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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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