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by Lavaine
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speculation on C60 Mk4 release
Replies: 17
Views: 713

Re: Speculation on C60 Mk4 release

Purely a guess, but I'd say 2025 for a Mk release. Since the C60 is their best selling model, the CW 20th Anniversary seems like an obvious opportunity to release a new C60 (with the requisite 20th Anniversary LE).
by Lavaine
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tudor BB32,36,41
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Tudor BB32,36,41

if the tudor site doesn't *say* they're black, could still be a trick of the light. my PO and AT are white and silvery white dials with silver hands. in most light, the contrast is fantastic and often looks black, dark gray, sometimes even blue. just a slight tilt of the wrist if it's not and they ...
by Lavaine
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Best Aging Watches? What types/brands 'patina' the most gracefully?
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Best Aging Watches? What types/brands 'patina' the most gracefully?

I think most true tool watches look good with some patina, or wabi-sabi to use the Japanese term. Both the Speedmaster and SKX look good with some well earned wear on them. When topics like this come up I always think back to a post a number of years ago on WUS about a mechanic who wore a Speedy as ...
by Lavaine
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tudor BB32,36,41
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Tudor BB32,36,41

Edit: I saw another picture and it seems the hands ARE silver. Just a trick of the light in this pic and my old eyes making me see black hands. Having said that, we need more white and silver dials with black hands. The hands are THE defining feature of the Exp II Polar, and I wish my white C60 had...
by Lavaine
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Steel and gold explorer
Replies: 21
Views: 547

Re: Steel and gold explorer

My thoughts after seeing the (no doubt hugely popular) DJ "weed" dial:
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by Lavaine
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: JLC - NUTS in a good way
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: JLC - NUTS in a good way

The idea of putting a movement (2 movements actually) in the Reverso case is pretty wild. 4 separate movements and a tourbillon and minute repeater is impressive, much like the price.
by Lavaine
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Introducing The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight 925, With A Silver Case & Sapphire Caseback
Replies: 17
Views: 597

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

Display back. Nice, but not worth the extra depth. .925 silver case. Nice, but will it tarnish quickly? I have a .925 cased watch, and while it is warmer than SS, it also tarnishes quite quickly. Tudor says this silver alloy won't, so I guess we will see. The price premium. Over $1000 CAD for (liter...
by Lavaine
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tudor BB32,36,41
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Tudor BB32,36,41

Generally speaking, I don't like silver dials. I think it's because they don't provide enough contrast with the silver case. Having said that, I find this one better than average. It took a while to figure out why, but I think it's 2 things: The black hands, which add some much-needed contrast that ...
by Lavaine
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Brands to consider on a £1500 budget
Replies: 24
Views: 580

Re: Brands to consider on a £1500 budget

How about Tudor ? Probably not on everyone's radar at this price point, but certainly a decent option in my opinion. Regards Steve https://www.tudorwatch.com/en/watches/1926/m91650-0012 The 1926 was the first thing I thought of for 'dressier' at this price point. Seiko Presage is another solid choi...
by Lavaine
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Steel and gold explorer
Replies: 21
Views: 547

Re: Steel and gold explorer

The TT Explorer is possibly the most Marmite Rolex ever. In a word, it's hideous. If they had stopped at a gilt dial and hands it might have been fine, but they didn't. Overall, this is a disappointing year for new Rolex releases. "New" Explorer is actually the old Explorer with an updated movement ...
by Lavaine
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Biggest House In The World
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: The Biggest House In The World

The biometric sliding electric front door is going to be a problem when the power goes out. It's such a pain when mine isn't working, and I have to wake one of the staff to open it from the inside.
by Lavaine
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog
Replies: 29
Views: 739

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

My first thought was a Hamilton Khaki Field. By it's nature it will still look good with some scratches and dings, and it's a very versatile watch. In the same vein, are the G10, or a composite cased Marathon Navigator or General Purpose watch. The composite case is very casual though. The Invicta i...
by Lavaine
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: A day being surprised by watches
Replies: 33
Views: 948

Re: A day being surprised by watches

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:07 am
^^^On behalf of the mugs, welcome back!

:wave:
Get that rubbish out of here :lol: . One of my favourites, other than the one I bought my wife.
by Lavaine
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: A day being surprised by watches
Replies: 33
Views: 948

Re: A day being surprised by watches

and even the Cartier flagship. A little self conscious in the last one though, not because of the sales staff, it was the mega wealthy guy and entourage spending well over £100k on 4 special pieces Mugs are easily parted with their money for absolute overpriced rubbish IMHO. Can't say as I've ever ...
by Lavaine
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Looking for gin recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 1377

Re: Looking for gin recommendations

Ok. Someone (Andrew) needs to fill in the obvious blanks:
Did you like The Botanist?
What have you purchased since then, and do you enjoy it?
Did you like the ones you bought for dad?