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  1. Sounds like a good excuse to withdraw it from sale & buy something that pairs with it. Go on, do it, you know it makes sense
  2. Over the years I've probably owned 100's of watches. I've taken photos of most, though probably not all, of them so I'm going to try & tot up roughly how many I have owned. I do know that the watch that started me off on this particular hobby/obsession was a Seiko 6105 150m diver. I bought this off Ebay from Watchco Australia, it was a bit lived in but all original so I wish I still had this. I did keep it for a good few years but eventually sold it. A regret due to its originality & the fact that all original examples are quite hard to find now & expensive. According to the photos
  3. I like that Does it have a name (apart from Bulova Accutron) or model number?
  4. Why would you call it a sweet chariot?
  5. A chunky bit of brass for me today (as it was yesterday & Sunday) - the light is at the end of the tunnel, or as Boris put it yesterday: the crocus is poking through the frost (or something like that!)! Stay safe & have a good week
  6. Armida for me - bezel being used to time the flapjack I've just put in the oven - have a good weekend all
  7. Yep that's looks fantastic. Though I think that I too would struggle to tell the time with those hands - solid hands in a contrasting colour would be my preference - but it's probably clearer in reality than it is in photos. I'm not a fan of fully lumed dial's but that looks quite subtle & quite brilliant. I love the caseback too. Fantastic mod & I hope you get many years of enjoyment from it
  8. Min Not sure to be honest & I'm not sure I've got any fat springbars in my spares emporium to try. It does have drilled lugs though so strap changes are a doddle. I got my Steeldive Sumo for under £100 (rubber strap model). I am the 2nd owner (at least) but it's in excellent, as new, condition & came with box & unsigned guarantee card. They're not an expensive watch, even when new, but it pays to look on the forums. Whatever you end up paying they offer outstanding value for money
  9. After my recent purchase I'd recommend Steeldive but not sure they do one in your preferred size. They're Chinese, use Seiko movements & have a UK website now. Vostok are a good shout as are most of the other Russian watch manufacturers (Raketa, Poljot etc). Or how about a vintage Seiko 5 - Roy has/had a very nice one available in the sales section. These look great, have good build quality & fairly basic auto only movements (not that I know anything about watch movements!) .
  10. I'm with you as regards Rolex. I've seen & worn a few (I've never owned one though) & wasn't that impressed. I'm getting less excited by Seiko's offerings these days despite it being the brand that started me off down the watch collecting path. I'm not familiar enough with Longines to form an opinion but of the luxury brands I do, generally, seem to like Omega's. If I was in the market for a luxury watch then that's probably be where I'd look. However the absolute best quality watch I've ever seen, & briefly worn, was owned by a now sadly deceased watch mad friend of mine. Th
  11. They're all rip off's of one watch or another - they're such a well made watch it seems a shame, to me, that they don't offer their own original designs. Presume they only produce what they think will sell well. Anyway whatever the production/selling strategy of the company it's a great watch, obviously very popular & I dare say they can sell as many as they make. The jury's out on the bezel but I'll leave it as it is for the moment. Unlike some (who are obviously all mad) I happen to like Nato straps. I've never tried a Marine Nationale strap so I've ordered one of those for it. Th
  12. This arrived the other day. Bought from TZUK for a very reasonable price. In 2 words: it's superb! The fit & finish is amazing really & definitely on a par with much more expensive makes. The only thing I don't like is the lumed bezel insert. Does anyone know if an aftermarket bezel for a genuine Seiko Sumo will fit the Steeldive?? I know others love lumed bezels but I don't & can't really see the point of them. Anyway, the lume itself (on dial, hands & bezel) is very bright & long lasting. Timekeeping - via the usual Seiko NH35 movt - seems excellent. I'll repeat wha
  13. No clue but good question! I'm only 57 so I'm hoping that this is something I'm not going to have give serious thought to for some time! My watch collection is usually in a state of change so nothing's been left to anyone specific in my will. My youngest step-daughter has an interest in watches & has a small collection (Baby-g - old but reliable back up digital, Suunto - daily/work watch, Tag Heuer - last I heard in a drawer with a duff battery & Breitling - still worn occasionally) so may want to choose one, not sure my nephew even wears a watch & I doubt my neice will want o
  14. Had one a while ago - can't remember which but it had the little propellor seconds hand - a very nice watch but I was going through an anti-quartz phase so didn't keep it very long. I think I sold it on the forum
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