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Hi, I'm Paul from York.

New to this Forum as I came accross it whilst looking for a special gift for a friend's 50th. He's been into all things fine and antique (wines, Whisky, old cars, furniture, clocks and watches) since I fist met him nearly 40 years ago. A group of us are chipping in for one of the RLT items for his collection.

I got into the watch thing a few years ago when I became attracted to a Bulova piece from the 20's. Still don't know much about it but it just looks really 'nice' on the wrist and is a little different. It took a while to get the thing to read the correct time more than twice a day but is now within 'acceptable limits' thanks to the patience of a local jeweller.

Then my wife, for a 'significant' birthday, bought me an Explorer I which I think looks great because of its simplicity. Still my favourite watch.

Since then I've just joined the dangerous territory of allocating 'too many resources' to watches (Breitling Colt, Omega Seamaster, Omega Speedmaster 50th Anniversary, Zenith Class Sport). My most embarrassing piece is a Casio G-Shock. However as a 'use and abuse' item that's 100% unbreakable and reliable, you can't beat them. As ways to spend hard earned money I thinks its one of the most harmless yet rewarding.

At some point I'd like to combine it with one of my other hobbies, photography. I think the tips on this site for photography are excellent but I've yet to figure out the black art of uploading pictures.

Goodwill to all!

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Hi Paul, welcome to the madhouse!

Some nice watches there - we welcome all types here. I suppose my 'specialisation' is old Russians, as that's what I have most of. Sekondas, Poljots, Raketas, Slavas - you name it, I've got it. Others are into Timex, some love 'hummers' and most seem to like Omegas. Alphas are currently dividing the membership somewhat! There's nothing embarrasing about a G-Shock, they're very well regarded here and many of us own one or two.

To post pics, upload to a web based host (photobucket, flikr etc.) and then post the direct link using the picture icon in the bar above where you type your post.

We're a pretty friendly bunch here and it's worth noting that many posts will veer :offtopic: now and again...

Cheers,

James

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I suppose my 'specialisation' is old Russians, as that's what I have most of. Sekondas, Poljots, Raketas, Slavas - you name it, I've got it.

Thanks guys. I'll try to have a play with some pictures when I get a quiet hour.

I've always been fascinated by Russian Watches as I love the look of them. I don't know enough about them though and they just seem too cheap affordable when you compare with what comes out of Switzerland. I love the look of the Black Strela but just not brave enough as you seem to see Poljots popping up from all sorts of dodgy sources. Should research more I suppose.

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Welcome. I think most people have an embarassing one in a drawer somewhere.

Mine's a casio waveceptor. Absolutely hideous!

Give it to charity, don't hide it away if it could be useful to a less discriminating person than yourself. :)

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