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by H0rati0
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: I bought a Rolex above rrp
Replies: 27
Views: 826

Re: I bought a Rolex above rrp

Insanity. There are plenty of desirable watches other than Rolex out there.
by H0rati0
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New Omega Bond watch
Replies: 19
Views: 609

Re: New Omega Bond watch

The previous version is still available in quantity, no problem to pick them up new for less than €4000. Apart from the tacky (IMHO) 007 second hand, I prefer it. But each to his own.
by H0rati0
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps
Replies: 47
Views: 1970

Re: Ooh la la! 'French Style' straps

Question on the watchgeko strap for those that have them please... I would quite like to try one on my little LLD but it has awkward lug width of 19mm. Do you reckon a 20mm strap would squidge in enough to fit and not look dodgy? thanks Difficult to say, mine seem a pretty generous width at the spr...
by H0rati0
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Quartz Trident?
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Re: New Quartz Trident?

For me, I see quartz as utilitarian, mechanicals collectible. With very few exceptions, who would trade/buy a SH quartz? So while I own a few quartz watches (non CW) for me they are just there for specific uses revolving around situations where I wouldn't dream of risking a precious mechanical. Give...
by H0rati0
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Misery seeking company
Replies: 15
Views: 1010

Re: Misery seeking company

Update: Thanks to all who helped me on this thread. The good news is after I contacted Steinhart they offered to have Fedex pick up my watch on their tab and evaluate repairs. I retrieved the watch from my local watchmaker since he hadn't realigned the GMT hand yet, and after Fedex picked up the wa...
by H0rati0
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does the C8 Power Reserve wear?
Replies: 15
Views: 575

Re: How does the C8 Power Reserve wear?

Not sure, but maybe even the SS Damaskos have a coating and in my experience any coating wears through (even if one avoids scratching or dinging) no matter how hard and hey presto it triggers my OCD. The Damasko cases are hardened all the way through, not just on the surface (Sinn’s Tegimented and ...
by H0rati0
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Know, I Know...(Logo Opinion)
Replies: 36
Views: 1471

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

IMHO, all the logos except the twin flags have been somewhat problematic, the current one being more so because it is long and unbalanced. Go with the flags at a suitable balanced position (it's versatile) and confine the name to the case back. It's all very well being trendy and disruptive, but it ...
by H0rati0
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Show your pet!
Replies: 652
Views: 72220

Re: Show your pet!

We have had Shepherds for the last 13 years now, the first one arrived as if by destiny. We lost our black lab of twelve years and shortly afterwards I dreamt vividly that we had a Shepherd with a very bushy tail, so vividly I mentioned it to my wife who was rather expecting we would get another la...
by H0rati0
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does the C8 Power Reserve wear?
Replies: 15
Views: 575

Re: How does the C8 Power Reserve wear?

I owned one a while back and was very surprised to find it got marked by wearing a nato strap (the case-back). I think because it is a sort of matt finish and not completely smooth it can get flat spots that notice. Was that a black or SS version? Not sure, but maybe even the SS Damaskos have a coa...
by H0rati0
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Belated birthday / black Friday Bremont?
Replies: 36
Views: 974

Re: Belated birthday / black Friday Bremont?

Not I. Great choice - the only Bremont I'd consider myself.

If the price is right.....
by H0rati0
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does the C8 Power Reserve wear?
Replies: 15
Views: 575

Re: How does the C8 Power Reserve wear?

Don't dismiss the DLC coating. Had mine since they first came out and not a nick on it. Check out wikipedia to see just how hard a DLC coating is. It's all just personal preference. It's a large watch and the black case is just a little less conspicuous with warmer tones. Possibly better in winter ...
by H0rati0
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does the C8 Power Reserve wear?
Replies: 15
Views: 575

Re: How does the C8 Power Reserve wear?

Cmward wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:50 pm
The DLC case is much more attractive without appearing gaudy like the stainless.
SS is "gaudy" now? If so, I'll take gaudy over DLC any day - one dink and it's toast.
by H0rati0
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SH21 movement and number of jewels
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: SH21 movement and number of jewels

... The ETA/Sellita movements do not do GMT properly, they just allow monitoring of a second/third time zone from the home time zone, ... Largely true but there are exceptions. The ETA C07.661 is a proper GMT calibre with an independent hour hand that advances/retards the date as it is wound past 2...
by H0rati0
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SH21 movement and number of jewels
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: SH21 movement and number of jewels

There's more than quick setting to a "proper" GMT watch. While independent setting of the 24hr display and normal hour hand are necessary, the date also has to be coupled to the normal hour hand so that when travelling from east to west the date moves backward when the normal hour hand crosses midni...
by H0rati0
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: IWC smart watch videos
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: IWC smart watch videos

Lovely!

Disclosure: as an electronics engineer, I'm a little biased.....