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by iain
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 29
Replies: 31
Views: 911

Re: Coronavirus Weekly Check-In Thread - March 29

One of the Doctors at the hospital where I work has started a blog for the BBC about how the Trust is preparing for the inevitable increase in patients, it’s certainly an interesting time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52078012
by iain
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: ETA vs Sellita cost difference?
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Re: ETA vs Sellita cost difference?

How can you take new vs old stock out of the equation? It literally IS the equation. The 'obvious reason' for the Selitta being more expensive is because it is new stock, and IWC have had a price increase since the ETA version was received by the retailer. It's that simple. The retailer has kept th...
by iain
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: ETA vs Sellita cost difference?
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

Re: ETA vs Sellita cost difference?

A few interesting responses so far. I know a lot of us criticise brands that charge a lot more than others for a watch which houses the same, or similar, movement. My use of IWC was not intended to open up the value proposition, but to show how the exact same watch from the same manufacturer can use...
by iain
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: ETA vs Sellita cost difference?
Replies: 11
Views: 1701

ETA vs Sellita cost difference?

I’ve noticed something strange going on with the IWC mark XVIII, I've not checked this out extensively but a quick look at Berry’s jewellers shows me this. (Note the watch in question and the price being in pounds are not important to the point I’m making) Here we have a Mk XVIII on a bracelet with ...
by iain
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55700
Views: 2391676

Re: Non CW of the Day

Nice, although I think it’s a great looking watch on the leather strap too. I tried one on last year and would be very happy to have it in the collection. The original santoni straps don’t wear very well and age very quickly. Not found an aftermarket strap which looked as good as a new santoni stra...
by iain
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55700
Views: 2391676

Re: Non CW of the Day

Clarky wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:57 pm
That looks fantastic on the bracelet 8) :thumbup:
Thanks, I know I’m biased but you’re spot on there.
by iain
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55700
Views: 2391676

Re: Non CW of the Day

Well after much deliberation, I finally decided to take to plunge and add the bracelet to my Mark XVIII. So glad I did, it transforms the watch.
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by iain
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55700
Views: 2391676

Re: Non CW of the Day

watchaholic wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:22 am
New braclet fit tonight...BAM!!!
Excellent, you’ll be pleased you went for it. Since swapping my EP from the strap it’s not gone back.
by iain
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: STRAPS FOR A MK2 38mm C60 600 TRIDENT BLACK/BLACK GMT
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: STRAPS FOR A MK2 38mm C60 600 TRIDENT BLACK/BLACK GMT

Bader clasp on a regular (non-Bader) strap. Not much to see other than the redundant keeper. Hope that helps. P3020007.JPG That’s an unusual strap Phil. I have tried a ‘normal’ strap on a bader before but there is usually a gap where the tang from the buckle sits. Your strap doesn’t seem to have th...
by iain
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55700
Views: 2391676

Re: Non CW of the Day

Sunday afternoon, fire lit and feet up.

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by iain
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: If you want to buy a Rolex
Replies: 218
Views: 15874

Re: If you want to buy a Rolex

....... and David M Robinson in Manchester, have always provided me with exemplary service. While hoping to not go completely off topic, I’ve also got a lot of positive things to say about David Robinson in Manchester. When I was looking to buy my IWC I visited a few ADs prior to the release of the...
by iain
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55700
Views: 2391676

Re: Non CW of the Day

paw3001 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:28 pm

The goose is a GMT and brown!
That’ll teach me to not pay attention......

Enjoy the flier, don’t often see those.
by iain
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55700
Views: 2391676

Re: Non CW of the Day

paw3001 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:44 pm
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I do like that. Is it the wright flier or the spruce goose?
by iain
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Buying 2nd hand, stuff to learn
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Buying 2nd hand, stuff to learn

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:11 am

#Rule2 - If in doubt, don't.
#Rule3 - If all else fails, refer to #Rule2
by iain
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Mk3 Red vs. Black vs. Blue
Replies: 8
Views: 1279

Re: C60 Mk3 Red vs. Black vs. Blue

I have a black 40mm mk3 trident and recently bought a nearly new blue 40mm GMT in the clearance sale. The blue stayed for about 48 hours and the went back as a 60/60 return. Why? The black with the polished face just seemed to have more depth to it and just looked a better watch. I realised that eve...