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  1. I was in a part of the world recently where it seemed every second person was wearing an Apple Watch. After a few days, I found myself liking them more and wishing I had mine with me. Weak character I guess Fast forward to now and a few weeks of browsing the forums and lurking the M2M threads and my Apple watch is safely back in the drawer... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I think my answer to this question is... all of them. Why? Well - this watch - which I’ve never owned: https://amjwatches.co.uk/hublot-big-bang-tourbillon-chronograph-cathedral-minute-repeater-all-black-404ci0110rx.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5q64zbTW3QIVCUPTCh2zsQQbEAQYASABEgLqSfD_BwE is less reliable than this watch (which I’ve also never owned but it was the first one I really lusted for back when I was : https://www.watchshop.com/unisex-casio-core-collection-calculator-alarm-chronograph-watch-ca-53w-1er-p99984413.html?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=shoppingfeeds&source=froogle&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyOith7XW3QIVshXTCh3xkw73EAQYASABEgKw1fD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds No-one buys a gen for reliability or for knowing the time. Even the most expensive AP divers watch isn’t something a serious diver bets their life on these days. People buy high end gen watches because they appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. They take sheer delight in quality. They also do so because, like all of us, the persuasive powers of marketing win them over. We all know a 9.99 price point is a psychological trick and we all know a Rolex doesn’t really compensate for not having a six pack stomach. But try telling that your sub-conscious If I buy a rep, I can take delight in quality (perhaps less reliably, but it’s always relative and is still to be found; I have a Domi modded AP that is simply amazing quality). I can afford to do experiments and tinker with new styles and new models. And I still don’t need to go to the gym Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. bhduck

    Quick change strap bars

    Thanks @bagsters That’s exactly what I went for in the end. Seems to be working well so far. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Quick change strap bars

    Hi. Having had a 111 for a year or so, I’ve recently woken up to the joy of changing the straps (I know, pretty late to the party). But changing them is so fiddly... I read a passing reference in a forum post to “quick change bars” Am I right to think I can buy these to speed up the strap change process? Could anyone fill me on where to get them? Cheers, Andrew Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Considering a first franken project

    @hologramet @tftamo I hear you... but the heart wants what the heart wants I’ll just go slow and pick up gen parts if/as I can I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi all I’m considering my first franken project - a DSSD. Can anyone give me pointers on the best source for gen parts? I’m most interested in a gen dial and/or hands, as those seem the hardest to rep well but am open to any advice or other views of course. Cheers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I noticed today the crown has fallen off my deployment strap. Can anyone advise me how to best approach a repair? It's a great rep, runs really well but needs a relume and AR, so I guess there might be a recommended person who could add a crown at the same time as making it all beautiful? https://www.dropbox.com/s/wtgtcmdt274f795/Missing%20crown.jpeg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7p4hka24mllpqsu/DSS.jpeg?dl=0
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    A Portuguese secs@6 that's reliable?

    Updated URL for the watch: http://www.trustytimezone.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30_189&products_id=16551 Unfortunately it doesn't have a video or mention if the chtono is working
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    Portugese chrono - Movement ok?

    Well trusty time have released what may be a rep with the same movement described differently - or it may be an alternate movement. It also claims to have improved on the secs@6 reliability. See here: https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=5666&share_tid=188240&url=https://rwg.cc/index.php?/topic/188240-A-Portuguese-secs%406-that%27s-reliable%3F&share_type=t Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Hi all Trusty time have just released a Portuguese with secs@6 which claims to be "More reliable than the Asia 7750 movement with secs at 6:00" http://www.trustytimezone.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30_189&products_id=16551 The way I'd understood the problem with the earlier models is that the factories didn't trouble to insert an extra gear for the secs mechanism and they'd have to fundamentally rebuild the 7750 to not have issues with a secs@6 feature. This new model uses a clone A79350 movement that says it's the same thickness as the gen. Just wondering what y'all think about the likely reliability? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  12. Look awesome. Well done! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Welcome to the forums bhduck :)

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