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Everything posted by whatmeworry

  1. Why do you think I bought it :) I'm 50% of the way there with the grey beard so just need the red hat to complete the look.
  2. Can't help you on the bezel I'm afraid, but that is a great looking Seiko.
  3. Totally agree, often I think they look great. Having said that I've never owned a watch with one on so don't know if they'd really give me any value beyond aesthetics.
  4. Wow, that G10 shot really is close up!
  5. :huh: I'm not sure I grasp this concept. Quartz is quartz. What, the "high end" crystal is mined by chaste, virgin nubiles and lovingly sliced down by faeries, and assembled by elves in a secret workshop? I say work to your grail. I recall reading that Rolex is ruining (a matter of taste and perspective) the Explorer I by enlarging it (36mm -> 39mm?) but fitting it with same size hands. :thumbsdown: Now might be the time pick up the old model (semi-steeply discounted), or watch for an owner trading up to the new and selling the older model pre-owned. The quartz movement is thermo-compensated so its less affected by variations in temperature. This means its accurate to about 20s a year rather than 20s a month (for a regular quartz).
  6. Nice one AT. I never get tired of seeing what Peace River has to offer.
  7. I think my next step has to be visiting some ADs and spending a bit of time handling and trying on both watches. That might well make up my decision for me one way or the other.
  8. Cheers Mel, already done the Alpha thing (I've owned and flipped 4 including an Explorer) but they just left me wanting more. I did seriously think about getting an MKII Vantage but again I think I'd end up still wanting the Rolex.
  9. That does seem like a pretty good, have your cake and eat it style plan. Cheers guys!
  10. That's quite right. I bought a watch recently from Robert watches (again a German company selling Swiss made watches) and that was how it worked. Love the Steinharts in this thread, but sadly I suspect they'd be too big for my skinny lady wrists.
  11. I couldn't agree more....... :thumbsup: Not sure if you're agreeing that I'm an idiot or that the Explorer would be a fitting 40th birthday present....
  12. :lol: :lol: I would hold out for the Rolex, better value in the long run. That being said if you can buy the Breitling second hand at a keen price you may well be able to sell it in a years time for reasonable money and trade up to the Explorer with your savings. LOL - no, that's not quite it (and if it was I doubt I'd have this dilemma! ) I don't know if this is me being an idiot, but part of me quite likes the idea of getting the Breitling because it means the Explorer is way out of reach again. Shouldn't a grail be hard to attain? I'm 37 now, so resetting my watch fund to zero would mean (at my current rate of saving) I could afford the Explorer for my 40th birthday, which feels kind of appropriate. Although having said that I'd love it sooner.
  13. Here's one from my trek to work yesterday.
  14. Not for me as I'm scaling down at the moment. Think I might be getting a decent watch box for the first time though.
  15. Also, I work for a bank who have proved quite fond of redundancy lately so am keen not to go down the credit route!
  16. I have considered looking into finance options but I'm reluctant to go that route as it sets a precedent for me. All my watch purchases to date have been funded in a very specific way (won't go into it in detail but basically its by making savings elsewhere) and this allows me to indulge my hobby without worrying that I'm taking money away from my family.
  17. I've been collecting watches for a while now and built up a healthy collection of cheap and cheapish pieces plus one nicer one (a Sinn 656). What I've found lately though is that the cheaper watches are giving me less and less pleasure and I'm fed up having so many watches that most rarely get worn. I've decided to scale down from 20+ pieces to 7 and use the funds this raises to buy something nicer than anything I currently have. In the last 2 days I've managed to sell 6 watches so I'm not doing badly. At the moment I'm looking at 2 watches, both Swiss but otherwise quite different. Whichever I get I'd almost certainly buy pre-owned from a reputable dealer. The first is the Breitling Colt II quartz. I love the idea of having a high end quartz watch and this is quite different from anything else in my collection. Based on current prices for a mint used piece, I reckon I could afford to buy one early in the new year. Second option is the Rolex Explorer I. This is pretty much a grail of mine and a watch I definitely want to own at some point. The downside though is I won't be able to afford it until early in 2012 with no money to buy anything else in the meantime. So, any thoughts on either watch or sage advice on what I should do. Cheers, Olly
  18. Join the club...mine top the scales @ 7"!! 6.5 " for me. Shame as I have an orange Mako too and that looks great!
  19. I think you'll have trouble getting something with scratch proof glass for less the ones a tender. I'd recommend the Timex field watches though, cheap, simple and pretty hard wearing.
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