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by FloridaPhil
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Fergal (MiniMpi) Condolences
Replies: 40
Views: 1108

Re: Fergal (MiniMpi) Condolences

Deepest sympathy to you and your family Fergal.
by FloridaPhil
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 59972
Views: 2677335

Re: Non CW of the Day

Still deeply impressed with my Oceanus


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by FloridaPhil
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: How many interviewers did they need!!
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Re: How many interviewers did they need!!

As a small business employer, I find it's really difficult to establish 'does this person have common sense' in an interview. I value that quality more than paper qualifications, the ability to use the right language and phrases, and a lot of the other tosh that professional HR people seem to want t...
by FloridaPhil
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW offering zero percent interest for up to 6 months through Paypal
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: CW offering zero percent interest for up to 6 months through Paypal

CW is now offering 12 months interest free credit through Paypal on any purchase over US$750 or £500. http://bit.ly/cwintfree Looks to be available in the USA, which Klarna's Finance wasn't. Am I reading it correctly Phil? Guy Sent from my Xperia 5 using Tapatalk I believe you are Guy. I received 2...
by FloridaPhil
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW offering zero percent interest for up to 6 months through Paypal
Replies: 8
Views: 643

CW offering zero percent interest for up to 6 months through Paypal

CW is now offering 12 months interest free credit through Paypal on any purchase over US$750 or £500.

http://bit.ly/cwintfree
by FloridaPhil
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Its what we've all been waiting for . . . .. .
Replies: 53
Views: 3320

Re: Its what we've all been waiting for . . . .. .

I love bi-compax chronos so this looks good to me, and the name is in the 'right' place too! Not sure about the yellow - it's a little bit 'shouty' to me. On the other hand, had it been orange highlights I may well have gone for one. Maybe other variations will be released in due course. Regarding t...
by FloridaPhil
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Quartz Alternative to Seiko SARB033 - Suggestions?
Replies: 26
Views: 1493

Re: Quartz Alternative to Seiko SARB033 - Suggestions?

Looks great, what is its model number please? It's the SGEG61 but I don't think it's been available for quite a few years. Edit: there's a new one available on eBay ex-Singapore for $87 right now with free international shipping https://www.ebay.com/itm/SALE-Seiko-Black-Dial-Stainless-Steel-Strap-M...
by FloridaPhil
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Quartz Alternative to Seiko SARB033 - Suggestions?
Replies: 26
Views: 1493

Re: Quartz Alternative to Seiko SARB033 - Suggestions?

My quartz GS look-a-like. $60! This was one of my 2 daily wearers for several years before falling down the rabbit hole..


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by FloridaPhil
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Yet another new Speedmaster...
Replies: 36
Views: 1500

Re: Yet another new Speedmaster...

If I had the cash lying around, I'd have one for sure.
by FloridaPhil
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 52 Field Watch
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Newmark 52 Field Watch

This is correct. I just chatted with Ewan Wilson, the owner of Newmark, and he confirmed 2hz, 4 ticks of the seconds hand per second which means that my other part was incorrect. The seconds hand on a 28.8k movement does in fact move 8 times per second.
by FloridaPhil
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 52 Field Watch
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Newmark 52 Field Watch

This helps, a little. Still looking.

https://www.gq.com/story/watch-glossary-frequency
by FloridaPhil
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 52 Field Watch
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Newmark 52 Field Watch

A bit more research on the ol' Interweb suggests that the Seiko Instruments VH31A 1/4 second Quartz; (seconds hand ticks at 1/4 seconds) used in the Newmark 52 works out to 2Hz; therefore low-beat. I'm thoroughly confused! Guy I may be wrong, but my understanding is that the vibrations per hour are...
by FloridaPhil
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 52 Field Watch
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Newmark 52 Field Watch

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:56 am
Interestingly, in has a relatively new Seiko quartz movement with 4 ticks per second, making it look like a low-beat automatic.
Wouldn't that make it the equivalent of a 28.8 mechanical movement?
by FloridaPhil
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Newmark 52 Field Watch
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Newmark 52 Field Watch

I own the Newmark 71 myself (2 in fact) but this release leaves me somewhat cold. Not sure why they decided to make it with a quartz movement rather than using a Miyota 9000 series again but I still wouldn't have bought one anyway.