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Everything posted by al_kaholik

  1. Looks good - not something you are going to see every day
  2. I've walked past Microglobe a couple of times in the past on a lunchtime amble, peered longingly in the window and shuffled on!
  3. Very smart. The quadrant finish looks fantastic
  4. The date is still stuck! I'll get it resolved at some point... Olympos
  5. 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
  6. Let us know what you think when it arrives!
  7. 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
  8. You'll have the postage to pay on top I guess but looking forward to seeing it!
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. 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
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. Hope you have more luck than I did with mine. It ran when it arrived briefly, then started stuttering. The seller wasn't much help. Think it just needs a mechanical service...
  22. Where is @Nigelp? He likes a good Seiko and does a nice job of bringing them back from tired to WOW
  23. I saw this and thought the dial layout was reasonable with the white text at 9. Then I saw the flag at 12, which is hardly visible (actual eyeball test may be different) and thought "just make that white!" And lose the text at 9. With the aggressive pushed CW do in London, I'd argue the could just use a logo. Other than that I quite like the design and concept
  24. Some of the odd ball Seikos are great. Cheap to service, often cheap to pick up and lots of variations. King Seiko represent very good value, as do some of the Grand Seiko range. Or a Vanac, or a SARB, or a SARX... Loads of great Seikos out there. A n unusual '5' Lord Matic And the revered Lord Marvel 36000, a true high beat bargain.
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