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Dave R

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About Dave R

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    The British HPA
  • Birthday 03/21/1961

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    West Yorkshire, England.

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    Castleford.
  • Interests
    Listening to Headphones, Playing Snooker & 8 Ball Pool.
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    SR-009, SR-003mk2, HD-600 ( with custom cable ) UM Miracle CIEM.
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    BHSE, Pico Slim, Mjolnir-Audio Dynalo mk1
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    MacMini, iPhone 6.
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    Schiit Yggdrasil, Bybee Stealth Power Purifier, iPad as Remote Control to MacMini.

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  1. Dave R

    Shave-Case: The official HC hair removal thread.

    Decided to ask my local metal engineer if he’d do stainless steel handles to my liking for my two safety razors and the Gillette fusion, which he did. So because I enjoy posting photos, here’s how they look. 🙂 Although both safety razors look alike, one handle is thicker than the other and the head on one is higher for a closer shave.
  2. Dave R

    Watches

    I hope you get a Saxonia Reks, because it is ( imo ) a beautiful watch. ‘The only downside is I won’t risk wearing it while doing anything active, but that’s the main reason I got the Oyster Perpetual. Another great thing about the Saxonia, ( which could also be a problem ) is it’s extremely comfortable, in fact so comfortable a lot of the time I can’t feel it on, Anyway if/when you get one Reks please post some photos.
  3. Dave R

    Watches

    Went through to my local Rolex dealer to have a look at a Cellini 50509 Rhodiun dial they’d just got in, and took with me my Oyster Perpetual and Saxonia because one of the guys that works there wanted to have a look, mainly the Saxonia but John was interested in how my OP looked with the dark grey alligator strap. The Cellini with the Rhodium dial is very nice imo, but it’s a light Rhodium whereas my OP dial is dark Rhodium which I prefer, so I’ll just wait to see if Rolex do a Cellini 50509 with a dark Rhodium dial. Not so good photo of the three together. Couldn’t show the strap and watch face better on my OP because of the deployant buckle.
  4. Dave R

    Watches

    Any thoughts here on an Omega deployant clasp 094521813.
  5. Dave R

    Watches

    Didn’t know this, but apparently because the alligator strap I had made for my OP is for a deployant buckle, a pin buckle can’t be used without weakening part of the strap. So it looks like that deployant buckle is saying where it is, I’m ok with that though because while not as comfortable as my Saxonia, I still find that deployant/strap more comfortable than the Rolex bracelet.
  6. Dave R

    Watches

    Not sure what the proper technique is, but I’m ever so gentle when putting on and removing my saxonia, so I’ll do the same when I have that pin buckle on my OP. I can also store both watches in the ALS box which I quite like the thought of. Now as I’ve previously mentioned, I’m wearing the OP a lot more than the Saxonia, but that’s only because it’s automatic, so think I’ll get a Orbita Siena watchwinder and start wearing that Saxonia a lot more.
  7. Dave R

    Watches

    While I really like that alligator strap on my OP, I’m not so keen on how the deployant buckle feels. So I’ve just ordered that buckle in the photos. Yes a buckle is going to put more stress on the strap with the bending than a deployant, but I’m ok with that.
  8. Dave R

    Watches

    Because I don’t like the feeling of a bracelet loose, which happens when my wrist is cool, I’ve had that Alligator strap put back on, but this time using thinner spring bars. Now while the strap is still catching, it’s only very slight, I also scuffed slightly all along the top of the strap so there’s no long just the centre mark. Because I quite like the look of this scuff all along the top, I’ve decided I’m keeping this strap and no longer need another making which I’ve told Charlie this. Anyway here’s how my Rolex looks now, but only one photo this time.🙂
  9. Dave R

