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by iain
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWL of the day
Replies: 31156
Views: 1750669

Re: CWL of the day

Not stopped wearing this since it arrived on Wednesday.
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by iain
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: SOTC Gallery
Topic: Stefs jan 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 513

Re: Stefs jan 2021

Another SOTC post with fantastic watches but once again I’m drawn to some of the more unusual ones. I shared a house with someone at university around #@ years ago who wore a blue and white version of that Tag F1. I love how watches evoke memories of times gone by. Thanks for sharing.
by iain
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What's your favourite "Cuisine"?
Replies: 31
Views: 615

Re: What's your favourite "Cuisine"?

You can’t beat a good curry. I’ve had friends introduce me to some great places to eat round Bradford where I work and the city did win the curry capital of Britain award 6 years in a row. However the best dishes are always the home made ones.
by iain
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: SOTC Gallery
Topic: SOTC - rkovars January 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 460

Re: SOTC - rkovars January 2021

Great read, thanks for taking the time to tell the stories. There are some nice watches in there but the one I like the best is the Casio calculator watch, for no other reason than I had one around the time I started secondary school. That’s about 11 years old, not sure how that translates to the Am...
by iain
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Bracelet/Leather pricing
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Bracelet/Leather pricing

This is going back a few years so prices quoted aren’t current but I looked into this when I bought my IWC MkXVIII. At the time it was £3,200 on the strap but £4,000 on the bracelet. The cost of a bracelet on its own back then was a pound short of £1,000 and a strap was £200 with £100 for the buckle...
by iain
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: A little New Year watch fantasy
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: A little New Year watch fantasy

My quartz chronos do some tricks, almost like what you describe. Press left to start, and again to stop, press left again to carry on. Left to stop, and right to reset. Press left to start, press right to stop. Then press right again, and it jumps to the elapsed time, instead of just starting again...
by iain
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Measure twice, “cut” once, or not at all
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Measure twice, “cut” once, or not at all

I bought the bracelet from the same AD I bought the watch from, Owen Robinson in Leeds. It was a few years ago now and cost me £434, strange amount I know. They first told me one wasn’t available until I sent them pictures from the internet of a watch like mine on a bracelet. They then contacted Zen...
by iain
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: Measure twice, “cut” once, or not at all
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Measure twice, “cut” once, or not at all

Good tip that, Gary - as I’ve just bought the Zenith with 21mm lugs and have a box full of 22mm straps I reckon you can guess what I’m gonna be experimenting with doing this weekend :D Before I swapped my EP permanently onto the bracelet I wore it on a selection of 22mm straps without any problem. ...
by iain
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: What watch have you worn most during 2020?
Replies: 34
Views: 891

Re: What watch have you worn most during 2020?

I started using the on my wrist app about this time last year. It gives the number of times you’ve worn a watch over the last 30 and 90 days as well as an all time reading. Seeing as I’ve been using it for a year, the all time reading is my 2020 wear habits. This time next year I won’t be able to do...
by iain
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread
Replies: 5495
Views: 432890

Re: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

I tried this one on when I bought my El Primero from Owen Robinson in Leeds. This is the El Primero classic cars model but I found the Geneva stripes a bit too much and preferred the plain silver dial version. Still a great looking watch though. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-new-zenith-el-pr...
by iain
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:03 am
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

I have a theory about this...the "Good Old Days" Theory. By no means everyone does, but I feel that quite a lot of people feel an attachment for how things were when they first encountered the brand. Technically and perhaps stylistically, products might have improved out of all recognition, but the...
by iain
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: ZELOS "Blacktip" 200m Diver
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: ZELOS "Blacktip" 200m Diver

.......we'll get stung on import duty and customs charges :thumbdown: Import duties into the UK tend to be just under £30 including the courier’s admin fee. I’ve had 3 and it’s been consistent. If you buy from SeriousWatches in NL, the prices tend to be higher. Yes, I think Zelos declare the value ...
by iain
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Damasko: to in-house or not to in-house?
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: Damasko: to in-house or not to in-house?

I only own one watch with an in house movement and am more than happy with the ETA/Sellita offerings in many watches, even when I’ve paid more from Bremont and IWC. I’d be put off from buying an in house movement from a smaller company (in size, not status) as I’d worry about future servicing. Many ...
by iain
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Topical cartoons
Replies: 111
Views: 7273

Re: Topical cartoons

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by iain
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fergal (MiniMpi) Condolences
Replies: 40
Views: 1108

Re: Fergal (MiniMpi) Condolences

Sorry to hear the news. Condolences to you and your family.