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by TG3N
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Monta Oceanking arrived today
Replies: 26
Views: 784

Re: Monta Oceanking arrived today

Congratulations, that's a lovely watch (and excellent photos). I'm on record here as saying I immediately appreciated the quality, design & care Monta put into their watches, and that I'd get one someday. Well, I picked-up a second-hand 1st Gen Monta Oceanking about six months ago and I love it. I g...
by TG3N
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: If you want to buy a Rolex
Replies: 176
Views: 7482

Re: If you want to buy a Rolex

And what are you getting? A mass produced, albeit, very high quality watch - from the World's most popular watch brand - that produce more watches annually than Seiko, Citizen and Casio combined! Er, Casio have produced more than 100 million of their G-Shocks alone, and 50 million of those in the p...
by TG3N
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Some days it feels like the world decides to p*** on your cornflakes!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: Some days it feels like the world decides to p*** on your cornflakes!!!

Glad it’s hopefully not as bad as first feared, but still a bit of a nightmare. I sympathise, as I’m attempting to sell my own house, during which time I’ve had to replace an oil tank, fix a leaky roof & sort a dodgy valve which knocked-out the central heating for a while - all just brilliant timing...
by TG3N
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manual winding an automatic with a push in crown
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Manual winding an automatic with a screw down crown

But specifically, I’m wondering if a crown is NOT screw down, but rather push in, like the C65s mentioned previously, does the same caution apply in terms of not winding the watch manually on a regular (daily) basis. I believe the instances that are being mentioned pertain to automatics with screw ...
by TG3N
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manual winding an automatic with a push in crown
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Manual winding an automatic with a screw down crown

I’d agree with AVO’s advice above, aside from a personal aversion to winders. Some automatics don’t like regular (i.e. daily) hand-winding - something like the ubiquitous ETA 2824-2 / Sellita SW200-1 can exhibit wear to the plates & bridges because the crown wheel rests on a raised post that’s just ...
by TG3N
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: If you want to buy a Rolex
Replies: 176
Views: 7482

Re: If you want to buy a Rolex

It isn't "sexy" (to my way of thinking at least) to **** about with people's aspirations and expectations (not to mention their hard-earned and then imposing ridiculous conditions re. warranty cards and stickers &c.) in order to create an aura of ultra-exclusivity. I can understand that point of vi...
by TG3N
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: If you want to buy a Rolex
Replies: 176
Views: 7482

Re: If you want to buy a Rolex

I have been told that if Authorised Dealers (ADs) give discounts they lose their AD accreditation. Happy to be corrected on that. I've heard similar comments. Feels very much like price fixing and anti-competitve tactics doesn't it. Not really. Rolex - like any company - are entitled to specific th...
by TG3N
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watches - best on the wrist?
Replies: 23
Views: 952

Re: Watches - best on the wrist?

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:23 am
Assuming, that is, that you take it off. On holiday I generally didn't...staggered up and fell into bed! :lol:
Ha, good work - you’re clearly doing the holiday thing correctly then! :thumbup:
by TG3N
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watches - best on the wrist?
Replies: 23
Views: 952

Re: Watches - best on the wrist?

This isn’t that surprising. Maintaining a fuller state of power reserve (as happens when an auto is worn a lot) and averaging-out positional timing differences (as occurs on wrist), and wearing the watch in a similar manner/pattern each day is favourable for consistent time-keeping. But a huge influ...
by TG3N
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Posting watches
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Posting watches

Christian has said that I'm statistically more likely to have an accident driving to him than for there to be a problem posting a watch. He’s probably correct, but at least if you have a car accident either you or the at-fault Third Party will presumably have insurance to fully take care of repairs...
by TG3N
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 50210
Views: 2183375

Re: Non CW of the Day

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by TG3N
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 50210
Views: 2183375

Re: Non CW of the Day

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What else, for a film about Neil Armstrong?
by TG3N
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Watchmakers Club Event 7 November - Picture heavy
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Watchmakers Club Event 7 November - Picture heavy

A free bar & some stunning, lesser-seen watches - sounds right up my street. The Dornbluth is lovely, and the more I read about the brand the keener I become. I read about the Vertex upon its release some time ago, and the pretentious distribution strategy and price point completely at odds with the...
by TG3N
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New arrival
Replies: 31
Views: 1216

Re: New arrival

That’s just gorgeous, congratulations! :clap:
by TG3N
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Watchmaking Links
Topic: Peripheral Rotors
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Peripheral Rotors

Interesting article, thank you for posting. One of the few modern watch-making developments that actually adds real value - thinner watches & an unobstructed view of a movement worth looking closely at. Also another example of how difficult it can be to pin-down who deserves to be credited as the 'r...