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  1. Thanks so much. Good advice, much appreciated. Rubber is so variable but I have one watch on rubber and is soooo comfortable that I'd want something similar.
  2. Hi. I need to source a rubber watch strap. Can anyone tell me what to look out for when buying rubber (don't know much about rubber straps) and recommend any reliable sources. Many thanks
  3. Hello again Time Lords, I need to ask the community's advice on this one. A short while ago I bought a Seiko Presage SARX033 (white dial, blue hands) as I was drawn to the contrast of silver white dial and casing against the blue hands. Being in lockdown, I couldn't view it in person but did loads of research online. But when I received it I was disappointed by how dark the blue hands are and, unless they catch the light at just the right angle, they appear mostly black. As a result the overall appearance is somewhat dull as the blue doesn't "pop" against the white. Ive been trying to find out if someone could change the hands to a brighter/clearer blue for me but not having any luck. One modifier told me this wasn't a Seiko that had many mods parts suitable for it, but surely its cant be too difficult to replace just the hands if one has the right equipment? Please can you let me know if changing the hands should be possible and , if so, any suggestions on who I could trust and approach to do this for me? Much appreciated!
  4. That is lovely. Prompted me to look it up - £24k price tag making my eyes water!
  5. Still no joy. Do you use the url button or just copy and paste the image in the post?Perhaps I need to teach the 50 posts mark before I'm 'allowed?
  6. Hi Time Lords! Contemplating my first luxury watch and these two beauts are front contenders. Torn between the dial colour though...which would you choose?(Yachtmaster 116622 Blue or Rhodium?). https://www.chrono24.co.uk/rolex/rolex-yacht-master-40-116622-blue-dial-stainless-steel-2019--id18126641.htm OR https://www.chrono24.co.uk/rolex/yachtmaster-rhodium-dial-steel-platinum-mens-watch-116622-box-papers--id18475954.htm Would insert photos of them both but cant figure out how! (please can you advise?) Cheers
  7. Hi TimeLords! Earlier in my watch collecting career I purchased a Hamilton Khaki Field Auto. https://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en-gb/h70555533-khaki-field-auto.html As technically great a watch as it is, my heart has never really fallen for it. Just feels a bit bland. So Im wondering if its possible to get mods for Hamilton (as with Seiko) and, if so, if anyone knows anyone who has done mods on a hamilton? Really appreciate any suggestions. (PS: How do I insert an image into my posts - the insert image tab doesn't do anything?)
  8. Given what you're all saying, I'm reconsidering my 2nd fave, the Explorer II, larger but more conventional. https://www.xupes.com/watches/product-details/11382/rolex/explorer-ii-stainless-steel-216570.html My main worry with the OP is its small 36 size. You guys have reaffirmed that, plus many other useful points. Any negatives on the Explorer II ? Ps. How do you insert an image- doesn't seem to give me the option perhaps need those 50 post first?
  9. Thanks a stack for all your feedback, its much appreciated! I'm surprised by the general dislike for this dial. I find most of the Rolex dials a bit too conservative for my taste, so tend to go for the more unique/original looks. That said, it's all about personal preference. You've also given me some great tips so far... I was a bit concerned about this, but, from what I've read, the literature seems to suggest a move away from larger dials again...
  10. Hi Time-Lords! I'm taking my first step into luxury brand watches and fallen for this lovely looking Rolex Oyster Perpetual. Its priced at approx £5500 (the max I can afford) and want something preowned that will at least hold its value over the years. Although its an oyster perpetual it's dial is unusual and really eye-catching. I had been looking at a black dialed Explorer II but prefer the more original dial of this one (seem to be loads of preowned explorers on sale) . The cash outlay is a bit scary so I'd love any advice on 1. Is this a safe buy (ito holding its value)? 2.what are your thoughts on this model and dial? 3. Anything else you feel I should be aware of? Greatly appreciate any advice . I can't seem to add a photo so here's a link to an image of the watch https://www.1stdibs.co.uk/jewelry/watches/wrist-watches/rolex-oyster-perpetual-silver-blue-concentric-dial-unisex-watch-116000/id-j_7840521/
  11. I honestly cant help you but I just wanted to say - what a lovely watch to own! It oozes history. If I were you I would approach a watch servicing company (eg: WatchLab in UK) as they can open it up, have a proper look and probably advise you best.
  12. Not often that a new watch grabs my attention like this, but the new Citizen Caliber 0200 NC0200-90E looks stunning. In particular, the grainy black surface dial is not something Ive seen before. Supposedly the 0200 range is the first new automatic watch movement in 11 years. As its doesn't seem to have been mentioned anywhere else on the forum, I thought Id post and see what you think. Im also not a techno expert so interested to know how you guys assess the movement? Here's a link to the launch presentation. Worth a look...
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