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Everything posted by al_kaholik

  1. I replaced my parents' ageing fridge/freezer a couple of years ago - they'd bought it before my brother was born, and was over 30 years old when it gave up the ghost. They reckon that the saving is between 10p and 20p a day with their new one!
  2. Very nice on the blue strap, tasteful and under the radar watch
  3. Vanac! And some of the eye-burning fives. Although the cosmotron is 36000, does it actually sweep at that speed? I looked at them in the past and it seemed that there was a slower second hand sweep, though that could just be poor videography
  4. Never seen those before but they look really good - ventilated for comfort in the hot weather is always a win
  5. Unsure what the marxist comment is about but my ears pricked up at interceptor. I'm a fan
  6. Tissot. Great presentation watches as there is loads in the box. **EDIT** see here for everythign that comes with them. There is also the book stuffed at the bottom with some history and the like. Jody from JOMW always says they make an impression as a gift because of the unboxing experience The 'gentleman' quartz watch is classically styled. Else a PRS100 and a leather strap and springbar tool https://www.tissotwatches.com/en-gb/shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=gentleman Or a Pressage?
  7. Traska today. Been wearing plenty of bracelet watches for the hot weather, today is no exception
  8. You have to register, then its just like anything else. Pretty much one click buy - I upgraded delivery as the seller was offering to pick up half the cost. All a bit much of a muchness, but I'm excited for it to get here.
  9. This one is a 38mm, Its hidden in the detail somewhere. Aliexpress is good - I've bought a watch, some guitar machine heads (tuners) and an air conditioning/heater unit for a car from there. Every time it's been fine. Usually the postage takes a while, but you can pay for expedited if you want. The usual duty/VAT applies. Individual traders or companies use the webite, so the usual caveats apply. There is a feedback system on there, which usually has photos.
  10. They sell them on QVC / Ideal World every now and then if you are prepared to wait
  11. A pump sprayer and some Bilt Hamber auto foam. My car is hardly being used by me but the local birds seem to be using it as a toilet. And some new DCs. Most of my trainers, pumps and casual shoes are a bit worse for wear. Formal shoes are having a nice time off!
  12. Too big on the lug to lug for me, but the ranger style hand set is nice. Even at list price, they seem like a bargain chronometer. I'm ot such a fan of the power reserve meter but I get why its there. Enjoy it!
  13. Exactly, its a fine price, particularly for sapphire that its too good to turn down. Any duty won't be a bank breaker for it
  14. I hope it all gets sorted and you get to enjoy it. My Navygraf has been keeping good time - I get it out every day, give it a bit of a wind and put it away just to make sure its all functioning as it should. AF bracelet pin tool arrived today, along with a Bergeon 7767-f - bit of an upgrade of tools so will set to adjusting it tomorrow.
  15. Just ordered myself one as I've looked over and over but never thought much of the price. They are on sale at the moment meaning a sapphire model for ~£130! https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000799790387.html?spm=a2g0o.placeorder.0.0.43bd321e8pV3c4&mp=1 Time to forget all about it until the postie knocks in a month or two.
  16. Is that two radium burns on the dial? Nice looking, but be careful.
  17. Welcome along. Omanido is how I'd describe most of my watches!
  18. When you say investment, do you mean something that will appreciate/hold its value despite being worn, or just what is the opinion on which to buy at that price? You mention only Omega, any reason why? And are you only thinking brand new or second hand too? The reason I ask is, through just a couple of seconds looking, this is the only Omega at that price on Goldsmith's website https://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Omega-De-Ville-Prestige-Co+Axial-36.8mm-Mens-Watch-O42410372001001/p/17330969/ everything else is very much over budget.
  19. Have a look online and see what they stock as there are some online only watches. I'm sure others do similar so pays to do a bit of nosing about
  20. A discount would help. Perhaps look online at big sellers and their finance some have interest free and the ability use a code too. Jura for example in the past have had 15% discount code and interest free for 5 years. Which may be almost as good, or to be honest, hassle free discount to get under the magic number Example, Jura £3500 price, £507 upfront and £49.88 a month for 60 months. Less 10% on sign up discount brings that down well below the £50 a month
  21. I agree with this. Finance isn't always the worst thing in the world if you can continue to upkeep the payments, and it does mean that you get what you want immediately. I looked at this for a Captain Cook. It wouldn't be a flip watch and because the value isn't sky high it's a sensible way to move reasonably sized purchases along. I see watches more like a dishwasher, washing machine or tumble dryer rather than a car. You buy it once and keep it until it dies
  22. So how about it goes into an ISA, or you put it into stocks? Food for thought and like you say will make you focus on whether you can find the one, settle for something, or just postpone the big purchase, spend a bit to tide you over and come back to it a little later
  23. Remember this? Its now a bit more like this now 44mm architrave, 1l mixed satin [did I mention I HATE painting woodwork??? At least new is better so it can be all painted on the bench], door threshold strip, 40mm pipe clips and a Freud Pro straight cutting 10mmx25mmOh, and a new bracelet pin tool, the one I bought on ebay is genuinely terrible
  24. Early synchronised clocks are fascinating, much more interesting than digital ones. I used to like watching clocks at work undergo synchronisation at night - I believe they were electronic so probably driven by a similar system to above.
  25. Thanks - there is something special about the LM range that I think is often overlooked. And another corker!
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