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Everything posted by Eski

  1. I have this watch with a Blue dial and a 43mm case. It's a special one - chronometer and widely lauded by the watch review community. I'm toying with getting this green one, which is a 39mm case. Price-wise I think it comes in close to the author's suggested max. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  2. Just got this one back from the repairs company. Again. Having now had a new movement and most recently a crown & stem replacement, hopefully it'll enjoy an extended period of health now! Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  3. Yeah, gotta say I'm struggling with the concept of equating damage on my watches with fond memories [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  4. Having professed here my absolute dedication to dress watches of late, here's a diver that's got a bit about it imho [emoji846] The Seiko Black Series solar 3-hander, of course. On a black Nato rather than the stock rubber. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  5. Re the cost thing, I'm with you. I find myself looking at ever more expensive watches. Over the last few years I'd guess that my average watch purchase cost has risen by circa 400%, although to add a little perspective to that I was originally buying at the very low end of the market!
  6. I'm totally with you on this. A few years back I bought a Marathon JSAR, which is pretty much like having a wall clock on your wrist. Fast-forward to today and I'm hovering around the 40 mark - Maurice Lacroix les classiques is 38, JeanRichard is 41 (and I actually worried about 41 being too big). And as slim as possible. I actually went for the quartz MLLC rather than the mechanical version as its 7mm vs 11mm for the mechanical. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  7. I've gone from being a quartz-only sports/tough watch enthusiast to a mechanical dress watch obsessionist. Quite a change, I'm sure you'll agree. I think it started when I decided I needed something 'classy' for those special occasions. Now I wear my dress watches all the time, every day. As I'm writing this I'm in camo shorts and an old grey T, but with a dress watch on my wrist nevertheless! Have any of you guys been through a similar metamorphosis, albeit maybe with different watch styles? Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  8. This baby is so much more than a holiday beater! Enjoy [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  9. I read recently (can't remember where, sadly) from a watch repairer that watch winders are a bad idea due to the wearing parts down unnecessarily. He said that winding the watch once a month was enough to keep the oil circulated. I also don't see the point of a winder from the 'grab & go' perspective, as if you haven't worn the watch for, say, a few weeks, it's likely not very accurate anyway. Just an opinion that I read and happen to agree with. Since reading said advice I've swpnt a minute winding my lesser worn mechanicals occasionally. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  10. Can't get enough of this one atm. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  11. I remain firmly in the 'my watch is worth protecting above all else' category. I was having a tooth removed earlier this week. Lying there under extreme anaesthetic and with the dentist yanking on my tooth with a set of pliers my primary consciousness was that my JeanRichard 1681 Ronde Small Seconds was safely out of harm's way. When I take the bins out along our side passage it's my watch thst needs to clear the narrow traverse every time. That said, I wear my most dressy pieces every day. No safe queens here [emoji846] Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  12. Here's the Dive Master I used to own. Superb watch [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  13. Yes, I've handled one. It's lighter than steel of course, so if you like a heavy watch this one probably isn't for you. If you can find one, the Mechanical Victorinox Dive Master in DLC is a beautiful alternative. I owned one, and regret letting it go tbh. It's steel, and while not prohibitively heavy, you know you're wearing it
  14. I find most of my quartz watches a pain, but for a different reason than everyone here. I'm MASSIVELY OCD about the hands on my watches pointing as perfectly as possible to their markers. When setting a quartz you generally find that when you push the crown back in it jogs the minute hand a little. Mechanical minute hands tend to stay where they are set. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  15. Really nice watch. Congrats from someone who also took delivery of a new (to me) watch. There's not much that beats the new watch buzz! [emoji846] Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  16. I've always loved this one. I don't own it but have seen a few on mates' wrists. Super cool stealth vibe. Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  17. This arrived today. A Jeanrichard 1681 Ronde Small Seconds. 41mm, 10.5mm depth, Girard Perregaux 36 jewel movement. To think I was a quartz only guy prior to joining this forum! [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
  18. Further to my post above, and in the interest of fairness, I should clarify my perspective. I found Chealwatch (a good few years ago now) online as they were competitively priced for servicing. As described above, my experience was disappointing, but to be clear it was a single experience, and the watch I sent to them was certainly not great. Maybe it was beyond help. Prior to reading the post here today I had no idea as to Chealwatch's wider reputation, and to be honest it is not of great interest to me. I stand by my perspective with regards my own customer experience, but other than that I have no opinion. Sent from my SM-G892U using Tapatalk
  19. I once sent a fairly cheap vintage watch to Chealwatch. It took forever to get back, communication was poor, and when I finally got the watch back it was not serviced and in just as bad condition as when I sent it off. I personally wouldn't use this person ever again. Not a good vibe. Sent from my SM-G892U using Tapatalk
  20. Maurice Lacroix Les classiques day-date. Quartz dress watch - makes a nice change to mechanical dress imho. Slimmer too My dog in the background - absolutely uninterested in the watch. Expecting a walk! Sent from my SM-G892U using Tapatalk
  21. Burberry 'The Britain' - in honour of Burberry doing their bit by making PPE equipment. Sent from my SM-G892U using Tapatalk
  22. Formex Essence [emoji846] Sent from my SM-G892U using Tapatalk
  23. My latest purchase (pre-outbreak to be clear), and first COSC certified watch [emoji41] Sent from my SM-G892U using Tapatalk
  24. Hello chaps, Having not had any time due to work to post or otherwise keep up with the forum I find myself, as we all are, on lockdown and trying to the best I can for my family, the wider community, and the whole country! As Boris rightly said, we are all enlisted in this battle. Anyway, since last being here I have bought a few more watches, so will share with the group over the coming days. I look forward to hearing what you think, good and bad, of my additions.
  25. Hi Jeff. Welcome to the forum buddy. I am here again after not being around for quite a while due to work. Now, this thing that's happening means I can reconnect with this excellent and friendly forum. As a life-long hip hop fan your username resonates!
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