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Another great share - The Magrette is very nice, especially on the elasticated Nato - The 1953 is one of the nicer Invictas I have seen, but I'm not sure about the second hand?
Health to wear both watches :thumbsup:

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On 09/06/2021 at 16:20, Bricey said:

I felt a full bricey review on a watch that so many would have already spent far more time with than the first 30 minutes I had might be overkill, especially following the (now to be known as) French Cake Watch.

I'm quite surprised that the strap would attract critics, I'll accept that the pressed clasp looks and feels a little cheap and does mean that there is a degree of 'clickiness' to the watch when handled, but if worn snug with little play on the wrist (as I do with a bracelet) then this problem is erradicated, and it feels extremely comfortable and secure on the wrist.

The links feel solid, weighty and substantial, the finishing on the faces is brushed and seems smooth enough (we are talking a watch you can pick up knew below £150) and a shiny polish on the sides to match the sides of the case. It folds up well, not having to sit 'in a circle' like some cheaper bracelets (I'm sure there is a proper term there that is escaping my drug addled mind).

Some photo's to try and illustrate my thoughts:

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Hark! What is that I hear?

The doorbell?

Another delivery for me?

INCOMING.........

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Number three for today, Dreyfuss & Co Seafarer (DGB00160/32)

I previously had this pretty little dress watch in the quartz version (DGB00125/25, https://www.watchshop.com/watches/mens-dreyfuss-co-1890-watch-dgb00125-25.pdp ) and loved how it wore, the size and fit was perfect for me personally, the dial wasn't as dark as it appears in the link above, more champagne, and it looked really smart.

I was lucky enough to find the automatic version (https://www.watchshop.com/watches/mens-dreyfuss-co-1890-automatic-watch-dgb00160-32.pdp ) and ironically the dial is less silver than in the link, with a pale champagne hue, it had to be added to the collection.

First up, Dreyfuss know how to box a watch:

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The watch itself is the simplest of designs, my home boy @JayDeep will rightfully and understandably feel it is boredom on a strap, but I would remind everyone that I am an accountant, boredom is kind of a kink for me! You should see the level of organisation in my undercrackers draw!

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Previous owner had been wearing this on a nice brown leather strap with quick release pins, which I promptly used to replace the original butterfly clasped 7 peice bracelet with matching solid end links. The weight of this watch realy hits the sweet spot (note to self: I must replace the electric kitchen scales so I could accurately weigh it, by way of a guide for now, it weighs a little more than my mobile phone, but significantly less than my office chair). Again it is right in my lane for size.

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This should keep me ticking over until tomorrow, at least.

 

That is BEAUTIFUL!

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1 hour ago, Bricey said:

A deal I thought was dead, just came back to life.

I am definitely going to have to make a quick decision on a couple to sell over the coming week or so now!

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Incoming goes back up to 3.

Phwoar!!!  I love a red second hand.   Especially a nice long one and nice plain parallel, elegant hands.  That's my favourite hand arrangement right there.

The only down side to me is the slightly clunky lugs - it would be much more elegant with a little bit of roundness to them - less corner.  I'm also unsure how I feel about when they put a date window in and foreshorten the 3 o'clock baton - would it be more elegant to just omit it completely and just leave the dot of lume?  Now I'm being picky, it's very nice.

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Disappointingly no new watches in today's Post (I'll have to chase up the Victorinox and the G Shock as they were both due for Wednesday or Thursday), but there was a pleasant surprise in the form of the 'little green nato' @alxbly had said he was sending.

It seemed to have picked up some friends on the way and I now have a veritable plethora of strap options to try on the little Waterbury. 

So brace yourselves for the happy little Timex's debut as a catwalk model layer today.

Massive thanks to Alex for an incredibly kind and generous gesture, what wonderful people frequent this wonderful board.

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4 hours ago, Bricey said:

Disappointingly no new watches in today's Post (I'll have to chase up the Victorinox and the G Shock as they were both due for Wednesday or Thursday), but there was a pleasant surprise in the form of the 'little green nato' @alxbly had said he was sending.

It seemed to have picked up some friends on the way and I now have a veritable plethora of strap options to try on the little Waterbury. 

So brace yourselves for the happy little Timex's debut as a catwalk model layer today.

Massive thanks to Alex for an incredibly kind and generous gesture, what wonderful people frequent this wonderful board.

