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    To be fair if they’d had quartz in the 1950s they’d have used that, too. Mechanical watches are old (some might say obsolete) technology so an equally outdated choice of Crystal seems to be fitting.
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    I was hoping my strap would arrive today but pics...

    I was hoping my strap would arrive today but pics to follow when it does.

    Looks like it suits a fat slab of hide. It’s great with a chunky jumper, a real winter watch.
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    Agreed. Watches are now mostly luxury jewellery;...

    Agreed. Watches are now mostly luxury jewellery; vintage military and tool watches usually have purely functional cases. In that respect the "57" is closer to the old originals than modern...
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    Let's hope they call it the Broadarrow variant.

    Let's hope they call it the Broadarrow variant.
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    Yes, TF is still a true microbrand; CW is a...

    Yes, TF is still a true microbrand; CW is a (possibly still nascent) brand. But with limited runs and more interesting designs I know who I prefer. Also, buying the Smiths name was a very clever...
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    It was the same with the Vanguard -- one version...

    It was the same with the Vanguard -- one version (I forget which) sold out much more quickly but now both are completely gone. There was WTB for one on another forum recently I think. And that,...
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    I'm not so sure. These are more boutiques than...

    I'm not so sure. These are more boutiques than shops and all part of the luxury retail experience.

    One thing I don't understand is the grey market dealers. Several people have suggested here...
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    The trouble is that the signs are other...

    The trouble is that the signs are other manufacturers are happily allowing the prices and scarcity of Rolex to bump up their own prices (yes, I'm looking at you Omega)

    Re cars: covid led to people...
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    Ah, fair enough. If only there was a cute and...

    Ah, fair enough. If only there was a cute and cool portable machine for doing the sums on . . . . :-)
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    Short "o" Omega is the long "o" (ō). Hence...

    Short "o"

    Omega is the long "o" (ō). Hence "Oh-mega"
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    Thick, yes, but works well (possibly the world's...

    Thick, yes, but works well (possibly the world's worst job reference)

    Feels kind of squat and chunky rather than tall and top-heavy. Wears smaller than 40mm, too.

    Hockey puck, really. I like...
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    Yes I bought in the 2008/9 crash. If you’d held on you’d be doing rather well now

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57260261
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    FWIW the cal 60466E (i.e. the same as the W10)...

    FWIW the cal 60466E (i.e. the same as the W10) also fits the GS case.
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    Yes, very good. No, I think you're right....

    Yes, very good.



    No, I think you're right. As long as the dial sat "right" in the case. The crystal would have to be acrylic though.



    I'd want it made in Europe. Fricker or Ickler,...
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    Thanks. Really glad you could make the party,...

    Thanks. Really glad you could make the party, too. With your inevitable machine -- several people have told me how impressed they were with it.



    It's very much a watch for chunky jumper.
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    Ah, I meant selling the watch with a 27CS in it....

    Ah, I meant selling the watch with a 27CS in it. Basically recasing old Smiths movements in new GS De Luxe cases and dials. Sourcing the movements might take time but could be doable

    The cases...
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    Has anybody in the entire thread said otherwise? I honestly don't think so.


    All the hyperventilation and the nasty sarcasm aside, there is also the question of being fair to the AD who sold you...
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    That’s socialism for you. Tony Benn, scourge of the shopkeeping classes.
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    Vacheron are using blockchain already I think, or...

    Vacheron are using blockchain already I think, or are at least looking in to it.

    Presumably it makes a watch trackable and traceable as it changes hands? If so this could deter some greys (and...
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    Blockchain ;-)

    Blockchain ;-)
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    It would quite easy and a lot cheaper to just buy...

    It would quite easy and a lot cheaper to just buy an old 27CS.

    Not a bad idea. I suspect there's a minimum order for cases (100?) but it's still doable
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    And yet this and other watch forums have endless...

    And yet this and other watch forums have endless threads about these Veblen bling bracelets that are, to be honest, horologically pretty unremarkable.

    (No, I'm not a "hater". That implies I care. ...
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    I’m amazed. This isn’t normal capitalism. So the watch is worth more than you’ve paid for it but to prevent (well, let’s say discourage) you from realising that increase in value they say that if...
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    I think the fact is that sapphire is now so cheap...

    I think the fact is that sapphire is now so cheap and so popular (and perceived as a bit of a "wow" factor to non-WIS) that it is ubiquitous and will become universal. It's a feature people like. ...
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    I've often wondered if it would be possible to...

    I've often wondered if it would be possible to make a swappable crystal in the way that some watches come with two case backs -- one solid and one display. Maybe it could be done with a removable...
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