Following Automatic Watches - Accuracy Page 19

  • smoothpete 2 Jul 2020 17:24:57 36,989 posts
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    Yeah it will come back looking new.
  • elstoof 2 Jul 2020 18:03:21 25,868 posts
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    I make a point of not having the case polished at service, they do it by default otherwise
  • fontgeeksogood 2 Jul 2020 18:33:54 9,972 posts
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    Same, I want the bracelet and clasps polished and looking like new, but not the case.

    My Seamaster is coming up to 4 years old and it is pish at keeping time compared to when I got it (new). It needs a service
  • smoothpete 2 Jul 2020 18:43:25 36,989 posts
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    Patina wankers

    (just kidding, mostly)
  • elstoof 2 Jul 2020 18:55:36 25,868 posts
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    If youíre happy with the YTS lad grinding all the detail off your case on the polishing wheel, go for it
  • fontgeeksogood 2 Jul 2020 19:30:57 9,972 posts
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    Can't you just use the key cutting lathe
  • elstoof 2 Jul 2020 19:36:58 25,868 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Can't you just use the key cutting lathe
    Need to keep those modifications to the lathe on the low for insurance purposes
  • Carlo 23 Jul 2020 11:43:22 21,321 posts
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    Well, not sure if you guys know about the casioak watch, and how difficult it was to get the 'all black' model, but it looks like there has been some releases of it in Europe.

    https://www.gshock.com/watches/analog-digital/ga2100-1a1 The watch in question.

    Zalando seem to have made a dogs dinner of recording the model number on their site, so people don't seem to have noticed it yet.

    https://www.zalando.co.uk/g-shock-watch-black-gs952m01b-q11.html

    Showing as in stock... For now... I ordered mine last night, got confirmation of the order and an expected delivery date already.

    This company are also showing they'll be getting it in the few days too. I spoke to them this morning and they confirmed they have an outstanding order with Casio and are expecting delivery of this watch too.
    https://plazajuwelier.nl/index.php?route=product/search&filter_name=G-Shock%20GA-2100-1A1ER%20Horloge&filter_description=G-Shock%20GA-2100-1A1ER%20Horloge

    I've hedged my bets and ordered from both of them. If I get both I'll keep one hidden away in the loft.

    Other countries in Europe were able to buy directly from Casio this week, but not the UK. Portugal and Germany had them, but they look like they're sold out already again. Casio UK website is still showing out of stock and have been for months.

    Edited by Carlo at 11:44:56 23-07-2020
  • smoothpete 23 Jul 2020 11:55:09 36,989 posts
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    I like it but black on black just seems silly
  • smoothpete 23 Jul 2020 11:55:58 36,989 posts
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    I bought this a couple of weeks ago:

    https://i.redd.it/1kaw8xiku8a51.jpg
  • nickthegun 23 Jul 2020 11:58:27 82,291 posts
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    Its supposed to look like the eye of sauron, right?
  • smoothpete 23 Jul 2020 11:59:29 36,989 posts
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    Eye of Sauron / irritated anus.
  • Carlo 23 Jul 2020 13:55:54 21,321 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I like it but black on black just seems silly
    It's got that military feel to it, and oddly minimalist for a G-Shock.

    A few companies have done the whole blackout style, but I think they've really pulled it off with this one.
  • dsmx 23 Jul 2020 14:06:07 8,588 posts
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    I feel so low tech using this one

    But I do like seeing all the gears whirling round.

    Edited by dsmx at 14:06:35 23-07-2020
  • beastmaster 23 Jul 2020 14:16:35 20,912 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I bought this a couple of weeks ago:

    https://i.redd.it/1kaw8xiku8a51.jpg
    I love Glashutte Original. Do great Lange type watches for those that can;'t afford Lange. Which is most of us.
  • Dougs 23 Jul 2020 14:44:16 94,622 posts
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    I really like the Senator Excellence Panorama Date. Silver/leather.
  • smoothpete 23 Jul 2020 15:13:57 36,989 posts
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    Theyíre very well made and finished. Iím having a bit of bother breaking the strap in though. One hole is too loose, the next too tight (paging Innuendobot). Iím wearing it too tight on the assumption that the leather will stretch
  • Dougs 23 Jul 2020 15:18:32 94,622 posts
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    That's probably right.
  • smoothpete 23 Jul 2020 15:28:33 36,989 posts
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    @elstoof If only there was someone on the forum who was a professional artisan leather craftsman who could advise me on how I might speed up the wear-in process
  • Dougs 23 Jul 2020 15:31:54 94,622 posts
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    Plus, you know it's not going to fall off like that.
  • Carlo 23 Jul 2020 17:37:27 21,321 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Theyíre very well made and finished. Iím having a bit of bother breaking the strap in though. One hole is too loose, the next too tight (paging Innuendobot). Iím wearing it too tight on the assumption that the leather will stretch
    Just lose some weight and it'll be fine :D
  • Load_2.0 23 Jul 2020 19:10:47 31,885 posts
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    My leather straps give a little but not a huge amount. Especially if it's stitched, the pin hole will stretch a bit too which isn't ideal.

    I guess it depends how tight it is. If your hand is turning purple move up a notch.
  • Innuendobot_5000 23 Jul 2020 23:36:12 235 posts
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    TRY. THE. LITTLE. HAND. INSTEAD. OF. THE. BIG. HAND.
  • beastmaster 24 Jul 2020 00:57:09 20,912 posts
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    @smoothpete

    Have you got a few watches? Iím sure Iíve seen you post a few other purchases.
  • smoothpete 24 Jul 2020 07:32:53 36,989 posts
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    @beastmaster Yeah I kinda fell down the rabbit hole with watches over the last 9 months or so. I donít have a lot else to spend my money on lately so yes Iíve built a nice little collection. Iím done now I think.
    https://ibb.co/GMpVYFt
  • Load_2.0 24 Jul 2020 07:55:55 31,885 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Iím done now I think.
    For now....
  • beastmaster 24 Jul 2020 08:07:11 20,912 posts
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    Donít see many Milgaussís out there. Very nice collection.
  • elstoof 24 Jul 2020 09:13:27 25,868 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    @elstoof If only there was someone on the forum who was a professional artisan leather craftsman who could advise me on how I might speed up the wear-in process
    The bacteria found in fecal matter has been used as a leather tanning and treatment agent for millenia, have you considered inserting your wrist into your anus?
  • beastmaster 24 Jul 2020 09:14:33 20,912 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    @elstoof If only there was someone on the forum who was a professional artisan leather craftsman who could advise me on how I might speed up the wear-in process
    The bacteria found in fecal matter has been used as a leather tanning and treatment agent for millenia, have you considered inserting your wrist into your anus?
    GLOL.
  • elstoof 24 Jul 2020 09:21:44 25,868 posts
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    Itís fairly difficult to stretch watch straps though, they can give a little bit but thereís usually some sort of stretch-resistant filler in between the strap and the lining. Itís summer now anyway so the humidity etc means your wrist is at its biggest, by winter that hole will probably feel a little loose. You can try soaking the strap to speed up any stretching, just avoid soaking any areas where the hardware interacts - buckle tang, pins, strap hole - as you donít want to stretch those and make the baggy. Isopropyl alcohol is better for spot wetting areas as it soak in quickly, makes leather even stretchier, doesnít risk staining like water and dries quickly
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