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by strapline
Sat May 25, 2024 8:56 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Thumbs up for @missf
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Thumbs up for @missf

10+ yrs on the forum, in excess of 12,000 posts. What a servant and what a discussion starter. It seems @missF is checking out…for the most part anyway. Often you don’t miss something til it’s gone. Leave a thumbs up or even a few kind words if you wish. :clap: :thumbup:

Des
by strapline
Fri May 24, 2024 5:46 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: I'm scared to buy this watch...... (UPDATE!)
Replies: 39
Views: 1477

Re: I'm scared to buy this watch...... (UPDATE!)

I wanted to leave a small comment on learning that you’d be less present round these parts. You’ve been a Stirling ambassador to this forum, though wait, don’t you live in Edinburgh!? 😂 In many ways I’ve often checked in just to see what watch related stuff you have for us to chew on. It’s invariabl...
by strapline
Fri May 24, 2024 7:18 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Schofield Obscura
Replies: 29
Views: 963

Re: Schofield Obscura

I agree with Lindsey, many more to choose from at that price point. But the hour hand, where is it on the lume shot. Too black, a touch of colour would’ve helped. But, I absolutely love the coloured lume. Look at the lume photo posted by kev017 . I think you were referring to the minute hand rather...
by strapline
Fri May 24, 2024 7:03 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Schofield Obscura
Replies: 29
Views: 963

Re: Schofield Obscura

Wow, I'm glad I checked in on the forum today just to see this. I love it, frankly it's remarkable. It's hard to be objective about something so subjective. This is high art meets watchmaking. It won't be for everyone, nor is it intended to be - there are only forty of them, something else that real...
by strapline
Fri May 03, 2024 7:09 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: A pop of colour...
Replies: 86
Views: 2188

Re: A pop of colour...

Great idea for a thread, Lindsey. I too think the new CW 12X would really benefit from a little pop of colour, it’s just a little too industrial for me without. I love the Damasko you posted, the second hand and date in lime green works magic here. Black watches with small red accents seem to really...
by strapline
Fri Apr 26, 2024 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loupe 33
Replies: 18
Views: 920

Re: Loupe 33

Just been reading through this episode online. Was particularly interested in the the interview with MF and PE and the 20th anniversary of Christopher Ward as a brand. Prior to that I read the piece by Ken Kessler about the quartz crisis and the emergence of the underground mechanical watch movement...
by strapline
Sun Mar 24, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New CW Sealander Chronograph
Replies: 145
Views: 8956

Re: New CW Sealander Chronograph

Looks interesting. Like the applied numerals. As to the is it quartz or mechanical question, surely it’s mechanical. It says chronometer on the dial. Doesn’t that only apply to mechanical watches? Pretty much every quartz watch ever made can p**s on the COSC standard of -4/+6s per day.

Des
by strapline
Sat Mar 16, 2024 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: 50th birthday watch - Schofield The Light / General Purpose Field Watch
Replies: 33
Views: 1286

Re: 50th birthday watch - Schofield The Light / General Purpose Field Watch

Hi Lindsey! I haven't been around for a while, just occasionally lurking - God I hate that expression. First off, I wanted to wish you a happy 50th, it's quite the milestone. I haven't engaged with the whole birthday thing on here, watches have been a big enough distraction in and of themselves. I m...
by strapline
Tue Jan 30, 2024 8:13 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: To keep or to sell? THIS is how to decide!
Replies: 23
Views: 1389

Re: To keep or to sell? THIS is how to decide!

That has really bought a smile to my face, Lindsey. It really is this simple, the ultimate litmus test. :lol: :lol:

Des
by strapline
Mon Jan 29, 2024 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Zenith Chronomaster Original Triple Date Moonphase
Replies: 32
Views: 1785

Re: Zenith Chronomaster Original Triple Date Moonphase

That is just stunning, though utterly impractical for my myopic eyes. Would struggle to read the date let alone the day and month which look tiny. I love chrono's and the Chronomaster original would be very possibly top of my personal grail list. The 3 coloured subdials are so iconic. As a bonus thi...
by strapline
Sun Jan 28, 2024 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The Rolex Air King - Ref 126900
Replies: 22
Views: 1235

Re: The Rolex Air King - Ref 126900

Sometimes it feels like we're on a Rolex forum rather than a CW forum, there's a lot of love for the crown round these parts. :lol: That's a very nice watch I might add, congratulations. It's great when you've coveted a watch for a long time and it eventually materialises. Only just noted how simila...
by strapline
Sat Jan 27, 2024 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The Rolex Explorer
Replies: 45
Views: 3135

Re: The Rolex Explorer

Mmmmm, interesting quandary. I remember reading your previous post too. Clearly your issue appears to be with the make of the watch and what that means to you. You obviously like the watch, if it said IWC or Bremont on the dial we probably wouldn't be having this conversation. I only have a very mod...
by strapline
Fri Jan 26, 2024 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coming: the ultimate C60 Trident Pro 300
Replies: 68
Views: 7162

Re: Coming: the ultimate C60 Trident Pro 300

I read this in Loop, too. I'm in the market for a really nice diver, but am looking for something a little different (I think). My eye has really been taken by the Formex Reef, but it might be worth keeping the ol' powder dry until this is revealed.

Des
by strapline
Fri Jan 26, 2024 9:55 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Smart Watches and the Smaller Watch Trend
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: Smart Watches and the Smaller Watch Trend

(1)Are smaller watches the future? Or will things equalise out between the two extremes with watches most of us feel comfortable with? (2)How will the physical size of smart watches affect the watch buying decisions of the public now and into the future? This is an interesting thread,Iain. I've cho...
by strapline
Sat Jan 20, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: From your largest to your smallest....
Replies: 29
Views: 1706

Re: From your largest to your smallest....

I seem to have settled on a range of 43mm-39mm, and I only have tool watches at present. I think that's my personal sweet spot with future watch purchases probably falling between the 39-41mm range.

Des