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WillFly

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    WillFly got a reaction from Koen in Tweezers advice?   
    If you're handling delicate steel parts, brass tweezers are safer because they're softer than steel and won't mark the components.
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    WillFly got a reaction from Johnnie in So-Called "smart" Watches...   
    I somehow can't imagine a smart watch being repaired in the sense that we use the word - and repair is really the purpose of this forum. From what I've seen of them, they won't be repaired as we know it - they'll probably be thrown away or the complete insides (a mini-computer) will simply be replaced.
     
    Can you repair an iPad or similar tablet? Can you repair a smart phone? If the answer is "no" to both these questions, then I doubt that you'll be able to repair a smart watch!
     
    Take a look at this:
     
    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Apple+Watch+X-ray+Teardown/41323
     
    I'm sure there will ultimately be forums for this kind of thing, but I don't think Mark set up this forum with it in mind.
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    WillFly got a reaction from TimFitz in Back to work   
    Lovely watches - I treasure my Bunn Special. Nice pic too - post one of the re-assembled piece when ready? 
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    WillFly got a reaction from Johnnie in Rolex Daytona   
    I just had to have it - if only to complement the high quality of this forum... 
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    WillFly got a reaction from PJA in Will Swatch Group Monopoly survive?   
    An interesting and complex read - which is why it has taken me so long to respond!
    The whole Swatch thing is about greed, self-interest and protectionism. Ultimately it will screw itself into the ground while Japanese and Chinese manufacturers will continue to be successful.
    Just my two-pennorth...
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    WillFly got a reaction from Geo in Will Swatch Group Monopoly survive?   
    An interesting and complex read - which is why it has taken me so long to respond!
    The whole Swatch thing is about greed, self-interest and protectionism. Ultimately it will screw itself into the ground while Japanese and Chinese manufacturers will continue to be successful.
    Just my two-pennorth...
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    WillFly got a reaction from OCSfan in Hello from (not so) sunny Hastings   
    Welcome - I also know Hastings well - living just across the border in West Sussex.
    Good to see you here.
    Will
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    WillFly got a reaction from PJA in Watch of Today   
    I'm in a nostalgic mood today...
     

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    WillFly got a reaction from Watchtime in How much?   
    Perhaps the comma is in the wrong place...
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    WillFly got a reaction from Ishima in How much?   
    Perhaps the comma is in the wrong place...
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    WillFly got a reaction from measuretwice in How long is edit window open?   
    Being a Mod, there's no time limit for me on editing any posts on the Forum, but - as I recall - it's only about 2-3 minutes before the edit facility closes.
    There's a reason for the time limit on this sort of forum software - which is to prevent statements being altered. On other, more argumentative forums, this can be crucial. Luckily, we're not that kind of forum and, if we were, I and the other Mods would be wielding big sticks. This is a friendly and supportive site, for which I'm sure we're all grateful! However, the principle of letting original posts stand is a good one.
    If there's something which you obviously need to amend with hindsight, contact one of the Mods and we'll check and change it for you - at no extra cost!
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    WillFly got a reaction from PJA in Watch of Today   
    All this watch of the day stuff got me going back over my collection to choose one for the next day or three. So, dear members, may I present... the Gruen 370 Precision Curvex!
     


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    WillFly got a reaction from PJA in Watch of Today   
    Hi mk - welcome to the forum - a picture of the watch in question is always acceptable. :-)
     
    Cheers,
     
    Will
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    WillFly got a reaction from dadistic in Watch of Today   
    I'm in a nostalgic mood today...
     

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    WillFly got a reaction from anilv in Watch of Today   
    I'm in a nostalgic mood today...
     

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    WillFly got a reaction from clockboy in Watch of Today   
    I'm in a nostalgic mood today...
     

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    WillFly got a reaction from ro63rto in Watch of Today   
    I'm in a nostalgic mood today...
     

