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  • Premier Icon tthew
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    Thanks plyphon.
    I got the Cape Cod polishing cloths that neilnevill suggested, and they made a big difference. You can still see the scratch if you know where to look, but there’s no sharp edge on it now, so nothing to catch the light and make it noticeable.

    Should probably have popped back to update before, but there you go, and thanks for the suggestions.

    I heartily agree with you about wearing them daily, but I’m probably going to be a little more thoughtful about where in future. I bashed it on pipe coupling when undoing a nut on one of the Gas Turbines at work.

    plyphon
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    That’s a good result then – there are some truly shocking photos on the watch forums from people who have got a bit ‘buff happy’ with the cap cods…

    I proper dinged the lug on my Speedy on a table at the Soho Brewdog the other day. Left a fairly visible chunk on the polished side of the lug. Was pissed off, but now it reminds me of the tasting rack I got and how I discovered the milk stout tastes amazing and the american red ale is surprisingly nice also. Swings & roundabouts eh.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I kind of know about the “expensive swatch” reputation of Rado considering thier use of generic movements, but I spotted a Ladies Centrics Diamond which I think would make a classy dress watch for Mrs K for her 40th.  It’s the style more than anything else and of course Rado is Swiss…

    Any reason to avoid like the plague…?  And if so, can anyone recommend anything similar which has a bit of meaning and longevity to it?

    neilnevill
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    this sort of thing?
    https://www.bradleysthejewellers.com/rado-ladies-centrix-s-watch-3652
    i know nothing about rado so can’t comment.

    does it have to be new? ladies watches crash in value so you can pick up vintage omega and such at basically the scrap gold value. the price of the above is over twice what i paid for a 1960 omega geneve in a 9ct gold denison case for my mum.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Actually this one: https://www.bradleysthejewellers.com/view-all-rado/rado-ladies-centrix-watch-3556

    She’s not into watches in an appreciative manner, she would appreciate an “old fashioned” watch.

    neilnevill
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    reminds me of a constellation…its the bracelet mainly

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ladies-18ct-Gold-Stainless-Omega-Constellation-Watch-Boxed/333159980843?hash=item4d91e1df2b:g:hJ0AAOSwAvFctiZM

    24 minutes to go..get in there!

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Nice watches thanks.  She already has a 2006 Tag Aquaracer though which is a very similar look. I’m not sure I’m getting away with the fact she see it as a second hand watch for her 40th…

    neilnevill
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    hmm, fair point

    sajama55
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    Bust my junghans mega solar, 22 years old cracked the solar panel dial . No damage to glass or body. Want another watch with the radio control and solar charging, must have a proper sapphire glass as i have scratched a few watches. Whats available?

    mikertroid
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    I’d guess a citizen would fit the bill…

    Premier Icon igm
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    Kryton57 – my wife got a very similar, though automatic, Rado for her 40th. She likes it. Relatively robust (worn daily except when wearing the Garmin).
    Started keeping time poorly after 3 years but a service sorted it.

    PS – the different colours, silver, black grey etc, for the strap and case give it a very different look. Choose wisely.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Thanks IGM, good to know. I’ve seen the one I linked to in the flesh, as well as the version with the black bracelet and case, and agree it gives a very different look.

    neilnevill
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    Anybody thinking of a Harrods special edition tudor black bay, I got one today. I went on the list 3 months ago. I’ve done the deal to move it on already, I did that while on the bus to work today, before I collected the watch at lunchtime.

    Premier Icon Wally
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    picks required.

    plyphon
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    Ha nice, thats the one with the Harrods-green dial right?

    neilnevill
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    Pics? I had it less than 21 hours! Yes, the standard Tudor Black Bay but with Harrods swamp Green bezel, Harrods ‘H’ on the case back and the number in the run, mine was #2346. Bought and flipped for a 10% profit to Daryll….likely on his wrist now in place of the PAM he had on when i delivered it to him this morning. He may or may not keep it. I know he likes it but being a dealer he’ll take an offer and I’ve left him plenty of room for a quick profit. Its a nice piece, I prefer it to the blue bezel version which I’ve handled, but my favorite is the original claret bezel version

    neilnevill
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    Oh and Daryll showed me a scarily good fake batman! very scary for £200. One of his dealer mates was bringing over the real thinking to compare later. Winding it wasn’t rolex smooth and was a give away but case, bezel, bracelet all good, decent ETA 2893-2 in it though apparently. Oh it lacked a glide lock, but it had me fooled.

    aphex_2k
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    Pics? I had it less than 21 hours!

