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by Fat-Sam
Wed May 12, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C63 Sealander Collection
Replies: 576
Views: 30557

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Lovely watches as they are, and I applaud :clap: CW for the collection, if they had done the white C63 Sealander GMT in 42mm and a completely orange GMT hand then I'd buy one straight away. Unfortunately @39mm that's too small for me (the smallest watch I have is 40mm). I also don't own a watch tha...
by Fat-Sam
Tue May 11, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C63 Sealander Collection
Replies: 576
Views: 30557

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

I think the standard auto is a cracking watch. Yes and No. I think the white is absolutely outstanding, whilst I do find the black Auto a bit ordinary. A quality watch, at an excellent price but the black has nothing to distinguish it from other brands - it feels like the type of watch I could easi...
by Fat-Sam
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmm. What to wear tomorrow...
Replies: 21
Views: 973

Re: Hmm. What to wear tomorrow...

All great choices and you picked a good one! With regards to the back pain, I cracked the little bones thaf hold the discs in place (using a stupid lifting technique after years of rolling my eyes when people told me how to lift safely)- I frequently had a disc that could trap nerves giving me awful...
by Fat-Sam
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C63 Sealander Collection
Replies: 576
Views: 30557

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

The white dial auto is really appealing- but my Laco Cuxhaven has a white dial so may be selling that to part fund the c63!
by Fat-Sam
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generic watch purchase advice post
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: Generic watch purchase advice post

Thanks everyone for the replies- kind of what I think I was looking for subconsciously... the Reverso was the heart buy but so many people were telling me “Sub!” that I started to question myself. In answer to some of the questions/comments: It’s a gift so I wouldn’t get an older one and a bb58 but ...
by Fat-Sam
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C63 Sealander Collection
Replies: 576
Views: 30557

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

Really nice watches and after years of saying I didn’t mind (and quite liked) the 9 o’clock CW placement, I have to admit these look better to me 😂😂
by Fat-Sam
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generic watch purchase advice post
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Generic watch purchase advice post

I know these posts pop up everywhere, the “I’m stuck between two amazing watches but have convinced myself only one of them is perfect for me and I need strangers to help me find the right answer” type posts. I also figure I can’t go wrong with either as they’re both great but here goes: I am due a ...
by Fat-Sam
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: SEIKO SPB 143 v C60
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: SEIKO SPB 143 v C60

That Seiko is the one that nearly tempted me out of Seiko retirement. I’ve owned a lot of Seiko divers, most of the mechanical ones at some point in some colour or variant and one thing I’d say from experience is when I’ve see a really cheap version online from a grey market dealer- these have tende...
by Fat-Sam
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus Vaccine.
Replies: 201
Views: 7385

Re: Coronavirus Vaccine.

I had my first jab a month ago but waiting to hear back about the second - I had a slight preference for the Pfizer so picked a large hospital I used to work to have my first jab as knew they would have the facilities and infrastructure to administer the Pfizer one (which as others have said is more...
by Fat-Sam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The watch gods giveth and the watch gods taketh away (incoming grand seikos)
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: The watch gods giveth and the watch gods taketh away (incoming grand seikos)

Those are beautiful Seikos. I’d love to have either. Just a personal opinion, but that BOR bracelet just isn’t the quality to pair with that amazing case. I don’t have recommendations, but I’d be going with straps all the way. Yeah I liked the blued second hand which wasn’t on the sbgw231 strap ver...
by Fat-Sam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The watch gods giveth and the watch gods taketh away (incoming grand seikos)
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: The watch gods giveth and the watch gods taketh away (incoming grand seikos)

Yeah I think there’s been so many in and out this late year (I’m known as “the watch whore” by my mate 😂)- still got 2-3 more to sell but sold my beloved Mitsukoshi Speedmaster and the Tudor along with an Oris divers 65. Still hoping for a belated 40th watch and got my vintage omega being serviced s...
by Fat-Sam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The watch gods giveth and the watch gods taketh away (incoming grand seikos)
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: The watch gods giveth and the watch gods taketh away (incoming grand seikos)

Thanks 😊

I don’t pick the spring drive up until tomorrow but the manual wind beads of rice offering wears really well- looks and feels very much like a Rolex datejust on jubilee.
by Fat-Sam
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The watch gods giveth and the watch gods taketh away (incoming grand seikos)
Replies: 11
Views: 454

The watch gods giveth and the watch gods taketh away (incoming grand seikos)

After another clear out in my eternal search for a perfect smaller collection I’ve ended up with 2 new grand seikos- preferring the smaller sizes I went with a sbgw235 which is really beautiful, one of the most aesthetically pleasing watches I’ve seen in the metal. And an old favourite came back- th...
by Fat-Sam
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: A BB58 Happy New Year
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: A BB58 Happy New Year

Congrats on the purchase- I got a blue one new on new years day, had zero intention but a friend bombarded me with whatsapp messages telling me I was mad not to and how much it would suit me amd I snapped and bought it. So glad I did as it’s such a good wear, much better on than I’d anticipated. Wh...
by Fat-Sam
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Wristwatch Handbook
Replies: 27
Views: 711

Re: The Wristwatch Handbook

It’s also on eBay even cheaper- I tend to always check both sites for those sort of purchases as you can often save a bit between them. It’s a lovely book, I tend to stay away from the £100+ books as history tells me I never read them or look at them enough to justify it (to me) but £20-40 for a boo...