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  • IvanDobski
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    I’ve listed the Springfield GMT on the classifieds so if anyone’s interested give me a shout, the Pantor has gone and I’ve just spent £300 on straps for the Canford…

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    Kato
    Full Member

    Type A Stowa flieger incoming from a late night eBay cruise.  Hope it doesn’t disappoint as I’ve fancied one of these for years

    YoKaiser
    Free Member

    Looking for some strap recommendations. Had a big birthday yesterday and my wife got me a gold Seiko Alpinist which I’m very happy about. For my 40th I got a Seamaster and this compliments it rather nicely. Anyway, the supplied strap is fine, my ideal size does seem to sit between two holes and the balance of how it wears is a bit off. To that end I’m looking at changing it or at least trying something different. I’ve saw a golf jubilee fitted on the Strapcode pages and think it suits the watch. Unfortunately Strapcode is out of stock and US based. Are there any UK suppliers of decent jubilees and something that will work with the Alpinist?

    toofarwest
    Full Member

    Put the Zenith on a Geckota bracelet for a different look.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Try forstner, they are good bracelets.

    Looking forward to seeing the stowa 👍

    Kato
    Full Member

    It’s here. Spent years wanting one but kept buying cheaper versions which didn’t satisfy.  The Stowa doesn’t disappoint, absolutely love it.  40mm is the sweet spot for me. This one is a keeper!

    tthew
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    I’m pleased you’re pleased, black dial with flat monochrome printing does nothing for me. I get they’re meant to be entirely functional for their purpose, but I like a little design interest.

    It’s a good job we all see these things differently though, otherwise Casio would never have sold any of them tactical G-Shocks from the other thread! (not that I like them either).

    Kato
    Full Member

    Yeah I understand that. Think it’s more that I was interested in the history behind them and the functionality of the design.  It’s definitely the most sterile of all my watches but that itself has a certain charm to me

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    I like that Kato, personally I think the type a is the best!

    twonks
    Full Member

    The Casio has landed.

    Strap adjusted and fits nicely. Light and very much not in the way at all.

    Wally
    Full Member

    Chapeau Twonks.

    Murray
    Full Member

    Nice Oceanus, JDM watches often seem a lot better

    arogers
    Free Member

    That Stowa is a beauty. Nice choice.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    What’s the going rate for a spork these days? Anybody know?

    gaidong
    Free Member

    Don’t see the fuss…

    IvanDobski
    Free Member

    I would love to be a fly on the wall in Rolex design hq…

    “Another bullshit line of text on the dial?”

    “There’s physically no more room”

    “Two more lines of text it is.”

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    I was thinking the same thing – so much text the Rolex logo had to be used as the “12”.

    kilo
    Full Member

    Rolex quite well often use their logo as the 12 marker, in fact other than dials with an indicator at 12 (like on a gmt) I think using the logo is the norm.

    Five lines of text isn’t that unusual either, my datejust had the same they’re just more spread out,

    Having said that, I don’t particularly like that Rolex, gold is a bit meh!

    gaidong
    Free Member

    I didn’t ask for that one in particular but, on a whim, just asked for the big D (O:) on the off chance to try the pusher action. I didn’t like that either! A Tutima chrono felt nice (was in Germany) but was rather ‘special’ in the looks department…

    IvanDobski
    Free Member

    “Five lines of text isn’t that unusual either”

    It should be.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    As Daytona go, that one is not my favourite! It’s the gold I think. I like the panda version with the black ceramic bezel but haven’t really thought about it as… Well…. It’s not a watch I’m ever going to get so choosing a colourway is a bit pointless!

    Kato
    Full Member

    I have my first Rolex arriving on Friday should I not get cold feet. You’ll be pleased to know it’s another boring symmetrical dial too!  A 114300 Oyster Perpetual 39mm

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Haha, hark at him! ‘my FIRST Rolex’ there is the voice of a man happy to be allowed in the club 🤣😉😉

    Kato
    Full Member

    Will be curious to see if it’s worth the money. Which I doubt

    IvanDobski
    Free Member

    What will your criteria be for deciding that?

    Kato
    Full Member

    I’m not sure. I need to feel it in my hand. Does that make any sense?

    IvanDobski
    Free Member

    Yep, sure does.

