Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 09/06/21 in all areas

  1. Vintage Zenith Defy, Cal 2572PC Automatic, Circa 1976
    17 points
  2. I will be here and there, starting in Lancashire, down to Cheshire, then over to Yorkshire in the Near-East, and I have chosen this '64 Seiko 5, to give it a trip closer to home. HAGD
    17 points
  3. Gardening for me so it's the seiko today
    16 points
  4. I have made another super solid Canvas strap that I am planning to use into sea water, so the Canvas strap is 100% waterproof. This material is from an old US Military Canvas I got from a Vietnam War US M151 MUTT Jeep hood. The old Canvas is not very soft at all, but super thick and very solid, it took me 5-6 hours for the stitching and killed my fingers and a lot of needles.... LoL... I was not sure about using a 2mm grey colour Kevlar thread for the stitching, but I think the grey thread matches quite OK with the green Canvas colour
    15 points
  5. I haven't started one of these in a while so since I can't get to sleep and I will be a bit busy.. It's black casual shirt, and formal lunch for me tomorrow.. so, its a day out for my little Camy Starjet.
    14 points
  6. Morning Going German for hump day. Junghans 'Meister Telemeter' {Cal: J880.3 (ETA 2892 – Dubois Depraz 2030)}
    14 points
  7. Taking over @AVO's holiday . . . . . . . .
    11 points
  8. You Zexy thing....
    11 points
  9. Seiko 6309-7040 this morning
    11 points
  10. Just received these two custom made straps from HDstraps in Vietnam. They are very well made indeed. Stingray for summer, burgundy leather for autumn. It always pleases me how a well-matched strap can really lift the appearance of a watch
    10 points
  11. Delayed posting
    10 points
  12. I think that pretty much answers the question for me.... By coincidence, I did receive an inheritance in March when my Dad sadly passed away. I was one of the Executors for his will, and had the horrible task of selling his house and distributing/disposing of his possessions. After everything was completed (he owned a mobile home, which made things a lot easier than a bricks + mortar house), his estate was split equally between me and my 3 siblings, as per the terms of his will. We each ended up with £24,000, and I spent all of my share (plus a bit more... ) to buy my dream car, the mighty Porsche Cayman: Not the most sensible way to spend an inheritance I guess, but I took the view that I didn't actually need the money, so what the hell. My mortgage is paid off, I don't have kids, and I've got more "spare" money in a savings account than I've ever had in my life. Every time I drive the car I think of my lovely Dad. He would either think it is awesome, or possibly that I'm bleedin' bonkers - And either way, I'm happy with that! It didn't even cross my mind to spend any of it on a watch (BAN HIM!!! ). It was enough for me to also inherit his wonderful little Avia dress watch, complete with inscription on the back from my dear departed Mum, which honestly means more to me than any watch of any value:
    10 points
  13. Vario trench again, just on a different strap.
    10 points
  14. Seiko 7T32-7F70, yellow variant. There were two other variants, black dial with black subs and a blue dial with silver subs.
    10 points
  15. Unusual for me but 2nd week in a row with this on.. Feels quite summery with the NATO
    10 points
  16. Latest in, but didn't get good pics of it yet. Got a horrendous gout flareup going on and cannot think past the pain very clearly. So all else has been pushed to the back burner for now. Really unhappy with the lug gaps on this one. May not be staying in the collection for very long because of it. I think it's just a visual issue created by the rounding of the case on the underside of the watch. It pulls away, unlike your typical sport watch which is just a big block of metal with vertical lines everywhere. It's elegant and the 3d-like moon is to die for!!! I just gotta find the right strap, which I'm not sure exists because those gaps are huge! It's like a Tudor in the fit. Maybe a one piece leather?
    9 points
  17. A day of video calls so watching a glorious day through a window. NTH Amphion
    9 points
  18. FOR 9/6/21 (Allaine) Morning, This 1960s Allaine today, driven by a 17j FE 140-A and sporting a ribbed-effect dial. Regards.
    9 points
  19. The bracelet on this is superb for warm summer days like today, especially if it’s a bit humid in the morning. Five position ratchet, open it up a notch, swill it under the cold tap, and away you go.
    9 points
  20. I'm not big on Chrono's, not generally a fan of mesh, prefer watch brands to fashion brands, but this was a gift from my wife and I do rather like it despite it touching so many markers I generally avoid.
    9 points
  21. Like with any new watch currently trying it on a few different strap options, think it looks pretty good on this perlon strap I had spare. But my intention is to put it on some kind of rubber eventually. Got a normal rubber strap in post on its way but would like to try it on a tropic and maybe one of those iso style straps.
