Watches N+1…

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  • Premier Icon crimsondynamo
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    👎 for the fake/homage rolexes.

    Infinitely more respect for an honest Seiko 007 if that’s the desired look.

    Premier Icon tthew
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    I’ve got a hankering for a decent watch. Really fancy a Seamaster, maybe a Rolex Miligauss but the though of dropping that kind of money on a watch, I got cold feet. So I nearly plumped for one of those Grey Dawn Seikio’s, but again couldn’t quite splash the cash, (thought my missus wears about 3x the value in rings so that shouldn’t really be a problem)

    I’ve satisfied myself with buying a 1980’s Russian military watch off eBay for about £30, which is the same as one I bought on an inter-railing trip about 25 years ago and broke a few years later. A bit like this.

    That Hamilton is really nice.

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

    Not a troll comment but even an expensive automatic will end up out of cock after a few months. They’re not things for accuracy 🙂

    jerrys
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    bearnecessities – but an expensive automatic such as a Rolex should be within about 2s per day? I recently sold a Seiko SARB033 which was running 10s per day slow – well within the spec apparently. If it had been running fast, I probably wouldn’t have minded as much.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    And those 2s a day eventually get a cumulative effect where your lovely expensive watch is waaaay out of touch with the actual time!

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    ^^ which is why i like my radio eco drive, its always on time.

    Merak
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    @rene59

    🙂

    I’m wearing on of these;

    neilnevill
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    Lots of ecodrives here.  Mine was good for 10+ years but then started showing 31st for last day of Feb, April, June and September.  Gave it to my fiancee to replace a baby g shock that fell apart/looked too tattered. though no idea where it is now…. As she’s stolen my 1961 manual seamster that she bought for my 40th!  Still…I where the present a got myself, a planet Ocean, for everything except DIY, then it’s the steinhart Ocean 1.

    I see there is a waiting list on submariners again, need to pop in to watches of Switzerland and get my name down.  I like them but likely would flog it on and hope to make enough for a Stone’s Fleiger maybe.  Or if not then a Tissot visodate looks lovely.  If they take my name for a Hulk then…hmmm….an iwc maybe. (think the list is closed on the Hulk though)

    rmacattack
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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

    wow, thats off the scale.

    Currently at 7, won’t rise any higher, it will go down to two/three higher grade watches. Have give two away to family, an eco-drive and a vostok. I find it hard to bring myself to spend for a rolex explorer or omega speedmaster, when I can have three others for less.

    Auto:

    Seiko sarb033 / Seiko srp775 / Christopher ward c60 trident pro vintage / Zelos swordfish / Certina ds podium / Yema 011-ba

    Quartz:

    Luminox sea turtle 0301

    Premier Icon neila
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    Not much of a comparison to some but…

    G-Shock for work

    Forerunner 35 for, erm running

    Oris BC3 for everyday

    Tag Monaco best

    Big of a hijack but any recommendations for a Tag Monaco service provider, the stopwatch has stopped working so full service required, quote from Tag was £525. GULP.

    Premier Icon burko73
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    That Hamilton is lovely.

    Premier Icon peajay
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    Got a seamaster, lost the love for it and it needs an expensive service so it lives in the sock drawer. Can recommend a Marathon TSAR quartz and always spot on for accuracy and bullet proof, taken quite a hike in price over the last 2 years though.

    IvanDobski
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    Orient Ray

    Orient Bambino Mk1

    Yobokies Orient Flight 656

    Elliot Brown Canford

    G-Shock

    Timex Mk1 Alloy

    Garmin Vivoactive HR

    When I see them listed like that it does seem a bit excessive…

    That Hamilton is lovely

    Agreed.   It reminds me of a 60s/70s watch my father gave me,  his orange-faced Timex with luminous markers and a striped fabric strap.  As a kid I thought it was cool af even if too big to wear  As I got older it disappeared somewhere along the way, and I wish I could find a replacement but I don’t even know the model.  After a fruitless image search nearest it looked was somewhat like a Doxa sub face

    Merak
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    It was issued to the RAF in 1967, it’s had a life. I wanted to get a new glass but reckon the original patina makes it a little bit special.

    I love it.

    ElShalimo
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    @Merak – nice retro but it’s not ME Ultrafleece

    Premier Icon AlasdairMc
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    Another fan of the Hamilton. I have a Tudor Heritage Ranger which looks broadly similar, albeit a modern interpretation of that type of watch.

