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by 0uatiOW
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New CW owner confused
Replies: 24
Views: 1157

Re: New CW owner confused

I have bought 5 CW watches since 2017, and my experience has been mostly good, in fact I’d say very good. 2 watches (my 1st & 3rd purchases) went back - 1 for replacement and 1 for refund, and both times the experience was perfect. I was very impressed by the way they were handled at the time by And...
by 0uatiOW
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Wrist Size with a C7 Rapide Leather Strap
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Wrist Size with a C7 Rapide Leather Strap

^^ On my 7inch wrist the red/black Piccari leather strap was just too large on the last hole. I haven’t been able to use it, and switched to a bracelet.
by 0uatiOW
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Never Again
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Never Again

^^ Just be glad it wasn’t sent by Fedex. They charge as £12 handling fee.
by 0uatiOW
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What are you listening to right now ?
Replies: 3711
Views: 251902

Re: What are you listening to right now ?

Have recently resurrected some CDs and a CD player, now listening to The Kinks - The Ultimate Collection, which is a definitive compilation of their best songs. Ray Davies is a song-writing / story-telling genius and the music epitomises the 60s and (per the sleeve notes) a relative quiet journey th...
by 0uatiOW
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Oris Sixty-five Diver LE Honey X Revolution
Replies: 24
Views: 684

Re: Oris Sixty-five Diver LE Honey X Revolution

Good to see you back Gary, doing what you do best - posting pictures from the beach. Oris is one of my favourite brands, and the 65 has become their signature in my opinion. The bronze-edged bezel has been a simple change but one that’s transformed the character of the watch from a tool watch almost...
by 0uatiOW
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Do you like bronze watches?
Replies: 46
Views: 1268

Re: Do you like bronze watches?

^ Very interesting strap design thanks. The overall certainly reveals a war time era and one often reads about officers buying their own watches because they weren’t satisfied by the ones issued by the Military, but a JLC really? Personally, I would not replace or re-lume the hands. One of the marve...
by 0uatiOW
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)
Replies: 1662
Views: 151197

Re: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)

I also have a Summit watch presented to Dad for 25 years service at the Steelworks. The case back is stamped with his name and the British Steel logo. Not sure of age but either late 70's or early 80's. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190819/4bc9748d09087400a1c59b0bfacc4cbb.jpg Sent from my SM-G...
by 0uatiOW
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Do you like bronze watches?
Replies: 46
Views: 1268

Re: Do you like bronze watches?

@watchaholic can you show how the strap works? Looks an odd one.
by 0uatiOW
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Do you like bronze watches?
Replies: 46
Views: 1268

Re: Do you like bronze watches?

^ It either came raw or was cleaned. No way the nickel plating came off so completely in all the books and crannies with normal wear and tear. Someone’s taken a rag to it, and done a pretty decent job. It looks like something Piers could have done with his Pinions.
by 0uatiOW
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW spin on the Patek tagline
Replies: 52
Views: 1877

Re: CW spin on the Patek tagline

I was just about to make some popcorn 🍿 but then it ended.

I didn’t need google to tell me the Patek tagline, nor reveal that Quixote didn’t write a thing (it was Cervantes who did the writing). Worth a read, or indeed a repeat read.
by 0uatiOW
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Do you like bronze watches?
Replies: 46
Views: 1268

Re: Do you like bronze watches?

My only bronze watch to date. Although I believe it may have been nickel plated at one time. That’s pretty lovely. Looks like it could be brass rather than bronze? I have a few vintage pieces where the silver-coloured-plating or gold plate has been worn away, and they look like that underneath. I h...
by 0uatiOW
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: Rubber strap recommendations for my first CW!
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Rubber strap recommendations for my first CW!

Welcome to the world of CW watches.

Watchgecko has a large selection of straps. Their rubber Tropics are very good, but there are plenty of others too.
by 0uatiOW
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Incoming!
Replies: 19
Views: 619

Re: Incoming!

That is very, very nice. Congratulations. Breguet is a class brand and that is a work of art.
by 0uatiOW
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: History of Ball Watches
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: History of Ball Watches

Thanks for sharing this. It was worth a viewing - 30 mins long.
by 0uatiOW
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen Bespoke C4 search
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Stolen Bespoke C4 search

Shared a link and a picture on the CW Aficionados group. Good luck, hope it turns up and you catch the perp.