    8 points
  22. Time for me to go into orbit... Штурманские Гагарины (2609370124 & 260937016 ), производства Россия, Poljot cal. 2609 17 камней (Sturmanskie Gagarin [2609370124 & 260937016], MADE IN RUSSIA, Poljot cal. 2609, 17 Jewels)
    7 points
  23. Orange Monster for me. I'd forgotten how much I like this one.
    7 points
  24. And now this for today's frivolity
    7 points
  25. 7 points
  26. Well I just bought one. A Rhonda quartz GMT. We'll see how it is when it arrives, but it's just to fill the last spot in my travel case, so I'll almost never wear it. I didn't really love it until I saw the profile view and this, to me, is how every watch should look from the side... It also fits a much needed hole in my collection, 3 in fact. I've always wanted to have a Rhonda quartz movement, a 3 hander GMT and a Pepsi bezel. Too bad I'm not likely to wear it but maybe one week every couple of years. I hate travel!!! But I promised the ball and chain that I would take more time off work, a few 3 day weekends kind of thing, and do some local vacationing with her at least. So maybe this will get a little more action than I think.
    6 points
  27. With 8 little bricey's running around, I think its fair to assume I am quantity over quality
    6 points
  28. Quality over Quantity for me. For the majority of things it pays off in the long run.
    6 points
  29. CWC T20 GS with removable shroud
    6 points
  30. On with the midgets... TIMEX MIDGET TW2R45100 & TW2R45000
    6 points
  31. Mine is easy: Quartz - £200 Manual - N/A Automatic - N/A
    6 points
  32. Tudor GMT for me:
    5 points
  33. Surely it depends on how deep your pockets are? Mine are actually empty, so specific numbers are irrelevant - I don't have anything to spend. And my pockets have never been full or deep enough to allow for 'if money were no object' thinking. I just spend a lot of time with my nose pressed against the glass, window shopping.
    5 points
  34. Or Noah Webstre as he was formerly known.
    5 points
  35. The last of my black & yellow pairings for the day... GLYCINE INCURSORE 3762, UNITAS Cal. 6497, 17Jewels & Glycine Incursore 3804 Unitas Cal. 6497, 17 Jewels
    4 points
  36. 4 points
  37. Further to my complaint that seiko quality has gone down hill ie the bezel markings don't line up properly, I took the attached photo and it all looks fine. I can't work out why it doesn't look right in the flesh. Must be my eyes? If I close one eye everything looks ok perfectly lined up.
    4 points
  38. Excellent pair of incoming watches mate, well played that man Like most on here, I've never heard of Saint Honore, but that looks like it's punching well above it's weight to me, a great price for a lovely looking watch. Orient is clearly a well known brand on here, and I've never seen a bad word written about them, so no surprise yours was a good one. Even I had a couple a few years ago, a Mako and a Mako XL, although I quickly flipped them because... well... they're automatic and I just can't get on with the fannying about resetting the time and date whenever I wanted to wear them Unsurprisingly, the Mako was a bit too small for my taste, but the XL was a beauty and I probably should have kept it.
    4 points
  39. So today's second arrival was a simple Pepsi Dial Orient Mako II, but it came after I happened upon the advert on the classified's for this very board by my favourite uncle @it'salivejim for his (long admired by me) Magrette Moana Pacfici Waterman GMT. Now clearly I shouldn't be buying anymore watches this week, but this is one that is firmly on my wish list and there it is available for sale, so I make the decision to buy the Magrette, and decide that it will be instead of the already ordered (but not at that point delivered) Mako II, to fill the slot in the winder beside my CW C65 as a vintage inspired auto diver. I am giddy with exceitment to get the Magrette. So I open the Orient hoping to dislike it, or at least be unimpressed. I've looked at them so many times over the years and never bothered pulling the trigger because....they're cheap, so they are surely going to be a bit cheap? What a big fat wallyhead I am, its beautiful, its solid, its stupidly comfortable, its a crazy amount of watch for the RRP let alone the piddly £90 inc. delivery I paid out for my nearly new (good as new imo) incarnation. I appreciate that I am probably the only person on here that didn't already own or previously own an Orient, but good lord why are we not putting them at the very top of every post when newbie's/beginers ask what divers watch they should try, its sensational for the price point. I reall am a massive plum. So, now I have to hope that one of the remaining purchases due in over the coming days mssively disappoints, and then try to find a way to rejig the pairings I had planned to incorporate both the Orient and the Magrette, I feel a little like Sir Alex must have felt when he had Sherignham, Yorke, Cole and Ole all vying for the two spots up front during the late 90's. "It's a great problem for any manager to have though Alan" I'm all tuckered out and going for a lay down.
