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  • Birthday 29/06/1974

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  1. I always love the vintage size, in this case I think we'd be flat out of luck as I believe there in only one Avigation Bigeye in circulation that Longines weren't even aware of until someone contacted their museum.
  2. Just picked up this petrol blue column wheel beauty, not normally my sort of thing but when I saw it in the flesh and on my wrist it looks even better than the press photos. Longines are really smashing it with the heritage lines IMHO.
  3. I accidentally bought myself another watch for my Birthday yesterday...oops! I love that there is a magnifier hidden in the recess of the date window. Chopard LUC GMT in the rain by dougal74, on Flickr Chopard LUC GMT in the rain by dougal74, on Flickr LUC GMT 16/1867 by dougal74, on Flickr LUC GMT 16/1867 by dougal74, on Flickr
  4. Personally I think the larger and smaller HCs wear bigger than their stated diameters due to the lugs. My choice would be an Oris Aquis 39.5mm or the Seiko SPB149.
  5. Casio is a great choice. I wear mine more than I do any other watch, has to be over 12 years old and barely a mark on it... ProTrek Compass by dougal74, on Flickr
  6. There is nothing that Rolex offer that GS doesn't match or beat. GS was founded to defeat the Swiss in various metrics and they do it. Plus their dials and finishing are jaw dropping - simply wonderful. However, they don't have the brand cachet amongst the ignorant and some models suffer with value retention. That shouldn't really matter if one of the GS models speaks to you. 11 Great Grand Seikos
  7. Trying to wear a new watch each day this week! Navitimer by dougal74, on Flickr
  8. Doing a spd check on my wife's new watch, looking around +4 at the moment... Cartier Tank by dougal74, on Flickr
  9. I have sat across a number of watch auctions for the past few weeks. During initial lockdown reserves were high and bid volumes low. The past fortnight bids have often been crazy (volume and level) with people paying close to Chrono24 prices before buyers premium. i don’t think it’s just watches though, I was looking at a BBQ for sale close to me. Buy it new for £499 at John Lewis, bidding at £600 with 1 day to go!!!
  10. I asked for advice on a new watch from this good parish. Lots was forthcoming and greatly appreciated. Received it today. Rubbish outer box, inner box, watch setting. Oh well, you don't wear the box etc. Tried it on, bracelet/clasp a little jangly. And all in all, I thought meh...I hope it grows on me: - ROLEX DJ2 by dougal74, on Flickr ...then I took it into the sun...and...wow!!! ROLEX DJ4 by dougal74, on Flickr
  11. Pointless but fun all the same! Reminds me of the video with John Mayer where he explains his one off PP with a salmon dial. He asked specifically for luminous hands so he could read the time on stage in low light...questioner asks him if he's ever worn it on stage and JM laughs and admits not!
  12. There was an auction 5 years ago with the following details: - Longines Conquest Wristwatch, Ref. L1.613.9, C. 2000Longines Conquest wristwatch, ref. L1.613.9Switzerland, c. 2000Quartz movement, hour, minute, second, dateAnthracite dial, gold handsWatch case, original strap and butterfly clasp of partially gold plated titaniumWatch case no. 27447247; snap-in caseback Yours looks very similar to that.
  13. MM300 by dougal74, on Flickr Seamaster Chrono by dougal74, on Flickr
  14. The bezel marker on my Aerospace at 15 mins. It interferes with turning the crown so I always have the bezel askew!
  15. I have been on a waiting list for a BB58 for ages and frankly I think I'm done with all the Rolex/Tudor market manipulation. That said, if you've set your heart on a BB you should wait, though if you have a bigger wrist a used Pelagos might work better? For around £900 I'd be sorely tempted by (depending on your wrist size and how chunky you want it): - Marathon GSAR Auto Squale 1521 (or 50 Atmos if you have the wrist for it) Glycine Combat Sub Yema Superman Maxi I've excluded Seiko as your already have one but I really like the look of the SPB149J1 coming in June.
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