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by TG3N
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 51410
Views: 2231324

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: 51410
Views: 2231324

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: 824

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: 830

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: 620

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: 1442

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: 8471

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: 548

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: 535

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: 535

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: 8471

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: 8471

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: 25
Views: 1298

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: 25
Views: 1298

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: 340

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...