    4 points
  40. Right, back on to the initial point (although with a potential meader back into the stages of a collector thrown in for good measure), two arrivals with the postie this morning. We start with the bargain bucket, unheard of Saint Honore Haussman Clasic, bought brand new from a company selling dozen of models from SH on Ebay, dispatched promptly (ordered Sunday posted Monday arrived Wednesday) and well packaged with more bubble wrap thanyou can shake a stick at. Now this review is based on my initial thoughts on a watch that has cost me the grand total of £45 including delivery whilst brand new. Step 1: Box and packaging Well this is almost ridiculous, a solid white cardboard (not the flimsy cover you get with your average Rotary, much more in keeping with the outer box on my Omega) with drop down front and a little parcel section for the warranty and instructions houses a very smart and solid large sprung clip / magnet closured watch box (branded and stitched faux leather on a wooden box) that quite frankly would be quite at home housing a £500+ watch. I am still assuming that the watch is going to be a Tesco-tenner special because frankly the box is worth £45. The instructions are a fairly cheeply roduced little booklet covering all SH models currently available, but adequate, there is a small warranty T&C's booklet and an unmarked credit card style warranty card. Step 2: Watch appearance Clearly this one takes its look from the Genta ideals, square patterned dial, integrated lugs joining the bracelet, but initial thoughts on the finish are positive, the whole watch is brushed and too a decent smooth standard, except for the polished element of the diagonal sides of the bezel, which does catch the light quite nicely and the crwon which adds a little alternate. Applied markers but printed brand name, unframed date window a 6 o'clock, but overall the level of finishing I would expect from a more recognised brand at a significantly higher price point. Step 3: Out of the box Well it has more heft than expected, the back feels solid, there is no clicky-clacky rattles as the watch is handled. The leather strap tapers nicely to the deployment claspand has a nice soft finish on the inside for the wrist, but it is a bit stiff, which is to be expected I guess, but makes closing the deployment clasp (a pain at the best of times on leather straps in my opinion) quite awkward. I also need to punch an additional whole as the smallest setting is for a bgger boy than I. I'm thinking I might consider investing in a different strap, buuuuuut, 23mm width strap with a 16mm lug width is going to be a bit challenging. Whilst I do not expect that this is powered by anything that will make those that know about movement go "wow!", when setting the time it is responsive and smooth, not one of those that swings through 45 degrees the second you touch the crown, date also quick sets easily. Final step: On to the wrist Well, moving on from the awkwardness of closing the clasp and tucking in the strap, it wears very nice, it is a perfect size for me and sits nice on te wrist, it is relatively slim without feeling flimsy and in summary is the best £45 watch I have seen, if someone would have given me this watch to review having stuck stickers to hide the brand name and asked me to guess the brand and RRP, I'd probably have guessed at Tissot for £250. The only other thing of note is a complete lack of lume, those dark squares on the outside of the hour markers look all set up to carry a spot of lume, but in the dark this watch is completely dark. Overall, a very pleasant surprise for the money, I just need to spend a little time bending up that strap to my wrist to improve the comfort of wear and ease of putting on. Now on to watch delivery number two for Tuesday, with that promised nod to the stages of watch collecting and my new found conundrum.......
    4 points
  41. I'd buy two. A Grand Seiko quartz, and a Stowa hand winder. That would do me.
    4 points
  42. Some people are definitely on Stage Four of the Journey. The Seven Ages of WIS
    4 points
  43. As your stalker, I'm working my way back through everything you've ever posted. (Jokes, it was referenced in another thread. But don't forget to put your bins out in the morning, and stop shredding your receipts it makes it really difficult to get an accurate picture of your spending habits)
    3 points
  44. One from a German maker would be my option.
    3 points
  45. An absolutely stunning thread, such fun to read and long overdue some updates regarding progression (or regression) from those in there at the beginning. As a newbie on the board I am in an almost weekly cycle between stages 3, 4 and 5, which only seems to have increased in frequency since joining this board, I think I'll be happily culling then rebuilding piles of rubbish (with the occasional diamond in amongst my rough) for the foreseeable, maybe this will be the level(s) I stay at, there doesn't have to be the same destination for everyone's journey I guess? I make no secret of my love for my TWF father @yokel's collection of beautiful timepieces, but I know deep down that I would be overall less happy with his smaller collection of far more stunning watches than my own stockpile of nice-to-cr@p watches due to liking the variety and volume. Maybe maturity, means, and a newly found level of Zen will one day find me and move me that way, but for now I am very comfortable sitting in the cheap(er) seats (and regularly switching my seat).
    3 points
  46. You are both a bit rich for my budget, although my budget has grown a fair bit over recent years. I pretty much always buy pre-owned so my money is going a bit further (when I am fortunate and not getting my leg lifted). Quartz - £200-300 Manual - £400-500 Automatic - £1200-1500 Although the vast majority of my collection in each catagory came in well below those top end levels (the exception to my rules, my birth year DateJust was a little over £3,000, but that is my one big splurge and the acheivement of a long obsession). The average price I have paid for the 14 Auto's I have is £636 (so highly skewed by the DateJust). Second highest was £1,300, cheapest was £56. My two manual's cost £120 & 160 respectively. The average I have paid for the 8 quartz in my collection is £90. So 24 watches, with an average price of £412 each (inc. delivery but excluding any odd's and sod's, extra straps, servicing, etc...)
    3 points
  47. Tissot Valjoux chrono Its the end of the world so I may as well have something nice to look at.
    3 points
This leaderboard is set to London/GMT+01:00
×
×
  • Create New...