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I love a snazzy time piece!

What do you wear?

Whats the dream?

I bought a Polar M430 t'other day and im enjoying him. I fancy going vintage at some point but theres just too much choice. 

Dream watch is a Ressence Type 3 or Patek Nautilus. A colleague lets me hold his and it gives me the horn :)

 

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Walk away from the sales counter and nobody gets hurt. You're already in real danger of becoming a watch addict. 

I've got ten at the moment ranging from pretty high end watches down to a Casio G-Shock. I can't say too much, my wife might read this. I'm in the medium price range but cheerful at the moment. I got a " Seiko " Sumo last year. " Seiko " also do really nice  high end watches in the " Rolex " price bracket.

My latest watch is a " Citizen " chronograph. Atomic clock regulated so it's bang on and solar powered so you don't need regular battery changes. Very nice watch for about £275. " Bulova " aren't bad either.

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I have a few watches, but they are all moderately-priced quartz ones, rather than collectible timepieces. Some nice designs, though.

I have invested in the tools required to change batteries, though, instead of taking it to a local Timpsons.

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I've got a couple of "smart" watches, a Maurice Lacroix Miros Date and a Rolex Oyster Perpetual. 

The Rolex was my father's and I wear it on fairly rare occasions. It's about all I have to remember him and I wouldn't want to lose it or damage it. 
The Maurice Lacroix I chose because it's quite subtle, all stainless steel and relatively small. 

Day to day wear I have a Pulsar that I wear to work which in anything other than full daylight is almost unreadable, matt steel hands on a matt gey background, I've got a Seiko dive watch that I have't worn for a few years but I make sure it still works  as it has an expanding strap that I can wear over my leathers on the bike. Then there's the sport watches for running, there's a couple of them, a black dress watch with black hands on a black face that Mrs Shadow has appropriated and a half hunter pocket watch.

I think that's it.

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I've probably only worn watches for about 5 years of my 63. Nearly everywhere I've worked had clocks or the time didn't matter.  When I had my first farm I damaged a lot of watches and got to the point where I wouldn't spend more than $2 on one. Then one day I was fixing the fence in my goat paddock while wearing my $2 watch. A goat came over and bit the watch off my wrist. I gave up on watches.

If I had to get a watch I'd get a pocket watch, of which I've had a couple. They bring out my perfectionism, though. The watch would have to be basic - stainless steel, not gold or silver - it would need a very basic font, nothing fancy or creative, and it should have no frills at all. something like this:

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I have some qualms about the shape of that 4 and that would drive me nuts if I owned this watch.

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8 minutes ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Walk away from the sales counter and nobody gets hurt. You're already in real danger of becoming a watch addict. 

I've got ten at the moment ranging from pretty high end watches down to a Casio G-Shock. I can't say too much, my wife might read this. I'm in the medium price range but cheerful at the moment. I got a " Seiko " Sumo last year. " Seiko " also do really nice  high end watches in the " Rolex " price bracket.

My latest watch is a " Citizen " chronograph. Atomic clock regulated so it's bang on and solar powered so you don't need regular battery changes. Very nice watch for about £275. " Bulova " aren't bad either.

Im already 2 'expensive' watches in. Too late. 

The Grand Seikos look a good buy, quality movement at a fair price

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Just now, MattSantos said:

Im already 2 'expensive' watches in. Too late. 

The Grand Seikos look a good buy, quality movement at a fair price

" Grand Seiko " , now you're talking nice watches. I'd love one. Only drawback is they have to go back to Japan to be serviced. I'm not a big " PP " fan but I do like the Nautilas. Way out of my price range though. If I sold all my watches I could probably afford one. 

You can't beat a  date Sub or a Speed master in my book.

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Here's one of mine; a retro-styled watch with a basic quartz movement (probably Chinese), with a fake-aged patina. The strap's really nice and comfortable, too.

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Another of mine, a slimline design with clean minimalist looks and a NATO strap.

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20 minutes ago, terrywebbisgod said:

Nothing flash.A 80's Tissot Seastar for everyday use and  TAG Senna for "going out"

That Tissot is a good watch. TAG are ok, I have a Heuer from before they became TAG Heuer. It's a great little watch from about the same era as your Tissot.

