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Anyone here into watches

Postby bikesnbones » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:46 am

I love my Omega Speedmaster Professional.
I love the history behind it, and the NASA connection.
It's an old fashioned mechanical manual wind chronograph.
I decided early on that if I was going to spend serious money on a watch, I wanted cogs, springs and wheels, not a battery and circuit board.
It was an awful ot of money, but the way I see it, it's something I can treasure and hand down when I'm gone.
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Postby leasky » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:07 am

Are you selling the watch shown?
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Postby Twinspark » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:56 am

You still wear a watch?

How quaint.
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Postby leasky » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:39 pm

Twinspark wrote:You still wear a watch?

How quaint.


Is that question directed at me?
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Postby eyore » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:58 pm

I love watches too, must have picked it up from my Dad who was that was inclined.
I inherited some jewelery from a granny of mine in 1990 which I sold and bought this instead. Absolutely love it.

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Postby Twinspark » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:34 pm

leasky wrote:
Twinspark wrote:You still wear a watch?

How quaint.


Is that question directed at me?


Not in particular. It's just that fewer and fewer people seem to be wearing watches, as we now carry a multitude of devices which tell the time.
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Postby bikesnbones » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:45 pm

leasky wrote:Are you selling the watch shown?


No and my apologies.
I posted in the sales section.
Should've been geeks corner.
Sorry.
Eyore's De Ville is lovely.
I just love the fact that in this disposable digital age, such an old craft is still thriving.
I mean battery watches should have phased out mechanical one's by the end of 70's, but yet the watchmakers art beats on.
In fact, at the higher end of the market, their popularity has never been greater.
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Postby slparry » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:52 pm

Everyday one is a Citizen Eco Drive

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Diving one is an Aqualung Pro 500 meter

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Reserved for "best" is a Rolex Submariner

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Postby McBoxer » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:03 pm

slparry wrote:Reserved for "best" is a Rolex Submariner
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Nice watch - but how did you manage to put it on a gorilla for the photograph? :D :D :D
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Postby Herb » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:21 pm

ahhh would you look at him there with his hairy hands.....

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Postby eyore » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:31 pm

Hairy arms................mmmmm :oops: Nice Rolex , hope you are not trying to palm us off with a Hong Kong special :lol: :lol:
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Postby slparry » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:43 pm

It's not my arm just a pic i got off t'interweb :)
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Postby nab 301 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:19 pm

I love my Timex expedition, it hasn't let me down yet.. :lol:
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Postby bikesnbones » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:36 am

eyore wrote:Hairy arms................mmmmm :oops: Nice Rolex , hope you are not trying to palm us off with a Hong Kong special :lol: :lol:


Watches are like underpants.
Yes when you're buying them you want to see what they look like on the packaging, but not up the crack of some blokes hairy arse.
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Postby Boxermed69 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:46 pm

eyore wrote:Hairy arms................mmmmm :oops: Nice Rolex , hope you are not trying to palm us off with a Hong Kong special :lol: :lol:


Nah. King Kong special.

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