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  1. It wasn't launched this year (or so, depending on corona changes) , so wouldn't qualify I have been really impress with the Piaget watches I have had, and they have completely won me over.
  2. not sure tomorrows category of Mechanical Exception is going to go down too well, but then we have chronographs on Monday and Divers on Tuesday before it all goes arts for arts sake again
  3. A clear win for the most legible watch this time. Next topic is Calendar and Astronomy
  4. Here's a tip. Use screwdrivers to measure if you need to cut at 1.4 or 1.6 mm.
  5. Don't follow rules, break them. I have happily worn £3000 watches while driving a £400 car and wearing a £80 Asda suit. I couldn't care less what anyone thought. (IWC, Alfa 145 cloverleaf. George suit) @Karrusel if anyone mocked my B&Q wellies on a shoot, they would find their range rover with lead shaped holes . Never take the mick out of someone holding a firearm.
  6. Today I bought a Gucci, a Longines, a WW2 pocket watch, three Omega's and some others but I spent time doing a gentle restoration on a pin pallet, chrome Elco because it appealed to me. I won't make any money on it, as it is worth at max a tank of petrol, but it is still an attractive watch to me. I don't like over produced watch videos, hence I never have a script (so sometimes get things wrong!) and aim for 90 seconds. If I gush a bit it is because I really like something and want to share that. I can really appreciate the work that goes into some of the ultra high end pieces, b
  7. There are several different methods of regulating a watch, and each has the potential to slip and write the hairspring off. Without a timegrapher it will take several days and a sheet of paper
  8. nope I quite like the key winding throwback - the watch has no crown
  9. More of a challenge this one, as few of us will have even heard of some of the brands never mind see them or have owned one. Maybe that helps - would the Bugalri have got more votes if it was a Zenith? Possibly.
  10. I didn't pick the category names, just pick a watch and wind your necks in
  11. money no object, which would you pick? Little harder this one
  12. The winner is De Bethune. The next category is Iconic, which does have some more 'real' watches (in this context)
  13. I've been after one of these for years, but I have had to wait to find the right one Valjoux 72
  14. I hadn't clicked this was you - glad to see you are back on the Forum
  15. if it was for the worst design then the Girard-Perregaux walks it. Not only is it really hard to tell the time, but on the wrist you would just see wrist hair!
  16. If you get the chance do see one in the flesh - so thin, light and beautifully made. I will get one, one day
  17. A win for Bulgari - and having tried one of these on I was completely sold (well, until they told me the price!) Next category coming up
  18. The 2020 awards for new watches have announced the shortlist, and I thought it would be interesting to see what you think. Several different categories so I will do one a day until finished. Today is Men's I have deliberately not included any specifications or prices. Go for the gut reaction
  19. unless you love it don't get the white dial, as they are harder to sell on. These Panerai are widely faked so ensure the seller is 100% first. I also fancy one, but haven't found the one for me yet (manual wind, small seconds, exhibition case back, 44mm, black dial is my choice)
  20. They can, but size is important. The difference between a 1mm and a 1.2mm screwdriver can be the difference between stripping the head and turning smoothly. It is a tiny amount of difference until you realise it is 20% bigger. Always use the largest screwdriver the screwhead will take. If you buy a 1mm screwdriver you will need a 0.8 or 1.2 for the next job, guaranteed
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