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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:37 pm 
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It can’t be the oldest though, mine was built 13th May 63 and it’s a Morris! 42nd built!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:39 pm 
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I see its suffering from upside down door card syndrome ... Rich, where are you ?! :lol: :lol:

Is that a real Rolex in the photos ?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:45 pm 
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coopertim wrote:
It can’t be the oldest though, mine was built 13th May 63 and it’s a Morris! 42nd built!

Tim


My Morris was built on the 15th of May 63


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:15 pm 
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Andrew1967 wrote:
Is that a real Rolex in the photos ?


It's a Tudor, a Rolex sub-brand that tend to use off-the-shelf ETA movements rather than Rolex's own. Bit like having an A-plus block in an S.

It's actually a really nice watch, unless you go round telling everyone it's a Rolex... ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:51 am 
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Not quite relative to Uncle bob and his Tudor but close..... In the watch repair business we used to have a saying that if you're just simply filthy rich and flash, then get a Rolex. If you are rich and have style, then get an Omega. But if you are rich, have style want reliability and work for a living, then get a Longines


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:02 pm 
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Or get a £3 market special & chuck it when the battery runs out in 3 or 4 years.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:50 pm 
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Or get a £3 market special & chuck it when the battery runs out in 3 or 4 years.

Casio F-91W for the win... I had one on my wrist when fitting a mini engine/box. It dropped off the hoist while I was connecting the speedo and fell about 8” trapping my wrist between subframe and ‘box. The watch took the full force - screen cracked but it saved me from injury :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:21 pm 
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3 QUID Mark......... !!!!!, you can get TWO for that price at the local Blue Star garage here!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:34 pm 
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Peter Laidler wrote:
Not quite relative to Uncle bob and his Tudor but close..... In the watch repair business we used to have a saying that if you're just simply filthy rich and flash, then get a Rolex. If you are rich and have style, then get an Omega. But if you are rich, have style want reliability and work for a living, then get a Longines


Any chance you can replace a main spring in a 1915 trench watch for me..... :lol:

Al


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:21 pm 
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Peter Laidler wrote:
Not quite relative to Uncle bob and his Tudor but close..... In the watch repair business we used to have a saying that if you're just simply filthy rich and flash, then get a Rolex. If you are rich and have style, then get an Omega. But if you are rich, have style want reliability and work for a living, then get a Longines
….I bought my first Rolex from Watches of Switzerland in New Bond st W1 with my hard earned building soc savings in 1969 for the princely sum of 49 pounds 10 shillings...!!!....the Sales Manager was a dear freind of my then boss !!..I kept that watch till 1987 and got 350 for it in a trade in !!!...no Omega or Longines of the type from that era would return me such a profit....?! though granted if you wanted to buy a quality watch with the exception of Patek Phillipe a good choice was and still is a Rolex,Omega or Longines….as it happens my third and probably final Rolex is on my wrist now..purchased through a Chichester dealers in 1999 ..still keeps perfect time tho a full main dealer service thru Spiers in Truro is now 500 quid !!!!….. ..ill never be rich tho ..lol..foxy52


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