1. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jul 5, 2019

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    My wife has on old F1 model(bright yellow/rubber strap) model number seems to be 380.508, it’s highly possible this needs a new movement as I remember it stopped some years ago, it was fitted with a new battery but would not work and was dumped in a drawer, so, do I look for a new innards as per the number above or do I need the back off to look for a different number? Ta.
     
  2. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jul 5, 2019

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    I think it might use an ETA 251.262. Which should be available on Ebay quite cheaply. Don't quote me on that though.
     
  3. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jul 5, 2019

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    Actually it might be an ETA 955.412. Can you post a pic?
     
  4. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jul 6, 2019

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    I'll see if I can get the back off, Ta.
     
  5. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jul 6, 2019

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    No, have you got a pic of the outside of the watch? There was more than one yellow F1...
     
  6. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jul 6, 2019

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    Hi, here is the watch, needs a clean.:( image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Pitfitter446 Jul 10, 2019

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    588F1C7B-3BF5-42C3-A401-2E061F78DA88.jpeg image.jpg GManaged to get the back off, and stab my hand! but heyho, hope this picture helps, be nice to get the watch working again. Cheers.
    Jings, how did I manage to get the shot upside down.::facepalm1::
    Looks like 955.414?
     
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  8. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jul 13, 2019

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    Got one on order from eBay, £14 if memory serves, so approx £30 to fit by AD, New watch for say £45 since it’s sat In a drawer for 10 years or more forgotten.
    Might even go for a new bezel or strap.
     
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  9. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jul 15, 2019

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    Nicely done! It's good to keep these old F1's ticking. I feel they are underappreciated but I've always been a fan.
     
  10. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jul 16, 2019

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    Thanks, I might even give a wee try myself.
    Looking at your avatar, Nigel did a short bit during an article for Williams GP 50 years, looked strange without his tache’.
     
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  11. El Matarife

    El Matarife Jul 21, 2019

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  12. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Jul 21, 2019

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    Aha, I remember that one, never did see him in uniform when I’ve been on the Isle of Man, he was supposed to be a special constable on the island, imagine getting pinched for speeding by him.