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  1. Hi there everyone - a friend of mine (who lives in Australia) is in need of assistance ... His rep Panerai (from Josh) has stopped working and requires a service; can you please point me in the right direction of someone who can help him, down under(!). Cheers gents, all the best - Richard
  2. Automatico - thanks very much for your advice; good to know that my glide lock issue isn't in isolation; I think I might opt for a NATO instead. Cheers - Richard
  3. Of course I meant our 116610's ... Sorry
  4. Gents, any idea where I (& Paradoxus) can source a better quality bracelet for our16610's? All help gratefully received - many thanks in advance - Richard
  5. sam1977 - Thanks very much for your input & advice; Richard
  6. SSTEEL - Many thanks for your input and your practical advice. To unscrew a link screw slightly and use it to hold the bracelet inside the glide lock system makes good sense; I'll give that a go, and let you know how I get on. I'll also post a pic of the detached fold over (security) clasp so you can see what I mean. Probably tomorrow. Cheers. PARDOXUS - Terribly sorry to hear about your watch, perhaps a bit of cape cod (to sort out the scratches) and a new Noob bracelet (as PATerai) suggested might be the best solution for you? PATerai - Great suggestion ('get a Noob bracelet'), sorry if its a noob question (ha ha), but where can I source one from? Thanks everyone.
  7. I have a ceramic sub from Josh, and the bracelet has developed issues that I am unable to put right; the glide lock clasp isn’t working properly (its slipping) causing the watch to become loose, while I’m wearing it, and the ‘security clasp’ has become detached (I have the part, but I don’t have a spring bar with which to refit it). Can anyone recommend who I can get in touch with on this forum to fix my bracelet, or, does anyone have a functioning bracelet for a 116610 that they can sell me? Looking forward to hearing from you.
  8. Dear friends, in the spirit of sharing, I thought I’d let everyone know of a fantastic experience that I’ve had recently with www.watchworx.co.uk a UK based supplier of decent quality straps, bracelets and accessories at really competitive prices. It all started when I decided to stick a leather strap on my Omega (for a bit of fun and to breathe a bit of new life into an old timer!). I started looking around (at Hirsch etc) and after much deliberation I then came across www.watchworx.co.uk. Out of curiosity as much as anything else, I stuck in an order for http://tinyurl.com/8fd4xkd (in blue) and three days (and just £14.00 GBP) later it arrived. I was literally blown away. In short, what would have cost me £50.00 (Hirsch) cost a fraction of the price, and the quality is comparable. I was so impressed, I place another order. This time I opted for a 22mm (again to reinvigorate an old beater). My second order was for http://tinyurl.com/9xz7yqc unfortunately, unlike the first time, a week went by and I hadn’t received my strap. So, I contacted the seller and explained the situation. Without fuss, the next day, a replacement was received by me (and the strap is just as good as the first I ordered). All in all, a great service, quality products and nice people to deal with. Highly recommended. Pics are of my watches with their new straps (on!) both from www.watchworx.co.uk Enjoy and stay well everyone. rclough
  9. Dear friends, I recently purchased an IWC Top Gun chrono (Asian 7750 movement) that developed a problem; I was looking for a watchmaker in the UK who could take a look; at this point I happened to come across the post by Tom Exton, offering the services of a recommended (anonymous) watchmaker in London; I duly sent off my watch & waited for Tom to confirm receipt. The next day, I got an email from Tom who said he had the watch and that he'd be in touch when 'his man' had had chance to establish the extent of the problem - all good. At this point (while waiting for the diagnosis) I started to do some reading (mainly on Repgeek) where Tom had come in for a total shoeing (a panning) from members, absolutely slating him; I started to get nervous; Tom had my watch; gulp! So, I relayed my concerns to Tom by email, and he was very courteous, he completely understood and offered to return the watch without charge, but he said that he'd prefer to continue the work with a view to proving his capabilities (and those of his wm) through good customer experience. I immediately felt better; I trusted him & gave him the nod to carry on with the work and I'm really glad I did; the watch is now back on my wrist, keeping perfect time and I'm delighted. Fast turn around, (3 weeks from sending to the watch being returned) excellent comms etc. So, my experience of Tom & the service he offers is a very positive one, one that I feel compelled to share with you all. Hes a nice guy who has given me a quality service. And here's a Wristie for Friday! Stay well. Rclough [email protected]
  10. Thanks Rymeister; Will hopefully post some photo's with new bezel soon - Cheers guys - rclough
  11. Offshore and LHOOQ, many thanks for the link to Watchco; like you say, a bit pricey ($299) but if that's what it takes, I guess I'll just have to get saving. Once again thank you for pointing me in the right direction. Cheers rclough
  12. Any ideas where I can get a shiny new bezel to complete this build?
  13. Dear friends, some time ago I posted the following thread for a project that I started on a 1970's Omega Seamaster Cosmic 2000 - 60m/ 200ft. http://www.rwg.cc/to...__fromsearch__1 The good news is my watchmaker has done a absolutely n fantastic job of bringing the piece back to life again (see pic); its had a full service; along with a new crystal & I'm sure you'll all agree its a big improvement on how it was. Unfortunately, the one thing that my wm couldn't lay his hands on was a new bezel. Whilst I accept that the gnarly old bezel adds some character to the piece, IMO it would be nice to have the choice of alternating between an old one and a new one. So, with this in mind, does anyone know where I can source a better condition bezel? Please PM me. In the meantime stay well. rclough
  14. Thanks for all your input. I have checked out The Zigmeister's posts (cheers Freddy333), and I feel much better informed. Will let you know how I get on with Tom Exton's watchmaker in due course. All the best - rclough
  15. Thank you fxrAndy for your comprehensive response; I've given the watch to Tom Exton who posted here recently. He has a watchmaker (London based) that he believes in, and it is him that is doing the work for me; so far so good; had great comms from Tom and am looking forward to getting the watch returned to me soon; will post a full summary when the work is done. In the meantime and once again, thanks for sharing your knowledge; have a great weekend everyone and long live RWG. Rclough
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