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artistmike

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  1. I have this Limited Edition one from the Winter Olympics which I rather like .....
  2. The chap on the forum to talk to about these is Silver Hawk, who is something of an expert, so it might be an idea to drop him a line and see what he has to say. It's a lovely watch in great condition and has the potential for going on for years.
  3. It's great to see something that bit different that really showcases what is possible in good watchmaking. I'm completely and totally envious.
  4. This one while I do a bit of DIY this morning...
  5. Just to wind up Jay this morning, I think I shall have to give Snoopy an outing. ...
  6. This one today on another soggy morning....
  7. When I eventually manage to wake up properly, I shall be popping this one on.....
  8. I have to admit to owning 'a few' G Shocks, of which currently this is my favourite. Radio-controlled time and solar charging make it a great 'pick up and go watch and useful for setting the time on my others. What's not to like.
  9. This old favourite for me this morning, have a good Sunday all ...
  10. I've always had the same problem with wives.
  11. Rain at last !!!! .... Just what the garden needs as we've not seen any down here for ages!
  12. I think that they are probably the first watch that I've seen for a while that really appeals to me. Clear, easy to read and functional. Shame that it's probably just that bit too big for me these days, but being titanium they might just work, so I'd like to try one on in the flesh, but there's not a lot of chance of that down here in my neck of the woods unfortunately! ...
  13. We use watches to tell the time? ...
  14. I've mentioned before that a friend of mine was the senior technician for Rolex in the UK and part of his job was to be involved in the process of building watches like this for individual clients that wanted something a little exclusive, and that included several members of the royal family. Selecting the diamonds involved trips to Hatton Garden to scrutinize and pick the correct sizes and brilliance, and could take a great deal of time just to collect together the number needed to do the job and involved a great deal of knowledge of gemstones. Even then, back in the nineteen eighties there was no shortage of demand for the service and I suspect that today with so much conspicuous wealth about, they are probably busier than ever as the disparity between the have's and have not's has grown exponentially. Football used to be the 'game of the people'. Unfortunately it's now become just another example whereby the punters are conned out of millions to keep a few in the lifestyle they have grown to expect and to buy them baubles like these.
  15. This one for me today on a bit of a damp one....
  16. I agree, Tissot quartz chronographs are usually well-made and this is the nicest Tour one that they have come up with for a while, though I'm not that keen on the numbers disappearing on the chrono sub dials as I like them to be legible. Not a bad effort all round though, it's perhaps just a bit too big for me though at 45.5mm.
  17. It seems that Tissot, a sponsor for the Tour, have introduced a Tour model with a rather snazzy second hand. Price looks to be £398
  18. This one for me today ...
  19. It sounds as though your husband has done his research and given you two options, the one he really likes and a cheaper alternative if you didn't want to spend that much. ...
  20. I agree with this under most normal usage of the word, so I don't see how any Smartwatch can be considered 'unique'. This watch I own, however, could be considered 'unique'. It is a prototype of a model that was not taken up by the manufacturer, so is the only complete one in existence. Now that is truly 'unique'.
  21. I'm pretty sure that Bulova do a model with an octagonal bezel
  22. Some nice buzzers there ! I used to fish Bewl Water when I lived in Kent and it never used to cease to amaze me that in that massive water a trout would find the smallest of buzzers for a take. In fact, my best brace of fish ever, were taken in the height of summer on the smallest of buzzers after flogging myself to death all day trying every conceivable lure and fly I could. Then, the tiniest of buzzers fished in the surface film took a couple of beauties in quick succession. Fly-fishing can be weird at the best of times.
  23. Thanks! Back in those days I used to enter the Benson and Hedges fly tying championships which was very demanding, great fun though ... I still like to get out occasionally and thrash the water with the odd rendition that I've knocked up, and I always think that the Dynamic goes with the style.
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