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No WRUW today and I wanted to show of my latest new favorite watch (until the next one comes along-fickle am I). The SARB065 Cocktail Time. The deployment strap this comes on is weird and impossible for me to wear so after fitting a divers mesh in the interim I got me one of my favoured straps for it. A Darlena, cheap as chips at £8-99 but soooo supple and comfortable and in blue rubberised leather. Yes I am happy with the colour, unconventional but I like it.

Whilst in the garden at work I picked some red poppies that had self seeded in the vegetable garden, should brighten the place up, cost nothing too;-)

Anyway when I got home and collected the post and the 66 handwinder I 'won' on ebay had arrived. Anyone familiar with me know that 66's and 6602's are my thing, along with automatic chronographs, so I was excited. The seller said it was in good condition and for a change he was right on, nothing to do but clean and run through the ultrasonic, that I just did this evening. All the seals are good including the crown and the dial, indices and hands are as crisp as they come, remarkable for a 'proof cased april 1970 watch. When this was made I was in hospital with a burst appendix at the age of 7 years old.
My new 66-7100 as received fitted with a spare mesh strap.



I also removed a bezel for a member as I happened to have the right sized die then moved on to fitting the domed sapphire crystal with A/R coating to my 7548-TST. I was a little sceptical it would be a worthwhile upgrade but I must say it looks bloody fantastic. Get one from TheTigerUk:93:

Well that's me done for the day going to email a friend then I'm chillin.
 

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Love the simplicity of a 66, so good to learn on and a great pick and go watch. No
shaking needed!

I kind of like that mesh strap on the 66 its growing on me. Its sort of got a beads of rice feel from the era.

Thanks for the Bezel removal, its appreciated.
 

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Nice! Love the SARB065 and shocked as when I first saw you show that watch off I thought it was a 1960's watch! I just done a search and voila how wrong am I!

Thinking of selling all of my watches off and going 60's Seiko instead :)
 

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Nice! Love the SARB065 and shocked as when I first saw you show that watch off I thought it was a 1960's watch! I just done a search and voila how wrong am I!

Thinking of selling all of my watches off and going 60's Seiko instead :)

Don't do it Tone:biggrin:

Bagsy have first refusal of any 6138/9's you want to shift:93:
 

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That 7100 is a ripper. What diameter is it and that dial is just beautiful, a real classic.
Small but perfectly formed at 35.5mm overall case without crown.

Thanks for your comments Duncan, we are on the same page and your points are exactly why I had to have it. Not exactly GS quality but who could pass it over at £27?
 

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Pure class as always Mike.

You seem to be growing into the Forum's Zen master on left field, but perfect, strap choices.

That blue Darlena is joyous/

Loving the poppies as well.

Many Thanks for sharing

Kind Regards

Graham
 
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