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by StrappedUp
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: all watches sold - one big purchase ?
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: all watches sold - one big purchase ?

Ah well, you missed out a very important piece of the jigsaw there.

Definitely go with the grail and one of those cheap C60s to bang around :wink:
by StrappedUp
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quartz - no need to hide...
Replies: 37
Views: 1760

Re: Quartz - no need to hide...

I've always had quartz watches and always will. BUT, if I were to add another in future, it would either be a decent serviceable movement (usually vintage) or HAQ. Below are the few I currently own. The most expensive in my collection is quartz ... https://i.ibb.co/mbrWcLK/IMG-20190223-082038.jpg Go...
by StrappedUp
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Of your own watches. your favourite dial?
Replies: 50
Views: 1627

Re: Of your own watches. your favourite dial?

Lovely watches so far gents :clap: I would have to say my GS (also quartz). The contrast between the faceted hands/markers and matte black dial is absolutely gorgeous. It's simple by design, but the details on the dial are razor sharp and flawless ... https://i.ibb.co/1ZC0S3p/IMG-20190624-091155.jpg
by StrappedUp
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55053
Views: 2355011

Re: Non CW of the Day

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by StrappedUp
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: C60 Bronze and Barton silicone
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: C60 Bronze and Barton silicone

Not on a bronze, but I found the Barton Elite too thin for the chunky SS C60 case. Nice strap, but doesn't suit the Trident IMHO. Agree with H0rati0 here. It may be ok on the MK3 with it's thinner sculpted lugs, but they look lost on the MK2. The MK2 needs a strap that is chunky and/or padded at th...
by StrappedUp
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Bracelet swings at the lugs
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Bracelet swings at the lugs

Looking at the link you posted, that is for the C60 and C65 Classic model which is based on the C60 case. The latter is not to be confused with the current C65 divers. C65 Classic https://media.christopherward.eu/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/1800x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/5/1/51_s65-4...
by StrappedUp
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: What's the deal with ETA?
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: What's the deal with ETA?

Yeh, it is a known issue that ETA was eventually going to stop supplying other manufacturers and just supply the Swatch group internally (of which ETA is part of). It's the reason why CW amongst other companies started using Sellita movements and tbh, I'm surprised that Stowa (and others) are still ...
by StrappedUp
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread
Replies: 5064
Views: 383913

Re: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread

I'm dreaming about selling my Omega and getting the Nomos. https://i.postimg.cc/x1Ry5LVv/RIMG0113.jpg I won't argue with your alternative choice of watch Anthony, but will add that the cost of joining the Omega club is only climbing, especially automatics. Be sure to have a good think about it, esp...
by StrappedUp
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay
Replies: 41
Views: 1716

Re: Ebay

^^^ Happens to coincide with their £1 listing fee offer.

My C65 Khaki will be joining them this evening.
by StrappedUp
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Enjoyable harmless hobby or expensive addiction?
Replies: 43
Views: 1284

Re: Enjoyable harmless hobby or expensive addiction?

Funny enough I saw a really nice and small seiko diver in ernest jones saturday. blue face with a pepsi bezel but much smaller than my new 5 sports . hadn't seen one before. Definitely plenty of interesting stuff without spending tons. Ok Paul, please tell me more. Whilst loving the orange SK5 that...
by StrappedUp
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Three “Interesting” Seiko 5 SKX Derivatives
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Three “Interesting” Seiko 5 SKX Derivatives

Different (awful) aren't they. You missed out the pick of the bunch though Gary.

Meet the SBSA034 ...

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by StrappedUp
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55053
Views: 2355011

Re: Non CW of the Day

^^^ I'd call that understated. Looks great Om :thumbup:

Loud it most certainly is, but this latest SK5 is just a lovely shade of orange ...

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by StrappedUp
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winding the C65
Replies: 15
Views: 794

Re: Winding the C65

My C65 Khaki also has a small amount of rollback as does my Nomos. My handwind Orient Star also had the same. I googled 'Glashutte stopwork' before I bought my Nomos and found an explanation somewhere that explained the reason for the rollback. If I can find it, I'll post it here. All sounds perfect...
by StrappedUp
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55053
Views: 2355011

Re: Non CW of the Day

Thanks Paul. There are 2-3 others in the series that I'd happily own as well.

Took a while to decide on which to go for, but I'd really fancied the SKX011 in the past. The addition of a sunburst orange over the SKXs matte dial tipped me over the edge.
by StrappedUp
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 55053
Views: 2355011

Re: Non CW of the Day

I do love a sunburst dial

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