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D-Dog

Member since Aug 2017 • Last active Aug 2021

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    Shit! Sorry to hear that! You've just reminded me that I should get it insured. Do most banks cover loss? The fit is slightly odd because I'm fairly slim. The joints on my fingers tend to be slightly wider than the rest, so it just fits over the joint but is then slightly loose as the rest of my finger is slimmer. Not much I can do about that though!

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    I like that I can dress the Tudor up and down with the bracelet or other straps, also the fact that it is clearly very sport based both looks wise and movement wise compared to the Zenith. The colour will also go with all of the clothing hues I tend to wear.

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    @Howard Oh I see, time for a bit of sunlight on that dial surely?

    @Sumo Yeah its mine. A bit of chunk for sure. Definitely has a strong wrist presence and the weigh between the two is a big difference but I think they've done well with the case height adjustment and its definitely wears smaller than the stated specs suggest. The Zenith is exactly that and that's how I would describe it. I have a bit of a weakness for well executed sunburst dials.

    @hurricane_run Thank you! I thought it was time to go a bit wild with the wedding rollercoaster I've been on.

    @hugo7 True, the Tudor is pushing my wrist limit.

    @jv Thank very much:) I got it custom made. Went and picked the two blue sapphires from a gem fair in Hatton Garden, from Queensland Australia. They did not have an orange one there as they are fairly rare and expensive and most times will be heated to achieve a vivid orange like that, so that was sourced by the jeweller. The others are not treated or heated.

    Edit: Re-read this and thought that the bit about the orange sapphire made me sound like a stuck up wanker (open for debate 😂). I just decided on these colours before trying to source the stones and learned in the process that orange sapphires are rare in this colour, especially when not heated or treated. I'll pipe down now 👍🏻

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    @ChainBreaker Thanks! Will do a side by side but out at the moment.

    @Howard Oh right! I think the finishing is excellent. Any particular reason you moved it on?

    @Stonehedge Well thanks very much! My wife refers to it as 'The Medallion"

    @Regal Thanks man! I thought youd say that:) It's an amazing piece, the details and the balance are top notch. The dial is a sort of smoked grey to black which really adds depth.

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    Talking about buying watches without viewing them in person, I purchased a Zenith online recently only from the render, for a wedding watch. It turned up on the day but late in the afternoon, my dad was a gent and went to get it from the hotel for me after the ceremony. I then went away briefly to Edinburgh and Manchester and got a call while on the way back from my AD to say they had a watch in. I was initially interested in the black chronograph version but they called to say they had a white come in.
    I couldn't resist when I saw it but am now in a position where I can't really afford to keep both. They both have pros and cons and couldn't be more different from each other but I really love both.

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    Managed to finally tie the knot! Went full Elton John on the ring, not my usual style but I'm partial to a bit of bling!

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    Sat in bed with Covid. Coming out days before I'm due to get married, no Friday watch or wedding watch for me.

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