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About Coldwarkid

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  1. I'm sorry but I disagree. If it's losing so much in a 24 hr period it's either magnetised or badly in need of a service. I suppose that the oil in it has just got sticky over the years but that's a sign of it needing a service as well. How close are you to Leigh? If you're willing to travel, there's a guy there with a good reputation, I've never used him myself but know others who have. The shop is called Precision Time and it's on Chapel Street.
  2. I think we would all like to see a wide variety of choice, so win,win hopefully.
  3. I'm at work at the moment and rushed that post and predictive text changed all the mm measurements and i didn't notice, so the post doesn't make sense now, but you're sort of proving my point that it isn't fashion. Taking jeans as an example, fashion has seen them go from tight in the mid 70s to baggy throughout the 80s to boot cut in the 90s and early 00, to tight today. Tomorrow's fashion will no doubt be baggy again. Average watch size hasn't followed this fashion trend at all. The average size has risen by a couple of mm every decade or so since the 50s.
  4. There is no fashion for large cases. Case sizes have increased by a couple of mm every decade since watches were first produced to be worn on the wrist. Around the turn of the millennium when 40mm watches first became common, everybody who didn't like them said it was a fashion that would last a few months. Fast forward 17 years and now even IWC do 40mm watches. If it was a fashion that was coming to an end, where should it revert back to? 38mm to 36mm was once the norm for a man's watch, most ladies watches are a lot bigger than that now.
  5. My best friend has about 10 watches, all inherited from his grandfather and he never wears any of them. Most are really small even for vintage pieces, maybe 32mm and look very feminine. The only one that has anything other than sentimental value, is an Omega dress watch which is a more sensible 35mmish and was his granddads daily wearer for everything from work to DIY. It had splashes of paint on it the last time I saw it. Interestingly, his granddad was a very good amateur artist as a young man and once had his work exhibited in a gallery alongside Lowry's, who he was friends with. He was from Salford and I think Lowry was as well. He had several letters of correspondence with Lowry and before dementia set in knew where they were and at least one had some doodles on them that the great man had drawn. Unfortunately they disappeared before his grandfather died. It's a shame as I'm sure they'd be worth a fortune now.
  6. Yep. I'm generally not a fan of Rolex but I love that particular one as well. I'm not sure one watch would ever do it for me. I work in a warehouse and do all of the non-highly skilled jobs around the house as well ( gardening, groundworking, block paving, plastering, general DIY ) and if I wore anything classy it would be a mess in no time and I can only assume that anyone who works with their hands is either stretching the truth about the amount of manual labour they do or stretching it in regards to the state of their watches if they think otherwise. As an example, I work with a Russian guy and I wouldn't normally wear my Vostock Amphibia to work but took it in to show him for one day. I scraped it down a breezeblock wall whilst helping carry something heavy down a staircase and put deep gauges in the acrylic crystal within about 10 mins of getting into work. To top it all off, he said my watch was **** and I should wear a G-Shock to work, knowing full well I normally do. Personally, for me, I think I'd need 2 although I might get away with just a Seiko Turtle, but where's the fun in that?
  7. Are all moonphase watches the same? I read somewhere that they're not all true moonphase, but what else would they be? Reason for asking is I absolutely love the new CW moonphase. The older style the op posted is lovely as well but I feel I could get away with being more dressed down with the new one and it would still look right on my wrist. I'm assuming once set it needs to go on a winder when not in use? Or is it straight forward to set?
  8. Not really the same thing, but my wife got me an Accurist watch for my 19th birthday which wouldn't be worth anything if it was still in working order. Unfortunately, it's long since dead but I'm due to have it resurrected for £70. I suppose it depends on it's value to you. It's not a watch I've ever come across so I'm assuming it wouldn't be easy to replace? If you did pay for a full service and all the parts could be found, you should have years of trouble free wearing out of it.
  9. I already knew all of that but hadn't made the connection between the Great Britain on the dial and the ambassador thing. I just saw GREAT Britain on the dial and assumed it meant made in Great Britain, which of course in a technical sense it isn't. I suppose that explains the mix of upper and lower case text, to emphasise the GREAT part. Thanks for clearing that up.
  10. Roger Smith was born and raised a couple of miles up the road from me. His watches are amazing, but you need really deep pockets and a lot of patience to own one. Anyone else think it's a bit weird putting Great Britain on your dial when you're based in the Isle of Man?
  11. That's the first komanderski I've seen that I really like. Nice buy.
  12. Now I know the watch is going back and I won't offend anyone, I have a question that I'm surprised nobody else has touched on.. This watch is 36mm. Wouldn't that be aimed more at the female market rather than male considering that even dress watches that are all face and therefore wear much bigger, tend to be at least 38mm these days? I know the reduced CW Trident is to all intents and purposes considered unisex by them and some of the 38mm Breitling tool watches and chronos are in their ladies ranges.
  13. This really annoys me. If it's your job you should make an effort to know as much as you can about the product you're selling, but if you don't know, simply admit you don't and go and find out. Don't just bull**** for the sake of it. About 12 months before Tudor re-launched in the UK I got wind of it being pending from someone on a forum, so I went into Preston's of Bolton who were a Rolex AD, to see if they knew anything about it. They'd never heard of Tudor, which was fine, but when I explained the connection with Rolex ( hence the reason I'd called in) they actually laughed at me and obviously thought I'd read some nonsense online about a cheap brand trying to create a bit of hype. I wouldn't mind but the only other time I'd been in was when I was 19 and we bought an engagement ring in there that my now wife had chosen and set her heart on. At the time, if you purchased your engagement ring from them you were supposed to be given a glass of Champagne to toast the occasion and have your photo taken as a keepsake but we got taken down to the basement to view the rings and they posted the guard at the top of the stairs. What an insult. I'd saved for ages for that ring as well. I was only a kid and it was one of the biggest purchases I'd ever made at the time.
  14. Women in general don't appreciate mechanical watches in the same way men do. It's common for even some very expensive watches by JLC and the like to be quartz in the ladies line up. They're very sensible and logical and we're not.
  15. Thanks, I think I will leave it until next year. I'll still have the same problem of finding someone trustworthy to sort it though.
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