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horologicallyChallenged

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  1. I've been wearing this non stop since i've got it back, apart from date night when the Hamilton came back out.
  2. And i am incredibly lucky you did, if i didnt know otherwise i would think the dial was designed for these! It definitely looks more up market now. It lasted 13 years of neglect and daily use with nothing more permanent than a couple of grazes in starting to think these things may be indestructible.
  3. I've just uploaded a thread on it but today is this stunner:
  4. So i've had my RLT 29 for about 13 years now, it was a gift from my dad as he it didn't suit him but I loved it unfortunately teenage HC was an idiot as such the watch has lost its original crown (unique to the Tag Edge) and had its strap broken several times and so its spent the last few years on a rubber strap i've never been that keen on and couldn't afford to replace with something I really loved all this meant that I ended up with this: Don't get me wrong I still loved it but the lack of original crown and movement bugged me and I still don't love that strap. Recently I decided to give this watch a new breath of life as I absolutely love the uniqueness of it and the story behind it so I tracked down an original crown on ebay and grabbed that and found an ETA 955.112 which the watch would have originally shipped with if had of gone into production with a Tag stamp on it so i leapt on that too. So off it went to have the new movement fitted and crown installed, all well and good but before i received and email saying the watch had stopped. A few days later it was running fine and I got the watch sent back to me. All was well and good but when the watch reached me it had lost half an hour, I thought this was a little odd but it may have just been set wrong or been excessively thrown around so I reset it and carried on. The next day it lost another half an hour so I set it again and carried on, that evening however I looked down and discovered I had lost 3 HOURS! Not just that but the movement had leaked oil and stained my dial. And so back it went to have the movement removed so I could send it back on ebay for a refund, lesson learned never buy a used movement from ebay! I was very fortunate that the install was done by @Roy who was not only able to source me a new 955.112 very quickly but also happened to have a gorgeous dial that would fit the watch, not only that but was able to source me a new second hand to match it at an incredible pace. While all this was going on I decided I may as well go all out and so I commissioned a new strap from Steveo who made me a strap that actually perfectly fits my incredibly awkward 17.5mm lug width and perfectly suits the new aesthetic of the watch, and so a few weeks down the line I am now the proud owner of this beauty and it's like a completely new watch: Through this whole thing Roy has been amazing and I cannot thank him enough for his rapid turnaround, great communication and for just being a complete gentleman through this whole process. Also I cannot recommend Steveo enough for custom straps, they are beautifully made and look fantastic! Overall I am completely smitten with the new look of the watch and get complemented on it almost daily, even by non watch people and it just feels that bit more special.
  5. At some point i'll start wearing my own watches again...
  6. Once to time how much of my time was being wasted in a meeting as i forgot my phone. Personally i think they look cool and an integral part of the design which makes a diver so appealing but other than that they have no relevance in ordinary life however my manager is a diver and he wont be without one. Also im not convinced by lume pips as you know where 12 oclock is in relation to your arm. Just my 2 cents I will however add that i dont like things being there for the sake of it I don't use a but i would never own something with a fixed bezel that is there just for asthetic.
  7. Its going back to @JayGee tonight as its a little too 80's for me, although that may be mainly down to the bracelet. Also I'm slightly worried that extended exposure would leave my left arm looking a little bare!
  8. Yeah i think I'm stuck waiting for him to get these serviced
  9. Im going to throw my hat into the ring here for gary oldman for his portrayal of churchil in darkest hour
  10. Is it in the classifieds? I checked the RLT site but im too new for that area on here still, i get the feeling that having access to that area coukd get me into a lot of trouble
  11. My credit card is thankful that I missed this one when it was for sale as that is gorgeous!
  12. If theres potentially radium then im glad i cant get the back off of it! Ill give him a kick into getting then serviced so i can get the full model numbers then. Im pretty sure its an automatic, ill have to double check. I recently got pointed at the omega vintage site and im pretty sure the bottom one is a 1949 tresor https://www.omegawatches.com/en-gb/watch-omega-tresor-omega-ot-2620 And i think ive found the other one https://www.omegawatches.com/en-gb/watch-omega-other-omega-ck-2506
  13. Yeah hes got some really cool stuff and quite a range too, im quite new so im working my way through them to figure out what i like amd what i can live with. Definitely a good thing as 2 days with his poljot pilot and i realised that i could not live with the ticking!
  14. Depends on your budget but i would definitely be looking at the glycine combat sub range
  15. Another bad photo of another of my dads watches:
  16. My personal favourite from my dads collection today:
  17. How about a hamilton khaki auto? Great looking watch that goes with everything and has an absolutely bomb proof movement. I was in the same situation and got myself a seiko sarb017 because of that beautiful green dial but the 033 and 035 are gorgeous time pieces too.
  18. Okay thank you, I'll see if i can persuade him to take the back off and let me know whats inside then
  19. Atlanta, I didnt realise a second season had come out and the first had me in stitches. Also I am currently working my way through Stranger Things season 3 on Netflix and so far it is definitely living up to the last 2 seasons.
  20. Hey all, the following 2 watches are in my fathers collection and there is a limit to how many times I can ask to borrow them. If anybody here could help me identify them so I could track down a couple of my own i would be eternally grateful. This is a full automatic but there are no markings on the back, its just plain steel. This is a manual wind model with just a plain steel back again. Is there any way of identifying these without taking the backs off of them? They dont come off easily and I am very clumsy to say the least so am a little reluctant to try to take the backs off
  21. This absolute beauty from my dads collection today: Does anybody know what model it is? I wold love one of my own so i can stop stealing his!
  22. I would love to do this sort of thing but haven't the faintest idea of how to go about it, is there an idiots guide kicking around somewhere?
  23. My old man still has his and he has had it from new, fantastic watches i steal it off of him whenever I can!
  24. Still going through the old mans collection, this little gem today
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