    Also: Seamaster Bond chronograph

    Tudor North Flag

    Steinhart Ocean 500 Titanium

    Seiko diver that refuses to die.

    I really ought to downsize or at least stop increasing the collection…

    aphex_2k
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    👎 for the fake/homage rolexes.

    Infinitely more respect for an honest Seiko 007 if that’s the desired look.

    With their hardlex crystal….

    I’d like a rolex but I don’t have ten grand for a watch. I can spare 150 for so thing that looks similar and that makes me happy. Miyota movement, ceramic bezel  better lume, domed crystal with ar coating. I’m fine with homages.

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    I’m not so bad with watches.

    Nice Seiko, gift from the wife on our first Christmas as a married couple.

    A Skagen a smart everyday watch.

    Limited edition Orient from work.

    Casio F91 as a beater watch.

    Santa is bringing me a Garmin Instinct, looking forward to it.

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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

    That, that is just phenomenal, a serious collection.

    rmacattack
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    👎 for the fake/homage rolexes.

    Infinitely more respect for an honest Seiko 007 if that’s the desired look.

    With their hardlex crystal….

    I’d like a rolex but I don’t have ten grand for a watch. I can spare 150 for so thing that looks similar and that makes me happy. Miyota movement, ceramic bezel  better lume, domed crystal with ar coating. I’m fine with homages.

    I totally agree, seiko needs to wake up to the amount of micro’s pumping out stuff with their movements inside. Offering far more bang for the buck. Chapter ring misalignment, hardlex and the supplied bracelets. If they improved all these and kept the price point there would be less need to buy from a micro.

    Premier Icon kilo
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    Watches are one of the few things I’m happy to buy currently have

    Rolex thunderbird

    30 year old lad TAG 1000

    brietling Automatic

    Magrette mona Pacific

    some g shock and a Casio dw290.

    i use the Rolex most of the time, on the road bike, at work just not mountain biking, stw heresy but not a fan of the g shock the dw290 is a much better bit of kit

    twohats
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    I’ve been obsessed with watches from a very young age.

    Currently have,

    Seiko SKX007 slightly modified

    Seiko SNK809

    Orient Defender

    Vostok Amphibia

    Tissot Quadrato chronograph

    Tissot T-Touch, 1st generation.

    Wouldn’t buy another Tissot after experiencing very bad customer service from them.

    I also have about 30 Swatches as I used to collect them! Most of them are limited editions, boxed and a few of them are going up in value.

    rmacattack
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    LETITSALE for 50% off all wolf products. picked myself up a 10 piece box. was nearly swayed for a winder. free p+p

    https://www.wolf1834.co.uk/

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    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!

    So back to materialism then?

    CountZero
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    Finally got around to taking a photo of my little collection, from left, a G-Shock WR200M, with adaptors to take a ZULU strap, 1985 TAG Heuer Series 1000 ‘Night diver’, with Watchgecko ‘Real 007’ NATO strap, Timothy Dalton wore one in ‘The Living Daylights’, next top Yokobies mod Seiko Series 5, below Seiko SPORK, next 1970 Yema Rallygraf, next MWC Tritium military-style and last cheap Casio modded to take a ZULU strap, involved drilling through the pillars and pushing stainless wires through and cutting the strap to make the outside edges flush with the outside edge of the pillars.

    CountZero
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    Big of a hijack but any recommendations for a Tag Monaco service provider, the stopwatch has stopped working so full service required, quote from Tag was £525. GULP.

    My Yema above was serviced and repaired by Deacons in Marlborough, it needed a new mainspring. It cost me £50 when I bought it in 1970, the repair and service cost £450. I considered it worthwhile because it was the first watch I bought with my own money. One sold at auction in London last March for £3800, so it was worth it.

    https://www.deacons-jewellers.com

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

    See that Casio above? Bloody thing gains a couple of minutes a month, and you can’t wind the hands back, only forward, and you have to hold a stupid little button in while the hands wind forwards v e r y  v e r y  s  l  o  w  l  y.

    Quartz is not the wonder mechanism you might like to think it is.

    toby1
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    Might be a good thread to ask, I have a Sunnto Core onto it’s second strap and that’s just about to give out, what straps for a Suunto core?

    I also have an Elliot Brown, I’ve done 2 leather and now 2 rubber straps in the last few years, so punt for the metal strap, or just deal with a nato getting stinky? I am not delicate with watches so need to be reasonably resilient!

