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by mfxr
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Working From Home
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Working From Home

I was working from home for around 5 months. I generally liked it because I am more naturally reclusive. I really struggled at first when I had to return back to the office, took a while to get back into the swing of things. Now I am doing a 50/50 split and I think the balance is good personally. I ...
by mfxr
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: AWCo x Squale No Radiobino
Replies: 10
Views: 512

AWCo x Squale No Radiobino

Interesting piece courtesy of Amsterdam Watch Co and Squale: https://www.awco.nl/shop/special-editions/awco-x-squale-no-radiobino/ squale-limited-edition-model-no-radiobino-awco-26.jpg It is a real pity it is only 34.8mm, and the "undersized" bracelet kinda sucks. 40mm or so, and a proper bracelet f...
by mfxr
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Doxa Forum
Topic: Requested Info Plus A Hell Of A Lot More
Replies: 29
Views: 2070

Re: Requested Info Plus A Hell Of A Lot More

I had to dig up the old thread - blast from the past :lol: http://www.thedivewatchconnection.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=11651&p=198613#p198613 Is that the first Isofrane review on DWC? I don't think so - It was a long time ago though. Soon after this I determined that I really did not like Isof...
by mfxr
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Doxa Forum
Topic: Requested Info Plus A Hell Of A Lot More
Replies: 29
Views: 2070

Re: Requested Info Plus A Hell Of A Lot More

Use a quality screwdriver, hot water soak bracelet beforehand can help. I had a 5000t years ago that was almost impossible to get the screws out, but the several Doxas I have had since then have been fine. I had to dig up the old thread - blast from the past :lol: http://www.thedivewatchconnection.c...
by mfxr
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: MarineMaster 300 curved end rubber straps?
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: MarineMaster 300 curved end rubber straps?

SBDX017 also has Ti clasp.
Not sure about the newer models
by mfxr
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: MarineMaster 300 curved end rubber straps?
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: MarineMaster 300 curved end rubber straps?

Personally I absolutely love the CB rubber on my MM300. Used to have just a regular Seiko clasp on it, but it fits me better, and is even more comfortable for me with the racheting clasp. You ought to give it a try. Same - I like the CB strap with the MM ratcheting clasp. I feel like it balances th...
by mfxr
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Carbon fiber / forged carbon watches - what options are out there?
Replies: 30
Views: 1106

Re: Carbon fiber / forged carbon watches - what options are out there?

^ I probably would have bought this if it wasn't for the stupig lug system

Breitling Colt Skyracer
by mfxr
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New OPs
Replies: 45
Views: 1758

Re: New OPs

I actually kind of like the yellow dial OP. Reminds me of the vintage Stella dials.
* will never actually buy one though
by mfxr
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 897
Views: 96100

Re: New Seiko Thread

Pending real pictures of the new MM200 I think I finally found my next Seiko. It’s so close to the MM300 while being thinner, which was my only real gripe style wise of the MM300. I’ve been perfectly content with just the NAFT as my one Seiko diver. This may change it. Matt’s pictures do make that ...
by mfxr
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: ToxicNATOs
Topic: Name change, Ute Watch Co.
Replies: 35
Views: 3640

Re: Name change, Ute Watch Co.

Keep on truckin Terry :thumbsup:

btw this is a ute where I come from:
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by mfxr
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: real-world experience of MM
Replies: 55
Views: 5369

Re: real-world experience of MM

I have an SBDX017. I did not expect to wear it on the bracelet much, but I actually like it more than I thought I would. I have never worn it on the original rubber strap, but really liked wearing on the Crafter Blue deployant rubber strap https://www.crafterblue.com/product-page/crafter-blue-rubber...
by mfxr
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: YouTube Rabbit Holes
Replies: 25
Views: 2216

Re: YouTube Rabbit Holes

This guy does crazy restorations on tools and other mechanical objects. Weirdly satisfying to watch.