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    WillFly got a reaction from Marc in How long is edit window open?   
    Being a Mod, there's no time limit for me on editing any posts on the Forum, but - as I recall - it's only about 2-3 minutes before the edit facility closes.
    There's a reason for the time limit on this sort of forum software - which is to prevent statements being altered. On other, more argumentative forums, this can be crucial. Luckily, we're not that kind of forum and, if we were, I and the other Mods would be wielding big sticks. This is a friendly and supportive site, for which I'm sure we're all grateful! However, the principle of letting original posts stand is a good one.
    If there's something which you obviously need to amend with hindsight, contact one of the Mods and we'll check and change it for you - at no extra cost!
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    WillFly got a reaction from ro63rto in How long is edit window open?   
    Being a Mod, there's no time limit for me on editing any posts on the Forum, but - as I recall - it's only about 2-3 minutes before the edit facility closes.
    There's a reason for the time limit on this sort of forum software - which is to prevent statements being altered. On other, more argumentative forums, this can be crucial. Luckily, we're not that kind of forum and, if we were, I and the other Mods would be wielding big sticks. This is a friendly and supportive site, for which I'm sure we're all grateful! However, the principle of letting original posts stand is a good one.
    If there's something which you obviously need to amend with hindsight, contact one of the Mods and we'll check and change it for you - at no extra cost!
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    WillFly got a reaction from clockboy in A strap and a half...   
    Here's a pic from Amazon - not quite like mine but very similar. Just add packing & postage costs...
    (It's my birthday present, by the way). Same as the post above but in black.
     

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    WillFly got a reaction from Ishima in A strap and a half...   
    The leather strap on my Hamilton X-Wind chronometer is giving up the ghost and starting to crack around the catch holes - they're double holes for a two-toothed buckle - so I've bought myself a new one. The watch, even second-hand, was quite expensive, so I decided to buy the right strap, with the Hamilton name on the buckle. They're also not easy to come by - certainly not in the UK - and suppliers are usually in Germany, Italy or Spain. Oddly enough, not Switzerland.
    So I got mine from Spain. Cost? £120 plus p&p. I think I'll have it framed...
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    WillFly got a reaction from Johnnie in This Year I Bought...   
    Good grief, did I really buy all these...?
     
    Cyma "Cymaflex" R454, Marvin 520, Majex Vitaflex (Pierce 105), Pierce 103, Ascalon, Bernex, Unitas 173 (3), Enicar 1292 movement, Longines 19.4, Ralco AS 1187, Benson Audemars, Baume, George Stockwell, Hamilton Langdon, Cortébert 677, Mido Commander, Thomas Russell, Hefik ETA 1100, Majex (AR 1292), Longines 280, Puerta, Lord Elgin Clubman, Actua Geneve ETA 1100, Oris (2), City Bravur ETA 1100, Girard-Perregaux, Roamer Popular, Bucherer, Hamilton 987S, Oris Calendar Pointer, Dugena chronograph, Gradus, Omega 601 ,Ertus, Zim, Hamilton 23, Seagull 6497 movement & parts, Seiko 5 (2), Sturmanskie 3133, Caravelle, Citizen Eco Drive chrono...
     
    ... and a partridge in a pear tree...
     
    Sigh! Yes I did.
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    WillFly got a reaction from Johnnie in Guda - An Unfamiliar Face - But A Nice Peseux 330 Movement - 1960S   
    I'm not familiar with the Guda watch label - registered in Switzerland in 1958 - but the Peseux 330 movement in it is quite nice and was used in, among other makes, Ulysse Mardin. Spotted on the Bay this evening and snapped up - I was the only bidder. A nice, classic face and in good nick.
     


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    WillFly got a reaction from Johnnie in It finally happened   
    Welcome to the Club! Did you try the vacuum approach? - vacuum the carpet then go through the dust bag?
    Magnet approach? - trail a magnet on a string over the area?
    Or did you fall on your knees, cursing creation? - that sometimes helps!
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    WillFly got a reaction from noirrac1j in Watch of Today   
    Hi mk - welcome to the forum - a picture of the watch in question is always acceptable. :-)
     
    Cheers,
     
    Will
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