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Everything posted by hughlle

  1. While not the single definition for me, one is simply a watch I can't justify damaging. My SMP would be considered a luxury to many, but for myself, I worked my butt off so I could buy it purely so I could really enjoy and use it. As such, while it cost a good sum of money, I don't consider it a luxury, just money well spent.
  2. Fairly easy to align them when they're not screws though.
  3. SMP for work so continuing the blue theme
  4. I thought 42mm was big, but perspective is everything
  5. Bit of old and new. Couple of bracelets from watchgheko, not bad for £18
  6. Possible, although they were generally from establshed members. As you will have probably seen, they're not the most trusting of folk, seems every member who joins is considered a nuisance just trying to get access to SC :D Heaven forbid a new member replies stating they like someones watch
  7. So does the charity get all of the money raised, or just the left over once the retail value of the watch plus your own "expenses" have been deducted? Call me a cynic, but it wouldn't be the first time this has been done to get the initial outlay back rather than take a hit on the second hand market.
  8. Which for me is a shame. Looks far better in the photos than in person imo. Love a bit of blue.
  9. Given how impressed I am with the recent 29a (other than time keeping, at £400 each I'd expect far better than +20s on one and - 20s for the other) it looks great. I'll also wait for the 36mm. Just bear in mind, the photos he uploads are very misleading. Unless under a bank if strip lighting etc, then it'll look nothing like that, just a plain black dial. When you are under strip lighting though, the new variants can look fantastic.
  10. It's an odd one for me. I really don't get excited about a rolex explorer, yet the first photos of the Everest, pretty much the same thing, has me really looking forward to them. From the photo is also seems that it uses the same type of crystal/AR as the new 29a, which under artificial lighting makes the dial look a lovely shade of blue the photos Eddie uses really make it look like the dial is blue of sorts, but it's very definitely black, and artificial lighting makes some manic happen.
  11. I'm not a fan of modern watches, but I'm a sucker for good lume. A few seconds under a torch and this is clear as day until I get out of bed
  12. You could have just left me in resignation but peace. Back on my wish list it goes. God help my bank account. The electric blue is just so fantastic looking from the photos you relentlessly post. The sword hands certainly beat the skeleton hands, but I just don't want a black dial SMP.
  13. Always pined for one of these, but 45 mm? :O scratch that itch! The 41mm bond wears large enough as it is
  14. Car picked up, so over to the second one
  15. Just a touch nicer than the new air ministry I received this morning
  16. I ordered both. Should be with me by the weekend I hope. I find that 36mm is a marmite size. Buy a cheap watch, and it just doesn't feel right, and I've had a few. But once you have worn a couple of quality well designed pieces, you realise that 36mm is actually a fantastic size. I wear my 42mm SMP most days at work, but if I pop on a 36mm Datejust, it feels just as perfect. Drilled lugs on these, so while on Nato, the world is your oyster. Only 100 of the white and 200 of the black being made, and as of today he already has 100 watch orders, most being the white dial air ministry. Can't wait. Stoked!
  17. Giving some of my lesser worn favourites a go in anticipation of a pair of brand new incomings. Got to love blued hands, even if the camera isn't capable of picking it out.
  18. Just pipped to the post :D So close but so far
  19. Half the moving done, sub off and sea dweller on ready for work tomorrow
  20. I also stole some points from him, but it didn't say how many. His profile still states he has 1500
  21. Actually, yes :D the ex missus of the guys son downstairs is a lunatic. Stands on the street hurling abuse at my open window, swears at me on the high street. Today she overheard me coming out of the flat with some boxes so shouted up the stairs that she hoped I fell down the stairs, and that she was taking the front door off the latch just to make it awkward for me. She's crazy. Never even met or spoken to her! Over to another!
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