by mfxr
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Don't buy your Rolex from Australia
Replies: 92
Views: 6351

Re: Don't buy your Rolex from Australia

He is getting everything but that at the moment.
His employer has been contacted, Tax Office, police etc
Youtube, facebook, Instagram all gone, watch business income also.
No money, no reputation, likely to be criminally charged, civilly pursued

We have a saying in Australia..... "C*nts Fked"
by mfxr
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Don't buy your Rolex from Australia
Replies: 92
Views: 6351

Re: Don't buy your Rolex from Australia

I have sold a few watches through the AWBSS Facebook group, including one to Nick Glynatsis actually. Fortunately I had never purchased any, so lucky I don't have any concerns there. I just finished reading through the Reddit thread. What a shit show and amazing all the serial dodgy behavior that is...
by mfxr
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Certina DS Super PH500M Orange Dial
Replies: 86
Views: 6963

Re: Certina DS Super PH500M Orange Dial

Looks good- I would like an orange dial at some stage. Pricing doesn't seem too outrageous either
by mfxr
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Don't buy your Rolex from Australia
Replies: 92
Views: 6351

Re: Don't buy your Rolex from Australia

There are a lot of good dudes on Australian Watch Buyers & Sellers Facebook page , so it is a shame that shit like this has happened with an admin. It will be interesting to see if it survives. I have sold a few watches there because it is easier to deal with local buyers. Shit like this just destro...
by mfxr
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Don't buy your Rolex from Australia
Replies: 92
Views: 6351

Re: Don't buy your Rolex from Australia

Wow this seems to run deeper than I thought. I saw the statement on the Australian Watch Buyers & Sellers facebook forum, which seems to be taken down now (the message not the forum): Originally Posted by Chris’ Reply on Australian Watch Buyers & Sellers Forum Hi, As some of you may be aware, I rece...
by mfxr
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Hamiltons
Replies: 39
Views: 2876

Re: New Hamiltons

Not the same, but Joma has a brown PVD version :
https://www.jomashop.com/hamilton-khaki ... 49961.html

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by mfxr
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Gday, new and just introducing myself
Replies: 38
Views: 2663

Re: Gday, new and just introducing myself

Hi Matt from AU, from Matt from AU :cheers:
by mfxr
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Instagram user: post your Top 9
Replies: 30
Views: 1481

Re: Instagram user: post your Top 9

Like most things on the internet, I consume more than I contribute :lol:
18 posts all year woo
top9 2019.jpg
by mfxr
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 181
Views: 17074

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

Reply from Unimatic: "Unfortunately we are not able to retrofit the metal holder to the older models" I followed up and asked if I could just buy the part, but they basically just repeated the statement above. I would love to see the inside of the new ones, but no way am I buying one myself. thumbs ...
by mfxr
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?
Replies: 181
Views: 17074

Re: Wrong Movements Installed in Unimatic U1?

It seems that Unimatic has made some adjustments in their manufacturing now: I wonder if the midcase has been altered or just a new metal movement holder? ..." Moreover, the new Modello Uno references take advantage of an improved internal case construction, specifically designed in order to fit the...
by mfxr
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Coming in 2020. Omega 007 Watch
Replies: 83
Views: 4078

Re: Coming in 2020. Omega 007 Watch

I think I like the regular Seamaster a lot more, but I like some elements. The titanium case is cool.
Probably a bit too much faux going on here.

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by mfxr
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Musk’s “Blade Runner” truck
Replies: 47
Views: 3772

Re: Musk’s “Blade Runner” truck

He has got to be trolling the world with that thing.
by mfxr
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: Strapcode Expandable Clasp Review
Replies: 13
Views: 6138

Re: Strapcode Expandable Clasp Review

It is like the Doxa 5000t clasp. I bought one with the Crafter Blue MM300 strap, but I found that where the strap connects to the clasp on one side, it would pivot almost in a perpendicular way rather than feeding out of the clasp in a linear way, so I found it did not work at all for me with this s...