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    Chinese Timegraphers

    Can anyone recommend a beginners timegrapher that is worthwhile? Something in the £100 to £125 range, or cheaper if it is worth buying. Xmas is coming up and I am thinking of suggesting that the family chip in and get me one.
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    How to size a spring bar

    Here is a question that I have been unable to find an answer for online. How do you choose the correct size of spring bar for a watch? I have a box of various size spring bars and I have made the mistake of choosing one for a 20mm watch lug that had a barrel that just fit in. You can manage to get this in but it just about impossible to get back out and I had to resort to a pair of cutters to get it back out again. So if you have a particular lug width, how much of that should be the barrel of the spring bar and how much should be left for the springy part? Thanks.
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    New member from Scotland

    Hi, I have just gotten into mechanical watches via youtube and follow the channel. My current watches are a Seiko 5 SNK809 that I had to order from the US (why don't we sell affordable mechanicals in the UK any more), an Orient Tri-star that I just picked up on eBay which I love and is keeping even better time than the Seiko, and 3 cheap Roamers from eBay with FHF ST-96 movements that I suspect have been refurbishments from India. I also have a Stuhrling Quartz that is my most expensive watch and also the biggest waste of money. It is far surpassed by the Casio - MW-59-7BVEF - Analogue Quartz that i picked up for £9.99 with free delivery from Italy. Can anyone suggest some lupes worth buying, I have some very cheap ones. I am short-sighted but now have to wear varifocals.