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Caller.

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  1. I think they are deleting these teasers quite quickly after posting. Here's another they have just added: https://www.facebook.com/20219314949/posts/10151467055949950/
  2. I am always surprised that people mainly consider the cost of the movement, when assessing the cost / value of a watch. Whether it be Bremont, Schofield or whoever. What about the rest of it? If a watch consisted of a generic bought in case, hands and all the rest of it, so be it. But when there are unique design features involved throughout, such as a bespoke case, shock proof systems and so on, artistic unique case backs, then the cost will increase. And that's what you get with both Bremont and Schofield. The value / cost of the watch is the totality of what you are buying, not just the movement.
  3. It's as durable as anything out there. It's just that if you want to retain a nice shiny new bronze bracelet, you will have to regularly polish it. It's not hard, as I have found out, but as said above, there are hard to get to places on a bracelet, so maybe an 'ultra sonic' cleaner is the answer.
  4. @Monaque Last October was the last mentioned date, but that was before The Wing and everything got put back by Covid. Judging by recent comments from the brothers, I would be surprised if this is it, but we will find out soon enough. Being honest, if it was a new movement, I would have expected a grander presentation.
  5. Launch of a new LE on 20th October, with the tagline, 'watchmaking is coming home'. They do like a good tease. https://www.facebook.com/20219314949/posts/10151466548964950/
  6. Welcome back! Very nice collection.
  7. If that's not regularly polished, you will have a sludgy brown bracelet on your hands. There's a reason most bronze watches come on straps. I like the dial and bezel colour though.
  8. I would leave that one to the constitutional experts, many of whom condemned the ruling. Especially Finnis. The-unconstitutionality-of-the-Supreme-Courts-prorogation-judgment.pdf (policyexchange.org.uk)
  9. I have a confession. I quite like the last run of Brew's square dialed watches. The whole concept of the company is tosh, but that last run with the square dials worked for me. They were discussed here previously. All sold out now.
  10. Not really for me, but if I was tempted, it would be the white dial / blue bezel model.
  11. Sometimes they only say Seiko, even when it's a Credor, as here:
  12. I like the red date window on the chrono.
  13. Book your next holiday to Bangkok, they're all over the place.
  14. I'd like this one. Glitzy launch as well - all for 100 watches. Apart from the perfectly decent Hublot classic fusion entry level range, a lot of the Big Bang series are LE's, often employing cutting edge technology. I have seen @Igerswis Hublot in the flesh and it really is something, an impressive piece of kit.
  15. I disagree. Swatch is a large conglomerate of brands that increasingly, especially among the medium level brands, share movements and components. The same with Seiko and Orient. Just look at the day/date windows. Seiko also own Alba, sort of their introductory brand. Seiko clearly import their characteristics into Orient, despite claims to the contrary. Over here, their displays have even moved in line with Seiko's, which used to be a jumble of watches, but are now clearly separated by model i.e. 5 in one cabinet, prospex another and so on. Same with Orient, Orient Star. It's not unusual to see Orient and Seiko, share the same concession's area. Grand Seiko are displayed separately, but usually in the same vicinity.
  16. Mido are churning out new divers at a fair old rate now and at a first glance, I can't see any obvious and stand out differences to the last release, apart from the dial pattern that is, which now seems obligatory, gimmicky, and sometimes fugly, as in this case. I don't think they will stand the test of time. They're popular over here and good on the wrist. I still have my Mido Multifort which had a run out recently.
  17. The only stand out watch for me is the seamaster. The Tudor is a bit bland and looks like it wants to be something a bit better. The GS is a good looking watch, but doesn't quite seem to know what it's meant to be - not one thing nor the other. The Seamaster ticks every box and has real presence.
  18. I think it looks great, but for me, it's too small. The size is also the reason for the window cut out. Zenith have obviously weighed up the pro's and con's when finalising their decision.
  19. No, they are aluminum. I think 2006 was too soon for ceramic bezels.
  20. RLT36 Nautilus. Purchased from Hugh in 2017. Spot the difference with the same model posted above by Boots.
  21. @SolaVeritate I researched the history of my RLT 36, which is number 15 of 21, which has been moved on a few times, but always remained within the forum - from 2006 to date. If interested, here is the link to that thread, with a list of it's owners and year of purchase and sale. I also gave a link to the original thread - or thought I had - about how the watch, that was intended as a one-off for Roy, ended up as a production model - it's a fascinating read. However, ignore that link. It only takes you to Machs profile (sorry about that Mach). This is the actual link.
  22. This guide to RLT watches is already avaiable on the home page: RLT Watches Concise Guide - An Unofficial Pictorial History of RLT Watch Co. Models (thewatchforum.co.uk)
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