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Everything posted by Bobby123

  1. Longines hydroconquest blue dial for me. The Sinn 556 also on my radar at the moment.
  2. How big are your wrists bricey? The 36.6mm muhle looks bigger than I was expecting on the pics - probably just because all dial as you say. A number of nice ones you’ve got here but, for what I’m guessing the price was, I really like the timex. On the last strap in particular.
  3. I’d be torn. I’ve not got anything worth anywhere near 6k and am unlikely to have for the foreseeable. So if I had 6k and was forced to spend it on a watch/watches, I’d probably get one 6k watch. Equally though I haven’t got a massive collection and am fairly “new” to watches, so 2x3k watches or even 3x2k watches would be very tempting. What I wouldn’t do is buy loads at a more affordable price because I can do that anyway, albeit maybe not 6ks worth all at the same time.
  4. For me auto/manual are budget dependent - right now, realistically no more than 1,500-2k but if I won the lottery tomorrow, I would be happy spending much more. Quartz though, I think even if I had millionaire money, I wouldn’t spend over a certain amount. C.350 unless some sort of high precision quartz where I might be willing to go up to around 750-1000 if I loved it.
  5. “12 pairs of watches” just because it’s 24/2, or do you buy them methodically as a pair? look forward to the pics and reviews!
  6. Not normally a massive fan of bronze watches - not that I dislike them just that I can’t see myself wearing them. But the Ventus looks great and very wearable. As does the Archimede a couple of posts down.
  7. Yes not a bad shout. Not enough about the longines for you to pay the extra 1k if you were choosing between the two?
  8. Easy one for me too on this - Longines (I’ve posted about them three times in the last few days so keen to point out I’m not getting paid per post I mention them!!) There are some CW I don’t mind the look of but, I don’t know, I just don’t feel the draw myself.
  9. Thanks. Would be looking at the 40mm rather than 42 (and non chrono version, not that that will change the lug to lug size I wouldn’t imagine) but the last post in that thread suggests the lugs on the 40mm were too large for the poster also (although not much detail on that). Not looking promising though!
  10. Hi all, I’m struggling to track one of these down in any ADs near me to try on. Case size of 40mm looks good for me on paper but I’ve read reports the lug to lug is quite long (and looks that way from some of the pics). Anyone got one or seen one in person and can confirm? Very much liking the design. Between that and the Sinn 556i (possibly a black bay if I save a bit longer) I think for my next purchase - and likely to come down to which wears better.
  11. Where’s the bad one? :D
  12. I’m not entirely sure I agree with the tacky point overall. As a woman’s watch I think it would like nice, and think the diamonds are quite nicely done - fairly subtle, not too “showy”. BUT I think I probably agree with you for a man’s watch - it looks a bit try hard almost. Their master collection with the Roman numerals is one of the few watches with Roman numerals I’ve liked and is much better than the diamonds. However, the diamonds on the (mens) textured cream dial version look a lot better - although I’d still query whether they’re actually needed. (L2.910.4.77.3)
  13. The pictures on the website of the light blue and light green ones on wrist actually look alright. I certainly wouldn’t wear them, but as a holiday watch on the beach next to nice light blue ocean, they might not look too bad on some people. The pink one looks like something you’d get as a free gift when buying your six year old daughter something else.
  14. So in my search for a slightly shiny black dial watch, I’ve stumbled across the Longines Master collection L27934576. It’s got diamond studs at each of the hour markers with two studs at 12. I can’t tell whether I like it or not - is definitely a bit more “shiny” than a plain black dial but can’t quite get over the feeling it makes the watch a bit feminine. Thoughts on diamonds on watches generally? (Not sure how to post a pic..)
  15. Other than the “laziness factor” of having to wind up a manual each day vs not with an auto (assuming you wear it every day or two), is there much else that differentiates the two? I don’t have a manual currently, but I rotate wear of my autos so (especially during lockdown), I wind them up pretty much every time I wear them anyway. Another question (sorry going off topic slightly here - but helping me decide how to answer the question ) do solar-eco drive watches literally last forever? I’m sure I saw somewhere on the citizen website that they say the cell will last about ten years. Can you replace it then?
  16. Bit late to the party but would also say Yema. Although, as above, they’ve got a couple I quite like and haven’t pulled the trigger - no idea about this particular watch, but the ones I have seen are on the cusp of being slightly pricey (new) I think.
