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by PaulJS
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 48
Views: 1630

Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

Thanks for all the input - I am wavering between the two on almost a daily basis! In terms of driving dynamics the Exocet and the DBR1 homage should be near identical as they both take the same approach to the build: remove the old rusty MX5 body and replace with a stronger / lighter tubular chassis...
by PaulJS
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 48
Views: 1630

Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

432e8092dcbf1e908d952083f26ad44e.jpg A further complication has now arisen with regard to my Exocet build - it's shown above. I am certain that some on here will know what car this is a homage to (I deliberately avoid the term replica as, side by side with the original, it clearly isn't) and is bui...
by PaulJS
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Know, I Know...(Logo Opinion)
Replies: 36
Views: 1406

Re: I Know, I Know...(Logo Opinion)

Number of CW watches I purchased Pre logo move =8 Number of CW watches I have purchased post logo move =0 Number of current models that I would consider purchasing but for the logo = 4 Now, I may not be typical, but I cannot see anyone being put off buying a watch because the logo is in the traditio...
by PaulJS
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CS & 60/60 Test case.
Replies: 65
Views: 3044

Re: CS & 60/60 Test case.

So any plans to follow up on the shortcomings / lack of clarity over the warranty? I think if it were me I would be torn between : 1.Thinking life is too short to waste any more of it on trying to get some sense out of anyone at CW CS when operating from a distance. Their track record on recognising...
by PaulJS
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CS & 60/60 Test case.
Replies: 65
Views: 3044

Re: CS & 60/60 Test case.

An interesting experiment that seems to me to throw up several issues: 1.From the description of how the watch now winds it still seems to have a problem - all three of my Tridents can be wound until the cows come home and there is no judder or stiffness. 2. There was no detailed breakdown of the wo...
by PaulJS
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 48
Views: 1630

Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

I know what you mean about being done with rusty cars - I am of the generation whose first cars, although maybe less than 10 years old, were already full of newspaper and body filler having been designed with built in rust traps in the wings, wheel arches, sills etc. I briefly went the fibreglass ro...
by PaulJS
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 48
Views: 1630

Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

Great news on the MOT pass! And the extra inspection sounds very promising... Let us know if you decide to move it on! I keep toying with one of these as a next car. ;) That aside though, I still feel that you should use this one as a donor; it'll make your life easier! Cheers, I can definitely rec...
by PaulJS
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......
Replies: 48
Views: 1630

Re: Fulfilling a Lifelong Ambition.......

Just a quick update....... The £300 MX5 sailed through its MOT last Friday with just a couple pf advisories relating to some surface corrosion in non critical areas. Not too bad for a completely unknown ( to me ) twenty year old car. As it turns out, unbeknown to me the owner of my local garage that...
by PaulJS
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Luxury watches...worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 1012

Re: Luxury watches...worth it?

I think that indulging in expensive watches is a demonstration of Maslow's hierarchy of needs - in the Western world we all, generally speaking, are able to exceed our needs and then we move on to wants. It just depends how the wants manifest themselves: cars, holidays, homes, clothes, etc. Few peop...
by PaulJS
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Quartz Trident?
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: New Quartz Trident?

All good points Paul, and I tend to agree. More than that, though, surely the quartz models were great lower priced entry points into the world of CW. I know that was the case for me - though I've only got quartz ones at the moment (as you say, the convenience for a watch I relied on for work outwe...
by PaulJS
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Quartz Trident?
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: New Quartz Trident?

Mixed feelings over the demise of CW quartz. On the one hand they have, IMO, been getting disproportionately expensive compared to the automatic option - especially the Trident. On the other hand CW have produced some great entry level quartz models (C7 and C4 for example) and some lovely COSC model...
by PaulJS
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Quartz SMP battery ?
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Quartz SMP battery ?

Have used http://www.swisswatchworkshop.co.uk/ for a battery replacement on a Tag. £80 including a pressure test and excellent service / communication from Ernest. Also Omega specialists ( among other top brands ) so would be able to address the other issues, no doubt much more cost effectively than...
by PaulJS
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Argos - Book of Dreams
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: Argos - Book of Dreams

:silent:
smegwina wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Fascinating blast from the past there.

I am sure I read somewhere that the Argos catalogue is only beaten by the Bible for the most printed editions.

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But I bet the Argos catalogue is the most read :lol:
by PaulJS
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What Happened with TigerChris??
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: What Happened with TigerChris??

Okay, what a jolly jape!!

Relieved that we haven't lost a great contributor.

Thank you for letting me know.

Cheers,

Paul
by PaulJS
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What Happened with TigerChris??
Replies: 3
Views: 333

What Happened with TigerChris??

I look away for a day or two and come back to find Chris banned.

Can someone please enlighten me?

Cheers,

Paul