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  1. Speake Marin Seafire their first Chronograph

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    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


    The Speake-Marin Spirit Seafire is available in a 42mm grade 5 titanium case.


    Features and indications
    • Central hours and minutes
    • Chronograph: Elapsed central seconds; elapsed minutes; elapsed hours
    • Date window at 3 o’clock
    • Highly legible, three-dimensional dial
    • ‘Topping tool’ seconds wheel flush with dial
    • 42mm titanium Piccadilly case
    • Spirit motto “Fight, Love & Persevere”
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    Updated 05-03-2014 at 12:17 by ATG

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  2. Tip: How to Changing a Heuer buckle.

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    How to Changing a Vintage Heuer buckle.

    This post was on my old forum originally and received 804views.

    Many people have asked me can they replace their old strap on their Heuer but keep the buckle?

    Here is a picture guide to changing the buckle.

    Hope this helps?

    Alistair

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    Updated 05-03-2014 at 12:17 by ATG

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  3. Ken Kessler selects the Speake-Marin Spirit MkII DLC in his personal top 5 of 2013

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    I have met Ken Kessler a few times and he is a friend of ATG …. his Biog is at the foot of this post….

    Writing about the ‘best watches of the year’ is an inherently vexing matter, for a number of reasons. Not least is the timing itself: one has to wait until the year has ended in order to include with any fairness all the watches that appeared in the previous 12 months,
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    Updated 05-03-2014 at 12:16 by ATG

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  4. Hamilton Yorktowne for Christmas

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    I am a bit of a sucker for these Hamilton watches… the Traveller is a favourite but Hamilton made so many pretty and classy watches in the past that I just have a liking for them all…… for me I am not sure I can even wear one as it is a tad small but it is a very nice think to own in my opinion…. this one from the 40's comes in a period Hamilton box…. which seems to suit and makes a great package…. here are some boxing day pics…. its a lovely thing don't you think? ….. regards Alistair
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    Updated 05-03-2014 at 12:16 by ATG

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  5. Innovative early quartz brought back from the dead By Agent Orange

    A while back I bought an early, non running, Girard Perragaux Quartz as a project. It seemed to want to go (always a good sign) but just stopped after a few seconds.

    My intention was to strip, clean and service the watch, hopefully learning more about quartz technology along the way. However I had quite a few other watch projects on the go at the time, so my watchmaker very kindly volunteered to see if he could get it going. We were both hoping that it might be a bit of crud in the ...

    Updated 05-03-2014 at 12:15 by ATG

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