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Alan C

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  1. Interesting that you chose these two watches in the same, slightly unusual, livery, dear Alan - the dawn grey colourway with partially red bezel. I have always been partial to the use of grey as a dial colour, and those watches are very nice.

    I couldn’t decide between the two, and seeing that they were selling quickly, I thought I’d get both and then make a decision between them when I could look at them properly.

    Unfortunately I like them both now. So they’re staying.

    The wife raided my watch box this morning and heads claimed my blue lagoon to be her daily wearer! I can’t complain realty as she hasn’t complained about me buying these.

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    Picked these up from the post office this morning. Should have had them on Saturday, but the wife decided to go out when the postman was due! 


    The one on the left is the dawn grey Turtle and the one in the right is the dawn grey Samurai.


    They look much better than they do in the pictures, and will be going straight in the watch box when the stickers are taken off and I size them.









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  3. 21 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

    Didn't really see anything out of the ordinary other than the usual suspects in the city centre. 

    How are you getting there, a stop over for a day or two in Hong Kong or Singapore and there are more watch shops than you can shake a stick at. 



    Going via Abu Dhabi. Unfortunately I only have a 3 hour wait between flights, so won’t have much time to look in th airport.

    Will have to look at the Singapore or Hong Kong option next time.

  4. 3 hours ago, MrF-UK82 said:

    I was thinking it was more metres than millimetres... :rofl:

    The sales guy said they were omegas we’re lovely watches but I’d never wear them. He’s probably right. :clap:

    2 hours ago, Caller. said:

    I think your photos are good. The lighting can make it difficult to get good shots in an AD. Square watches aren't for me, but the round dialled Cartier is stunning and my favourite of the bunch, followed by the Navy GO. I think you need to be honest with yourself about the Omega's, they are both big watches. Nomos is a brand that leaves me absolutely cold, so interested to hear from another that doesn't drool over them as demanded. 

    I tried a few of the Nomos watches on, starting with a club, then a tangente, both in various sizes I think. They just didn’t sit right on my wrist, which was probably to do with the absurdly large lugs that stick out from the case. The metro was the only one that came anywhere close to fitting me. 


    However, for the near £3k that they wanted for it, I wasn’t impressed. :swoon:

    57 minutes ago, JoT said:

    Me too, I wish I had kept my X33 - I agree about the Z33 just a bit too much.

    I do like the Skywalker X33 mind you


    Ooooo......now that’s nice. I’ve been watching X33’s for a while, but they all seem to go for far too much money for me.

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  5. 2 hours ago, MrF-UK82 said:

    Wow those Omega's look huge on your wrist man! :laugh:

    How high does that Z33 sit on the wrist? It does look particularly higher than normal? 

    It’s stupidly high, but as soon  as it’s was on my wrist it didn’t seen too tall. I have flat wrists, so maybe that helped. Saying that I’d be surprised if it wasn’t over 20mm tall. 


    It it made my Speedy Mark II Look positively dainty.

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  6. 12 minutes ago, Daveyboyz said:

    Have you got a particularly small wrist?  Many of these look too big for you in my opinion...some crqcking watches though.

    I think it’s more the angles that I was taking them and the distance I had the phone from the watch. 


    They all all looked like they fitted nicely when I was in there. 

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  7. 20 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

    Some crackers there, my favourite being the Z-33, though it does look very high on the wrist. I still hanker after an original X-33.

    It was very high on the wrist, but once it was on I didn’t notice it. It wore much smaller than I thought. 

    Couldn’t believe how light it was. Then again, the proplov had just been on my wrist and that thing is a brute! 

    7 minutes ago, RTM Boy said:

    Talking of seeing things I wouldn't have thought I liked, this is nice :thumbsup:


    I was surprised myself. It’s in the top two along with the other Cartier. 

  8. Spent a good 2 hours in Ernest Jones in Manchester today. Only went in for a quick look, but was soon trying on stuff I never thought I’d like. The sales guy took us all round the different brands and his suggestions were spot in on. 


    To be honest, I could have bought most of the watches I tried on today, but walked out empty handed with a few decisions to make. 

