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  1. Choice is more limited with no-date but if you can bring yourself to accept a date then have a look at Longines
  2. Thanks Honor good review I can see they have tried to differentiate the watch from many others out there, at first I though "oh no, what have they done" but after thinking about it for a while I have decided I quite like the new watch. The dodecagon bezel looks good and I like the case design, it doesn't overpower the watch. The dial; I like the date window at 6 and don't mind a cyclops, a no-date option would be good though. The octagon hour markers, initial reaction was no, but studying the live pictures again I have come around to thinking they work. The hand set is much better than the original as I have never been a big fan of cathedral hands on a dive watch, they are like a cross between paddle and sword hands
  3. I ordered a couple of Benson 8 space boxes recently, I will give a review when they arrive Currently have a battered old Panerai 8 space box which is quite good for larger watches as it has good separation between slots and an 8 space Glycine wooden box. I think I bought the Glycine box off Neil at Chronomaster
  4. Some unique(ish) watches I own or have owned - all made in small or relatively small numbers
  5. I wouldn't do this for an auction in case somebody on here was bidding but this one is buy-it-now A copper dialled RLT39 on EBay for £200 Only 20 x 39's were made in total with three different dials https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114846900652?hash=item1abd68a1ac:g:CHYAAOSwYehgwzI-
  6. Not a regular octagon but it does have 8 sides
  7. I am going to be a bit bah humbug here because I don't think watches will look much different, microbrands will still be turning them out, big names will still be producing updated watches inspired by their back catalogues and I will be in my mid-90's still wearing my Sea Dweller, moaning about modern Rolex watches and telling people what good value Vostoks are
  8. That dial is so over the top I actually like it, you certainly won't see another watch which looks like this!
  9. And on my other wrist .... Something which matches this glorious sunny morning Sub 600T Divingstar limited edition
  10. Stellaris Electronic probably has the Seiko Seiko 3302A movement from the early 1970's Stellaris was a brand owned by the US department store group Sears Roebuck
  11. I have black linings in my box lower maintenance
  12. @bdalg1 I owned a Muhle Glashutte SAR about 12 or so years ago, couldn't fault the quality As for Jay's comments about them being boring, take it with a pinch of salt, after all he likes Jack Mason watches
  13. Drop an email to https://www.michaelswift.co.uk/ and see if he can help, for info the movement is a F6922 Caliber Automatic
  14. Looks OK to me, it would look better once the bracelet is adjusted correctly
  15. I don't really have a problem with their conditions. A, B, C and F seem quite straight forward D = Rolex watches can have a higher value when unmolested, so if a service changes the hands or dial for example it might be worth less after the service, I think that's where they are coming from on this one. E = is just a catchall just in case someone evaluating the watch misses something, unlikely to happen I know but lawyers tend to consider every possibility no matter how unlikely. Another possibility is that a watch is altered with non-original parts after a Rolex service and sold as original with service records. My personal experience of Rolex UK has been first rate to date - except having to take a gulp at service prices My Sea Dweller, RG's Lady Yachtmaster and a Tudor are due to go in so I hope the good service continues
  16. CWC T20 GS with removable shroud
  17. For me it very much depends on the watch and how much I can afford at the time rather than an arbitrary limit
  18. @T3heli the Benson looks like a nice clean example As Karusel mentioned the company stopped making their own watches during WW1 Post 1914 watches were typically branded Benson and assembled using Swiss movements, the cases and dials would also be from third party manufacturers, nothing wrong with that of course many watch brands still do this today!
  19. As Roy said it is best to get it checked out, however a bezel is usually mounted outside of the sealed watch so should not affect water resistance if it is loose or "wobbly" Older watches do tend to get compromised over time, did they say at what meters it failed? You could try posting a picture, instructions are here
  20. Lightweight today Breitling Aerospace E7936210-B962
  21. Much better on the eye without the Invicta wings, uncluttered dial, what's not to like?
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