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by 0uatiOW
Sat May 23, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Matthew and Son - Opinions Needed!
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Matthew and Son - Opinions Needed!

The MAS Irukandji was launched on Kickstarter last year, with a choice of colours and (I think) a choice of crown positions. I’m not a backer, but am a member of a FB group where a few members have bought them and they are very happy with the watch and the way the campaign was run and executed. Matt...
by 0uatiOW
Thu May 14, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Improved 3D Printed Watch Winder Project
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Improved 3D Printed Watch Winder Project

I’m impressed. The Arduino looks really good, and the way you can customise the TPD and direction is very helpful.
by 0uatiOW
Thu May 14, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: “ISH” Time returns: the Meistersinger Metris
Replies: 28
Views: 662

Re: “ISH” Time returns: the Meistersinger Metris

Thanks for taking the time to build up the back story. I enjoy reading about the motivations and the journeys that we go through chasing this obsession we all share. Interesting looking watch and definitely as one gets old (me, not you), precision becomes far less important..... I share your admirat...
by 0uatiOW
Sun May 10, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: A new Brellum!
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: A new Brellum!

These are now available for order in black DLC or steel on the Brellum website. Price is CHF 3220, but if you are located outside Switzerland, the price without VAT is CHF 2990. Expect to pay import tax, which would add about £500 in the UK. They look absolutely amazing, priced above the list price ...
by 0uatiOW
Wed May 06, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: SOTC Gallery
Topic: Bahnstormer_vRS - CWs (plus) and Other Brands - August 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2179

Re: Bahnstormer_vRS - CWs (plus) and Other Brands - August 2019

Impressive collection Guy. After I read your OP, my reaction was “is that all?” because I seem to recall a year or two ago you seemed to have a new incoming every week or so......

Then I saw your follow up with “the others”. 😃

Very impressive.👍🤛
by 0uatiOW
Sun May 03, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW's first TV Advert
Replies: 78
Views: 3363

Re: CW's first TV Advert

I was a bit surprised, with this concerted push for a) a younger customer base and b) augmenting sales in the USA that they went with this faux 1950s RP “English Gentry” style of delivery. Assume it was meant to be tongue in cheek, but I thought it was a bit cheesy.
by 0uatiOW
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: How Have Your Tastes Changed
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Re: How Have Your Tastes Changed

My tastes haven’t changed so much. I still buy and wear mostly automatic (desk) divers, GMT/WT & chronographs. The two factors that have changed are: 1) I have increased the amount of money I deem acceptable for a watch 2) I am being more selective - that is, if a piece is perfect apart from one det...
by 0uatiOW
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Curmudgeons Corner
Replies: 2007
Views: 207501

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

Deliveries expected several days ago, and Royal Mail’s tracking system only tracks when they have already attempted delivery. :censored:
by 0uatiOW
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great move from CW
Replies: 35
Views: 1938

Re: Great move from CW

I’m afraid I see this as nothing more than a PR exercise. 10 NHS workers get a free watch. The others, working just as hard, taking just as much risk, get nothing. How exactly is this helping anyone apart from 10 individuals?
by 0uatiOW
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: 1899 Tiffany lady’s pocket watch
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: 1899 Tiffany lady’s pocket watch

Well that’s pretty conclusive. The appraiser missed a trick, surely?
by 0uatiOW
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: 1899 Tiffany lady’s pocket watch
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: 1899 Tiffany lady’s pocket watch

Welcome. A very impressive looking piece, beautiful detail. Have you got some documentation which dates it to 1899?
by 0uatiOW
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Let's play Subliminal Similarities
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Let's play Subliminal Similarities

A trio of the unpopular C7 Rapide Automatics....
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by 0uatiOW
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: C7 Rapide Automatic Strap Alternative
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: C7 Rapide Automatic Strap Alternative

^^^ I have 2 Erikasoriginals and they are excellent, but since the price increase, IMV, too expensive now. Depends how you see it, but if you picked up that last C7 in the sale for under £350, then €75 for a strap is rather a lot. Having said that, you’ve got a great saving, so maybe splash out? In ...
by 0uatiOW
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Watchmaking
Topic: Making-of the HERMÈS Carré H. Part 3: Watch Assembly + Handmade Barénia calfskin strap
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Making-of the HERMÈS Carré H. Part 3: Watch Assembly + Handmade Barénia calfskin strap

Thanks for posting this. It’s actually one of a series of 3 covering the manufacture of the movement, case & dial and finally the leather strap.

I like WatchAdvisor - they have some marvellous detailed videos, so I’ve just subscribed.
by 0uatiOW
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Forever watch...
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Forever watch...

The Zelos Mako is a great 40mm every day wear. They’re mostly sold out but regularly turn up used. The V3 turned a little more modern with a new range of dials, but for me, the V2 is the best of the lot. I have the V1 in bronze; the crown is a smidgen too small, and this was improved on the V2 by ad...