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    Had my Damasko DSub3 on Barton Elite straps for...

    Had my Damasko DSub3 on Barton Elite straps for the last few weeks - and they are very good except for one thing: colour density. It's one thing that lets most silicone straps down - a translucent,...
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    That is VERY poor attitdue from LVMH. I'd...

    That is VERY poor attitdue from LVMH.

    I'd love an El Primero as a dress watch, but I've heard far too many disappointing stories about their quality and LVMH's service, so it will never happen.
  3. Thanks. As it happens I anticipated a low offer...

    Thanks. As it happens I anticipated a low offer (he's a dealer and needs some meat-on-the-bone to make a profit), and so was surprised when he offered more than I would have got selling here...
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    100% with you on this. I'm happy to save a...

    100% with you on this. I'm happy to save a little, and happy to sell a few things, but if I cannot ultimately afford a thing, I do without. Having been sucked into the madness of credit-cards and...
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    Off the cheap Chinese copy and onto a genuine Di...

    Off the cheap Chinese copy and onto a genuine Di Modell Chronissimo in typically Germanic dark-brown-so-dark-it-looks-black-in-most-lights leather!
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    Watch Collecting Survey: Q1. Can you afford...

    Watch Collecting Survey:


    Q1. Can you afford it?

    Yes = it's a hobby, enjoy it, don't worry.

    No = it's an addiction, get help, get out.
  7. Chronomaster's a bit too old-school for that. ...

    Chronomaster's a bit too old-school for that. Just get in touch with Neil (he even answers emails - call yourself a dealer!) and see if you can work something out - I'm part-ex'ing a watch that...
  8. PSA: Barton Watch Bands discount codes

    Barton Watch Bands currently have two side-by-side offers:

    "STRAP" will get you 10% off 1 or 2 straps.

    "UPGRADE15" will get you 15% off 3 or more straps.

    NB: they don't work together, sadly!...
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    Amazed to hear we have a consulate there at all! ...

    Amazed to hear we have a consulate there at all! My envy is undiminished :encouragement:
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    I am most envious! Business or pleasure?

    I am most envious! Business or pleasure?
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    The watch is great, but utterly eclipsed by the...

    The watch is great, but utterly eclipsed by the location!
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    Barton Elite? ...

    Barton Elite?

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0835/8495/products/navy-blue-top-crimson-red-bottom-elite-silicone-elite-silicone-barton-watch-bands-18mm-stainless-steel-535921_1024x1024@2x.jpg
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    Sure, I could bodge 'em with scissors and a...

    Sure, I could bodge 'em with scissors and a fag-lighter if I want them to look like something that lived too close to Chernobyl :icon_biggrin:
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  14. Indeed, tis how I got mine - ditto the...

    Indeed, tis how I got mine - ditto the "castellated" steel part and the red trim.




    Wisdom.
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    Looks like an absolutely generic, bog-standard,...

    Looks like an absolutely generic, bog-standard, Chinese-made NATO (let's pause for a moment to admire the irony in that last bit). I have a drawer full of them and I swear to god no two of them are...
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    Only just seen this - ordered direct from Barton...

    Only just seen this - ordered direct from Barton in the US just a few weeks ago: took a while to come but no tax or duty was charged on the three straps I got.

    "UPGRADE15" discount code gets you...
  17. Think of it as the most minimalist possible...

    Think of it as the most minimalist possible chronograph, just chrono seconds and minutes; if you want to track hours get the DC80 and use the bezel, or DC86 which has an elapsed hours subdial.

    I'm...
  18. Of the centre-minutes chronos, only DC76 and DC86...

    Of the centre-minutes chronos, only DC76 and DC86 have a running-seconds hand.
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    Most quality natural rubber straps are...

    Most quality natural rubber straps are impregnated thus - I have a Bonetto Cinturini which absolutely REEKS - can't leave it by the bedside it's so strong.

    - which reminds me Bonetto Cinturini are...
  20. I like the flexibility of it, and it makes...

    I like the flexibility of it, and it makes tracking a second time zone a doddle - so much so I flogged both my GMTs :encouragement:
  21. https://db3pap006files.storage.live.com/y4m6EwTsr8...

    https://db3pap006files.storage.live.com/y4m6EwTsr88b5v-HTyo-diSwet51XJnyX7VWk1TLa6TlQMK2P5H7hg3-BWmd-kIM0D7VOMuFLY9lgfbXXJXEmjSRJZEJAq5r610Ww0XtAbZD1VyoSZ1SGko9qvDbc1ZZJPd2bMyWezOLIc3uc--Swkm3sbozQzmJ...
  22. Your rather lovely DC86 is why I'm selling-off...

    Your rather lovely DC86 is why I'm selling-off half my collection and have a modded DC76 on order now:
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    Interesting topic, especially the longevity...

    Interesting topic, especially the longevity angle, after-all, if your USP is all about looking backwards, your options for moving forwards are somewhat limited...

    I think there's a lot of...
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    https://db3pap006files.storage.live.com/y4mLn04YiF...

    https://db3pap006files.storage.live.com/y4mLn04YiFJd4I0f0JU7Ptl71RjLqz5BuTBncrFHSZ2sZvBftAEvVV2vKQo0qi3P4L6UPwUGpRsu3c43y0herrcE7w89ysLAeyT_mRDL2bFnYpbUxWFbZKW9l0ZUHYP4vUydKlYxtU2irENB7Zi7LyIRSqtLsraH...
  25. Yep, the DC80 is lovely, wears fairly big, but...

    Yep, the DC80 is lovely, wears fairly big, but not thick in quite the same way as the DC5x series do, albeit I wear the latter more often than the former.

    7x is slightly wider than 5x, so the...
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