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What watches have you got on the way? The post is taking too long ....


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I am having a bit of withdrawal from the postman. I have so much stuff on the way that should have arrived this week - watch bracelet extenders; some whistles; a watch strap for a watch that was not selling on eBay, but has now sold before the strap arrived!; a bronze buckle; some gloves;

and this Vostok with a fairly hard to find lume pip :

Image 1 - Vostok Wostok Amphibian Diver 200m USSR Soviet Russian Men's Wrist Watch 2409A P

and this 34mm (I think - though the description was a bit sketchy) monocoque Benrus hand winder:

Benrus pre-owned

 

One of the things that has arrived is a jolly nice bund strap for the Benrus (if I can remember where I put it), so that's good, and three 19mm Geckota watch straps came today, which I have no use for, as I got bored waiting for them, and squeezed a 20mm strap on the intended watch.

A few weeks back, BO (before Omicron), the post seemed to be flying, even some 2nd class mail arrived the next day.  But now I have had to start a 'The Postman Should Have Just Knocked' thread.

Are you waiting for anything exciting?

:watch:

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, jsud2002 said:

Nothing in the pipeline for myself , seem to have lost the love recently :(

Very smart Vostok/Boctok , I like the white dial black hands combo :thumbsup:

Thanks, I am guessing that the original seconds hand was probably black as well (with a lume pip) so I might get that done at service time.  I liked the double lume plots at 12 also, but mostly I am a black-dial chap, and I liked the contrast on this white dial watch.

The Benrus just looks quite laid back I think - no stars or verbiage on the dial, and I think with a bit of polywatch on the crystal I can get it looking very nice.  It appears to have remained reasonably waterproof (similar construction to the 'Bullitt' Benrus).

Keep well.

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Vistock looks nice, add a darker red nato strap and that dial should pop.

https://www.watchgecko.com/zuludiver-marine-nationale-nato-watch-strap-burgundy-white?gclid=Cj0KCQiAieWOBhCYARIsANcOw0xjCf2pt7oPR6vg7ZsBrERpfHI-2ZennDFLBJ67s8nODs93s0CR5nwaAp7eEALw_wcB

Just to bore everyone AGAIN, I am still waiting for my JLC Polaris Date, ordered early November but wanted it on a bracelet which is a special order. I am not sure I understand the logic, I could have had a Date on a rubber strap or an Automatic on a bracelet (which is the same as the one of for the Date) within a few days but had to order the Date/Bracelet combo specially with a 10-12 week delivery time. Ho, hum, good this cone to those who wait!

The dealer has been good with comms and updates and I may try and pay their shop a visit on Monday just to show my face.

Teaser! (Torment for me!!!!)

JLC-Polaris-Date-9068170.2-2.jpg

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9 minutes ago, Ugg10 said:


Vistock looks nice, add a darker red nato strap and that dial should pop.

https://www.watchgecko.com/zuludiver-marine-nationale-nato-watch-strap-burgundy-white?gclid=Cj0KCQiAieWOBhCYARIsANcOw0xjCf2pt7oPR6vg7ZsBrERpfHI-2ZennDFLBJ67s8nODs93s0CR5nwaAp7eEALw_wcB

Just to bore everyone AGAIN, I am still waiting for my JLC Polaris Date, ordered early November but wanted it on a bracelet which is a special order. I am not sure I understand the logic, I could have had a Date on a rubber strap or an Automatic on a bracelet (which is the same as the one of for the Date) within a few days but had to order the Date/Bracelet combo specially with a 10-12 week delivery time. Ho, hum, good this cone to those who wait!

The dealer has been good with comms and updates and I may try and pay their shop a visit on Monday just to show my face.

Teaser! (Torment for me!!!!)

JLC-Polaris-Date-9068170.2-2.jpg

Definitely beautiful.

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Hi JJ ... Not sure where you are in the country, but my incoming post with Royal Mail has been a disaster since early December - Covid has wreaked havoc with staffing at my local Delivery Office & "normal" letters / jiffy bags etc have been taking 3 weeks + to arrive! - If the incoming RM is a Tracked service then these appear to arrive in under a week & are presumably being prioritised over the normal mail - Hope your missing stuff turns up sooner rather than later ...

