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by exHowfener
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brexit - additional duty to pay (UK to EU shipping)
Replies: 82
Views: 2210

Re: Brexit - additional duty to pay (UK to EU shipping)

It's not watch related, but I've just been browsing an outdoor equipment / military surplus website based in Finland and I've noticed that they have reduced all their prices by what I assume is their VAT equivalent. Still a pain dealing with import duty but at least it means only paying the tax once...
by exHowfener
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loupe magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: Loupe magazine

Is it my imagination, or does Loupe tend to tie in with a new watch release? So the question could equally be - "are there any new models due"?
by exHowfener
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Recommendation for canvas/leather watch roll
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Recommendation for canvas/leather watch roll

I did buy mine off ebay, from a seller called wellerleather, says made by him in the UK and very nice it is too, although they are now at £29.50 I paid less early last year. Holds 4 watches. I don't go for large watches but a 42mm dive watch will fit in the smallest slot - the other 3 are larger.
by exHowfener
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Reviews and Articles
Topic: Review of the C65 Chrongraph
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Review of the C65 Chrongraph

If they hadn't put the screw down pushers on, then every review would be: "it's a dive watch without screw down pushers ..."
You can't please all the people, all pf the time.
by exHowfener
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Bronze One Year Later
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: C60 Bronze One Year Later

A really attractive watch, It's the nature of genuine patina that it looks a bit uneven. I like it a lot.
by exHowfener
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bezel Modifying on a CW
Replies: 29
Views: 786

Re: Bezel Modifying on a CW

It's probably very easy to do (of course it's always easy with someone else's watch!) Probably just a matter of popping it off with a butter knife, a plastic bag and a bit of masking tape. If the bezel isn't held on by some kind of mechanical fixing (screw), then it must be a press fit. BUT you may ...
by exHowfener
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: This thread is for the teachers...or anyone who wants to comment
Replies: 29
Views: 926

Re: This thread is for the teachers...or anyone who wants to comment

Difficult times indeed for many people.
Doesn't everyone start off at the "Unconscious incompetence" stage though? Only a problem if they don't move on!
by exHowfener
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: SOTC Gallery
Topic: gaf1958 - January 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 891

Re: gaf1958 - January 2021

Just to say thanks for responding to my query regarding practicalities of owning a large collection. :thumbup:
by exHowfener
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: SOTC Gallery
Topic: gaf1958 - January 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 891

Re: gaf1958 - January 2021

Amazing. I've been in a shops that are less well stocked than that! What I'd love to hear about is some of the practicalities of owning a substantial collection - servicing, wearing in rotation etc.
Thanks for sharing.
by exHowfener
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Al Deere Info please
Replies: 19
Views: 404

Re: Al Deere Info please

£1k might be a bit low, but you could always make an offer - if they say "no", you've not lost anything.
by exHowfener
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bezel Modifying on a CW
Replies: 29
Views: 786

Re: Bezel Modifying on a CW

I think they look great, but they're your watches so you can do what you like with them. Yes, as I understand it the warranty is on the movement only so swapping bezels shouldn't affect that. Remember though that the warranty (from any manufacturer) is in addition to your consumer rights. However, i...
by exHowfener
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 blue ltd edition or Oris Aquis
Replies: 22
Views: 574

Re: C60 blue ltd edition or Oris Aquis

Being a tight Northerner, I would go for the C60. It is the CW forum after all.

I also think it looks fantastic.
by exHowfener
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Conor McGregor’s new watches
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Conor McGregor’s new watches

I had a look at the website too. There are some really creative designs on there. Not my taste but that's OK. As for Mt McGregor (makes me think of Peter Rabbit that), he's spending his own money on something he likes - good luck to him.
by exHowfener
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New C60 bracelet (MK3) work with older C60's?
Replies: 21
Views: 450

Re: New C60 bracelet (MK3) work with older C60's?

Now what I would like to know is if the hybrid strap will fit a MK2
It does and it looks great. I've got the first version - about as comfortable as new boots (for me anyway), but a very good looking strap.
by exHowfener
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Abyss SH21 is 30 ATM or 60ATM?
Replies: 131
Views: 4075

Re: C60 Abyss SH21 is 30 ATM or 60ATM?

There most likely is and should be an option to return, not just to replace the dial but for a full refund, regardless of any wear or 60/60. As a result, there would no longer be any financial loss at all and no debate Well, there is isn't there? It's the Consumer Rights Act 2015 although the retur...