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Everything posted by al_kaholik

  1. I'm not too much of a changer - I did contemplate putting it down, but just don't really do it!
  2. Welding shields at the ready... Timex Mk1 California by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  3. 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
  4. Or heat up a piece of metal and press it to the end. An old soldering iron will do
  5. 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?...
  6. Thats really smart. Doesn't matter what is on the inside, its a cracker. What is inside makes it even more interesting
  7. 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...
  8. I may have taken a plunge... They do free returns though
  9. @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
  10. I had a winner. Movement was exfellent. Unfortunately the bezel was wobby as sin so sent it back to amazon. Think this one will be just fine
  11. Photo now a couple of days out due to e to flickr maintenance. Still wearing the watch though. Ebay special. Next ded a new battery but too cheap to pass up Accurist by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  12. And no upload from me at the moment as Flickr is doing maintenance.
  13. And a hell of a step forward from the mkIV. The 2.slow it was no more in the mkV. I've one of the very late mkIV Bora's. Pity the Jetta just didn't get any of the fun. No VR6, no V5, no fast diesel and no fast four cylinder either.
  14. What's the £1300 magic number? There are plenty of nice watches around that you could pocket a chunk of change from that budget. Think what you want and look around. We all have our own preference for style and generally speaking the mechanics in a watch of that price are going to be very good.
  15. Second hand / vintage Omega is well within reach of that budget. Similarly Tudor or even some vintage Rolex aren't too far off that. But if you like it, as others have said, but it. BUT! I would suggest if at all possible trying one on before committing that kind of money
  16. Yes. Auto-correct...
  17. Secondhand? Lots to be had for little money Or, and don't shoot me, look at Starling. 28800vph, sapphire, stainless in a modern size. Well under $100
  18. Think its an optical illusion. All in still very happy with it. Perfect size and scratches the itch for the moment
  19. There doesn't look to be a chapter ring with any markings though there is a clear band of metal visible beneath the crystal. I had my suspicion over the bracelet and clasp (though the clasp is signed) however its very comfortable. I may investigate further... Have also thought about a strap...
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