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sell your Breitling Ray!

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im a bit of a sucker for a nice watch. Got a couple lay around... Got 2 TW Steel's. A TW78, and a TW673 F1 edition. Id like to treat myself to another TW steel but currently have better things to waste my money on.

Got a handful of casio's too... black digital original (amazon £7 bargain), original again but in green and the same one in blue, original again but the silver one. i also got a nice G-shock for christmas.

Got a couple of fakes too but i never wear them. Have an amazing u-boat copy and a hublot big bang (not such a great copy)

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sell your Breitling Ray!

Do you know something I don't?

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you know...!

wheres the friends request? :D

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Been said already but i'd defo say get it repaired. Sentimental things are always more valuable i'd say.

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Not a fan of the Breitling styling. Only watch on their site grabbing my attention is the Superocean Heritage.

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im not a fan of big, in your face watches... ironically i have TW steels... but they are classy. Not too much going on but at the same time look really nice.

The problem with the Breitling design/type of watch is that they all look fake. regardless of if its cost you 10k... they look tacky and blingy.

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I chose a smaller g-shock because of my little wrists. Some of them are massive. You should definitely buy one though. They are the new cool kids watch (after Seamasters). Mines a G-100, something like 42mm I think. Only cheap, too. Have seen them as low as £35.

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This is my G shock

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AAAAAAAaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrgggghhhhhh...

...that hurts.

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no it doesnt... you secretly love it... you want it... :D

you might appreciate my other watches more to be fair raymondo...

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Hmmm, no. Sorry. I like more subtle.

My PRS200 is the fanciest watch I have...

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Tissot PRS200 [02 Jan 12] by Ray Crabb, on Flickr

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Seiko [sKX007J6] Diver on Zulu strap by Ray Crabb, on Flickr

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Seiko Flightmaster by Ray Crabb, on Flickr


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Not mine but a Seiko 2nd Gen Pilot.
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Again not mine, but a Tissot Seastar 1000

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Actually now I see the pic's I take back that subtle comment.

I'll add pictures of my 4205 when I get her back.

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yeah the TW's are nice... a bit big for some people but i like them.

the F1 edition is 48mm and the other is 45mm.

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Seeing all these watches makes me want to get another....even though I go no where near water, I fancy another diver watch.

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Balance wheel replacement isn't complicated Ray, do it yourself. Need a watch back opener a small screw driver and either a second hand sold for spares like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEIKO-SCUBA-DIVERS-WATCH-4205-0153-SPARES-REPAIR-/200874281558?pt=UK_Jewellery_Watches_Pocket_Watches_Accessories_ET&hash=item2ec50a4a56&ssPageName=RSS:B:SHOP:GB:101#ht_2092wt_1035 or order a new balance wheel. If you want it to be waterproof you need to buy a new seals kit too with that version but you should be able to buy all the bits and fit them in 30min for £60 tops.

Ebay somewhere like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_from=&_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ssn=thewatchcollector&_pgn=2&_skc=50&rt=nc for spare parts, just two screws to take off the bridge and balance wheel once you have the back off.

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Ray is an idiot, he'll never get it back together again.

:P

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Ray is an idiot, he'll never get it back together again.

:P

sure there are instructions online too, movement on that one is fairly simple and almost the same as this one. Just take one off with the bridge and wheel attached and replace it with another one from a second hand watch or new spare part.

http://www.clockmaker.com.au/diy_seiko_7s26/chapter9.html

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Long time no reply.

Well I got her back all nice and shiney and OE.

That's an intersting forum I may buy an old "cheap" Seiko and strip it down.

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"Pulling the cock directly vertically during assembly will result in deformation of the hair spring" - made me laugh

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It was sore as I got TSO to do that bit whilst I held the case steady.

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Well here it is. I've had it back for a while now and I'm glad I saved her as she's really nice to wear.

Even though smaller in dia. to my SKX007 she feels chunkier as her case is the same depth.

So here she is with her big brother in the background...

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Seiko 4205 mid size 150m diver by Ray Crabb, on Flickr

Just need to look after her now.

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Both are beautiful Ray :)

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You can only see one. So how do you know they are both beautiful?

You been stalking me again?

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From what I can see if them, Jeez dad take a compliment.

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