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al_kaholik

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Thanks - there is something special about the LM range that I think is often overlooked. And another corker!
  9. Very nice! Blue or black dial? Can't tell on my screen
  10. Very nice - looked at these over and over without pulling the trigger
  11. @Nick67+1 Not sure whether distance selling works if it's from abroad? Could always pursue though your credit card provider if you continue to run against a wall
  12. Worst part of any job doing woodwork. Bloody hate it. Happily roller the whole house again before painting the skirting and architrave for my downstairs loo. Or the door for that matter, I'm too tight to buy pre finished. I'll rephrase, the quality is always so shocking that I don't want to pay a premium for it
  13. @Raymond Spanks Thanks for the link. The lug with is 19mm so these wouldn't fit great. I did some looking to find a 19mm at what I thought was a reasonable price...
  14. I hope so. Have bought a new bracelet link tool as mine has mashed a number of the pusher pins. This one's plastic so hopefully won't mar any bracelets. The tropic looks very much like those sold by Uncle Seiko, so I imagine they are churned out of the same factory with only the buckle and text right by the spring bar being different. In anticipation of it being far too long (99.99999999999% of straps are for me) I've also bought an MN from cheapestnatostraps. If I get on with it, and I have a sudden moment of madness, I'll probably buy an Erika's Originals MN which are meant to be the dogs wo
  15. And they double up great for answering the door for deliveries - cracks me up to see their faces every time (mostly wearing the resp for sanding/demolition
  16. They are a great price at the moment, I think that's what @Nick67+1 had an issue with (his may have been a mecahnical, I'm not sure), the second hand came away. Simple fix, but frustrating. It's sat next to me, the time was set/hacked when it arrived and its, as far as I can tell comparing it to the clock on my computer accurate to the second. This is by no means scientific but would seem to be hitting a good tolerance
  17. @KAS118 there seems to be lots of mixed reviews on Yema, I know @Nick67+1 has had an issue. Time will tell how things will go with it movement wise (it seems to be based on an ETA 2824 so that may always be a nuclear option), but the aesthetic and finish on the Navygraf is very appealing.
  18. Old photo - not had an outing in a while as the winding mechanism I think needs a service, automatic is fine but the crown also moves the rotor. Did the Seiko shuffle and we are all good! Mido Commander by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
  19. Erm, this isn't meant to be here. It was listed as 'pre-order' for delivery in July but pitched up today. It would be rude not to have a look. It's going back in the case until its expected delivery date. It was meant to be an achievement gift to myself to mark finishing the house renovation... We'll see how that goes Navygraf by Alex Bennett, on Flickr First impressions? Weighty. Positive clasp, divers extension, bezel and crown action. Perfect size for what I wear. The dive strap (free extra) also feels nice quality and supple. The male first link doesn't protrude to
  20. https://www.chrono24.co.uk/seiko/grand-seiko-four-seasons-spring-springdrive-sbga413--id12967376.htm?
  21. Detail on the crown looks nice, and the case looks well finished
  22. Not for me, selling your image and some cheap review for an even cheaper watch! Their branding could do with a kick in the rear to move forward. Wide berth on this I think is sensible.
  23. I'm a fan of orange. Orange on black is good. The rose gold even fits for me. I draw the line at a rubber strap (I have eczema so sweaty=itchy+sore)
  24. Good Horween leather strap, good quality packaging, sapphire and 300m WR is where the money goes. Simple and smart
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