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  1. You have clearly never been to Bravissimo.
  2. I rather like Hamiltons. They are stylish and different and sit in a similar position in my mental pecking order to Oris but as noted above have the advantage of using ETA movements as an in house partner. I have nearly bought 1 several times this year for a change from the norm.
  3. At the risk of repeating an earlier question from others, does anyone have an idea what movement is used in these? Cheers Padders
  4. Ok Ok fair comment, I shall make more of an effort starting here. That is 2 off at least! I have seen a Damasko, Archimede and various RLTs that I would have loved in the last week alone. My collection needs some churn to keep it intersting.. Padders
  5. It is bloody frustrating though. I dip in and out now and then and don't post a lot but every now and then see a must have watch and now cant even comment on it. I can understand giving active members first dibs but that doesn't stop it being annoying...
  6. I don't blame you for fancying the date, I quite fancy a chrono one to accompany my exisiting date version, so like you in reverse. Mine is on a tan leather strap as I find the metal band a hair pulling nightmare. I noticed in passing that the Damasko DS36 looks rather suspiciously similar and would probably be my first port of call if I was parted from mine again, either that or get another Date from fleabay. The only problem is the last few good ones have gone for silly money ie ~£500see http://www.gnomonwatches.com/DamaskoDA36.html for the Damasko picture. Have been looking at black planet ocean today, but i think that will be rather a financial stretch so it may come down to a full size replacement SMP. I did look at the Coax SMPs but they are beginning to turn me off with all the desperate Bond themed marketing. The ltd edition with 007 on the second hand -makes me retch for instance. Rather reminds me of that other film based watch tie-in the Micky mouse Timex. Obviously YMMV.
  7. Thanks for the tip, have had a look and while they are certainly striking and undoubtedly attractive, I am not really a big fan of 70's inspired designs as I perceive these to be. They rather remind me of the bulky bezels on the orignal Omega dynamics or the Jacky Ickx bull head, nice but not my thing. The ones that do stand out are the twin crown diver jobbies:nice.
  8. Hehehe I would never deliberately part with the Dynamic, seriously never. It was actually stolen along with the SMP but a keen police sgt found it 50 yards from the house where the scrote had dropped it thank god. It is far and away the most appealing watch i have ever owned and I have to force myself to wear other supposedly superior stuff. It was and IMO remains THE Omega bargain of the last 10 years, particularly as they used to be ~£250 on ebay. One crazy idea is that I get a Longines Legend diver, but then it does have the black face thing I was trying to avoid going on I suppose. I have spent the night looking at Damaskos, Sinns and Stowas but the ones I like dont readily fall into the price range I seek.
  9. I spoke to the loss adjuster today and she seemed to imply that while they would try to reinstate, I would be given the opportunity to choose and alternative or pay extra for a more expensive repacement if I wished. I expressly enquired about getting the full size for instance and she said this would not be a problem. This is why I set the price range above as I imagine they will value the mid size at ~£1200 where as I could afford to add a few hundred to that for the right watch.
  10. Some thieving low-life relieved me of much of the contents of my house last weekend including my mid-size blue face SMP 300m chronometer, not the bond one but the electric blue face with the chrome bezel. Fortunately I am fully insured so this gives me a dilemma... do I just replace it like for like (though I might try the full size now) or look at something a little different? All suggestions in the £1200-£1400 ballpark will be appreciated. Fortunately I still have other stuff including my 1999 Omega Dynamic and O&W A120 so I am not exactly bereft for the time being, but this does mean I am a little heavy on black face military style pieces and will consequently be looking for summat else. What would you get and why? Cheers
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