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Watches...

Postby milleplod » Wed May 02, 2018 10:36 pm

A nice change form bikey stuff! :smile:

Anyone else here into watches at all? I do like a decent mechanical watch, although my daily is a Seiko Kinetic I've had for years.

I bought this Omega when I retired, pre-co-axial movement -
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Not had this Oris long, I think Oris are a very underrated brand, they make some lovely watches -
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This is a Gerlach, a Polish company, very retro! It uses a Chinese Sea Gull movement turned through 90 deg, hence the position of the crown -
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Postby BoxerCup » Thu May 03, 2018 6:41 am

Now then Pete

Yes, I am :bounce:

Got 12, most are personal to me from over the years, nothing special on the open market but I like them. Got a Gucci gold watch with gold bracelet strap from Florida duty free a few years ago, bought a Porsche ladies watch 3 years ago cause I'm not into the BIG mens watches and all the Porsche watches were branded with 911 or similar but I've got a Boxster so didn't bother. I prefer a slim watch but I did treat myself last year to a TAG Formula 1 Calibre 16 with a two tone bracelet strap which is about the only TAG I liked when I was looking. Had a good look at Rolex but nothing caught my eye and I'm not gonna buy a watch unless I am gonna wear it :wink:

I like your Omega and looked at them too but plumbed for the TAG in the end.

Always looking for the next one O:)
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Postby milleplod » Thu May 03, 2018 7:23 am

Morning John.

Yep, you can never have enough watches! :grin: I have to put the brakes on sometimes, and I've cleared out a few over the last few years. The Omega was a good buy in a Goldsmiths sale in York, they fetch twice what I paid for it now, the first time anything I've kept has gone up in value! I'm not a fan of huge watches either (my son wears a 48mm which looks ridiculous on my skinny wrist), so 42mm is about as big as I go. Your TAG's a beauty, reminds me of the Speedmaster Moonwatch I had and sold about 15 years ago -I really, really should have kept that one! :sad:

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Postby DEEP DIVER » Thu May 03, 2018 10:47 am

Here are 2 of mine, the one on the left I picked up years ago when I started diving from a pawn brokers. Paid a whole £24. Its a Jean Bogard automatic and when I had the back off found it's got a Breitling movement inside. I used this for diving and it keeps good time.
The other is a Rotary classic tank dress watch. Plus there are 2 pocket watches 1 a Rotary full hunter and my fathers a Waltham.
My wife also has her fathers Gerrard watch for long service which she keeps for our son.
When ever I can get to a car boot sale I always look out for watches as you can find some good ones out there.


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I missed out years ago on a used Royal Navy Rolex with no strap. There were in a army surplus in Weymouth. They had the govt arrow mark on the rear of the case and were £200 each. I could not afford that sort of money at the time. #-o
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Postby BoxerCup » Thu May 03, 2018 1:37 pm

My watch today, a Certina Attack bought when Certina sponsored the motorbike Grands Prix

ImageCertina Attack by John Taylor, on Flickr




My Tag

ImageTag Formula 1 Calibre by John Taylor, on Flickr





Sorry about the size and closeness, they don't look like that on my 'puter' :blackeye:
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Postby BoxerCup » Thu May 03, 2018 1:40 pm

The Omega was a good buy in a Goldsmiths sale in York, they fetch twice what I paid for it now, the first time anything I've kept has gone up in value!

Nice watches ad an exellent result Pete =D>





Your TAG's a beauty, reminds me of the Speedmaster Moonwatch I had and sold about 15 years ago


Thank you, another nice watch the Speedmaster \:D/
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Postby andys » Fri May 04, 2018 6:43 am

I do so hate wrist shots.
Watches are like under pants.
When you're buying them, yes you want to see what they look like, but not up the crack of some blokes hairy arse.

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Postby Aladin1 » Fri May 04, 2018 9:00 am

I do so hate wrist shots.
Watches are like under pants.
When you're buying them, yes you want to see what they look like, but not up the crack of some blokes hairy arse.
Hate is a bit strong! They're only pictures of watches. If you don't like them don't look.
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Postby milleplod » Fri May 04, 2018 1:52 pm

Here's a shot of my Seiko Kinetic compared to the Oris - very similar really, although the Oris is 2 or 3mm bigger.
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Postby andys » Fri May 04, 2018 8:21 pm


Hate is a bit strong! They're only pictures of watches. If you don't like them don't look.
Calm down dear.
Don't be so sensitive.
It was only tongue in cheek.
Anyway here's mine.

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Postby milleplod » Fri May 04, 2018 8:30 pm

It needs some underpants in-shot, just to complete the mental picture! :lol:

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Postby DEEP DIVER » Fri May 04, 2018 8:44 pm

It needs some underpants in-shot, just to complete the mental picture! :lol:

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Postby milleplod » Fri May 04, 2018 8:53 pm

It needs some underpants in-shot, just to complete the mental picture! :lol:

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Would sir like the black silk one's handmade by virgins.
Yup, would feel lovely against my hairiness....!! :shock: :lol:

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Postby andys » Fri May 04, 2018 9:24 pm

Well at least I have a decent watch :-"

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Postby DEEP DIVER » Fri May 04, 2018 9:56 pm

Went diving with a new member of our club years ago and he liked to brag about all his expensive gear and his nice Rolex watch. We went down to around 80 ft for about 25 mins and when we came up he was not happy as his watch strap had broken and it was gone. #-o
It was after this I started to wear a neoprene cover over the watch incase of this.
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Postby raesewell » Fri May 04, 2018 10:22 pm

This site doesn't have enough storage space for pictures of all my watches :razz:
My current daily watch is a Casio Wave Captor, not mechanical but accurate to the second, always.

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Postby george baker » Sat May 05, 2018 10:39 am

Hi Barry
good news his nice Rolex watch is probably ok even after years in the water, I am told the seals are very reliable.

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Postby CharlieVictor » Sat May 05, 2018 8:47 pm

I only own two watches... A classic Frederique Constant my wife bought me in Geneva ten years ago, and a 1955 Breitling mechanical which is with a pair of gold cuff links, the only thing my father left me.
The Breitling never worked well with him and after many attempts at fixing it he left it in a drawer.
I have had it since his passing in 1997 and it never let me down !

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Postby DEEP DIVER » Sun May 06, 2018 8:03 pm

Hi Barry
good news his nice Rolex watch is probably ok even after years in the water, I am told the seals are very reliable.

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The only seals I have bumped into have sharp teeth. #-o


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Postby slparry » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:03 pm

this was a free gift from BMW for exceeding S1000XR target :)
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Postby K.C. » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:15 pm

Oh dear---Watches,another one of my hobbies...Five Rolex including bi-metal GMT Master,Submariner,Bi-metal Datejust,Stainless Datejust and a beautiful white gold Cellini---Which is for sale...I usually wear a Steinhart Ocean one or a fake GMT Master which keeps great time---Cost me seventy quid....
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Postby milleplod » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:51 pm

this was a free gift from BMW for exceeding S1000XR target :)

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That's nice Steve - well done! :cheers:

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Re: Watches...

Postby RobinLey » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:16 pm

Love that Breitling, Charlie. That's a classy piece right there. That thing will last you a lifetime, and then some.


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