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  1. So having eliminated the possibility that somehow this was an overwind 'clutch' issue (I let the watch run to a stop yet it still slipped like crazy), I took it to Raymond Weil's UK service centre today, which happily is only 35 miles down the road. The watchmaker who looked at it took all of about 5 seconds to confirm that the problem was with two cogs within the setting system (or keyless work?) that were not engaging with each other properly from the outset, and then when wound were gradually (or quite quickly in this case) rounding off each other's cog tips and therefore making the problem progressively worse, which is what I'd experienced. The solution is replacement of said two cogs, which thankfully is being sorted under warranty due to my having purchased from a RW approved US retailer. Mechanicals are such fun My quartz watches are so boring in comparison, what with their consistent accuracy and lack of any maintenance requirements Seriously, I kind of wanted this mechanical experience (although maybe not a repair after two weeks of owning a new watch, lol). It's all good. Still loving the watch and will very much look forward to getting it back in circa two weeks time.
  2. Seiko Sportura Kinetic GMT SUN025P1 Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  3. It's a Seiko Kinetic. This one is circa 11 years old, but the watch is still being made by Seiko as the Seiko SKA761P1, which is identical to my one, save for a slightly different dial text. Affectionately known as the 'Big F***in' Kinetic, its not really very big by today's standards. It's a great watch that has stood the test of time. There are many YouTube videos of torture tests on this watch, aa it's tough as nails. The pusher is a power test button to see what level of charge the watch has. Hope this helps! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  4. Late change to my Seiko BFK - noticed it could do with a wind. Love the Rolex 14060M btw Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. Having rocked my new Raymond Weil mechanical dress watch all week I've gone to the opposite end of the spectrum today with the Citizen PVD tough monocoque ecodrive, presented here for your viewing pleasure with an after market US Mil strap. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  6. I think it reflects well on the OP that he even bothered to get the opinion of this collective, who are remote from him when it comes to purchasing motivations. Gucci certainly trade on their name and charge for it. But then again, doesn't every 'serious' watch brand? Is a Patek Philippe Nautilus worth £60,000 when it's made of steel and has a sapphire crystal, much the same as a £350 Seiko? As Rab points out, it's all fashion of one type or another, be that the teenage 'impress your friends' or the WIS 'watch snob' variety.
  7. We are in perfect alignment sir It certainly resonates with me when someone brings the whole thing (watch collecting that is) into a bit of perspective!
  8. A valid perspective that I agree with in it's broadest sense. In terms of how the term was introduced to this thread, and is generally used within the world of watch enthusiasts, I take it to mean a watch that is mostly about aesthetics (or brand name), not too fussed with function or horological excellence, and therefore tends to use 'whatever' under the hood. For me the lines are therefore a little blurred as to what really is a 'fashion' watch, and as mentioned I can totally recognise that a mechanical Gucci can be recognised as a more serious watch while a Maurice Lacroix (or Montblanc maybe?) can be a fashion watch, albeit an expensive one given the not very clever quartz tech that drives it.
  9. I've been considering this discussion, which I think raises a few interesting questions, one of which is, what exactly is a 'fashion' watch? I recently embarked upon a watch buying mission. I wanted a dress watch. I'd seen a Maurice Lacroix watch I really liked, so I set about doing some research on it, as I always do when purchasing. I quickly found that the watch in question was quartz. I own many quartz watches, mostly Citizen and Seiko, and they are great, with quartz specific complications such as solar power, and they come from brands that are renowned for quartz technology. However, for the Maurice Lacroix in question I saw YouTube videos that showed me what appeared to be a bang average quartz watch that didn't hit its dial markers and had more recoil/bounce with its seconds hand movement than I find acceptable (my Seikos and Citizens are in another league by comparison). My conclusion, therefore, is that the Maurice Lacroix is more of a 'fashion' watch than the Gucci which is the subject of this thread, regardless of which brand has the respect of us watch enthusiasts! The Gucci has an ETA 2824(?) which is a serious and trusted movement. It's apparently well finished. To me it represents a more serious watch than the Lacroix, which has a serious watch brand name but nevertheless is little more than a cheap quartz underneath (btw, not a fan of Swiss quartz! ) So, my conclusion and recommendation to the OP is go ahead and buy the Gucci if you like it. Its probably manufactured by a serious watch brand and badged for Gucci anyway! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  10. ^^ That's a totally refreshing and honest piece of self-analysis that for me says you are a positive individual Like Brexit? Apologies guys. Ignore me. I don't want to ignite a Brexit debate!
  11. KAS, just a heads up buddy. I just saw a Yema Superman on WUS sales corner. It was circa 5 weeks old and already looking for its third owner, ie original purchaser immediately pinged it to WUS, and now that buyer is jogging it on very quickly too. It may of course have nothing to do with the watch's quality or fit & finish, but thought you should know. Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  12. For the man who prides himself in moving in a different direction to the majority. Plus there's a handy reminder under the 12 of a tasty teatime snack. Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  13. I have no plans to buy a Rolex submariner, but if I did it would be the slimmer, more elegant (imho) 14060M. It's totally subjective of course. The latest version looks more modern, and is probably superior under the hood. You're not likely to lose money on it if you do pull the trigger, so if it makes you happy and doesn't break the bank, why not?! Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  14. Really nicely put together watch KAS. I can see why you like it. What, if anything, does the manufacturer say about their movement? Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
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