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by thomcat00
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying on ebay - tips for a dummy
Replies: 19
Views: 505

Re: Buying on ebay - tips for a dummy

About half of my CWs I’ve bought used, at least 6-7 watches anyway. I’ve used Chrono24 because it has an escrow to only release funds to the seller when the watch arrives and you as the buyer can look it over. I’ve also bought via this Forum; the Sales section is quite active. While the Trusted Sell...
by thomcat00
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWL of the day
Replies: 34056
Views: 1988573

Re: CWL of the day

C1 Powerglow on stock cordovan strap
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by thomcat00
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Do you wear a different watch every day?
Replies: 30
Views: 725

Re: Do you wear a different watch every day?

No rhyme, no reason other than whim or mood for me. I wear t-shirts and jeans much of the time and I prefer dressier watches generally. I might wear one for a week straight, though I often pick a different one from the day prior. I have about two dozen to choose among for a given day.
by thomcat00
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darn darn darn..... my new C60 MK2 Yellow LE has a movement issue
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Darn darn darn..... my new C60 MK2 Yellow LE has a movement issue

Seems best to get in touch with customer services as the warranty is still in force. Shame to have it out of service having just acquired it.
by thomcat00
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: This made me chuckle!
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: This made me chuckle!

My parents had a set from 1965 that I used through school. I few years ago my mother couldn’t even give it away and it got recycled. Wish I’d kept the atlas and maps that were part of the set: nostalgia for countries that no longer exist, etc.
by thomcat00
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: This made me chuckle!
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: This made me chuckle!

Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Kip wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:30 pm
Tortoise wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:29 am
Result? Most of them can’t even look up words in alphabetical order anymore.

Yes, I know, I’m a dinosaur.
You mean the alphabet doesn’t begin with QWERTY? :p
by thomcat00
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Inspiration4
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Inspiration4

It’s quite an exciting and amazing effort. I’ve been interested in space and rockets since my earliest days. I have a bit of a time advantage being in the eastern zone of the US. Wishing them well! I’ll be watching.
by thomcat00
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Solution to the expensive problem of watch collecting
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Solution to the expensive problem of watch collecting

I’ve dabbled over the years with simple tasks, more the maintenance and upkeep, rather than repairs and restoration. I’d like to learn more of the innards of mechanical watches but I don’t see myself really investing the effort. Much like my guitar playing.
by thomcat00
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used vs new prices
Replies: 30
Views: 1174

Re: Used vs new prices

^^^ No, it’s not to make it easier. :) Either way, Kip needs to convert local sales into one currency or the other, so it makes no difference. Fact is, the history data we had was all in USD… We did discuss storing all sales in actual currency together with the prevailing exchange rates. We would t...
by thomcat00
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new survey from CW. This time about the SH21
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: A new survey from CW. This time about the SH21

I got the survey and submitted my responses. I only have two SH21 powered watches so far.
by thomcat00
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: A Special Birthday Present
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: A Special Birthday Present

Great story! Happy birthday to your son. What an amazing surprise.
by thomcat00
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used vs new prices
Replies: 30
Views: 1174

Re: Used vs new prices

This is one of the C7 Rapide line, which had been discontinued a few years back. I only got it a few months ago. I’m not sure if the model had been part of the sale.
by thomcat00
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incoming: arrival and reveal
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Incoming: arrival and reveal

The red strap is from Vario SG - an Italian leather with a bright stainless pin buckle. The C1 came on a black leather, but it called for something brighter especially with the red accenting (date pointer and power indicator) on the dial.
by thomcat00
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CWL of the day
Replies: 34056
Views: 1988573

Re: CWL of the day

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:30 pm Well I never. There is another C1 Powerglow P'type out in the wild.

I was beginning to think I had the only one.

Top notch purchase.

Guy

Sent from my Xperia 5 using Tapatalk
Thanks! I didn’t reveal it because I hadn’t received it. I posted about the watch’s journey in General Discussion.
by thomcat00
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incoming: arrival and reveal
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Incoming: arrival and reveal

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