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  1. 1929 9k Rotherham & Son, Coventry, open faced PW. https://i.imgur.com/AwrV2ci.mp4
    20 points
  2. @yokelNow there’s a surprise! Speedy again for me today. And a Mediterranean breakfast: proper Greek Pita (fluffy type), feta, tomatoes and olives. A little taste of the islands.
    19 points
  3. Was almost inevitable. Panomatic Lunar. 40mm stainless steel. GO Kaliber 90-02 microrotor automatic.
    19 points
  4. So a guy buys a car from my dealership. He comes into my office to do the finance part of things and I immediately notice his VC! I can't lie, I went a little star struck school girl on him. He said he couldn't believe that I could recognize it so quickly with only seeing a glimpse of it for a few seconds. He asked about mine, I showed him my measly micro I was wearing that day and he actually admired it a bit. He even took his off to exchange with me for a few minutes while we discussed them. It was one of the very few times I've encountered another WIS in the wild. Anyway, we talked watches a little, while we did his paperwork. He asked what sites I belonged to and where I buy my watches and I told him about this place and how it's the only bunch that can seem to stomach my brass internet balls. After he left I got a text from him offering me his Marloe he never wears. I thought, what a kind gesture. I didn't want to accept, but he was very insistent and I didn't want to be rude. I told him I'd only take it if he let me buy him a beer and afforded me a discussion about and show and tell of our watches. That was one week ago today and tomorrow we're meeting up. He's bringing a watch roll with some of his stuff and I'm bringing my entire collection. Lol I'll take some pics to share with you lads tomorrow. Here's to hoping he's got more pieces like the VC!
    17 points
  5. Morning Quick pic while having a seat after shopping at ASDA earlier, Seiko 'Presage' SARY055 (Cal: 4R36)
    17 points
  6. My mind told me it was Tuesday until I opened this thread, bonus! Keeping it light.
    16 points
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  8. My vintage NOS Phenix this morning
    15 points
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  12. Morning all, last day of school.
    13 points
  13. A little bit of fun today.. Spiderman, spiderman.. I might go out later for a meal and change into something more.. adult
    12 points
  14. These for now... CITIZEN Blue Eagle,NH6600-54FB, & PARNIS 587 (both Miyota Cal. 8200 series, 21 Jewels)
    11 points
  15. Excellent Fossil diver for me today:
    11 points
  16. Thanks As to Marloe watches I haven`t heard of the brand so I took a quick look on the net, I have to say that none of them appeals to me Anyway, getting back on track I`ve just swapped over to these... ORIS (Artelier 7582 ), cal.623 (ETA 2859) & ORIS Big Crown Telemeter Chronograph, cal.674 (modified Valjoux cal.7750) 25 Jewels.
    10 points
  17. A little late on parade
    9 points
  18. I have a Seiko problem …
    9 points
  19. With a 'sweep' 4hz second hand this mech-quartz looks great on the wrist, and with the hat-tip to the Lemania Tg195, it combines the modern twist of the Seiko quartz movement with a stylish retro vibe. After I bought it I started to wonder if I should have gone for the gilt dial (which gets a lot of love in the reviews), but when I unwrapped this I knew I had gone right. The last time I felt so strongly something was more impressive in the flesh than the pictures could convey was when I was in Pisa. I won't tell you what it was. Obviously, because it came on a NATO, I had to put it on ... you guessed it, a NATO, this one heat sealed from CWC, although the Newmark OEM strap is also heat sealed, but brushed ironwork - this CWC has polished fittings that pick up the shine of the polished signed crown nicely. Crown guard integrated into the asymmetric case, great Superluminova lume, railway seconds track, sapphire crystal and 100m WR. No date. Grab and Go! Go! Go! JJ
    6 points
  20. The following is a simple guideline to what I consider a pragmatic, minimalist, yet complete collection. However I decided to make it a challenge for myself to do it with one brand only. I thought it might be a fun twist and interesting to see if anyone else could fit each category into one brand! You can choose your own categories if you'd like, even brand, but don't make it too easy on yourself. So the challenge is to find a Swatch that fits into each category that you would recommend or even own yourself. At least one quartz and mechanical are required, split amongst these categories with a black, a blue and a white/silver dial option: Pilot: New Irony Night Flight (quartz, black) Sporty/diver: Big Bold Chrono Bioceramic Dress: Monthly Drops Unavoidable (auto, silver) Casual/beater: Irony Casual Blue (blue)
    6 points
  21. Loving the pogueness of this dial From 1979
    6 points
  22. I've only sold a couple watches here. Most I've just given away. Never had a bad experience in any of it, or otherwise. Even disagreements here are extremely mild. I really appreciate this place and it's patrons. A very unique set of worthy chaps.
