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  1. Sitting out in the garden with my Omega SMP coaxial today.
  2. In my view its a different sort of Rolex from the ubiquitous DJ, Sub etc. It may not have the meteoric rise in value of the others but looks very wearable and versatile. Buy it, wear it and don't listen to those who call the Air King an ' entry level' watch.
  3. I have mine covered all risks worldwide under my contents policy. Make sure you have them covered while you wear them them outside the home.
  4. Superb. You can't go wrong with a Rolex even if it's the one watch you own.
  5. I was doing both 10 years ago and lost more on watches than shares. Mind you I always steered clear of retail as remember C and A in the 1980s.
  6. Good point. It's fairly well known and borne out in practice that only Rolex really go up in value. Others appear to but are probably only keeping up with inflation. Still more sink like a stone or were overpriced in the first place.
  7. Sun is out again, so is my SMP300 coaxial.
  8. Old faithful Omega SMP coaxial today.
  9. Fancied something different today so pulled out this old Eterna Porsche Design 25 jewel automatic. This was the first 'modern' watch I bought after my vintage phase.
  10. I've had a few solar powered watches and always leave them on a windowsill with no issues whatsoever. My latest Citizen Promaster even gets radio updates inside which is better than my GPS watch.
  11. Citizen eco drive promaster S035899. Radio controlled accuracy, Chronograph, alarm, combined with an older technology circular slide rule.
  12. Busy day out and about so wearing my Rolex Sub 16610 from 2005.
  13. Blustery and rainy day today (typical early May BH). Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116503 to cheer things up a bit.
  14. Omega Seamaster professional automatic Coaxial movement today.
  15. I'd be in two minds about this but for the money I'd have it done. Tag Heuer aren't Rolex with all their hype and inflation and used values aren't as buoyant. Unless the marks etc mean something to you or mark memorable events then have it done and enjoy the new watch.
  16. Monday morning and time to wear my Grail watch as today marks three years since I retired from work. Zenith Triple date moon phase Chronograph with El Primero movement. Bought from Fraser Hart in London with my annual bonus back in 2016.
  17. Interesting. Originally I had the usual mortgage etc so could only watch while others paraded around their expensive wrist pieces. Then I found I could afford some and my interest started as did my appreciation of quality watches. As a result I now have a decent collection which I can also treat as convertible assets and wear when I fancy. My best purchase was probably my grail Zenith El Primero Triple date moon phase and most expensive my Rolex Daytona. This was partly funded by a tax rebate after I retired. I also play guitar and wanted a Gibson ES335. This entailed selling two watches to fund but was well worth it in my opinion.
  18. Citizen Promaster radio controlled, EcoDrive. New acquisition which had to wait for a bracelet to arrive. More features than the local cinema and solar powered which will appeal to the climate changers.
  19. This is a common problem with 7750 movements and their derivatives. The date spring is made of fairly weak metal and is easy to break. I've had several replaced with stronger ones to avoid the issue.
  20. This Sinn. Wore it a few times but quickly sold it. Something didn't quite feel right.
  21. I had a Junghans Gold plate auto a few years ago and yes it had a rattly rotor. Was one reason I sold it.
  22. Lovely sunny Spring day so it would be rude not to wear something to suit the weather.
  23. Zenith El Primero Triple date moon phase Chronograph. Although the movement is well known, this particular iteration is fairly rare and very cherished.
  24. 2 Rolex, 1 Omega 2 Ollech Wajs 1 Zenith 1 Tag Heuer 1 Glycine 1 Porsche Design 1 Steinhart.
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