- Watches N+1…
I got the Cape Cod polishing cloths that neilnevill suggested, and they made a big difference. You can still see the scratch if you know where to look, but there’s no sharp edge on it now, so nothing to catch the light and make it noticeable.
Should probably have popped back to update before, but there you go, and thanks for the suggestions.
I heartily agree with you about wearing them daily, but I’m probably going to be a little more thoughtful about where in future. I bashed it on pipe coupling when undoing a nut on one of the Gas Turbines at work.Posted 4 months agoplyphonMember
That’s a good result then – there are some truly shocking photos on the watch forums from people who have got a bit ‘buff happy’ with the cap cods…
I proper dinged the lug on my Speedy on a table at the Soho Brewdog the other day. Left a fairly visible chunk on the polished side of the lug. Was pissed off, but now it reminds me of the tasting rack I got and how I discovered the milk stout tastes amazing and the american red ale is surprisingly nice also. Swings & roundabouts eh.Posted 4 months ago
I kind of know about the “expensive swatch” reputation of Rado considering thier use of generic movements, but I spotted a Ladies Centrics Diamond which I think would make a classy dress watch for Mrs K for her 40th. It’s the style more than anything else and of course Rado is Swiss…
Any reason to avoid like the plague…? And if so, can anyone recommend anything similar which has a bit of meaning and longevity to it?Posted 4 months ago
this sort of thing?
i know nothing about rado so can’t comment.
does it have to be new? ladies watches crash in value so you can pick up vintage omega and such at basically the scrap gold value. the price of the above is over twice what i paid for a 1960 omega geneve in a 9ct gold denison case for my mum.Posted 4 months ago
She’s not into watches in an appreciative manner, she would appreciate an “old fashioned” watch.Posted 4 months ago
reminds me of a constellation…its the bracelet mainly
24 minutes to go..get in there!Posted 4 months ago
or another with a black dial and no goldPosted 4 months ago
Kryton57 – my wife got a very similar, though automatic, Rado for her 40th. She likes it. Relatively robust (worn daily except when wearing the Garmin).
Started keeping time poorly after 3 years but a service sorted it.
PS – the different colours, silver, black grey etc, for the strap and case give it a very different look. Choose wisely.Posted 4 months ago
Pics? I had it less than 21 hours! Yes, the standard Tudor Black Bay but with Harrods swamp Green bezel, Harrods ‘H’ on the case back and the number in the run, mine was #2346. Bought and flipped for a 10% profit to Daryll….likely on his wrist now in place of the PAM he had on when i delivered it to him this morning. He may or may not keep it. I know he likes it but being a dealer he’ll take an offer and I’ve left him plenty of room for a quick profit. Its a nice piece, I prefer it to the blue bezel version which I’ve handled, but my favorite is the original claret bezel versionPosted 4 months ago
Oh and Daryll showed me a scarily good fake batman! very scary for £200. One of his dealer mates was bringing over the real thinking to compare later. Winding it wasn’t rolex smooth and was a give away but case, bezel, bracelet all good, decent ETA 2893-2 in it though apparently. Oh it lacked a glide lock, but it had me fooled.Posted 4 months ago
Pics? I had it less than 21 hours!
If only your phone had a camera…. ;o)
Nothing really floating my boat ATM. Was tempted with a mecha-quartz but held off. The green Hulk-esque BLWRX off of Amazon tempts me, as do some of the new Phoibos “Great Wall” also looks nice but it’s priced too high IMHO.Posted 4 months agoBulletSubscriber
Fancied a nice chunky watch and after reading through this thread got me onto the Seiko’s. Spotted this Seiko Prospex Kinetic GMT in a local jewellers and bob’s your uncle. Absolutely love it 🙂Posted 4 months ago
Did anyone back the Hamtun H2 on kickstarter
Yes and no. I backed it. Then when I realised it wasn’t going to be sent until late August I cancelled.
I nearly hit a Helm Khuruburi or Komodo but missed them, they sold out fast. The just released 100 of their Vanuatu’s which also are stunning watches for the price, but they sold out of those too. Next batch in August so perhaps I should have just stuck to my guns with the Ti H2!
I’m also considering an Orange Seiko Samurai and upgrading the sapphire to double domed with AR coating and a bezel insert upgrade. But I’m so indecisive I’ll probably never do it.
Spinnaker have just announced a new Bronze watch which looks nice.
Oh and Neymar / BLWRX perhaps for a Hulk-esquePosted 4 months ago
I decided it was better to ignore that troll-y comment, but yes, you are quite right.
Kept looking at the Hamtun, but as I’d just bought a nice one, (Tag) decided against it. I’ll keep an eye on eBay after they have been delivered, or maybe here if one of the flippers bought in.Posted 4 months agobobloMember
That’s the on Kryton. Thanks for posting the pic. I’ll wait and see if Creation In Singapore start knocking them out a bit cheaper then must really resist. I think the Roly Subs are only about £1k more than that?
Yeah a watch box was my downfall. It had 5 slots and I only had 3 ‘nice’ watches so beware…Posted 3 months ago
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