    6 points
  23. The old 'take a photo 10 hours ago and forget to post it' special Rolex OP 36
    5 points
  24. Talk about 'damned by faint praise'. On a serious note, thanks, I have been toying with an Air King. Obviously don't need one now! Meanwhile, this arrived, best £20.00 I ever spent. The marks on my wrist are from my Ball, but in this heat this bracelet is equally tight, and no spare links, although I bought it for the drilled lugs, the opportunity for single shoulder spring bars, and a single pass strap. HAGE
    5 points
  25. Switching to this little number and away out cufflinked up. Probably not the best day for it but someone wants a meal and a bit of socialising. Little Black and gold bling Camy Starjet. Tbh I don't think I will be much company and can see this evening as a sun blasted washout. Hey ho!
    5 points
  26. Well I think I will take Cartier. Pilot: Santos (the original watch designed for a pilot. Blue dial, the picture is the auto but I would suggest this one in Quartz) Sporty/diver: Pasha Chronograph Panda dial Dress: Gold Tank (they do some funky dials on these too if you want a black or even red dial) Casual/beater: Roadster
    5 points
  27. Well, without tying myself down to specific "rules" (black, blue and white/siIver? Where's the red and the green? Why do I need a pilot's watch? ) I have often looked at the 3 Geckotas I've finished up with and thought they make a pretty good capsule collection: That lovely all polished red dial G-01 (thanks @JayDeep) will cover dressy duties, then you've got the chunky K3 diver with 3 interchangeable bezels for a change of colour (got a fitted bracelet for that too) and the single subdialed mecaquartz C-05 for chrono duties.
    5 points
  28. Met up with a great mate a couple of weeks ago to go to Goodwood festival of speed. Hadn’t seen him in over a year due to COVID restrictions. Having a coffee in his kitchen before we left and noticed he was wearing a Vostok. Turns out when his Gran passed away she left him some money and he bought a JLC and that sent him on this obsession we all have for watches, so we had a great day out chatting about watches and cars all day. Doesn’t get any better.
    5 points
  29. I’ll take you at your word on this. I shall need to mess with categories because I don’t really like pilot watches all that much. So I will go with chronograph, dress, traveller and GADA. My chosen brand is Christopher Ward which will not surprise many people. Photos and links are from the CW Archive. This was created over several months, principally by the CW forum mods. My particular task was writing the descriptions. Link to CW Archive 1. Chronograph. I will go with the C3 Grand Tour which also fulfils the quartz requirement. 2. Dress watch: C9 5-day Small second. Hand wound, five day SH 21 movement. White dial and Roman numerals, which I am fond of. 3. Traveller. C60 Mk 3 GMT. Auto, blue dial. Also fulfils diver function. 4. GADA. The recently introduced C63 Sealander Elite. Black dial, automatic chronometer, titanium with recessed pop-out crown. I could easily see this as an everyday watch. I think that satisfies requirements.
    5 points
  30. If I had a pound for every time I spotted a Patek or something and the person totally retreated into their shell when I mentioned it. Rolexes are different, but the conversation is usually nauseating. I'd say its the Omega or Grand Seiko guys that give the best conversations.
    5 points
  31. Perhaps contentious or controversial as opposed to abrasive. There are, of course, plenty of people on Internet forums and platforms who are in urgent need of a sense of humour transplant. The places where people don’t take themselves too seriously are always worth finding.
    5 points
  32. Now that's very cool! I almost hope this guy doesn't recognize any of my user names. I've been pretty much booted from every other forum and group in existence, with very few left behind to remember and miss me. Guess my abrasive nature isn't as appealing as I find it. Lol
    5 points
  33. Like it! I am after the Pulsar Pogue, nearly had one too, but eBay wouldn't let him sell to the UK, poss on account of some of his other wares. Meanwhile, I had to change into this 1970 diver because a) the date is correct and b) my new ventilated strap arrived. The back ... Who knew?
