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Jet Jetski

Your Most Exciting Watch?

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I noticed someone on here has a '69 Speedmaster Professional, well, I can't top that, that's pretty exciting, but here's my most exciting watch doing its exciting thing:

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For those that don't have the eyes of a peregrine falcon, the date is changing.  I feel a bit like a chap I used to know who recounted the first time he saw a cow, at the age of about 13, on his way to an approved school.

Anyway, an old wrist-watch with a functioning, if not functional, date complication is my most exciting watch.

What watch have you found most exciting, or been excited about for whatever reason?

You are among friends.

p.s. can't someone invent a little magnifying glass to stick over the date?

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This one I think as it was a gift from a mate!

It had been dropped and all the stopwatch hands had come adrift, Also the crystal had cracked badly, I sent it to Rite Time watch repairs and for £28 (+P&P both ways- Around !15 in total back then) He reinstated the hands to zero, Cleaned the dial somwhat and replaced the broken cyrstal!!

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John :)

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For me, it would have to be my 21st birthday present from my parents in 1975...sadly this isn't the original, as I wore it to near destruction, then lost it. This is a replacement from the same year. The legendary Seiko 'Pogue'.

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3 minutes ago, johnbaz said:

This one I think as it was a gift from a mate!

It had been dropped and all the stopwatch hands had come adrift, Also the crystal had cracked badly, I sent it to Rite Time watch repairs and for £28 (+P&P both ways- Around !15 in total back then) He reinstated the hands to zero, Cleaned the dial somwhat and replaced the broken cyrstal!!

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John :)

That is the best Breitling ever!

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1 minute ago, Jet Jetski said:

That is the best Breitling ever!

It was free, It has to be (To me any how!! :thumbsup: )

 

 

 

John :)

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4 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

For me, it would have to be my 21st birthday present from my parents in 1975...sadly this isn't the original, as I wore it to near destruction, then lost it. This is a replacement from the same year. The legendary Seiko 'Pogue'.

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that is excitement on a stick, must have been a thrill to get that and put it on at 21, and to find another great example, lucky you - I know you can tell the time with it, but as an object in its own right it's a great artefact

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9 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

 

that is excitement on a stick, must have been a thrill to get that and put it on at 21, and to find another great example, lucky you - I know you can tell the time with it, but as an object in its own right it's a great artefact

They're fab watches, Had mine on today! :thumbsup:

I was recently told mine was known as an Aussie Pogue as the inner bezel was grey, It should have been black apparently but they faded with light to the grey!

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John :thumbsup:

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17 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

 

that is excitement on a stick, must have been a thrill to get that and put it on at 21, and to find another great example, lucky you - I know you can tell the time with it, but as an object in its own right it's a great artefact

This is me in 1975, sitting in my other pride and joy back then, my TR6. You can just make out the original Pogue on my wrist. Out of interest, the watch hadn't aquired the nickname 'Pogue' then, as the Skylab 4 mission had only happened a couple of years earlier (1973). At the time it was still referred to as a Seiko 'Pepsi'.

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10 minutes ago, johnbaz said:

They're fab watches, Had mine on today! :thumbsup:

I was recently told mine was known as an Aussie Pogue as the inner bezel was grey, It should have been black apparently but they faded with light to the grey!

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John :thumbsup:

now you are just showing off!

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2 minutes ago, Jet Jetski said:

now you are just showing off!

Nah, Mine has the dodgy day wheel :taz:


 

13 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

This is me in 1975, sitting in my other pride and joy back then, my TR6. You can just make out the original Pogue on my wrist. Out of interest, the watch hadn't aquired the nickname 'Pogue' then, as the Skylab 4 mission had only happened a couple of years earlier (1973). At the time it was still referred to as a Seiko 'Pepsi'.

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That's a brilliant pic from your youth Roger!!

