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TAG Heuer: My late father's from 1960's now in the "safe" hands of my brother. I may have to kill him!!

I introduced my brother to the Heuer ex-employee watch repairer for an amazing restoration and then I supplied him with the new strap. Gold-plated case. Such is brotherly "love". Clive
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Horological Meandering: Inscribed watchcase and my brief story

I buy "used" watches at auction very happily and have a number I cherish. A few years ago I bought the WG Movado 1940 shown below (again), which came from the collection of the estate of a dead Dutch Baron. The deal was post-auction where it had failed to reach its reserve. I think it would benefit
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Rolex: Not sure about the pettiness of these thieves. They have been very successful in the haul so far.

Their methods are akin to serious muggings and hold-ups. The attacks are well planned with getaway cars in attendance. The stolen watches are seldom recovered. They likely fund other more serious crimes. This was not a frivolous posting.
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: A Hitler's watch for sale

Reported in UK newspaper is an alleged gift of a JLC Reverso to AH in about 1933 as a presentation piece and now on sale at auction. It is claimed to have been looted by a French soldier from the mountain hideout 4 May1945 and sold on to his cousin. Now being offered by the cousin's granddaughter. E
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Rolex: One woman would bear hug the victim

while another would grab the victim's arm. Or approach the victim with a clipboard in a "survey". No honeytraps. Clive
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Rolex: The face of a UK Rolex robber

In the Daily Mail UK is the face of one of the gang of robbers caught and convicted of ripping Rolex watches from the arms of men in the south UK by multiple distraction robberies at golf clubs and hotels etc. Her name is Stefania Tinica. Her accomplices are still at large, so watch out! Clive
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Richard Mille: World's thinnest watch by Richard Mille

In the news today at Daily Mail UK is a new watch as below. 1.75mm thick, hand-wound but needs a star-ended tool to wind and set the time. PR 48 hours. Titanium alloy. I cannot see a crystal, so wonder about protection and WR! LE of 150, price £1.6mn!
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