The Watches Thread

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:57 pm

Pete_ wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:20 pm
mik wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:21 pm
I nearly lost my much-loved Chris Ward C11 when a screw fell out whilst visiting the Postojna caves. 😳

Whilst that isn’t a euphemism, I do like now to ensure I have several good tight screws every few weeks.
What screw?
This one. Does that help? :?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Pete_ » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:13 pm

You should get a NATO ;)

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Alex_ » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:47 pm

Those screws are mangled like hell.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:25 pm

When Pete makes a demand you don’t waste time doing a screw detail Alex. (If you know what’s good for you).

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:56 pm

Pete_ wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:13 pm
You should get a NATO ;)
Pete is correct.
No screws to mangle and fall out, no pin/collar to make you hammer your watch into dust.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:50 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:56 pm
Pete_ wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:13 pm
You should get a NATO ;)
Pete is correct.
No screws to mangle and fall out, no pin/collar to make you hammer your watch into dust.
But YLLATAUC. :?

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Post by JLv3.0 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:47 am

MIC 😂

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:42 am

I do, but can we talk about the watch strap please?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DeskJockey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:36 pm

Any recommendations for good metal straps/bracelets? Hirsch leather strap is proving to be poor quality, falling apart after less than two years.

Something fairly chunky to fit a 52mm watch with 26mm lug size. Don't want a shiny one, has to be matte.
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Post by GG. » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:40 pm

Good selection here but you'll obv need to pay for international postage: https://shop.hodinkee.com/collections/straps
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DeskJockey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:54 pm

GG. wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:40 pm
Good selection here but you'll obv need to pay for international postage: https://shop.hodinkee.com/collections/straps
They don't do metal straps though.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by GG. » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:04 pm

Sorry - skim read your post - thought you wanted a replacement for the hirsch. What is the watch? There are some aged canvas straps which look cool and should. E more durable than leather. Or NATOs obviously...
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DeskJockey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:25 pm

Invicta 4903. I want a metal band this time.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:26 pm

He wants a metal bracelet and you are recommending anything but a metal bracelet? :?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:33 pm

I think I just used Amazon for my SuperEngII

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:35 pm

I victor watches come with a metal bracelet don’t they?
I suspect buying a whole new watch+bracelet would actually cost less than just a bracelet.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DeskJockey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:29 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:35 pm
I victor watches come with a metal bracelet don’t they?
I suspect buying a whole new watch+bracelet would actually cost less than just a bracelet.
Depends on the model. The 4903 is one of the dearer models and is far better quality than some of the cheaper ones. But yes, you can get a new one for the price of a decent band.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by drcarlos » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:24 pm

Just looking for a strap replacement for my seiko sportura (yeah I know it only a cheap watch), uk £98 (I only paid about £125 for the watch in the jl clearance), eBay from the us £26, both oem seiko straps, mental.
Not really the sort of watch I’d get a generic replacement for as it’s rose gold finish on both casing and buckle which I like.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by GG. » Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:41 pm

Not sure I posted on here at the time, however, I managed to crack the crystal on my Tag Carrera a few months ago by dropping it onto the tiled bathroom floor :? I didn't rush to repair it as frankly, its accuracy has always been poor and I fancied something new anyway...

I spent a while (well, several months!) looking at various options and concluded that the stuff I'd really like I'm not willing to splash out on right at this point in time for various reasons so I parked the purchase of something uber tasty until later (likely next year or perhaps even the year after if I go completely beserk). Focus then moved on to something more reasonable for the time being and I decided on a Longines Avigation Big Eye. Stock pic below.

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It's been on pretty heavy discount (25%) at Ernest Jones recently and they are generous enough to also let you use the first time customer 10% offer on top which sealed the deal - £1395 for a watch that's retailing for over £2,000 everywhere else. Its an ETA movement rather than in house (completely to be expected at the price) but modified for Longines to replace the cam operated system for the chronograph with a column wheel, which I believe is exclusive to them.

Supposedly arrives into store on Saturday so will post some pics when I get it. Will be junking the standard strap immediately as its not fantastic and they seem to look great on a variety of non-standard options. I'm tempted to put it on a Nato just to annoy a few of you on here :lol:
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by NotoriousREV » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:53 pm

That’s a nice looking watch. What diameter is it?
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