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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3075 on: November 20, 2015, 03:52:29 pm »
@Graeme That Tudor Heritage Ranger is beautiful. My ideal watch is probably the Black Bay but that one is stunning. They're both way out of my league though :(

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« Reply #3076 on: November 20, 2015, 05:01:46 pm »

Seiko event in Amsterdam this week. 


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3077 on: November 20, 2015, 11:03:35 pm »
If you're crazy about your watch getting scratched, the nice thing about stainless steel cases is that you can do remedial work on them yourself.  For polished surfaces, Cape Cod polishing cloths will buff out all but the really deep marks.  For a brushed finish, I like fiberglass scratch pens to restore the original appearance.

Just like with jeans or boots, minor maintenance can go a long way.

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« Reply #3078 on: November 21, 2015, 03:42:32 am »
Also you'll probably be getting your watch serviced every few years. The case will probably be refurbished, and it'll come back looking pretty close to new.

Bear in mind that this is one cost most first time watch buyers don't take into account. It also takes anything from a few weeks to a few months. That's why @Tempvs doesn't have any spares, he needs them for when his others are off getting serviced! ;D

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3079 on: November 21, 2015, 07:19:55 am »
Watch servicing can be and generally is expensive. A Rolex sports watch as example will cost 600plus and be away for 8-12 weeks. High end brands can take 6 months plus and run into the thousands.


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« Reply #3080 on: November 21, 2015, 09:06:24 am »
Ah shit! Thanks for informing me...glad I dropped in here after all. Any idea how much Sinn charge for servicing?
@Chris Appreciate the info mate. My anxiety is subsiding somewhat. Thanks fellas :)

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« Reply #3081 on: November 21, 2015, 10:59:16 am »
For @Giles, aBlogToWatch has a week on the wrist with the Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver.



@bertoni you could always email Sinn and ask what they charge for a service. Breitling was £300 / €450 a year ago. Even so, the cost was less than buying a cheapish new watch every couple of years. :)

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« Reply #3082 on: November 21, 2015, 08:12:03 pm »
@Graeme Thanks mate, will do. I was wondering if someone on here might point me in the direction of a decent 'How to change a strap on a watch without lug holes' sort of vid? The Sinn apparently has no lug holes and i'm wondering how you actually change straps? VERY noobie I know but hey, you gotta start somewhere no?

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« Reply #3083 on: November 22, 2015, 08:02:29 pm »

New jacket from Giles and a watch I've had for a while.


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« Reply #3084 on: November 23, 2015, 06:12:34 am »
@Graeme Thanks mate, will do. I was wondering if someone on here might point me in the direction of a decent 'How to change a strap on a watch without lug holes' sort of vid? The Sinn apparently has no lug holes and i'm wondering how you actually change straps? VERY noobie I know but hey, you gotta start somewhere no?

i think what you need is a spring bar tool. the ones they use on a newer sub without lug holes. you've to be very careful lest you scratch your casing tool.

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« Reply #3085 on: November 23, 2015, 11:59:10 am »
Do I detect a hint of sarcasm? Cheeky f**ker! :) Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #3086 on: November 23, 2015, 02:22:21 pm »
i wish there was but there isn't. only after you mentioned it and i read further before i realise what you were on about... :)
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« Reply #3087 on: November 23, 2015, 09:32:38 pm »
Thought you were referring to my aversion to scratches mate, sorry :) Made me laugh....

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3088 on: November 24, 2015, 06:26:49 am »

New jacket from Giles and a watch I've had for a while.

The sleeve of the jacket reminds me of my black GK

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« Reply #3089 on: November 24, 2015, 06:43:59 am »
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