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  1. F.C big date dual time automatic
    15 points
  2. Morning Frederique Constant 'Classic Index Slim' (Cal: FC-303)
    15 points
  3. Morning all. Starting today with a Laco Pilot cheers
    14 points
  4. 14 points
  5. Morning chap's [emoji12] Speedy today. If it keeps raining I may have to change to something with a bit more water resistance I am not buying any more watches. [emoji17] Well maybe the odd one or two. [emoji16]
    13 points
  6. 13 points
  7. 13 points
  8. Day 2, Allaine FHF 73.
    12 points
  9. New addition the library arrived today. Running out of books to buy now! My collection rivals the BHI for wristwatches now, but they do prove invaluable
    11 points
  10. Poljot Buran, cal. 3133 today:
    11 points
  11. I only have one 'lefty' in my meagre collection, and it's this Citizen 'Ecozilla'...
    11 points
  12. Grey Orca with ostrich strap
    10 points
  13. Morning, Just when I said recently that I thought that all of my mismatched jewel counts had the lesser figure on the dial, today’s 34mm Swiss-made Pierpont auto proves just how unreliable my memory is. The brand was born over a hundred years ago, with this 1960s example having the 25j (or 30j) Felsa 4007N. Originally bought as a non-runner and under its new crystal you’re now seeing the sorely abused dial which is dark silvery-grey. It would have been a nice watch when new, and worth saving even in this cosmetic condition. Regards.
    10 points
  14. I do love a strap change!
    10 points
  15. Morning, Highly restrained 48mm 300m lefty. Nixon 'October' Have a better day.
    9 points
  16. Finally got my Tissot on to a strap I'm happy with,
    8 points
  17. The Sun has come out to play... STEINHART OCEAN ONE BRONZE 103-0575, (ETA 2824, elabore, 25 Jewels) & CORGEUT "Bronze" (PVD, MIYOTA cal.8215,21 Jewels.)
    8 points
  18. Manual Ernest Borel today
    7 points
  19. Well that took long enough but very happy with it... The strap is brand new, I thought I would change it... Any suggestions what I should go for? The case is pretty clean and the dial looks perfect.
    7 points
  20. Aquastar 63 Dating from the early 60s, one of the earliest divers with an inner rotating bezel - and an absolute bugger to photograph!
    7 points
  21. My what a wet morning here !! Hope it’s dryer by you. new in today
    7 points
  22. Beautifully simple and elegant!
    6 points
  23. TW Steel Maverick for me today: I've got two of these, one black and one beige, and I've often thought I should flip one - But when it comes down to it, I just can't bring myself to choose which one should go. First World problems, obviously!
    6 points
  24. Dull, damp day. Staying at home and doing a few jobs and a bit of writing. No need to know the exact time so it’s this one.
    5 points
  25. Now... CORGEUT, MIYOTA cal.8215, 21 Jewels Blue & Red
    5 points
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    4 points
  27. As @WRENCH, @JonnyOldBoy and @Graham60 said Tissot Visodate is a fantastic shout. I loved mine:
    4 points
  28. On holiday. Shhh... can’t say where
    4 points
  29. You say to "last you a lifetime" then ask "will it retain it's value", does it matter?
    4 points
  30. Swatch are collectable, but not all Same with Seiko, omega and most brands. Must haves will vary from collector to collector. I have had in excess of 2,500 watches, from timex to Patek and everything in between. There is still plenty of 'must haves' i haven't had Yet
    3 points
  31. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    3 points
  32. If you're thinking Tissot or Hamilton dress watch, have a look at sub £500. The Tissot Visodate is a classically styled dress watch with a good reputation. Expect to change the strap, but otherwise no issues. Proven and reliable movement that will last you a lifetime if looked after. Personally I'd go for a stainless one. Service cost from a good independent watchmaker aren't too bad either. Worth looking at second hand as well, also have a hunt around and you may find some bargains new.
