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by H0rati0
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this how they get you?
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Is this how they get you?

Rule 2 applies I believe 8)

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by H0rati0
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWL of the day
Replies: 29949
Views: 1641448

Re: CWL of the day

15th day on call, +9 seconds and another shuffling of the strap inventory
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by H0rati0
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: This day in post count history...
Replies: 24
Views: 639

Re: This day in post count history...

1499

In September, Switzerland became an independent country, by seceding (more or less) from the Holy Roman Empire.

They celebrated no doubt by making watches and secret bank accounts :shock:
by H0rati0
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The value of Provenance
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: The value of Provenance

Urban myth? IIRC, Rolex can identify owners from serial numbers, so in theory the original owner should be able to get his watch back, finders is not necessarily keepers.
by H0rati0
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: I think I’ve hit a milestone
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: I think I’ve hit a milestone

I think more a case of serious infection!
by H0rati0
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Red Bezel Tridents
Replies: 44
Views: 1408

Re: Red Bezel Tridents

TheBeatles wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:31 pm


They look good in photos, see pic above, but not good for quick glances. In certain lighting, the hands disappear. For my eyes anyway.
Very true, the hands should have been blued steel, but I like mine anyway! Gratuitous shot on CW blue rubber:
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by H0rati0
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: A different way to wear a watch strap
Replies: 22
Views: 2687

Re: A different way to wear a watch strap

I find reversing particularly effective with Natos which for me anyway seem to have an overly short buckle side.
by H0rati0
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: “Yes, Minister” - Fantasy vintage watch picker
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: “Yes, Minister” - Fantasy vintage watch picker

Hmm, that's throwing down the guantlet Steve.

My wife and I (she being Bavarian) too very much enjoy the "Minister" series, though I am never sure whether to laugh, cry or both.....much of it is so close to the reality, which is of course its enduring appeal.
by H0rati0
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: The Pocket Watch Gallery
Replies: 94
Views: 31341

Re: The Pocket Watch Gallery

My go to dress watch for serious occasions: The Field by JW Benson. This is an 1894 model especially for the "Sporting Country Gentlemen", claimed as the first watch with "shock absorbtion" whatever that means! Runs within a few seconds day with plenty of power reserve (easily more than 24 hours tho...
by H0rati0
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What drives me to collect watches?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: What drives me to collect watches?

I hope I do not collect watches! By that I mean that I consider myself a wearer of watches who likes (in some respects needs) a level of variety in form and function. Example justification: I wouldn't wear a diver to a black tie event.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it.....8)
by H0rati0
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Watch buying - the questions we ask ourselves
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Watch buying - the questions we ask ourselves

I have five rules: 1. Buy what I like correlated with what I wear for a specific use/occasion 2. Must be durable & solid eg. no coatings/plate 3. Affordable/value for money 4. At least original box or box obtainable 5. Buy ruthlessly on price-condition The first rule means that I pass up a lot of wa...
by H0rati0
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 58021
Views: 2478399

Re: Non CW of the Day

stefs wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:18 pm
Not surprisingly my new arrival
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Very nice! Personally I'm pleased you went for a Datejust and cyclops - excellent choice IMHO.
by H0rati0
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tribus Watches
Replies: 92
Views: 3041

Re: Tribus Watches

I quite like the small seconds hand COSC. With you on that. Nice enough, but I'm out with no date and anyway I already have a Fortis Hedonist in that space. The rest do nothing for me and as for "my dog sighs"? Not even if hell freezes over.....but each to his own and at a premium I don't doubt. Sh...
by H0rati0
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 58021
Views: 2478399

Re: Non CW of the Day

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by H0rati0
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Cartier Tank Replacement Strap?
Replies: 30
Views: 571

Re: Cartier Tank Replacement Strap?

there’s a difference between proper sizing and proper fit. And it wasn’t so much about having a hole is just the right place as it was where the clasp and watch head each came to rest on my wrist - proper fitting clasp (flat against my wrist) meant the watch was slightly skewed. hear him, hear him!