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by Lavaine
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Shout out to Piers @ Pinion Watches
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Shout out to Piers @ Pinion Watches

Nice gesture, get 'em on ebay. :lol: Trust you, Chris :lol: :lol: In all seriousness, I have asked Piers if he has a charity he supports and I will make a donation to them in return for the straps Well done Piers, and you too, Chris, for offering to make a donation in lieu. I've never been drawn to...
by Lavaine
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Rolex on Posh Pawnbrokers
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Rolex on Posh Pawnbrokers

Yesterday, Wednesday they had a Rolex Daytona with aftermarket pink diamonds, for £6000. The owner had the diamonds added to bling it up. Today they had a 1958 Rolex bracelet watch dripping with factory set jewels that only fetched £3200 I just can't see how these sort of prices correspond to the p...
by Lavaine
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Pressure Testing
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Pressure Testing

Anyway, here's an interesting look and learn review of what's involved by Marc at Long Island Watches, that I found. Worth watching although it's not a short video. It discusses 3 different systems, one dry and two wet. Here's the correct link to the video with Marc at Long Island: https://www.yout...
by Lavaine
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US Customs Help
Replies: 44
Views: 1063

Re: US Customs Help

I've unofficially decided not to buy anymore CW watches >$800 due to the customs issue. Not only is there an added cost, but it tends to lead to delays as well. Buy a watch $799 or less and you don't have to worry about either. Stick around for the sales and quite a few watches become available und...
by Lavaine
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: MKIII Bracelet Half-Links Are In!
Replies: 33
Views: 714

Re: MKIII Bracelet Half-Links Are In!

Although I received my half links free, I was prepared to pay. And I don’t think it’s unreasonable for CW to charge, given the number of requests that they are likely to receive. My half-link for my Speedmaster cost me an unreasonable amount of money. Charging a presumably fair price is not only ve...
by Lavaine
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Oh the Joys of Milanese Sharkskin Mesh!
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Oh the Joys of Milanese Sharkskin Mesh!

Looks great. I've always found Milanese a little dressy for a tool watch, preferring a traditional shark mesh. On the Raketa it elevates it from tool watch to dress watch, and it looks like the strap it should have shipped with.
by Lavaine
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Retirement Countdown
Replies: 29
Views: 615

Re: Retirement Countdown

My timer is roughly double yours. I haven't put a countdown on my phone as I don't need that much depression every day.
by Lavaine
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GMT watches and Customs
Replies: 18
Views: 837

Re: US Customs Help

@bearcatrunner - you might not have seen this, but as posted by Kip in the current 'US Customs help?' thread;- As far as I know, nothing has changed with the way that CW handles shipments to the USA. Reposting this from a previous thread... Thought this was worth reposting.. Hope this helps. Guy Se...
by Lavaine
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Watch safety
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Watch safety

When we go away for any length of time, my 2 or 3 most valuable watches go into the safe deposit box (and grab the passports out at the same time). Some other moderate value watches go elsewhere offsite. Most of the rest get tucked away in a less than obvious location in the house. Some of the cheap...
by Lavaine
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Are You Willing To Say Goodbye...
Replies: 31
Views: 840

Re: Are You Willing To Say Goodbye...

If it looks good, it's comfortable, not too hot, and wears well, I really don't care if it's made of leather, pleather, ocean plastic, unicorn poop, or anything else.
by Lavaine
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Woven straps (I think)
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Woven straps (I think)

Cheapest Nato Straps Canvas bands?
by Lavaine
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Show us your socks or fancy shirts!
Replies: 249
Views: 4490

Re: Show us your socks or fancy shirts!

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by Lavaine
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Watches that have a story to tell
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Watches that have a story to tell

The Poles seem to have a really strong sense of military history in their watch brands. Most of the G. Gerlach watches also have a story connected to them (including their version of a ORP Orzel watch). The majority of the Gerlach watches commemorate military history, but they also have watches cele...
by Lavaine
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C65 Divetimer Special Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 2359

Re: C65 Divetimer Special Edition

nowttolose wrote: Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:56 pm Another diver at only 150m. I desk dive much deeper than that.
LOL. Less than 600m WR. You'll have to take it off to wash the dishes.
by Lavaine
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Post a picture from your latest ride
Replies: 1074
Views: 54983

Re: Post a picture from your latest ride

Yesterdays ride. Providing EMS coverage for Canada Day Celebrations. Unfortunately it was too hot (37C) to really enjoy the riding until well after sunset. The order of the day was finding as much shade as possible.
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