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  1. Rudy73 Jan 11, 2023

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    Hello everyone !
    My name is Rudy, I've finally decided myself to join the forum after enjoying reading a lot of threads in the past few years.
    I am originally from France but I have been living and working in Munich for a year now. I am fascinating by anything mechanical since my youngest age. I am restoring old motorbikes, old cars (with a preference for old English ones):) and of course watches, clocks and anything that would keep the time !
    I studied mechanical engineering and production technics (milling, turning, welding, plating..) and added a watchmaking competence too.
    I am mainly enjoying doing watchmaking for myself during my free time and bringing back to life old things. I have a small watch collection with some old Breitling, Hamilton, Lip, Seiko, Omega etc..
    I look forward participating to this Forum and discussing with all of you !
    Cheers,
    Rudy.

    (A small picture of the bench for illustration :) watches will follow on separated threads !)
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  2. SC1 Jan 11, 2023

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    Welcome aboard Rudy... glad to see you here!
     
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  3. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Jan 11, 2023

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    Yea Rudy!

    Thanks for joining us.
     
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  4. calalum Jan 11, 2023

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    If you like eye candy you have one of the great vintage watch stores in Munich. Nice people who are happy to show and tell.
     
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  5. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jan 11, 2023

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    Welcome!

    My father was a mechanical engineer, PhD and my youngest niece is studying it now.

    I share your love for things mechanical, automobiles, watches, etc., learn by doing, not formally educated though.

    Lots of other car enthusiasts here on the form as well.
     
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  6. simonscoffin Jan 11, 2023

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    Greetings from Solln.
     
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  7. janice&fred Jan 11, 2023

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    Hiya Rudy and welcome. Nice colt service I see happening and post some more of your collection :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Jan 11, 2023

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    Welcome, Rudy! You've definitely found a place with many like-minded folk. Looking forward to seeing photos from your collection!
     
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  9. NGO1 Jan 11, 2023

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    Welcome Rudy.
    Nice shot. Your photo reminded me my Breitling is in desperate need for a service.
     
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  10. Rudy73 Jan 11, 2023

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    This is very true ! I A lot of super good vintage shops here ! To which one you are referring to exactly ? :)
    I can spend hours looking at the EDER's or WT's shop-windows.
     
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  11. Rudy73 Jan 11, 2023

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    Seems that we also sharing the JAG' love too then ! :) I am use to have 4.0L XJ6 when I was still in France. Thank you very much for your warm welcome !
    Cheers.
     
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  12. Rudy73 Jan 11, 2023

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    Thank you all for your kind messages !

    Stunning Montbrillant Datora that you have here NGO ! I guess this is this B21 dato' caliber who is beating inside, based on the 775x series. You should easily be able to find someone for the service :) Amazing movement to work on !
    Kind regards.
     
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  13. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Jan 11, 2023

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    Bonjour d’un dur à cuire du Canada!
     
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  14. janice&fred Jan 11, 2023

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    I used to have a 1988 XJ6 with the 4.0. That car was super reliable. It got to over 300k miles before it got smashed into by a truck. White with a black interior.
     
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  15. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Jan 11, 2023

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    Jeez Fred. Your car got smashed, I think I read one of your posts where you either got shot or stabbed. Spending time with you must be like being in a John Wick movie!
     
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  16. janice&fred Jan 11, 2023

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    Well truth be told I wasn't in the car. I sold it to a pal of mine and he drove it for a couple of years until he got into the accident with the truck. No injuries but the car was beyond repair. :D
     
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  17. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 11, 2023

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    Was it on a tow truck when it got hit buy a truck…….just asking :whistling:
     
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  18. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jan 11, 2023

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    Both of our JX8s (X350 and X358) went over 200k and my XJR is close to 150k. It helps to have a good mechanic, but they've really been quite reliable.
     
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  19. UWG Jan 12, 2023

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    Servus Rudy!
    Welcome to the forum and greetings from Hamburg.
     
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  20. perenowell Jan 13, 2023

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    Bienvenue à toi compatriote! :)
     
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