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  2. My wife was flicking through the channels the other night and she stopped on 1dealworld as she thought I'd like to have a look at the watches they were selling to see if there were any bargains... I am not an Accurist fan, but I was utterly amazed by the amount of drivel and skip loads of fawning over watches that (imho) didn't deserve it. This watch got so much praise....why?...I'm still not sure. Yours for the utterly amazing price of £89.99 plus £4.49 P&P, available from 4mazon for £90.23 with free delivery. You can get the black version from 4rgos for £59.99 on leather strap. Such a bargain 1dealworld. From what they implied people will stop you in the street to admire your 4ccurist Skymaster, I'll never find that one out. Is it just me or is that dial a mess? Next we had the 4ccurist Chronograph 7232 which reminded me of a character from a 70's-80's TV series. I am not being giving 4ccurist a hard time, and I'm not trying to rubbish Buck Rogers...I just can't understand how someone can talk about a watch for so long in such a grovelling way. Give them a decent watch to sell and they would probably explode with excitement, or would they even know a decent watch if they saw one? Rant over...for now
  3. It is always dangerous to compare watches (especially on a watch forum where views tend to be polarised) but I bought a Seiko SKX009j1 a little while back, and last week I received a Orient Mako XL. The Orient is a bigger watch compared to the SKX, but they are both 'dive watches', are both non hacking, both non hand winding. Here's where it starts to get a little more interesting... the SKX was give or take £300 and the Mako XL was £93. The SKX was supplied on the usual rubber/plastic strap, the Orient was on a fairly decent steel bracelet. The two watches do look totally different, but I still think there is a comparison to be made. Are far as that hideous Orient logo goes...my eyes are bad enough just to see it as a silver and red blob.
  4. I am sorely tempted by a red Kano despite the logo. I love red dials and that's a cracker.
  5. I just received my first Orient watch (Mako XL) on Thursday and I totally agree with you about the logo. Even the font for 'Automatic' and 'Water Resist' is silly as it is illegible (well it is for me as my eyesight isn't great). However...they make a great watch for the money, very impressed with the watch I'm so glad I bought it. But...silly logo, three different fonts on the dial (not including the other font on date window), somebody should have a word with their design department.
  6. I like a lot of Orient watches and I appreciate the fantastic value for money that they represent but I hate their stupid coat of arms logo. Completely ruins all of their watches for me. Makes them look like Scottish souvenir shop own brand watches.
  7. Let us put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home. This way the pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks. They'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs and they'd receive money instead of paying it out. They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counselling, pool and education. Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, pyjamas and legal aid would be free, on request. Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens. Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily 'phone calls. There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to. ..... And the criminals? The criminals would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised. Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week. Live in a tiny room and pay £800.00 per week and have no hope of ever getting out.

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