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Everything posted by al_kaholik

  1. I have a Camy (supposedly) as a DIY watch. I got my fingers burnt with a nasty redial. The second hand fell off so I removed it from the case and then put it to work. The strap has been cut to reduce the tail, and I have no concern whatsoever for it. Scratches on the acrylic? Fine. Ding in the case? Also fine. If the FHF stops working I won't be too upset either despite it keeping good time. Perfectly suitable for the job in hand.
  2. Anyone got one and have opinions on it? Thoughts on the in house movement too please as some reviews seem to slate it for accuracy. Casting the net a bit wider on the dive watch front from a small Captain Cook and the Oris 65. The small lug to lug and modest size attract me but the first link of the bracelet makes me wonder if it'll just wear larger than the 46mm they suggest.
  3. Smart looking but too big for me
  4. Hope you are recovering and not too battered. Watches, bikes and helmets are essentially 'disposable' beaters compared to yourself.
  5. You can get feet with pads for fixing with epoxy, worth a shot?
  6. Looks good - not something you are going to see every day
  7. I've walked past Microglobe a couple of times in the past on a lunchtime amble, peered longingly in the window and shuffled on!
  8. The date is still stuck! I'll get it resolved at some point... Olympos
  9. I jumped in on Kickstarter. 38mm was what attracted me the most, I need a more modest size for my wrists. I also went for a closed case back as the Miyota isn't something I'm too fussed looking at. It's a simple, some might say boring, watch. Which is perfect. Bi directional winding would be the only thing I'd change if I could nit pick, but the Miyota keeps great time and the wobble isn't noticeable unless you are really moving your arms about
  10. Let us know what you think when it arrives!
  11. Titoni earlier, and a quick change to this this afternoon. After a small parcel from FedEx this morning, Jon Mac of Traska, true to his word had shipped out a new bracelet piece to me. It sounds like there have been a few people with issues with the bracelet screws which thankfully seems to have been rectified. It seems the thread lock used was a little too strong, or that people were not aware as this was not stated anywhere and had some snap. Anyway without further ado, the Traska Summiteer now with bracelet (though the leather seemed to suit it perfectly too). I am noticing its on the wrist now but love the look. Traska
  12. You'll have the postage to pay on top I guess but looking forward to seeing it!
  13. Sorely tempted. The customisation, whilst not a huge list of boxes to tick, offers something different. The basecamp looks smart and a good size too What spec did you go for? Any estimate on delivery time?
  14. I think that square watch that size is going to wear like like an old 32" CRT TV! Looks more than a bit like a Panerai
  15. For anyone wanting one (because I've been doing a little research - still feeling its a touch too big) there is a 15% off code till 27 May 'PROTEUS'. £212 posted is pretty remarkable
  16. If you are able to use a solvent to dissolve the gum that is in there, you could apply a small amount of silicone grease back in there @Biker beat me to it!
  17. The 12-40 pro is a great lens, super pleased for you. Mine is pretty much bolted to the front of the body. Having the FN button on there to use (digital teleconverter is how I have mine set) is great. You get a bit more reach with very useable results at your finger tip. If you haven't had one before, when the focus ring moves it locks off AF, which means you can have a little twitchy moment thinking its broken and wont focus. Just check the ring back and forwards its been a common 'oh sh...' moment for many I think! I'm a big fan of the kit 40-150mm too, I get very useable results for such a light and small lens. Enjoy!
  18. RTFM... Reminds me of when my seconday school biology teacher would write ATQ (answer the question) in the margin of essays as a means to focus you back to the topic. In year 11 upwards he'd get ore frustrated and write ATFQ, underline it and follow up with an exclamation mark
  19. TLAs (three letter abbreviations) and FLAs (four/five letter abbreviations) plague my workplace. Its amusing to ask people what they are for them to flounder because people don't know what they are just the parlance!
  20. I did wonder how long an em5 would take glad it's being out to good use though! I'm very tempted but put off looking and will persevere with nursing it until before my next holiday!
  21. They are good prices! Very tempted to get one with the 14-42EZ as its the one lens I regret selling. Its a cracking little thing (especially when had with the auto lens cap. I thought it'd be redundant by the 12-40 pro, but sometimes you just want something to pocket and get on!
  22. My EM10 mk1's shutter button has come off, and when reattached has gone very loose so have been looking to upgrade. I've looked at the EM10 mk2 and 3, and an em5 mk2 as a possible replacement. The EM5 mk3 looks great but I can't justify the price right now, though it seems the best of all worlds. I have a Titan table saw and you are right about it taking up space. Very useful for the times it gets used though. Today a toilet, sink waste and a tiny radiator arrived. I could do with popping out to pick up some 9mm plasterboard and more slab insulation too.
  23. Leave it out in today's sun for an hour, that'll be a gentle heat up all over which should free stuff up if its gummy
  24. Maybe, though it does seem like a mechanical issue. Its on the bench along with a pile of other bits and pieces (watches and assorted others) that need some attention when I have a bit of time.
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