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by DCDre
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom Duties on CW purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Custom Duties on CW purchase

^^ Do we know for certain if it's CW not just DHL (as per DCDre) not properly looking for the attached paperwork? When I received my watch, the pouch with the shipping label and paperwork included the necessary watch valuation worksheet. CW hadn’t sent me a valuation sheet when I contacted support,...
by DCDre
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom Duties on CW purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Re: Custom Duties on CW purchase

Richard,

I’d definitely stay on top of things with DHL. I’d ask them specifically about the bonded storage fee and whether you may be subject to that.

And let me know if you need a blank watch worksheet. I likely have one on the computer.
by DCDre
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Custom Duties on CW purchase
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Re: Custom Duties on CW purchase

Richard, I went through this with DHL and CW at the end of 2019. It ended up being an expensive and frustrating experience. I bought a C65 Black Gold one, so the price range was similar. I got a notice that the watch would be getting delivered soon, then nothing. I kept checking the online status an...
by DCDre
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: Straps for Bader Clasps
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: Straps for Bader Clasps

Try swapping the strap around, put the short end on the 6 o'clock lug. Initially I had the same issue with my bader clasp / strap. I ended up installing the strap backwards after a strap swap by accident. Turns out that's the trick I needed to center the bader clasp on my wrist, also 7.25". Turns ou...
by DCDre
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New arrival, Damasko DA44
Replies: 59
Views: 8837

Re: New arrival, Damasko DA44

Another new DA44 owner, mine just arrived yesterday. Top notch watch. I got mine on the bracelet and was able to get a good fit. I like my bracelets just a bit looser, allow the watch to move around on the wrist a bit (keeps the bracelet from being tight when the wrist swells). I was able to get the...
by DCDre
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New arrival, Damasko DA44
Replies: 59
Views: 8837

Re: New arrival, Damasko DA44

Nice one, congrats! I'm eyeing the same watch, and in fact considered that very watch that you bought. But I figured it would be easier to get one on my side of the pond and not deal with customs hassles.
by DCDre
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: Strapcode shark mesh
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: Strapcode shark mesh

I used straight bars. The only issue is cutting down a mesh - it's a real pain. I resorted to a vice and a hacksaw. Good luck and enjoy wearing. I've heard it's a pain to cut. Did you have to cut it to fit between the lugs or to size it for your wrist? Looking at the pic it doesn't look like any of...
by DCDre
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Who Keeps Records?
Replies: 19
Views: 1396

Re: Who Keeps Records?

I've started keeping a spreadsheet this year, just to quantify which watches get the most wrist time. I mostly know, but this is just an exercise to put hard numbers to it.

I do it through a google sheets spreadsheet. That way I can access the spreadsheet either at a computer or via my mobile.
by DCDre
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tudor Black Bay Black
Replies: 36
Views: 4275

Re: Tudor Black Bay Black

I am definitely planning on trying a leather strap on mine. Bulang and Sons did a nice feature on the watch and they have some wonderful leather straps that would suit it perfectly. I have mine on a Worn & Wound horween leather strap, fabulously comfortable. Suits the color of the bezel nicely too,...
by DCDre
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Strapcode shark mesh
Replies: 17
Views: 1813

Re: Strapcode shark mesh

I think the bigger mesh looks better on the C60, I got mine from wjean on eBay. Really good quality. Good to see that this mesh fits the C60 Pro 600 case. I picked up the same shark mesh for the MK1 C60 Pro but haven't fit it to the new watch yet. I was almost wondering if I'd run into issues given...
by DCDre
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tudor Black Bay Black
Replies: 36
Views: 4275

Re: Tudor Black Bay Black

Congrats on your Black Bay, it's a fabulous watch. I've been wearing my red bezeled version for over a year and I still marvel at how nice this watch is. Don't discount trying out a nice leather strap, it changes the watch a fair bit. Especially now that it's gotten cold, I almost prefer my red one ...
by DCDre
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: 2 piece Nato straps
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Re: 2 piece Nato straps

Well, It does give access to the colours & style of the Nato strap without having the two pieces of the strap running underneath the case. Must admit, until a September I couldn't see the point of the Nato strap at all, and then I bought a watch off eBay that came with a few and very quickly I beca...
by DCDre
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bader Buckle
Replies: 15
Views: 1322

Re: Bader Buckle

I found that reversing how the bader buckle was mounted to my watch (i.e. which direction it opens / closes) vastly improved the comfort of that buckle. Mounted one way, the curve of the buckle doesn't match the curve of my wrist. Flip it around and it fits great. I had the same issue and resolution...
by DCDre
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: c65 straps on C60 mk2
Replies: 7
Views: 1798

Re: c65 straps on C60 mk2

Thanks for the thorough compatiblity breakdown!
by DCDre
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: c65 straps on C60 mk2
Replies: 7
Views: 1798

Re: c65 straps on C60 mk2

I was actually wondering the same myself, but specifically about the first generation C60 case. Will the curved end strap fit on the C60 mkII? Do the C60 and the C65 have the same lugs and use the same straps? Thanks! Replying to myself here. I tried this last night, taking the leather strap with f...