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by jkbarnes
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: Rubber strap recommendations for my first CW!
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Rubber strap recommendations for my first CW!

I picked the Hirsch Arne performance strap for my C65 Trident Vintage and absolutely love it. A bit over your price point (by $10) but totally worth it. It's a sailcloth textured, waterproof leather bonded to a natural rubber. It's waterproof, incredibly comfortable, and not hot at all in the summer...
by jkbarnes
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loupe #14 | Autumn 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 917

Re: Loupe #14 | Autumn 2019

^^ now that’s an excellent and constructive post. DavecUK, I’m glad to have you on the forum! As I commented on an earlier post of your, your observations about the QC/CS issues are accurate and move the conversation forward. I think I would eagerly sign up for a program you suggested. I look forwar...
by jkbarnes
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Can the forum format be changed?
Replies: 49
Views: 978

Re: Can the forum format be changed?

I find it interesting that one would consider hitting a like button interaction. It just shows how much social media outlets like FB and IG have influenced perceptions. It’s worth noting that the like button was added as a tool to promote engagement, as distinct from interaction. By engagement I mea...
by jkbarnes
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QC Issues C9 Chronometer - Excellent Resolution by Mike France
Replies: 61
Views: 2479

Re: QC Issues C9 Chronometer - Excellent Resolution by Mike France

Thrilled to hear your very unfortunate situation has been resolved, Dave! That gives me confidence about ordering from CW in the future...that Dartmouth has been on my mind quite a bit! I’d like to add an aside to this story. While your QC incident was horrible to read about, I thoroughly enjoyed RE...
by jkbarnes
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: London GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 31st August 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3810

Re: London GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 31st August 2019

welshlad wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:31 pm
...It's more of a navy blue...
That’s the answer I was hoping for! Thanks!
by jkbarnes
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: London GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 31st August 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3810

Re: London GTG / CW Event - Chat with Co-Founders - Saturday 31st August 2019

Neil,

Is it accurate to say the blue dial of the Dartmouth is a darker blue than the dials of the other C65 Tridents, as your photos seem to indicate?

Thanks!
Andrew
by jkbarnes
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing the C65 Military Range - Dartmouth / Sandhurst / Cranwell
Replies: 105
Views: 5050

Re: Introducing the C65 Military Range - Dartmouth / Sandhurst / Cranwell

I wish there were some lume shots, especially of the Sandhurst and the Cranwell. What surprises me is that I quite like the Dartmouth despite the presence of elements that I DON’T like on other models. That doesn’t make much sense! And does the blue of the Dartmouth look to be a slightly darker shad...
by jkbarnes
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Interesting Article on Watches in the Workplace
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Interesting Article on Watches in the Workplace

Interesting read on watches in the modern workplace. Thoughts?

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/your-w ... 1566933401

EDIT: Ugh, looks like there might be a paywall. Anyone experiencing that? Sorry folks. :thumbdown:
by jkbarnes
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Iconostasis - the Watch Wonderwall
Replies: 32
Views: 1029

Re: Iconostasis - the Watch Wonderwall

For how many of us in the US, was this our first watch? I know it was for me, and I wore it for years! And the same was true of my parents’ generation. Nowadays, maybe not so much. I wish I still had mine.
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by jkbarnes
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FLE #8 - poll #2
Replies: 38
Views: 1597

Re: FLE #8 - poll #2

Other than the second hand, what’s the difference between options 1 & 2? Clearly I’m missing something.
by jkbarnes
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: A 500 year history of how to set your watch
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: A 500 year history of how to set your watch

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:47 pm
Sorry, Andrew, don’t have a clue. I just googled vintage chronograph.
Well it’s not likely I would have been able to afford it anyway.
by jkbarnes
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: A 500 year history of how to set your watch
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: A 500 year history of how to set your watch

A lot of old chronographs used to have longer markers at the third, sixth and ninth minutes. I believe this was because telephone companies used to charge for calls in blocks of three minutes. https://assets.catawiki.nl/assets/2016/4/9/c/6/b/c6b0a9ac-fe3d-11e5-81b6-dd084f285215.jpg What model of Om...
by jkbarnes
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What book are you reading
Replies: 474
Views: 44008

Re: What book are you reading

The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

Absolutely brilliant take on world history. It’s going to very much change my whole approach in class with my students.
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by jkbarnes
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did you first hear about Christopher Ward
Replies: 31
Views: 944

Re: How did you first hear about Christopher Ward

I discovered Christopher Ward on a men’s style blog I follow. They had a nice review of the C60 and were giving one away. That led me to the website, where I’d check in every now and then. Fast forward a few years to the months leading up to my wedding. My wife asked if I’d like a nice watch as a we...
by jkbarnes
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: A 500 year history of how to set your watch
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: A 500 year history of how to set your watch

Great piece, thanks for sharing. I had completely forgotten about calling up for the time & temp as a kid. My, how things have changed!