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by FloridaPhil
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWL of the day
Replies: 28386
Views: 1555816

Re: CWL of the day

There was always something about my GMT I wasn't quite sure about and I nearly sold it. Then I remembered my own advice to try it on a different strap. Glad I did. I took the bracelet off and found that the watch works beautifully on the CW soft-touch strap which seems to reduce the perceived lug si...
by FloridaPhil
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Crown "cracking"
Replies: 19
Views: 730

Re: C60 Crown "cracking"

Several of my CW watches have exhibited this behavior. It bothered me at first but I believe the cause to be item 2 above and have decided to live with it. No big deal.
by FloridaPhil
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 mk3 half link alternative
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: C60 mk3 half link alternative

That's good news going forward. Sadly, I personally have zero interest in the mk3 Trident.
by FloridaPhil
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Interesting UK Kickstarter - Nardi
Replies: 27
Views: 1159

Re: Interesting UK Kickstarter - Nardi

It really needs the original style Trident waterdrop hour hand!
by FloridaPhil
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tudor Oyster SubMariner 7923
Replies: 39
Views: 1526

Re: Tudor Oyster SubMariner 7923

Perhaps your question would be better directed at whoever gave you the valuation but, regardless, I think I'd be seeking multiple independent assessments of value before sending it to auction. The estimate may be right but it may also be wrong; high or low.
by FloridaPhil
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 mk3 half link alternative
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: C60 mk3 half link alternative

Clever solution. Why CW fails to recognize this is an issue, I have no idea. I have brought it up repeatedly with them and finally gave up when I asked the question via internet at one of the GTGs and CW himself smirked and told me to get in touch with him so he could tell me how to use the micro-ad...
by FloridaPhil
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55086
Views: 2356361

Re: Non CW of the Day

Running -5s over the first week. Not per day - the week. Pretty impressive.


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by FloridaPhil
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 71 Sports diver
Replies: 100
Views: 3948

Re: Newmark 71 Sports diver

Update received this morning from Newmark regarding the bezels. It would appear that the swap is not as easy as, say, an SKX or Turtle bezel that does not have the bearings. On balance, I think the degree of difficulty in swapping the bezels might have been made clearer at the time of ordering but I...
by FloridaPhil
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 71 Sports diver
Replies: 100
Views: 3948

Re: Newmark 71 Sports diver

Ah, I didn't get an insert with mine. Okay, yes, that wording was used elsewhere and that's where the confusion arose. When I asked Ewan about it he said that the bezel must be mounted on the watch so that the bezel insert could be correctly aligned the first time it is installed into the bezel. Ap...
by FloridaPhil
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55086
Views: 2356361

Re: Non CW of the Day

golfjunky wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:44 pm
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Outstanding Greg. Really lovely looking vintage piece with a great patina.
by FloridaPhil
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 71 Sports diver
Replies: 100
Views: 3948

Re: Newmark 71 Sports diver

Ah, I didn't get an insert with mine. Okay, yes, that wording was used elsewhere and that's where the confusion arose. When I asked Ewan about it he said that the bezel must be mounted on the watch so that the bezel insert could be correctly aligned the first time it is installed into the bezel. App...
by FloridaPhil
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 71 Sports diver
Replies: 100
Views: 3948

Re: Newmark 71 Sports diver

I emailed him last night for bezel removal instructions. I've done bezel swaps before so I'm confident I can do it but I'd just like his 'official' take on it. The bezel comes as an entire piece - not just the insert and the 12 hour bezel has a different retaining spring so it becomes bi-directional...
by FloridaPhil
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 71 Sports diver
Replies: 100
Views: 3948

Re: Newmark 71 Sports diver

I ordered a spare bezel as these are a very small run (300 in total) and spare’s are limited, but the bezels can only be fitted once so unlike on a Rolex GMT master for instance you won’t be able to swap between bezels as you destroy the insert to get underneath it to be able to get the bezel off 😞...
by FloridaPhil
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 71 Sports diver
Replies: 100
Views: 3948

Re: Newmark 71 Sports diver

Phil0886 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:20 pm

Also ordered the same in blue and trying to decide if I can justify keeping both...
I also bought the 12 hour bezel for mine so I can swap as desired. I am really tempted to go back for the silver version.
by FloridaPhil
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 71 Sports diver
Replies: 100
Views: 3948

Re: Newmark 71 Sports diver

Mine arrived yesterday. This is my first experience backing a Kickstarter watch. I think the bracelet is absolutely fantastic, it's comfortable, flexible and looks appropriate to the watch so I guess it's horses for courses. I do agree on the lume - it kept up with my GS overnight which is high prai...