    If only your phone had a camera…. ;o)

    Nothing really floating my boat ATM. Was tempted with a mecha-quartz but held off. The green Hulk-esque BLWRX off of Amazon tempts me, as do some of the new Phoibos “Great Wall” also looks nice but it’s priced too high IMHO.

    Stevet1
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    Did anyone back the Hamtun H2 on kickstarter? The more I look at it the more I like it, looks just about the right size and shape.
    How do automatic movements stand up to sports such as mtb’ing?

    Premier Icon igm
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    I have that too Bullet. It’s a nice watch.

    Premier Icon Bullet
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    Yes, I agree – shame my link didn’t work but not too worry.

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    Bought new a long long time ago with first “own” money.

    aphex_2k
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    Stevet1

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    Did anyone back the Hamtun H2 on kickstarter

    Yes and no. I backed it. Then when I realised it wasn’t going to be sent until late August I cancelled.

    I nearly hit a Helm Khuruburi or Komodo but missed them, they sold out fast. The just released 100 of their Vanuatu’s which also are stunning watches for the price, but they sold out of those too. Next batch in August so perhaps I should have just stuck to my guns with the Ti H2!

    I’m also considering an Orange Seiko Samurai and upgrading the sapphire to double domed with AR coating and a bezel insert upgrade. But I’m so indecisive I’ll probably never do it.

    Spinnaker have just announced a new Bronze watch which looks nice.

    Oh and Neymar / BLWRX perhaps for a Hulk-esque
    http://www.blwrx.com/prod_view.aspx?TypeId=95&Id=265&FId=t3:95:3

    grimep
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    basically jewellery for guys

    Premier Icon Wally
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    My guy has just got in an old Explorer 1. Hope to see it next week. Do I need two Kidneys?

    Premier Icon tonyg2003
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    Yep backed the Humtun – looking forward to seeing what its like

    aphex_2k
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    grimep

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    basically jewellery for guys

    And?

    Your necklace tell the time does it?

    Premier Icon tthew
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    I decided it was better to ignore that troll-y comment, but yes, you are quite right.

    Kept looking at the Hamtun, but as I’d just bought a nice one, (Tag) decided against it. I’ll keep an eye on eBay after they have been delivered, or maybe here if one of the flippers bought in.

    lapdog
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    lapdog
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    I give up. Can’t work out how to post a picture. I am too stupid!

    neilnevill
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    explorer 1, one of the less popular rolex SS sports models, they are less scarce/sought after and a little more affordable…a little!

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    basically jewellery for guys

    Your point, caller?

    Bagstard
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    I wish I had backed the Hamtun, it looks great!

    Premier Icon tthew
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    @Bagstard and anyone else who was considering the Hamtun H2, looks like they’ve got some left, Indigogo orders are back open for a limited time/number. Ooh, nice watch Mr.

    boblo
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    Those new Seiko Prospex LX’s look the dogs danglies. Bit pricey mind, nearly as much as the ones they’re emulating…

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I was thinking earlier we need a few more pics so to add to boblo:

    Image result for seiko prospex lx

    Yes very nice, about £4500 but hand polished with the Zaratsu method, to give it a talking point.

    I bought a watch box to keep and display my collection.

    I want a new Omega or Rolex.

    Skint at the moment from buying bike bits.

    boblo
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    That’s the on Kryton. Thanks for posting the pic. I’ll wait and see if Creation In Singapore start knocking them out a bit cheaper then must really resist. I think the Roly Subs are only about £1k more than that?

    Yeah a watch box was my downfall. It had 5 slots and I only had 3 ‘nice’ watches so beware…

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