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Everything posted by Allthingsmustpass

  1. Crown in, one of the main points of quartz is being able to grab and go. And depending on the crown gasket arrangement damp could get in as mentioned above by Johnboy.
  2. Bloody annoying. The idea of picking one up with a broken movement is a good one, but you could wait forever. In the meantime why not just wear it until a genuine case comes along, then strip it, keep the movement as a spare and bin the rest. The bezel ratchet mechanism was totally different from a genuine one by the sounds of it.
  3. Yellow variant looks interesting, and the darker blue on strap.
  4. As said two posts above, it's a very versatile watch and it will probably not hold all of its value, but would never be worth less than say £500 if kept in good order. I don't think you can go far wrong with an Alpinist.
  5. Leather works for me on divers, a vintage look only though, obviously not dressy.
  6. On setting my King Turtle to BST today I used the opportunity to put a little silicone grease on the crown threads as they felt a tiny bit gritty. Much better now.
  7. Very hard times, my thoughts are with you and your family. We lost a close family member to covid last summer and didn't get a chance to say goodbye. I dread it happening again, but know that we, and you are not alone. Those keepsakes will be treasured and I'm sure in time will stir up happy memories only x. Keep well
  8. That nato suits it perfectly, great choice, great photo!
  9. That does look a good deal at £20! Definitely an improvement and thanks for sharing it. As mentioned above, I'm happy enough with the standard offerings, but if I bought a used watch with a badly worn or scratched clasp, I'd definitely look at one of these.
  10. Thanks, that looks like it would go round nicely. It is generally the cheaper ones have the problem I was referring to, will have to look for a good deal on one of these.
  11. It's the lug to lug length kills some of them for me rather than the actual diameter. Especially the ones with stiff resin straps as they tend to stick out sideways unless you buckle it up 'blue-hand' tight.
  12. Great write up! I also have 6.75" wrists, pretty flat, and have wondered if one of these would be too big for me. Looking at your photo, it looks more than okay. Thank you.
  13. Very interesting, switching the auto light off certainly sounds like a good idea. The light must use a huge amount of power compared to any other functions.
  14. Spot of Sudoku with the Alpinist before lunch.
  15. As above, I think originality will be key, and condition of course.
  16. I'd vote yes also Roy. Received a parcel today from Creation Watches seven days after ordering, which included last weekend and yesterday's bank holiday, so system is still working. If anyone is reticent about sending or receiving that is their choice of course and they need not buy or sell.
  17. My only two expensive watches were a Grand Seiko about 2.3k and an Omega Aqua Terra 3k. Ended up selling both, paranoid about damage or mugging if they were on my wrist, paranoid about burglary if they were at home. A couple of 400 quid Seiko turtle limited editions and my 47 quid g-shock are my financial limit now.
  18. That's very nice, ideal all rounder. I wouldn't cut the strap though, never seen one cut that looks good, and if you flip it it'll hit the resale value. Live with it or fit another is what I would do.
  19. I'd say that Hamilton is made for a nato
  20. Well I like the watch, wasn't so keen on the TZ style squabbling. Not laying blame anywhere, it's just that the thread seemed to head that way.
  21. That went south quickly, don't let it become like TZ guys!
  22. Virtually impossible to come by and if you do find one it will cost a couple of grand.
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