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  • gaidong
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    Ello. I tried on the Pelagos 39 yesterday. The sunburst dial and bezel are strikingly so. No way I’d buy that. Size was nice though, diameter and especially thickness, but I’ll stick to my full fat Pelagos blue 42!

    Nobby
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    My Geckota Sea Hunter arrived today and I’m ready quite impressed.

    Edit: Shame I can’t seem to post photos

    Nobby
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    cb200
    Free Member

    Nobby
    Full Member

    Thanks!

    cb200
    Free Member

    you’re welcome. It’s a lovely looking watch – I love the shape of the hands and the colour of the bezel

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    Thats a lovely’ Gecko – an auto right? Which movement, the PT5000? I’m really liking mine, for which I stole the Nato idea from the chap a few pages back (apologies, but at least you now know how it looks before you buy one!)

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    The diver is an earlier Gen and I think Nobby your lume will be far better, mines a bit woeful but the GMT – a later model – is a big improvement.

    I’m soon to be selling Tissot Supersport chrono TDF if any one wants it before the classifieds, with additional black/creme stitching barton strap.and original box. This one.

    Nobby
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    @Kryton57 Yeah, it’s the PT5000.

    It really does have the look & feel of something considerably more expensive & I’ve had positive comments from the guys at work (it’s intended to be my ‘office’ witch). Even the chap who took a few links out commented so I’ll take that as a positive!

    I wasn’t really looking for anything but I did have a bit of a clear out at the start of the pandemic and, well, you know…..

    Wish I knew how to take a decent close up with an iPhone 13

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Gaidong, phew! I am confident is be happy to stick with mine but somehow it’s nice to hear others say the same

    Bucherer had some Oris divers at half RRP last week (all gone now). Apparently John Lewis have dropped Oris and somehow bucherer got the stock. I’m slightly kicking myself for not jumping quick enough and getting a green or a be silver dialed aquis. If I’d had buyer’s remorse I could have flipped it for a small profit probably! Idiot.

    nicko74
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    gaidong
    Free Member
    Ello. I tried on the Pelagos 39 yesterday. The sunburst dial and bezel are strikingly so. No way I’d buy that

    How come? Because the dial and bezel are a bit much?
    I mean obviously if you already have a full-fat Pelagos it’s probably more a case of how it compares to that rather than necessarily taking it on its own merits…

    nicko74
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    JonEdwards
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    So I have a, now slightly aging, Chris Ward C6 Kingfisher. The original rubber strap is starting to crack and I want to replace it before it snaps and deposits the watch somewhere unpleasant. CW don’t sell new C6 straps any more.

    A quick Google suggests straps like that do exist; I’m guessing you’ll need curved springbars* too, but none of it’s particularly niche, you’d think?

    *”sprong bars” is my new favourite phrase, gonna use it from now on 😀

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    @nobby sounds good. I always find my watches look a bit flat in photos – those two Gecko’s gold accents and crystal do catch the light very nicely IRL.

    Btw, I find my i13 takes better pics when I wear my reading glasses…

    SSS
    Free Member

    The Seamaster and the Speedking (1952 model) are away for a service. Finally got round to sending the Speedking away for a service/new crown/new crystal.
    The existing crown threads are worn – in fact non existant – and the existing crystal is cracked. So since the SMP300 Quartz wasnt behaving itself (starting and stopping but no battery low indicator present). Theyve went together.

    Look forward to getting the Speedking back to see the improvements.

    Speedking-and-Seamaster

    tthew
    Full Member

    A quick Google suggests straps like that do exist;

    They do, but for specific, and very popular cases, such as the SKX007 type. Because you’ve got to get the lug length, case diameter and in that case the notch size right, reasonable for a big seller, but not for the volume an old model Christopher Ward would shift.

    You might drop lucky on a NOS one on eBay if you set up a search alert or that’d look good on a standard Sailcloth strap I reckon.

    gaidong
    Free Member

    @nicko74, because it reduces contrast in a ‘tool’ watch and made the  design language a little unintelligible. Real turn off, for me.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    I’ve been loving my white seamaster and wearing it loads but the peli talk made me dig out my smurf version this morning. Love it. I do rather like all my watches…. So hard to choose one!

    AdamT
    Full Member

    Hi all, I’m looking for a watch for my son. I’ve not really seen this combination of features so wondered if anyone could help.

    Metal case probably analog (or nice digital)
    More dress style Vs sporty bulky thing
    Date
    Alarm
    Maybe back light
    Maybe chronograph
    Waterproof
    Budget of 200 to maybe 400 for something if it’s worth it

    Does such a thing exist?

    tthew
    Full Member

    Think you’re looking at a square G-Shock like this  for all the features you describe. Anything less sporty/analogue likely won’t have the alarm and backlight functions.

    cookeaa
    Full Member

    Hi all, I’m looking for a watch for my son. I’ve not really seen this combination of features so wondered if anyone could help.

    Metal case probably analog (or nice digital)
    More dress style Vs sporty bulky thing
    Date
    Alarm
    Maybe back light
    Maybe chronograph
    Waterproof
    Budget of 200 to maybe 400 for something if it’s worth it

    Does such a thing exist?

    There will almost certainly be something chronograph style in the Edifice line that suits that brief.
    But not a G-Shock not if you want “dress style”…

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    Ho about a Citizen Eco drive chronology (the AT): https://www.citizenwatch.co.uk/perpetual-chrono-a-t-cb5898-59e.html

    Great watch, and they can be had for cheaper than that of you shop around.

    AdamT
    Full Member

    Thanks, for the replies, certainly some good direction there. I’ll take a look.

    IvanDobski
    Free Member

    It’s a reasonably mixed set of requirements and hence there being very few watches around which would meet them all – what’s the thinking behind it, what’s it actually for?

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