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Cartier: Manufacturers' signed pin-buckles

Generic pin buckles come in packets of five from a wholesale supplier and are as cheap as chips. Generic straps nearly always come already fitted with a cheap buckle and sometimes with a spare second buckle in a contrasting colour so there is a choice of silver or gold at the point of sale. As many
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By: chippyfly
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Cartier: Worth more in keeping

You say it is working. First I would check how long the battery had been in place. If more than 3 to 4 years, I would replace immediately. Watch out for the polarity because some of the Cartier quartz movements had positive side down (facing the dial) and the battery held in place under a bridging c
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By: chippyfly
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Rolex: Just how it should look.

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By: chippyfly
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Horological Meandering: My two with "later" crowns

I now have little need for a chronograph but these two with the El Primero cal 40.0 and 400 movements are history for saving Zenith's finances and are a pleasure to wear. I also have sharkskin straps with Ebel deployant clasps to ring the changes when I tire of the metal bracelets. I think they are
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By: chippyfly
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Horological Meandering: Here I go for hates:

Date wheel colour that does not match the dial: such a basic design error. "Automatic" on the dial and all other unnecessary words. There is always the case back for words if the wearer forgets! Screw down-crown where WR less than 5 bar. Screw-down crown on manual wind watches where WR less than 6 b
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By: chippyfly
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Girard Perregaux: Remove and check the lug bar. It may be binding or very slightly bent.

Or the adjacent link's clearance has reduced (play in the pin?).
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By: chippyfly
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TimeOut: Good.

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By: chippyfly
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Horological Meandering: Her Majesty today at Royal Windsor Horse Show wearing . . .

. . . her different watch from ones seen earlier with a smile. Picture "borrowed" from UK newspaper. Experts here please identify? HAGWE! Clive
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By: chippyfly
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