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The Doctor



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All this talk of watches...

As much as I like the Omega Seamaster and Omega is my favourite brand, I simply cannot afford the cost, justify the monthly payments or ask Santa for help.

That being said, another favourite brand of mine Tag Heuer, have this which is tempting me: http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/TAG-Heuer-Form.../17381197/ LL.B (Hons) - University of Derby
LOT (Lord of Time) - University of Gallifrey

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Largered



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All this talk of watches............. "really ticks me off" Rolling with laughter

I haven't worn a watch in over 14yrs .......... when I retired (early @48 )

Post #322782 3rd May 2017 4:16 am
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mace



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I LOVE my Marathon GSAR!
It's on its 11th year now.

Magnus

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Steve D



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Had my mind absolutely, definately, dead-set on an Omega Tresor Deville but now currently looking at a Breguet classique ultra thin. Beautiful. Just beautiful.





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 Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

Post #322788 3rd May 2017 7:16 am
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RogB



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey

I still have my red LED casio from my school days.... best 12.75 I ever spent Laughing

I can think of better things to spend a couple of grand on....... like a new transfer box, or DMF or any other repairs our FL2 seem to need Rolling with laughter 2001 FL1 TD4 GS Auto 3 Door Tonga Green
2000 D2 TD5 GS Auto Oslo Blue
2004 FL1 TD4 Auto 3 door Bonatti Grey
2007 FL2 TD4 GS Manual Stornoway Grey
2008 FL2 TD4 GS Manual Alaska White
2010 FL2 TD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black
2012 Evoque SD4 Pure Manual Santorini Black (sadly a wrecked lemon from the LR dealer)
2013 FL2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey
2011 Evoque SD4 Prestige Manual Indus Silver

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dorsetfreelander



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Loire Blue

I have always had an interest in cameras and said that when I retire I will buy myself a Leica. Like these watches it was a nice piece of precision engineering and pure indulgence. However, that was before digital cameras came out, now a Leica is no more than a badge on an overpriced far eastern camera body. Sad 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

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Skynet



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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Barolo Black

I think some watches are like Premier Division footballers...... overpriced fluff! Laughing I do like a piece of well designed engineering metalwork, but not for stupid money! It gotta D3 but surfing here for wifey's new motor ...

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tenet



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United Kingdom 2015 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Orkney Grey

The trouble with expensive watches (and I own a gold ebel 1911and a gold plate tag) is the cost to service them. I recently took my tag for service and they wanted over 350 for a watch with a 2nd hand value of about 500. The Ebel was similar money but the watch is worth considerably more than the tag. MY 09 GS manual in Lago Grey, Wood Co arm rest and side bumper strips - now sold.

MY 15 SD4 SE Auto Orkney Grey with colour coded Bumper Door Mouldings

Post #322809 3rd May 2017 10:25 am
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Steve D



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Just found out that the authorised dealer service price for the watch I'm looking at above is 800. I'd take it to an Indy if I got it! Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

Post #322845 3rd May 2017 7:28 pm
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MartynB



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Zermatt Silver

There is class, and there is understated I don't need bling class Thumbs Up

https://www.watches.co.uk/rolex-vintage-gm...0wod4AYAKA

That model was 470 in 1983 I happen to know Whistle 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Halifax winter necessity.
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RogB



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey

now that's quite an investment Martyn Shocked 2001 FL1 TD4 GS Auto 3 Door Tonga Green
2000 D2 TD5 GS Auto Oslo Blue
2004 FL1 TD4 Auto 3 door Bonatti Grey
2007 FL2 TD4 GS Manual Stornoway Grey
2008 FL2 TD4 GS Manual Alaska White
2010 FL2 TD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black
2012 Evoque SD4 Pure Manual Santorini Black (sadly a wrecked lemon from the LR dealer)
2013 FL2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey
2011 Evoque SD4 Prestige Manual Indus Silver

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tenet



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United Kingdom 2015 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Orkney Grey

Steve D wrote:
Just found out that the authorised dealer service price for the watch I'm looking at above is 800. I'd take it to an Indy if I got it!


Not Timpsons I hope Whistle MY 09 GS manual in Lago Grey, Wood Co arm rest and side bumper strips - now sold.

MY 15 SD4 SE Auto Orkney Grey with colour coded Bumper Door Mouldings

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dorsetfreelander



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Loire Blue

Not many people know this but did you know that a watch that runs backwards is the most accurate timepiece?
Unless you have an atomic clock then your watch is either slightly fast or slow so it never actually tells the correct time. A watch that runs backwards however, is exactly right four times a day - which is twice as good as one that has stopped which is only correct twice a day.
Not sure if this is applicable to speedometers. Rolling Eyes 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

Post #322872 4th May 2017 8:27 am
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MartynB



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Zermatt Silver

If I wanted to buy a watch today and pop it in the safe for a few years to get a small profit, I'd be looking at a pre-owned Tudor , probably one of the models that look like their sister company Rolex's Sub Mariners. They are not even silly money new compared to the likes of U-Boat , Bell and Howell and Tag, but have a design and build quality that is traditional and timeless . 2,000 put into such a watch would not be too risky.


Given the woeful interest rates available these days owning a nice new watch isn't costing you much more than leaving cash in the bank, and is less risky than investment . In fact when I look at funding my retirement , as safe bets go I could probably convince myself that a couple of good used Belgian made Browning shotguns and a few classic watches would be less risky and more fun than some structured investments.

My own GMT Master would never sell at 7k as it's been a daily wearer for 34 years , but three thousand all day long is realistic, Rolex are not the pinnacle of watch making but are probably the best known so have the biggest market. 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Halifax winter necessity.
2016 Subaru Outback SE 2.0 diesel SE Premium Lineartronic the Thinking Man's AWD

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Steve D



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Hoping to get up London tomorrow to view this beaut in the Breguet boutique. Won't be paying their prices though or even buying new if I decide on it!

 Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

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