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by exHowfener
Fri May 14, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A hybrid strap question.
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: A hybrid strap question.

I bought (what became) the V! when it first came out. To me, it's fantastic looking but I find it to be really uncomfortable - to the extent that I no longer wear it. I can't imagine that it will EVER soften, I think it would survive anything! When I swapped over to a Barton elite strap, it was like...
by exHowfener
Thu May 13, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Tribus Watches
Replies: 244
Views: 12955

Re: Tribus Watches

I wonder if they are regretting terminating the Liverpool tie in? Not sure that they will be, sponsorship at this level is really just buying advertising, usually with a few perks (match day tickets, meet players etc.) thrown in. I guess the LFC watches just arrived too late to the market and witho...
by exHowfener
Wed May 12, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: My Dog Sighs has arrived....
Replies: 34
Views: 1163

Re: My Dog Sighs has arrived....

Still only 11 sold, im sure someone on here or the fb group said these were going to be hot cakes! I've NEVER seen hot cakes being sold anywhere! Joking aside, that sounds like marketing hype, but I'm sure they will all go eventually. I don't think Chris would have made more than he expected to sell.
by exHowfener
Wed May 12, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The Curmudgeons Corner
Replies: 2131
Views: 225181

Re: The Curmudgeons Corner

After hearing people in Education complaining for months about how futures have been ruined by the pandemic/lockdown forcing schools to close, I was rather surprised to see hundreds of the little dears pouring out of a local school just after ... 2pm! Perhaps they would catch up quicker if they trie...
by exHowfener
Wed May 12, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW Wooden Boxes
Replies: 34
Views: 1706

Re: CW Wooden Boxes

^^^ I generally agree that most (all?) of this eco stuff is either tokenism or marketing hype. But I'm someone who isn't at all excited by the 'unboxing experience', I just don't 'get it' If we really must have fancy packaging - and I don't think we must - Far better surely to be sent out in a watch...
by exHowfener
Sat May 08, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Show your pet!
Replies: 751
Views: 83205

Re: Show your pet!

What a lovely little dog. Good to hear that your story has a happy conclusion. Sadly some rescue societies can be a little prescriptive and set in their ways. I've had many Greyhounds in the past - they are great dogs but can need watching around smaller animals - Now we have a Cockerpoo. I will say...
by exHowfener
Sat May 08, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Minis
Replies: 799
Views: 55144

Re: Minis

My Dad's first 'car' in 1966 was a Mini van with a seat in the back. I 'drove' it round Tatton Park as a child with Dad working the pedals. As a family of four, we all slept in it on a trip to Cornwall once when we couldn't find a B&B on the way down. We had a fortnight's luggage in with us too! As ...
by exHowfener
Wed May 05, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C63 Sealander Collection
Replies: 414
Views: 17548

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

That to me looks like a watch that just did it right! Simple, easy to read, hands and indicies are the perfect size, dial not cluttered up with writing or anything unnecessary There was a thread last year about model longevity, and the more I look at the C63 Auto I wonder - "could this be the one t...
by exHowfener
Tue May 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C63 Sealander GMT. Colour Visuals
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: C63 Sealander GMT. Colour Visuals

A bit bright for my taste, though I'm sure there is a market out there. I also have no use for a GMT - and they do sell, so what do I know?

Thanks for posting, it's nice to see some alternatives and perhaps some may become reality.
by exHowfener
Tue May 04, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C63 Sealander Collection
Replies: 414
Views: 17548

Re: C63 Sealander Collection

^^^^ I don't disagree with what you said, but I think that - in part - this is down to people being more affluent. Not too long ago, people just had less possessions so most people had just one watch for everything, wore their old suits for leisure activities as they didn't have anything else. You'r...
by exHowfener
Tue May 04, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short notice advice needed
Replies: 35
Views: 1259

Re: Short notice advice needed

This may be too late but: I've bought a few watches off ebay with no issues. Only once did the watch not arrive (from Russia) - I got my money back with no problems. ebay tends to be on the side of the buyer rather than the seller. Make sure you use PayPal for full cover = if they won't do PayPal, t...
by exHowfener
Sun May 02, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Please tell me this isn’t just me
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Please tell me this isn’t just me

post 1066 for you. Nice number for someone in the UK!
Not really ... we were invaded - twice!
by exHowfener
Sun May 02, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Minis
Replies: 799
Views: 55144

Re: Minis

Congratulations, a very nice looking car. I walked past one of these locally recently and was surprised how large the cars are compared to the original mini (which was my first car). They are 4 feet longer, 2 feet wider and just under a foot taller. I know cars in general are larger but it just sho...
by exHowfener
Sat May 01, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CW "Puzzle" Puzzle contest
Replies: 24
Views: 1002

Re: CW "Puzzle" Puzzle contest

Sorry Korkki, It is a crossword puzzle, not a maze.

Good effort though
Very funny though, deserves a prize for that alone!
by exHowfener
Sat May 01, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I wear my watch while Golfing ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1142

Re: Can I wear my watch while Golfing ?

I drive a Golf. Should I be worried? I just realised I am a Golf driver and that there are drivers in Golf. Help me, help me. Should I wear a watch whilst driving my Golf? You'll be fine as long as your watch is waterproof. The VW Golf name is weather related (along with Passat & Scirocco) and has ...