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  1. Adding an Oris to today's list...HAGD everyone
    18 points
  2. Morning Seiko Presage SRPB03J1 (Cal: 4R35B)
    16 points
  3. Changing circumstances have kept me off this forum for a while - and I've missed it!! The reality of having to retrain for a different career at fifty something, is surprisingly scary and I've had little time to think about watches. Still, it's not all doom and gloom but it does focus your perspective! I'm done with buying 200 quid watches, my once 40+ collection is being reduced to one box I'll wear regularly and my mental wish list has been completely torn up. I sold a few, one Presage that I didn't get on with in the flesh (I will replace with another model at some point), and have singled out another 10-15 that are to go. I will keep my small box of vintage and still have my eye on a vintage Omega some time in the future. I'm actually looking forward to formulating a single box of regular wearers but it's cirtainly a change of strategy! ...anyway I wish you all well and hope to be more of a regular on here once more!
    13 points
  4. Morning all... C900 WORLDTIMER. Cal: JJ03 (modified ETA 2836-2), 25 jewel.
    10 points
  5. Good morning, it’s this 18ct Eterna-matic 3000, calibre 1500k, from 1971 for today.
    9 points
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  8. Holiday week for me this week
    8 points
  9. 8 points
  10. Probably the only watch i need. And so clear and legible. Classy simple go to anything. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
    7 points
  11. Radio Room, this morning. Steve.
    7 points
  12. Good morning, grabbing and going today! Gently modded.
    7 points
  13. Orange Seiko 'Sawtooth' today (This one is actually for sale on the SC...)
    6 points
  14. Starting off with a pair of corgis.. CORGEUT, Miyota cal. 8215,21 Jewels
    5 points
  15. It`s turned out to be another dismal day weather wise, I gather it`s due to the El Niño.... TUDOR HYDRONAUT II, 20030-93570 B3, ETA cal.2824-2 25 Jewels & TAG HEUER super professional, ETA cal.2892-A2 25 Jewels, circa 1990s
    4 points
  16. Over to these... SEIKO 5 SPORTS SNZF45K1, cal. 7S36C, 23 Jewels & SRP489K1,cal.4R36A 24 Jewels
    4 points
  17. Have been in the same boat with career and watches, so I know where you're coming from. Hope all comes good for you. I've got rid of virtually everything either on here, ebay, auction or given away on the basis that I don't wear it = I'm not bonded with it = it goes. Surprisingly cathartic. Changing taste and perspective on what is important and what I like has played a very big part.
    4 points
  18. My watch obsession has taken a different direction,seems no one wants to buy my ,found giving them away easier.Anyway good luck with the new career and the sales.
    3 points
  19. As I said in another thread, 6 watches have come to me in the last few months but I've only shown 1 on here. I aim to put that right at the rate of one per week. First up is my Oris Big Crown Pro Pilot Big Date. This is my first 4 figure watch and it's entirely my wife's fault. She came back from a spot of Christmas shopping with a watch catalogue from one of the high street chains. Up until that point I had been blissfully unaware that all the high street stores offer interest free credit over 3-5 years. Suddenly some very nice watches were within my modest budget. So I set off determined to buy either a Hydroconquest or a Tag Heuer. I didn't realise that the Longines bracelet has polished middle links which I didn't especially appreciate. I was perusing the Tags and thinking should I really pay that for quartz when I noticed some Oris' in one of the other shop windows. I have always wanted an Oris and was pleasantly surprised by the prices. End of story. Why this particular one? It's a lovely size at 40mm - probably my sweet spot - and has a stunning dark grey dial which I preferred to the matt black versions because it changes colour depending on how the light hits it. I had to have one with a crystal case back as I love the famous red rotor (that ruled out the 65 Diver but it is on my list for another time) I've always had a soft spot for the big crown variety of Oris. I also really like the pure steeliness of this watch. It's a wonderful big lump of metal. Only slight disappointment is the lack of safety clasp with only one button to press to unlock the bracelet. This seems a bit unsafe but I've had no issues with it. Time keeping is fabulous when fully wound and worn: losing about 2 or 3 secs per day. However, when resting on a shelf for the day while I'm at work (about 12 hours) it will lose up to 10 seconds. Not sure if this is because it is not being kept fully wound or if it is regulated for constantly changing positions and objects to the sedentary life. It's very comfortable to wear and all in all I'm very happy with it. Another Oris is definitely on the cards a few years down the line.
    3 points
  20. I hope everything is working out well for you. I think the desire to downsize and sell off what is you don’t wear is getting quite common, for whatever reason. It is certainly something I have been thinking of.
    3 points
  21. Introducing the Seiko Prospex modern interpretation of the 1982 hybrid divers watch SNJ025 , SNJ027 and the SNJ028 . https://wornandwound.com/the-arnie-returns-introducing-the-seiko-prospex-modern-interpretation-of-the-1982-hybrid-divers-watch-refs-snj025-snj027-snj028/
    2 points
  22. It’s hard to be meaningful when you are just starting out. curremtly only own my faithful Hamilton SWAT edition, been my daily wearer for at least the last 10yrs. Wife is buying my dream Speedy fir my 50th, and thinking I might want to pick up some nice ‘other’ watches to build a nice collection.