    I tried on a £1900 watch a couple of weeks ago with the intention of blowing a work bonus on it. If it had felt right I would probably have gone for it but in the hand it was cheap and nasty. Apparently it’s one of the best sub £2k divers on the market and if you didn’t know better you’d think it was a cheap fake of one of my £200 Orients.

    I couldn’t necessarily tell you what I expected it to feel like but I can definitely describe what it did feel like – lightly compressed tin-foil would pretty much sum it up!

    Which has definitely made me doubt watch reviews and media etc even more because they all love the damn thing so I trust their reviews even less now than I did previously.

    It’s even more annoying because it’s not a brand I’d considered previously and it was definitely more bling than I’d ever usually wear so I was quite looking forward to it!

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Interesting, do tell us what that was.

    I’ve only handled a couple of rolex. A maxi case sub and a GMTc. Both felt very well made. Solid, smooth, not over bling or overly substantial but most definitely solid. I suspect you’ll think the same of the op, and if the size feels right you’ll like it.

    johnners
    Free Member

    You’ll be pleased to know it’s another boring symmetrical dial too! A 114300 Oyster Perpetual 39mm

    Definitely one of the nicer looking Rolex imo.

    I would love to be a fly on the wall in Rolex design hq…

    “Have you seen how much writing Casio have crammed onto the face of their new G-Shock?”
    “Hold my beer”

    tthew
    Full Member

    Interesting, do tell us what that was.

    Also intrigued,  but given the range of watches we seen on this thread, maybe it’s best he doesn’t for fear of upsetting someone!

    I also like the sports Rolex. I love the look of the colourful dial ones from the last year or so, but that’s a fashion choice and liable to change, so black is probably a safe bet.

    Kato
    Full Member

    The first place I look to is the clasp when judging a watch. I’ve had expensive watches with awful clasps.  My Seamaster is on a rubber strap because the clasp inexplicably has a raised lump inside in for the divers extension which makes no sense.  Also have a Tudor GMT that’s has the ceramic bearings in the clasp. That’s nice so wondering how good a Rolex clasp is.

    Tudor will be leaving if I keep the OP though. Need to balance the books hahaha

    IvanDobski
    Free Member

    Unexpected development – the mrs treated me to a Certina DS Action Ti for Valentines Day – it was one of two watches I’d asked her opinion about a few weeks ago when I started looking at that and the disappointing one above. Thankfully she bought this instead of the other option because I’d be gutted and needless to say I’m very pleased with it!

    I’d rather not name and shame the other watch because I think at least one person on here has one and I don’t want to annoy anyone.

    So given I’ve now been gifted a nice diver I can’t really see when I’d wear my other auto Orient divers so I’m going to sell them. Which then means I’d only have 2 Orients left so I’m going to sell them as well and really trim down the collection.

    So, the following Orients will be up for grabs at some point soon.

    Bambino Mk1 – black and silver
    Ray Mk1 – blue dial, blue bezel
    Kanno – red bezel, black dial
    M-Force diver – black
    Flight – black case, dark grey textured dial

    I’ll stick prices and photos up on the classifieds tomorrow but if anyone is interested let me know.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Ohhhh you… You … Diplomat! Can’t we have different views on watches and still be friends? Unless it’s one of mine…..hmmm…Ti feels light. . You are WRONG about the pelagos! 🤣. No .. Not that…. It’s not actually that light….hmmm… What was the clue? ‘ apparently one of the best sub 2k divers on the market’. Right that’s a decent clue…. Seiko maybe..or. .hmm I’m off to YouTube to get ideas 😂

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Congrats on the certina! I got a cup cake.

    derek_starship
    Free Member

    I’m a bugger for a big un.

    Couldn’t resist the Timex Command Encounter. Got 20% off so £108…

    command encounter

    I’m a bugger for a big un.

    Couldn’t resist the Timex Command Encounter

    As chunky watches in a similar style to a ‘G’ go, that looks ok. Not a fan of the ‘SHOCK’ at the bottom of the bezel though, looks like it’s trying to be a copy

    cookeaa
    Full Member

    Timex Command Encounter

    Can’t help feeling Timex should be above such a blatant rip-off of G-Shock, at same time, it is kind of cool, but seems a bit pricey for what it is

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    N=N
    Out was the Christopher ward C60 pro bronze
    In…. A Rado captain Cook bronze. Very pleased with it.

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    N-3!

    Out has gone the G Steel, the Tissot Supersport and the Alpha Paul Newman Daytona. Nothing incoming.

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