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by iain
Mon Feb 06, 2023 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch winder or no watch winder ?
Replies: 25
Views: 809

Re: Watch winder or no watch winder ?

JasperCat wrote: Mon Feb 06, 2023 11:13 am I like to see all mine lined up too… so I use this :shock:


I love how it comes with a security guard who lives inside the winder. You can see them peering off the window at the bottom of the winder watching out for any undesirable characters and keeping your collection safe.
by iain
Mon Feb 06, 2023 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bracelet resizing?
Replies: 49
Views: 1052

Re: Bracelet resizing?

^^^^ True, but they will probably work loose at the most inappropriate time. On the two occasions I’ve had things work loose, once a screw, once a pin, it was while I was on holiday away from my tools. With the screw I had two watches with me so I stopped wearing the other until I got home. For the ...
by iain
Mon Feb 06, 2023 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bracelet resizing?
Replies: 49
Views: 1052

Re: Bracelet resizing?

Any tips on using Loctite (and which one?) would be appreciated. I use blue loctite and just add a small dab to the screw using a pin to apply it to the thread. If you use too much it will ooze out as you tighten the screw but don’t worry it can be wiped away. Whatever you do don’t use red, that’s ...
by iain
Mon Feb 06, 2023 11:22 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Zelos moonphase
Replies: 13
Views: 183

Re: Zelos moonphase

If you’re interested you need to be there when these go live. Zelos watches tend to sell out very quickly with some going within minutes.
by iain
Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:32 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Time to retire from the game?
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: Time to retire from the game?

I’m coming round to this way of thinking myself but I’m not there yet. I’m aiming for 5-6 and calling it a day. I already have 3, possibly 4 of those slots taken with my IWC, El Primero and my JLC safe and I think the Bremont will be staying. I’ve got two to go to finalise the line up, one CW level ...
by iain
Sat Feb 04, 2023 9:51 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: How do you feel about buying personalized items?
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: How do you feel about buying personalized items?

I personally wouldn’t want a watch with someone else’s message engraved on it. I also wouldn’t engrave anything on mine. It’s the same with the Bremont military watches that pop up for sale from time to time, the ones with the logo from a regiment printed on the dial. If I have no affiliation with i...
by iain
Fri Feb 03, 2023 10:42 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Bader buckle
Replies: 20
Views: 412

Re: Bader buckle

I’m one of those people who think that bader, or any other deployants, are a solution to a problem that didn’t exist. I’ve purposely swapped out all mine on all my watches and swapped Zenith, IWC, Bremont and CW deployant/baders for standard tang buckles as they are far more comfortable. My dad on t...
by iain
Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 70459
Views: 3402448

Re: Non CW of the Day

Friday evening beer in my Iron Maiden tankard with some vinyl on the turntable.
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by iain
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:05 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread
Replies: 6300
Views: 565788

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

Mechanical alarm watch with a date function you say?

If only I had a spare £18k sitting round.....


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by iain
Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:54 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: White Sand Dune strap trial
Replies: 36
Views: 672

Re: White Sand Dune strap trial

Very frustrating to not be able to demonstrate that for you all in my pics! :thumbup: That’s all part of the fun Lindsay. Knowing that you’re in on some secret that only those who have owned and lived with this watch will understand. This is the watch gods not allowing you to share your intimate kn...
by iain
Fri Feb 03, 2023 7:47 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Earliest known wrist shot?
Replies: 27
Views: 569

Re: Earliest known wrist shot?

0uatiOW wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:46 pm You haven’t changed one bit!

Well you have, but I do recognise you in this photo Iain.


I don’t think I was wearing that hat when we met, that will be the only major difference I can think of.
by iain
Thu Feb 02, 2023 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 70459
Views: 3402448

Re: Non CW of the Day

^^^^ I’d guess about 2 mins past 12
by iain
Thu Feb 02, 2023 1:48 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 70459
Views: 3402448

Re: Non CW of the Day

Looks great and very similar to the strap that bremont sell with it now. (as worn by Robson green in his latest bbc2 thing) Yes, Bremont sell a chalgrove strap which is slightly different to the Hirsch but close enough to not be an issue. The Hirsch is also half the price of the Bremont which helps.
by iain
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW: Tradetime
Replies: 81
Views: 3269

Re: NEW: Tradetime

TheBeatles wrote: Wed Feb 01, 2023 9:43 am …….. barge pole springs to mind.

And a lot cheaper on eBay than a trade time watch…..


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by iain
Wed Feb 01, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Earliest known wrist shot?
Replies: 27
Views: 569

Re: Earliest known wrist shot?

My parents had a fire about 20 years ago and a lot of my childhood photographs were lost forever. This is a photo a friend passed to me taken around Christmas when I must have been about 9-10. I can’t recall the watch but I did have a Casio calculator watch around this time and I’d be surprised if t...