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by strapline
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: SOTC Gallery
Topic: Stefs march 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 170

Re: Stefs march 2020

Well, that's a really nice quiver of watches, I enjoyed looking through them. I Wouldn't want to part with any of them, the JLC Reverso is spectacular. Really like the Oris Big Crown, probably un-patinated for me. And it just has to be the Explorer I, the ultimate one watch collection. You must have...
by strapline
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Observation on watches running slow
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Observation on watches running slow

^^ ^^ KevinB Through my own personal experience of auto's, I find that there's a general behavioural trait as to whether they gain or lose time. A lot has to do with the state of the mainspring. When they are fully wound they release their energy a fraction slower, often resulting in your watch losi...
by strapline
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Elliot Brown tops out
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Elliot Brown tops out

^^ ^^
Yes, I liked the look of the Marloe, too. Had to do a double take on the Briston Clubmaster, I thought the case was made out of tortoiseshell - cellulose acetate, apparently.
by strapline
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Elliot Brown tops out
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Elliot Brown tops out

I’ve got a William Wood on order. It has some personal links for me in it’s history, plus I think it looks great. I bought a Timex M79, then returned it because I’ve never had such an uncomfortable bracelet on my wrist. You could see the gaps where it had ripped the hairs from my wrist!! Just goes ...
by strapline
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Elliot Brown tops out
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Elliot Brown tops out

Like many on here, I keep an eye out in various publications for new watches, watch comparisons and best watches under a certain price etc. So, I was delighted to see a UK brand, that I'm a huge fan of, Elliot Brown, top a list featured in GQ magazine for best watches under £500. Though a smaller br...
by strapline
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Single-handed 24 hour watch
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: Single-handed 24 hour watch

Well, I didn't know these even existed, nor do I feel any more enriched for knowing they do. Imo...kind of pointless, or handless even. Call me old fashioned, but I do like to see a minimum of two hands on a watch dial. Don't think I could even accommodate a jumping hour. Analogy: A bike looks and f...
by strapline
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: A robust beater
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: A robust beater

Like the old saying goes, "where there's muck, there's brass, 904L stainless...and gold, no less." :lol:
by strapline
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Trident GMT or Diver???
Replies: 13
Views: 1603

Re: C60 Trident GMT or Diver???

Well, if you're a diver or you spend time in two or more time zones, let that be the determining factor. Other than that, hold on to the one that keeps the best time, and keep an eye out for the cracking crown/wind issue I've read about on here. Hopefully both are free of that.
by strapline
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Musings on a Rolex Sub 14060
Replies: 16
Views: 3444

Re: Musings on a Rolex Sub 14060

^^ ^^ At least... 95% of the population have no interest in watches per se. 95% of the population would not consider spending north of £7600 on a watch, whatever the serial No. As an after thought, most of that significant number of people think that the crown is a show on Netflix. A cyclops is a mo...
by strapline
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: A new take on the dive watch???
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: A new take on the dive watch???

Err...not for me. It's a Bauhaus diver, or should that be a Bhs diver? Not likely to ever get wet unless it's splashed with Riesling in a very hip, design-led workspace. Sinn and submarine steel, now that's a diver. Helvetica Neue is not a selling point either. Bit of a disaster me thinks. :lol: :lol:
by strapline
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Musings on a Rolex Sub 14060
Replies: 16
Views: 3444

Re: Musings on a Rolex Sub 14060

Well...it would have to be the four line of text for me. Nothing is ancillary there and, to me, it is all part of the Sub DNA. The word 'superlative' is...well...superlative. It's as emblematic as the Rolex crown to me. It tells you that you are buying in to a brand that is at the vanguard of watchm...
by strapline
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Tudor Black Bay 58 Is The Biggest Bargain In Watchmaking
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: The Tudor Black Bay 58 Is The Biggest Bargain In Watchmaking

The answer to that question is a definitive NO, imho. That said, it's a very, very nice dive/everyday-wear piece. I do think it represents a significant bang for your buck.There is a lot of build quality in the watch at that price point. Tudor is really emerging as a brand in its own right, largely ...
by strapline
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: An (en)grave mistake
Replies: 23
Views: 1715

Re: An (en)grave mistake

As some might know, my recent order included the option to have it engraved. What I found interesting (weird) is when I asked CW's CS what type of font, the size, and position that it would be engraved (and perhaps some images of others), I was simply told that it's a hold font lightly engraved int...
by strapline
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: An (en)grave mistake
Replies: 23
Views: 1715

Re: An (en)grave mistake

IMG_2080.jpeg This is the only engraved watch I have and it's the Tyneham by Elliot Brown. The black PVD outer ring was blank and Elliot Brown had all the engraving done for me to include the words 'one of a kind', because this watch was built to my spec. They were very careful to use the same font...
by strapline
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: An (en)grave mistake
Replies: 23
Views: 1715

Re: An (en)grave mistake

You don't want your watch to look like it has just come out of a seedy tattoo parlour down some back alley in the port of Marseille. :lol: :lol: I like that line a lot!!..mind much if I use it?... :lol: That quote wasn't levelled at your watch btw. It was just a general observation. You're more tha...