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Everything posted by krissy1301

  1. I really, really, really hope you like it. I like it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I agree. If I was buying a luxury item (as I did a few months back), pre-owned didn't enter my thoughts and not for a value perspective, purely because I was buying myself something special and I therefore want that special thing to be mine and only ever been mine. Of the three examples you gave I'd also lean towards Longines. Christopher Ward is a good shout as well. There are a lot of lesser known brands that do some very good watches in your price bracket.
  3. Breitling for me, I like the Omegas but as touched upon, I seem to see them more frequently. Plus that blue in the SuperOcean is beautiful!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I must admit, while I do not know the circumstances, I agree. Even if you don't wear it, potential future generations of the family would have something from down the family line.
  5. I have a watch I inherited that has an inscription and I don't think I'd ever remove it because it is part of the sentimental value. However, if I was buying a watch I'd rather it had never been inscribed. If it had been inscribed, I'd rather it was left on than polished off...don't ask me why but it makes sense in my head.
  6. On size I think there is a middle ground (unique to each wearer). For example I have a vintage Rolex that is 33mm, and a Navitimer that is 41mm. Both look fine on the wrist. I tried on a few 38mm watches and they didn't look quite right, therefore I've come to a theory watches either need to be big (for me 40-44mm) or small ( <34mm) to look right. Just realised this is my 100th post....wooooo!
  7. I did that too! Love the look of the watch though, very nice! And a cracking price too.
  8. Are you alright? The bloke only said people have worn two watches on mountains for a long time. Have a day off, grab a cuppa and chill out man. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I tend to like CW's but never think "ooh I'd buy that". This on the other hand is very, very nice! It's a strange feature to like but the crown looks very professional.
  10. Navitimer today Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. It's been said plenty above, but for what it's worth I'm also in the Seamaster camp.
  12. I wasn't bowled over when I tried the Bremont Martin Baker on, looks amazing in the photos but just felt a bit plain on the wrist.
  13. I got 12% off a Breitling through Goldsmiths (same co. as WoS) just before lockdown.
  14. Although I have little/no experience of smart watches (I wore someone else's Apple Watch for an afternoon and it annoyed the hell out of me telling me to breathe/stand up/do steps/text messages etc.), I can second the FitBit customer service - it is incredible!
  15. I think that is the most likely scenario, Swan Hunters bought a batch of the watches in the early 1960's and distributed them as people reached the long service milestones. Good to see earlier predictions of the movement inside the watch to be accurate also - thanks all!
  16. Just a slight update in case anyone is interested. This morning I found the below link: https://www.vintage-wristwatches.co.uk/watches-catalogue/archived-watches/rolex-watches-archive/1960s-9ct-gold-round-vintage-rolex-precision-watch/ Interestingly, this is the exact watch I have and has been inscribed by the same company for the same long service award. I'm still struggling to find this exact watch anywhere else online. Could it be the watch was made for the company? (Unlikely in my head but nothing surprises me in the horology world these days). Also, does anyone recognise the movement and have any info on it?
  17. Fantastic condition for its age, I like it!
  18. I ordered one for my old Rolex a few weeks back (16mm strap) and was extremely impressed with Steveostraps. Custom made, tell him what you’re after and he will have it rustled up and posted out very quick - and at a reasonable price. Worth every penny!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. What platform are you buying it through (i.e. eBay, Gumtree, Facebook, Chrono24). Looks a cracking watch but remember, if it seems too good to be true....
  20. The Le Locle is a great shout and a very nice dress watch.
  21. I’ve eventually got my new strap fitted (steveostraps), big thanks to [mention]simon2 [/mention] for help with the spring bars. I love it and it’s great to be preserving the original leather strap. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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