• New Pocket Watch Trouble (with photo)?

    So I recently bought a used pocket watch from a charity (good cause) as I was interested in buying one anyway. On the maker's website they sell it for ~ £170 but I snatched it on an eBay auction for £25. The brand is PRIM and it is a hunter style watch which is mechanical. The problems I have are as follows : The second hand is too fast (needs... show more
    So I recently bought a used pocket watch from a charity (good cause) as I was interested in buying one anyway. On the maker's website they sell it for ~ £170 but I snatched it on an eBay auction for £25. The brand is PRIM and it is a hunter style watch which is mechanical. The problems I have are as follows : The second hand is too fast (needs to be regulated), the hour hand is not in alignment with the minute hand (hour hand seems 1-4 minutes fast at different times, I have no idea of how to open the dust cover although I believe someone has opened it before as when I shined UV light through the watch I saw some dust particles in the watch (it's a skeletal) - I'd like to clean and unwind the watch and adjust the regulator which requires the dust cover to be removed. I am planning to go see my local watchmaker and jeweler to assess it but I was wondering if it is worth getting it fixed (assuming it's worth I think I should as it feels nice and heavy/robust in the hand). The photo shows the back case's dust cover. It is Czech made, not chinese. The company is reputable. Mount Royal also sells a similar watch here https://www.greenwichpocketwatch.co.uk/m...
    2 answers · Other - Electronics · 9 months ago
  • Which gives you a more valuable lesson?

    1. Learning from your own mistakes. 2. Learning from other peoples' mistakes. Today---11/5/2016, watching the bio of John D. Rockefeller in the 1800s. Interesting how he saw the oil industry of his time and used his own ideas to make improvements.
    1. Learning from your own mistakes. 2. Learning from other peoples' mistakes. Today---11/5/2016, watching the bio of John D. Rockefeller in the 1800s. Interesting how he saw the oil industry of his time and used his own ideas to make improvements.
    3 answers · Psychology · 1 year ago
  • Oh no - the Toyota transfer case guy has me blocked and so I cannot answer him. help?

    Is this better for me as just go on asking the same questions over and over like he has done before on similar things?
    Is this better for me as just go on asking the same questions over and over like he has done before on similar things?
    3 answers · Toyota · 1 year ago
  • OK, so I also just got a job offer working as a unit clerk from 10a-6p every other Friday and Saturday at a health care facility...?

    The manager at Walmart who interviewed me last week assured me that this will be no problem and implied that we could work around that (I asked for 15-25 hrs a week). I still hope this does not end up being a conflict of interest...
    The manager at Walmart who interviewed me last week assured me that this will be no problem and implied that we could work around that (I asked for 15-25 hrs a week). I still hope this does not end up being a conflict of interest...
    1 answer · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 year ago
  • Why do people ask questions?

    and then when they don't like the answer they get, delete their question and ask it again, blocking the people whose answer they didn't like? Do they really think the people who post in this section are really that stupid not to notice? Is the truth what they want, or just affirmation that they are right (when they are likely wrong)? Why... show more
    and then when they don't like the answer they get, delete their question and ask it again, blocking the people whose answer they didn't like? Do they really think the people who post in this section are really that stupid not to notice? Is the truth what they want, or just affirmation that they are right (when they are likely wrong)? Why bother to post the question at all if they really don't want a real answer?
    10 answers · People with Disabilities · 2 years ago
  • In Ealing can I claim housing benefit if my contract is with the tenant, not the landlord, would the council know?

    Could you say how well you know London if answering
    Could you say how well you know London if answering
    4 answers · London · 2 years ago
  • How often is to frequently or to many times to check in about a job?

    Interview went well. HR director said the lady I interviewed with liked me. HR director told me they called me before listing the job on the open market & also told me their hiring process is really slow. It has now been about 3 weeks the interview was 6/30. They called me once about a week & 1/2 ago. That's when HR told me the... show more
    Interview went well. HR director said the lady I interviewed with liked me. HR director told me they called me before listing the job on the open market & also told me their hiring process is really slow. It has now been about 3 weeks the interview was 6/30. They called me once about a week & 1/2 ago. That's when HR told me the interview went well. Getting anxious waiting. Feel like I'm in limbo. Getting a bit annoyed. How much and/or how often should I check in without pestering them? Or should I keep checking in at all? They ended up calling for a 2nd interview last week. 1st thing she said was that her & HR both really liked me. No official job offer yet but looking good!
    1 answer · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 years ago
  • Is this a sign that this guy is controlling?

    A guy I've been seeing for over four months asked "should you be eating that" on more than one occasion. I can almost see if it was coming from a place where he is worried about my well being. But I am very healthy and don't understand why he would just go there. It was just frozen yogurt! He wasn't joking either and it pretty... show more
    A guy I've been seeing for over four months asked "should you be eating that" on more than one occasion. I can almost see if it was coming from a place where he is worried about my well being. But I am very healthy and don't understand why he would just go there. It was just frozen yogurt! He wasn't joking either and it pretty much hurt my feelings.
    13 answers · Singles & Dating · 2 years ago
  • When is a background check usually run during the hiring process?

