Happy Birthday from me Will. Ok it was expensive but so what, if we can' t have a treat at our time of life it would be a pity. You can admire it when you lift a glass in celebration. Cheers, Vic
  4. Francis Barker Mk III Compass

    Thanks from me as well. Thoroughly enjoyed this thread and the end result is admirable. Cheers, Vic
  5. Francis Barker Mk III Compass

    Thanks for this thread it is a thoroughly enjoyable read and a credit to your skill, lovely piece and well done. Cheers, Vic
  6. Oldhorologist

    Hello Gordi, Welcome from me as well, I have been the recipient of much welcome advice from the pro's on the forum and an increase to the pool of knowledge can only be good for everyone. Cheers, Vic
  7. Greetings from the UK

    Hello Andy and welcome from me as well. Cheers, Vic
  8. Hello from uk

    Hello Pete, Welcome to the forum, Great place here to exume the "failures" and have another go with the assistance of the pro's in the forum. Cheers, Vic
  9. An amateur watch fanatic

    And Hello from me Rust, We amateurs / tinkerers get fantastic friendship and advice in this forum due to the expertise gained from members with many years in the trade, who unconditionally assist in times of difficulty. Great place and welcome. Cheers, Vic
  10. I think OH put his finger on it, I had this once with an old watch from the bay and it was quite literally completely dried out inside. Service it and check the spring out. Cheers, Vic
  11. Howdy From Texas :)

    Hello Rick, welcome from me as well. Looking forward to your postings. Cheers, Vic
  12. Repairing watches for profit

    Hello f91man, I am just a tinkerer and hobbyist but here is my three penneth. The Bay has been kind to me for buying watches I was interested in but there have been a few horror stories in the forum from members who have had problems with a sale and even with a purchase there can be an unwelcome surprise. Buy it now prices can work but if you bid you have to ensure you don't get caught up in a bidding frenzy. A "sniper" is a useful tool. The Bay can be useful to get guide prices on similar watches to see what potential profit is in the item. I have had some luck in purchasing from auction houses and putting in low end bids have worked for me a few times. You have to build into the expense about £15.00 for postage and of course the buyers premium for the auction house as well this is good for higher end mechanicals. No matter which way you get your stock luck plays a big part and there may be dissapointments. In short you have to be "savvy" and think it through before you commit or the chance of making a loss will be ever present. Cheers, Vic
  13. Hello Davidsai, Welcome to the forum from a fellow tinkerer. Nice Hamilton! Cheers, Vic
  14. I rejected this request and sent a copy to Mark as a "ticket" because I thought it contravened forum rules and in effect was spam. For the first time with a "member" I have chosen to ignore the content. If Mark comes back granting approval I will review the posting but it does not seem to be anything I would be interested in. Vic
  15. Greetings from London!

    Hello and welcome from me, Like OH and many others I am at the other end of the spectrum as regards age. I am someone that tinkers with watch repair for a hobby and the folks on this forum have helped me along the way. I am sure that you would get similar help. Cheers, Vic