Mechanical watches

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Ayesha
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Re: Mechanical watches

Postby Ayesha » 31 Oct 2011, 2:24pm

I have a Hamilton Khaki King.

Made in Switzerland by Swatch with an ETA 2824-2, 25 jewel Auto movement.

Labelled Hamilton and shipped to the USA.

Shipped to UK and bought by me.

Daily rate face up 2.5 s/day.
Daily rate crown up 3.0 s/day.
Daily rate wearing 0.75 s/day.
Daily rate while I'm riding my bike -2.0 s/day.

Three years old and took nine months to 'settle in'.
Adjusted professionally by 'Brian the Watch' in Birmingham's Jewelery Quarter.

Advances usually about 1 second a day. More or less depending on how much bike riding and how long its layed on the bedroom dresser.

"Synchronise watches" before every sorte. Hack for 1 second each morning to 'Atomic signal' clock on kitchen wall.

"Chocks away!"

MarkF
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Joined: 4 Apr 2011, 10:20am

Re: Mechanical watches

Postby MarkF » 1 Nov 2011, 5:07pm

Don't know how people do without them really, I need a work watch, a dress watch, a business/bank manager meeting watch, a divers (ok swimming) watch, oh and something vintage is always nice too.

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ferrit worrier
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Joined: 27 Jun 2008, 7:58pm
Location: south Manchester

Re: Mechanical watches

Postby ferrit worrier » 3 Nov 2011, 5:17pm

I've just been looking at the BBC website and found this

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe- ... n-15430244

Malc
Percussive maintainance, if it don't fit, hit it with the hammer.

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quiksilver
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Joined: 13 Apr 2009, 9:38am
Location: Cornwall & London

Re: Mechanical watches

Postby quiksilver » 9 Nov 2011, 7:04pm

I havent bothered with watches since the advent of mobile phones.