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    Steinhart Ocean GMT 39 mm Pepsi today while the sun is out
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    Off on a fishing trip today, so something inconspicuous...my old daily beater, Casio Gravity Defier. 200m depth rating so I should be alright if I fall in!
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    Fashionable today, have a good one.
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    Poljot,my first Russian.
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    A Zenith Defy for me - thought I would add it to your post as they don't get to meet very often.
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    I used to buy bags of watches and parts for tinkering and messing around with. While 99%+ was total junk every now and again I would get something interesting. Here is a few of my better finds.
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    A friend bought a box of assorted junk at a village auction for under a fiver, because there was a toy in it his daughter wanted. A few years later he went through it to see if their was anything in it worth keeping before it went in the bin. one of these,
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    Late change to my Seiko BFK - noticed it could do with a wind. Love the Rolex 14060M btw Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    Pal was round today, Surprisingly reliable, and super clean, considering its used regularly.
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    While not being a fan of NATO straps in general I am a big fan of Erikasoriginals straps. Here is the latest addition on a recently purchased PRS-10. Sent from my MAR-LX1A using Tapatalk
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    The Alpha oyster that mine came with was a not good, so switch between these <a href="https://imgur.com/a8ZelET"><img src="" title="source: imgur.com" /></a> <a href="https://imgur.com/jfimdkr"><img src="" title="source: imgur.com" /></a> <a href="https://imgur.com/BjHlMyz"><img src="" title="source: imgur.com" /></a> <a href="https://imgur.com/OzoxASA"><img src="" title="source: imgur.com" /></a> <a href="https://imgur.com/KTLHkzf"><img src="" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>
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    Impossible to tell you what you should collect as it should be YOUR collection. It could be all divers, dress watches, vintage, single brand, under £x or over £x. Value for money is also subjective - you have to decide what that means to you.
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    Possibly change the watch box for one with a couple more spaces and then add a Zenith El Primero and change the Seiko for a GS Spring Drive. You could stop where you are but WHY?
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    Greetings watch fans, my Junghans Tank, cal 59, circa late 1930's
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    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lets try and help all the people that have decided to start collecting watches or who are looking for inspiration (myself included). Not sure if this has been done before on this forum, but here goes! I and probably most newcomers would like to find, say the top 5 watches to buy to start a nice collection of watches. They can be any make and style and movement, up to say the £350 per watch, Now when you post you top 5 please also state what makes the watches worth the ranking for the budding collector. Have fun!
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    It's a Seiko Kinetic. This one is circa 11 years old, but the watch is still being made by Seiko as the Seiko SKA761P1, which is identical to my one, save for a slightly different dial text. Affectionately known as the 'Big F***in' Kinetic, its not really very big by today's standards. It's a great watch that has stood the test of time. There are many YouTube videos of torture tests on this watch, aa it's tough as nails. The pusher is a power test button to see what level of charge the watch has. Hope this helps! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    It's very useable, I'm 6ft and can get in and out with ease, and it's comfortable. Suspension is rock hard, and the steering is very quick and does not like any road undulations. What surprised me is the fit and finish of the bodywork, which for a 30 year old vehicle is exceptional. the body on my old "Plastic pig" Scimitar used to squeak and creak all the time, this doesn't, and all the bits seem to be readily available.
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    both ... this is why I have both options for me Sk007 but the jubilee can be a bit ratterly sometimes...
  24. 1 point
    I would want a gun not a stick if that came charging at me, it must have got him off that elephant, it was on top of him as the clip stopped!
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    1. A Vostok Amphibian or 24 hour analogue. To appreciate that Soviet era technology isn't as bad as it's made out to be, plus they are easy to modify. 2. Anything with a Unitas 6497/6498 hand wound movement, to experience the vintage feel without the hassle. 3. Seiko Diver of your choice, because you should have one. 4. Vintage Russian Pobeda, vintage doesn't have to be expensive. They are reliable and durable. 5. G Shock of your choice, so many to choose from, and durable/useful, and a certificate of competency should be issued if you can understand and remember the instructions/operations.
