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by joerattz
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread
Replies: 6077
Views: 539045

Re: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

Literal translations can be amusingly misleading. In fact Ramon Cuervo was the founder of a jewellers in 1862 in Havana. In 1882 he established a new company “Cuervo y Sobrinos” (with his… err…. nephews), selling jewellery and watches to high-end clientele. They started collaborating with Swiss wat...
by joerattz
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Service and showroom to reopen
Replies: 29
Views: 3038

Re: Service and showroom to reopen

Is this an April Fools joke?
by joerattz
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The cult of Seiko
Replies: 73
Views: 3565

Re: The cult of Seiko

The one thing I don’t like about Seiko in general is that they cling to Hardlex (mineral) crystal even in price ranges where competitors almost exclusively use sapphire (Presage Hardlex box-domed crystals, I’m looking at you!). One thing I hate is a scratched crystal; drives me mad ... I completely...
by joerattz
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The cult of Seiko
Replies: 73
Views: 3565

Re: The cult of Seiko

I've been a Seiko fan since around 2005 to 2006 when I bought my orange monster. Since then I have acquired a black monster, an orange sawtooth, and a blue sawtooth. To me, the monsters represent unparalleled value in a dive watch. Standard setting lume, a quality bracelet with diver's extension, cr...
by joerattz
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Super Compressor technology technically relevant?
Replies: 28
Views: 2225

Re: Is the Super Compressor technology technically relevant?

scooter wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:49 pm Great to see Joe still checking out CW and still posting albeit infrequently.

Probably our longest serving (and posting) member.

scooter
I'm not dead yet! It was merely a flesh wound.
by joerattz
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Super Compressor technology technically relevant?
Replies: 28
Views: 2225

Re: Is the Super Compressor technology technically relevant?

I agree and think it is very handsome. However as a fan of dive watches despite me not diving in them, I very much like the freedom I feel while wearing them of not having to worry about them. And I do take them in the water, pool and ocean, even though I don't dive. But, I sure have a hard time cou...
by joerattz
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Super Compressor technology technically relevant?
Replies: 28
Views: 2225

Is the Super Compressor technology technically relevant?

Haven't really paid much attention to CW watches for awhile. I recently received an email promoting the C65 Super Compressor. I thought it was quite handsome and that the super compressor technology was interesting. But, if the super compressor technology is relevant due to its technical merit, as o...
by joerattz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Happy Birthday Kip !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Happy Birthday Kip !!!

Thanks guys. Going out for a birthday lunch and then off for a club fitting. Planning on a new set of clubs as my birthday present. Going all out as my clubs are well worn. Replacing everything but my really good friend...my very trustworthy putter. Is that a euphemism? Glad to hear at your age you...
by joerattz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Happy Birthday Kip !!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Happy Birthday Kip !!!

Happy belated birthday Kip!
by joerattz
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Sizing a bracelet
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: Sizing a bracelet

+1 on these (type of) tools (block, push pin, and hammer)! I have several tools like the other type referenced in this thread but I will never use them (again). All they do is guarantee me a divot near the hole where I missed. I don't know how you're possibly supposed to align them on the hole accur...
by joerattz
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Couple of New (to me) Old CWs
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

Re: A Couple of New (to me) Old CWs

Nice pieces of history there, CW-wise and otherwise.

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by joerattz
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: USA Showroom Now Open
Replies: 56
Views: 27780

Re: USA Showroom Now Open

Congratulations Kip and Chris!
by joerattz
Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christopher Ward - Businessman Or WIS Taking Next Step?
Replies: 7
Views: 3340

Re: Christopher Ward - Businessman Or WIS Taking Next Step?

Good to hear from you Joe. Just beware... we have rules now about speedposting. :lol: Yes, I saw all that. Just because I am not posting doesn't mean I am not lurking and reading. I'll try to slow it down on the posts though to be a good net citizen. Oops, crap, this makes my third post this weeken...
by joerattz
Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christopher Ward - Businessman Or WIS Taking Next Step?
Replies: 7
Views: 3340

Re: Christopher Ward - Businessman Or WIS Taking Next Step?

village wrote:Hi Joe...good to see you are still about. I thought it was about time for your 6 monthly post :lol:
I'ld like to think I am posting quarterly. So please don't interfere with my delusions! ;-)
by joerattz
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christopher Ward - Businessman Or WIS Taking Next Step?
Replies: 7
Views: 3340

Re: Christopher Ward - Businessman Or WIS Taking Next Step?

It's fun to re-read these old posts and compare and contrast them to what has come to pass.