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  1. I have no idea. Its just something my brother says, and always has and its stuck!
  2. Yup. Too big for me but they are something special
  3. Amphibian is always going to be a winner. Built like a tank and a no nonsense movement. Don't overlook the spelling when you are trawling ebay. Wostock and Boctoc will find you things. Maybe don't overlook Raketa/Pakema (same thing, different spelling) as nice Russian watches too
  4. Kickstarter is only a platform for investing. And you are doing just that, often investing in people with nothing more than an idea and a concept. I feel you are in a slightly better position with it as at least the minimum funding has to be met, which means there are X other people who think the same. And at the end of it you have a tangible piece. I do feel sorry for those who have had difficulty, but ultimately this is an investment and can go both ways. In not sure the level of guarantee Kickstarter give after its funded. The watch looks good BTW.
  5. I'm not too much of a changer - I did contemplate putting it down, but just don't really do it!
  6. Welding shields at the ready... Timex Mk1 California by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  7. It's just pitched up. And it looks just as good as I thought it would. BUT I do know exactly why I don't really like to buy quartz. Second hand just doesn't line up whatsoever. However I'm still very happy. Its pretty Marmite mind. Timex Mk1 California by a_t_b321, on Flickr Mk1 California. It came in delivery packaging and a padded envelope inside. A white cardboard slip and then a grey Timex branded box which is understated and neat. Inside there is a warranty card, the watch (on a pillow) with a plastic dial protector and a hang tag. Positives For a 40mm wears very nicely on a small wrist Aluminium case Good looking nato Indiglo Hacks 30m water resistance is fine for the beach and around the pool. I would say perfect for the summer £63 is a bargain LOUD tick Niggles All the pictures show the crown as flush with the case but it stands off slightly to allow for a push which illuminates the dial. If I'm being super picky, the coating protrudes into the lug space at the 12 o'clock position. Most wouldn't notice, but I do on close inspection Returns sheet looks like its been through a photocopier a million times. How difficult is it to print one off on a laser printer? Not sure how well the finish on the case is going to hold up, but I think it's a better to have the neutral coloured case than one of the very deeply coloured anodising when it ages. I do like the black/light blue colourway though. 20% sale is still on. https://www.timex.co.uk/mk1-california-40mm-fabric-strap-watch/MK1-California-40mm-Fabric-Strap-Watch.html?dwvar_MK1-California-40mm-Fabric-Strap-Watch_color=Tan-Pink&cgid=MK1#start=1
  8. Or heat up a piece of metal and press it to the end. An old soldering iron will do
  9. Keep telling myself I'll buy a new Amphibia but haven't got around to it. Difficult as I don't find they fit with shirts in the week and my casual weekend. I do have one and a couple of other Vostok and Raketa though. Its quite amazing nothing has changed with them - if it ain't broke... I do love that sunrise dial though, are the bracelets any better?...
  10. Thats really smart. Doesn't matter what is on the inside, its a cracker. What is inside makes it even more interesting
  11. Had shipping notification yesterday. Its coming Monday! Trying to kerb my enthusiasm a bit and I'm not sure whether it's going to wear too big for my liking...
  12. I may have taken a plunge... They do free returns though
  13. @Davey P Seems smug mug are making sweeping changes and making a hash of it. To be honest I'm very close to cancelling my Pro subscription
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