My first car was a scabby 1100 mk1 Ford Escort from 1970, Had to change the engine, Suspension, Brakes, It had drums all round and wouldn't stop so I bought a 1300 mk1 that had discs on the front and swapped the whole of the struts, Improvement felt around 1000% :laughing2dw:

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John :thumbsup:

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34 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

This is me in 1975, sitting in my other pride and joy back then, my TR6. You can just make out the original Pogue on my wrist. Out of interest, the watch hadn't aquired the nickname 'Pogue' then, as the Skylab 4 mission had only happened a couple of years earlier (1973). At the time it was still referred to as a Seiko 'Pepsi'.

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My greatest pal back then (sadly, he's passed away now) and myself both had Seikos for our 21sts. He had the 6139-6012...the blue chrono. After he died, his brother asked me to replace the scratched crystal in it...which I was happy to do...

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1 minute ago, Jet Jetski said:

which I hope you shared in!

My Timex spent some time buried in a dung midden.

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2 minutes ago, probep said:

My simple but beautiful Zenith

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Hi

Does this have a display back please?, I'll bet there's a stunning movement within!! 

 

John :thumbsup:

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2 minutes ago, probep said:

My simple but beautiful Zenith

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A Zaria homage,

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Exciting? :beer:

Probably my recently restored Breitling B1 - all sorts of things going on in the dial and lots of things on the LCD screens - time, date, chronograph, countdown timer, second time zone, UTC or third time zone, two alarms and I can turn beeps on and off - got to be exciting!

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2 minutes ago, JoT said:

Exciting? :beer:

Probably my recently restored Breitling B1 - all sorts of things going on in the dial and lots of things on the LCD screens - time, date, chronograph, countdown timer, second time zone, UTC or third time zone, two alarms and I can turn beeps on and off - got to be exciting!

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And you cn calculate the football pools dividend on the slide-rule :biggrin:

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43 minutes ago, Cassie-O said:

My Seiko Perpetual.  :king:

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Snap (almost :laugh:). These Seikos are cracking watches for the price.

Seiko SPC129P1 (Cal 7T86)

 

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1 minute ago, Graham60 said:

Snap (almost :laugh:). These Seikos are cracking watches for the price.

Seiko SPC129P1 (Cal 7T86)

 

I have been close to getting one of those, and also one of these: 

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it was a tossup between that and my Citizen AT - the Citizen won and looks quite refined but frequently I do think I should have gone Seiko for the legibility. 

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I saw one advertised in a magazine when they first appeared but even back then they were made of unobtainium and it was for me anyway pre watch forums internet days so I had no idea about premiums and grey dealers.

Eventually through chance a company that I had been made redundant from twice called me and asked if I would do a one off contract for them which took me two thirds of the way round the world which just happened to be a watch paradise, every corner you turned there was a shop selling them. 

After my initial week which was fully paid for no expense spared trip of a life time I flew home, mulled it over a bit and then Big M and I jumped on a flight back there.

And there it was, my LV, sat there just waiting for Big M to pay.

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

As an asides they say it’s all about the chase and it was but in this case something about it keeps me smiling every time I look at it. Even though I was recently offered really daft money for it and was very sorely tempted I just couldn’t let it go.

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13 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

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I saw one advertised in a magazine when they first appeared but even back then they were made of unobtainium and it was for me anyway pre watch forums internet days so I had no idea about premiums and grey dealers.

Eventually through chance a company that I had been made redundant from twice called me and asked if I would do a one off contract for them which took me two thirds of the way round the world which just happened to be a watch paradise, every corner you turned there was a shop selling them. 

After my initial week which was fully paid for no expense spared trip of a life time I flew home, mulled it over a bit and then Big M and I jumped on a flight back there.

And there it was, my LV, sat there just waiting for Big M to pay.

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

As an asides they say it’s all about the chase and it was but in this case something about it keeps me smiling every time I look at it. Even though I was recently offered really daft money for it and was very sorely tempted I just couldn’t let it go.

:)

 

 

 

Great insight to the fabled 'Bond' LV...thanks for sharing, ol' pal. :thumbsup:

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