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  1. Sorry for your loss. That is why you always go to your trusted watchmaker. Common it can't be as bad as losing your dog :p
  2. I usually don't like two tone, but you take some excellent photos. Sold me. Beautiful watch. Congratulations.
  3. The main trait of the sub that really puts me off is the big and bulky case. The explorer has the perfect dimensions and is very comfortable on the wrist and under the shirt cuff.
  4. Maybe I don't get out enough, but other than this forum I haven't seen anyone in the wild with one of these:
  5. Absolutely superb review...Thank you!!
  6. Hello everyone. I've enjoyed this site immensely but never had any reason to actually post until now. I like many of you enjoy watches. I own only mechanical watches except one, an old Longines given to me as a graduation gift by my parents. I purchased my first Rolex, a submariner, at 19. I saved for quite some time to buy that watch. It cost me $700 which was a princely sum at the time. I still have that watch and it looks like the day I bought it. I have always admired Rolex A little background on my query. In June my wife and I went to the local jeweler to look around. My wedding annivers
  7. I have a 14270 (currently in the for sale section) While Christmas shopping, I saw many Rolexes (Subs mostly) but not one single ExplorerThink of it, I've never seen anyone with the Explorer ever. It's such a no nonsense watch, it disguises it's ruggedness with it's simplicity and elegance. It never looked out of place, from wearing jeans and t-shirt to a suit. It even looked good wearing pjs while opening the Christmas presents! I've been wearing it during the Holidays and must admit that I'm getting second thoughts about letting it go.
  8. Nope. I wouldn't do it.
  9. For me I found that the best way to change the date is the have the crown pulled out to the first position, which is the same position as changing the GMT hour, and rotating it 24 hours for each day. If only there was a quicker way.
  10. It's reported. Let's see how quickly eBay galvanizes into action. Cheers, Antti
  11. That might be true but they are still really unmodified (not sure finishing counts does it?) IWC used to heavily modify there ETA movements but now ETA provide IWC with movements that meet IWC specs (that info is straight from the IWC/horses mouth). I think the asking price is ridiculous, it is very very close to JLC/Rolex in house chrono movements and much more than Omega in-house (kind of) movements. But the RRP is also a bit irrelevant as big discounts must be possible surely? Iconicwathces.co.uk discount pretty much all of their brand new IWCs by about 25% or even more.
  12. I have the 3878 since approx 2 years now and do not have any problems with the movement. It runs perfectly - and looks great of course...
  13. George Mayer at Govberg. He'll take care of you.
  14. Hi guys, What is your experience with AD´s and discounts? What can I expect? If you have the time please read my entire thread here: IWC Spitfire Chronograph 3878 Basically explaining the dilemma I'm in of how to purchase my 3878! Thanks
  15. Louis

    IWC threads slow...

    Are you kidding? Fake spotting is a fixture of this subforum. I think that many of the most enthusiastic IWC collectors congregate in the official IWC forum hosted by Richemont. It tends to have more depth than WUS, but the discussions tend to be less critical and more guarded as the moderator ensures that the vibe remains positive and discussion of other brands is not encouraged.
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