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by strapline
Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Leaving the forum after three and a half years
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Re: Leaving the forum after three and a half years

Just a quick post of thanks from me; thank you all so much for your very kind words, it was really very touching.Three and a half years is a long time; if I'd ordered an anOrdain I'd only have another six months' wait til fulfilment. It's a great community on here where the conversation extends well...
by strapline
Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Leaving the forum after three and a half years
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Leaving the forum after three and a half years

This is my 1,876th post and, I think, my last. All good things come to an end, and my time on here is coming to an end before it even has a beginning. I STILL DON'T OWN A CW WATCH! It's not that I don't want one, just other aspects of life have stripped away the desire to justify a watch purchase wh...
by strapline
Tue Nov 22, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Your “defining” watch?
Replies: 44
Views: 1362

Re: Your “defining” watch?

^^ ^^

Your Flyback is lovely. Your growing up story really adds to understanding your appreciation of it.

Des
by strapline
Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem Minute Repeater
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem Minute Repeater

Woah…speechless. That’s quite something.

Des
by strapline
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nothing more, nothing less...
Replies: 33
Views: 1243

Re: Nothing more, nothing less...

nbg wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:59 pm ^^^ Well Des you are nothing if not predictable! :lol:

Neil
And the same can be said of you Neil. Shall we just leave it there.

Des
by strapline
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nothing more, nothing less...
Replies: 33
Views: 1243

Re: Nothing more, nothing less...

^^ ^^ Notice the way I used to wording 'quite prevalent' to suggest some not all, Neil. Big houses, flash cars, expensive watches etc, etc. There is an element of people that partake in those things for conferred status. You might not be comfortable with that but, I'm sorry, it's born out by fact. I...
by strapline
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The best (or your best) ever CW?
Replies: 62
Views: 4243

Re: The best (or your best) ever CW?

I’ve owned a total of eleven CWs since 2014 and have enjoyed them all. However, I now only have three. What a trio though! 5A5AAFF4-10D6-4895-BF84-A2932F90B550.jpeg Although I don't have one then the C65 Chronograph is one of my favorites. Yep, and that's a +1 from me. I can even forgive it its 15m...
by strapline
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nothing more, nothing less...
Replies: 33
Views: 1243

Re: Nothing more, nothing less...

I wore my Blancpain Trilogy GMT 24/7 for 8 years. It felt like a part of me. I did, however, put it in my pocket if I was going to put my hand in a position of risk. Ultimately, the Blancpain gave me a quiet sense of confidence . In the years I've been knocking about this forum I don't think I've s...
by strapline
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: anOrdain: a dilemma
Replies: 37
Views: 1124

Re: anOrdain: a dilemma

Just came across Paulin watches, the company owned and ran by the wife of the founder of anOrdain watches. The model is called the Neo B and comes in three dial colours. It's assembled by the people at anOrdain, which might explain the lengthy waiting lists on their own product. Oh, it's a similar s...
by strapline
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: anOrdain: a dilemma
Replies: 37
Views: 1124

Re: anOrdain: a dilemma

Given the fact that we have just come through a two and a half year pandemic, there's a serious war in Europe, the global climate is all over the place with warnings of doom; I choose to live in the moment more than ever. I wouldn't wait for a watch (maybe a month, but that'd be a big ask), there's ...
by strapline
Fri Nov 18, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: anOrdain: a dilemma
Replies: 37
Views: 1124

Re: anOrdain: a dilemma

Well Chris, it sounds like you can expect a wait of at least 18 months, and that’s after having paid your deposit. The green example you have shown is gorgeous and a lot of people rave about the brand. The choice is yours, and you have some lovely watches that will serve as very competent distractio...
by strapline
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What did you do to my watch?
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: What did you do to my watch?

I don't think it's unreasonable to ask, after all you're literally paying for a 'service', not tangible goods. It would take no time to scribble a brief outline down on a comp slip signed by a watchmaker; it would serve as a personal touch, too. Imagine if customers were treated in the same way afte...
by strapline
Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Request for constructive criticism for GPF Pure #2
Replies: 21
Views: 526

Re: Request for constructive criticism for GPF Pure #2

Well done, that is really stellar work. As others have said, I personally wouldn't know where to begin. Talking about watches is quite a different discipline to modifying and building them. I really like what you've done, and I think the brass minute track is very well thought out. It perhaps could ...
by strapline
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nothing more, nothing less...
Replies: 33
Views: 1243

Re: Nothing more, nothing less...

A watch, seventeen days straight, how disgusting! I'd do it with a pair of underwear, but never a watch. :lol: :lol:

Des
by strapline
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loupe 27 - Winter '22
Replies: 23
Views: 1204

Re: Loupe 27 - Winter '22

Hmmm… Do you need to apply for Loupe on an issue by issue basis? I’ve not seen mine (yet). No; once you have signed up , you should be good to receive it ad infinitum. In the meantime, you may read it, and download a .pdf version on the CWArchive . Guy This is interesting actually. I signed up and ...