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Everything posted by Eski

  1. Promaster Tough for today. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  2. Seiko black series solar today, seeing as theres a whole lotta solar going on Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  3. Apologies. I suddenly remembered I have just the vaguest of ability to figure this out by using the search facility. Good thread. Very funny. The term 'flipperitis' made me lol. Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  4. I've seen two references today of a post entitled 'the seven ages of wisery', or similar. Seems to me I should read said post. Could one of you kind gents please point me in the right direction? Muchas gracias senors Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  5. The one that I have two of for today Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  6. I suddenly discovered this model way after it was easy to find. I scoured the internet, calling or emailing a few retailers (one in Romania if I remember) only to find that they hadn't updated their web site and didn't have stock any more. Eventually I did find an independent watch shop in Rome who had one. At the same time I found a guy on an Irish auction site (eBid) who was selling a used one. I was negotiating with the Irish seller over the course of a few days ( he originally wanted quite a high price) when the lady in Rome emailed to say that although I had first dibs on the watch, thr
  7. Guilty. I have two of these (one new in box and never worn), although I have a tenuous excuse. I should sell it really. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. I feel in good company chaps
  9. Sad git that I am, I nearly purchased this watch (as worn by Bradley Cooper's character) because I love the film 'The Hangover'. In the end I spent enough time deliberating to lose the child-like urge to emulate a screen hero and realise that aside from the good looks (the watch, not Mr Cooper), it was a pretty crappy (YouTube videos showed a misaligned and erratic seconds hand) quartz for quite a few quid. Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  10. I like the GBA 800. Great gym/swim etc watch. I tried to convince myself to buy the bright yellow version,but in the end wimped out and got the grey one. Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk Btw, great price at John Lewis. I paid £90 for mine. Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  11. My business life has been unprecedentedly stressful in recent weeks, even for a sector that runs as standard at 'convoluted and shady'. I've found myself browsing watches more during this period, with the result being this one.. Would I have purchased it anyway? Probably. OP purchase looks very nice. Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  12. I recently purchased my first mechanical dress watch. Despite a few problems (as documented in the 'Crown wind slip' thread), I'm smitten. Only really concentrated on the tool/ diver type previously. All of a sudden I've discovered my inner refined gentleman I was browsing sales corner on WUS recently and the identifical watch but in black was on offer. NIB. Good (US grey) price. Button was pushed. I did wonder, Is it a little obsessive to have the same model in two colours? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  13. It's a mechanical baptism of fire for sure. Sent from my SM-T230NU using Tapatalk
  14. Hello chaps I hope all is well with the good people of the forum I got my RW back on Tuesday, with new setting cogs and winding without any problem. Hoorah! Yesterday evening I noticed the watch was practically 'jangling' when it moved. Weird. So, back to the RW service centre today. Tech dude looked at it for circa three seconds and declared 'noisy oscillator. So sorry sir. We'll sort it.' So, another couple of weeks without my new watch and reintroduction to the mechanical world. Haha. Still, I must say that despite all the aggravation, I'm somehow smitten with my mechanical. Aside from th
  15. Gym watch today. Bluetooth enabled works well with the G-Shock app. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  16. So having eliminated the possibility that somehow this was an overwind 'clutch' issue (I let the watch run to a stop yet it still slipped like crazy), I took it to Raymond Weil's UK service centre today, which happily is only 35 miles down the road. The watchmaker who looked at it took all of about 5 seconds to confirm that the problem was with two cogs within the setting system (or keyless work?) that were not engaging with each other properly from the outset, and then when wound were gradually (or quite quickly in this case) rounding off each other's cog tips and therefore making the problem
  17. Seiko Sportura Kinetic GMT SUN025P1 Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  18. It's a Seiko Kinetic. This one is circa 11 years old, but the watch is still being made by Seiko as the Seiko SKA761P1, which is identical to my one, save for a slightly different dial text. Affectionately known as the 'Big F***in' Kinetic, its not really very big by today's standards. It's a great watch that has stood the test of time. There are many YouTube videos of torture tests on this watch, aa it's tough as nails. The pusher is a power test button to see what level of charge the watch has. Hope this helps! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  19. Late change to my Seiko BFK - noticed it could do with a wind. Love the Rolex 14060M btw Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  20. Having rocked my new Raymond Weil mechanical dress watch all week I've gone to the opposite end of the spectrum today with the Citizen PVD tough monocoque ecodrive, presented here for your viewing pleasure with an after market US Mil strap. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  21. I think it reflects well on the OP that he even bothered to get the opinion of this collective, who are remote from him when it comes to purchasing motivations. Gucci certainly trade on their name and charge for it. But then again, doesn't every 'serious' watch brand? Is a Patek Philippe Nautilus worth £60,000 when it's made of steel and has a sapphire crystal, much the same as a £350 Seiko? As Rab points out, it's all fashion of one type or another, be that the teenage 'impress your friends' or the WIS 'watch snob' variety.
  22. We are in perfect alignment sir It certainly resonates with me when someone brings the whole thing (watch collecting that is) into a bit of perspective!
  23. A valid perspective that I agree with in it's broadest sense. In terms of how the term was introduced to this thread, and is generally used within the world of watch enthusiasts, I take it to mean a watch that is mostly about aesthetics (or brand name), not too fussed with function or horological excellence, and therefore tends to use 'whatever' under the hood. For me the lines are therefore a little blurred as to what really is a 'fashion' watch, and as mentioned I can totally recognise that a mechanical Gucci can be recognised as a more serious watch while a Maurice Lacroix (or Montblan
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