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by TG3N
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 57084
Views: 2438325

Re: Non CW of the Day

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Trusty CWC G10 for a beach walk earlier.
by TG3N
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: "Crown Sore"???
Replies: 20
Views: 1087

Re: "Crown Sore"???

Yes, I've had that quite a lot from my C60 v2's. The v2 crown did have quite sharp edges which were radiussed off as part of the v2.5 facelift C60 Yep, one of the reasons I sold my C6O Mk2, along-with the deep-engraved case back also irritating my wrist. Perhaps I'm just soft. I suspect the fit/pos...
by TG3N
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Getting old and liking gold....
Replies: 59
Views: 3825

Re: Getting old and liking gold....

That Hamilton is an absolute cracker, especially on the Martu leather. Perfectly-sized, and with a gorgeous patina & lived-in look that's hard to fake (but that doesn't stop many brands trying nowadays with their vintage re-issues). On the subject of gold, I really enjoyed this article from Hodinkee...
by TG3N
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Watch Brand Warranties
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: Watch Brand Warranties

Excellent thread, thanks. I'd been pondering this very topic recently and it's informative to compare them all against each other in one place. Seems strange to think that when CW first offered their lengthy warranty it was quite unusual, but the general 'arms race' since has inspired other brands t...
by TG3N
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Misery seeking company
Replies: 15
Views: 1326

Re: Misery seeking company

Yep, I feel your pain - dropping a new watch like that is a veritable kick in the plums. My most galling was a not-long-purchased Rolex Submariner accident. The clasp had a subtly-pleasing brushed finish that was both warm & uniform in appearance, until one day when I carelessly reached for some clo...
by TG3N
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Getting old and liking gold....
Replies: 59
Views: 3825

Re: Getting old and liking gold....

There’s something alluring about precious metals. I always feel a bit special when sporting my solid gold Omega Geneve, even though it’s small & 9ct only. Partly it’s an illogical, emotional thing, but maybe also because gold is such a departure from the daily ‘bread’n’butter’ of stainless steel spo...
by TG3N
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Three watches you're proud to own -- for which you paid less than £600!
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Three watches you're proud to own -- for which you paid less than £600!

Good idea for a thread. In the Instagram age it’s sometimes easy to forget that money isn’t everything when it comes to enjoying hobbies, and life as a whole. There’s much pleasure to be found in the small things. https://i.imgur.com/peZppcM.jpg Omega Geneve A 1970’s solid 9ct Gold example that – mo...
by TG3N
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 57084
Views: 2438325

Re: Non CW of the Day

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by TG3N
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Date Options
Replies: 37
Views: 1090

Re: Date Options

For me, no date is preferable.

A cleaner, more symmetric look; less to go wrong; no worries about setting at the ‘wrong’ time and damaging the date mechanism; quicker to set the time only in the morning (I rarely wear a watch longer than two consecutive days).
by TG3N
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 57084
Views: 2438325

Re: Non CW of the Day

Which clasp did you go for on the bracelet? https://i.imgur.com/EuEhVrA.jpg Just the standard Oysterlock-style. Contemplated the ‘no tools’ ratchet clasp version - I think they are a huge benefit - but I’ll freely admit making my choice because it was £20-£30 cheaper, and I wasn’t sure of quality a...
by TG3N
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 57084
Views: 2438325

Re: Non CW of the Day

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Trying a new Strapcode Miltat bracelet on the Black Bay - undoubtedly not as good as OEM Tudor, but enjoyable to experience a look other than leather/NATO.
by TG3N
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Anyone seen UncleDicky?
Replies: 15
Views: 939

Re: Anyone seen UncleDicky?

Wishing you well in your recovery, Richard.
by TG3N
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Regulating My ETA 2824-2
Replies: 19
Views: 1000

Re: Regulating My ETA 2824-2

Although those devices are deprecated by some (but not all) professionals who have their uber-expensive Witschi stuff, they do a surprisingly good job and are easy to use. I tend to agree with you - in fact, I follow a lot of the well-known, smaller, independent watch repairers on instagram etc. an...
by TG3N
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Amsterdam
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Amsterdam

It's me and Mrs JTC. We've seen the Anne Frank house today (incredibly moving and well done), along with 20k steps exploring the city! Popped into the Heineken experience which was a laugh after a more serious early afternoon. We have a few things lined up for tomorrow and Thurs before we fly home ...
by TG3N
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Monta Oceanking arrived today
Replies: 31
Views: 2312

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...