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Glad I could help and looking forward to the photos. :)

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So, here goes the little Timex Waterbury sporting this seasons top picks in an 18mm diameter, courtesy of @alxbly spring-summer 2021 collection.

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Some great options there, I rather like the red and blue NATO which I dare say I would not have tried off of my own back and might just be the preferred wrist wear of this little fella for the foreseeable. 

 

In other news, I managed to butcher two spare clasps to get a good fit on the FCW (French Cake Watch) to do away with the piddly butterfly, and it is now both much easier to put on and far more comfortable to wear.

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@Bricey young man. Despite its being a diver, I actually like the Magrette. Although admittedly showing it next to the Invicta pretty much guarantees it looking good.

As for the Mühle  --  you know my views :yes:

 

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31 minutes ago, yokel said:

@Bricey young man. Despite its being a diver, I actually like the Magrette. Although admittedly showing it next to the Invicta pretty much guarantees it looking good.

As for the Mühle  --  you know my views :yes:

 

Might please you this morning after my jab, I have some German looking arrival from Mr Postman today.

 

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Right, this is the one that pushed me right over budget, but I'd been looking at one before the spree, and then one became available with the proper box and strap.

And what a box it is....

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Beautiful wooden box with a push button lock at the front.

Open up to find my new (to me) Muhle Glashutte 29er 37mm. The size actually comes in at 36.6mm and is on the very low end of a watch diameter for me, but with little bezel and all face, I thought it would work OK and not wear too small, first impression, looks very tidy and well finished

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If a little 'stocky'.due to those flat sides.

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On to the wrist, and it wears really nicely.

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Love the applied indices and angled minute track running around the perimeter, and really love the striking red seconds hand against the white face.

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size wise it sits very nicely and very neatly on my wrist, the strap is soft but solid and the clasp intricately signed.

Despite my concern that it seemed a little stout, it doesn't feel too thick on the wrist.

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It's not particularly heavy, mainly I guess due to being smaller than most of my other watches and being straped rather than with bracelet.

Very, very pleased with the first impressions.

 

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59 minutes ago, Bricey said:

Right, this is the one that pushed me right over budget, but I'd been looking at one before the spree, and then one became available with the proper box and strap.

And what a box it is....

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Beautiful wooden box with a push button lock at the front.

Open up to find my new (to me) Muhle Glashutte 29er 37mm. The size actually comes in at 36.6mm and is on the very low end of a watch diameter for me, but with little bezel and all face, I thought it would work OK and not wear too small, first impression, looks very tidy and well finished

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If a little 'stocky'.due to those flat sides.

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On to the wrist, and it wears really nicely.

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Love the applied indices and angled minute track running around the perimeter, and really love the striking red seconds hand against the white face.

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size wise it sits very nicely and very neatly on my wrist, the strap is soft but solid and the clasp intricately signed.

Despite my concern that it seemed a little stout, it doesn't feel too thick on the wrist.

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It's not particularly heavy, mainly I guess due to being smaller than most of my other watches and being straped rather than with bracelet.

Very, very pleased with the first impressions.

 

That is beautiful!

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On 09/06/2021 at 14:57, Bow said:

Mako was a bit too small for my taste, but the XL was a beauty and I probably should have kept it.

I am awaiting a delivery for the XL so I am pleased to hear it is a watch you wish you'd kept.

It's my first Orient so I have high hopes based on all the reviews. Really wish it had been hacking, and hand winding, but it didn't stop me buying a SKX at three times the price.

Hopefully it arrives next week after it's long journey from the USA.

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3 hours ago, chas g said:

Its like Christmas every day and lots of fun. I like the Muhle Glasshute.

I fancied a 29er classic but couldn't find anyone that stocked one. Any more deliveries today? 

There is only one more due in, a Victorinox, but that should have arrived by last Wednesday, and I've not had a reply from the seller to two emails this week asking for confirmation that they have dispatched it, so I'm close to cancelling that one.

:(

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5 hours ago, Bricey said:

There is only one more due in, a Victorinox, but that should have arrived by last Wednesday, and I've not had a reply from the seller to two emails this week asking for confirmation that they have dispatched it, so I'm close to cancelling that one.

:(

Have withdrawal symptoms set in yet?

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How big are your wrists bricey? The 36.6mm muhle looks bigger than I was expecting on the pics - probably just because all dial as you say.

A number of nice ones you’ve got here but, for what I’m guessing the price was, I really like the timex. On the last strap in particular.

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