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Stevie5tapes



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Re: All this talk of watches...

The Doctor wrote:
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/


I've got the Tag limited edition Red Bull version. It's a very nice watch and the blue colour is very nice. Black MY2013 SD4 GS Auto, Wood Company Armrest, Freel2 sticker.
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as previously posted on my own thread about watches, i was going to buy a Omega Plant Ocean, but i just can't find my way to spending 5k on a watch, they hold or make money, but i never went through and bought a camera instead and some other stuff

i have bought a watch a couple of months back and Apple Watch, which is great so far


i do recall a forum member showing me a watch one evening, gold, leather, a brand i can't recall the name of, but I later found out it was worth as much as a what a Discovery 5 HSE Lux would cost now Shocked Shocked Laughing No Longer the Site Moderator - Martins the Man to Speak too now

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Largered



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yes I was a YUPPIE in the 80s ..... Rolex ..... Merc .... Sex .... Loads a money .... I miss the women ...... and I'm sure they miss ME !!!

But now MY time ...... is MY own ....... I got the Golden Goose's Egg ...... and now I do what I like .....when I like .... I bought houses for my daughters, so they don't need to worry about mortgages ....... like my parents did.

All this talk about time ......... stops me from drinking Red Wine ........ LargeRed.

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npinks wrote:
as previously posted on my own thread about watches, i was going to buy a Omega Plant Ocean, but i just can't find my way to spending 5k on a watch, they hold or make money, but i never went through and bought a camera instead and some other stuff

i have bought a watch a couple of months back and Apple Watch, which is great so far


i do recall a forum member showing me a watch one evening, gold, leather, a brand i can't recall the name of, but I later found out it was worth as much as a what a Discovery 5 HSE Lux would cost now Shocked Shocked Laughing


Vacheron Constantin Whistle

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Largered



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Vacheron Constantin Whistle

........ don't go giving me your Harry Potter talk ..... Rolling with laughter

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Omega moon watch please Smile
Settled at the moment for a Garmin Fenix 5x Smile very different but rather cool in a geeky way. (Yes, I work in IT).

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taztastic wrote:


Vacheron Constantin Whistle


That's the one😜 No Longer the Site Moderator - Martins the Man to Speak too now

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Well, a quick trip up to Bond Street today to try one on in the Breguet boutique and all good. Just a watch. Not even a date or a second hand and only 5mm thick with an automatic movement. Amazing. Looks good on even my skinny wrist. I'll be putting an offer in on a secondhand one on Monday morning. Fingers crossed.




Oh yeah, servicing every 3-5 years at a cost of 595. They had those automatic watch winders in the store too. "How much?" I said. "Very reasonable - between 1 and 2 thousand" they said. I said I'd let them know! Whistle Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto

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Very elegant Thumbs Up 2k Whistle I think I'd be giving the winding device a miss too, on my watch, if I've not worn it for a day or two it takes me about 30 seconds to wind a few times adjust the time to the 24 hour hand, the date, and screw the crown down, I wouldn't worry too much about their service estimate time if it's not going to be a daily wear. 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Halifax winter necessity.
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Steve D wrote:
Well, a quick trip up to Bond Street today to try one on in the Breguet boutique and all good. Just a watch. Not even a date or a second hand and only 5mm thick with an automatic movement. Amazing. Looks good on even my skinny wrist. I'll be putting an offer in on a secondhand one on Monday morning. Fingers crossed.


Well, that fell through because despite inviting an offer on what was a bloody expensive watch, even secondhand, they refused an offer just 150 short of the asking price. They've still got it. Anyway, after thinking about it, I wouldn't get much use out if it so I'm going to go for something I will use everyday. An Omega Speedmaster '57. A 'reinterpretation' of the watch that was released in my birth year. Cheaper than the Breguet as well! Just got to find one at a good price - I refuse to pay retail for one.

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10 watch from the lucky lucky man on holiday in Tenerife. Lifetime warranty as long as I take it back to his home in Senegal.
That was 10 years ago, haven't needed to claim on the warranty still going and keeping good time. Very Happy Now at the point when I learn something new something old is lost out the other side !
Now retired so it doesn't matter anymore.

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MartynB wrote:
Very elegant Thumbs Up 2k Whistle I think I'd be giving the winding device a miss too, on my watch, if I've not worn it for a day or two it takes me about 30 seconds to wind a few times adjust the time to the 24 hour hand, the date, and screw the crown down, I wouldn't worry too much about their service estimate time if it's not going to be a daily wear.


I keep my Breitling Montbrillant Olympus on a winder - not at 2k though, about 50 of eBay iirc. It's necessary because setting the perpetual calendar after it's stopped is a right Royal pain.

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Got it! My 60th birthday present.

Bought it early as I got it for a very good price. Wife says I can play with it indoors today but I've got to put it away until my birthday. Only another 170 sleeps! Laughing




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Bloody photobucket. Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
Present: Evoque SD4 Dynamic Lux Auto


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Nice Very Happy 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Halifax winter necessity.
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