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by Galton321
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brexit - additional duty to pay (UK to EU shipping)
Replies: 82
Views: 2208

Re: Brexit - additional duty to pay (UK to EU shipping)

I believe that under the terms of the trade deal with the EU it is been agreed that EU sellers to the UK will be required to add UK VAT to the purchase price and remit the VAT to the UK revenue authorities. In essence getting the EU seller to do the UK's tax collecting for them. This has resulted in...
by Galton321
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Dekla Flieger Type A experience
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Dekla Flieger Type A experience

Thank you for posting that. I like pilot watches and have never heard of Dekla. I will now investigate. Enjoy your new acquisition.
by Galton321
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite time period for C.W. watches
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: Do you have a favorite time period for C.W. watches

Being a bargain is a bit subjective but the first CW watch I bought was the C6 Kingfisher Forum LE. This was the first diver with a mechanical ETA movement. It cost £255 in 2008. Applying inflation that's £327.69 in today's money. I guess the nearest equivalent today would be the C60 Trident Pro 600...
by Galton321
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a favorite time period for C.W. watches
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: Do you have a favorite time period for C.W. watches

There is a lot of truth in what Amor Vincit Omnia says. I hark back to the early days. I first came across the brand in 2008 and there was a feeling of stumbling across something new. Like all these things you feel part of a select group who have also discovered this secret, totally unaware of the p...
by Galton321
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Strange question, but what watches make ticking sound
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Strange question, but what watches make ticking sound

I remove may watch at bedtime and place it on a bedside table. This acts as a sound board and I can hear the watch ticking, auto or manual.
by Galton321
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: This thread is for the teachers...or anyone who wants to comment
Replies: 29
Views: 926

Re: This thread is for the teachers...or anyone who wants to comment

Before I retired I was involved in data analysis using large data sets. In the old days it had to been done laboriously using stats analysis using the Midas mechanical machines. Now there are extremely powerful computer programs. New graduates would just input the data and accept the output without ...
by Galton321
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: This thread is for the teachers...or anyone who wants to comment
Replies: 29
Views: 926

Re: This thread is for the teachers...or anyone who wants to comment

I am nor ever have been a schoolteacher but what you say rings true. Although I have spent a career doing applied research in selection and training. Exams have just become a process of stamp collecting. How many can you collect. But it is competitive stamp collecting. Get the most highest value sta...
by Galton321
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Got my first Chopard Mille Miglia.....
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Got my first Chopard Mille Miglia.....

Lovely watch. Chopard one of the brands I've always known but never really considered. Perhaps I should. 15 years old? Really. Amazing.
by Galton321
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New Flyback Chrono
Replies: 3
Views: 431

New Flyback Chrono

This has just popped into my in-box. I have heard of Frederik Constant watches but never heard of Vintage Watches or their connection to them till now. But, I must say I do like the look of this watch. It has an in-house movement and is limited to 32 pieces. Don't really know much of Frederik Consta...
by Galton321
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilot watches
Replies: 77
Views: 3997

Re: Pilot watches

I too like pilot watches but don't have quite your range. Like the way you have the different brands and styles covered. Liked Hanhart and Dodane from afar. Nice to see you have one of each in your collection.
by Galton321
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilot watches
Replies: 77
Views: 3997

Re: Pilot watches

It depends what is meant by a pilot watch. For traditional ones based on wartime pilot watches try Archimedes Watches and Laco. But there are lots of others. Almost most of the established companies do one but generally in a more modern style, such as Oris. Bremont specialise in aviation theme watch...
by Galton321
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Yet another new Speedmaster...
Replies: 36
Views: 1500

Re: Yet another new Speedmaster...

Surely this just another Speedmaster and not a moonwatch? Nice watch by the way apart from the dog. Although without the dog it would it would have no special significance to collectors.
by Galton321
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New Kickstarter from Yema coming
Replies: 11
Views: 1591

Re: New Kickstarter from Yema coming

I have a superman with Yema's in- house movement. I like the watch very much and the watch keeps good time although I have not scientifically tested the accuracy. I like Yema watches and particularly like the new flygraf. Was curious about these new watches. Having seen them I like the blue GMT very...
by Galton321
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Proliferation of watch brands, Zero West Watches
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Proliferation of watch brands, Zero West Watches

Is the market for watches expanding because the number of kickstarters and small companies new to me seem to be proliferating. It might, of course, be the Covid effect. The more you test the more cases you discover! The latest to demand my attention is Zero West Watches based in Hampshire. Anyone he...
by Galton321
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Practice of Selling NN as Brand New.
Replies: 30
Views: 1685

Re: The Practice of Selling NN as Brand New.

I have in the past bought cars that have been pre-registeted by the dealer. The car is essentially new with only delivery mileage. But I am regarded as the second owner on the registration document. The fact that the car has had two owners when I sell it is reflected in the price.