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by UncleDicky
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Rolex Milgauss - anyone own one - opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Rolex Milgauss - anyone own one - opinions

I've been promised a fancy watch if I hit my targets at work for the next six months - as this is imminent by May I'm starting to compile a list at around the £6k mark...

Anyone got one of these? Ticks a lot of my boxes.
by UncleDicky
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Watch item of interest BBC News.
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Watch item of interest BBC News.

I don't think there's much to concern us here. Appears to be project fear 'we're allll doomed I tell ye!'
Switzerland has a track record of executing swift trade deals and it's customary for the terms of previous relationships to be honoured whilst new ones are negotiated.
by UncleDicky
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Elliot Brown Holton Professional - new British Military Issue watch
Replies: 59
Views: 5686

Re: Elliot Brown Holton Professional - new British Military Issue watch

Oh, and the Bezel is every bit as extraordinary as Guy describes, you could use it as a nail file or to grate parmesan cheese over your spaghetti when on patrol! Quite the nicest bezel action I've ever turned!
by UncleDicky
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Elliot Brown Holton Professional - new British Military Issue watch
Replies: 59
Views: 5686

Re: Elliot Brown Holton Professional - new British Military Issue watch

Guy popped in to Palmer Towers on his way to Edinburgh on Friday for a cup of tea. He was kind enough to show me the Holton Pro. In the flesh this is an extraordinarily cool bit of kit. It oozes quality, intent and low profile. It's a lot thinner than most EB watches and very comfortable on the NATO...
by UncleDicky
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edinburgh GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 19th January 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 8005

Re: Edinburgh GTG - Chat with Chris - Saturday 19th January 2019

looks interesting, Guy stopped off at Dickie Towers on his way to Auld Reekie and showed me the new MOD issued Elliot Brown Holden in the flesh - what a lovely bit of kit that is! , I was very jealous facing a weekend of dump runs and trying to get a handle on the wasteland that is our garden. I wil...
by UncleDicky
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Geckota E-01 ETA
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: Geckota E-01 ETA

I've got a couple of the older Geckota watches and I must say that you cannot fault their quality or value for money. Astonishingly well screwed together and finished with quality materials. I think we're all off agreement that Geckota are a first class maker of straps, I have several and they never...
by UncleDicky
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Elliot Brown Holton Professional - new British Military Issue watch
Replies: 59
Views: 5686

Re: Elliot Brown Holton Professional - new British Military Issue watch

https://www.pageandcooper.com/blog/the-elliot-brown-project-354-holton-professional-limited-edition/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muEPEvywUoc&feature=youtu.be Watching the P&C video, they show there is a special star tool needed for changing the spring bars, which is provided with the watch. The...
by UncleDicky
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer on website
Replies: 65
Views: 5451

Re: C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer on website

very nice - night have to spring for one of these!
by UncleDicky
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW Forum Survey
Replies: 92
Views: 5561

Re: CW Forum Survey

done - very happy to bribe the prize draw to fix it for me! :D :D :D
by UncleDicky
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quartz question
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

Re: Quartz question

Thanks Paul, I think I'll take the CW route.
Regards
Richard
by UncleDicky
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quartz question
Replies: 16
Views: 1348

Quartz question

evening all, My wife's Trident C300 38mm blue needs a new battery, it was a new watch in 2016, now I might as well get the seals changed whilst I am at it and then the watch will be going up for sale, this is because she want's an Elliot Brown. Question - should I send it back to CW for new seals an...
by UncleDicky
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Do your kids wear a watch?
Replies: 29
Views: 1751

Re: Do your kids wear a watch?

Yes, My son (12) has an Invicta Pro Diver in blue 38mm. He wears it on a bond nato. He's also got several vintage Seiko 5s And a MWC G10 quartz. And a Geckota Uhr style One hour chronograph I'm going to get him a G-Shock for Christmas My daughter (9) has a casio digital My wife wears a blue Trident ...
by UncleDicky
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Technical question re automatic chronograph movements
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Technical question re automatic chronograph movements

That’s a Valjoux/ETA 7750 movement, and regardless of age/useage, they’re known to be jerky/stuttery in the fashion you have described. Quite normal, if irritating. Check it out on YouTube. But the time-keeping should remain accurate regardless of how displayed. In general, I’m not a fan of keeping...
by UncleDicky
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Technical question re automatic chronograph movements
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Technical question re automatic chronograph movements

I've recently (last week) purchased my first Automatic Chronograph, a 2016 flavour Hamilton Broadway AutoChronograph bought from a forum member for a very reasonable price indeed. I've not had much of a chance to wear it, but put it on today. This evening I was cooking the kid's dinner and decided t...
by UncleDicky
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Panerai Radiomir California 3-Days
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Panerai Radiomir California 3-Days

I think that’s a very attractive watch indeed and interesting to see a mix of roman and Arabic numerals. Don’t think I’ve seen that before. It's a style of dial called 'Californian' or 'California' You see it in other brands as well, micro brand wise Gruppo Gamma did one a few years back. If you lo...