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  1. Saved searches on eBay are another good idea too -- it'll email you as soon as someone lists a matching item.
  2. Ooh, nice. Been tempted by one of these in the past. Working link: https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/Omega/Seamaster 120m/2511.81.00/923/item/157693
  3. Kind of hard to miss that -- I assume the comments were along the line of: "Christ, why have you got a manhole cover strapped to your wrist?"
  4. Hopefully it'll get better soon, but the forecast suggests it may get worse before it does. Stay safe all.
  5. Correct, they state: "The patented ROCS 1 is driven by the minute axle of a customized self-winding 2892 base calibre." So it's an ETA movement and they modify the output to turn discs rather than hands (I believe).
  6. I happened to notice the Watch and Listen Podcast had returned and was watching when Cameron Weiss (the guy behind the Weiss watch company) mentioned his new Ultralight model. Aside from the titanium case, it has an aluminium movement. Apparently the idea came from a Rado movement (albeit that used a different grade). That's the first time I've heard of aluminium being used -- most movements are made from brass, with the only exceptions I was aware of being some high end watches (like Lange) using German Silver (nickel silver, which isn't actually silver at all) or gold (FP Journe, for example). Anyone aware of any other novel materials that has been used?
  7. As luck would have it, Jodie over at JOMW is doing an NTH giveaway:
  8. Another plus for the Speedmaster is you know there is another special edition just around the corner, no matter when you're looking to buy.
  9. I've liked these from a while back, when I was looking into High Accuracy Quartz (HAQ). There's a new one someone imported and didn't like the size of on eBay at the moment for a bargain -- very tempted, someone buy it to save me. If I was a couple of mm larger and had a date I'd have already pulled the trigger. Can I get away with a 33.5mm...
  10. The EU signed a good trade deal with Japan, and it looks like the UK is looking to sign a comprehensive free trade deal when we exit the transition period, so with any luck we'll be able to import duty free at some point. I have heard good things about Seiya Japan in terms of buying direct -- only Seiko get a little upset about outsiders by JDM models so they can't always get things.
  11. They seem to get featured on our friend TGV's channel quite regularly, he's probably due another special edition as it must have been a week since the last. They seem a solid microbrand. Certainly haven't seen anything bad about them.
  12. That and their weird adherence to the Dolphin Standard instead of stating actual WR.
  13. I'm not usually a chrono guy but everytime I see that Pulsar I go
  14. Watched it this morning on iPlayer, was a bit disappointed. Mainly just covered the strike, not much of the rise and nothing but a brief mention of why it fell out of favour -- i.e. larger changes in the watch industry -- which would have been far more interesting than "workers dug their heels in, ignored the larger market forces, refused to give ground, went on strike, it didn't help, factory was closed."
  15. One suggestion, if I may, is to include some footage of it on wrist -- the 'wrist roll' maneuver seems popular for this.
  16. The soon-to-be-released Yema Speedgraf looks nice
  17. Welcome. My advice (as a relative newbie myself): take it slow. You don't need to buy everything on day one. Spend time looking around and work out what you want to do and what turns your head. Then wait a while and see if it still floats your boat. Or buy everything you can get your hands on and see if you can match some of the larger collections on here... you know who you are.
  18. Not surprised. My brother has the Day-Date verson and if it weren't 43mm I'd be tempted, very attractive. As for the girl... how about a 36mm Aqua Terra (what's 1mm between friends)? Out of budget technically, but I'm sure you could get a deal...
  19. Carronade was an in-house brand for Ratners (a jewellers). The latter is most famous for its former chairman calling their products 'total crap' which pretty much sunk the chain. I speak as someone who owns one -- bought in my initial naive eBay flurry. I'd concur with his assessment -- a brass case coated in a thin layer of rose gold (or something of the same colour). Mine is also automatic, 25 jewels with Incabloc. I think I tracked it down to an AS Schild movement, an AS 1903.
  20. Smiths PRS-25? Victorinox Alliance? Certina DS?
  21. I have one of these (blame Ryan Gosling) And the obligatory G-Shock
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