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  • Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Mrs K is climbing down from the ceiling after I bought a Garmin-watch-I-don’t-need-Instinct yesterday.  She fails to see the point of difference to my other watches:

    Seiko Military Plus Nato- daily beater

    Citizen Eco Drive – my shiny always correct good looking social watch

    Tag Aquaracer (2007) auto – mutual wedding present, my “dress”watch.

    And now the Instinct for those outdoors/camping/event weekends when I need to know a storm is coming.

    What’s yours?

    Premier Icon oldtennisshoes
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    Garmin 935 with a jaunty orange strap for all occasions. I’m winning the battle on stuff reduction 😁

    Premier Icon iainc
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    I used to be bad for this and had a proper clear out.  Now it’s a Seamaster (the quartz one, 15 yrs old) as everyday. A gold Gucci dress one that was a wedding present and rarely gets worn, and a compact g shock for bike duties.

    I still look at new ones loads, but manage to resist, just.

    aphex_2k
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    I hear ya brother.

    Seiko 6309 custom

    Phoibos 007

    Citizen auto diver

    Citizen Eco-drive

    Casio G-shock 9000

    Police digital something or other

    Casio Edifice wave/thermometer

    Was about to order a Ticwatch Pro but she came in as I was looking and said “don’t you f’in dare!”

    Waiting for Helm to release the v6 of their Vanuatu tool diver….But getting tempted with others while I wait.

    “Your phone tells the time!”

    Yeah…but…. no….but….

    IHN
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    Ahem…

    Seiko SKX007, variety of straps (metal, rubber, grey NATO and new orange NATO) – weekend outdoorsy knocking around

    Seiko 5 – basic, smart, ‘normal’ watch.

    1960’s Seiko Sport master – retro dress watch

    Raketa, octagonal face, Cyrillic day/date – unusual dress watch

    Raketa, normal dial – really classy looking dress watch

    Casio F91 – unkillable activity watch

    LeeW
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    Ooh, this is my real weakness.

    I have an Explorer 2,  a Zenith El Primero Grande Class, El Primero Rainbow, El Primero spada, Elite GMT. I have around half saved for my dream watch which is a Royal Oak.

    Apart from that I have a Fenix 5, the latest one is arriving in a month off Santa and  MTG G Shock. Several old Seikos and G Shocks went earlier in the year on here.

    Sad thing is I put most of my nice watches in storage when we moved house. Not missed wearing them at all, beginning to wonder if the half I have save for the AP would be better spent on a new bike.

    Now it’s a Seamaster (the quartz one, 15 yrs old) as everyday.

    Snap!

    Not a big watch fan when it comes to fashion or expense, more of a utilitarian.  But I do like stuff that works and is tough. I did once buy an Eco Drive by mistake (long story) but have mislaid it during house moves.  Now I miss it.

    Last week, as a placeholder in a way to celebrate quitting smoking, I bought a (used) Timex Expedition Base Shock watch, as a timely reminder and a morning alarm.  After a quick go over the glass with Brasso and a cloth it looks entirely new.  It had to be the approximately the price of a packet of tobacco, and it was.  Will hopefully be just the job for cycling, swimming laps, etc. If entirely honest it’s just a nice blue-green glow when riding at night and checking the time without having to dig out the phone. Still trying to figure out how to make the alarm go off every day without having to set it every night 😂

    Will do until I can get something with the moon phases and tides, yet since moving back inland it would seem a waste.

    For now, I can breathe easier, ride faster, swim longer and tell the time at night.

    Premier Icon batfink
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    Now it’s a Seamaster (the quartz one, 15 yrs old) as everyday.

    Snap!

    Excellent taste gents!

    ross980
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    I’m quite restrained as none of mine are expensive and I’ve recently got rid of a few. I could easily have another 5 watches and still want more though…

    Prospex automatic- either black canvas or brown leather strap – it’s amazing how different the watch looks with a different strap. General wear but reasonably smart. Quite chunky.

    Seiko 5 – General wear. Feels/looks tiny.

    Rohan quartz analogue – bit more ‘dressy’, don’t wear often.

    Garmin Forerunner – don’t really use now due to bulk and time taken to fix a signal

    G-Shock – solar powered, radio controlled. Unbreakable.

    … And an activity tracker/HRM thing on my other wrist.

    I really want a Longines Hydroconquest (aka poor man’s Submariner) – one day…

    EDIT: This one

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Last week i wanted a Garmin Instinct but instead bought a….

    G-Shock Gorillaz Murdoc limited edition

    …this week i still want a Garmin Instinct 😐

    aphex_2k
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    Perhaps you guys should avoid the YouTube’r “JustOneMoreWatch”

    Scottish guy called Jody who lives in Sydney. Does some great watch reviews and has hghlighted some really nice… homage / blatant copy watches on GearBest etc which use similar movements (Miyota / SN35) to the more expensive watches but seem to pull off some reasonable efforts for not much money. Hey, it’s Christmas… Treatyourselves. W+1  🙂

    Or if you like something a bit more pricey check out The Urban Gentry  I find them both really knowledgeable horologists!

