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by Wolfman53
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55016
Views: 2353831

Re: Non CW of the Day

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by Wolfman53
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Lasting Legacy - Important News from Christopher Ward
Replies: 120
Views: 13166

Re: A Lasting Legacy - Important News from Christopher Ward

I must admit that I find it a little strange that there is no reference to Chris's departure in the latest edition of Loupe.
Maybe it went to print before?

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by Wolfman53
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Vintage watch dealers
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Vintage watch dealers

Hi one and all, I'm looking into getting a birth year watch (1975). Wanting an Omega and currently looking at a Geneve or possibly a Seamaster. Although if the right watch came up, I would consider other makes. I'm just wondering if anyone can recommend a UK (or trusted international) seller ? Had ...
by Wolfman53
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I buy a watch winder ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1272

Re: Should I buy a watch winder ?

^^^The principal force acting on a rotor is gravity, so a lightweight rotor on a shallow incline will probably be less efficient than a heavy rotor operating in a vertical plane. Make sense? Yep. It don't work! That's an interesting use of a watch winder and makes a lot of sense to me. I have a Bar...
by Wolfman53
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)
Replies: 1737
Views: 156038

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

My two inherited vintage watches just back from the watch repairer. Both fitted to new Hirsch Regent Alligator straps. The Accurist has had a replacement movement and crown fitted and the Summit has had a second hand fitted and a service. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191014/bfba2a1496942fdf3d6...
by Wolfman53
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)
Replies: 1737
Views: 156038

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

Genève.jpg This used to be my grandad's. It's had a handful of services, a new mainspring, and a new crystal (which is definitely not sapphire crystal), and the second hand isn't standard issue either. Around 4 seconds a day fast, which is nothing to be sneezed at for a watch this old. I like it a ...
by Wolfman53
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Smiths Everest PRS-25
Replies: 43
Views: 4132

Re: Smiths Everest PRS-25

Just got this beauty. Taken the chunky bracelet off and replaced with a Watchgecko Simple Hand Made Italian in Chocolate. Stupidly didn't double check the size first and have ended up with the 40mm. Wanted the 36mm but I am keeping this! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190909/5e0ce6fbbb550c9187d8...
by Wolfman53
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)
Replies: 1737
Views: 156038

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

Called the watch repairer this week and was told that he couldn't do anything with it. Broken stem, cog wheel, jewel amongst other things! No idea how it came to be in such a state but the repairer has offered to speak to somebody he knows to see if he has a spare movement. Obviously not worth it f...
by Wolfman53
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)
Replies: 1737
Views: 156038

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

Called the watch repairer this week and was told that he couldn't do anything with it. Broken stem, cog wheel, jewel amongst other things! No idea how it came to be in such a state but the repairer has offered to speak to somebody he knows to see if he has a spare movement. Obviously not worth it fi...
by Wolfman53
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)
Replies: 1737
Views: 156038

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

Interesting question. I will try to remember to ask the watch repairer when I collect it. I didn't measure it but it will be in the region of 34mm. The Accurist is being repaired in a proper old school workshop. When I took it in there was a lady with a very unusual looking watch waiting to be serve...
by Wolfman53
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55016
Views: 2353831

Re: Non CW of the Day

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by Wolfman53
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Vintage watch of the day (30 years+)
Replies: 1737
Views: 156038

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

My Father's Accurist which I inherited a few years ago. It has been left in a drawer for 25 years but I recently decided it was time to spend some money on it and get it repaired and restored. The crown is missing and the movement needs a lot of attention! The watch is of little monetary value but o...
by Wolfman53
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Comparing Apples to Oranges: Tudor BB 58 vs. Oris Divers 65 Bronze Bezel
Replies: 13
Views: 1466

Re: Comparing Apples to Oranges: Tudor BB 58 vs. Oris Divers 65 Bronze Bezel

Love my Oris 65 Bronze bezel. Having a smaller wrist I went for the 36mm and I do regret this. The domed sapphire crystal helps the dial to pop and I received compliments in an Omega dealership a few weeks ago. Accuracy is consistent at + 4 seconds per day. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190726/...
by Wolfman53
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Dealers, discounts and finance....
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: Dealers, discounts and finance....

Hi Ricardo. I had a similar experience at a local Beaverbrooks store. I spent a very pleasant hour trying on various colour combinations and sizes of the Planet Ocean. I was refused any sort of discount twice and offered 48 months interest free instead. A good price is more attractive to me than che...
by Wolfman53
Thu May 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Reviews and Articles
Topic: C1 Moonphase review on ablogtowatch
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Re: C1 Moonphase review on ablogtowatch

Wow!
Do we think the previous Moonphase will be discontinued and maybe discounted?

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