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Duncan U.

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  1. I really don't know why I bought this one, I suppose I liked the crazy font on the green dial and a Mig 29 on your watch has to be cool right? The plated brass case shape is bizarre, the crown is positioned very awkwardly which isn't great for a hand wound watch and the chrome is very bling and really not my taste at all. However, it does make me smile every time I wear it and it does provoke amusing comments from family members who all seem to think I've lost my marbles. It's also surprisingly comfortable on a parachute style strap and keeps good time now I have regulated it, so I will continue wearing it
  2. Nice to see some people interested in knives on here I've been forging knives for about 20 years as a hobby, but only made about thirty. Here is an example of my work:
  3. Nice watch , Just out of interest I copied your russian into google to translate and it came out "My hovercraft is full of eels"
  4. That's a nice looking watch I presume it has a tough coating protecting the aluminium. I can see why you're tempted by the Marloe, I really like the steel one. Good luck with the operation
  5. I love that on the brown leather strap, glad they fixed it under warranty
  6. Thanks Bricey I have wondered about this. I presume the regulation must be done to the balance wheel directly and some how change the way it is affected by gravity. A cheap watch can often be regulated to give good results in daily wear, simply by adjusting the effective length of the hairspring but on a timegrapher will most likely show large differences in the rate in different positions. Better quality watches have tiny weights on the balance wheel that can be adjusted, but to be honest, I don't understand how these can allow a skilled watchmaker to get the rate almost perfect in all positions.
  7. Wow From the photos I thought it would be more than 18mm thick, that might be surprisingly wearable.
  8. Much cooler today so I've swapped to a leather strap, I do prefer leather
  9. Albeit reluctantly, I have to agree with you on this. For many years I used to swim in the sea wearing my Datejust. It was fine, never leaked and it was great to use the watch for what it was designed to do. Over the years, the servicing cost rose several hundred percent and I realised that should it leak, I would be paying a four figure fee for repair. Consequently, I retired it from beach duties and now use much cheaper watches for that purpose. It just isn't worth the risk, but I now hardly wear the watch and find I get more pleasure from my Vostoks. There is something sad about a Submariner that never sees water, it is like a racing car that is never driven in anger, because it has become too valuable.
  10. When I'm on holiday, I like to enjoy myself, so I wear my favourite clothes and will just choose the watch I most want to wear. I don't have many watches and the three or four I would take are all water resistant to at least 200m. Yesterday I was browsing the web (always dangerous) and found a Casio digital with tide indicator. That would be really handy in Cornwall . It was the W-S210H and is only £45 and doesn't even look too ugly (for a Casio )
  11. Who ever thought brown hands were a good idea?
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