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    https://robbiekhan.co.uk/root/photos/stuff-room/wa...

    https://robbiekhan.co.uk/root/photos/stuff-room/watches/LacoAachen39/wristshot_lacoMTB.jpg
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    Does sunshine through a window count? ...

    Does sunshine through a window count?

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    I ordered this a while back but seems these take...

    I ordered this a while back but seems these take a while to arrive from Italy!
    Vintage NOS Hamilton buckle (circa 1980s) to period-correct the Italian rubber one piece strap.
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    I'm just missing a bronze watch really and I...

    I'm just missing a bronze watch really and I think it will have to be another Baltic, the Aquascaphe Bronze. That will complete my 4 analogue watch collection with the above in mind!
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    What didn't you like about the case back?...

    What didn't you like about the case back? Personally I cannot think of a single issue given its water resistance and I won't ever be opening it up either.
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    Thanks! I'm glad I go tit, even to the point...

    Thanks! I'm glad I go tit, even to the point where if this was my only watch I wouldn't mind at all.

    My only wish is that I wish there were more 18mm watch strap options, everything seems to be...
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    Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Mechanical

    This is one of the only watches I bought almost immediately after I learned of its existence after having a watch chat with a friend as we both considered buying a Khaki Field Mechanical. He...
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    Many thanks! I still cannot get over how...

    Many thanks!

    I still cannot get over how nicely it is designed and sized. The brushing detailing is really nice too and always catches my eye:
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    I flipping love lume! Obviously nothing beats...

    I flipping love lume!

    Obviously nothing beats the presence of a Type-B dial Flieger but....

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    Nothing from modern: Rolex, Omega, Breitling and...

    Nothing from modern: Rolex, Omega, Breitling and most recently added to the list, Tudor too.

    For some reason I find the designs uninspiring and too diluted with new versions coming out like...
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    Small world :) Yeah I can understand your...

    Small world :)

    Yeah I can understand your reservations due to the size if you've got bigger wrists. I have a Casio F-91W that I rarely wear even though my nostalgia kicks in every time and I want...
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    Almost certainly you are correct! ...

    Almost certainly you are correct!



    Personally I woild not call it a downgrade, nothing about the movement has been compromised by Hamilton and there's lots of info out there on this H-50 on ...
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    I see it as a means to share an experience lol....

    I see it as a means to share an experience lol. Big reviewers don't seem to focus on the smaller details like how the winding sounds or how the crystal plays with distortion and light and how clear...
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    It took me a whole night to go from mulling to...

    It took me a whole night to go from mulling to ordering :D

    Only one way to know how you feel about it and that is to order one and wear it a couple of weeks then decide whether to return or not I...
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    Thank you sir! I initially thought the...

    Thank you sir!



    I initially thought the same when I was mulling over buying it or not. It's a lot of money to pay for an otherwise superb quality vintage re-issue but not get modern crystal...
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    Today's bike ride outing by the sea: ...

    Today's bike ride outing by the sea:

    https://robbiekhan.co.uk/root/photos/stuff-room/watches/Hamilton_Khaki_Pilot_Pioneer/Ferry.jpg

    You know what? For mineral crystal, the legibility is really...
  17. For the price it's a lot of watch I'd say...

    For the price it's a lot of watch I'd say especially with the upgrades added as it's still well under £500 for 60hrs power reserve thrown in!

    I've now done a video review which may be helpful for...
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    Hey if it works then it works

    Hey if it works then it works
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    Joseph Bonnie Tropic (silicone) on the Flieger,...

    Joseph Bonnie Tropic (silicone) on the Flieger, and Joseph Bonnie (Vulcanised Rubber) on the Baltic. Both excellent quality but the natural rubber one is obviously nicer in look and feel.
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  20. Laco Aachen with the optional movement & AR crystal upgrade (my htoughts)

    For many years I've not been a fan of pilot watches, there was something about them that I just didn't like, the basic look to them, the almost clinical/military aesthetic. Roll on some years and I...
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    Forgot about this thread but thought I'd update...

    Forgot about this thread but thought I'd update having just bought the Joseph Bonnie Silicone version of their tropic strap (I also have the vulcanised rubber one still on the Baltic). The new one is...
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    The date window ruins the GMT for me. I like date...

    The date window ruins the GMT for me. I like date windows gone but if it is there then it should be in a borderless window and the BG should be dial coloured for maximum stealth!

    Glad I did not...
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    It does have underside AR but such is the nature...

    It does have underside AR but such is the nature of any boxed crystal. In the old skool watches that had boxed acrylic it was even worse but to me in practice it really isn't an issue. I have yet to...
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    Yep saw the GMT email too. It might have...

    Yep saw the GMT email too. It might have interested me before but as I already have dual time feature on this with the 12hr bezel, I'm not too fussed have to say but am intrigued on how the GMT one...
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    No problem sir! Just another note on the JB...

    No problem sir!

    Just another note on the JB strap on just how soft/pliable it is, here's both ends flexing onto themselves:

    https://robbiekhan.co.uk/root/temp/20201026_145907.jpg



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