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by PaulJS
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Speedmaster II Then and Now
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Speedmaster II Then and Now

The recent arrival of another Speedmaster II on the forum prompted me to do a side by side comparison of the original and the re-issue - something I have been intending to do for a while, so here goes.... To start off here is the re-issue version that I have had for a few years now: DSC_0706.JPG It ...
by PaulJS
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Post a picture from your latest ride
Replies: 848
Views: 36114

Re: Post a picture from your latest ride

Re the heated grips, I found that hand guards made a big difference by taking the wind blast off the hands - not aesthetically great, but easily fitted / removed for summer / winter use.

Cheers,

Paul
by PaulJS
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New Steinhart ceramic Green bezel
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: New Steinhart ceramic Green bezel

The 39mm is released - this could be the only dive watch I need......... Cheers, Paul Picking it up?. Pennies for completely unnecessary elective spending are in short supply at the moment as I have recently spent a few thousand on my tractor and am currently upgrading one of our holiday cottages r...
by PaulJS
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: New Steinhart ceramic Green bezel
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: New Steinhart ceramic Green bezel

The 39mm is released - this could be the only dive watch I need.........
Cheers,

Paul
by PaulJS
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Lasting Legacy - Important News from Christopher Ward
Replies: 166
Views: 63944

Re: A Lasting Legacy - Important News from Christopher Ward

I still await the rebranding.... Yes, surely if there is to be another 'competing Ward' brand with the man himself involved, then retaining "Christopher Ward" is not viable? Depending on the nature of the products this new brand could sweep up a whole segment of buyers who feel disenfranchised by t...
by PaulJS
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Post a picture from your latest ride
Replies: 848
Views: 36114

Re: Post a picture from your latest ride

Not so much of a ride as a gentle push from the back of a van to my garage... My new (to me) Honda arrived. 2019 CB1100EX, definitely pampered by the original owner and cleaner than any used bike has a right to be. My challenge will be to keep it looking decent whilst ensuring I enjoy using it. Thi...
by PaulJS
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What are your other “addictions?”
Replies: 63
Views: 5327

Re: What are your other “addictions?”

Tools! I have a tendency to buy tools, sometimes just in case that never get used, or, get bought for a specific job, then never used again! Ah, I forgot about tools - I still have many tools from my apprenticeship 30+ years ago, all identifiable by being stamped with my initials to prevent my fell...
by PaulJS
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Lasting Legacy - Important News from Christopher Ward
Replies: 166
Views: 63944

Re: A Lasting Legacy - Important News from Christopher Ward

I don’t agree and feel that this is where you were ‘hard’ or at least clunky and heavy handed. Your tone came over as a formal order/instruction rather than a friendly request! We all know that the written word is not ideal to convey tone and so much more care should be taken by moderators not to a...
by PaulJS
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Went For Pearls, Came Home With An Omega
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: Went For Pearls, Came Home With An Omega

Stunning new acquisition :thumbup:

Not that I am in any way biased :oops:


Cheers,

Paul
by PaulJS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Enjoyable harmless hobby or expensive addiction?
Replies: 43
Views: 2102

Re: Enjoyable harmless hobby or expensive addiction?

To quote George Best..... I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered." If the experience of wanting, acquiring, enjoying ( albeit for a limited time) high end watches is what you enjoy then so be it. Just indulge yourself! Of course there is another two step rou...
by PaulJS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Educating kids, fun with watches
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Educating kids, fun with watches

Call me a grumpy old git, but there is no way I would let small sticky fingers get anywhere near any of my watches. Grandson or otherwise. I agree that small children need to be educated, entertained and inspired by exploring their dexterity........ and that's why Lego was invented :lol: Cheers, Paul
by PaulJS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What are your other “addictions?”
Replies: 63
Views: 5327

Re: What are your other addictions?

My watch addiction has stagnated for a couple of years, partly due to a change in lifestyle but mostly because I am more than content with what I have. However, other addictions include: Vintage Hi-Fi which, possibly contentiously, I think sounds a lot better than new stuff. I currently have 11 sets...
by PaulJS
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's in Name?
Replies: 19
Views: 1348

Re: What's in Name?

^^^^ You are absolutely right - as of this moment in time there are no CW watches that float my boat, but I will have a continued interest in the brand. If they produce something that I really like I will seriously consider buying again - we all struggle to resist new and shiny things! As long as th...
by PaulJS
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: SOTC Gallery
Topic: Blue is the Colour - SOTBDWC nbg - January 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1970

Re: Blue is the Colour - SOTBDWC nbg - January 2020

Seiko certainly do some interesting blue dials. This is my current favourite. https://i.postimg.cc/L4knM26b/1-E9-F53-C5-ED7-E-40-B6-B7-E5-625-EE796-D79-B.jpg WRT the comments concerning their size. Yes on paper their dimensions would seem large, however in my experience they wear well, in particula...
by PaulJS
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: use only three words
Replies: 30901
Views: 1091503

Re: use only three words

Helicopters.....I'm out