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Postby Flashman » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:33 am

....and have pre-ordered one of these

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Postby Blackal » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:50 pm

Most of my "non-Rolex" collection:

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I guess I like chunky watches, predominately..............

The Seiko Bullhead - I bought in Japan, tax-free in 1977 - for the grand sum of £40. I though I was "Archie" with it............

The Boschett (an American boutique make - weighs a ton)

Casio G-Shock bought S/H on a whim

The Breitling Chrono-Avenger bought off eBay from a fella who wore it once, but couldn't get to grips with the weight/bulk (he wouldn't have liked the Boschett)

The Aerospace - my favourite for trips abroad, where the dual time-zone feature is second to none.

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Black Shadow

Postby Blackal » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:49 am

Recently bought a Precista "Black Shadow", which drew its inspiration from the iconic motorcycle's instruments. It has a black casing (not too obvious from the pics), and fitted with a good Swiss ETA movement.

http://www.timefactors.com/smiths.htm

I changed the strap to one with red stitching, and have to say - that I am well-chuffed with the thing!

I even cobbled together a triple photo of good prints off the interweb - and hung it in my cloakroom (downstairs lavvy) at home. :D

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(too far?)

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Postby nab 301 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:04 pm

Love the triple photo ...
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Postby Boxered » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:15 am

Al, whatever you do DO NOT read the Daily Mash today

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/soci ... 1024115895

I've read it so that you don't have to :wink:

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Postby Blackal » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:08 pm

Boxered wrote:Al, whatever you do DO NOT read the Daily Mash today

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/soci ... 1024115895

I've read it so that you don't have to :wink:

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Postby Boxered » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:06 am

Blackal wrote:
Caller No1 - what's your point? :?

Al :D


Not trying to make a point, just sharing the humour?

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Postby slparry » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:18 am

I like that Smiths replica one a lot, simple and classy
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Postby Dog Tyred » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:23 pm

Wanted one of these for a few years and finally got my hands on one for a 25th wedding anniversary pressie :)


http://www.elementintime.com/images/gal ... 9_81_1.jpg

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Postby Blackal » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:27 pm

Nice !

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Not paid much attention to Chopard over the years, or realised their provenance.

A quality timepiece - with sentimental value to you.

Al :D
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Postby Blackal » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:22 pm

Too much time on my hands..............

(or wrist) :oops:

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I wore all three in my Delorean. :wink:

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Re: Anyone here into watches

Postby ianbcr » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:52 pm

Just seen this for you watch lovers, Cheaper than second hand.
http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Omega-Speed ... 815683536b
it may be a flat twin,but flat it aint


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Re: Anyone here into watches

Postby popsky » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:08 pm

ianbcr wrote:Just seen this for you watch lovers, Cheaper than second hand.
http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Omega-Speed ... 815683536b


Bugger just put my order in and then noticed its unavailable :evil:
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Re: Anyone here into watches

Postby Herb » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:18 am

What would you need to pay to buy a 'quality' watch?

I am not into watches, my most expensive watch was a Seiko kinetic gifted for graduation 25 years ago which I still wear most weeks.

I was considering buying my son a watch for his 21st, but I am genuinely shocked by the price of any brand I might have actually heard of!

Any up and coming brands? Would it be possible to buy a watch for say £500 that would be considered desirable and will still have some cachet 30 years from now, or am I just way off budget?
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Re: Anyone here into watches

Postby David_S_Walker » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:57 am

Hello,

In response to brands... I afraid I am a watch junkie

Try and have a look at Omologato watches which are limited edition motorsport related - Their James Hunt watch is very nice. Sometimes you can snap one up as an Ex-Display if you are lucky. Follow on Twitter for their offers. I have 6 of their offerings... Japanese movements assembled in GB I think.

Avi-8 also do a number of aero related watches and frequently have special offers - Again I have 6 of these! Japanese movements until you go to the high end offerings when some Swiss movements creep in

Also take a look at Christopher Ward who make slightly more expensive watches again motorsport related and also aero related pieces. I own just 3 of these. Swiss movements and assembled in GB.

Given time a lot of the above manufacturers may become classics. Omologato did make a Hesketh James Hunt watch a while ago which are rarely seen for sale now and if one crops up you could expect to pay around £500 - Twice what it sold for originally.

Hope that is of interest?

Best regards,

David.
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