    There are some REALLY good Submariner homages out there if you’re that way inclined. Bar the ROLEX branding, the casual observer would not tell….

    $119…..

    fasthaggis
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    Excellent timing (and subject) for a Black Friday hangover thread.

    Ignore any and all evidence of a shopping addiction and..buy ,buy, buy.

    Can you tell I didn’t get anything yesterday 😉

    ross980
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    Is that G Shock a limited edition? If you stop wearing it and put it in its box will it be worth anything in a few years? (I’ve literally no idea) – just wondering if you could justify it as an ‘investment’ and just buy the Garmin😬

    Premier Icon dirkpitt74
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    Yeah I have this problem…..

    Rolex Submariner

    Tag Heuer F1 chrono

    Doxa Sub 750t Pro

    Seiko SKX007, 1984 6309 & Solar Tuna

    Precista Royal Navy Divers PRS18 & PRS17

    Smiths Seafire

    Casio Baby-G

    And have a Newmark 6BB Chrono incoming…..

    Oh and a TomTom Spark for gym & bike.

    Premier Icon burko73
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    I have a 20 yr old tag 2000 that’s in storage and my everything but diy watch is a longines heritage diver on a grey and black nato. Looks lovely.

    Fancy a vintage speedmaster though….. perhaps for my 50th!

    ross980
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    There are some REALLY good Submariner homages out there if you’re that way inclined. Bar the ROLEX branding, the casual observer would not tell….

    $119…..

    I don’t really want a Submarine homage as such (I don’t actually like the date bubble on the Rolex). I just really like the look of the Longines, which compared to other Swiss brands is pretty ‘cheap’ (yes, it’s all relative)

    Merak
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    This watch belonged to my Dad. It’s over half a century old.

    I wound it up and polished the glass and it worked! It’s not ran in 28 years! It pleases me greatly to wear it.

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    I N R A T S  but has anyone made the regulation kryron57 consumerism gag yet? 🙂

    aphex_2k
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    ross980

    miyata movement… slightly pricier but no date and no cyclops

    fasthaggis
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    Nice one Merak,did you put a new strap on it ?

    Premier Icon nuke
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     Is that G Shock a limited edition? If you stop wearing it and put it in its box will it be worth anything in a few years?

    Yep, as i understand 1000 Gorillaz watches but 4 models so only 250 of each worldwide. Amazed i got one as happened to be working from home so kept trying…. crashed the gshock uk website apparently. Think i should wear it though rather than put in cupboard

    jeffc
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    hmm, i can relate….

    Rolex:

    Explorer 1016

    Explorer 6610

    Sub 5513

    Sub 16613

    GMT 1675

    GMT 1675/3

    GMT 1675/8

    Bunch of rolex bracelets etc

    Grand Seiko SBGW005 and SBGW001

    Patek 5711 Nautilus

    Universal Geneve Polerouter

    Lange unt Sohne Chrono flyback

    FP Journe Chronometre Bleu

    A handful of others kept for sentimental reasons.  This is after a significant clearout also…

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    …this week i still want a Garmin Instinct

    I too was thinking of a £50 G Shock for camping/outdoors/shed work.   I originally would have used my Seiko but I’ve kind of fallen for it an don’t want to mess it up, despite the fact that it’ll cope.  I quite like the idea of seeing whether I really do have to find my phone when I’m out on a ride/halfway trough fettling a bike but prefer not to have a smartwatch when I’m working or socialising, so for me it was the perfect compromise.

    has anyone made the regulation kryron57 consumerism gag yet?

    Knock yourselves out, its about the only materialistic object I’ll be buying myself while I’m saving for Mrs K’s 40th next year, and getting the mortgage down!  Its a little reward for this years flying accomplishments.

    Ohhh, I like those Submariners… 😉

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Apex_2k what is that watch?

    aphex_2k
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    Phoibos PY007

    https://phoiboswatch.com/

    Looks really nice in green too.

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    Fancy a vintage speedmaster though….. perhaps for my 50th!

    Start saving… have put 2 145.003 Speedys through auction this year and watched a CK2998 go through for 69k….. it’s gone absolutely crazy.

    LMT
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    Loads of watches!

    8 G-SHOCK ranging from a cheap day to day one to a Japanese import, and 5 limited edition ones including a stupid impulse buy £400 silver 35th anniversary model.

    Posh DKNY one I use for weddings, interviews, and special occasions.

    Swatch I got at the Greek Olympics

    Seiko one that runs off movement, although feels old compared to my G-SHOCK tough solar ones.

