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About borobiffa

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  1. I've got around 60 watches now and have never contemplated selling any... the more I learn the more I want, although I am now trying to slow the rate of my purchases...
  2. Alpinist for a weekend walking in the lake district. Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  3. I still have my timex from when I was 6 or 7 - back in the mid 70s. Sometimes see them on Ebay, people trying to sell them as 'military'!
  4. We should all be safe to wear our watches, but unfortunately we aren't. As has been said earlier in the thread they are well known, valuable and easy to sell on. I wear a cheap casio when I'm anywhere unfamiliar. I hope, by some miracle you get it back. Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  5. Wow. Lovely watch. Would love one. Can I ask how long you had to wait? I see so much written about shortages it would be interesting to hear about the route you took to get one!
  6. Prices do seem to have gone a bit mad, although a lot of people do seem to still be a bit sniffy about the Welsh made models. I can't help but think that any watch that still works 50-70 years after it was made, despite probably having a tough life can't be all bad...
  7. Just thought I'd share a couple of pictures of my collection of Smiths watches (... Well Smiths and a few Ingersolls from their joint venture). I've got a few more waiting to be fixed up. I've got a soft spot for the purple dialled one! Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  8. ... Another speedy... I'm sure it won't be the last today... Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  9. I've used the chronograph functions on a couple of my watches and the inner 'compass' bezel of my seiko alpinist, but it's a rare occurrence. I guess it's not too different to cars (and many other products) - plenty of features that I like or appreciate (from an engineering and design perspective), but I'm unlikely to use. I can't ever imagine finding out if my car can really hit 155mph, but I like the idea it can...
  10. My new seiko sarb017... Hope you've all had a good weekend Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  11. When I first got interested in watches I was buying cheap and cheerful on a regular (weekly!?) basis, mainly from ebay. I collected mainly vintage British watches and then branched out to Russian and East German. This kind of stopped around a year ago with my first big watch purchases (a new Speedmaster Pro and then a used Rolex oyster perpetual date). I seem to have calmed down since then and I don't think I've bought a watch since - instead I've spent my time finding out lots more about lots of different watches and started to build my ultimate wish list (rather than just buying whatever cheap watch caught my eye). There are still about 20 watches on my wish list, from around £130 upwards. I've not quite got to the point where I start selling some of my (haphazard!) collection, but i can almost see it on the horizon... I'm now in a place where I've got the funds to buy another watch from my list. I've been looking at a JLC master control, but for that sort of money I could instead get 3 other watches from my list - a Tudor Black Bay 58, a Longines master moonphase (or a vintage JLC dress watch) and a Seiko Alpinist. Thoughts on which way to go are welcome!
  12. Hope you are all having a good day! Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  13. Happy Easter. Sent from my BKL-L09 using Tapatalk
  14. Hi. I'm currently on holiday in the USA. Today we had a day off from the theme parks so Mrs B could go shopping. Not a lot to interest me, but did have a quick look around a citizen "Outlet" shop. No prices on display but did get me thinking as to whether it's worth looking given the exchange rate. Anyone had any recent experience of buying a watch in the US? I understand that the customs allowance is £390, which i think would stretch to a half decent one.
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