    4 points
  34. I`m finishing off going down market... BOBO BIRD, WOODEN WATCHES (made in China, Seagull automatic movement, [calibre unknown]) As I`ve said before they are cheap & cheerful but I like em
    4 points
  35. Ok...following my first abortive attempt where I hadn't read the rules properly and posted 4 different brands... I'll go with Seiko. Pilot's (well the dial is certainly pilots style). Seiko 'Spork'. Diver's. Seiko 'Sawtooth'. Dress. No white dials in my Seiko collection, but this Seiko silvery LCD should fit the bill and it's quartz. Seiko G575-4010. Casual. Seiko 'Caesar'.
    4 points
  36. The two for today turned out to be just the one, so with yesterday's purchase through the classifieds there should be two tomorrow. Today's one is a curious fellow, I can find practically nothing online of interest or use regarding Ornake other than they are Japanese. This watch cost me £37 including delivery. Here we go, starting with the packaging which is absolutely ridiculous Press the metal button on the wooden inner box (on this sub £40 purchase!) to reveal a simple quartz steel dress watch. It really is a beautiful box inside and out, and the watch looks surprisingly smart. The snap on case back is about the only visible cue (beyond the unknown name on the dial, although even that feels tasteful and reserved) that this is not an expensive masterpiece. Applied indices, good polish and finish, neat handset including nice sub second hand, clean minimalist dial, and overall a clean, crisp and smart looking watch imo. Wears nice and smart on the wrist, short lugs letting it disappear inside the width or my wrist without it looking too small. This thing could rival the infamous French Cake Watch for value. Only downside is a stiff strap that feels a little naff, although that and the buckle are both signed, along with the crown. Bargain! Seller had it to me within 48 hours, and still has 3 left on Ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-ORNAKE-WATCH-Luxury-Japanese-Precision-Timepiece-/224527667287?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 The box alone is worth the money! Roll on Thursday's haul.......
    4 points
  37. I’ll go Hamilton. Beater, I have to go with what I own. Pilot, another Khaki. Spirty, the Pan Europ which I like enough to actually buy,not sure whether I’d go green or blue though. Dress l, has to be the Boulton for me, something else I’d buy if I was so into a Tank or a Reverso one day.
    4 points
  38. Brought & Sold a few watches on here. Tbh I prefer this over Ebay as you generally only dealing with a small number of regular contributors. Although Roy does not ask for any money towards site/classifieds I'd rather give a contribution here than to Ebay as this is a exclusive forum for watch enthusiasts. Hopefully this is a minor blip and things will run as smooth as they been.
    4 points
  39. Providing they come in a nice box.
    3 points
  40. Voila! Sekonda definitely doing enough to get this watch into the top 1000 watches with a blue dial and a red accent. With some help from me.
    3 points
  41. Most of my spottings are in casino's or poker rooms or even corporate events. All pretty safe arenas to know I'm not about to knock them over the head and run off with their watch.
    3 points
  42. I’ve only bought one watch on the forum and not surprisingly it was a flawless experience, it was from the gaffer though! It would be a real shame should one bad experience, whether by accident or design, sully the process for everyone. I haven’t been around for very long but I can honestly say that I would have no qualms with posting a watch (except Colin, Colin the watch that is not Colin the Bricey, Colin the watch is coming with me to the afterlife) before payment was even received to all of the regular posters. This place is solid gold as far as I am concerned and should be valued as such.
    3 points
  43. I'm just happy when someone I speak to is wearing a watch that doesn't connect to their phone. The Fens is not the most affluent corner of these Isles, and Seiko, Citizen and Rotary seem to be the most common watches that I spot in interactions with clients or parents at the school gates (if I exclude Apple and other Smart watches). I have one client who has a few Date Justs, all vintage ones, he's a 75 year old builder cockney wideboy and all of his watches are more interesting for the story of the fight/bet/trip in which he acquired them than the actual watches themselves. I often wonder how many WIS's there are among my clients base and social circle, I'd imagine a handful are there but we've never stumbled into a conversation to identify each other. I'd love to find a "watch nerd buddy" in real life, hope you have a great night and make a good friend @JayDeep.
    3 points
  44. That, I feel, would need to be seen to be believed. Great story, however, and I look forward to hearing more about it. These encounters seem comparatively rare in this cautious world. I once commented on a chap’s Christopher Ward C60 at the gym I use (part of the local Holiday Inn). Turned out he was a member of the CW forum whose username I recognised when he told me, and he was staying in the hotel on business.
    3 points
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