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Largered



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Be aware some 'Staff Discounts' don't kick in until a length of service has been completed.

I very much doubt you will get any discount within your probationary period.


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Post #342437 15th Feb 2018 8:47 pm
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Steve D



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Can’t you just add it onto your home insurance? I'm pretty sure (on our one anyway) you don’t even have to specify valuables unless they cost more than £1,500. My Tag is on as a general item but my Omega (insured for £6K and my wife’s diamond ring insured for £7K) are covered under all risks and I’m pretty sure I only pay around an extra £60 odd quid a year for the pair of them. Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

Post #342440 15th Feb 2018 9:22 pm
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The Doctor



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Largered wrote:
Be aware some 'Staff Discounts' don't kick in until a length of service has been completed.

I very much doubt you will get any discount within your probationary period.


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It's an internal vacancy so a continuation of service. Been in over 11 years Thumbs Up LL.B (Hons) - University of Derby
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The Doctor



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Steve D wrote:
Can’t you just add it onto your home insurance? I'm pretty sure (on our one anyway) you don’t even have to specify valuables unless they cost more than £1,500. My Tag is on as a general item but my Omega (insured for £6K and my wife’s diamond ring insured for £7K) are covered under all risks and I’m pretty sure I only pay around an extra £60 odd quid a year for the pair of them.


I'll check that out Thumbs Up LL.B (Hons) - University of Derby
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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey


That Tag F1 is very smart, definitely the metal strap.
I have a Tag Link that I wear as an everyday watch, shouldnt really! If had a spare £1k the F1 would be tempting. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)


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The Doctor



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I swear that sometime soon I’ll be posting that I can now get the watch for free Laughing

So, further research has revealed that if I order the watch from Ernest Jones online (I can have it delivered to the store where adjustments can take place) and agree to sign up to their email newsletters, I get 10% off. Therefore the watch gets knocked down to £900 but I then place an order for a £900 gift card with my 17% discount so only have to part with £747.

£253 off the starting price ain’t bad Thumbs Up LL.B (Hons) - University of Derby
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Post #342523 16th Feb 2018 8:44 pm
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Largered



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Some people don't want to work for 11years ........ they don't mind about discounts .........

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-43104639

.......... unless you guys are doing a bit of moonlighting Laughing Laughing


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90vanman



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England 2012 Freelander 2 eD4 XS Manual Rimini Red

Steve D wrote:
90vanman wrote:
Hi Steve D, why has no one mentioned a proper watch, Breitling! I have one and find it absolutely brilliant, not keen on wearing it when welding or shooting or most things really. Maybe me being a bit picky but I think Rolex is a bit common. Dave

Probably because this is a car forum and not an aeronautical one! I wouldn’t mind a Breitling Emergency if I was crossing the desert but not needed on my daily run up the A13. Mr. Green
Hi again, try this one for size.......Hydro-Optic. A few years ago, before my lungs went downhill I used to scuba dive a bit. Behind Southend FCs ground is a dive shop called Bel Air. One of the owners of said shop sold me this watch about 25 years ago, not long apparently before H-O went bust. I can find no information about them other than they made good regs and demand valves and octopus rigs. If you know of anyone who can enlighten me I should be very happy. Hydro-Optic were supposed to have their factory somewhere in Southend. I wondered whether the watches were completely bought-in, or whether they made the cases and bought the guts outside. I shall post pictures of it when I get a few minutes. Dave

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Steve D



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Well, I’m on the hunt for a fourth watch for my collection - got the go ahead from the wife. Laughing I’m looking for a SMP 300m. Possibly even a chrono version. I really like the blue faced version. No rush, got to be at the right price though - I refuse to pay full retail for one!

Diver




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Post #345235 17th Mar 2018 4:01 pm
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VVS210



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Zermatt Silver

Absolutely love my SMP - a 2255.80 like the one below, off being serviced at the moment hence stock photo.


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Steve D



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Nice.
My Speedmaster ‘57 is back at Omega being repaired under warranty. Sad Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

Post #345255 17th Mar 2018 9:37 pm
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Largered



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...... I'm sure the guys at Vauxhall will have it looking like new in NO TIME Laughing Laughing


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Sidthecat



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey

Had a new strap fitted to my Swatch a few weeks ago, £14 Rolling with laughter

Post #345284 18th Mar 2018 3:06 pm
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Steve D



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My wife paid £360 for the leather strap and steel clasp for my Speedmaster. Shocked Fitted it myself although to be fair to the Omega boutique, they offered to fit it for me if I took the watch up to them. Rolling Eyes Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

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Sidthecat



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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey

My £14 strap fitted in the Swatch shop for free Thumbs Up

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