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by nigelb001
Tue May 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: GYRE SeaCleaner - coming to Kickstarter
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: GYRE SeaCleaner - coming to Kickstarter

Duly backed. I like the look of the watch, I like the price, I like the idea and the sentiment and I don't have a solar watch so what's not to like. It will probably end up on a rubber strap though, I don't do NATOs but not a dealbreaker.
by nigelb001
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C7 Rapide Quartz
Replies: 25
Views: 1141

Re: C7 Rapide Quartz

My Rapide Quartz is one of my most worn watches, purchased at 50% off about a year ago. Great buy! But for me it needs to be on the bracelet.

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by nigelb001
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotor tried to takeoff when manually winding
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: Rotor tried to takeoff when manually winding

I also had a C8 Pilot Auto that exhibited this effect which I could see clearly through the small display window in the back. Before I was able to send it back to CW the symptom disappeared so I didn't bother. After a year of wearing, I passed it on to my son, who has been wearing it intermittently ...
by nigelb001
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great move from CW
Replies: 35
Views: 1934

Re: Great move from CW

I'm sure that the 1.3 million struggling NHS staff will be absolutely over the moon that 10 of them will get a free watch they didn't really want at this time. Sorry CW, this is just a thinly veiled PR stunt.
by nigelb001
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 269
Views: 18129

Re: Coronavirus

These are strange times that are unprecedented, the like of which have not been seen for several generations. Personally, I am quite privileged. I am retired, mortgage free and my various pensions are likely to continue for as long as there is not a total collapse of the financial systems. So, I’m a...
by nigelb001
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling CW to forum member?
Replies: 22
Views: 2589

Re: Selling CW to forum member?

There you go, nearly there :D :thumbup:
by nigelb001
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Selling to US buyers
Replies: 9
Views: 959

Re: Selling to US buyers

Having experienced the delights of the US Postal Service several times both inward and outward, frankly I wouldn't bother again and would stick to UK only in future. :(
by nigelb001
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christopher Ward Price for a Battery Replacement.
Replies: 13
Views: 1230

Re: Christopher Ward Price for a Battery Replacement.

Recently the battery expired in my Bulova Curv. I took it to Timpsons in my local Tesco. They charged £28 including a pressure test and a card entitling me to free replacement batteries for life for that watch, which may be a good thing as the original lasted less than 3 years. It was done in 15 min...
by nigelb001
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Your Favorite Quartz CW Watch?
Replies: 35
Views: 5969

Re: What's Your Favorite Quartz CW Watch?

My favourite Quartz CW watch is my only CW watch - the C7 Rapide Quartz. Love this watch and it is my grab-and-go watch. I love the colours, legibility, the almost sterile dial and the fact that there is no CW logo apart from the twin flags. Even though I am reducing my collection significantly this...
by nigelb001
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 automatic steel bracelet - not quick release?
Replies: 18
Views: 3352

Re: C65 automatic steel bracelet - not quick release?

I agree, changing bracelets can be a pain in the proverbial, there is a knack to it that comes with experience. On the other hand we would complain about gaps around the lugs if they were too slack. It's not just a CW thing they are all the same, just some are a bit more difficult than others.
by nigelb001
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Breguet 5349 Is A Crazy $850,000 Mega Watch
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: The Breguet 5349 Is A Crazy $850,000 Mega Watch

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:57 pm

If that’s a choice, good on you!
:lol: No not a choice...…my pension doesn't quite stretch and I'm not prepared to sell my soul to the Devil. But if, in my dreams, my 'man stuff kitty' went to that figure there'd be many other things that would give me more satisfaction than a crazy watch.
by nigelb001
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Breguet 5349 Is A Crazy $850,000 Mega Watch
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: The Breguet 5349 Is A Crazy $850,000 Mega Watch

I think I'll pass on that one. :?
by nigelb001
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Timex M79 Automatic
Replies: 18
Views: 1659

Re: Timex M79 Automatic

Nice enough, but for that price a Seiko or Orient would be my choice (if I was in the market for a similar watch). I don't see Timex as a particularly cool brand though.
by nigelb001
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Happy 50th Birthday MiniMpi
Replies: 29
Views: 1964

Re: Happy 50th Birthday MiniMpi

Happy birthday Ferg, have a good day :-D \:D/ :cheers:
by nigelb001
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quartz - no need to hide...
Replies: 37
Views: 2829

Re: Quartz - no need to hide...

No problem with quartz here, I like to keep a variety of options. Although I have offloaded a lot of watches over the last couple of years, I have a mixture of movement types. Currently 3 Quartz 2 Manual wind 4 Automatic I have to admit the quartz ones are my 'in a hurry, grab and go' watches. So no...