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    Quote Originally Posted by arry View Post
    Talking of other watches - anyone seen these yet?



    Not my usual fare but I really like that.
    By the way, guess who might have accidentally bought a Darkmoon whilst stuck at home with Covid over Christmas

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    I really like that U-Boat watch, just a pity that it is the size of a kitchen wall clock. :-(

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    It's not too bad, the Darkmoon - it's 'only' a 44mm which on a decent sized wrist isn't massive really. It wears a lot more snugly than you'd think albeit it's quite a thick watch at the centre of its domed sapphire.

    This is my one - I would take a picture of my actual one rather than the stock renders but..... it's bloody difficult to photograph And read





    The big improvement over the Capsoil is the separated battery chamber:



    Without that, you're sending the watch back to U Boat in Italy every time it needs a battery


    It's a bit of a pointless gimmick piece, but it does look really, really cool and it's extremely well made - the case and strap are excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arry View Post
    It's not too bad, the Darkmoon - it's 'only' a 44mm which on a decent sized wrist isn't massive really. It wears a lot more snugly than you'd think albeit it's quite a thick watch at the centre of its domed sapphire.

    This is my one - I would take a picture of my actual one rather than the stock renders but..... it's bloody difficult to photograph And read





    The big improvement over the Capsoil is the separated battery chamber:



    Without that, you're sending the watch back to U Boat in Italy every time it needs a battery


    It's a bit of a pointless gimmick piece, but it does look really, really cool and it's extremely well made - the case and strap are excellent.
    That is class looking. But I won't wear anything bigger than 38mm. Most of my watches are vintage so are 36mm. I have chicken arms! ;-)

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    Afrer seeing that Darkmoon I googled oil filled watches... and discovered the totally bonkers Ressence Type 3



    https://cache.mrporter.com/variants/...787/detail.mp4

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    It's ace isn't it. Love that.

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    My two favourites


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    Great combo

    Is it any surprise whatsoever that I've gone a bit mad and bought about another 3 watches since my last post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arry View Post
    Great combo

    Is it any surprise whatsoever that I've gone a bit mad and bought about another 3 watches since my last post?
    No, it comes as no surprise...

    I got annoyed about the Moonswatch situation so I'm just going to buy the real thing now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Actual_Ben_Taylor View Post
    No, it comes as no surprise...
    None at all

    94 grams of titanium microbrand field watch


    Quote Originally Posted by Actual_Ben_Taylor View Post
    I got annoyed about the Moonswatch situation so I'm just going to buy the real thing now.
    I guess that's what they hope for - maybe.

    I've seen lots of reviews that are less than favourable but still I'd have chucked a couple of hundred at one.

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    Did another ooopsie:


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    More awesome looking time pieces, very nice.

    When I got my longines I did look at the tudor pelagos, was very nice but I couldn't get past the squared off "snowflake" hour hand... I like my pointy things to point at them, so it put me off a bit .... but a guy at work has just had the limited edition french navy one... I'm getting drawn into that, very nice....



    Plus just seen the new breitling superocean I was planning on one of them in the future... not now:



    Side note...

    I've not really taken my hydroconquest off since I got it last October, it's been mountain biking, on the motorbike, work every day, gardening etc. Only removed for building work and welding.

    It's holding up very well, got 1 small mark on the crystal, but the bracelet is showing some bad swirls and scuffs:



    What do people recommend for keeping these in good order?

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    I like that Tudor

    On the bracelets - no idea mate, mine always seem to stay in good nick Desk dweller innit.

    I've been busy again - my 3rd Christopher Ward has arrived, and it's a belter:


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    Just seen that Seiko have done a Seiko 5 with GMT function - NH34 movement. Given the number of microbrands using NH35/36's - I'm going to stick my neck on the line and say expect a LOT of microbrand GMT's coming out in the next 12 months. Should be some cracking deals

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLowe View Post
    What do people recommend for keeping these in good order?

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    They will show the scars of life unless you take them off for rough work. Get a good Casio for rough work.

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    https://www.recwatches.com/collectio...cts/ttt-escape

    Just seen this on a motorcycling YouTube video.

    Made from the (unserviceable) metal parts of the Great Escape motorcycle.

    Can't help but like it even if it's overdone a bit, and 'only' has an SW200 movement in the back of it (which despite having a few watches with, I'm not a massive fan of).

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    Bit out of my range at the min, but this looks a good deal for a 18k gold.


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    Zodiac Seawolf

    My late 1950s/ early 1960s Zodiac Seawolf

    The press said at the time that at a massive 38mm, it was too large to be used in formal settings. :-)

    The Seawolf was not just a finely crafted Swiss time piece, but it was actually a tool. In a time when most watches were about as water proof as a teabag and as fragile as a glass hammer. The Seawolf was incredibly tough and was genuinely water proof to 200m (660 feet)! This was virtually unheard of. Even today you will need a specialised watch to have an active 200m water rating and it will be a large bulky watch in order to withstand the huge pressure. But the design and quality of the Seawolf’s case is such that it can withstand 200m water pressure but yet is thin and streamlined. Engineering design rather than sheer bulk. For the movement in a watch is only half of the story of a watch. The case design and quality is just as important and as interesting.

    And because of this tough and hardy reputation it was used by everyone from murderers (The Zodiac Killer), to professional under-water welders, to pleasure divers, to fighting forces in the cities and forests of Vietnam. Its robustness and water proof properties meant that it was the watch issued to US Special Forces such as the Navy Seals during the Vietnam War. And because of its reputation 1000s of American GIs bought them in the subsidised “swap shops” that were on many army bases.








    "In order to establish the best hermetic seal possible for the Sea Wolf, the engineers created a special back for the casing, a longer stem sleeve, several new types of gaskets, and a rounded crystal sealed in plastic. Throw in radium/tritium hands and markers for greater visibility and you've have a diving watch used by amateurs and professionals, including military members such as the Underwater Demolition Team and US Navy SEALS."
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    Oh that's awesome

    I was after a Super Sea Wolf for a while but the colourways I want sell for a premium I'm not prepared to pay.

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    Oh sheeeiiiiit, there's a coincidence:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ASiQR0QAHo

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