Recent content by Gooner

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    Just bought a Grancabrio

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    Just bought a Grancabrio

    I like that the trailer is limited to 200kph.
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    Just bought a Grancabrio

    Lovely car, and starting to appeal more as my Spyder approaches 20 years old. As for needing more luggage space, this Lambo cabrio owner I spotted in Italy seems to have found the answer.
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    The watch thread.

    That’s really nice. I like the way you can regulate the timekeeping from the front without opening the caseback. Does it keep good time? I have a few pocket watches, nothing as special as that. This one is a GSTP issued to British soldiers in WW2. Loads around for a few quid; I had this one...
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    The watch thread.

    Which one :) I’m guessing the white dialled one, unless Rolex make a day date Daytona. Very nice collection.
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    The watch thread.

    I love that 1930’s Longines. Can’t beat Breguet numerals.
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    The watch thread.

    Thanks. A special occasion present from my better half - she has good taste (in watches if not husbands). I’ve snorkelled and swam in it. Not off the sub though :).
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    The watch thread.

    I’ll chuck in Hamilton in the sub-£1000 category. Great heritage and some very nicely made modern watches.
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    The watch thread.

    I thought the Daylight was wrong, but it’s a nice collection.
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    The watch thread.

    Some good choices there. I’d add Sinn, Fortis and Oris, and some of the microbrands like Timefactors. If you are happy to go vintage the world is your oyster. Nothing wrong with fashion brands like Boss etc. but if a quartz movement it will essentially be a £5-£10 movement (but still more...
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    gauge cluster not illuminating when headlight are on

    I had exactly the same problem in the last few days (2002 Spyder). I don’t know how I fixed it. I gently turned the dimmer backwards and forwards, with no joy (still dark). I left it turned fully anticlockwise, ie bright, turned the car off and went to bed. Next day when I turned the car on it...
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    The watch thread.

    Nice Geo, got a bit of a Pogue feel to it.
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    The watch thread.

    Haha, sorry C :) By way of compensation here is another Helvetia Flieger with one of it’s civilian siblings. The first one was probably used by a Luftwaffe pilot; this one was more likely used by a Czech.
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    The watch thread.

    Some very nice watches on this thread, of all prices and tastes. I have a a bit of a collection, mainly vintage. Here are a few: Fortis Stratoliner from the early ‘90s with a Lemania 5100 movement. Helvetia Pilots watch from 1939. Quite a chunky thing with rotating bezel. Another 1930s...
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    Spyder starting problem - 10v from a fresh battery

    A belated update - turned to be a fault in my new ‘spare’ battery. Had no problems since switching back to the 3 year old one. Now I just need to replace it under warranty. Thanks again for the help.