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by strapline
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: I love a good mod, and this is subtle, but *so* much work...
Replies: 24
Views: 538

Re: I love a good mod, and this is subtle, but *so* much work...

Interesting that Omega just released an exact copy of this watch earlier today! The writing is in blue on the Omega Tokyo 2020 though. Congrats on your watch!! Having read the OP, it's really hard to believe that this wasn't a variant being offered by Omega. This is just lovely, with such a strong ...
by strapline
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Wine + YouTube purchase just now
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: Wine + YouTube purchase just now

Congrats, that's a lovely watch. It's available in so many appealing colourways; the sunray blue dial/black bezel variant looks a real winner. Personally I'm very taken with the white dial. Please put some pictures up when it arrives.

Des
by strapline
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Precision, Rate and Accuracy in watches: a layman's view
Replies: 19
Views: 504

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

^^ ^^
Indeed...a man of great taste. He also chose to not have his name emblazoned on the dial at the 9 position. :lol: :lol:
by strapline
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Citizen Caliber 0200 (mechanical)
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Citizen Caliber 0200 (mechanical)

^^ ^^ :thumbup: :thumbup:
by strapline
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Citizen Caliber 0200 (mechanical)
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Citizen Caliber 0200 (mechanical)

Movement looks great and it's an interesting black dial but the case is nothing special to my eyes. As a 'quartz only' brand the only thing I knew Citizen for was not needing batteries thanks to eco drive, didn't realise they were so accuracy obsessed or capable. Anyone please feel to correct me if...
by strapline
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Citizen Caliber 0200 (mechanical)
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Citizen Caliber 0200 (mechanical)

I came across this on YouTube and watched all 26 minutes of it quite enthralled. This movement will be the first new movement from Citizen in eleven years. Frankly it looks superb and will perform at better tolerances than COSC. They will be offering this movement in a new watch called quite simply ...
by strapline
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Precision, Rate and Accuracy in watches: a layman's view
Replies: 19
Views: 504

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

Thanks for this explanation of precision and accuracy, Steve. You once offered up a way shorter version of this when I enquired as to whether a watch I had was running within acceptable timing tolerances. At this point I hadn't considered the notion of precision, and its relation to a watch's perfor...
by strapline
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tudor BB32,36,41
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: Tudor BB32,36,41

Here's my BB41 on a B&J Arrods single pass canvas. I've got a 7" wrist and it wears nicely but I do prefer larger watches. Lovely watch, strap and photo. I think the 41mm is perfect for you; the 36mm would wear small for your and my tastes. There was a discussion on here about what constitutes a sp...
by strapline
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tudor BB32,36,41
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: Tudor BB32,36,41

I really like this watch in the 41mm sizing, 36mm is way too small for my tastes. I've been waiting to see if Tudor did anything by way of updates with this model. Personally I love the black dial, and the blue comes a close second. I think this silver on silver lacks contrast, although that may not...
by strapline
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Signing off for a bit...
Replies: 23
Views: 691

Re: Signing off for a bit...

The first time I read the signature at the bottom of your posts I knew this day was a question of 'when' not 'if'. Immerse yourself in the real world, it's where life resides. Enjoy.

Des
by strapline
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Fin watch straps to the rescue
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Fin watch straps to the rescue

I forgot to mention... They are not the cheapest straps doing the rounds, but the quality is very apparent on close inspection. The 4mm thick bull leather range will work particularly well with chunkier, more tool-like watches.

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by strapline
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: Fin watch straps to the rescue
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Fin watch straps to the rescue

I have been looking for a suitable alternative strap for my Elliot Brown Tyneham for some time, but the unusual case shape (slab sides and deep lugs) had made this a bit of a challenge. I had it on an integral Elliot brown rubber strap, which was totally fit for purpose but, having tried a couple of...
by strapline
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Reviews and Articles
Topic: With the Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer, less can be subjectively more..
Replies: 25
Views: 562

Re: With the Christopher Ward C8 Power Reserve Chronometer, less can be subjectively more..

Nice one, Chuck. I like the look of the C8; I enjoy a PRI on a dial, too. It appears to be a sandwich dial, having cutaway indices and a really effective datewheel. I also think the open-work movement is more visually appealing than the Oris. A great pick up, sir.

Des
by strapline
Sun Mar 21, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW stopping quartz watch development
Replies: 27
Views: 1276

Re: CW stopping quartz watch development

Thickness and cost (both up front and service) seem like much more cromulent arguments to me. Never came across the word 'cromulent' before, had to look it up in fact. Didn't seem to appear in my Oxford English dictionary. According to Google it entered the popular lexicon in 1986 after making it f...
by strapline
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New C60 Bronze Ombré LE variant
Replies: 41
Views: 1780

Re: New C60 Bronze Ombré LE variant

That's really nice, no complaints from me, but then I don't own the previous version. Did anyone mention that the new version has a framed date window, too? Really like the waterfall indices on this. The twin flag embossing makes the dial look more balanced imo.

Des