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by 0uatiOW
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marine Nationale Straps on C60 divers....
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Marine Nationale Straps on C60 divers....

No pictures, but I have been looking at these: https://erikasoriginals.com They are made from parachute webbing, which I read is nylon rubber, so they are stretchy and have an innovative buckle mechanism. I’ve got my eye on a Tudor BB and she does a nice blue (“Trident”), which would go very well. T...
by 0uatiOW
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Are forums dying?
Replies: 42
Views: 1885

Re: Are forums dying?

I agree with a lot of the earlier posts, the forum carries more depth of discussion, which I personally prefer, as it keeps me interested for longer. Good and bad, as long as it’s honest, should be of interest to the brand. How else can they gather market intelligence or customer feedback? I hope th...
by 0uatiOW
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tudor Black Bay GMT, 58, what else?
Replies: 1
Views: 501

Tudor Black Bay GMT, 58, what else?

Having seen the launch of the new Tudor offerings in Basel this month (not in person, unfortunately), after an initially cool reaction, my attention was gradually gripped by the new GMT & 58 models. The blitz of publicity has won me over. Two different watches with different personalities, both refr...
by 0uatiOW
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?
Replies: 83
Views: 5236

Re: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?

The Tudor GMT Pepsi just released is 3x the price of a CW Trident GMT, but it doesn’t look like 3x the watch (I haven’t seen it in the metal, but watched some reviews with close ups - I keep going back to the Rolex with the Jubilee bracelet but it’s well out of my price range). I’m not keen on the ...
by 0uatiOW
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?
Replies: 83
Views: 5236

Re: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?

The Tudor GMT Pepsi just released is 3x the price of a CW Trident GMT, but it doesn’t look like 3x the watch (I haven’t seen it in the metal, but watched some reviews with close ups - I keep going back to the Rolex with the Jubilee bracelet but it’s well out of my price range). I’m not keen on the ...
by 0uatiOW
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?
Replies: 83
Views: 5236

Re: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?

I have the existing 43mm Trident Bronze - I love the case but every time I look at the dial I am underwhelmed, which is the opposite of my reaction when I look at my CW GMTs and my Oris. Is it the blue color or the lack of wave marks? A lot of people encouraged the removal of wave marks on updated ...
by 0uatiOW
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?
Replies: 83
Views: 5236

Re: Trident GMT - perfect travel/holiday watch?

The Tudor GMT Pepsi just released is 3x the price of a CW Trident GMT, but it doesn’t look like 3x the watch (I haven’t seen it in the metal, but watched some reviews with close ups - I keep going back to the Rolex with the Jubilee bracelet but it’s well out of my price range). I’m not keen on the s...
by 0uatiOW
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: The forgotten 'Ghost girls'
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

Re: The forgotten 'Ghost girls'

A really interesting read, covering a terrible by-product of the interest we all share, but more telling is the shameful denials of the company in its own self interest. Looks like things haven’t changed too much in that respect. The article got me wondering if the same risks exist today, and whethe...
by 0uatiOW
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Watch repairer needed
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: Watch repairer needed

Another post asked a similar question, and some recommendations were made there too: http://www.christopherwardforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=46915 Is there a case for a sticky thread for this kind of request? I’m not sure if I would be able to find this thread again when the time comes that I need ...
by 0uatiOW
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Watches (AVO's Playground)
Topic: Watch repairer needed
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: Watch repairer needed

Watchguy.co.uk and his former apprentice Mitka.co.uk are both very highly thought of on the Omega forum. Prices aren’t cheap but you can decide whether you think they offer value for money when you see what they can do - their websites show detailed histories of their work. They really respect vinta...
by 0uatiOW
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What are you listening to right now ?
Replies: 3760
Views: 254654

Re: What are you listening to right now ?

The Clash on Broadway, and a little known but excellent example of Yorkshire pop from 1995, Scarlet “Naked”, showing an overall 5*, including the latest review which helpfully states “Not listened too (SIC), bought as a present”.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Naked-Scarlet/dp/B000024F43
by 0uatiOW
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Something Is Wrong In The State Of Denmark
Replies: 212
Views: 8252

Re: Something Is Wrong In The State Of Denmark

It’s up to the forum members to generate content and keep the traffic up. As an internet-only retailer, CW must understand the value of social media, and they certainly should take an interest in what’s said here and on other sites (I think they do; it serves their market to have active fora), but i...
by 0uatiOW
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch winder....Best Buy and advice how to use
Replies: 23
Views: 3168

Re: Watch winder....Best Buy and advice how to use

The jury seems to be out on whether winders have any real impact, positive or negative, so it becomes largely a matter of choice. I use a winder because I like to have mine set more or less correctly when I choose one to wear on a particular day. I reset them when they get about 5 minutes out, when ...
by 0uatiOW
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Something Is Wrong In The State Of Denmark
Replies: 212
Views: 8252

Re: Something Is Wrong In The State Of Denmark

FloridaPhil took the words out of my mouth with his mealtime analogy. This forum and the FB group feed very different appetites. I was mentally comparing the drip drip drip of the tasty appetisers to the meaty satisfaction of a great big slab of one’s preferred protein. This forum contains more deta...