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Posts 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. 221ed7cc36886c6ba9a2fb3d74a1dea0.jpg


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  2. 2 hours ago, Nick Parr 1977 said:

    I’m the same, anything smaller than 46mm looks lost, it’s not that you want a big watch but put a 42mm in my wrist and it looks like a kids watch, it is annoying as it reduces choices. I’ve always been into the big style, but now looking for something more refined, so my quantum leap is from less expensive to more expensive, just don’t have the budget 

    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!

  3. ...I’m firmly along the lines of good things come in small packages these days. The thinner the better, the smaller the better..

    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.

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  4. 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? 0016543909c0c1ec414d87acae208a43.jpg


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  5. 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.

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  6. 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]

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  7. 19 minutes ago, Nick Parr 1977 said:

    It’s difficult on black watches to have a metal strap, always felt they looked wrong. 

    anyone hands on with one, I like a heavy watch and wonder if this is light on the wrist

    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 :biggrin:

  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.


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