    Last one is a Festina TDF edition, will never wear it, was a present still in its box.

    I like a watch too.

    Boxed L-R:

    Suunto Core brushed steel

    Certina Chronolympic (ca. 1978)

    Omega Constellation (ca. 1992)

    Omega Seamaster 120m (Ca. 2002)

    Seiko Presage

    Sinn 240ST

    Certina DS Multi-8

    Bottom row L-R

    Casio ProTrek

    Casio Waveceptor

    Casio World Time

    Casio Edifice

    Casio A168

    Casio 5 Alarms illuminator

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    It’s a problem!

    92 Rolex sub

    08 omega 2254

    two exact same 80s Seiko quartz divers

    seiko 5 I wore whilst at uni

    g shock

    casio calculator watch

    storm dress watch

    saving up for a omega speedmaster

    Premier Icon jsync
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    Hmm,

    Omega pre bond quartz

    Omega 2254

    Stowa marine original handwound

    Stowa marine anniversary edition

    Sinn 556

    Suunto vector

    Forerunner 35

    Casio calculator

    Citizen eco drive

    Watch box on Christmas list….

    Premier Icon stevemorg2
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    Just ordered a Yobokies 656 with some money I had for a birthday – will complement my 21yr old Seamaster (a wedding present) and my Suunto Ambit nicely!

    rene59
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    This watch belonged to my Dad. It’s over half a century old.

    I wound it up and polished the glass and it worked! It’s not ran in 28 years! It pleases me greatly to wear it.

    That’s a nice watch Merak, hope it lasts another half a century. Just one question though. What the actual **** are you wearing!?! I’m referring to your sleeve incase it isn’t obvious!

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Ah yes. I’m worse with watches than bikes, I can justify then all but then I would say that! Nothing mega expensive but all very nice for their own reasons.

    Tag Link – 30th birthday present, love it, my favourite watch, worn for important stuff.

    Tag GMT – a big, heavy dive watch that is arguably too big for my skinny wrists but I adore it so it’s not going anywhere.

    Tissot PR200 – 18th birthday present, classic looks and I love that it’s older than some of my team at work.

    Chris Ward C90 – a big dress watch, currently on a lovely blue strap and looks spot on with the “business casual” that my office insist on.

    Seiko SKX009 – a weekend watch, indestructible and a perfect watch to wear with pretty much anything.

    Orient Mako II – blue face on a handmade brown strap, a winter watch to be worn with boots and a big jacket.

    Orient ??? – all black auto that a bought cheaply in a whim, lives at work and is worn when I cycle to work

    Mondaine ??? – really should sell it, it’s very nice I just don’t wear it

    G-Shock solar – my cycling and doing dirty things watch, not posh or flashy but beautifully functional.

    Garmin Forerunner 35 – running, and occasionally cycling, but nothing else.

    I think that’s it, I have a Speedmaster and a classic a Seiko 5 on the wish list but I really am trying to restrain at the moment. Oh, and a Patek Nautilus but that’s certainly not happening any time soon.

    hanchurch
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    Only one and I have it on all the time a Tag Heuer Link Automatic.

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    Explorer 1016

    Explorer 6610

    Sub 5513

    Sub 16613

    GMT 1675

    GMT 1675/3

    GMT 1675/8

    Bunch of rolex bracelets etc

    Grand Seiko SBGW005 and SBGW001

    Patek 5711 Nautilus

    Universal Geneve Polerouter

    Lange unt Sohne Chrono flyback

    FP Journe Chronometre Bleu

    Bloody hell!

    jerrys
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    I’m down to 5 and will hopefully stay that way, although I do find myself looking longingly at the Timefactors website.

    Currently got;

    Longines Hydroconquest (Quartz as I seem to have OCD about watches running fast/slow and I can’t afford expensive automatics)

    Casio 5610 G shock on bracelet

    Seiko kinetic militaryish thing on a nice Haveston Fortress strap

    Seiko kinetic titanium beater (15 years old, was originally a ‘good’ watch)

    Casio £15 ‘diver’ if I don’t want to wear anything better.

    Lionheart
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    The Hamilton above looks just right!

    mikertroid
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    Glad it’s not just me…

    In order of purchase:

    Animal diver..needs new battery but lovely watch on original strap.

    Citizen ecodrive tough (1st edition). Been faultless for nearly 20 years of abuse. Not much wear lately.

    Rolex Sub 14060M lovely daily beater for nearly 10 years but not worn too much lately. Abused and is due for a service.

    Garmin Fenix 3 been great but about to sell.

    Bell and Ross GMT123 lovely posh watch for meetings/ nights out. New face and glass.

    Seiko Five 7S36-03J0 black face-daily beater. Excellent watch.

    Garmin Instinct. Getting 100% of wrist time lately….

    Think I need to quit! 😂

    Edit: jeffc’s post has given me hope!! 😎

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