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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 Darts, Snooker & 8 Ball Pool.
  • Headphones
    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

    Watches

    Yes, that’s what I’ve done since using the GS deployant clasp, which puts no stress on the strap.
  2. Dave R

    Watches

    As I’ve mentioned, I find the Saxonia strap to be extremely comfortable, the problem however is because of its buckle, getting the strap through the keepers can be somewhat awkward, and over time will end up damaging the strap. To solve that problem I’ve had the Grand Seiko deployant clasp fitted to the Saxonia’s strap with them being the same width. This depoyant clasp makes the comfort just as good as with the ALS buckle, the downside though is it doesn’t sit as flush. So my next thing to get is an ALS deployant clasp, although I don’t know when that’ll be because they’re not cheap. Anyway here’s a couple photos of that GS deployant clasp on my Saxonia, and a couple more of the ALS clasp.
  3. Dave R

    Watches

    Decided to take your advice Reks, and have kept the ALS strap on the saxonia, and had that new strap put on the GSQ. Sorry about the not so clear photo.
  4. Dave R

    Watches

    Received the strap I ordered for my Saxonia thin, which the leather ( 2.5mm thick ) is Chromexcel from Horween Tannery Chicago USA. The photos are of that strap with the ALS, however because the ALS strap is extremely comfortable, and the lug width of the Grand Seiko Quartz I have is the same as the Saxonia, I may have that new strap put on the GSQ.
  5. Dave R

    Watches

    The first couple watches I got sometime ago were bought new, but after then I’ve only got used.
  6. Dave R

    Watches

    Thanks Reks. Something I haven’t mentioned, is while this Saxonia of mine may look brand new, it’s actually used. I got it from Watchfinder.co.uk that sell only used watches. This ALS though was done in 2018 so it’s not old, which is probably why it’s in pristine condition. What I can’t understand is why the previous owner let it go so quick, unless they preferred the ALS 1815 and exchanged that Saxonia for one. Whatever their reason I’m glad they did because I paid quite a bit less than what they’re new, plus I was able to exchange that JLC I had for it.
  7. Dave R

    Watches

    Very happy with the leather strap that’s on this GSQ I recently got, so it’s staying on and I’ll keep that Toshi as spare.
  8. Dave R

    Watches

    That Grand Seiko Quartz I’d ordered was delivered today, and I’m very impressed with it, yes not many would spend a reasonable amount on a quartz watch, but it does look ( imo ) really nice, appears to be well built, and its 9F movement is supposed to keep very accurate timing, it’s also extremely comfortable. Now that I’m very happy with the two watches I have ( one that’s been a dream of mine ), I don’t think I’ll be getting anymore, but time will tell, pardon the pun. 🙂
  9. Dave R

    Watches

    Just ordered that strap plus buckle in the photos from Toshi Strap, which I’ll have put on my ALS. The strap is black, 2.5mm thick, will be 19mm wide, with black thread. The buckle is 20mm wide with a brushed finish. I have to say I didn’t notice this before on Toshi Straps website, otherwise I’d have ordered it instead of that one I have.
  10. Dave R

    Watches

    I’ve wanted a saxonia for sometime, I also like to wear a watch a lot, but with that ALS being manual wind, there are times I won’t wear it, such times I’ll be wearing that Grand Seiko quartz.
  11. Dave R

    Watches

    That strap I have was for my JLC, and the lug width of that watch is 17mm, so obviously the strap width is 17mm. The lug width on the Saxonia however is 19mm, so that strap probably wouldn’t look good on that beautiful looking ALS anyway.
  12. Dave R

    Watches

    True, which is why I’m going to get another strap from Toshi, but only if it can be done thinner. Btw, that Toshi Strap I have is a Shell Cordovan, but is around 4.5mm thick.
  13. Dave R

    Watches

    Ok thanks.
  14. Dave R

    Watches

    Thanks for that SeaWolf. Yeah I do like that Toshi strap, plus it should go well with that saxonia, so I’ll have it put on. Love showing photos, so here’s two of that strap.
  15. Dave R

    Watches

    I’ve previously mentioned that I like to wear a watch while playing snooker and pool, but there’s no way I’ll be wearing that saxonia playing those two games. This is because I’m left handed and wear a watch on that wrist, so when striking the cue ball there’s a certain amount of vibration, which may or may not cause damage to that ALS manual movement, either way I’m not taking that chance. However I’ve read a quartz movement has very little moving parts, and is supposed to be quite durable, so yesterday I ordered a quartz watch. Yes quartz movement is frowned upon by a lot of watch enthusiasts, but the one I’m getting is considered to be very well made, and is very nice looking imo. This watch is a Grand Seiko 9F Quartz 37mm, with stainless steel case, black dial, and black leather strap. I ordered it online from a dealer in Japan, and expected delivery is 5th to 13th of February. Some photos of it, and the 9F quartz movement. I will probably have that Toshi strap put on this watch.
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