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by TG3N
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 49142
Views: 2140266

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: 49142
Views: 2140266

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: 439

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: 1141

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: 251

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...
by TG3N
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaners?
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaners?

an old toothbrush may come in handy for that hard to remove "cheese". Sometimes more than one trip through the cleaner is necessary. This is key - a high-quality ultrasonic cleaner with a heat function, capability to run longer cycles & proper cleaning fluids will certainly do a better job, but I h...
by TG3N
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The Graham Chronofighter Vintage Brexit LE
Replies: 26
Views: 869

Re: The Graham Chronofighter Vintage Brexit LE

I think all Graham watches are pretty honking, but that is a particularly pungent stinker.
by TG3N
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Travelling and Getting Noticed
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: Travelling and Getting Noticed

Twice, instigated by others. Both times it was my trusty blue Orient Mako (though hardly surprising it would be that one, given it's my regular holiday 'beater'). Last year a curious Italian on the train to Pompeii; and last week a nice German chap, out with his equally-pleasant family in Berchtesga...
by TG3N
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Technical question re automatic chronograph movements
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Technical question re automatic chronograph movements

That’s a Valjoux/ETA 7750 movement, and regardless of age/useage, they’re known to be jerky/stuttery in the fashion you have described. Quite normal, if irritating. Check it out on YouTube. But the time-keeping should remain accurate regardless of how displayed. In general, I’m not a fan of keeping ...
by TG3N
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 49142
Views: 2140266

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My trusty holiday-beater Orient Mako, 1,800m above sea level earlier today at Hitler’s ‘Eagles’s Nest’.
by TG3N
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shocking repair time
Replies: 45
Views: 2579

Re: Shocking repair time

In my opinion, a watch company should prioritise warranty repairs over standard servicing. However, you cannot compare car servicing with watch servicing. Cars are utterly essential items for most, watches really aren’t, and that is why cars necessarily have a priority, speedy service turnaround, be...
by TG3N
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Halios Seaforth GMT
Replies: 44
Views: 2085

Re: Halios Seaforth GMT

That's a fantastic watch, I'd prefer it to a C60 GMT all day long.

With date, GMT hand & elapsed-time bezel, it's a lot of useful daily practicality in a nicely-sized, slim watch you won't see everywhere. I'm a sucker for a box/domed sapphire crystal.
by TG3N
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Sports Watch From Stoic (Peter Speake-Marin)
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Sports Watch From Stoic (Peter Speake-Marin)

I like & respect Peter Speake-Marin, but even allowing for the intended target audience, I don't like these. The Pilot's watch is pleasant enough, if unremarkable, and the Chronograph is ok for a pic'n'mix design, but the 'Diver' is an oversized, gaudy mess that even Invicta might blanch at. In thei...
by TG3N
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New arrival
Replies: 20
Views: 644

Re: New arrival

I might be wrong but I think this is because the top screws act as the retaining nut to the screws from the bottom of the case. Therefore you can achieve the symmetrical effect that isn't present on the cashback. Yes, indeed - it’s just like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak system in that regard. I’m ...
by TG3N
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The Stowa Marine Classic 36
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: The Stowa Marine Classic 36

I have a 40mm Stowa Marine, so I'm biased, but they are lovely. Very legible, a strong history, excellent case quality, superb customer service - they are ridiculous value for money. On first glance they maybe look a bit plain, but in the flesh the properly heat-blued hand set is gorgeous, especiall...