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I have 4 watches, all quartz. Three of them I wear regularly, while I've gone off the other one's look a bit, so it doesn't get as much use. No major or prestige manufacturer names - a Daniel Wellington, a Burei, A Skagen and an Aeromatic, mainly chosen for their contrasting looks. 

I also invested (very little money) in the correct gear for opening and closing them when the batteries need changing. A pry-bar, some mini screwdrivers and a press with a selection of nylon inserts to fit different-sized watches.

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Garmin Forerunner 235 - wear it all the time. I altered the screen app to analog time rather than digital.

I wonder what happened to those Tissot watches the SL players won for MoM?


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I have a wood one made by a company called BEWELL. Paid just over £30 for it. Wear it every day and it feels weird when I don't have it on.


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On 01/01/2020 at 03:14, Derwent said:

I picked up a very nice IWC Portugieser in the sales to add to my collection. I have 47 now.

Whay are your highlights?

Im loving my TimexQ and Grand Seiko recently.

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16 hours ago, tim2 said:

Garmin Forerunner 235 - wear it all the time. I altered the screen app to analog time rather than digital.

I wonder what happened to those Tissot watches the SL players won for MoM?

I have a Forerunner 235, how do you do that?

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On 01/01/2020 at 05:26, Adelaide Tiger said:

I haven’t worn a watch for over 30 years.  I have never been in a situation where I have had no idea of the time of day.  You have clocks at home, in your car, in town/city centres, at work, on your phone etc. so why anyone would spend thousands on something that is now just an accessory is beyond my understanding.

I am with you on this one AT.

Don't see the point.

Less is more for me. I wear no jewelry and have no tattoos.

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17 minutes ago, Wanderer said:

I am with you on this one AT.

Don't see the point.

Less is more for me. I wear no jewelry and have no tattoos.

same here. just a wristband that leaves a white mark in the summer


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3 hours ago, Shadow said:

I have a Forerunner 235, how do you do that?

Download an App from https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/devices/forerunner235/appTypes/watchface/apps onto the watch then pick it from the settings as one of the options in System-Clock-Watch Face

The one I use is called Simplicity

 


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In Hong Kong 25 years ago on honeymoon,I bought a Ralgex Lobster.

25 years later,the watch and the marraige are still working!


Thank you for your valuable contribution.

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7 hours ago, MattSantos said:

Whay are your highlights?

Im loving my TimexQ and Grand Seiko recently.

My 2 favourites at the moment are the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms and the Breguet XX. 


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13 hours ago, Vambo said:

I have a wood one made by a company called BEWELL. Paid just over £30 for it. Wear it every day and it feels weird when I don't have it on.

A wooden watch? 

Nonsense. Post a picture 

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3 hours ago, terrywebbisgod said:

In Hong Kong 25 years ago on honeymoon,I bought a Ralgex Lobster.

25 years later,the watch and the marraige are still working!

OK, we weren't on honeymoon but my wife and I both bought (Cartier ?????) watches in Hong Kong in 1989 from a man on the street and they are still OK.

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4 hours ago, Derwent said:

My 2 favourites at the moment are the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms and the Breguet XX. 

You mean Swatch? ?Tourbillon?

Fifty fathoms is the 1st divers watch isnt it? Guessing you go old school with those 2 highlighted as a guide. My 40th in 18 months so might go big.. nervous already

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7 hours ago, MattSantos said:

You mean Swatch? ?Tourbillon?

Fifty fathoms is the 1st divers watch isnt it? Guessing you go old school with those 2 highlighted as a guide. My 40th in 18 months so might go big.. nervous already

Yes Blancpain are owned by Swatch group but still hand make all their watches. They make 30 watches a day where Rolex (for example) make 3,000 due to semi-automated production.

It’s all about personal preference, I prefer classic watches with unfussy faces. For example I think the Nomos Glashutte watches are things of beauty.


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I have an 18ct Rotary that cost me 25 years at RR. Choosing it was a big mistake as being 18ct gold its soft and is ever so slightly out of round. This means it steams up after a couple of days of use. But it Is quite dressy with cuff links.

My everyday watch is a Tissot. I bought that about 20 years ago because at the time Tissot were sponsoring RL. I like the fact that is very plane, slim and understated. 


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1 hour ago, Derwent said:

Yes Blancpain are owned by Swatch group but still hand make all their watches. They make 30 watches a day where Rolex (for example) make 3,000 due to semi-automated production.

It’s all about personal preference, I prefer classic watches with unfussy faces. For example I think the Nomos Glashutte watches are things of beauty.

We are very similar in this regard then ?

Dont think i could buy a rolex, the whole jazz around their better watches not even being in the shops annoys me to no end; similarly to how Pateks are massively fan boyed.

Would love a truly vintage Omega. Think thats where i go next dependant on my location

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2 hours ago, MattSantos said:

We are very similar in this regard then ?

Dont think i could buy a rolex, the whole jazz around their better watches not even being in the shops annoys me to no end; similarly to how Pateks are massively fan boyed.

Would love a truly vintage Omega. Think thats where i go next dependant on my location

You can’t go wrong with a vintage Omega, I have a 1963 Constellation in mint condition and it’s fabulous. They appreciate in value too.


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25 minutes ago, Derwent said:

You can’t go wrong with a vintage Omega, I have a 1963 Constellation in mint condition and it’s fabulous. They appreciate in value too.

Theres a moon phase ive got my eye on, 2473.. Beautiful and an example of quality, style etc that doesnt cost a stupid amount

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25 minutes ago, MattSantos said:

Theres a moon phase ive got my eye on, 2473.. Beautiful and an example of quality, style etc that doesnt cost a stupid amount

Great choice, if you shop around you could probably pick a decent one up for about £4k. I find thewatchforum.co.uk a good place to buy and sell.


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