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  1. And now often significantly cheaper. As I'm an oddball I do have a strange pull to Vanac, but to pull the trigger, I need it to be right.
  2. I keep looking at KQ because they are much better value than an equivalent KS/GS, but never get there!
  3. There has been mixed reviews, some people have had issues with them, I haven't and it keeps time well. @Raymond Spanks thanks, will have a look. The Yema one I have is nice, just way too long for me! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Navygraf. The first lug makes the strap stick out a bit over a small wrist, but as I've said, that is a bonus to me as it means it just fits. And its versatile - see below... @sabailand the Yema has been the most expensive purchase behind my Astrographic. It's cheap in the scheme of what people pay I know. If I had to do a one watch trip, this would b
  4. Unfortunately your photo hasn't worked. Hopefully this will help
  5. It is. And it's a cracking watch, great like, good size. On a MN and the metal strap it's fantastic. The strap fit is a little odd on small wrists but has charm and room for my worst to expand without feeling too loose or tight in any cool or heat. Regrettably the tropic strap is way too big for me. Would be nice to find some short ones, but not a deal breaker. Rubber and silicone make me sweat, so despite being hypoallergenic it flares up eczema.
  6. Agreed, with both the Raketa and the facebook bits! I like the appearnce of the Neptune dial from the small shot, but find the handset difficult to follow with the two large circles
  7. If I didn't have a Navygraf I'd be all over it. My only niggle with the Navygraf is that there isn't lume on the second hand anywhere. Not that I ever need it, but its just nice to have.
  8. Yes just a other diver, but the dimensions and appearance are right up my street It seems that fans/collaboration design in watches is the future. Means a group of people get exactly what they want and makes it a bit easier for the manufacturer https://eu.yema.com/products/yema-pearldiver-ycl1-mr
  9. Quite like it, maybe the numerals in the green too would help with legibility. Don't care much for the caseback
  10. Agree. Perception of value is individual and can come in many forms. I don't go to the Tate modern because I think it mostly looks like children did it, but others will pay millions for that art. There are plenty of watches I wouldn't stump up for because I don't see the value in them. And no doubt people will think I'm daft for the stuff I pay money for. Us all being different keeps things interesting
  11. @Balaton1109 At least they don't rust. Quite often the fuel gauge isn't up to much cop any more though...
  12. Regarding the boxes - what is so special? Take the Windsor 5 https://www.wolf1834.com/windsor-5-piece-watch-box#93=18 Its a piece of glass, a cheap lock, vegan leather (PU - calling it anything but that, or vinyl pleather etc. is a sham), some felt and probably MDF. €155? No thanks. With 70% off, at around £40 its reasonable. Whether their other products justify the price I don't know, but that particular one doesn't look anything like good value to me at full price.
  13. Was trying to put my finger on what this is earlier as I'd not heard it called the Bombardier (reading tells me was built under licence). I know it as the Iltis! A more modern version of the Type 181/2 (aptly called the Typ 183). Water cooled 4-pot but still very much in touch with its roots in the interior
  14. Kubelwagen/Thing/Type 181? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_181
  15. These are beautiful, granted very of their time, but incredible to behold. 50s future vision. There is a lot to be said about the atomic era of design
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