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About al_kaholik

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  1. The watch isn't subtle at all however the flag rather than plastering text all over the dial would get my vote. Orange and black is a great combination if you can pull that watch off. The below with the flag logo in either subtle grey or silver to match the markers instead of all the text. Controversially I'd put this at 6 o'clock. Or even just emboss it
  2. Proof they can do dials with subtle branding, but just choose not to!
  3. Very nice. Plenty of presence in the Defys
  4. Need to be careful pointing that at peoples' windows! Manual lenses are great if you can get them cheap
  5. Only other thing I could suggest is pressurising to remove. But its risky as you'd need to build a fair amount of pressure
  6. Great work for a small camera with a big zoom! Need to dig my camera back out. I remembered yesterday that the shutter release button came loose on my last trip which is why its not been out. The decision now is repair or replace (upgrade) to the next model up. Given I've got a chunk of money in lenses, I'm not keen to get shut of the system yet.
  7. Old pictures, but started the day with this (arrived back from service just over a week ago) Seiko Lord Matic by Alex Bennett, on Flickr and the postman delivered this back from service earlier Titoni Airmaster by Alex Bennett, on Flickr Done by two different entities, the Seiko by Watchkings and the Titoni by Mat (vintagetime24mc on ebay) both with good service, c.6 weeks turn around. The Titoni also came with a very nice letter explaining the job and the timegrapher results. Regulated to within +/- 4s, 238 degrees amplitude and 0.1ms bear error! Not bad for an old ETA 2878.
  8. Ouch. I'm fully aware of how good it is and will hang on to it as much as I can. I can't grumble too much about employment - they've done me well, and its been reciprocated.
  9. I'm one of those lucky ones who is on a final salary pension scheme, that said it could all change with the time I have till retirement. I kinda think of it this way, they pay me and I buy the stainless watches I want rather than gold that I wouldn't wear!
  10. 11 years with the employer. I've not expected much. I get paid, have a good pension and a good benefits package. It'd be nicer if they recognised hard graft rather than length of service. I'd likely have a collection of gold watches for the significant contributions I've made.
  11. Very nice! I'm a big fan
  12. That second bronze diver looks incredible! AAAAAANND then I see 'Christopher Ward' all over the dial Another CW that I won't be buying because of the way they brand their watches. The flags logo is sufficient and subtle. I'll even live with 'chronometer' and the depth rating. I also take offence to the moon phase for the same reasons. Beautiful dials, in this case hand finished, then with printed text splashed all over it. Don't let this bias your decision, I hear nothing but good about the watches, but hopefully they will look back a couple of years at branding and think 'we went in the wrong direction'
  13. Comically priced at £69! Reminds me of the big muff
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