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  1. Christopher Ward has been advertising on TV for a while... Christmas is coming up of course. The Watchshop used to advertise quite a bit on TV. And many years ago John Cleese famously did ads for Accurist, which always stuck in my head and were reprised about 10 years ago; https://www.marketingweek.com/accurist-reprises-classic-70s-cleese-ads/
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    The Tams' no.1 from the summer of 1971 (originally released in 1964)
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    Chi-lites - Oh Girl
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    Infernal - From Paris to Berlin Without disappearing down a rabbit hole... The 1956 No. 1 hit; Winifred Atwell 'Poor People of Paris' - 64 years is a LONG time in music
  5. Yeah, what nearly everyone else has said; Longines Stylish Well made Robust Good value Excellent brand Huge choice, widely available And buy an automatic, not a quartz. If you really want a quartz, save a fortune and buy a G-shock or Citizen A-T.
  6. I'm struggling to think of any others who were independent, didn't go bust, and remain independent But - and I'm not 100% sure - Gallet are still going, as are Enicar. I think both meet the criteria. Please correct me, if I'm wrong
  7. The date window on the Shinola would drive me crazy And the Citizen is a satellite wave, which I like alot. So...IMHO the only good reason for flipping is if you just don't wear something for quite some time.
  8. Interesting point. Perhaps these watches aren't about horology at all anymore. Perhaps they really are just about showing off; I have something you can't have. Where's the enjoyment in that? Watches are there to be worn, surely? As far as I can see, if I were fortunate enough to become a billionaire (I don't know what effect that would have on my mindset, but let's go with it), I'm not the kind of person who would feel the need to smugly stash away a watch that only I (and a handful of others) could afford. In other words, as @AVO asked, could I strap it to my wrist? In the case o
  9. TBH I'm a bit demotivated ATM and it seems to have got worse as this week has gone on. Work is dead and I've pretty much (although not entirely) run out of things to fix, repair, do-up, etc., which maybe makes me watch more videos and podcasts and I think the more you watch/listen the less interesting they can become if the style and content is similar each time. I think you're right about the price; perhaps that in itself makes it irrelevant subconsciously. But going on and on and on about how every micro-millimeter of the Lange was carved and polished by hand by saintly pixies over man
  10. I've just watched Watchfinder's latest video on the Lange 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkkunst. I'm a fan of their videos...or at least I have been. This video is full of detail, great photography and narration, gushing appreciation and acclaim for the watch, of which only 30 have been made (so actually a limited edition). Actually too gushing. And this is the thing; the longer I listened, the less interested I became - the more overflowing the torrent of praise, the less I cared - until by the end, I felt I wouldn't want one if it were simply given to me. It was almost as if in
  11. According to Scottish Watches, those on a waiting list for discontinued models may or may not get their watches. Specifically they mentioned a WoS AD saying that anyone on a waiting list for a Hulk has been moved to a waiting list for the new Cermit (Ceramic Kermit). One Rolex boutique has promised the waiting list they have will be fulfilled. So, it appears to be a bit of a lottery, presumably depending on how many discontinued models have been made, yet to be delivered, and the AD relationship with Rolex?
  12. You don't need to set the transmitter - it picks one automatically - it's the time zone that you may need to change.
  13. Yeah, they sync with the strongest signal. Citizen A-Ts let you choose the time zone you want (the manual tells you how to do it) which is handy for holidays, etc. UK-spec ones are pre-set to the UK time. They can always be set to another time zone if you wish. They're excellent.
  14. As Swiss Toni once said, putting your name down on a Rolex waiting list is very much like making love to a beautiful woman; you go somewhere nice and beg and plead for one, buy all sorts of gifts with you wages for the month, and let them walk all over you, just to get the chance to get your pen out, sign up for it and hope you'll finally get to pull it off. Some nice Doxa Sub 200s there.
  15. It'll go to the people still on the waiting list , unless it runs out, in which case they've been on the waiting list for something that they quite literally cannot buy . As for the new releases, it's just more stuff I will never buy. Interesting in a new watch release kind-of-way, but whatever. Couldn't afford any of it anyway, even if it was actually for sale in a shop. You know, like when you go into a shop to buy something and you are treated courteously with good customer service as you would expect to be treated and to treat others, where the staff are actually half interested in se
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