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  • pk13
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    Ta will have a poke around the internet later. 👍

    Futureboy77
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    Mad to think I’m 46 this year and I’ve had this watch for half of that. It can tell a few stories.
    Erika’s Original straps are a bit spendy but much better than any generic NATO or similar.

    derek_starship
    Free Member

    Omegas are just ace aren’t they.

    I bought this lovely thing on August 8th 1992 from WoS in Manchester. And it’s still going strong.

    Futureboy77
    Free Member

    @derek@derek_starship sure are. Mine is heading in for a service in the next week or so. I’ll miss it!

    Kato
    Full Member

    Wanted a Moonswatch but this was better value for money hahaha

    tthew
    Full Member

    Nice Kato, proper iconic.

    I’ve got something new too, will pop some photo’s up later.

    neilnevill
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    as someone that doesnt know a fois from a moonwatch from a speedy pro from a reduced from a…..
    what is it kato?

    Kato
    Full Member

    That’s your classic Professional Moonwatch.  Sapphire sandwich with the 1863 movement.

    Kryton57
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    Lovely Nato I’m very envious. And poor, nothing coming from me soon I don’t think, although I’m swooning over this:

    Kato
    Full Member

    Love a Casioak.  Sold mine but keep looking at them so I imagine one will come back at some point

    derek_starship
    Free Member

    Ordered this tonight. I think it’s stunning yet simple and I love the contrasting polished / brushed facets.

    Kato
    Full Member

    That’s handsome

    CountZero
    Full Member

    Unless one has genuine military provenance oneself I find this desire to wear regimental/ French navy unit colours a bit weird tbh.

    Military spec generally means the cheapest option which hit the minimum requirements, it probably shouldn’t be used as any sort of guide to quality.

    If you’d read the article, you’d know that the straps only come in that colour, because the material is sourced from parachute packs, and is a heavy-duty elastic, which is why the French navy divers adopted it – the watches were issued without a strap or bracelet. Do you actually believe that cheap, barely adequate materials would be used in manufacturing parachutes? Really? 🙄

    Also, if you’d read further, then you’d have seen that the straps are available in black. As the NavyGraf was issued to the French Navy divers, and Yema actually sell the watch with an original spec strap made from original stock materials, then it’s an entirely appropriate combination.
    If I was fitting one to another watch, then I’d choose plain black.

    CountZero
    Full Member

    @Futureboy77 – I’m 69 this year, I’ve had my Rallygraf for around 51 of those years! It’s still keeping good time, but it has had a new mainspring and a service.

    boblo
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    Well my Sub has just gone off to the nice man at Calibre for its regular 15 year service… The last one was at the official service centre in Mayfair. £600 of your British poonds but it needed a couple of minor bits. This one, Roly wanted £900, Calibre £450 so we’ll see in a couple of weeks…

    sanchez89
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    derek_starship
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    Ordered this tonight. I think it’s stunning yet simple and I love the contrasting polished / brushed facets.

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    I had the release email for this, must say im tempted, but i also fancy a Casioak for some reason…

    Futureboy77
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    @Futureboy77 – I’m 69 this year, I’ve had my Rallygraf for around 51 of those years! It’s still keeping good time, but it has had a new mainspring and a service.

    That’s a good effort from your Rallygraf, but it (and it’s movement) entirely predates the period when Yema was owned by Seiko and it’s current ownership.

    The article below, and the amount of stories reqarding poor quality and customer service was enough to make me walk away. Shame, as they are nice looking watches.

    Yema Navygraf Heritage (Review) – In-house caliber or bunch of c**p?

    Futureboy77
    Free Member

    Well my Sub has just gone off to the nice man at Calibre for its regular 15 year service… The last one was at the official service centre in Mayfair. £600 of your British poonds but it needed a couple of minor bits. This one, Roly wanted £900, Calibre £450 so we’ll see in a couple of weeks…

    I don’t foresee any problems. I’ve used Calibre a few times and they are good with communication, so no nasty surprises.

    SSS
    Free Member

    Another one for Calibre. My SMP300 is there just now…..

    kilo
    Full Member

    As the NavyGraf was issued to the French Navy divers, and Yema actually sell the watch with an original spec strap made from original stock materials, then it’s an entirely appropriate combination if you’re a French navy diver, otherwise you’re just dressing up as a matelot (with a crappy movement in your watch apparently)FTFY

    IvanDobski
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    Do you actually believe that cheap, barely adequate materials would be used in manufacturing parachutes? Really?

