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by H0rati0
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Omega Extract of the Archives has arrived!
Replies: 19
Views: 2184

Re: Omega Extract of the Archives has arrived!

Hello there I got an email back from Omega, they will be issuing me with a refund and no archive extract. I don't know how I missed this info, when filling out my order, but they only do watches made before 2010. As mine was from around 2016/17 obviously, it's not available. Regards Steve That is s...
by H0rati0
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: Experience with Watchgecko Merriot Milanese
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Experience with Watchgecko Merriot Milanese

Gentlemen, thanks for your insights.

I may well take the plunge as I prefer the design to the Staib, but will wait a little to see what happens with the shipping costs. £20 even including VAT is out of order, ie we don't really want to ship to EU.
by H0rati0
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW CS
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: CW CS

Excellent to hear and thanks for posting. 8)
by H0rati0
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: Experience with Watchgecko Merriot Milanese
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Experience with Watchgecko Merriot Milanese

Anybody have one of these and care to comment? Even better would be a comparison with the Staib! https://www.watchgecko.com/merriott-quick-release-milanese-mesh-stainless-steel-watch-strap I am tempted, though Watchgecko now want to charge £20 to deliver in Germany and seem to be double dipping on t...
by H0rati0
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AF Switzerland Bracelet Pin Removing Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: AF Switzerland Bracelet Pin Removing Tool

It agree that it seems absolutely identical, I needed replacement pins and so took the chance and ordered the Horotec. I can confirm that they fit my AF version perfectly. Something to do with this probably: "We wish to inform you that AF Switzerland SA has decided to sell their tool and equipment b...
by H0rati0
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 60682
Views: 2775938

Re: Non CW of the Day

robdoe1993 wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:29 pm
Impulse purchase this week from M&W sale.2AE1F848-A5EC-482F-8F60-2A6251DA866A.jpeg
very nice!
by H0rati0
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: not a wind-up
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: not a wind-up

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:32 am
Very nice piece of kit, but a question for the techies...should a manual watch be on a winder?
I would think it ok as simulating random wearing positions, maybe even helps with timekeeping?
by H0rati0
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Personal Engraving?
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Personal Engraving?

I do not engrave - the sentiment comes from vintage pocket watches where, generally speaking, the value is diminished by personal engraving.

But in a family setting I can see the attraction.
by H0rati0
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Staib mesh bracelet?
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Opinions on Staib mesh bracelet?

Does look good and I prefer the clasp to the Staib which is butterfly and a bit overdone IMHO. FWIW, another what seems to be a nice bracelet (it gets good reviews) at a competitive price point is the Watch Gecko Merriot, also with QR. I am tempted, but will probably go Staib for my C1 if I do go fo...
by H0rati0
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Staib mesh bracelet?
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Opinions on Staib mesh bracelet?

Staib do offer brushed bracelets in some styles too, I would think preferable to employing the scourer!
by H0rati0
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping to the USA...advice.
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Shipping to the USA...advice.

Gar787 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:36 pm
Many thanks gents. The watch is now enroute to the US and your sage advice was taken and much appreciated.
Phil.
Phil

As a matter of common interest, how did you decide to ship in the end? Anything additional to share from your research?

nik
by H0rati0
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: N22 Alex Sport Bracelet issue
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: N22 Alex Sport Bracelet issue

All sorted now. Forgot how much of a pain trying to put back on a non-Quick release bracelet ! Louise is delighted to have her Alex Sport watch back in good health again. That's good to hear Ferg, did you get to the bottom of it or just a straight swap out? Just a straight swap out, couldn't figure...
by H0rati0
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: N22 Alex Sport Bracelet issue
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: N22 Alex Sport Bracelet issue

All sorted now. Forgot how much of a pain trying to put back on a non-Quick release bracelet ! Louise is delighted to have her Alex Sport watch back in good health again. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210221/5aaf2db8b578df6f99234685bf28363e.jpg Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk That's good t...
by H0rati0
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWL of the day
Replies: 31785
Views: 1786907

Re: CWL of the day

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by H0rati0
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Watches that have haunted you?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Watches that have haunted you?

I often wished I'd bought one of these back in the 90s - I could have managed on one kidney.....Maybe if I ever get to retire?
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