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Francis Urquhart

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  1. Seamaster 300 on leather or rubber ?

    This probably deserves a thread all of its own. And probably has one. But the question interests me. I am half-tempted to buy something far more expensive than anything else that has ever graced my wrist. I've been vacillating for ages, but keep coming back to an aged Tudor Submariner as what appeals most. Yet for similar money, I could have a Rolex, and probably a Rolex Submariner. Rolex just seems so ubiquitous, and I'd rather have something a little different, but would I regret the call to go Tudor?
  2. Mondaine watches

    Spoiled for me by the second hand. The 'blob' looks like it is on the wrong end.
  3. Can I get some feedback on this one?

    The minute figures will be so small as to be illegible I would have thought. And pretty pointless as most of us can tell the time without them. I'd say either make a feature of them in a legible font, or make the markers bigger. I also agree with the suggestion of dagger hands.
  4. Options on size

    For balance, I would add that to me it looks too big. Does it even fit under your cuff? I know it is (or at least was until recently) the modern thing, but I keep being reminded of children's tiny wrists groaning under the weight of a grown up's watch. I've an eight inch wrist and have nothing bigger than 38mm diameter. (With apologies for confusing imperial and metric)
  5. It would be lovely if (a) it didn't have an odd red hand and red dot; and (b) it was a bit smaller so that it sat better on the wrist.
  6. GMT Master - Alternatives?

    Davosa. Never mind the quality, feel the width. 39mm, waterproof and under £300. https://www.chrono24.co.uk/davosa/vintage-diver-gmt-herrenuhr-16250095--id6628060.htm
  7. Parnis Automatic Giveaway

    What everyone else said. Nice.
  8. Longevity of Watches

    My weekday choice alternates between a late 1950s Roamer and a 1986 Seiko. Can't moan at either for longevity.
  9. Timeless elegance

  10. Most comfortable bracelet or strap.

    About once every year, I take the leather strap off one of my watches and put it on the bracelet it came with. It looks jolly smart, if a bit blingy. Then two weeks later I remember why I swapped for leather, and put the bracelet back in the drawer for another year. A fraction of the weight, doesn't scratch (itself or other things), lies flat in my pocket if I take the watch off to do stuff (bath the dog etc) and can be adjusted to fit at will - leather every time for me. Although I do have one Zulu of which I am quite fond.
  11. I fear I am an anachronism. I always look at and judge people by their shoes. Mostly based not on cost but whether or not they could be bothered to polish them.
  12. Bracelet Polish - yes or no ?

    There's always the further option of just leaving it. Get a few more and consider them patina.
  13. Beware Frankenwatch ebay seller

    Ah, that makes it all more complicated. It wouldn't be worth it. A British judgment would not be readily enforceable in the US as there is no reciprocal treaty.
  14. Beware Frankenwatch ebay seller

    If you are willing to invest the court fees and time it will take then sue in the small claims court through www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
  15. Vintage Omega Seamaster help

    Are you mixing up Seamaster with Submariner?

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