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Jet Jetski

Irrational Things About This Hobby That Annoy You.

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I just scuffed my 'distressed' leather watch strap: I pretended to be blasé about that for a while, but now the extra and unpaid-for scuff is getting on my nerves.

 

But if I give it a clean or a rub or a bit of emollient, I might remove some of the 'real' scuffs too.  Dilemma. 

Anyway, it is obviously OCD to worry about scuffing a distressed leather strap.  

Do you have any irrational goat-getters, when it comes to watches?

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26 minutes ago, scottswatches said:

Two things

18 or 20mm straps on 19mm lugs

 

19mm straps at five times the price of 18 or 20 mm straps

Took me ages to find a vintage style 19mm strap for the Timex I bought from you! And as you say, not a bargain.

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If the watch suits it (and my Timex woudn't), you can use a 19mm curved bar and it will take a 20mm strap :  My Citizen AT is 22mm lug width but the OEM deployant strap is 23mm on a curved bar too.  I just had to put plain bars on it for my 22mm leather RAF NATO to suit.

 

18 minutes ago, Jonesinamillion said:

And floating keepers that float too much!

I put them in the position I need and then moisten slightly the inside of the keeper and then a spot - I mean a spot - of superglue gel on the back of the strap in the appropriate place!

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15 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

 

 

I put them in the position I need and then moisten slightly the inside of the keeper and then a spot - I mean a spot - of superglue gel on the back of the strap in the appropriate place!

A bit of waxed thread carefully stitched between the fixed keeper and the floating keeper allowing a bit of float works for me.

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19 hours ago, Jet Jetski said:

I just scuffed my 'distressed' leather watch strap: I pretended to be blasé about that for a while, but now the extra and unpaid-for scuff is getting on my nerves.

 

But if I give it a clean or a rub or a bit of emollient, I might remove some of the 'real' scuffs too.  Dilemma. 

Anyway, it is obviously OCD to worry about scuffing a distressed leather strap.  

Do you have any irrational goat-getters, when it comes to watches?

Its been covered before but when we buy a brand new watch (and spent a fair amount) many of us are constantly looking for scratches, holding it at different angles etc, and when we see the first scratch we forlornly give it an half hearted rub hoping its going to magic it away :laughing2dw:, this wears off after a few weeks!

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My pet obsession at the moment is continually finding a misty bloom on the underside of the crystal on older quartz watches that shows up in certain angles of light, especially noticeable on watches with black dials. The solution is simple, I know - just remove the movement and clean the crystal from underneath - but I am just too clumsy to risk doing this on watches I really like.:(

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The whole deployant / deployment thing. Who cares? Both words mean the same thing in modern language - just let it go.

Rolex. While I respect their marketing department immensely the whole 'cult' of Rolex baffles me, I've had a few on my wrist (not owned) and they just aren't special / unique / interesting enough to warrant the massive premium they command (both at RRP and what you have to pay to actually own one). If they had any other name on the dial they'd be half the price and there would be windows full of them.

16 hours ago, chocko said:

Second hand that do not hit the mark spot on 

I have an Eterna with sub second tick markers and that hits each one on the dot. 

 

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