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by iain
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Lights and Snow Flurry on Forum
Replies: 52
Views: 1592

Re: Christmas Lights and Snow Flurry on Forum

I always get in trouble at home for getting my daughter overexcited about the build up to Christmas so I can’t claim to not like this time of year. As for it getting earlier every year, I once saw Christmas cards in the shops at the Boxing Day sales, I then pointed out to my wife that it was only 36...
by iain
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: They shall not grow old…11/11/21
Replies: 15
Views: 462

Re: They shall not grow old…11/11/21

Glad they arrived safely and they are appreciated. Don’t worry Steve, our other secret is safe……
by iain
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Pics from the walkers
Replies: 238
Views: 8912

Re: Pics from the walkers

Bit of a chilly one today. Storm Arwen has brought some snow and ice. You can’t see on these pictures but the power-lines across the moor have blown down. While the power is off, I didn’t fancy getting whipped by a flying cable so turned back. It’s my works do later this afternoon round Leeds. I was...
by iain
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Happy Birthday Bahnstormer_vRS
Replies: 42
Views: 536

Re: Happy Birthday Bahnstormer_vRS

Happy birthday, hope you have a great day.
by iain
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?
Replies: 21
Views: 389

Re: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?

Yes from me, I like this style of stitching and have a leather on my El Primero and a canvas on my trident with it.
by iain
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Watch brands that speak to you
Replies: 44
Views: 999

Re: Watch brands that speak to you

I can’t believe no one has mentioned Verbalise watches yet.....

https://talkingwatchshop.co.uk/mens-wat ... 07lbk-p588

Sorry, I’ll get my coat.
by iain
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: C60 Chrono hybrid strap…aftermarket ideas please.
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: C60 Chrono hybrid strap…aftermarket ideas please.

Whenever this question comes up it seems like a race to recommend the Hirsch Robby. Ian beat me to it this time.
by iain
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: IWC service / repair / info
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: IWC service / repair / info

This may assist, indicative pricing by model in CHF. Note that a service carries a 24 month warranty. https://www.iwc.com/content/dam/service/service-prices/service_pricelist_EN.pdf Thanks for sharing, I’d not seen this before. Interesting to see the difference in cost between the in house chronogr...
by iain
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: IWC service / repair / info
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: IWC service / repair / info

The older standard pilot chronograph uses a Valjoux based movement so is probably easily serviced outside of IWC. The doppel and other special ones will use in house which would limit your options, You can of course check which movement the watch in question has on the watchbase database. https://wa...
by iain
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Watch brands that speak to you
Replies: 44
Views: 999

Re: Watch brands that speak to you

I’ve owned quite a few watches since I started to take a more serious interest in them. With many brands I’ve owned just the one watch, but there are 4 brands where I’ve owned multiple different ones. These are IWC, Bremont, Zelos and Christopher Ward. I’m not sure why Zelos appear as I’ve sold ever...
by iain
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tribus Orders
Replies: 178
Views: 5746

Re: Tribus Orders

What!! Googling Tribus IWC the only hit I get is a loose comment from Joshua Flagg in an article from WIAA where he says: All of their watches will use Swiss-made cases and movements (I understand it’s the same case manufacturer as IWC), with the four core TRIBUS models at launch all chronometer-ce...
by iain
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Ferg - MiniMpi is a legend!
Replies: 27
Views: 534

Re: Ferg - MiniMpi is a legend!

36,000 posts. It’s a good job you stick to CW watches, I’m not sure you’d have time to post on another brands forum as well.

Well done and thanks for all you contribute.
by iain
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Hand wound vintage chronograph(s and other musings).
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: Hand wound vintage chronograph(s and other musings).

Do you subscribe to the telephone theory to explain the elongated three, six and nine minute markers on old chronographs? I do Steve, to me the other explanations don’t hold up in comparison. I’ve seen a post somewhere about it, where a page from the original maker’s instructions was posted and it ...
by iain
Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Newbie chronograph question
Replies: 24
Views: 398

Re: Newbie chronograph question

The majority of chronographs, and all the ones I’ve owned, have a running seconds on one subdial. The chrono second is always in the centre, with minutes and hours on the other subdials.

There are exceptions to this but most seem to follow this format.
by iain
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Skool
Replies: 21
Views: 539

Re: Old Skool

It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it. That’s what gets results.....