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11 minutes ago, PaulBoy said:

Hi JJ ... Not sure where you are in the country, but my incoming post with Royal Mail has been a disaster since early December - Covid has wreaked havoc with staffing at my local Delivery Office & "normal" letters / jiffy bags etc have been taking 3 weeks + to arrive! - If the incoming RM is a Tracked service then these appear to arrive in under a week & are presumably being prioritised over the normal mail - Hope your missing stuff turns up sooner rather than later ...

Not far from Rochdale, but right now this pandemic seems to be everywhere.

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1 hour ago, Jet Jetski said:

Are you waiting for anything exciting?

Two full pages in the local paper here about the appalling current postal service, so nothing being ordered until some improvement.

:watch:

Got two straps earlier that were ordered well before Christmas.

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Monday or Tuesday should see this arrive:

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And sometime between Friday and the following Monday I should be receiving this:

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Then spend the rest of the month clearing out the remaining 15, to see what budget is left before making a final decision on what else will be making its way to chez bricey.

Exciting times! 

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36 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Got two straps earlier that were ordered well before Christmas.

My fastest shipping was from Japan - but I had to put delivery on hold when it reached Manchester Airport because I was away on the South coast ...

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15 minutes ago, Dxnnis said:

Nothing for me (yet) but hoping to find a bargain soon as a late Christmas present as I could not find anything before that I really fancied

I have spent literally two days looking for a vintage Tudor 'perpetual' (after spying one I like at £3500.00 lol) - ended up with a hand-wound Benrus for £85.00.  You can buy them cheaper from the US, but after shipping and VAT, and the delivery time.  Wait ...

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2 hours ago, scottswatches said:

Yes, something I have to blame squarely at this forum, more specifically @yokel

Should be revealed on Monday, but as the courier is UPS it probably will be Tuesday 

I have broad shoulders  --  metaphorically at least.

Looking forward to the reveal :yes:

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35 minutes ago, Dxnnis said:

The last bargain I got came with an extra £51 from the customs man :wacko:

Tell me about it - I really got hit for my 1946 Omega bumper from Italy (weeks after I thought he had forgotten!) and my 'cheap' Vostok (above) ended up as no such thing after VAT and shipping.  You can get a brand new one for under a ton! (Unless you shop in sales corner lol)

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Citizen Hi-Line and another of those strange Accurist Miyota AS10 chronos arrived from Ebay no problem. There were actually 2 posties delivering at the same time one day last week. 4 berth winder arrived from Amazon as expected. That's me done for watch related stuff, but a new Emma Premium mattress was successfully delivered by two chaps from DHL, so I should be sleeping better, with any luck.

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2 hours ago, WRENCH said:

Two full pages in the local paper here about the appalling current postal service, so nothing being ordered until some improvement.

:watch:

Got two straps earlier that were ordered well before Christmas.

As I mentioned, more expensive items (watches etc) seem to be ok & will arrive on schedule, as they are sent via Tracked services like RMSD etc, it's the normal post (letters & other small items that the postie brings) that are backlogged due to staff shortages / Covid etc - Fastest delivery I have had in the last month was my Houtman Pilbara which left Western Australia on a Tuesday & arrived in Surrey THREE DAYS later! - Top work by Jason  @Houtman Watches Australia & DHL :clap:

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28 minutes ago, PaulBoy said:

Fastest delivery I have had in the last month was my Houtman Pilbara which left Western Australia on a Tuesday & arrived in Surrey THREE DAYS later! - Top work by Jason  @Houtman Watches Australia & DHL :clap:

Dude, you got mine from the Fens next day, and I'm pretty sure that from the Fen's to you is regarded by most as a far more perilous journey than from Western Australia!

They just chucked it on a long haul flight, mine probably made the first 50 miles carried by someone named Cecil riding a donkey.

 

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