Following Automatic Watches - Accuracy Page 17

  • docrob 14 Jan 2020 19:01:16 1,540 posts
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    I have a Raymond Weil Freelancer which is meant to be self-winding. It tends to lose a minute or two each week. This is bloody annoying, but I think itís because I canít wear it at work and so it has long periods of not being moved about.
  • elstoof 14 Jan 2020 19:09:09 25,581 posts
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    Is it called a freelancer because it costs twice as much and only works half the time

    Edited by elstoof at 19:09:22 14-01-2020
  • gamingdave 14 Jan 2020 21:13:45 4,965 posts
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    docrob wrote:
    I have a Raymond Weil Freelancer which is meant to be self-winding. It tends to lose a minute or two each week. This is bloody annoying, but I think itís because I canít wear it at work and so it has long periods of not being moved about.
    Try leaving it in different positions, face-up, face-down, or on either side, and see if that makes a difference, you may be able to get the loss down a little. And you could give it a couple of winds in the morning to boost the power reserve.

    Best option would be just to by a watch winder, you can get a cheap one and should see it keep better time. If it's still loosing more than a few seconds a day after that, then it may be due a service (or at least a quick regulating).
  • smoothpete 3 Feb 2020 10:11:59 36,761 posts
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    Don't know if any of you follow Horology House on youtube or other social media, Australian watch review guy.

    Anyway he's been exposed for selling fake watches to people and generally being a cunt, it's quite an interesting read.

    Reddit thread

    One particularly cuntish thing he did was blame a watch delivery delay on his parents house burning down in the recent bushfires, and sends the buyer a photo of a random burning house from 2 months before

    Edited by smoothpete at 16:41:18 03-02-2020
  • KnuttinAtoll 3 Feb 2020 10:24:28 8,105 posts
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    Have got to say, looking at the Whatsapp conversations at the moment, spending that kind of money on anything, especially online, I would rather go through the official channels (i.e. authorised dealer) than taking that sort of risk just to make some savings - even if it's a few grand.

    Because if you feel the need to have to go for dodgy bargains, you're not really wealthy enough to afford a luxury item like that in the first place.

    Still, it sucks, and no idea how these people can look themselves in the mirror each day. Scummy shits.
  • beastmaster 3 Feb 2020 15:38:27 20,450 posts
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    Most of the YouTube watch guys are utter cunts.

    Exceptions for me are Bear Clooney and Archie Luxury who is a cunty cunt but heís upfront about it. I like the guy.

    Donít get me started on TGV though.

    Anyhow, when I get my Reverso Iíll probably go to the boutique in London.
  • Load_2.0 3 Feb 2020 16:24:41 31,379 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Don't know if any of you follow Horology House on youtube or other social media, Australian watch review guy.
    He is a dick. I'm not at all surprised but who the fuck buys a Daytona off an old man on YouTube?

    I'd say about 70% of the Daytonas you see on wrists in the UK came from a Chinese factory.
  • smoothpete 3 Feb 2020 16:38:03 36,761 posts
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    The Watchfinder channel is really good, and I quite like ProducerMichael but that's more just because he seems like a decent dude even if he's minted beyond belief
  • smoothpete 3 Feb 2020 17:02:13 36,761 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:

    Anyhow, when I get my Reverso Iíll probably go to the boutique in London.
    You should definitely do this by the way.
  • fontgeeksogood 3 Feb 2020 18:22:12 9,489 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    The Watchfinder channel is really good, and I quite like ProducerMichael but that's more just because he seems like a decent dude even if he's minted beyond belief
    These, plus Hodinkee
  • elstoof 3 Feb 2020 19:24:47 25,581 posts
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    Those ďare you old enoughĒ confirmations that alcohol website have before you can enter, Hodinkee need one that says ďdo you have 80k knocking aroundĒ
  • fontgeeksogood 3 Feb 2020 19:30:01 9,489 posts
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    You're literally the only one on this site who qualifies
  • elstoof 3 Feb 2020 20:11:31 25,581 posts
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    Dude you own a Peloton
  • fontgeeksogood 3 Feb 2020 20:13:11 9,489 posts
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    I invested in the health of my partner and I
  • elstoof 3 Feb 2020 20:29:51 25,581 posts
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    Howís his architecture practice coming along
  • smoothpete 3 Feb 2020 20:40:34 36,761 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Howís his architecture practice coming along
    😂
  • fontgeeksogood 3 Feb 2020 20:41:18 9,489 posts
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    Sir you have presumed gender. Half-gay was the important part of the Peloton meme, remember
  • beastmaster 6 Feb 2020 23:00:11 20,450 posts
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    Touristís £115,000 watch ripped from his wrist during daylight Mayfair robbery

    It was a Breguet Tourbillon.
  • Load_2.0 7 Feb 2020 08:54:13 31,379 posts
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    Wearing anything identifiable as having a purchase price over 4 or 5 grand on a high street in London is a bad idea.

    You're a walking cash machine.
  • smoothpete 7 Feb 2020 09:20:24 36,761 posts
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    Indeed. When I travel to london I draw a watch on my wrist with marker pen.

    Seriously though, whoever does that is asking for trouble.
  • Load_2.0 7 Feb 2020 10:31:44 31,379 posts
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    I've got my eye on you.

    You wont know it's me either as I'll be wearing a Dobby the House Elf mask.
  • mrpon 7 Feb 2020 13:17:14 36,132 posts
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    Apparently that guy was stabbed in the elbow to paralyse him, pretty scary stuff.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 7 Feb 2020 15:57:35 19,420 posts
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    I walked from Mayfair to Marylebone yesterday and I suspect every single person I passed on the street was wearing a good few grand on their wrist.
  • elstoof 7 Feb 2020 19:10:03 25,581 posts
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    Never once been worried about wearing a pricey watch anywhere in London. The E train through Queens to Manhattan saw me pulling my jacket sleeve down a bit though
  • fontgeeksogood 7 Feb 2020 19:14:04 9,489 posts
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    Not even in the areas where there is Sharia Law
  • elstoof 7 Feb 2020 19:20:15 25,581 posts
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    I run a shoe shine service at the Finsbury Park mosque so I get the nod
  • smoothpete 30 Apr 2020 12:45:45 36,761 posts
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    I bought a G-Shock

    It's ridiculous

    I love it. I was kinda in the market for a G-Shock as they're a modern icon but they're mostly so dull. Not this bad boy though! It's heavy. 167g. But actually really comfortable.
  • beastmaster 30 Apr 2020 12:52:22 20,450 posts
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    Ohh! Very nice.
  • nickthegun 30 Apr 2020 15:09:35 81,346 posts
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    Thats really nice. I want the gorillaz one but I dont think im dope enough.

    https://g-shock.co.uk/gorillaz-watches-g-time-is-now
  • EMarkM 30 Apr 2020 15:46:27 4,922 posts
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    @smoothpete That's a nice one. I have a few Gs here, amongst one or two other watches I like.

    I never pay a fortune for wristwatches - my most expensive is worth a couple of hundred - but I am a fan of them, and I especially like Casios for some reason :)
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