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Everything posted by Eski

  1. My Seiko BFK fills that spot in my collection that might otherwise be a Rolex Sub. Such a statement will seem laughable to some, and from the viewpoint of brand gravitas it is. But in terms of accuracy and build quality it does the job for me. After owning it for eleven years and fitting it with a strap code super oyster circa dive years ago I'm very happy with it still. Numerous watch snobs have asked me what it is, only to recoil with indifference when I tell them it's a Seiko I bought for 125 quid back in 2008
  2. Interesting comparison review. Thanks for posting it Jonny. I much prefer the Rolex. I prefer the flat, traditional 'no frills' oyster bracelet, the case size and design, and the dial. I don't own a Rolex and have not, this far, been beguiled by that famous crown. However, the little touches like the platinum inlays on the bezel and the 18ct white gold on the dial markers really appeal to me. Not a fan of the helium escape valve on the Omegs either. If I was a serious diver maybe I'd appreciate it though. One of my Seikos tapers very similarly to the Rolex oyster. I must say i dont mind it
  3. A childish, factually inaccurate response, apparently routed only in reinforcing your original 'Rotary' post. Lol. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  4. Big family party last night. Still strapped from yesterday! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  5. Here's another short biography of Raymond Weil from the New York Times, for your enlightenment! https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/business/raymond-weil-whose-swiss-watches-told-more-than-time-dies-at-87.html Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  6. It's all out there in the public domain. I've already provided two links that touch upon Raymond Weil's life. If you're genuinely interested you can read up on him. Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  7. Yes, I think you did miss something. Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  8. You'll have to excuse me. I don't get out much Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  9. It's not a satellite watch, is it? I stand to be corrected as I don't own this model, but isn't it radio controlled so hooking up with the nearest atomic signal? Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  10. It's amazing to see how little some review authors actually know about their review watch. I got verbally attacked by a Google reviewer recently for politely pointing out that the Citizen Tough watch he ws reviewing wasn't a dive watch. He rebuked me for being dumb as the watch in question (pictured here - I own the PVD version) 'is 200m WR which defines (paraphrasing here - I dont think he was the type of guy to use this word) a dive watch, dumbass!' I merely said 'really cool watch. I have the PVD version. Not a diver though!' I did try pointing out that the lack of a unidirectional timi
  11. I've only had this a few weeks. The sometimes debated notion of a new movement 'settling in' appears ro be true for this watch, which started out at around +9 per day and is now around +6 on average. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  12. Prior to purchasing my first Maestro I came across a lengthy thread on WUS entitled 'why are Raymond Weil underrated?' The general opinion of those with any first hand experience with the brand seemed to be that they are excellent watches. The following post (among around 160 - long thread!) resonated with me: 'I had an old guy who used to own my city's only Rolex dealer tell me that Raymond Weil watches were always overbuilt and superior to other watches when he opened them up. I have nothing else to back up the claim of superiority, but I trust that he's correct.' Sent from my SM-G930F
  13. Arguably more than any other single Swiss watch brand. https://monochrome-watches.com/a-life-well-lived-raymond-weil-1926-2014/ https://www.ft.com/content/6cf03c74-925c-11e3-8018-00144feab7de Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  14. Nice work Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  15. Im wearing this alot recently, so figured Id try for a slightly different shot angle today! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  16. I killed a super rare G-Shock a few years back because I thought I could change the battery. I know now I am way to impatient to go 'under the hood' of even the simplest of watches. Strap changes are about my limit. Although not a disaster, I recently watched a very nice Maurice Lacroix Pontos on Ebay for a week or so, and could've bagged it for circa £250 (it sold for £225 to my amazement). I missed out due to being at my niece's 4th birthday party on a Saturday afternoon. No birthday present for her next year
  17. Totally agree. I purchased the black one NIB from a US WUS member for £266 delivered, which is pretty decent I'd say! By the way, no idea why the word 'useful' appears in the sentence you quoted from me. Damn auto-correct combined with increasingly dodgy eyesight!
  18. The perspective re styling is one I've heard echoed elsewhere on other RW discussion threads, so would appear therefore to be a reasonable viewpoint. For me when buying my maestro pair, it was precisely what I perceived to be very useful understated design that attracted me to them. It's absolutely subjective as to whether RW designs are purposely understated or just lazy, of course! Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  19. They are. I've read debates regarding the merits of such and have to conclude it's a very personal thing for each buyer. For me it's one of the things that attracted me to the brand. I'm not an admirer of those companies in any sector that apparently wish to control and dictate the market. Raymond Weil was a passionate guy by all accounts. He cut his horological teeth at the Camy watch company (for 27 years) and started RW aged 50. He was also president of the Geneva watchmakers union, which seems to align well with the independent nature of RW. Current CEO is one of his grandsons, I belie
  20. The Slava write up by an ebay seller selling Slava! Brand information: Slava (Russian: Cлава, meaning "Glory") watches were classic "civil" Russian watches commonly referred to as "Slava Lava!". The Slava factory (known originally as the Second Moscow Watch Factory) was the second non-military watch maker established in the Soviet Union, in 1924. The watches of this brand have always been meant for civilian consumption, without military or aerospace pretensions. Slava's own mechanical movements feature two mainspring barrels coupled together with an idler gear. There are many versi
  21. I'm considering adding a Russian watch to my collection, not least because they're comparatively cheap! Vostok, Raketa, Slava, Poljot are some of the brands I've seen on eBay. Does the forum have an opinion on what to opt for, and whether to go vintage, NOS, or just new? I did read an eBay auction where the seller was selling Slava but, quite refreshingly, pointing out that their movements can be a little fragile. Thanks in advance for any Russian insight chaps. Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  22. I've purchased two Raymond Weil watches in recent months - both Maestro autos. I couldn't be happier with them, although one of them arrived to me from the US with a problem. RW UK service are based in Surrey, and I've had my watch fixed by them under warranty. The staff there are super friendly and helpful - from the administration ladies through to Paul the watch pro. They are happy to chat through any queries and get things sorted. Can't speak highly enough of them tbh. As for Raymond Weil as a brand, I did my homework before opting for the brand. My conclusion is that there's a lot of W
  23. I like the Habring or the Origin Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  24. Stealth Monday Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  25. I watched every ball from start to finish! As many in the game are saying, the best one day game ever. Just too amazing to put into words! Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
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