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by Paul Drawmer
Sun Jul 03, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: C60 TRIDENT GMT C60-GMT-SRBS-PEPSI DIAL
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: C60 TRIDENT GMT C60-GMT-SRBS-PEPSI DIAL

That's a lovely unmolested example. I had one that kept amazing time.
That looks really good.
by Paul Drawmer
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: cheapy quartz fault help
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: cheapy quartz fault help

OK, sorry I wasn't clear in the original post. I have regularly changed batteries on this watch and it has worked well. This time I took out the new battery after it showed the judders and checked the voltage - it was OK but the battery was out of date, so I bought some more (I always buy Renata) an...
by Paul Drawmer
Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: cheapy quartz fault help
Replies: 5
Views: 133

cheapy quartz fault help

Carol asked be to put this watch right: carols watch.jpg It's value is mainly sentimental as we bought it in Switzerland at least 20 years ago. However I have swapped the batteries a few times and all has been fine, until now: With a new battery, all the second hand will do is an attempt to move eve...
by Paul Drawmer
Sat Jun 18, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery change on C3 Malvern MK2
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Battery change on C3 Malvern MK2

Lovely watch Ferg! In a similar vein, I am in the process of changing a couple of batteries for Carol's watches and decided that out of date batteries won't do, and that I really should invest in some better quality tiny 'drivers! Deliveries next week.
by Paul Drawmer
Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Reviews - spoken or written?
Replies: 18
Views: 245

Re: Reviews - spoken or written?

My problem with video reviews is that I'm going to be influenced by the reviewer more than if I was reading their review.

Basically I'm an old fart with far too many inbuilt biases! If they all sounded like Josh, it would be fine.
by Paul Drawmer
Tue May 24, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auto manual wind noise
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: Auto manual wind noise

I am prepared to be corrected on this; but I understand that this is a known problem with this movement. Not a common problem, but a known one. If the problem wasn't present when the watch was prepared for sale, then there's no way that the person preparing the watch for dispatch would have known th...
by Paul Drawmer
Mon May 09, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Targeted ads – rant alert!
Replies: 18
Views: 449

Re: Targeted ads – rant alert!

I use a system called pi-hole. Basically it blocks ads and also the tracking features. There's an explanation here: https://pi-hole.net/ I use a separate Pi on my network which sorts out the blocking. It works across all devices on my network without installing ad blockers on the individual devices....
by Paul Drawmer
Sat May 07, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: All you BBQ lovers
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: All you BBQ lovers

I make my own rubs and marinades. I like herbs and spices including pepper, wasabi and horseradish, but I just loath anything with chilli. So; I make my own flavourings.
by Paul Drawmer
Sun May 01, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would make CW Great?
Replies: 96
Views: 3508

Re: What would make CW Great?

Well.... I reckon that CW would improve their image if they had more confidence in their offering. Dial back on the marketing BS and tenuous 3rd party references and just let the product do the talking. It's a great product at a great price but sometimes I feel they're a bit 'shouty' about it. They ...
by Paul Drawmer
Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: One of the "Dirty Dozen" sold for £12,000
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: One of the "Dirty Dozen" sold for £12,000

I saw the road show edition and said to Carol that the Omega had been undervalued at the time. I based this on the experience of sending my JLC '56 recase to auction late last year, when it realised a hammer price of £2300. And that was not one of the 'Dirty Dozen'. https://www.christopherwardforum....
by Paul Drawmer
Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rust on a trident c60 mk2
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Rust on a trident c60 mk2

It's skin crud, and it needs a bit of TLC
by Paul Drawmer
Mon Apr 04, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Wordle Thread
Replies: 351
Views: 6312

Re: The Wordle Thread

I hate it when my stats get ruined by a couple of fails.
Particularly when I'm just guessing one last letter and I run out of luck before answers.

On lucky guesses; I find that unsatisfying, as suddenly it's over and I haven't applied much thought!
by Paul Drawmer
Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Use only 5 words or less
Replies: 108
Views: 2335

Re: Use only 5 words or less

I do not get this
by Paul Drawmer
Wed Mar 16, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Keep your computer up to date?
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Keep your computer up to date?

I've no idea how old my computers are. I use a desk top in the office and a laptop in the lounge. I suspect that they are both 10 years old. I only use them for email, internet browsing, spreadsheets and word processing. I've changed them both to run Ubuntu as my main form of security. Can't see any...