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by H0rati0
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 3,000th post
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: My 3,000th post

Quality over quantity every time!
by H0rati0
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Keep This Forum Going?
Replies: 73
Views: 3065

Re: Why Keep This Forum Going?

Hmm, you're on to something. Having been here for only about 18 months, I too have noticed a marked change and the forum is a lot quieter. Perhaps we are irrelevant to CW's new direction (corresponding with the logo change) as they now seem to be aiming at being an upmarket Daniel Wellington and the...
by H0rati0
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FLE #8 - major changes
Replies: 88
Views: 3169

Re: FLE #8 - major changes

I'm done, I don't like the look of Al on a modern chunky watch and that plus the likelihood of reducing to 40mm is too much compromise. But many thanks to Kip for organising and I wish everybody going forward a congenial outcome.
by H0rati0
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!
Replies: 175
Views: 7325

Re: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!

2.) It doesn't have a screw down crown - water pressure is increased a lot from moving your arm in the water and the pressure of waves, and a crown that doesn't screw down can easily get accidentally pulled out! While not wishing to pick an argument with the sentiment of your post as I do agree in ...
by H0rati0
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!
Replies: 175
Views: 7325

Re: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!

cl11 wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:18 am


right. my pt is there shouldn't be any need to soak the watch in tap water after going to the pool.
SOP for divers is to thoroughly rinse all gear on egress from the sea or pool (training). Taking a shower probably works well enough if just wearing a watch.
by H0rati0
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!
Replies: 175
Views: 7325

Re: My C65 Trident GMT isn't waterproof!

This is getting beyond ridiculous.

So we have a movement guarantee but water resistance is not covered? Normal wear and tear render the guarantee void?

Shotgun, meet feet.
by H0rati0
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New CW owner confused
Replies: 31
Views: 2013

Re: New CW owner confused

PaulJS wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:30 am

Low expectations are easily met and exceeded but CW have priced themselves out of the low expectations bracket.

Cheers,

Paul
Good observation. If they want to play with the big boys, their game has to rise accordingly.
by H0rati0
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement
Replies: 56
Views: 1769

Re: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement

I don’t go with the comment you have made - “synthetic oil of itself does not deteriorate....” I understand that the lubrications used do generally have an expiry date, which presumably they wouldn’t have if the oil did not deteriorate? 5239FF9C-6058-4354-BB30-57C3EC9E1587.png Neil While making the...
by H0rati0
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Three watches you're proud to own -- for which you paid less than £600!
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Three watches you're proud to own -- for which you paid less than £600!

Can't do.

I have never paid less than £300 (SH natch) for a watch except my Seiko 5s since as a rule I buy for long term. The Seiko 5s are for rough stuff and though they have the limitation of no hacking, the VFM is outstanding.
by H0rati0
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement
Replies: 56
Views: 1769

Re: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement

The modern synthetic lubes should last until then. I see no obvious reason for a synthetic lube to deteriorate purely over time in a watch at all. They do deteriorate albeit slowly and the lubrication properties will change, my point was simply 5-7 years was the norm over 30 years ago and there is ...
by H0rati0
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement
Replies: 56
Views: 1769

Re: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement

My statement was nothing to do with the quality of service or otherwise (I have had several bad experiences). I have 5 CW's and they are great but the current design direction leaves me feeling a bit meh...!!! I too am not that comfortable with the current direction (dare I mention the logo positio...
by H0rati0
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement
Replies: 56
Views: 1769

Re: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement

I think I'm done with CW watches.... :( While all this backsliding and service issues are very trying, I think it important to maintain a perspective. CW can still build great value watches, many with excellent design and can, more often than not, still provide good service. Yes there are many inco...
by H0rati0
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement
Replies: 56
Views: 1769

Re: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement

The modern synthetic lubes should last until then. I see no obvious reason for a synthetic lube to deteriorate purely over time in a watch at all. In an ICE, the problems causing time limited oil deterioration are water, unburnt hydrocarbons and acids from combustion that attack the additives - not...
by H0rati0
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement
Replies: 56
Views: 1769

Re: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement

nbg wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:11 pm

The cost of a service for this model on our current price list is £150, and all of our repairs come with a 12 month warranty.
Translation: to extend the warranty by one year costs £150.
by H0rati0
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement
Replies: 56
Views: 1769

Re: 60|60 Watch Guarantee - Service Requirement

The guarantee has been decreased to 48 months. That is clear. I agree that 3-4 years service requirement is ridiculously conservative, 5-7 is realistic, particularly as many of us do not wear the same watch 24/7 anyway. Forget the comparison with cars, cars need consumables checking/renewing, watche...