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WristScan: Oyster caught!

My most recent acquisition Tudor ref 7934 with some papers arrived last month after a very brief handling by a retailer I have used before. Rolex fully serviced it two years ago and the previous owner had paid 160% cost of what I later paid the retailer! I adjusted the regulator a very tiny amount a
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By: chippyfly
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Officine Panerai: Your wife is right, as she is probably always so!

Sorry but the skinny strap is out of kilter with the warmth and bulk of the watch. It also fails to fill the lugs. A bulkier dark brown leather or rubber strap should better complement your Panerai. HAGWE! Clive
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By: chippyfly
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Omega: Returned parts

Missed your post of 14tht! No parts were returned. They were only the main-spring and the cannon pinion, neither of which consumer parts were of value to the original watch in my view. The main-spring had shown weakness and the cannon pinion was worn allowing the minute hand to slip, so I took the o
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By: chippyfly
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Rolex: Tudor 7934 movement

I said earlier that when I receive the Rolex case die, I would photograph the movement of my recent addition. So here it is: 64 years old and there are plenty of jewellers' marks inside the case back as evidence of long term care. I am still none the wiser about the calibre of the movement, which ap
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By: chippyfly
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TimeOut: Isle of Wight

I was brought up in the Isle of Wight, went to school in Ryde and my young brother is still in business in nearby Wootton Bridge. Often visit and stay at lovely hotel in Ventnor, which used to serve afternoon tea to Queen Victoria. I remember in my youth when the hovercraft was invented and develope
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By: chippyfly
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Horological Meandering: Strap cleaning

I use saddle soap with a small sponge to clean the leather, just like you do with saddlery in miniature. When dry, I apply some leather balm/cream and buff gently. My straps last a long time and the same treatment is applied to old used watch straps if I wish to keep them for the authenticity of a v
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By: chippyfly
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TimeOut: Aargh! . . .

Blenheim Palace and adjacent Woodstock and Oxford are the UK locations situated furthest from the sea surrounding the UK. I have an ancestor brought up in Woodstock 1790's who was a lieutenant in Nelson's Navy (I have his battered dress sword passed down the family) and he was seriously wounded in t
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By: chippyfly
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