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Everything posted by midnitemo

  1. My Rolex is the only one to have appreciated a little but it's the very last one i'd sell , probably doesn't get anywhere near offsetting what i've lost on the others! so i reckon buy em cos you like em!
  2. I'm buying watches with money i probably should be putting in an ISA/pension pot/savings account/gold portfolio , i like watches , they make me happy but i do view them as an asset(well some of them) the kids have been told if all goes well they will get the gun's/guitars/watches/motorhome/bikes/horses/house etc etc but if i run out of cash in retirement then anything is fare game ,i will sell whatever i need to to have a long and fruitfull retirement.
  3. The only green watch that has activated my radar is Tag Aquaracer calibre 5 in olive green drab on a canvas strap , not the stainless one but the all green one , there was a sister one in a blue urban camo style.....i do have a G shock in green but that barely counts
  4. Three reasons why i swerve date watches , firstly i can't mostly see to read the date unless it's particularly big or has a magnifier , secondly i'ts a pain to keep resetting dates when you regularly rotate what watch you wear , and finally i prefer the more simple symmetrical look. ... i have been known to not bother setting the dates because i can't see them and nobody else is getting close enough to read it eeither.
  5. Thats pretty grim...but most of the flashier Hublots i feel the same way about!
  6. my Fila Sherpa , is just to damn difficult to read....i'd sell it if i thought i'd make my money back lol and i agonised over a Ballon blue , no date version to small , date version to big....i went big and i know doubt myself
  7. Always liked watches as a kid and beyond but it's only recently that the kids have grown up , mortgage nearly gone that i find i can afford some really nice watches , my grail watch has always been a no date Sub and i finally treat myself tp one for my 50th(a 36 year wait) i remember looking at them in my local jewelers as a teenager thinking i'll never be able to find £695 lol i have a mix of watches and it's not nescesarily the more expensive ones that grab me but i already find it difficult to wear them all.
  8. She doesn't seem to mind but then she has had at least one Horse(currently two) for all the time i've known her so in the general scheme of things my hobby is quite cheap and cost effective by comparison.
  9. a friend in my bike club has a 50cc one and it is surprisingly heavy , pretty sure its at least the same weight as my current Honda if not heavier...doesn't look it though very tuneable though with all the aftermarket monkey type bits available I looked at 750 Guzzi a while back for my wife to ride when her 2 years at 33hp had elapsed , think it was called a Breva pretty sure it's the earliest modern day v7 , was very underwhelming, she was stepping of a jap import zzr250 that could easily have outrun the Guzzi , she opted to take over my Hinckley Bonnie instead which a
  10. my gripe is i want something light and interesting to put on my Motorhome rack , currently i carry a Honda ANF125 Innova at 99kg wet , i need the bike to be less than this as i'm right on the axle load max at the rear axle and that is me already being uber careful what i load and where i put it.... bike needs to have pillion pegs and above all be fun..... don't want to run a classic as i want the utmost reliability with the minumum of fettling whilst away...the nearest i've found would be a Beta Alp 200 at 108kg can lose perhaps 2 or 3kg with an aftermarket tail can and ditching the mirrors...
  11. Just moved into the next bracket in the survey , my count now is 16 as i have just added a Timex Sprite(my first childs watch aged 7)
  12. I've had a dax and Lifan 110 and both of those were under 70 kg wet and the dax was similar in size all be it 72cc not 125 , i just think it weighs to much and is too complex for what it is , all modern bikes for that matter seem to have gotten Lardy , Suzuki b120p 85kg Suzuki x7 132kg just two old timers that were great featherweights
  13. I don't understand how it gets to be near on double the weight of an original monkey , if it weighed 85 kg wet i'd have already bought one
  14. Gutted , i want a 39mm plain Jane rolex as an everyday do it all watch , started on the list for a 39mm op ...dropped , switched my order to a 39mm Explorer 1 ...dropped I guess Rolex don't want to sell me another watch! Think it's gonna have to be that 57 Railmaster now
  15. Chopped an auto Africa Twin in for a BMW R1250rs this time last year...it took 4 months to arrive from Berlin as it got caught in Germany's first Lock down , still only got 390 miles on it , 210 to the first service then i'll be able to stretch its legs a bit
  16. I think there is an element of people being physically smaller 50 or 60 years ago too when 34mm watches were the norm I am destined to buy to smaller vintage watches at some point (soon i hope) a Sekonda 23 jewel 35mm like my father had and my first timex from the early 70's , my Dad wore the watch and it just looked normal for the times but although tall at 6ft he was slightly built at around 11st i'm guessing he would have had a 15cm or less wrist , I am a completely different kettle of fish , 18st and 6ft 3 and most definately well padded , just re measured my wrist at 20.2 cm
  17. Its like when you have a new car and you park it the far side of the carpark away from everyone else for fear of a scrape/scratch or door strike but once the first damage is done you relax a bit , got really down about a little ding i put in the lug of my Sub but it's gonna happpen if you wear em
  18. I have a 36mm and its just a little lost on my wrist , 34 would not work at all for me , the sweet spot for me seems to be 38/39mm . i go from 36 to 42 in my current watches but 38/39mm appears quite rare in vintage watches
  19. I am stuck with this notion of liking old things but wanting them to be new and shiny and better , i have never(so far) bought a used watch but in the main i tend to by older designs , retro i guess , i have nothing against vintage stuff i just like new , i know i probably pay quite dearly for this but i hope to have old watches some day but they will have always been mine , the patina will have been made by me , i like the reassurance of a warranty , love knowing there are no hidden faults/repairs/damage , am reassured the watches are not fakes , tis a bonus too that modern reinterpretations
  20. Have been a Rayban devotee all my life , currently have 3 pairs on the go , keep a pair of Aviators in the Car , a pair of Wayfarers in the Moho and my general wear sunnies are a pair of Daddy O's RB2015 model , i used these for riding my motorbike for many years as they are tough and very close fitting(even use them shooting) but whilst on a touring holiday round Spain and Portugal i sat on and broke them , whilst in Gibraltar i looked for replacements but found none suitable , i ended up buying a pail of Bolle and it galls me to say it but they are the best wrap round Predator style glasses
  21. still no pic but today is the turn of my Timex WR expedition Indiglo on a Nato strap
  22. 13 currently Traser P6500 Casio G shock GBD800UC(green) Casio F91W Omega Speedmaster(sapphire Sandwich) Fila Sherpa Rolex NoDate Submariner 114060 Casio SGW-100 Hamilton Khaki Field (dark earth face PVD case in bronze/brown) Hamilton Khaki Field (white face brushed stainless) Cartier Ballon Bleu 42mm Stainless Longines La Grande Classique Automatic 36mm(sunray Blue Dial) Junghans Max Bill Automatic 37mm (black dial no date) Seiko Chronograph SSB03 !P1 (Awaiting Repair) + wife has a Raymond Weil Noemia bi metal with stones
  23. still no pic but today is the turn of my Timex WR expedition Indiglo on a Nato strap
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