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by H0rati0
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Worried I’m getting old!
Replies: 27
Views: 570

Re: Worried I’m getting old!

Gold is good. You can't go wrong.
by H0rati0
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Accuracy checking systems
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Re: Accuracy checking systems

The timegraphers are tempting (given the in depth analysis) but I too can see little point in the investment if one is not going to make adjustments oneself. Being a wearer and not a collector, I've (so far anyway) passed.
by H0rati0
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The cult of Seiko
Replies: 41
Views: 943

Re: The cult of Seiko

^^^^ Mineral glass use is more a case of horses for courses. One can make the argument that on a diver it is a better design choice as being much less shatter prone than sapphire. Sure it scratches easier but when underwater, whacking it on a wreck and having the glass shatter is not useful. Faux di...
by H0rati0
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: This day in post count history...
Replies: 31
Views: 1041

Re: This day in post count history...

1588 The Spanish Armada: DRAKE he's in his hammock an' a thousand mile away, (Capten, art tha sleepin' there below?) Slung atween the round shot in Nombre de Dios Bay, An' dreamin' arl the time o' Plymouth Hoe. Yarnder lumes the island, yarnder lie the ships, Wi' sailor lads a-dancin' heel-an'-toe, ...
by H0rati0
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Retailers honouring pricing errors?
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: Retailers honouring pricing errors?

Even if you have a valid contract, "taking action" is just not practicable. You have to prove loss/damages and legal expense/time required are astronomical - impossible to justify. Far better to just take your business elsewhere and do a deal with someone who wants to.
by H0rati0
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The cult of Seiko
Replies: 41
Views: 943

Re: The cult of Seiko

Whilst I can't quite go with the cult label, I do agree that Seiko is something special. That they have offerings in just about every possible niche (not forgetting that Orient is part of the stable) and yet remain so desirable is truly unique. I own three at the moment, all cheapies that get used f...
by H0rati0
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Identification of a pocket watch part
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Identification of a pocket watch part

The fusee chain snapping is a common problem and unfortunately not easy to solve. Two possibilities: 1. find a replacement chain on ebay or the like, making sure you get the end hooks. You'll need to measure with a micrometer. 2. Remove the broken link and re-rivet, a good watchmaker can do this but...
by H0rati0
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 59056
Views: 2609047

Re: Non CW of the Day

tartine.74 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:12 pm
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A pretty sight indeed, though a rare one.
by H0rati0
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mums Victoria
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Mums Victoria

Classical simplicity, looks great as is.
by H0rati0
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: ZeroWest RAF-C arrived
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: ZeroWest RAF-C arrived

Not really my cup of tea, but no faulting the passion, quality and attention to detail. Impressed!
by H0rati0
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 59056
Views: 2609047

Re: Non CW of the Day

Don't do it. That is a far nicer bremont than the hawkings imho +1. Crazy idea to sell a watch you like! Decision made - can’t bring myself to sell it so the Hawkins is a no go. Another Bremont is on the cards but a regular model I can afford without selling an existing. Oh, and I can’t believe I’m...
by H0rati0
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 59056
Views: 2609047

Re: Non CW of the Day

Too long out of the limelight, time to catch some rays.
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by H0rati0
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 59056
Views: 2609047

Re: Non CW of the Day

Serious contemplation time - after, stupidly, thinking about letting this one go a while back, it's in the thoughts again. It would probably have to go to part fund the Bremont Hawkings. I don't know if I can bring myself to do it as it's overtaken the MB2 in daily wrist time - not many days I don'...
by H0rati0
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)
Replies: 1820
Views: 171422

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

Kvam wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:58 pm
Here is mine for the day. Converted pocket watch from 1908...
Whoah, that is something rare. A repeater hunter/savonette movement presumably in a custom case?
by H0rati0
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: This day in post count history...
Replies: 31
Views: 1041

Re: This day in post count history...

jkbarnes wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:17 pm


Side note: Dijon is my favorite place in the world.
Dijon is very nice, must agree. Nancy also well worth a visit (when and if we ever can again).
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