    3 points
  33. Two boxes arrived today...a new bench saw and a new workshop vac. The saw is the Evolution 210 SMS+ model, which comes with a few more accessories than the standard 210 SMS one. It's an 8" (210mm) sliding bevel saw and a bit smaller than the one I'm used to at work. However, it is very well specced, and has rave reviews. One useful feature is the special, Japanese made all purpose blade which not only cuts wood, but also aluminium, steel and plastic. Handy flex storage. A bit of self assembly required, but all done with this double sized Allen key... ...which
    3 points
  34. That is a good reminder of the main reason why I stick to quartz watches only....
    3 points
  35. A fine acquisition, looks to be in very good condition! No surprise really, 40’s-60’s was the zenith of 20th century quality watchmaking, IMHO. Many a fine example to be found/had, if you’re prepared to be patient. Wonder if UG were still paying royalties to Buren (patent holder of the micro rotor invention) when your model was made ?
    2 points
  36. The watches you'd want are exactly that. Like @Daveyboyz my collection would also not be much different -- but would be augmented by a Journe Chronomètre Bleu. Each individual should want what pleases them. Hannah This is the tacky part of the question -- because the answer tends to be defined by people who "think they ought to want" (rather than follow their own taste). So, you are going to get the old chestnuts -- Rolex steel "sports" models (which are the models @Daveyboyz refers to), and any Patek with "naut" in the name (I'm biased because I think they are ugly).
    2 points
  37. The other item that showed up today was a Vacmaster 20L wet/dry workshop vacuum. This model is equipped with 'sync' start which means it starts automatically when you power up whatever tool is plugged into it. This sync socket is rated to 1740w. I was going to get the 30L model but strangely, the sync socket on that is only rated to 1490w, which would have been no good for my new 1500w saw. It's pretty basic, but does have a reassuringly robust 4m power cable and a 2.5m hose. The thicker cable is to account not only for the vac itself at 1250w, but whatever is plugged into it as well...if you
    2 points
  38. If you are buying a watch to last you a lifetime no need to worry about value retention! Tissot, Hamilton both good and has been mentioned discounts are available right now Or if you go up a notch have a look at Longines such as Spirit
    2 points
  39. Just the one, and that's because it got a proper knock and was gaining five minutes an hour!
    2 points
  40. 2 points
  41. The correct answer to this is buy an Orient Bambino for £100 and save for something you actually want. Omega do some nice dressy watches - I particularly like the Omega DeVille gmt with grey face on armadillo bracelet, there are the Tudor 'Style' and 'Glamour' ranges and the obvious Rolex DJ's
    2 points
  42. You can get all the entry level Swatch brands for 20% off retail so depending on the watch , Tissot and Hammies are a decent shout. They will last for a very long time , but won't "hold their value" but does that really matter !? If you buy an £800 watch for £600 new and then its worth about £300 in 3 or 4 years time, then that is still just costing you about £2 a week to wear a very nice wrist adornment ....
    2 points
  43. Generally no, they don't hold their value. Personally I'd go cheaper or more expensive... either a Seiko which you except is not an investmestment or go for a high horology brand preowned. Its amazing some of the watches you can pick up for not much more that you would be spending on a Hamilton etc. As to entry level watches in terms of quality for price I think Oris does a good job. Nearly all the watches that are going to appreciate though will make you wince a bit when you hand over your money. In a way its a good thing, you save and you get something you will always val
    2 points
  44. Brown Lizard or Ostrich would be my choice
    2 points
  45. I like the looks, but not that price
    2 points
  46. I've put a small arrow at the bottom left to scroll back up,
    2 points
  47. Two hopes of Omega fixing it for free. Bob Hope and No Hope In my experience, any watch maker worth their salt has a decent waiting list. Not sure if it's true or not but I heard that some parts for the co-axial movement are restricted by Omega meaning you need a pricey service to line their pockets. I had to bite the bullet last year with Breitling and Rolex services - it still stings!
    1 point
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