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  1. As I don't have children I don't feel any need to die rich. The 710 has cost me more in three watches over about three decades than I have 'lost' in about the same time buying and selling approaching 50. Have only ever bought 4 watches from new. Wearing one of them today , the only one I still own. Made a slight profit on a watch once which didn't sell on either of the forums of which I am a member by being forced to sell on the dreaded eBay. Other than a couple of services my main costs have been replacement straps and postage, I assume this to be true of most folk here.
  2. Last of 4 then a few days off at last same gloves , no improvement in the coffee. stay safe peeps it ain't over yet !
  3. nope , sorry (not sorry!) not sure which needs shooting more ... the eagle or the person who though that 'orrible sub dial was a good idea ! the rest looks ok - even though the hands look a bit GS (which would be great on a GS if you know what i mean) there , i said it
  4. for me its an Oris BC8 regulator. sadly the pics are gone as PB booted all its non fee paying users pic nicked from another watch forum posted 2009 - mods delete if this is an apocalyptic faux pas ... sadly this shot does the thing absolutely no justice.
  5. A / set the minute hand to match the second hand - so that when the second hand hits the 12 the minute hand is bang on ? or B / set the minute hand to reflect the actual time and chill out re the position of the second hand ?
  6. My biggest problem is work. I need to register a watch to enter secure areas. I also need something bang on accurate and cheap as it stands a good chance of getting damaged. Thus 4 or 5 days a week it's a G. So there are only 2 or 3 days a week for a proper horological wallet killer. We don't do the black tie stuff any more so high end dress watches are superfluous. So back to the old stalwarts of GS and Omega for something smart casual. Ideas ? I didn't wear a GMT when traveling and they are about as useful as moon phase - so that's a no ! Non digital chronographs are just not my
  7. it is an SRP025 - with the 4R15A - no hacking but a ridiculously good time keeper. the bracelet on this one is also one of the best i have ever seen on a seiko - ok normally that isnt saying much but this is the only seiko that i have left on the metal rather than a rhino or rubber'esque strap including the MM. doing a SOTC was a bit tounge in cheek as have always said i am not a collector. re the g shocks i just fancied a change in work watch ; mainly as i found the 5610 buttons too fiddly. that said i like it too much to get rid of it just yet. have had a lot of watches in
  8. Good question. They have the mass market product end already. I would have thought going down the veblan route of the same production numbers at a higher price would be the way to go. Bit like the rolex way of doing things - perfectly in good watches sold for silly money because folks are daft enough to pay it, and it's not as if Rolex are rare.
  9. A lot of this waffle about branding perhaps comes down to what the wearer thinks of other peoples opinion of his or her watch. Since moi couldn't give a flying fig what anyone else thinks of my stuff GS can call themselves what ever they want as long as they make a decent product at a not too stupid price.
  10. One of 2 g shocks for work 4 or 5 days a week plus something different for the remaining days of that week.
  11. Doing some actual work today , after a coffee break ... Makes a nice change from staan' aboot aw day. stay safe peeps
  12. 710s can be weird though. Never interested in my watchs she seemed odly concerned when informed 2 sold and one out for a donation. The trick seems to be never have them all on display at the same time. That way substitutions can be made without increasing the apparent total. Much like the ever popular foot-the-ball team sport which I am informed remains popular in certain circles.
  13. GS just for handing the best hands. But there is lots of other stuff out there JLC, A Lange & whoever, Baum & thingummy to almost name just a few...
  14. well its in some sort of generic box now and on its way almost home
  15. cull complete - carnage more like - down to 6 again the cull saw 3 out in 2 days ... but that leaves a couple of spaces to fill (and no , no messing about with my 3 boxes of cufflinks) no hurry to buy , not sure exactly what to get yet but as ever in no hurry. something slightly dressy (no dive nor chrono and unlikely to be quartz) stay safe peeps
  16. hi, as you know i am souper dooper organizzzzed and stuff. could the person from whom i bought me 69 frometh remind I if there was and box/papers etc and so forth. in looking for them one has found something else which is nice , but thats not the point ... no bigee , in fact as i cant find any and the only place for watch boxes is the watch box box them, then there may well no longer be any , if indeedy there ever were. clear ? I do hope so Huzzah ! P.M. is fine if you so choose - i wouldnt blame you stay safe peeps
  17. sell your children ! new at the top end of my budget realistically. am looking at near mint used of a few models. snowflake ?
  18. its ok 2fags , got them directly from the bloke that used to own their bottling sites - they are proper prototypes . no labels yet only identified by numbered caps. have tasted better stout ( i prefer sweeter & creamer) but the ipa was good (even if i prefer a trad IPA to the trendy yank variety) , but the ruby has the most potential . the only reason i mention it as work is the bloke who gave me the booze is a work colleague ... its a tough life ... erm NOT ! thanks for your concern though
  19. Sadly I even had to bring work home. Less sadly it was beer tasting prototypes for a Fife brewer. So far the chocolate stout is good, the IPA is very good and the ruby is brilliant. Wearing an analogue watch is great it means I am not at the coalface.
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