    2 points
  23. Nice try matey, but you need to have 50 posts under your belt before the hallowed sales department opens it's doors, and they need to be meaningful posts as well (like all of mine, obviously! ).
    2 points
  24. Some lovely classic cars here. I love the thought of classic cars but I just can't give up the silly little gadgets in modern cars, like parking sensors, remote central locking etc.
    2 points
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  26. Of the ones you listed, it would be the Blancpain for me. Out of all the ones on the page the Omega Aqua Terra is the one I like best.
    2 points
  27. 56 posts to go mate and then you can buy @mcb2007's orange urchin that we are all after. edit 46
    2 points
  28. Welcome back. I too am looking to downsize. Trouble is I've been a lot more discerning over the last couple of years so it's proving difficult to point out what will go. I make up my mind one day, then change it the next.
    2 points
  29. yup, just changed country and job (similar'ish work though) … poop happens and watches are nice - but they are not the be all or end all of things. just into my fifties - what a relief , me 40's were rubbish !
    2 points
  30. I think it`s safe to say that this would be the paupers version version of a Marine (style) watch... LIMIT 5631 (quartz)
    2 points
  31. This was the watch I thought you meant, Alan . .
    2 points
  32. Good luck with the new career - what is it you are doing? Is it good?
    2 points
  33. i like that side mount spare tire mount. vin
    2 points
  34. Apologies for another thread after the strap adjustment call out. First impressions; Light Dressy Delicate Elegant Enough about me - the watch is quite a surprise - seems well constructed deployent strap with the Alpina motif polished centre links and a brushed finish mostly everywhere else. Very different to the chunky divers style I often favour. Completely different feel on the wrist. yet it's still 42mm. Adjusted the strap but threw me a little as the links are pins in a compression sleeve. They will exit the strap either way it seems. The engraving on the back of the case is a little roughly finished, laser?, not uncomfortable as you can't detect in once on and if anything it aides keeping the watch rooted in place. Colour wise the watch face is described on some websites as beige and this seems fair although not very glamorous sounding. Blue finish to the face markings and from an initial test a fairly poor lume - will have another go tonight. Screw down crown 100m resistancy, sapphire crystal (slight doming). Some pics [url=https://flic.kr/p/2h2fnvA][/url]IMG_20190820_150251253_HDR[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/137308996@N02/]David Wren, on Flickr [url=https://flic.kr/p/2h2g8wT][/url]IMG_20190820_150625830[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/137308996@N02/]David Wren, on Flickr [url=https://flic.kr/p/2h2g8Mx][/url]IMG_20190820_144846229[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/137308996@N02/]David Wren, on Flickr
    2 points
  35. that was pretty good really how long back? Im going back to 1991 to 1994 when i was at leeds, the 635 had been my dads, it was a 1980, great car but the gear box went and i had to get a used one put in which was 500 quid fitted (a lot then), also the head gasket went and it took me 2 weeks to strip it and put it back together and regrind all the valves with dads help of course, dealing with rust was biggest hassle, new sills, wings and inner back arch plates by the time it was 11 years old lol. Also trx tyres were pricey 120 quid each in 1989 i used to get used ones for 35 quid at coppy nook in blackburn. The car cost £4,995 in 1989 when a new 635 was 38 grand or as much as our then detatched 3 bedroom house in reedley nr burnley. I kept the 6 until i graduated in 94/5 and p/x'd it for an 87 v12 xjs which was a mistake, i should have got a newer 6. Trouble was the 6 high line or any 635 from about 1982 on was about 7 grand then and the xjs was only 4 grand jags were always cheap (like mercs now). At the time i was only earning 8 grand a year passing invoices in the nhs...such was the point of uni eh bit of a waste of time and money really. wheel badge missing nice though
    2 points
  36. I can't see the pics but can't pick fault with a Blacpain FF!
    2 points
  37. my sumo stops at quarter past when i first put it on if i set the time any where after ten to. the blumo does the same
    2 points
  38. Sooooo want one of these, could be my next watch.
    2 points
  39. Well Karrusel, They were supposed to be pipes for the petro-chemical industry! How were we to know that pipes for the petro-chemical industry shouldn't have an eight ton breech?! John
    2 points
  40. The watch isnt a Breitling then.
    2 points
  41. Busy day today, swimming, kayaking, fishing ... the Doxa survived
    1 point
  42. All mine get worn or they are gone.Too old for keepers just for the sake of it.
    1 point
  43. Done 4 ST96 movements now and only replaced one mainspring because it looked a bit tired.
    1 point
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  45. Rarely worn. Not really comfy wearing 18k gold cased watch. Rare dial. Crown sits a bit proud, not original maybe? Can't make out hallmark on underside of bottom right lug. This is how it came to me.
    1 point
  46. Its a while since ive had a tissot. Last was a new viso date. I saw this early 2000's one looking mint with original bracelet and signed crown and thought it would make a decent daily with 30m wr date and sapphire in a fairly robust case. Its a 34mm and the dial hands and romans have a lovely gloss. The beads of rice is very comfy. Very legible with simple white dial under black. Quality is very nice not that much different from a longines presence of the time. Highly recommend the feel of these for a classy practical watch for around 100 quid used they are very nice. Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
    1 point
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