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  1. Yeah, agree with them. Specifically Rolex - that bloody magnified date window. How hard is it to see a date window? I'm sure it's helpful to some people but they seem to be on 90% of Rolexes I see.
  2. What are your watch design pet peeves? I'll begin... - when the hands are the same colour as the dial, or close. - over large crowns - quartz watch second hands that don't line up with the minute markers.
  3. I'm wearing a cheap quartz temporary watch until I can afford a new one. The Tissot was my first 'real' watch.
  4. This week I sold my Tissot Le Locle. I loved the watch, but in the end I felt it was a little too large for my taste (39mm, but with a thin bezel making the dial look huge). I only had the watch three months. Now that I've sold it I feel quite bad. :( I know it was the correct thing to do, but I feel like a traitor. I can see the watch now on my bedside table. Normally I'd be putting the watch on for the day but today it's being packed up to be sent away. Emotional about a watch? Is it strange?
  5. Buy it. Sensational Seamaster. Will always be valuable.
  6. Some interesting replies. Seems that a lot of people like larger watches. Personally, I subscribe to the "less is more" philosophy. Even my 39mm x 9mm Le Locle feels a bit big for me, but that's probably because it has a thin bezel and large dial. I don't think I could ever wear a watch over 42mm. Looking at the prestige makers, like Blancpain, Vacheron, Patek etc, their average dress watch today seems to be about 40mm. And most have large dials, like my Tissot. This must be the current fashion. What I wonder is whether this current fashion will stay, or whether dress watches will eventually shrink back to the 35-38mm range of old...
  7. I just saw an "Ultra-Slim" Blancpain Villeret at 10.50mm thickness. That's 1.5mm thicker than my Tissot Le Locle! How is that "Ultra Slim"?? I'm very confused by modern watch dimensions. I mean, what are the guidelines these days? Is a dress watch sub 40mm? Sub 42mm? 44mm? And what about thickness? Is 10mm/11mm considered 'slim' these days? Finally, do you think the larger size of watches is a passing fad, or is it here to stay? And will they get BIGGER? Cheers.
  8. Some hideous watches above. But I must admit I quite like the John Wayne watch!
  9. Thank you William, that's helpful. Perhaps they included the crown in their measurements. Hopefully they will reply soon and confirm your identification.
  10. It's gold plated. That doesn't concern me too much, as I can't afford a solid gold watch anyway. And I believe the gold plating of yesteryear was much better than it is today.
  11. Wearing this today. And every day, as it's my only watch.
  12. Good evening, chaps. Can I get your (much respected) opinions on this De Ville, please. I'm in the market for a vintage Omega but I'm on a limited budget. Is the price right, or too much? Also it seems to have a small mark near the 12 o clock. Would that bother you? Can it be easily remedied? I'm awaiting a message regarding the case number and movement calibre. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280736609184?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 Thank you! P.S. please don't anyone buy it! At least not until I've made in informed decision. :)
  13. Thanks for the book reference and sound advice Mike. I like the forum very much. Sure I'll stick around.
  14. Very sensible advice! I'll start with the cheapest junk I can find and go from there... Cheers!
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