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alxbly last won the day on September 7 2018

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  1. Darn... I was hoping they would have this: Not normally my kind of watch but it has a charm.
  2. I've got the Royal Marines, which is the same watch just with a different logo. It wears very small for a 40mm and ends up looking like a 38mm instead because of those short lugs and the large bezel/small watch face. It's a nice watch though, definitely worth a try. John Lewis near me (Edinburgh) has had these in stock for quite a while so I assume most branches will have them... should you wish to try one on before deciding whether it's for you or not!
  3. I never thought of myself as a G-Shock fan but I've got few. They're an excellent grab and go beater watch.. I particularly like the squares...
  4. I'm guessing that your jeweller didn't notice the pin and collar system either; they've adjusted the bracelet without putting the collar back on, and that's why the pin has eventually fallen out. When the Turtle reissue first came out there were quite a few people on other forums and YouTube who experienced the same thing - bracelet gets resized but the jewellers don't notice the collar, and the same result. Image below shows how the pin and collar system on the Turtle bracelet is set out.
  5. I've a bit of a soft spot for digital watches... That transformer robot watch above was my first ever watch.
  6. There's two watches that I swap between as my beaters; the Casio G-Shock square and Seiko Sea Urchin. Both solid watches, both make me smile.
  7. Timex Q reissue again today:
  8. No problem. I've had the watch a few days and it's a good size at 38mm, which means it's pretty flexible and goes with most outfits. It feels heavier than I expected (in a good way) and the bracelet feels robust. The bezel is a bit silly being 12hr and a Pepsi but its definitely more eye catching than it would have been in just blue. The acrylic crystal gives some nice distortions to the dial. I really like the overall look and feel. At its retail price (£159) it's a steal. It's a shame it's being snapped up in bulk for resale but I can also understand the temptation- on eBay these are selling for £300 - £350. It's not worth that much, IMO. I'm happy with mine and will be holding in to it.
  9. Off to the swingpark later with my son, so need something robust...
  10. I've been doing a serious cull... I've not bought any watches this year and have sold 17. That's taken my "collection" down to 63 watches. I enjoy them all but there's definitely some I enjoy more than others, so it's time to let go of some of the ones which don't get worn as often. My end goal is around 20 - 25 watches.... I like having options.
  11. New phone, better watch photos! Today's wear:
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