  17. Blue dial one doesn’t do much for me but the other two are both quite nice. Price will be the big one, as I do think there are probably existing alternatives which are equally as nice/nicer.
  18. I think that is why it does make sense to me to have watches that work with different outfits / my routine. If I had ten really dressy formal watches that were all amazing and I loved a lot, they’d still each barely get worn about once a year.
  19. Similar approach to you JD (although nowhere near as extensive as only been “into” watches properly for a year or two). I’ve so far based it basically on my wardrobe / routine - office watch, “nice” watch, two weekend watches (each on different colour leather straps to match shoes), and a beater. Ignoring the beater, I’ve got white dial, silver dial, black dial and blue dial, one on mesh, one on bracelet, one on black leather rally and one on brown leather rally. Three autos, one quartz. There’s quite a big jump between my “nice” watch and my two weekend watches, and my black dial weekend watch is a fairly cheap quartz chrono, so maybe a good (I’m talking 500-850ish) black dial nice ish watch. That’s then my five plus beater. After that I’m going to have to think about what route to take next! One thing I thought would be cool is to have some sort of theme running through - maybe motor sport related, so not all necessarily sporty looking chronos, but perhaps the more dressy watches were once worn by some famous f1 driver or something like that. Think that makes it a bit more of a “collection” rather than an “assortment”! Should also say the next watch decision was made after a few good suggestions on here!
  20. Have had dolce gusto for ages. Mainly bought originally as my other half likes white coffee but we don’t use much milk otherwise, so the milk capsules they have were better than wasting cartons of fresh milk. Some of their black coffee is decent enough, the capsules are now all recyclable and the machines look quite cool. Next purchase, likely at the expense of a new watch (don’t tell anyone!), probably a proper bean grinder one.
  21. Hmm good question. Interesting to see approaches here. I’d want a nice all rounder, a nice slightly more sporty diver, an office watch, a weekend/grocery run watch, and a beater/watch to wear jogging. For flexibility, I’d want to a tick off black dial, blue dial and white/silver dial. Also, so I don’t have to spend the budget on new straps, I’d want a mix of metal, leather and fabric/rubber straps. If we’re allowed new but in sales then it would probably change depending on what bargains i could sniff out at the time. Currently I’d go: 1. Nice all rounder - Hamilton khaki scuba auto - £485 https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/9192662/hamilton+khaki+scuba+men's+stainless+steel+bracelet+watch/ 2. Nice diver - Seiko prospex SRPD21K1 - £255 https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/3511286/seiko prospex+blue+dial+automatic+diver's+watch/ 3. Office watch - this Tissot quartz - £140 https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/4921380/tissot+men's+stainless+steel+strap+watch/ 4. Weekend/grocery run - Timex Waterbury chrono on fabric strap - £89 https://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstore/d/4703316/timex+waterbury+men's+black+fabric+strap+watch/ 5. Beater/jogging watch - Casio F91W - £9.99 https://www.argos.co.uk/product/2533393?clickPR=plp:2:318 All boxes ticked with £21.01 to spare.
  22. Never seen them before - why did they put a date on their “SINGLY FA29”? I’d have quite liked the look of it without that.
  23. That’s quite cool - I haven’t watched interstellar but I do like things a bit different like the morse code “eureka” on the hands - nobody will notice but you’ll know! Yeah nice brand, good shout. I have previously looked at the AlpinerX (like the digi/analogue to deal with half hour time zones) but the case size always put me off. Probably need to try some on and see show they wear (maybe one for a couple of weeks time when we can go to shops again!) Dog looks fed up of you delaying his walk to take photos of watches
  24. +1 Less so that though! Although don’t think the brown strap in the pics does much for it.
  25. Thanks all, some good shouts. I’ve never really looked at microbrands - I think being quite new to the watch world I’ve always stuck to names I vaguely know. Will give CW, Farer, Helson and Armida a look (never really come across the last three - have seen a few CWs and a bit hit and miss looks wise for my taste). Hamilton khaki a decent call too, and like the idea of nice black dial watch, although the field watches tend to look slightly “serious” to me if that makes sense! Certina Phantom a good call too - have seen those on the post and forgot about them!
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