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by IanKelly63
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina
Replies: 37
Views: 4099

Re: C60 Trident Bronze Pro 600 / patina

How do you go about forcing a patina with ammonia and salt? Is it all just experimentation or have you found others have documented their experiences to use as a guide, and if so would I be able to find them on this forum? I think it looks great! Have a Google, you'll find something. Sent from my C...
by IanKelly63
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Barton straps - import duties and RM costs
Replies: 22
Views: 1659

Re: Barton straps - import duties and RM costs

I bought a Barton elite silicone strap from Amazon UK a couple of months ago. No import duties, came in at about £20 if I remember rightly. It wasn't for a CW though. On the whole, I'm happy with it. There's a 'lock' on one of the two watch bands, and it can be a bit fiddly to get that working, but ...
by IanKelly63
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm new here and honestly...
Replies: 32
Views: 2820

Re: I'm new here and honestly...

So, I ordered both as I couldn't decide between colours. In the end, it was something else that put me off the blue version. Something pretty obvious in the last picture here... IMG_9583.jpg IMG_9581.jpg A2E8519E-71A1-4F3A-B44B-4460839C85B3.jpg IMG_9589.jpg That last photo... Jesus, it's way out! S...
by IanKelly63
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trident Elite 1000 LE - running slowly - advice please
Replies: 23
Views: 1818

Re: Trident Elite 1000 LE - running slowly - advice please

I was so disappointed with my watch back in September 2019, that I have not worn it since.

Until last week, when I was messing about with straps.

It's running at +1 per day now... which is more than acceptable.

Who knew that automatics could be so quirky?

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by IanKelly63
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 GMT Bronze
Replies: 2
Views: 2756

Re: C60 GMT Bronze

Champaul wrote:I am thinking of ordering a patinated C60 GMT Bronze LE , has anybody bought one or have any experience of one?
Hey, sorry I missed your post. Did you get the information you needed or can I help further?

I own one.

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by IanKelly63
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great move from CW
Replies: 35
Views: 2169

Re: Great move from CW

Viognier wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:46 pm
jtc wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:07 pm
It would make more sense to run a promotion where all profits for a particular model go towards buying bulk supplies for NHS workers.
Excellent suggestion that I would think has much better value for healthcare
Agreed. This has been very badly thought out. It's crass, plain and simple.
by IanKelly63
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Elite GMT 1000
Replies: 46
Views: 3218

Re: C60 Elite GMT 1000

Kansas City Milkman wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:30 pm
Hmmmmm, it’s another ‘miss’ for me. Having heartily congratulated CW for the fabulous Anthropocene, Abyss and Elite, this plus the entire military range and C65 world timer leave me cold
I have to agree with you.
by IanKelly63
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 GMT Worldtimer
Replies: 56
Views: 3746

Re: C65 GMT Worldtimer

Oh.....

Dear. Not for me.

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by IanKelly63
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Lockdown strap mashup.
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Lockdown strap mashup.

How bored am I???

I think the Bronze GMT works quite well on the hybrid strap. Not sure about the Elite on a vintage oak but I'll give it few days.

Thoughts?

Image

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by IanKelly63
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 1083

Re: Selling on Ebay

Sorry - no interesting eBay stories.

Are you going to relist? If so, a link would be appreciated.
by IanKelly63
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?
Replies: 18
Views: 1377

Re: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?

I'd love a MK2, sans guilloche, same colourway as the Blue Trident Elite LE. And with the MK3 hands!
by IanKelly63
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?
Replies: 18
Views: 1377

Re: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?

Hi Guy, I'm interested to know why you think that. Is there a difference in the visible dial diameters MK2 v MK3? Or rather, is the bezel on a MK3 deeper than a MK2. 44mm I could live with, 45mm is dinner plate territory :-) Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk Nothing scientific about it Ian. Just ...
by IanKelly63
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?
Replies: 18
Views: 1377

Re: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?

I also preferred the proportions (appearance) of the MK2 but recognise the uplift in quality on the MK3. A MK3 at 43mm... I wish, but it's not going to happen :-( Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk To my mind to get a C60 Trident Mk3 to wear with the same wrist presence as the 43mm C60 Trident MkI...
by IanKelly63
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?
Replies: 18
Views: 1377

Re: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?

Soporsche wrote:I also preferred the proportions (appearance) of the MK2 but recognise the uplift in quality on the MK3.
A MK3 at 43mm... I wish, but it's not going to happen :-(

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by IanKelly63
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?
Replies: 18
Views: 1377

Re: Is it just me mourning the demise of 43mm?

I agree that the Mark3 42mm version does appear quite a lot smaller than the previous Mark2 43mm version. However with my wrist size being about 18.5cm in circumference, I much prefer the 42mm size as it feels more comfy and I think it looks better sized for me. I realise that this is very much dow...