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    5 watches at £350 each is £1750. But I wouldn't split the budget evenly between all 5. I'd do something like: A Vostok Amphibia for £50-£100 (you're not a true collector until you've owned at least one of these amazing watches) A Casio G-Shock GW-M5610-1ER for £100 (To serve as your reliable time source, beater, do everything, grab'n'go watch) A pre-owned vintage Swiss dress watch. Something small, slim, classy, understated, perhaps rectangular, for around £150-£250. Doesn't need to be a well-known brand. A 38mm Hamilton Khaki Field watch at £395. Suitable for all and any occasions but more subtle than the G-Shock. That leaves you at least £900 to spend on something a bit more special and I'd probably aim for something like: Longines Conquest V.H.P. GMT at £970 RRP
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    hey looks like a good place to stop to me davey , my pick would be the AP, blue dial, date , stick markers on a bracelet , tick all my boxes, what would I change , I would change the Cartier pasha?, most would say for something else or a major high end piece , but I would exchange it for another Cartier ( cause I like Cartier wis or non wis ) to a new santos Dumont or de Cartier( with blue dial MMMM), other than than I would probably spend my money else were not on anymore watches .however can you be a watch enthusiast without buy new watches, I hope so deano
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    At that price you're going to be buying nice watches, but not ones that real collectors are going to lust after. Also depends if you include used. If you were lucky you might snag a quartz Longines Hydro Conquest, but some wouldn't like the quartz part.
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    And no upload from me at the moment as Flickr is doing maintenance.
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    As you said in your Breitling post, "Anecdotally it appears that about 95% of UK watch purchases are by the non-WIS Joe-public". So I wouldn't think the AD, or Tudor will be too bothered. This shouldn't have happened, and had the purchaser inspected the watch properly before leaving the shop it wouldn't have. Regardless of how much a "good guy" the shop manager is, I put my trust in a loupe.
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    Yes, some of us have to buy them, don't we.
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    it looks great on a nato! I brushed the case. The bracelet was impossible to adjust! You might recognise the papers!
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    Definitely looks like a Seagull to me. Very similar to the ST2706 in my Alpha "1926" but with some blued screws. I'd guess the factory changed the spec. for supply reasons but the web site wasn't updated. The new Alpha Europe site launched yesterday and that still mentions Miyota 8215 movements. To be honest though, the Seagull is probably just as good as the Miyota. Both movements cost around 30 bucks retail.
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    great watch! Im just looking through some old flicr pics from a few years back i forgot i had, heres my old 5
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    PRS-29AM for me today.
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    Seiko 5 on olive nato
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    Oh I think we all know how your warped mind works by now, so that comment about blue being your favourite is almost certainly a red herring - I'll change my previous entry, and go with the mighty iTime Phantom Carbonio, complete with a Kawasaki green strap and gigantic carbon fibre composite case, which is as bonkers as it's name suggests: Get in!
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    I have several watches, including the one in today's WRUW, on 'RAF style' NATO straps from vintagewatchstraps. They don't have the double thickness under the watch. Here are my other two straps, and my Strela will probably go on one as well. You can have leather keepers or a choice of metal, and wear the buckle wear you like.
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    I've been considering this discussion, which I think raises a few interesting questions, one of which is, what exactly is a 'fashion' watch? I recently embarked upon a watch buying mission. I wanted a dress watch. I'd seen a Maurice Lacroix watch I really liked, so I set about doing some research on it, as I always do when purchasing. I quickly found that the watch in question was quartz. I own many quartz watches, mostly Citizen and Seiko, and they are great, with quartz specific complications such as solar power, and they come from brands that are renowned for quartz technology. However, for the Maurice Lacroix in question I saw YouTube videos that showed me what appeared to be a bang average quartz watch that didn't hit its dial markers and had more recoil/bounce with its seconds hand movement than I find acceptable (my Seikos and Citizens are in another league by comparison). My conclusion, therefore, is that the Maurice Lacroix is more of a 'fashion' watch than the Gucci which is the subject of this thread, regardless of which brand has the respect of us watch enthusiasts! The Gucci has an ETA 2824(?) which is a serious and trusted movement. It's apparently well finished. To me it represents a more serious watch than the Lacroix, which has a serious watch brand name but nevertheless is little more than a cheap quartz underneath (btw, not a fan of Swiss quartz! ) So, my conclusion and recommendation to the OP is go ahead and buy the Gucci if you like it. Its probably manufactured by a serious watch brand and badged for Gucci anyway! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    Hi all, With the Kermit today. @JonnyOldBoy if I wear it enough will I become a chef or do I need to learn to cook too? Apologies for the horrible picture it's an old one.
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    This again, I'm afraid. So pleased to have my collection complete again (see "Oh poo" thread in "Ask Simon") that this is its third day running on the wrist
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    Wednesday is.... complicated I've wanted one of these Chronomasters for ages, but glad I waited for the right specification (black dial, English day month wheels, box and papers, )
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    Morning all. [emoji106] This today old shot CBA to take a new one. [emoji3] Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
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    Citizen 'Ecozilla' today.
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    Vintage Seiko today .
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