    Yes, that’s exactly why minimum specs exist.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Balls balls balls. I’ve been ghosted again by the (not really a) seller of the zenith I thought (wrongly) I was going to buy. Why would someone do that really? It’s not my watch it’s theirs and if they change their mind that’s fine. No, instead I’ve spent the last 2 months sending occasional messages asking for an update and a convenient time for me to drive 100 miles to them to view and buy the watch. Balls. There is another chronomaster sport on tz for sale now…. But it’s the black dial and I want the white. I’ll have to wait.

    Grrrrr.

    Anybody going to Japan any time soon?

    Kryton57
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    Anybody going to Japan any time soon?

    A white chronomaster is pretty much my grail GADA watch. Jnr was on a school trip to Japan recently, but Mrs K put the slammers on me sending a parcel to his hotel. You can buy them at a decent price on Chrono24.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    Indeed you can. Not that I’d be so naughty of course.

    richpips
    Free Member

    Next up my Orient Star Outdoor.

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    I’d be up for the recycled Promaster.

    Harry_the_Spider
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    Damn this thread and Derek_Starfish!!!

    Just got this for £90

    https://www.watches2u.com/watches/timex/tw2v45300-mens-navi-watch.html

    They have a nice looking automatic too, but I wasn’t going to burden myself with the maintenance costs as a service on my Sea Master cleaned me out a couple of years ago.

    IvanDobski
    Free Member

    richpips
    Free Member
    Next up my Orient Star Outdoor

    I look at those a lot, mainly because I can’t decide between the black dial and the textured grey dial but I’d never realised the blue was that shiny so now I’m wondering if the black is the same.

    What do you think of the watch?

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    Thouroughly recommended, integrated FKM Seiko straps from Clockwork Republic. Have a look at the vids on the site, but integration, very soft rubber indeed and high quality with metal sleeves inside the straps for the spring bars to slot through. I bought one for my Samurai:

    Before on a Zulu waffle:

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2onu3H1]IMG_3734[/url]

    And after on the CR integrated strap:

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2onrwV2]IMG_3735[/url]

    I couldn’t work out how to embed a wrist roll vid, but its really taken the watch ups notch IMO.

    pk13
    Full Member

    Well I’ve gone for a Garmin in blue to replace my aging Samsung frontier.
    https://www.garmin.com/en-GB/p/775697

    ElShalimo
    Full Member

    Has anyone got one of those Baltany field style watches that Jody JOMW guy raves about?

    drnosh
    Free Member

    I’m debating this for my upcoming 66th pension / bus pass year birthday.

    Always wanted an Omega, but could never justify the spend. One day I always said.

    If I don’t do it now, I will never buy one.

    (Used the same excuse on the 60th birthday to buy a BMW1200RT)

    Kato
    Full Member

    AT’s are lovely.  There is no debate to be had, get it bought!

    tthew
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    I very nearly bought one of those a few years ago, lovely.  I think the size is a bit big for my wrist though,  so would probably go for the 38mm version now.  Unfortunately the white 38 doesn’t get the contrasting orange hand.

    Kryton57
    Full Member

    Very close homage for less than a 3rd of the price from Chris Ward.

    It’s not an Omega though, if it’s special – buy the Omega.

    derek_starship
    Free Member

    @ElShalimo

    I have the 42mm manual-wind. I’ve put it on a Hirsch strap.

    It’s been really reliable and I love the look of it.

    ElShalimo
    Full Member

    @derek_starship – thanks
    I really like the designs but weirdly the ones I prefer are self-wind or auto. I prefer quartz as I’m lazy

    nicko74
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    drnosh
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    I’m debating this for my upcoming 66th pension / bus pass year birthday.

    Always wanted an Omega, but could never justify the spend. One day I always said.

    I’d say do it – an Aqua Terra is all the watch you’ll ever need, in that it’s dressy, WR 150m, very accurate with the newer METAS movements, has a decent power reserve etc. And ultimately, if you *want* it (ie leaving aside the rational side of it), there’s very little reason not to!

    voodoo-rich
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    If i can ask a little advice… Where in London can i get a new battery and service for a Seiko perpetual calendar with 100m water resist? Most jewellers tell me they can replace the battery but not guarantee it’s re-sealed/ tested. I can post it to Seiko Maidenhead but £££… I’d rather drop it off somewhere myself.

    neilnevill
    Free Member

    I thought even timpsons can do a pressure check these days

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