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  1. Enjoy the forum buddy [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. That sounds exactly what I’m looking for, Cheers guys il keep you posted Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The dials beautiful, I can’t help with finding the part so good luck with that buddy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hi there hope you enjoy the forum, sounds like you got a good collection there [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hi there hope you enjoy the forum, I hope we’re going to see pictures of the complete watch when finished Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks for the reply and being so informative, il be sure to keep and eye out for some matching pieces now, cheers mate [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Cheers for the input, il bare that in mind [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I just wanted to ask for some advice on what watch or even pocket watch would be good to buy for a novice so I could take it apart and try to get some knowledge and actually make some use of my tools which are currently collecting dust and never really used apart from taking off the odd case back or strap, bare in mind in a complete novice so something simple that I would be able to get my head around, cheers guys Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Welcome, hope you enjoy the site Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Welcome, hope you enjoy the site Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hi all, I get the felling there’s lots of knowledgeable people here but I also hope there’s a few idiots like myself who ask stupid questions because we’re just so desperate to learn, I’ve used the site on and off rather selfishly for a few years just posting when in desperate need of information, so I think it’s about time for a proper introduction and just wanted to say hello and thanks for all the times I’ve had help and been pointed in the right direction, I plan on using the site a lot more this year to expand my knowledge! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks for the reply’s guys and yes a 1601 shouldn’t have a quickset date function you’re exactly right (next time il think before I speak) haha well I’ve spoken to a little watch store in the city where I live and I’m gonna pop it in there Saturday and let them take good care of it, I initially spoke with an authorised Rolex dealer and they quoted me silly money and told me I would have to probably replace my bracelet on the watch which I find rather funny but what do I know, I would much prefer to give my money to an independent that somewhere like that and that’s not to say I have anything against them but it’s just fills right to me, anyway I’m rabbiting on now but once again thanks for the replies it much appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. So recently acquired a 1601 stainless steel datejust at a reasonable price and the watch is in working order and is currently keeping good time but there are a few things wrong and I’m not sure how big/small they actually are...firstly when unwinding the crown and attempting to manually wind it fills rather gritty and doesn’t fill like and tension builds up while winding??? Secondly when trying to pull out the crown to the second position as if you were wanting to change the date it fills like it can’t lock it’s self in place and jumps straight to the time changing position and even when you do manage to get it into position upon winding there’s no change to the Callander wheel....and lastly when changing the time the hands seem to collide a little bit only when turning anti clock wise, I know a service will be due but I just wanted to some of the thoughts from a few other members and if anyone could possibly have an idea of what it might be and how much it could potentially end up costing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thanks for the warm welcome and reply guys, I'm glad some of you like the watch, I can't seem to find nothing on the back so I guess over the weekend il take it to a few of the local shops and see what they have to say about getting it serviced, I totally agree with you@wileydave I'm not a fan of these expansions bracelets either and I do plan on getting a genuine JLC strap but I didn't realise how expensive they actually are, well I think il stick to the "if you can read il leave it alone" philosophy on dials I've heard it can get rather expensive and I kind of like the aged look it has, once I have this piece sorted and as clean and good as it can be, il try to acquire something in better condition I fill I've already learned it might be worth forking out a little bit more at the start because il only end up spending on getting it fixed anyway, yes can imagine it does become addictive my girlfriend has already said I spend all the time on my talking about watches and I'm only on my first piece haha, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. So I recently acquired my first vintage watch and was hoping to hear the opinions of more knowledgeable people than myself, it's made by JLC around 1940s the case is 10k gold filled its currently in working order, it doesn't have the original band, to my eyes the condition didn't seem to considering the age so I dished out £200 to acquire it. Any thoughts or opinions on restoration, the quality and price I paid would be greatly appreciated as I'm new to this and intend to start my own collection. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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