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by thomcat00
Sun Dec 04, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Am I a ‘freak’…….
Replies: 26
Views: 381

Re: Am I a ‘freak’…….

You can have your preferences for Watch size and those preferences may not completely “agree” with wrist size. Nothing freakish about it. From a small survey, the average male wrist is 7.25 inches. My wrist is fully average and I generally prefer watches in the 37-41mm range but I have and will wear...
by thomcat00
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General parts and service availability during repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: General parts and service availability during repairs

Hello and welcome to the Forum! Among my CW watches are three which are over a decade old, all of which I acquired second hand. The oldest, a C5, the original owner had serviced by CW prior to the sale, about 3 years ago. Full service of the movement, cleaning and polishing of the case, and pressure...
by thomcat00
Thu Dec 01, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Rolex AirKing - had the call
Replies: 27
Views: 658

Re: Rolex AirKing - had the call

If I could buy it without hardship I’d be on it in an instant. And I’d wear it as I happen to like the Air King. Rolexes are nice watches. But I’d only be buying to wear it. The investment notion is too uncertain for me to tie up that kind of money and not enjoy the investment at the same time.
by thomcat00
Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FLE 2023 Launch Announcement
Replies: 128
Views: 4929

Re: FLE 2023 Launch Announcement

To the designers: excellent work! You have a great LE to offer us. The design is very appealing to me. I certainly hope it reaches the numbers needed to go into production. I hope, as I evaluate my own funds, that I can be one of those to claim one.
by thomcat00
Thu Dec 01, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Company Service Awards
Replies: 41
Views: 665

Re: Company Service Awards

My gift to myself: Swiss Army
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by thomcat00
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Company Service Awards
Replies: 41
Views: 665

Re: Company Service Awards

It would be a tough sell and a bad look publicly not to treat staff well if the boss pays themselves hundreds of millions a year in dividends :lol:! Happens all of the time here in the US. I’ve worked for two of those rotten kind of companies here in the US, one for 19 years. My long term employmen...
by thomcat00
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Heavy watches and an ageing wrist
Replies: 18
Views: 264

Re: Heavy watches and an ageing wrist

Dang, I’m long since doomed. I started wearing “dainty” dress watches as a teen, about 40 years ago. It’s no wonder that I still prefer them.
by thomcat00
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 SH21 LE not auto-winding
Replies: 21
Views: 691

Re: C65 SH21 LE not auto-winding

Wow, the virus has really mutated if it is now sentient. Too bad it hasn’t mutated enough to improve its penmanship.
by thomcat00
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Happy birthday SpAwN_BG!
Replies: 12
Views: 154

Re: Happy birthday SpAwN_BG!

Happy birthday!
by thomcat00
Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FLE Speculation
Replies: 40
Views: 1416

Re: FLE Speculation

Many thanks to the Design Group of welshlad, ajax87, Clach77, nbg and rkovar, along with Kip and the Admin team for shepherding the soon to be revealed FLE. It’s a welcome approach to work with a small design team and be able to proceed. I don’t know if I will be able to participate in this FLE. Sin...
by thomcat00
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Curmudgeons Corner
Replies: 2410
Views: 257746

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

While out driving and seeing another car closing in rapidly from behind and noting it has a damaged front bumper and cracked windshield. Where do you think you’re going since you can’t drive over or through my car? Please pass, and pass me safely. And don’t be a jerk.
by thomcat00
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Happy birthday Bahnstormer_vRS!
Replies: 42
Views: 448

Re: Happy birthday Bahnstormer_vRS!

Many happy returns, Guy, and hope you celebrate more fully when you both can celebrate together.
by thomcat00
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Why wouldn’t you wear this watch?
Replies: 51
Views: 768

Re: Why wouldn’t you wear this watch?

I appreciate the visual “shout” but I don’t appreciate it is challenging to read. I had to zoom the pic on my phone to see the hands against the dial. If the hands stood out more, i would not have a problem wearing it. I’m not sure, however, I’d seek it out. Fun, but ultimately not for me.
by thomcat00
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:24 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Leaving the forum after three and a half years
Replies: 33
Views: 951

Re: Leaving the forum after three and a half years

Wishing you the best, Des. Sorry to see you go, and hope to see you return.
by thomcat00
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Reflect
Replies: 59
Views: 1761

Re: Time to Reflect

Wondering what this logo is doing here? What is the context? Curiouser, and curiouser.