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by suicidal_orange
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The "what watch are you day dreaming about now" thread
Replies: 5598
Views: 454306

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

Came across the smaller quartz version while looking for a beater, not sure why but I really like the wonky gold boxes. Bigger and auto? Lovely.
Omega Seamaster Polaris Titane XL.jpg
by suicidal_orange
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: JLC - NUTS in a good way
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: JLC - NUTS in a good way

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:46 pm
Amazing, but why did they make it?
According to the video it's to celebrate 90 years of the Reverso. I guess releasing this overly-chunky non-waterproof effort ( :löl: ) now gives them 10 years to come up with something good for the big one.
by suicidal_orange
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Precision, Rate and Accuracy in watches: a layman's view
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Precision, Rate and Accuracy in watches: a layman's view

As a fellow layman this seems like a good summary and makes perfect sense throughout - good work :thumbup:
by suicidal_orange
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: You know you’re wearing it...
Replies: 26
Views: 793

Re: You know you’re wearing it...

My first real watch still has the biggest presence on my wrist thanks to being a shiny square with a 24mm bracelet.
CW C15.jpg
Doesn't look as big as it used to thanks to starting cycling and a manual job rather than sitting in an office so maybe I could consider bigger watches :-k
by suicidal_orange
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: A Reason Why We Haven't Much of a Snake or Rat Problem..
Replies: 21
Views: 1141

Re: A Reason Why We Haven't Much of a Snake or Rat Problem..

How nice of these beautiful critters to pose for your wife, wonderful pics :thumbup:
by suicidal_orange
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The new amazing Hybris Mechanica Reverso
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: The new amazing Hybris Mechanica Reverso

This "advert" is much like the watch - peerless.

Thanks for the link :thumbup:
by suicidal_orange
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog
Replies: 29
Views: 738

Re: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog

Elliot Brown Canford or Bloxworth then, on their EPDM (resistant to oil) rubber strap. Not sure about the size but mineral crystal is for bumps over scratches :( Victorinox. ...The bezel is a bit of a scratch magnet, but it doesn't matter! There's a carbon one on ebay, can't find any "well used" pi...
by suicidal_orange
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Introducing The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925, With A Silver Case & Sapphire Caseback
Replies: 17
Views: 593

Re: Introducing The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925, With A Silver Case & Sapphire Caseback

Silver and aluminium (from the case back) - that will certainly be shiny, don't think it will help with the hardness though. 92.5% silver means the unlucky few who go black within hours due to skin chemistry will surely still do so. The taupe just looks like an old sun-bleached black though my old m...
by suicidal_orange
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Straps
Topic: Rehabilitating a trident with a Toshi strap
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Rehabilitating a trident with a Toshi strap

Almost looks like a sponge in the closeup so no wonder it's squidgy. To my eyes it's a bit big for the Tissot but the CWs look great :thumbup: A GMT is probably not the most useful feature these days but hopefully will come into it's own soon (and I'm not one to complain about a splash of orange :lo...
by suicidal_orange
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog
Replies: 29
Views: 738

Re: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog

Having reviewed lots of suggestions and given it more thought while browsing I've come up with this list of requirements (added to the OP) £500 budget, significantly less is good Used is good so I don't have to feel bad adding the first ding/scratch :oops: Quartz (unless special anti-vibration is in...
by suicidal_orange
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: IWC Petite Big Pilot
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: IWC Petite Big Pilot

The blue one looks nice, crown is huge though I guess that's because vintage pilot's gloves were thick? They shouldn't be changing the time mid-flight anyway :lol:
by suicidal_orange
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Oris New Releases - Cotton Candy
Replies: 13
Views: 316

Re: Oris New Releases - Cotton Candy

I agree with seemingly everyone here - looks arguably good when new (personal taste and all that...) but will look strange once the bronze goes dark.

Not for me thanks.
by suicidal_orange
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog
Replies: 29
Views: 738

Re: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog

Wow, so many suggestions. I had forgotten just how much variety is out there in watch land :o Can't help thinking divers' colourful bezels are not going to look good once scratched and dented/chipped and if Elliot Brown think even quartz needs extra bouncy bits I'm definitely avoiding automatics. Ha...
by suicidal_orange
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog
Replies: 29
Views: 738

Re: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog

Thanks for the suggestions, I'm going to work now so will look properly later. Do you have any constraints on budget or preference on new vs pre-owned? On one hand this will be my most worn watch, on the other it's going to get damaged so the justifiable budget varies wildly depending how I look at ...
by suicidal_orange
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog
Replies: 29
Views: 738

Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog

I'm looking for a beater for work which means miles of offroad cycling to get there followed by high risk of damage and inevitable contact with oil as well as plenty of water. One day I drove in and forgot to take off my C65 and it now has a dent in the bezel and a scratch on a lug so wont be doing ...