Features
Spotlight
Features
Featured Forums
IWC
Brand Forums
Lifestyle
Resources
ios

Independents: I echo the DB28GS Grand Bleu

Has all the technical highlights of DB in a true daily wear package. Triple pare-chute, microlight, running seconds, light governor, PR, articulated lugs, fat hr hand, 105m WR, just to name a few
6d
By: fairfax
0

A. Lange & Söhne: Same boat as you

I recently bought a ZW date, a decided on the Odysseus. I wonder if I should’ve gotten the TS. Don’t forget the L1 QP Salmon too!
6d
By: fairfax
0

Independents: How long have you been wearing it?

Following the other thread, I’d love to learn how resistant are De Bethune titanium watches against scratches. Would you have any close ups of the bezel?
16d
By: fairfax
2

Independents: Too bad suppressors are illegal in Canada, they really make shooting much more enjoyable

Yes, I have the Leman GMT alarm in Ti. I remembering when purchasing it, I asked what grade, but they never disclosed the details. It picked up scratches like crazy. Definitely not grade 5. I can why so many people avoid the material. But my experience with grade 5 is totally different. Companies sh
16d
By: fairfax
0

Independents: Unfortunately not in HK, but in Canada

I spend part of my time in Canada but with COVID, I haven’t been back and missing the range. You really should contact De Bethune and I wonder if they can use your watch as a way to prove its robustness! For PRS, I shoot 6.5CM in an AR10 and I’m scared of the kick it’ll exert on my watch! Another no
18d
By: fairfax
1

Independents: You just validated my reason to buy this watch!

All the activities you mentioned + having young kids are some of the many reasons why the DB28GS appeals to me so much. I can’t believe you have shot with it! I’m in IPSC and PRS but never had worn a mechanical watch with it. I wonder what are the measured actual benefits with the triple pare-chute
18d
By: fairfax
1

Independents: 2 months as well

Same for me, in that it’s around 2 months for delivery and I’m based in HK. And it’s great to know that it can deal with scratches well. Between the triple-parachute shock absorbers and the bezel, I really hope this can be my day to day casual watch. Btw, did you ever consider the Yellow Submarine v
20d
By: fairfax
1

Independents: What a wonderful piece!

After seeing one in the flesh, I placed an order and can’t wait for it’s arrival. It’s an amazing piece with over 100m WR with a dynamic large seconds hand and governor not seen in most models. One worry is how scratch prone is the titanium bezel for you?
20d
By: fairfax
1

Blancpain: Thank you

And good call about the polishing, I’ll make sure. Also, since the Lemans are discontinued is Blancpain likely going to carry compatible parts for sale going forward?
3M
By: fairfax
1