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Everything posted by russelk

  1. Have to agree that although Steinhart make some nice watches, they also make some blatant copies of the Rolex sub, and for me that just ruins the Steinhart brand. So you want to make a dive watch - do you really have to rip off the Rolex dial and indices? Look at Christopher Ward. They've taken some elements from other brands, but the overall look is something unique.
  2. Sadly, this has the most embarrassingly weak lume I have EVER seen. It's so weak, in fact, that until recently I actually thought it had no luminous material at all. Turns out it does. The only nice thing I can say about the lume is the colour: The picture is actually very flattering. My phone camera is rather sensitive so captures it well, but in reality it's barely noticeable. I had to make the room pitch black to get this shot.
  3. Seiko 7T32-6N40 from The Great Blue range. My pictures don't do it justice, it looks much better in real life.
  4. Same as yesterday, but swapped out the bracelet (with GREAT difficulty) for a leather strap.
  5. I'm a bit late to this thread. I've owned both the NY0040 and the SKX007. I preferred the NY0040 for the following reasons: 1. It wears smaller then the Seiko, so suited my narrow wrists much better. 2. The Seiko dial has a cheap look to it, with simple painted on indices. The indices on the NY0040 have metal rings round them and look a lot better. 3. The Seiko is just too common! Everybody's got one. Here's a picture I took with the two side by side. It's slightly out of focus, sorry about that.
  6. Just checked the documentation - 2010.
  7. Breitling Colt Chrono on a Stowa flieger strap. (I couldn't be bothered to fix the date.)
  8. The custom strap arrived today and I'm regretting my choices right away. The stitching is a bit much, and I should've gone for off-white or light brown instead of pure white stitching. But at least the Hamilton Khaki Air Race is getting an outing today after a long time.
  9. This time last year I would have agreed with you but I seem to be going through a non-bracelet phase. I've removed the bracelets from most of my watches and I now prefer to wear them on leather straps, and occasionally a rubber tropic. I'm sure I'll come around soon and go back to the bracelets. I was actually thinking about putting the Tag up for sale but I find that this faux-vintage strap has rekindled my love for it. So much, in fact, that I've decided to sell the blue Zodiac instead.
  10. If you're referring to the new limited edition Ghost Captain version (grey dial, grey bezel, grey strap), I think the case is identical to the other models, so it's polished. I haven't found any with a brushed finish yet. Do post a link if you find one as a brushed finish would be a very nice alternative.
  11. Where did you try it? Neither Goldsmiths nor Ernest Jones seem to stock the 37mm.
  12. I'll check out the 42 at Goldsmiths, but I don't think it'll be to my liking. I've been gravitating toward smaller watches over the last couple of years. The largest watch I own is now just a 40, and I tend to wear the 38 and 39 ones the most.
  13. My wrist is half an inch smaller so I should be OK.
  14. The 37 sounds perfect for me. Not sure where I can see one in the flesh though. It looks like Goldsmiths only stock the 42 and 45mm.
  15. Does anybody have one of these, particularly one in 37mm? What are you thoughts on it? I think they look fantastic in all the variations. It's hard to choose a favourite.
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