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by rkovars
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Old Magazine Ads
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Old Magazine Ads

I have a stack of old National Geographics that landed in my lap and while flipping through there is a lot of interesting advertising. Not only watches but ads of all types. I'll start this one out with ads from April 1951. It is clear that rail was the #1 mode of long distance transportation at thi...
by rkovars
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Atoll Special Edition
Replies: 128
Views: 5007

Re: New Atoll Special Edition

Nice watch, personally never bought a watch that isn’t COSC or similar, how accurately do these normally run? don’t really like that it could be +\- 20 seconds per day Per the specs for a Sellita SW200 - On average +-12 s/d Isochronism +-20 s/d Measured over two positions - horizontal dial up and v...
by rkovars
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Atoll Special Edition
Replies: 128
Views: 5007

Re: New Atoll Special Edition

Nice watch, personally never bought a watch that isn’t COSC or similar, how accurately do these normally run? don’t really like that it could be +\- 20 seconds per day Per the specs for a Sellita SW200 - On average +-12 s/d Isochronism +-20 s/d Measured over two positions - horizontal dial up and v...
by rkovars
Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Atoll Special Edition
Replies: 128
Views: 5007

Re: New Atoll Special Edition

I really like the looks of this one. I think to the casual observer it would be too close to my Super Compressor. Not sure I could get this one past the accountant. :problem:
by rkovars
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 36mm Sealander - Speculations?
Replies: 34
Views: 2229

Re: 36mm Sealander - Speculations?

Is it possible we might see the C63 GMT in 36mm? Would that be too crowded a dial to read with a GMT hand squeezed in? I have no reference point for this. If they can do it at 38 (the older MKIII C60 GMTs) then I think it is at least technically possible. The SW330-2 is 25.6 mm across. I have seen ...
by rkovars
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: How do you get dust off your watch
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: How do you get dust off your watch

Blimey. I just blow on mine and wipe them on my T-shirt. For good macro shots when selling a watch you might want to up your game :lol: My dust reattaches itself regardless of what I do to remove it... I’m appalled by my pics, even more so now that my phone camera has a macro function, and more so ...
by rkovars
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: How do you get dust off your watch
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: How do you get dust off your watch

iain wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:27 pm Blimey. I just blow on mine and wipe them on my T-shirt.
For good macro shots when selling a watch you might want to up your game :lol:
by rkovars
Thu Jun 30, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: How do you get dust off your watch
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: How do you get dust off your watch

I use a Cape Cod detail brush to get into the nooks and crannies. Then a photographers blower is essential. The same kind of thing you use to get dust off of a lens. Like The Rocket
by rkovars
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 67693
Views: 3273416

Re: Non CW of the Day

Rule breaking day. Diver on leather check. Leather in the summer check. :lol:

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by rkovars
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: C60 Elite Rubber Strap Advice ?
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: C60 Elite Rubber Strap Advice ?

If it’s 20mm get on the Tribus site now. They’re selling their superb rubber straps for £30 which is madness. https://tribus-watches.com/collections/straps The Elite is 22mm and the OP is interested in fitted end straps which currently don't exist. I tried the Vanguard straps from Watch Gecko on my...
by rkovars
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: C60 Elite Rubber Strap Advice ?
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: C60 Elite Rubber Strap Advice ?

There aren't any out there that will take the bracelet clasp. There is a company that is in the process of making fitted rubber straps for the C60 but they are buckle and tang. They are sanctioned by CW and I believe got some help with tolerances etc. I don't know if they are planning on making a cl...
by rkovars
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Off to Maine for a week!
Replies: 44
Views: 674

Re: Off to Maine for a week!

That is an amazing image Andrew. Taken with compassion and respect. I hope that when the time comes his passing is peaceful and without incident. I will be thinking of them and you up here in NH.
by rkovars
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Aquitaine GMT second hand scuffs, opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 937

Re: C65 Aquitaine GMT second hand scuffs, opinion?

Like I said, it wouldn't bother me. Seems like something that you can only see if you squint, go 45 degrees off angle from the sun on a full moon etc. I am being intentionally over the top here. In all seriousness, as another poster stated it bothered you enough to post about it so there must be a l...
by rkovars
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Christopher Ward becomes Everton's Official Global Timing Partner
Replies: 110
Views: 2236

Re: Christopher Ward becomes Everton's Official Global Timing Partner

Some of that falls on CW doesn't it? I mean you see the Rolex crown all over sporting events and everyone knows what that means because of the work Rolex put in to make it that way. I see this as only a single piece in the overall picture and not the sole solution.
by rkovars
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Aquitaine GMT second hand scuffs, opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 937

Re: C65 Aquitaine GMT second hand scuffs, opinion?

^^ ^^ Completely agree with you. I’m typing on a MacBook, it cost me €1500 to buy. It was made in China for probably around $100 dollars. That’s just called modern mass manufacturing. Oh…and profiteering. Des Sorry but this is just completely wrong. The componentry alone in a Macbook is well over $...