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    For all those who like the Hamilton you might want to check out Newmark. Their Kickstarter campaign just finished so it will be a while before they start selling the watch on general release but they have made a re-issue of the RAF chronograph issued in the 1980s…

    https://www.newmarkwatchcompany.com/

    MTT
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    Jeffc – Pictures of the 6610 or it did not happen..!

    I have;

    – Rolex 1016

    – Rolex 5513

    – Rolex Precision

    – JLC Master Geographic

    – Omega Speedmaster

    – IWC Mark XVI

    I got into the vintage Rolex world just as the prices were on the rise, I’m effectively priced out of it now.

    nicko74
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    FWIW, my collection:

    – Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra (mk 1), with blue hands/ markers

    – Tudor Heritage Chrono (blue) on a blue quasi-NATO strap

    – Casio ProTrek PRW3100 on a green fabric strap

    – G-Shock GW5600 on a bracelet.

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    What I really want is something that looks like this

    but I can’t bring myself to spend nearly 4 grand on it. Any of you watchists got a suggestion?

    rmacattack
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    Lots of fliegers cheaper than the IWC. Laco, stowa , archimede, geckota,  all spring to mind

    Saccades
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    Mine are a bit cheap compared…

    Caterpillar chronograph wedding present that I love (n1123)

    Storm camera lens

    Birth month Seiko Bellmatic

    Seiko Stargate (white)

    Seiko Stargate based PMMM (poor man’s marine master)

    Seiko/Yobokies fifty five fathoms (blancpain homage)

    Seiko Skx009 about to be upgraded to prospex level

    My dad’s SKX031 (Seikos homage to the Rolex)

    Seiko/Dagaz white enamel dial/red bezel

    Seiko Tuna

    wrecker
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    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.

    Ooh nice. I love an El-P. I think we need pics. Please?

    I’d very much like a EP chrono for smarter occasions when the pelagos LHD is a little too much.

    I do have a rather special Pelagos on the way which should be arriving in a few months.

    Any of you watchists got a suggestion?

    I had one, and they are jolly nice.

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    @onewheelgood

    Some of the older Christopher Ward C8 Pilots are dead ringers for the IWC.  Might find some on eBay…

    My daily wearer is like this one:

    Have a Seiko Auto Relay which has been my good watch for about 10 years now. Even bought a second one on eBay as a work watch.

    Finally succumbed to the Smart Watch thing and bought a Samsung Gear S3 Classic a few months ago. Use it for all purposes now. Have a basic cloth strap and a silicon protector for the case for work. For every day have a choice of a the original leather strap or a stainless steel one for a posher look. Mix up the watch faces depending on what I fancy, either

    Military type analogue which automatically switches to luminous in the dark

    Tag Aquaracer

    Tag F1

    Omega Seamaster Blue

    Hamilton type one

    Rolex Submariner

    Gshock Mudman

    Tag Monaco Gulf

    Loads of other faces so endless choice.

    Smart bits a good too, email, text, navigation, to do lists, Uber, Music, step counter, sleep tracker etc. Been surprised how much I use it as I kind of thought they were a bit gimmicky. Has sporty stuff on it too but don’t really use that since I have Garmin for the bike.

    Could never really justify a really expensive watch but if I had the free cash would probably have collection.

    Regards

    MrSmith
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    IWC utc spitfire Pilots on a Eulit perlon/Santoi /Hirsch strap depending on what I fancy

    a 4205 Seiko midsize diver from the 80’s on JPW leatherworks strap for riding or going to warzones (hackney)

    a tissot seastar dress watch from the 70’s

    and Seiko yobokies ‘sinn’ that I hardly wore which I keep forgetting to put in the classifieds.

    i often shoot wristwatches for a living and have been out to Patek, Audemars, Jaeger etc to shoot stuff that is too expensive to get security to transit or it’s under embargo about to be released at baselword or SIHH so I have handled a lot of bling (literally millions of pounds worth) a lot of it leaves me cold aesthetically but I do appreciate the art of horology having seen what goes into their manufacture.

    a lot of the iced up bling does nothing for me, big fan of unique independents like Habring and Czapek. I guess my grail watch would have to be a Langhe & Söhne chronograph.

    that needs a lottery win though.

    Bagstard
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    G shock

    Citizen Promaster OYE 004 1995 issue

    Solar Promaster Aqualand

    Seiko prospex solar chrono Diver

    Gruppo Gamma Divemaster

    Dan Henry 1970

    Borealis Sea Dragon

    One battery, two solar and four auto’s, the Dan Henry is on a sailcloth strap and is also my dress watch. As you see from the theme I like Dive watches!

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