    Apologies for the poorly focused pictures, and for the wrist shots making  the watches look bigger than they were. I must learn to take photos from a greater distance! 

    Here’s a selection of the ones I tried on.

    Some Cartiers, which I really liked.











    Some Glashuttes, which were simply stunning. 














    Omega Z33 and a Proplov. They looked huge, but didn’t wear big on my wrist (honest).












    Then went into the Nomos AD, but was a bit disapointed with them. None of them seemed to sit properly and they all wore bigger than the dimensions would suggest, apart from the Metro which I quite liked.







    Not sure which one I’m going to go for.

  9. On 21/08/2018 at 22:19, Roger the Dodger said:

    @Alan C Could I ask you where you sourced that? I like it a lot!

    I bought it off someone on TZ-UK. 

    There were here a few on eBay at the time, but for more than I paid. 

    On 22/08/2018 at 14:28, relaxer7 said:

    Must be my eyes but thought it was a Pepsi bezel :blind:

    Nope. It’s not a Pepsi bezel. That’s another itch I have to scratch! :) 

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  10. 1 hour ago, it'salivejim said:

    You must be be the only person in the world who doesn’t like that Oris rubber strap.

    it’s one of the best and most comfortable rubber straps i’ve ever worn, and suits the 60 vibe of the watch to a tee. Each to their own.

    As for the pins, you need one of those threaded pin tools with the base plate. Set the bracelet down, line the pusher in the hole and turn the handle until the pin pops. Don’t lose the collar from the middle. 

    Thanks. I was a bit surprised myself that I didn’t like it, but when I took the watch out the box  I instantly disliked the whole thing. I had heard loads of positive reviews about the strap as well.

    It just seemed a bit flimsy and too stretchy for me. When I put it on my wrist it was either too tight or too loose. I couldn’t get it to fit properly.  Hopefully I won’t have the same problem the bracelet.

    I have a birthday coming up and I have dropped up lots of hints about getting watch tools as presents. With any luck I will get one of those chores and be able to sort it mysel.


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  11. It looks like I forgot to post this up. I bought it about six weeks ago, but then had to wait four weeks for it to be shipped from the factory in Switzerland, and then sent out to me. 

    It is an Oris diver 65 Deauville blue and grey. I had bought one previously with the black dial and rubber strap, but when it came I hated the rubber strap so it went straight back. It made the whole thing feel cheap and nasty. I then was going to buy the one with the black and dark blue dial ring but I got such a good deal on this one I couldn’t resist. 

    So, 40 mm I think wears really small and is thin as anything else I have. Comes on the bracelet which  is really comfortable to wear. It has a lovely Domed crystal which bends The numbers and markers on the dial into weird shapes. 

    Overall I am extremely pleased with it so far, even though I haven’t just had the bracelet yet. The link pins are super stiff, so I don’t want to damage anything yet. 

    It’s a bit of a change from the rest of the watches I have which seem to be much bigger. 



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  12. I’d been warned that once I started buying Seikos, that I wouldn’t be able to stop. I ignored this believing it not to be true, but I was totally and utterly wrong. I now have Seiko corner in the watch box.

    Started off off with the Samurai Blue Lagoon, quickly followed by, the then, daily beater, a Seiko 5. Now the baby tuna and orange turtle have arrived.

    Im up to 4 now, but have been eyeing up something to scratch the Pepsi bezel itch. Obviously a Rolex would be nice, but there’s no way on earth that I will be able to afford it, or get away with it!!

    After that, maybe go vintage and get a Pogue I think. 



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  13. So. It looks like I’ve managed to get away with buying another one. 

    I’ve been after one of these for a while after deciding that I need an orange Seiko in my life. It’s an SRPC95, an Asian market limited edition turtle.

    I’d heard that the turtles wear a little large, but this sits quite nicely on my 6 3/4 inch wrists. To be honest it is a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be and is much smaller than the supposedly ‘baby’ tuna that I bought last. 

    I even like the the rubber strap that’s on it, so it looks like it’s going to be staring it at for a while, until I get an orange rubber or a NATO to put it on. 





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