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daveenty

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Good morning all. I've only just joined this forum as, to be honest, I didn't know you existed until a Google search found it for me last night, so apologies for that. :(

I live in North Manchester and still work for a living though have been trying to retire for the last few years. I don't want to alter my lifestyle too much though, so the job has to stay a bit longer. I'm a member on a couple of other watch forums, though I don't really get the time to get on them as often as I did. I'm also involved in a couple of UK based car forums as well, mainly for the social aspect and the meet ups around the country.

I've been interested in watches for a few years now, collecting them a bit more seriously for the last 10 or so. I don't have any particular preferences in makers, although I must admit to owning more Rolex than any other brand. These vary in styles though are basically all steel "sports watches" apart from a bi-metal Daytona. I also have a few Omega, from a very early Seamaster to the obligatory Speedmaster Pro, and a mixed bag of other weird and wonderful things including some strange Russian ones which I love.

I've not joined up to get access to the sales section as none of mine are, or ever will be, for sale. In fact I tend to avoid sales sites as the prices tend to upset me, and I've promised myself I'm not buying any more watches this year. (I made the same promise to myself last year and still bought 2, but they were special) There is actually one watch which I'm looking for at the moment though and, if I find it, I'll probably break my promise again. I've purposely not mentioned what it is as there are a lot of variants of it and I need to do a bit more homework first before the final decision is made.

Off to browse your forum now and hope I can learn something. Oh, and I promise not to ask silly questions without searching for answers firstly. :biggrin:

 

Dave

 

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@daveenty

Welcome to the forum and thank you for your nice introduction. I'm sure you will find plenty here to fit in with your areas of interest.

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Thank you for your warm welcome people of the watch forum. I've not really had the time for browsing this week, it's been a bit busy here.

 

The one consolation with that is that the excess of work will be helping to pay for a possible new acquisition which I'll hopefully be trying to get next month. :)

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Thought I may as well bump this old thread as opposed to starting a new one as this is more of a re-introduction than anything.

I've not been on the forum for a while due to a bit of a health issue last year. I treated this as a warning so decided, after several trips to hospital, one in the back of an ambulance, that I was going to start to take things a bit easier. I tried just doing a bit less at first though realised that it wasn't helping too much and my blood pressure was all over the place, so I decided that retirement was the way to go. It's still not quite happened, I've been running my own business for over 30 years, but hopefully all the wrapping up will be completed by the end of June.

 

I suffered my first heart attack on the morning of Good Friday (19th April) last year, with the second happening a few hours later at my local hospital. That was when I went for the ambulance ride to the Cardio specialists in Manchester. I was fitted with a stent, given a bollocking for my lifestyle and then hooked up to a load of monitors for the next few days. I came home on the Monday so not too bad really but I decided to try a bit of work on Tuesday, which was my first mistake. Mistake number 2 came a couple of weeks later when I went to a car meet I attend every year. Unfortunately it's over 250 miles away from me which tired me out and cost me another shouting at from my Doctor. After that lot I decided to start listening to people, hence the lifestyle change. I had my last cigarette in April last year which I'm quite pleased about, especially coming from 20+ Marlboro Red a day, and have now lost just over 1/3 of my body weight, which again is not before time really.

 

I've not done anything with my watches for the last few months, been busy with a few other bits and pieces really, though I'm still considering adding a couple of random bits and pieces to my little collection. I did however treat myself to my first new car ever, more as a retirement present to myself than anything else really. That was back in October and I've still not managed to cover 1,000 miles in it yet. Hopefully when the current crisis is over I can have a bit of a play...

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Wow! Glad to hear that you're OK now, Dave...let's hope that this lockdown has slowed you down a bit...:wink:...take things easy, chap! 

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