Peter Simon would probably spell it Basil anyway, he's never good with getting names right.WRT the 'Baselword' the presenters/guests keep referring to, rather than the Swiss watch convention, could it be the souvenir shop of a theme park somewhere off the A1 which is dedicated to Basel Brush?
(Yes, I know it's Basil, but go along with me.)
Hi ronzy75 and welcome.Hi, new here, been looking for somewhere to vent my spleen
I mainly watch the err, watch progs purely for entertainment purposes and to shout at the screen when they tell porkies. Especially the "experts"
I collect watches, only auto's, but I do have a "Mecha-quartz" which I've had for 5 years, a movement that Kevin R had never heard of
Anyway, thanks for the add and a place for a laugh
Thanks for that, know what you mean about the "experts" I looked at the Okean on the German site and was nearly tempted. I've had several "real" Vostoks from Christopol, with wobbly crowns et al Currently into Steinhart, but that's another forum.Hi ronzy75 and welcome.
I collect watches too, far too many, it’s an addiction and just can’t help myself. Just ordered a new one the other day, Sturmanskie Chronograph "Ocean" Special Edition 3133-1981599, which Ideal World are selling for a reduced price of £1199.99 (normal price £1299.99), I’ve order mine from P.Maier GmbH, Germany, and was only £703 including delivery.
That’s exactly how I started with IW, the watch shows and then progressed to other shows as they are so darn funny, and at times stress relieving especially after a good rant at the TV.
Kevin R is actually one of the better ones for watches, definitely not an expert on all watches, but does know more than the others (which is quite easy), and he does give a bit more technical detail about the watches he sells than the others. He’s just a dealer, with his own company, THE WATCHBASE (UK) LTD.
Some of the “Experts” on Ideal world are actors (Peter Vollebregt so called expert on Phones, tablets, ceramic heating, vacuums, luxury furniture etc, is ex Eastenders, The Royals, River city and so on) or sales people who work for companies that source products for IW and other shopping channels etc, that group are not directly employed by the product company, and you get the odd few that actually work for or own the company of the product featured. The latter tend to be boring to watch as they just like company sales folk, the former are hilarious as they spout nothing but crap & Lies and are so desperate to over promote cheap tat as some luxurious item.
I didn’t see the segment you mention in your post, but Kevin R has mentioned the “new” movement a few times recently, although he never called it by it's right name "Mecha-quartz", he always called it “hybrid” movement, latest thing from Japan. As you say it’s not new, I’d owned a Parnis Daytona Homage (Seiko VK63) for over a year before he was claiming it was so new, you won’t have heard of it, as only Seiko and now Vostok were using it, couldn’t stop laughing when I heard him.
Doesn't say on their web site about a discount, but I got an email (maybe with being existing customer) from them a couple of days ago with a 20% discount code for VE & Sturmanskie, that was all the temptation I needed.Thanks for that, know what you mean about the "experts" I looked at the Okean on the German site and was nearly tempted. I've had several "real" Vostoks from Christopol, with wobbly crowns et al Currently into Steinhart, but that's another forum.
Peter Simon, how on earth is he employed to do watch shows? Hilarious by his ineptitude, all those Handbuilt watches
Imagine in 4K.Imagine what these luxury/heritage/ masterpieces of horology would look like if IW were broadcasting in HD?!