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by triffidman
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How far will watch prices drop?
Replies: 67
Views: 5294

Re: How far will watch prices drop?

If it's anything like my pension fund, expect around 25%! I wouldn't worry about that unless you're retiring soon. I assume you're being sarcastic? If his pension fund has dropped 25%, it now has to grow 33% to break even to what it was before it dropped. That is very bad news, and very much worth ...
by triffidman
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GMT hand alignment allowable tolerance
Replies: 34
Views: 1716

Re: GMT hand alignment allowable tolerance

No point in having a Swiss Made, precision timepiece if it' displays 'ish' time and is within tolerance. GMT = General Maidenhead Time. :lol: Clever!! :thumbup: or even... GMT = Got Mike's Tolerance meaning that if a CW watch has a GMT hand, it will display time within Mike France's error tolerance...
by triffidman
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GMT hand alignment allowable tolerance
Replies: 34
Views: 1716

Re: GMT hand alignment allowable tolerance

Having the hands aligned is hardly a tolerance issue. They are either aligned or not. It is simply pass or fail. I really is not so black&white. I agree with A1soknowas - it IS black & white. The hands on a watch can only do 1 of 2 things: either point to the right place on the dial, or the wrong p...
by triffidman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GMT hand alignment allowable tolerance
Replies: 34
Views: 1716

Re: GMT hand alignment allowable tolerance

A1soknownas wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Maybe if you purchase another watch from them for $1000 you could just send $950 and claim it is within tolerance :)
Love this by the way!! :thumbup:
by triffidman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GMT hand alignment allowable tolerance
Replies: 34
Views: 1716

Re: GMT hand alignment allowable tolerance

I think I go along with the majority of the responses as well. For a device who's only job is to tell the time, and in this case in multiple timezones - for 1 of those timezones to be 5 minutes wrong ALL THE TIME is not acceptable at all. It may well be within their tolerances, but it wouldn't be wi...
by triffidman
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW - Trust Pilot review
Replies: 48
Views: 6390

Re: NEW - Trust Pilot review

I think it would be dangerous to infer the proportion of issues seen in reality based on the variance of survey and review statistics. What you're inferring is that Trustpilot and other review sites are actually not worth the effort even looking at them - should we also apply your 'danger' theory t...
by triffidman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tribus Watches
Replies: 108
Views: 5540

Re: Tribus Watches

It's a shame that they have launched without a single photograph of a single one of their watches (unless I couldn't find it underneath all of the marketing hyperbole they seemed so keen to downplay!). I couldn't even find a photo of one of the owners wearing a watch. Pixel perfect 3D renders can al...
by triffidman
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I’m confused
Replies: 28
Views: 1991

Re: I’m confused

Is it blue sapphire or clear sapphire with a piece of blue plastic over as stated in loupe. Surely this is misleading F3E571AC-567B-420B-BD44-4A6E9F591C37.jpeg You have your answer, right there from Kip. Don't be confused, the website description is completely wrong and classes as misrepresentation...
by triffidman
Tue May 19, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW's first TV Advert
Replies: 78
Views: 4375

Re: CW's first TV Advert

A few points: They used a motion control rig to move the watch, a very complex and expensive bit of kit. I have known people to spend days (and nights) perfecting moves and lighting. Anyone can buy FCP, not everyone can use it as the professional tool it is, not that I know what post production kit...
by triffidman
Tue May 19, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW's first TV Advert
Replies: 78
Views: 4375

Re: CW's first TV Advert

I've read the CWorld Blog and as per usual Mike France paints a very noble and rosy picture of their actions - the advert (in this digital age) could have easily been made by a teenager using a decent camera with a dedicated macro lens, a small rotating platform / turntable, Final Cut Pro and an App...
by triffidman
Wed May 06, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: SOTC Gallery
Topic: Bahnstormer_vRS - CWs (plus) and Other Brands - August 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2935

Re: Bahnstormer_vRS - CWs (plus) and Other Brands - August 2019

An amazing collection, never seen anything like it in my life!! More watches than most branches of Ernest Jones :lol:

Love it.

Where's the C40 though....
by triffidman
Fri May 01, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Sapphire - New Release
Replies: 157
Views: 8926

Re: C60 Sapphire - New Release

Quite why these can't be aligned with each other is another story (if the male and female parts of the screw thread are the same as each other, then that should be it, surely?). After all, on the CW TV Advert, it does make a very strong point that the sapphire is PRECISELY machined to within .6mm of...
by triffidman
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW's first TV Advert
Replies: 78
Views: 4375

Re: CW's first TV Advert

The 1960s middle England voice over is at odds with what i thought the brand wanted to be. Either way, the voice over sounds arrogant and is disconnected from this day and age for me I agree completely - and it's as if they haven't watched the advert through as the potential customer (who doesn't k...
by triffidman
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unique Daily Special - Forum / CWE Exclusive
Replies: 33
Views: 2564

Re: Unique Daily Special - Forum Exclusive

Now that IS nice, well done for getting it - that's a very special watch.

The C11 on PVD/DLC is a menacing (but beautiful looking) combination.
by triffidman
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily specials to beat the sales peaks!
Replies: 343
Views: 24606

Re: Daily specials to beat the sales peaks!

...Other sites (e.g. this forum, Omega, Watchfinder, Farer) fire up straight away. EDIT - I wanted to have a look at the C65 SH21 Blue and it didn't show the watch details after over 90 seconds, at which time I gave up. In comparison Omega will take you from first search input, through Home page an...