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by DavecUK
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For sale section is really limited
Replies: 28
Views: 1110

Re: For sale section is really limited

thumperstain wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:11 pm
Thank you for teaching me a new insult. Seriously. Never heard that one before. Now to find someone to use it on!
What..."wide boy"...was used a lot when I was younger, perhaps has left the popular vernacular.
by DavecUK
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For sale section is really limited
Replies: 28
Views: 1110

Re: For sale section is really limited

I suppose it's to prevent wide boys and scammers filling the for sale section. I'd be very nervous about buying from a member who has not "participated" a great deal on the forum. Lots of people about who know nothing about automatic movement watches or how to treat them properly.

Nothing personal...
by DavecUK
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Trident Diver SH21 LE
Replies: 23
Views: 1504

Re: C65 Trident Diver SH21 LE

My C65 arrived back home today. Andrew Henry appears to have done a sterling job. Interestingly the winding was always super stiff from new but now feels as I would expect a watch with this sort of twin power reserve taking about 50 turns to feel...much more pleasant to wind...even zen like rather t...
by DavecUK
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Trident Diver SH21 Limited Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 850

Re: C65 Trident Diver SH21 Limited Edition

Hopefully mine will be back in a few days...the photos remind me again of how nice the watch looks.
by DavecUK
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Orient Kamasu
Replies: 19
Views: 1042

Re: Orient Kamasu

Very nice looking watch, lovely shade of red.
by DavecUK
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Trident Diver SH21 LE
Replies: 23
Views: 1504

Re: C65 Trident Diver SH21 LE

Guy, That's excellent news and confirms what I guessed was happening. These capabilities always take time to develop, especially if they are to be done well and as far as I am aware, there isn't a glut of skilled watchmakers available in the UK. We need more people to buy fully mechanical timepieces...
by DavecUK
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The Bargain Hunters Thread
Replies: 1503
Views: 219030

Re: The Bargain Hunters Thread

Just had a black friday sale early invite email from Nite watches, for anyone interested https://www.nitewatches.com/gb/black-friday-2019?om_campaign=omme_6dc8dc67-a4b_10807_29222&om_send=f2e7b9c5c24a46258f1641f8d20f8982&utm_campaign=omme_6dc8dc67-a4b_black_friday_2019_early_access_gb&utm_content=v...
by DavecUK
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Trident Diver SH21 LE
Replies: 23
Views: 1504

Re: C65 Trident Diver SH21 LE

I guess the reassuring thing is that a capability obviously exists for some repairs on the SH21 to be performed in the UK, hopefully that capability will be expanded, removing the need to send watches to Switzerland.
by DavecUK
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Trident Diver SH21 LE
Replies: 23
Views: 1504

Re: C65 Trident Diver SH21 LE

I hope this gets sorted. It’s a beautiful watch, definitely a higher end CW piece so I hope it gets resolved swiftly It's been fixed already, defective click spring in the winding system damaged a couple of gears. All fixed and after a few more days checking should be on it's way back to me. Hopefu...
by DavecUK
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW - Trust Pilot review
Replies: 42
Views: 4821

Re: NEW - Trust Pilot review

Devarika Woulf wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:28 pm
I'm buying a new CW soon - The negative reviews can't scare me! ........Right? 8-[
Well when you consider that most folk don't reviews post when everything goes well and how many watches they sell per year....on balance you will probably be fine.
by DavecUK
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW - Trust Pilot review
Replies: 42
Views: 4821

Re: NEW - Trust Pilot review

I looked at trust pilot, lots of good reviews as well and they outnumber the bad. I can only think CW must be selling an awful lot of watches for some areas of customer service to fall short of "realistic" expectations. Sure I have an issue now, possibly down to an assembly problem, but one I doubt ...
by DavecUK
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crown wobble on 2nd position - normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Crown wobble on 2nd position - normal?

That's a fair bit of movement, more than would be usual. Certainly at a routine service it would be taken care of and as long as the 1, 2nd and 3rd positions work fine without any jiggling to get things to work right, it will probably be fine until the scheduled service. Position 1 does it manually ...
by DavecUK
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crown wobble on 2nd position - normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Crown wobble on 2nd position - normal?

Thank you for your reply. It's whole crown and stem assembly together wobbling. Sorry too old in the tooth to figure out about uploading and linking a video to this post you can see the watch OK though ;) Take phone, open youtube app, press camera symbol, after that it's fully guided, point the pho...
by DavecUK
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crown wobble on 2nd position - normal?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Crown wobble on 2nd position - normal?

Is the crown wobbling on the stem? Or the whole crown and stem assembly wobbling when unscrewed and pulled out....They will have a bit of lateral movement at 1st position, slightly more so at 2nd position. Pop a bit of video up on the tube and link to it, I would imagine experienced owners will be a...
by DavecUK
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Trident Diver SH21 LE
Replies: 23
Views: 1504

Re: C65 Trident Diver SH21 LE

I'm still hoping for a resolution and I suspect a problem existed from the start but was not apparent during QC testing. It will be interesting to see what happened. I like the watch so really would prefer it's sorted out. My suspicion is there was something not quite right when the barrels and powe...