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by 0uatiOW
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deep sea diving for Oldies
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Deep sea diving for Oldies

Well, I have a Bremont S2000 and the only water it has seen is rain. The HRV has no chance of ever being used while it’s in my ownership.
by 0uatiOW
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Has Rolex gone to far...
Replies: 19
Views: 686

Re: Has Rolex gone to far...

I tend to agree with Paul Thorpe from the Youtube clip. While the parts may not all be original parts, the watches are essentially Rolex watches, but granted it would depend how much of the watch has been replaced with aftermarket parts. If the sellers customise on behalf an owner (that’s Bamford’s ...
by 0uatiOW
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Know, I Know...(Logo Opinion)
Replies: 36
Views: 1423

Re: I Know, I Know...(Logo Opinion)

it’s perhaps fair to point out that the people running the business don’t appear to think it’s bad for business, if that makes sense. I suspect the huge increase in sales has been due to a large increase in marketing budget and a focus on social media. The launch of a very attractive C65 and the Mk...
by 0uatiOW
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tiber leather Watch Strap
Replies: 18
Views: 1022

Re: Tiber leather Watch Strap

I have a black XS. It’s good quality but I don’t wear it much (CW XSs are a bit short for me, the regulars are too long) so it hasn’t softened up much, and it is pretty thick at 4mm (both ends). Mine is a 20mm with a standard taper to 18mm at the buckle.
by 0uatiOW
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Belated birthday / black Friday Bremont?
Replies: 36
Views: 964

Re: Belated birthday / black Friday Bremont?

A little known fact is that when you send an MB in for service you can choose a different colour bezel, Do you mean the band around the case, rather than the bezel? Yes I do - my mistake. The coloured aluminium case ring in interchangeable. That means you can buy an orange MB and then change to a g...
by 0uatiOW
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Belated birthday / black Friday Bremont?
Replies: 36
Views: 964

Re: Belated birthday / black Friday Bremont?

Great buy Guy. You won’t be disappointed with the quality. Bremont’s are beautifully made, solid as a rock, but they are pricey. Customer service is excellent, so I guess you’re paying for that in the purchase price. A little known fact is that when you send an MB in for service you can choose a dif...
by 0uatiOW
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: Handmade leather watch roll
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Handmade leather watch roll

I just received a handmade watch roll from Etsy seller dferichs. The quality is superb, and heat stamped initials are included. I’m really happy with it though I made a mistake and bought the quad version instead of the 3 watch version and it is on the large size - 26cm long and 10cm in diameter. It...
by 0uatiOW
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 53944
Views: 2316355

Re: Non CW of the Day

As the weather turns colder, a Magrette bronze gives a warm tone. I’ve listed this in Sales Corner in case anyone is interested.
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by 0uatiOW
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Learning to maintain a watch...
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Learning to maintain a watch...

Learning how to maintain a watch to save on servicing costs is quite a decision! Not that I’m trying to discourage you from learning a new skill.... My watchmaker charges under £50 for a basic service on old automatic or manual wind watches. I’m being vague on costs because I’m pretty sure they were...
by 0uatiOW
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For sale section is really limited
Replies: 28
Views: 1180

Re: For sale section is really limited

Now is the time when I’m wanting to use a “Like” button to show appreciation for straight-talking posters. :thumbup:
by 0uatiOW
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Luxury watches...worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 1013

Re: Luxury watches...worth it?

I’m reading the question in 2 ways. Firstly, in a purely financial sense, are they worth it? No. The sum of the parts will never add up to the price, even when the cost of labour and other added value is taken into account. Now comes the second question: are they worth it to us as individual consume...
by 0uatiOW
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Trident 3 GMT Movement
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: C60 Trident 3 GMT Movement

ETA movements and their respective Sellita equivalents are virtually identical in function, but as I understand it the supply of ETAs is falling and they are becoming more expensive, and this trend has been happening for a while. While having one or the other doesn’t bother me, I’d be very surprised...
by 0uatiOW
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: It's good to be back
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: It's good to be back

Blimey, and ouch. Welcome back to the forum - a lot has happened in the last 24 months, and much has changed in the world of CW.
by 0uatiOW
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Rugby World Cup
Replies: 112
Views: 2881

Re: Rugby World Cup

Shaky start from England, too many errors already. A bit nervous sitting here this morning.
by 0uatiOW
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition
Replies: 97
Views: 4390

Re: C65 Anthropocene Limited Edition

^^ Agree on the hands. I like a pointy hand, the sharper the better. The cricket bats are a bit podgy for my personal taste.