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  1. 1 minute ago, BondandBigM said:

    Back in the day I bought mine because contrary to today's popular view they were reasonably affordable, tough as old boots and do exactly what they say on the tin for 30 or 40 years and some. 

    But those that know...... know


    From memory my old Explorer cost around £65. Compared with the latest one, it was nothing special other than being a decent watch that cost a bit more than the rest. It looked a lot better than the current one though.

    Ive had many O & W's over the years, all stainless cases, but one stood out more than the rest, because within a day of wearing it my wrist would break out in a weeping rash, that would take about a month to heal. 

  2. 1 hour ago, rhaythorne said:


    Ah but it's not just any Coaxial, it's "Co-Axial", it's the hyphen and capital A that took years of resource implementation to achieve maximum hype intervention.

    Didn't Omega have "Staybrite" as well ?

    Five letter watch brands seem to be best at this. I'm just off to strap on my new 27 Jewel CYNIC.

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  3. Shame about the size. I've always found "TV" dials wear big. This is 36mm and is perfect size wise for me, whereas the Tissot PRX wears too big, because it "outbigs" it's case shape. Which is why a 37mm AP Royal Oak is about as near perfect as you are going to get. OK they are not the same case shape, but you get my meaning ?




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  4. 2 minutes ago, SolaVeritate said:

    But who cares what other people think is on your wrist.

    I don't think most of the population really care. During this past period of hot weather, I noticed most short sleeved watch wearers, male and female, seem to be wearing fitbit/smart watches, and the oldies, £10 quartz analogue things out of a couple of local shops that have windows full of them.

  5. 6 minutes ago, Bricey said:

    I guess, period wise, I would be better placed to try and find a watch for John McClane and Martin Riggs.

    I'll go for this for McClane (as it would be perfect for crawling through the aircon ducts):


    Or maybe something more "services personnel" with this:


    Then, despite his rugged working man personna, I think Riggs goes a little more blingy, so something like this:


    Or maybe something like this:


    Trying to picture Compo rocking his Moser! :laughing2dw:

    Forget all this blam boom blast nonsense. Real men of action (taste and class) wear Smiths.


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  6. 21 minutes ago, Alpha550t said:

    The nearer the inside is machined to the outside profile, the lighter the case will be.

    Exactly this. If you're that fussy/worried, take the back off and see what the case thickness is. By design preference, a diver watch will be heavy in comparison to a dress watch (Presage etc).

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