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  1. Im 27 and started driving in 2010, so unfortunately I've missed the opportunity to own some of these beauties... Sadly, most likely never will now with the way things are going with prices and the impending demise of the ICE. But anyway... 2004 Renault Clio 1.2 Mk4 Golf 1.4 Mk2 Golf GTi 16v (still own this one) Mk4 Golf GTi 1.8T 2002 BMW E46 330ci Clubsport (loved this car in the lovely Estoril blue, slightly lighter than the current Estoril they use) 1993 Toyota Soarer V8 (sounded nuts, pure JDM import cool factor [emoji41] and the amount of tech in there was ridiculous for the time) 2008 Mercedes CLS 350 CGI (sounded great, lovely to waft along in, but it necked petrol like nobody's business) 2006 BMW Z4M (still own it, and hopefully will for a long time yet, great car) 2002 Seat Leon 1.9 TDi (recent purchase to be used as a work horse to save driving the Beemer or Golf everywhere, now I have a longer commute into work. Other than that, a terrible car [emoji23]) Clearly I'm not worried by age or a second hand bargain, but my heart is definitely with older cars. Some pictures of the more recent ones. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  2. Brilliant! I'll consider that an endorsement from the NHS [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  3. Wow... looks like there a lot more complications available than I first thought [emoji23] amazing what they can think to put on a watch, and then somehow make it work within the constraints of a the case... I can see the allure of some of them on purely an engineering basis, some are rather impressive. Also an interesting point to make about the effort/time to set and adjust the more complex ones. Definitely given me some food for thought here [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  4. One of my more established 'hobbies' is having an occasional cigar (less so now in the winter months). Anyone else on here have a collection or enjoy them from time to time?
  5. Yeah that Citizen is a but too busy for me too. I think I seem to be coming down on the side of the 'vintage styling', with a clean and simple dial. I quite like a few old Omega Seamaster and Rolex's I've seen. But also wouldn't mind a date window/3 dial chrono. Looks like I'll just have to get one of each :P... Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  6. Just curious as to what you guys on here think about the various complications on offer. Do you like as many as you can get? A simple dial with nothing to distract? A handy day/date? Moonphase? Or are there any more leftfield choices/styles? Just looking for ideas/inspiration for my next watch. Personally, I like the idea of a moonphase, although generally pretty useless, it would be a cool extra feature :D I also tend to lean towards a chrono when it comes to aesthetics
  7. Thanks for the ID on that one [emoji106] it spent quite some time in a drawer forgotten about until recently, but holds time well enough so is now the one I just wear to work. And dont worry I'm not that new to watches [emoji23] the Eco-Drive is just there because I have no other autos to fill the slot and it has the window to let some light onto it. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks! Theres no sign of any hallmark on the outside, and its does look as though it may be a front loader as you describe. Theres no case 'back' really, it just joins a seam all the way around the watch. It may be worth me giving it a clean up and taking it into somewhere for a quick service. I assume that kind of watch will be well within the skillset of the usual hishstreet jeweller/watch hospital type place? Or may it benefit from someone more specialised in the older stuff? Thanks for the pointer though. Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  9. Hi, Im Alex, an aircraft mechanic by trade. I've never really considered or given much thought to watches, although always worn one. Only recently, with a purchase of a Wolf watch winder, have I started to think about buying one (after getting a triple winder despite having only two automatic watches). I usually like to 'nerd out' when I find a new interest, but watches seem a bit of a minefield! So hopefully I can learn a bit more here, and eventually come to a decision for my next automatic watch (although I suspect it won't fall into the same budget as some of you on here!). Anyway, here's what I have so far... Breitling Chronomat - Gifted to me as a 21st birthday present. Although dont know much more about it or a specific date/movement etc. Citizen Automatic - I bought this for £5 from a friend in the playground about 14 years ago now and have not yet been able to identify it. Citizen Eco-Drive - Purchased more recently (maybe 7/8 years ago) to wear as an everyday watch, so a little worse for wear now. Vertex Revue - I acquired while going through my grandparents house after they had passed away. Inscribed on the back as a gift from his employer for good service ending 1974. It's a manual wind and seems to be in good working order. Certina Waterking - Also taken from my grandfather, although unfortunately this one doesn't work quite as well. Manual wound, although the second hand sticks at the same point every time. I had it in a jewellers waiting for over a year for them to find the part to replace it (worn barrel???, if I remember correctly) but they never found one. So I suppose I should probably start by finding out about the watches I currently own first! If any of you fine gentlemen happen to know any more, or can offer any sources for me to have a look into to get some more info for them, that would be much appreciated [emoji106] I look forward to learning more, although I doubt I'll have much to offer, I'm sure there will be plenty or newbie questions coming your way! Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
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