    Watches

    When removing the bracelet, on the watch head there’s an edge sticking out which is where the strap is catching leaving that unsightly mark which I don’t like to see. Now while I find the bracelet very comfortable, that’s only when my wrist is warm, when cold the bracelet is loose which I don’t like the feeling of, so Charlie has said he’d do me another strap but thinner, using thinner spring bars, he also said he’d try to get those end links to fit with this new strap, which would make it so the strap wasn’t catching any sharp edge. I expect this new strap to take 8 to 10 weeks like the one before did. I did say in my previous post that the bracelet wouldn’t be coming off anymore, but the whole point of me using a strap is because I find one much more comfortable, so I think I’ll have the bracelet removed and use that one I still have until I have that new strap.
  10. Dave R

    Watches

    Been to my local watch repairer to try thinner spring bars with those end links, and the alligator strap didn’t even come close to fitting, he then removed those end links and tried just the thinner spring bars and the strap was still catching on the watch leaving a mark, so I had him put the bracelet back on. Like Sam said the Rolex bracelet is comfortable so it won’t be coming off anymore. As I’ve previously mentioned, I am eventually getting a Cellini Rhodium dial, and when the time comes I’ll have that alligator strap fitted.
  11. Dave R

    Watches

    Went to the place today for that alligator strap and had it fitted there. I like the strap a lot and it’s very well made, although I’m not so keen on the deployant buckle so think I’ll have a buckle I’ve spare fitted locally. While there I asked the guy to use the Rolex spring bars, which meant those end link had to be removed, I’m happy with that though because it looks better without, problem is those Rolex spring bars must be too thick because the strap is catching on the watch and leaving a mark, so tomorrow I’ll see about using thinner spring bars. Here are some photos with one showing the mark.
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    Watches

    The alligator strap is done and ready for me to collect, unfortunately I’m unable to do so atm because of circumstances, but hopefully will be collecting it in the next 2 to 3 weeks. Once I have it and if I’m happy, ( which I can’t see any reason why I wouldn’t ) I may end up asking for an alligator strap from the same place for my Saxonia, but obviously in black. I may also ask Charlie if he could do me one with curved ends like in the photo, while still using straight spring bars. If Charlie can do me an alligator strap with curved ends, then I’ll be having the Lange buckle used, rather than a deployant buckle that’s going on the storm grey alligator strap. 🙂
  13. Dave R

    Watches

    Thanks Sam.
  14. Dave R

    Watches

    Since getting the Oyster Perpetual, I’ve been manual winding it every other day, and while I enjoy doing it, I do wonder if the unscrewing and screwing is doing any harm. Now I’ve read some feel a watch winder is a great thing to have, whereas others think one is bad for a watch and a waste of money. Whether that’s true I don’t know, but I like the idea of putting my Rolex in one when going to bed, and it being ready to wear when I get up, it would also be a place to store my Rolex. I’ve been looking at different watch winders, and the one I like the most is that in the photos. It’s an Orbita Siena 1 burl Rotorwind, which imo not only looks very nice, but’s supposed to be well built. Thoughts here would be much appreciated.
  15. Dave R

    Watches

    It’s true they do look different, but I was referring to them both having a silver dial and black strap, however in the last message the Rolex dealer sent me, he said that because the Cellini is becoming more popular, and a dark grey dial is well liked, there’s a possibility Rolex might be doing a Cellini with a dark grey dial. The same dealer also told me he’d like to see my Oyster Perpetual with the storm grey alligator strap, and my Saxonia, so I said I’ll pop through to Leeds when the strap’s fitted. @HemiSam, I used that Grand Seiko as part exchange for that Oyster Perpetual Sam, and with the OP’s movement being shock resistant and quite durable, I was told it would be ok to wear it while playing snooker and pool, which I am doing. The good thing about the Cellini is the same 3132 movement is used as that in the OP, so I can wear a Cellini while playing those two games, which I will be doing. The Rolex dealer did tell me that it could take up to 6 months before they have that Cellini 50509 with the Rhodium dial, so by that time Rolex might’ve come out with the same Cellini with a dark grey dial, fingers crossed 🤞🙂.
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