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Woodruffs of Winchester  - Bath and Body company in Winchester

The Shop

The shop sells an eclectic mix of bath and body products for men and women with leading brands such as Molton Brown, Crabtree & Evelyn, Noble Isle, Cowshed and Jack Black.
Home accessories are lead by Ritzenhoff whose drinking glasses are the most zany and diverse you have seen. There are also room fragrances centered around Dr Vranjes from Italy and Geodesis from France.

Things you have said

 
I just wanted to let you know that this is the first time I've ordered product from you. It was the most customer friendly and efficient delivery service I have experienced in a long time. Thank you. 
Lachlan Bolt, Halifax 
I feel compelled to write to you to complement your Company on the level of service you have provided to me on the above transaction. I have never experienced such an efficient system and service before. 
Johny D, Winchester 
Can I say, that your speed of service is exemplary. The package arrived yesterday morning just before 8am. I will definitely recommend your company to family and friends.
R Smigth, Auchtermuchtie 
 

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Woodruffs Limited - Blog

Mondaine Swiss Railway watch servicing

Mondaine Swiss Railway watches and how to get them serviced.Read More

How to use a springbar removal tool to change replacement watch strap?

A springbar is a clever device that attaches a watch strap to the watch.  Invisible when fitted, at the point at which the Mondaine strap attaches is a beautifully engineered and much ignored piece of ingenuity.
Mondaine Swiss Railway Watch Springbar
At the end of the bar one can make out two small rings. The first ring is the one which nestles against the holding lug on the watch stanchion into which the end of the pin to rests.  Next to that ring is a second one.  These two ends meet in the middle of the springbar where, not surprisingly, a spring holds the two in place.

Removing the Swiss Railway watch strap and manipulating the bar is the difficult bit.  We normally suggest that the Mondaine strap is cut off at the springbar with a very sharp knife or "Stanley" blade.  The strap can then be pulled away from the springbar and removed with the help of either a pair of pliers, or a small flat bladed screwdriver to compress the spring and remove the bar.  I hear you say "that's a bit terminal for the strap", which it is, but it is a cheap and cheerful, easy way to remove the strap.

Mondaine watch straps can come in various colours and it is a pity not to change them with your mood or your clothes.  The red strap in particular contrasts very well with jeans or casual wear, but also looks the business for more formal occasions.  This is where the springbar removal tool comes in handy, removing the Mondaine strap without damaging it.

Mondaine Swiss Railway Watch Springbar Removal Tool

You will notice that at the business end of the tool is a flat blade with a "V" cut out of the end of it.  This is inserted into the gap between your Swiss Railway Watch and the Mondaine strap.  Gently manipulate the tool to make sure you are directly over the springbar and that it is nestling in the crux of the "V".  Try to locate the gap between the two rings so that you can move the tool towards the other stanchion thus compressing the spring.  When you think you have caught the ring, and have successfully compressed it, move the tool away from your Mondaine watch and this should release the Swiss Railway strap.

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Cat owners responsible for the birds their pets kill?

High drama in our suburban garden. A long-tailed tit has nested in a shrub, and there is a great tit with its brood in one of the nesting boxes.

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High street banks must go the same way as shipyards

The Silver Hill development and its impact on the High Street can only be worsened by other impending changes that are down the line. The changes that are going on in retail and "changing shopping habits" as Tesco and Sainsburys euphemistically label them are beginning to make themselves show in Winchester.

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The only meeting point

When friends or travellers are looking for an easy central meeting area in Zurich, Switzerland’s biggest city, the most popular choice is the Mondaine Railway Station Meeting Point at the main station.Read More