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by Ian Mc
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: What is this movement like?
Replies: 30
Views: 705

Re: What is this movement like?

I have a victorinox with that movement, plus, I used that one in my home build watches (5) and every one runs at about +0.1 secs per day.
by Ian Mc
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog
Replies: 29
Views: 809

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

Victorinox. I have one I wore pre retirement in oil/gas exploration & production (= rough life). It survived well, sapphire glass recessed under bezel slightly, come with a protective bumper if you want to use it, quartz, accurate, easy to read, tank resistant! The bezel is a bit of a scratch magnet...
by Ian Mc
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Looking for a small(ish) beater, preferably analog
Replies: 29
Views: 809

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

Victorinox inox?
Pretty tough, tested by running over with a tank!
by Ian Mc
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: White is the new black
Replies: 69
Views: 1656

Re: White is the new black

And here we have a little white blast from the past.
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by Ian Mc
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: White is the new black
Replies: 69
Views: 1656

Re: White is the new black

Black or white speedy?
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Edit: better pic this time
by Ian Mc
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The Lume Shot of the Day
Replies: 127
Views: 3156

Re: The Lume Shot of the Day

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by Ian Mc
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Non CW of the Day
Replies: 61441
Views: 2838367

Re: Non CW of the Day

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by Ian Mc
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: The most popular "other brands"?
Replies: 104
Views: 2923

Re: The most popular "other brands"?

Mine are
Omega 4
Glycine 1
Victorinox 1
Scuro 1
Seiko hybrid 1
Bering 1
Home made 3
by Ian Mc
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The urge to acquire (or collect)?
Replies: 33
Views: 827

Re: The urge to acquire (or collect)?

Funny this thread has started. It has been going through my mind recently that my interest in new acquisitions has substantially declined I can trace this back to buying an SC before Xmas. It had to sit in the box for a few weeks before getting to wear it and I think that has been influential in rea...
by Ian Mc
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW stopping quartz watch development
Replies: 27
Views: 1284

Re: CW stopping quartz watch development

If you can get a mechanical for a few hundred bucks, where is the profit in lower priced quartz. Good move CW. Sent from my Pixel 5 using Tapatalk There is money to be made in quartz, when a new movement can be bought for less than £10, and mass produced cases come in pretty cheap. As an example, V...
by Ian Mc
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Any recommendations for a case back removal tool?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Any recommendations for a case back removal tool?

I found cupping the watch case in my non dominant hand enough to hold the case while the friction ball did its job. I did have to press the ball hard, but, this way there is no risk of damage to the case. As previously mentioned, I found it helped to split a link on the bracelet, it allowed more pre...
by Ian Mc
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Any recommendations for a case back removal tool?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Any recommendations for a case back removal tool?

I have used one of these with success.
https://www.cousinsuk.com/product/sucti ... geon-swiss
You may have to split a link if the watch is on a bracelet to allow the ball in.
by Ian Mc
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 360
Views: 25338

Re: Coronavirus

Apparently John Travolta has been hospitalised with suspected covid.
Doctors later said he is OK, it was Saturday Night Fever. They assure everyone that he is Staying Alive.
Apparently, he had chills that were Multiplying.
by Ian Mc
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I think I might buy a Lympstone today (Possibly) Edit..I have
Replies: 38
Views: 1435

Re: I think I might buy a Lympstone today (Possibly)

Super compressor?
No date, you like Cw, logo in the right place, on budget.
And, you could keep the speedy
by Ian Mc
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: I Like......
Replies: 33
Views: 1117

Re: I Like......

I like
Malt whiskey
Gin and tonic
Cake
Walking in the Lake District when covid permits
The beach at sunset
Making stuff