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  1. Oh man! What a horrible situation! I suggest you scour the Internet for a spare seconds hand....If your very lucky you might find one which suits the watch well....
  2. Alright all you experts... A friend wants to buy and I want to help him figure out what its worth... Is there anything special about this particular watch for valuation purposes or should I just look for similar period GMT's? Wil post additional photos when I get them from him... Thanks
  3. Ti is much lighter than steel, but just keep aware that they are much more scratch prone. Contrary to popular belief, Ti is actually softer than steel. I believe they are around 36 or so HRC in hardness where as 316/904 is in the 50s.
  4. Excellent review. Thank you! Really appreciated the photos and specifications of the Ranger and Explorer compared to the NF. I was really surprised that the North Face is thicker and weighs a bit more than the Milgauss with its internal shielding. It's the new movement which appeals to me--and I like power reserve complications. The yellow and integrated bracelet, not so much.
  5. A Rolex is not about lume like a TORCH. It seems as if your expectations might be off. A Rolex is about the whole package. I'm sorry about your disappointment, but maybe Rolex isn't for you.......because their lume is not their strong point.
  6. I was out for coffee this morning before work and saw two guys in line ahead of me wearing Subs, both of which were the newer ceramic date model. I own the SubC ND and haven't seen another one, but I do see my fair share of Subs and Rolexes in DC. That being said I think DC is a bit different than most areas. I've everything here, from Pateks and AP's, to a Sub Smurf a year ago. I agree that in the broader perspective no, Rolexes and Subs are not common, just the most recognized.
  7. he's talking about ceramic bezels, not aluminum bezels.... read my post.
  8. I have seen a few guys who have taken their bracelets to a AD and had them brushed, it looks so much better. Hopefully someone will come along with some pics soon.
  9. Hi everyone. I just purchased my first Rolex (the 39mm Explorer1) pre-owned from an certified service center (13 months of warranty remaining). It was supposedly sized and not really worn prior to my purchase. It's been running around 5 seconds a day fast which I think seems a bit much? Would you write it off to a break in period or would you take in to get regulated? Any thoughts/insight is appreciated!
  10. Hi guys, can anyone give me some feed back on the pilot ceramic 44mm. I am looking at getting one of these. Are the straps comfortable. Are they really light to wear. thanks Andy
  11. Hey all, This is the current collection Want to add a IWC Portuguese very soon. Love the automatic 7day and the Chrono. Any advice on which is better? I'm leaning towards the Chrono as I have 6.5 wrists and have always admired that dial. Also town between the Silver dial with blue hands and numbers vs the rose gold. Thanks for any tips.
  12. daytonaking

    New IWC Failure

    Yes, I agree. I'm not in love with the movement in general. Pushers are really hard and stiff and accuracy isn't special. IWC's dial designs are excellent, but their casework and movements are hit and miss sometimes.
  13. I would also hope that when launching some of the new models that feature its new movements, IWC will provide early versions with COSC certification. Having a chronometer grading would demonstrate that their new calibers are accurate time keepers, something that cannot be claimed in their current crop of in-house movements (I speak from my experience with the 5001). Some argue that COSC is irrelevant, that the top manufactures exceed their criteria. I would say that this is true of IWC's 2892 and Valjoux based models, but that most of their in-house calibers would benefit from an extra level of post production scrutiny. In any event, I would personally hold off buying any model with their proposed 42000 calibre until it establishes a good track record. The same goes for the performance of the chrono functions on the 69000. The 52000 is probably similar enough to the 5000 series that no serious new kinks will arise.
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