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  1. An automatic is my next purchase when i can find one within my limited price. Probably a seiko 5 or similar.

    The Rotary is a Rotary Elite 200M as you can see it has a panarai look with out resorting to a dodgy chinese copy. There are a few still kicking around the bay, I'm also looking for a white faced one to go with the one i already have. The strap is a bit dodgy though and needs replacing.

    Cheers

    Ian

  2. Thanks Paul,

    I'll probably hold out for a better one, then as i don't really want a distressed one :) and was hoping to pick up a pepsi bezel to go with it. Thanks for the advice I like the smaller divers personally i'm not into the can of tuna on the wrist look. I might look for a nice old chrono otherwise if i can't find a nice diver.

    Cheers

    Ian

  3. Now then,

    I'm shopping on the bay for me first proper auto, I like the look of this as a bit of a project, how much should i pay and how easy is to get a new bezel for it.

    Its item no. 110082180827 if you fancy a look, currently at a fiver and its local so i might go an collect it.

    Vintage Seiko 5 sports 6309 divers style watch

    On black resin strap. Runs when shaken. Pepsi bezel is the original, but is quite distressed. Model No 6309-836A serial 270101 which dates it to July 1982

    Thanks

    Ian

  4. You guys asked for photos so here goes :) I went a bit David Baliey on the pics so don't take the mick too much

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    my old Accurist Chronograph - I don't wear it any more but it was my 21st birthday present so hold great sentimental value.

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    My daily work wear at the minute, cheap and cheerful but looks fairly different from most of the cheap dress watches i'd seen up to then.

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    Xmas present from my beloved, i wear this weekends and going out, i love the polished steel and strap combo.

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    And finally my new arrival a bargain from the bay £30 ! which i think will be on my wrist for a while, needs a new strap as the rubber one does nothing for it or me, i was thinking of a hirsch Liberty or a Rally in dark brown, what do guys think?

    Go gently with me lads :)

  5. Now Then Lads and Lasses,

    Another Yorkshire man, (well adopted I married a Yorkshire lass) has arrived. I've been lurking for a while, and I've finally joined up. I haven't started my collection proper but have a few interesting dress quartz watches i like and am looking for a Seiko 5 to start my collection of automatics off. All this is the fault of a mate who's just bought an Oris artilier, and has got me interested in watches.

    I work in IT and have an 11 year old lad (going on 20 more like) :)

    Regards

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