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by exHowfener
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Milestone post!
Replies: 25
Views: 291

Re: Milestone post!

I’ve been able to contribute something useful over that period
Yes ...

and some terrible jokes :lol:

Congratulations!
by exHowfener
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: TRIBUS 303 Squadron Edition
Replies: 35
Views: 698

Re: TRIBUS 303 Squadron Edition

It’s the diversity of opinions that keeps this hobby interesting.
It would be a dull world if we all had the same tastes.

I've never liked cheese but apparently some people do. :shock:
by exHowfener
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tribus 303 Squadron Review
Replies: 52
Views: 1805

Re: Tribus 303 Squadron Review

I am not saying it is legally correct but Tribus might not care about any infringement with those ads if they can get away with it. I don't either. If it annoys some, they may not be their target customer anyway. What an interesting point of view. Intellectual property theft is theft.it's not 'quir...
by exHowfener
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Curved Spring Bars
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: Curved Spring Bars

I need try and find some way to measure a curve with mm tolerance!
1. Use a piece of string/cord
2. Straighten out the rusty curved bars and measure them. Use pliers.
by exHowfener
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are CW Too Affordable?
Replies: 44
Views: 1230

Re: Are CW Too Affordable?

Well, coming right back to the original question
So are they too cheap at just 3x cost?
I would say (I'm not being facetious) it really depends on how you choose to calculate cost doesn't it?
by exHowfener
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Curved Spring Bars
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: Curved Spring Bars

if it’s a straight end rubber strap I wouldn’t be trying to force a curved bar through it personally. Nor me - the tension will work against a secure fitting I would have thought. Is the watch designed to fit curved spring bars? If not, the angle of the holes will be wrong and you'll still struggle...
by exHowfener
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?
Replies: 21
Views: 389

Re: Lug-Stitching on Leather Straps - Yay or Nay?

I have a Tiber leather strap on my C60 so another "Yay" from me.
by exHowfener
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will there be a black Friday sale this year?
Replies: 47
Views: 1682

Re: Will there be a black Friday sale this year?

It's one or the other, depends on the value of purchase as to which offers the best discount.
by exHowfener
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE UPDATE: Should I sell my stuck C60 600 Pro COSC SH21 - 60/60 Guarantee denied at 5th Year - A Happy Ending
Replies: 142
Views: 3092

Re: UPDATE UPDATE: Should I sell my stuck C60 600 Pro COSC SH21 - 60/60 Guarantee denied at 5th Year - A Happy Ending

Good to see CW doing the right thing The frustrating thing is that they always seem to "do the right thing" in the end. At least in these tales on the forum. So why they just don't do it in the first place - and avoid all the negativity - is hard to understand. Perhaps, as I stated above,...
by exHowfener
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Walk on by…
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: Walk on by…

It comes from being retired ... there's always another day.
by exHowfener
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: IWC service / repair / info
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: IWC service / repair / info

hes gone away to have a good old cry!!!!!!
Well, he's had 15 years to save up! Never used them, bur 'Watches of Lancashire' (Darwen so not too far away) say they repair older IWC.
by exHowfener
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE UPDATE: Should I sell my stuck C60 600 Pro COSC SH21 - 60/60 Guarantee denied at 5th Year - A Happy Ending
Replies: 142
Views: 3092

Re: UPDATE: Should I sell my stuck C60 600 Pro COSC SH21 Red Bezel 1 of 32 - 60/60 Guarantee denied at 5th Year

A bit of speculation from me ... I get it that junior employees tend to follow guidance and instruction. But in a company with a small number of employees it shouldn’t be difficult for there to be oversight at a senior level. I wonder if this is the kind of situation that is happening in many compan...
by exHowfener
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tribus Orders
Replies: 178
Views: 5746

Re: Tribus Orders

Anyone else had this problem before, and what could be the likely cause ? If it's stopping at the same time (4.30) every 12 hours then I'd guess that something is catching / been knocked slightly out of alignment so hopefully a fairly simple repair. If you (gently) move it on by five minutes or so ...
by exHowfener
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tribus 303 Squadron Review
Replies: 52
Views: 1805

Re: Tribus 303 Squadron Review

Thanks for following up on your previous comments about the watch with a comprehensive review. It's a shame it didn't meet your expectations.
by exHowfener
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE UPDATE: Should I sell my stuck C60 600 Pro COSC SH21 - 60/60 Guarantee denied at 5th Year - A Happy Ending
Replies: 142
Views: 3092

Re: UPDATE: Should I sell my stuck C60 600 Pro COSC SH21 Red Bezel 1 of 32 - 60/60 Guarantee denied at 5th Year

To start with, as so many others have said, a polite letter may do the job. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. U.K. consumer law is pretty robust although (as always) open to interpretation. Have a glance at the Customer Rights Act 2015. Here's another car related anecdote: Many years ago...