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by mr_mike
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Trip to the Rolex shop (just looking)
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Re: Trip to the Rolex shop (just looking)

Check here for Rolex AD pricing. ADs only ever sell at RRP, though you can in principle negotiate a discount.

http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=471020
by mr_mike
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Observations about Problems with CW Products & Services
Replies: 95
Views: 6021

Re: Observations about Problems with CW Products & Services

Servicing is actually considerably more lucrative than you might think. Its also important in establishing the reputation of reliability for a brand, in particular, brands which make their own movement. The increase in the ownership of quality clockwork watches doesn't necessarily equate to an incr...
by mr_mike
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Trip to the Rolex shop (just looking)
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Re: Trip to the Rolex shop (just looking)

Explorer but neither at full RRP. Good luck with that right now. Because of the fall in value in the GBP, Rolex is significantly cheaper in the UK than anywhere else in the world, from the perspective of a buyer from abroad. As a result, the most popular models in stainless (especially Submariner a...
by mr_mike
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 56663
Views: 2423510

Re: Non CW of the Day

My new bit of wrist-candy... Wanted to get one for my 40th but couldn't do it at the time. But a year or so later... :D

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by mr_mike
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 56663
Views: 2423510

Re: Non CW of the Day

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161013/be080f600f13372c5b2bccbefa4b59bc.jpg Vintage look? Check. Modern watch? Check I very nearly bought one of those - I got my old Seiko 5 watch for the first time in a long time (it was an 18th birthday present, sadly that's a while back now!) and realised I do...
by mr_mike
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor has it...
Replies: 66
Views: 4787

Re: Rumor has it...

I just bought a white-dial watch - love them and didn't have one in my little collection. Not a CW though...
by mr_mike
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?
Replies: 688
Views: 118555

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

I saw another CW a couple of weeks back, an older gent was wearing a silver dial C9 Harrison GMT at my 4yo's pre-school sports day, he was one of the other kid's grandfathers I guess.

Didn't get to talk to him about it, which is a shame because I think the GMT variant is uncommon by any measure.
by mr_mike
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The Rolex thing
Replies: 90
Views: 7656

Re: The Rolex thing

I have always said I didn't want one, but lately I have also been feeling the gravitational pull towards acquiring a submariner. Went into a AD last week, really didn't care for the experience (he wasn't impressed by my CWL JH either), I would think I would probably go the pre owned route. Have you...
by mr_mike
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The Rolex thing
Replies: 90
Views: 7656

Re: The Rolex thing

My advice is DO IT!! I sold a couple of watches to help fund my BLNR in August last year and haven't looked back. It's absolutely stunning and definitely gives you that special feeling when wearing it. The one downside - you may not stop at one! I'm now saving for a daytona!! http://i1279.photobuck...
by mr_mike
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Incoming - Breitling Colt Auto
Replies: 19
Views: 1734

Re: Incoming - Breitling Colt Auto

I have a very early Steelfish, when first introduced in 2004 they had a slightly smaller case at 42mm which only lasted one year before being upgraded to 44mm and 2000m water resistance. To echo the earlier comment about Brietling build quality, it's built like a tank, it's taken a real pounding ove...
by mr_mike
Tue May 19, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Sad loss
Replies: 108
Views: 9712

Re: A Sad loss

Wow - 39 is no age at all (same age as me, which brings it home a bit...) Condolences to his family, must be a pretty tough time for them right now. :-(
by mr_mike
Tue May 19, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C11 MSL Mistaken Identity
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: C11 MSL Mistaken Identity

I've had a couple of nice comments on mine, one from a girl in a coffee shop (though she then asked if it was a Fossil!) and one from someone who thought it was one of the smaller Bell & Ross models.
by mr_mike
Tue May 19, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What will be the next CW chronograph?
Replies: 25
Views: 1303

Re: What will be the next CW chronograph?

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:Perhaps it will have a piece of a Trident missile in it?
Ha - pick the right part and you could make a quartz movement that runs (effectively) forever!
by mr_mike
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?
Replies: 688
Views: 118555

Re: How often do you see strangers wearing a CW?

Saw someone in the office a few weeks ago wearing a C60. Wasn't in a position to comment though as it was actually in a fairly crowded lift, and he was talking to another colleague. It's a big building (3000+ people), so no idea who either of them were to chat later.
by mr_mike
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New C11 has arrived
Replies: 42
Views: 4107

Re: The New C11 has arrived

Both my C11s had screws in the buckle. I actually have 3 straps (and 2 C11 watches) - I wasn't a fan of the orangey/tan strap, so bought a dark brown PVD one for the vintage. The chrono came with a black strap, and all of which are with screw-effect buckles. There's another difference - the OPs phot...