Straight after posting the wrist shot of the Phoibos Wave Master I got some questions about how I was using my NATO Strap, "...where was all the excess strap on the side?" "Do I cut off the second piece of strap?" and so on. Well I have always had a problem with NATO's in that the buckle never sits under my wrist and I also don't like the excess being stuck on one side. To negate this I've adopted the "Down Under" method as I believe it's called. Here the secondary strap is put under the wrist which means all the excess strap and the buckle all go under the wrist and it so much more comfortable. Anyway, rather than try to explain this in words and loads of pictures I tried to do a quick video - which is really rather bad - the first I've ever done and uploaded it to YouTube. Well certainly a first for me and I'll have to put some work into this if I'm ever going to do another, but the video is embedded in my Watch Reviews Page or here on YouTube - once again sorry about the quality, I will try better next time :-)
Actually watching my first effort
I've had several contacts regarding this watch from people interested in buying it - well it does have a great spec at the current sale price on the WatchGecko site - but some concerns over the overall size and there are no wrist shots shown. Yes, it does have a lot of wrist presence but I think it wears very well & I've now added a 'wrist shot' so you can make up your own mind - 7 1/4 inch (18.5cm) wrist. Please remember that at 44m this would probably have been considered small for an original pilots watch!
I'll go back over the reviews and add a wrist shot of each watch over the next few weeks.
Just posted the first review for the Geckota K-01 44mm Pilots watch from WatchGecko but also created the pages for the other forthcoming reviews so you can see what will be up and coming over the next few weeks. In case you're wondering, all the watches reviewed will have been those that I've bought myself, so don't expect this section to be continuously added to after the initial flurry of activity though I do have a couple more on my shopping list from Watchgecko/Geckota ;-)
Decided to start a new section specifically for watch reviews - mostly for Micro Brands as I generally find these more interesting than mainstream brands. These will be started in the coming few days and can be found in the section entitled (obviously enough perhaps) Watch Reviews! Offerings from Geckota & Zelos will be on published in the next few days with more to follow.
Ever since Multiblitz stopped trading I've had a fairly regular request for spare parts, especially modelling lamps and flash tubes, which I only have personal spares, but have occasionally put my surplus on eBay. However, although I don't know of any UK suppliers, I thought I'd add a link to Studioflash in Germany who seem to have most variants available. I've not personally used this company, so can't say from experience how they perform, but the website is professional and well laid out and this will be my first port of call should I need to look for replacement flash tubes.
As I stated a few weeks ago, I've always wanted a bronze cased watch - thought it would be interesting to see how it changes over time with the case slowly gaining a layer of oxidisation.
The case on the left is how the finish has changed after only a few weeks and I really like the character (if that's the right word) it seems to have gained - certainly looking older. A few more images can be found within the Watches Gallery page. Will perhaps add a few more in six months!
Born in 1956 (so getting on a bit now) I'm married and have two wonderful children we all live in Devon in the South West of England - on the Cornish border.