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  1. Thank you very much! Is anyone updating this or is it something that is just a screenshot? Maybe we should create a Google Docs spreadsheet and update it as prices change?
  2. My vote is for the Explorer 1. I have one myself. I was at the same point your are now at the start of the year. I chose the Exp 1 over the 2 as I feel the watch dresses up better. I don't wear a dinner suit that often, but I had to a week after purchasing the watch - I used it as a litmus test to decide. Both go well with casual clothes. Jean and a t-shirt or jumper. I don't think the Exp 2 smartens up enough and would have looked out of place with my dinner suit. The Exp 1 is the better all rounder. Put it on a leather strap and it could be mistaken for a DJ.
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    Hulk or Batman

    Tough one. I own the hulk, but have been wanting the BLNR. I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEEEE my Hulk. it is very interesting with the color changes. ts also not as loud as people make it out to be. I think the BLNR will turn into a classic, it might blend too much with your current watch.
  4. Based on how you describe yourself, the 39mm Explorer is not only be a good choice, but will allow you to put a nice chunk of the left over money in your savings.
  5. Thanks for the pics. For me looks like the thickness is the reason I will pass.
  6. was it the person selling you the watch that told you this?? when you go into a car dealership do you buy the car the salesperson says to buy or the one you responsibly can afford?? did he/she explain why it was "better value"??? did you understand the reply??? do you live in an affluent area where YOU see the submariner everywhere you turn??? are you aware of the human ability to dive and how deep an untrained human can go???
  7. Thank you for the review, Is a very very good and the most in-dept review out there, It's been growing on me too since the Baselworld, I might have to add one to my collection !
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    New 5513

    Thanks for the nice comments. So far it appears to be running about +/- 0 secs, which I find extraordinary for a 37-year-old non-COSC watch. My 1992 14060, freshly serviced by Rolex, only manages about +10.
  9. Most BP's that I've seen run fast (mine included)
  10. It's a 2 year warranty from iwc for any work done or parts installed
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    Big Pilot Question

    The reality is, it will likely run anywhere from 0 - +15 per day... Mine I think is probably +10 per day .. Do I care? No ..
  12. I used to own a Portuguese Chrono 3714-45 and can answer your question about dial markers. No, the stainless steel models use gold plated markers on the dial. The precious metal cased watches will have gold or platinum, etc. markers on the dial.
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    IWC Custom Straps

    Would love to know how you go. I want a BP style strap for my 3265. I bought one off ebay, great quality however the rivets were too uncomfortable and the strap was boxy on my wrist
  14. Hello. I just got my IWC Portofino two weeks ago and I realized there was a fine scratch on the watch dial. Although it is hard to see under direct sun light, it is quite noticeable when I pay attention to the scratch. Should I take it back to the IWC shop and demand it to be fixed? Or is this a scratch too small for them to fix for me? Please tell me what you guys think. (Scratch located at sub-dial at 9 o'clock
  15. I purchased a brand new Portofino Chronograph from an international seller. When I received it, I noticed it was running pretty fast, about +8 seconds a day. I contacted the IWC service center in TX an was told 4-6 weeks. Not good. So I contacted the NYC Boutique and they sent me a Fedex overnight label, regulated it to +1.4 to +3 depending on the position and sent it out the very next day Fedex Overnight. It took all of 3 days. Bravo IWC NYC Boutique! Picture just because
  16. Are you sure that's fake? Thanks in advance..
  17. 10 seconds per day on an IWC is probably a bit too far out but it is not thaaaat far off. 86,400 seconds in a day, so 10 seconds ain't that much, but I would say that it should be half of that deviation at worst, normally.
  18. I was thinking about doing this last year. I wanted to send a watch around the world to WUS f10 forumers. I have a CCCP Vostok 2409A I received in a box lot over the summer. It has a burn mark from sitting in a store display under where the hour hand sat at 2 O'clock. The lume is gone from the hour hand and the dial looks like it never had any. I was told it is NOS. It does not have a band but I'm sure everyone has a bund or NATO to put it on. I'm not real fond of it but thought why not service it and send it off? Who ever wants it first, PM me your address and I will ship it on Monday. When you receive it post a photo wrist shot with a background of your choice and keep it for 1, 2, 3 days or more. When you are ready, post it for the next forumer to send it to. If it goes to Italy it may take 40 days to get there. How or why did I come up with this? I don't know. It would be interesting to see where it goes in 1 year. Note to mods, if this post is too goofy or too wacky, please delete. Dan
  19. Could you link me to their pages? I can't seem to find them. svtrrts and Samun seem like good options, although not much in the way of Poljot alarms (prolly being too picky :P )
  20. Dafydd probably has the part in stock.......has worked on USSR watches / Sekondas for over 40 years. He can be contacted on 01766 512024. Address 88 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9NW
  21. Wow, at this incredible collecting speed you are soon out of grails to aquire :)
  22. That is almost exactly what I was planning for my 420 case. Which insert are you fixing to use? Hastily spouted for your befuddlement
  23. There seems to be very little information around on the Mockba brand. Can any of the experts out there help with any information on this particular brand and the watch pictured below? Thanks for your help.
  24. I have been away from this forum for months, mainly because of work. However, I didn't stop collecting entirely, so here is a selection of the new arrivals. I hope you'll enjoy the photos. A massive Slava automatic. I have a black dial version since before and which I love, so the white version is a welcomed addition. Next up is a "Big Zero" watch. Note that this is not the usual Raketa, it's the more uncommon Slava version. Raketa Copenicus with a butterfly on hour hand. The Raketa came with passport. Friends united. One black, one white, one is Soviet, one is Russian, one was made for the domestic market, one was made for export.
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