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Chris
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Recent posts

Timepiece Storage Flex or Faux Pas

I’m often blown away at the extent of WCs beautiful collections, and in particular, the hermetically sealed, french polished, ex-rainforest watch boxe...
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Mission to the Moonphase

Having previously purchased a Mission to the Moon, and found it terribly plasticy, I'd vowed never to buy another one.. However(!) two important thing...
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GS is soo shiny…

…I can tell the time in the reflection! (I don’t really like shiny, but this is impressive - especially when you consider the dial is gloss black!)
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Recent Comments

commented on DON'T USE CRYSTALTIMES USA for your mod parts ·

I work for a MAJOR express logistics provider, and we recycle our tracking numbers within a month or two. It used to be very problematic when we used physical pre-printed labels and customers would be given batches of labels to use. But now our tracking numbers are entirely generated “fresh” the problem of clashes has massively reduced.

I would not see an issue if a B2C platform had been burnt in the past and they are trying to inform their consumers of the possible problem.

commented on Travel Tuesday! Post up your favorite GMT ·

Currently enjoying this little gem..

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commented on Budget watch sound off! ·

$40! 100m, Indiglo… might have inexplicably lost 5 hours the other night, but who’s counting!?

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commented on Seeking feedback on watch accessory idea ·

Great concept!

Could you extend it to have a skirt which wraps around the sides of the laptop?

I find my poor bracelet gets damaged by the corners of the laptop rather than the top surface.

Good luck!

commented on Current SOTC ·

Really fun collection. I find a lot of women's watches can be pretty stale and boring, but this watch box is awesome!

Which is your favourite!?

Studio Underd0g would fit the theme and add a chronograph to the collection..

commented on Do you secretly judge other people's watch? ·

Watches are a nice little insight into that person and the sorts of things that matter to them.

"Judging" suggests a good/bad determination, and that's not what I'm doing when I look at someone's timepiece.

commented on Ex2 Flip to Ex2 ·

I was weighing up the two options last week and ended up buying a 2002 16570.

The newer models are pretty big and flashy in a world which seems to be trending towards smaller more classically sized timepieces.

There is something to be said for the newer bracelets, although I picked up an on-the-fly extension link from Steel Reef and it's really improved the old jangler. (It still jangles, but now it fits perfectly all the time!). Give one a shot if that's something which bugs you.

The new models are a lot more legible day/night and though subjective, I much prefer the orange arrow hand over the red. You get 70hrs power reserve over the 5 digit's 40, and the 3285 calibre is a bit more accurate these days +/-2s.

However, the 42mm case is borderline too large for my wrist (6.5"). It pushed it into the pure leisure/tool category. Whereas the 16570 is aging beautifully and can now be worn as a smaller neo-classic to a nice restaurant OR a week spelunking in a South American cave system..

For your wrist, you can certainly pull off the 42mm. But I think the old ones are a little less in your face, a little more subtle and soulful - especially if you've owned it for 13 years.

IF you live in Fort Lauderdale, wear hawaian shirts and have a speedboat, keep the old one and buy the new one.

IF you lead a quieter life, tinkering with old cars, savoring the occasional single malt, stick with the ol' faithful for another 13 years..

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