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Just now, Futtocks said:

Another of mine, a slimline design with clean minimalist looks and a NATO strap.

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The repro watch is interesting. Daniel Wellington don't have a great reputation among the watch purists I'm afraid. I don't consider myself a purist.

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16 minutes ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

The repro watch is interesting. Daniel Wellington don't have a great reputation among the watch purists I'm afraid. I don't consider myself a purist.

Well, the purists are looking for different things to me, so that's fair enough. I get what their criticisms are, and they are valid enough from their standpoint. But it is a nice watch for me.

The lightness and slimness contrasts nicely with the chunkier design of the retro one.

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I like the dw watches, i hate the purists, theyre idiots. Hublot watches for example are hideous.

I also have the nato straps, theyre good value.

Will check out the Seiko thing as i was really thinking about one. 

A mate who i had some tea with tonight had a lovely Omega DeVille. I like the vintage Rancheros though for Omegas or the big lads from the 70s with the tachmeter or whatever it is.

The Maurice Lacroix moon watches are lovely btw. 

 

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5 minutes ago, MattSantos said:

I also have the nato straps, theyre good value.

I wasn't sure about NATO straps (my DW originally came with a leather strap) at first, but they are comfortable, easy to swap for different looks, and can just be chucked in the washing machine when they get a bit grubby.

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There are a few retired rugby league players wandering around with Tissot watches.

I wear my Garmin FR235 sports watch all the time using an analog watch face instead of the digital one.

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1 hour ago, tim2 said:

There are a few retired rugby league players wandering around with Tissot watches.

Yes, Dennis Moran is looking well.

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2 hours ago, Futtocks said:

Well, the purists are looking for different things to me, so that's fair enough. I get what their criticisms are, and they are valid enough from their standpoint. But it is a nice watch for me.

The lightness and slimness contrasts nicely with the chunkier design of the retro one.

They are a good looking watch, I think the reservations are regarding the movement.

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1 hour ago, MattSantos said:

I like the dw watches, i hate the purists, theyre idiots. Hublot watches for example are hideous.

I also have the nato straps, theyre good value.

Will check out the Seiko thing as i was really thinking about one. 

A mate who i had some tea with tonight had a lovely Omega DeVille. I like the vintage Rancheros though for Omegas or the big lads from the 70s with the tachmeter or whatever it is.

The Maurice Lacroix moon watches are lovely btw. 

 

If you're looking for a Seiko try " Yorkshire Watches " they specialise in Seiko and they have watches you can't normally buy over here. The prices are good and the service is first class.

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3 x TAG Heuer (including the Connected smartwatch which I wear for work)

1 x Omega Seamaster

1 x Tudor (made by Rolex but without the bling)

1 x Breitling 

1 x Longines

1 x TW Steel

1 x Jorg Gray

2 x Movado 

1 x Glashutte

Plus several cheaper watches from Seiko, Citizen, Skagen etc

i have a serious watch fetish ! Must have about 25 in total.

I can highly recommend iconicwatches.co.uk based in Blackburn, they provide a fantastic service including sourcing specific watches and their prices are very reasonable, I’ve used them on several occasions.

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9 hours ago, MattSantos said:

I love a snazzy time piece!

What do you wear?

Whats the dream?

I bought a Polar M430 t'other day and im enjoying him. I fancy going vintage at some point but theres just too much choice. 

Dream watch is a Ressence Type 3 or Patek Nautilus. A colleague lets me hold his and it gives me the horn :)

Thanks for that snippet :laugh:

 

My youngest has been working at one of the high end outlet villages for a few years and fell in love with watches a while ago.  He wears a Montblanc to work but his dream is a Breitling

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Given the money for a big watch purchase, I'd quite fancy a Panerai, vintage or not.

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Mont Blanc make good writing instruments, I'm not sure about their watches. Breitling have a pretty good reputation but I'm not keen on the slanted link bracelets they use.

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Just now, Futtocks said:

Given the money for a big watch purchase, I'd quite fancy a Panerai, vintage or not.

I like some of the Panerai watches. I haven't got one yet but maybe one day.

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