    83 people applied for 10 open postions. I passed the aptitute test, then got an interview, then got a second interview. This is a promotional job for me in the office I have worked in for 10 years, and yesterday my boss (who was also in on the panel that interviewed me) asked me to show him/train him on some of my current job duties, saying in case... show more
    83 people applied for 10 open postions. I passed the aptitute test, then got an interview, then got a second interview. This is a promotional job for me in the office I have worked in for 10 years, and yesterday my boss (who was also in on the panel that interviewed me) asked me to show him/train him on some of my current job duties, saying in case I was ever gone (I have been gone before and he's never asked me this before hehe) . Then today I found out they are running 10 background checks and my name is on the list! (this checks for criminal stuff and I have nothing on my record). What do you think??
    5 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 3 years ago
  • My brother said I'm a horrible person and the worst person he knows :-(?

    I'm in a new relationship with a guy who was one of my brothers best mates? I'm 28 and I thought everything was fine until my bf told me my brother as been saying we won't last long he will end up killing me soon because I'm horrid etc, so I asked my brother about this as I was very shocked and he said I'm the worst person he... show more
    I'm in a new relationship with a guy who was one of my brothers best mates? I'm 28 and I thought everything was fine until my bf told me my brother as been saying we won't last long he will end up killing me soon because I'm horrid etc, so I asked my brother about this as I was very shocked and he said I'm the worst person he knows and I'm horrible to everyone ermmm but I ain't !!!!we usually get on well n go places together have the same friends etc, I spent all day crying my eyes out and still can't get it out my head as I look up to my brother and thought he would always have my back?I don't know why he saying this and he's been saying it I front of our friends I feel embarrassed. now to see anyone because every one looks up to my brother and love him now he's turned on me for no reason. iv never done anything to him or anybody I would say I'm nice and would help anyone if I could, and I'm always laughing and having fun, I don't know what to do
    6 answers · Family · 4 years ago
  • I am an 18 year old girl. Till 10years, I used to have VERY thick hair?

    But after that I've started to grow my hair and I couldn't take care of it as i was so young(and foolish to disobey my mom who told that I can let it grow after 13) and my hair was unmanagebly thick. Nevertheless,now what is left in my scalp is a thin mass like a mouse's tail.Dandruff,lice,hairfall....i feel likr e crying when i see my... show more
    But after that I've started to grow my hair and I couldn't take care of it as i was so young(and foolish to disobey my mom who told that I can let it grow after 13) and my hair was unmanagebly thick. Nevertheless,now what is left in my scalp is a thin mass like a mouse's tail.Dandruff,lice,hairfall....i feel likr e crying when i see my damaged thin hair.Can anyone suggest SOMETHING to restore my hair to its past glory?
    1 answer · Hair · 4 years ago
  • How can I drive my car in a more fuel-efficient way?

    Fortunately, I'll soon be returning to my lovely college campus where bikes are our primary mode of transportation, but until then I'll be in my sprawling hometown grimacing at the dwindling fuel gauge numbers because it's currently over $4.50 a gallon at many stations here. It had been as high as $4.99 in recent weeks!!! I do drive a... show more
    Fortunately, I'll soon be returning to my lovely college campus where bikes are our primary mode of transportation, but until then I'll be in my sprawling hometown grimacing at the dwindling fuel gauge numbers because it's currently over $4.50 a gallon at many stations here. It had been as high as $4.99 in recent weeks!!! I do drive a relatively fuel-efficient car, but I don't think I'm driving it in the most fuel-efficient way. I've had my license for a couple of years now, but still am in need of improvement. I'd be grateful for suggestions anyone may have for maximizing fuel efficiency.
    10 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 5 years ago
  • Laptop help??

    I have a never been used latitude d610 that i got..everything seems to be fine but i have one issue. the laptop only works when i have the charger plugged in. It wont start unless its plugged in. Do i have to buy a new battery or is there a way i can fix this problem? the battery is like 135$ sooo if there is a cheaper way to fix this that would be... show more
    I have a never been used latitude d610 that i got..everything seems to be fine but i have one issue. the laptop only works when i have the charger plugged in. It wont start unless its plugged in. Do i have to buy a new battery or is there a way i can fix this problem? the battery is like 135$ sooo if there is a cheaper way to fix this that would be great! also i want to download vista on my laptop. is that ok? or will it slow down my computer too much? Thanx so much!
    1 answer · Laptops & Notebooks · 10 years ago
  • My laptop had a Trojan virus. So i reinstall the operating system and now its freezes when it's starting?

    I tried reinstaling the operating system cd again thats sucesfull . When i tried to install the application and recovery driver disk it would freze up.I was able to get it to load in safe mode. Now the computer frezes as i try and start it. It frezes in the microsoft windows xp screen when its loading.
    I tried reinstaling the operating system cd again thats sucesfull . When i tried to install the application and recovery driver disk it would freze up.I was able to get it to load in safe mode. Now the computer frezes as i try and start it. It frezes in the microsoft windows xp screen when its loading.
    4 answers · Software · 10 years ago
  • My tv 'hisses' whilst in use?

    the picture is fine, it is not my ariel, it does it while watching dvds too, it goes onn and off occasionaly
    the picture is fine, it is not my ariel, it does it while watching dvds too, it goes onn and off occasionaly
    4 answers · TVs · 1 decade ago