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by TG3N
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Getting old and liking gold....
Replies: 53
Views: 1571

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: 11
Views: 281

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: 1015

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: 53
Views: 1571

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: 565

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: 54011
Views: 2319144

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: 956

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: 54011
Views: 2319144

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: 54011
Views: 2319144

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: 859

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: 871

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: 641

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: 1823

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: 198
Views: 11319

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: 603

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...