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PostRe: Watches
by DML » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:17 am

I don't wear watches, I really don't like having things on my wrists and when I have tried one in the past it always got in the way of me drawing. When I have my phone I dunno why I need one other than for style.

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by Kezzer » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:55 am

Current daily wear is an Omega speedmaster (original, not co-axial)
If I fancy something bit slimmer then I have a Longines flagship, and a classic rotary. Also got a custom Vostok amphibia which is really quirky and was fun to source the parts for.

Currently in the market for a Poljot Strela 3017 - but they are difficult to find and not get mugged off. :x

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by <]:^D » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:05 am

watches have a big advantage over phones for me:

i am a teacher so being able to check the time and seconds by looking at my wrist is very helpful - using a phone to do that especially in front of a group of students makes you look like youre checking instagram and also is a faff reaching in your pocket whenever you do so.

i got a Seiko SNK809K2 automatic which is apparently best bang for your buck mid-range watch. very happy with it and its automatic so no need to replace batteries which is a big plus. i put a leather strap on mine which i prefer to the black fabric strap.
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PostRe: Watches
by Mafro » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:08 am

Do you still get those Seiko kinetic watches? Always thought they looked cool as hell.

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PostRe: Watches
by <]:^D » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:12 am

thats what this one has - if im reading it correctly. quartz movement with automatic power. ill take a picture of the back

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by <]:^D » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:19 am

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by <]:^D » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:19 am

the little pink/purple bit moves back and forth - very cool!

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by Kezzer » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:22 am

I looked at the Grand Seiko snowflake, which was absolutely stunning, just too light on the wrist for my liking.

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by <]:^D » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:29 am

oooh thats lovely

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by <]:^D » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:29 am

5k :lol:

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PostRe: Watches
by Jenuall » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:30 am

I just don't get the value proposition around watches, some of these that people are mentioning cost literally thousands of pounds! :shock:

"It's a status symbol! It's fashion, you're making a statement by wearing it!"

I have no problem with the desire to "look good" but my point of diminishing returns definitely arrives a hell of a long time before I'm dropping 4 figures on a piece of metal around my wrist!

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PostRe: Watches
by <]:^D » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:31 am

totally agree Jen but some people have a lot of money and 5k to them is £50 or £500 to us plebs!

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by jawa2 » Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:41 am

I still use a Seiko solar albeit I don't often wear it nowdays. It's pretty neat as it's made of titanium and so quite light plus the solar works really well; even when wearing it under a shirt and suit sleeve it used to get enough light to stay working.

It wasn't super expensive - around £100 when I purchased it back in 1899*, equivalent to around £177 today - and it's a little battle-worn now but it still does the job.

*Joke - 1999.

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by Knoyleo » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:13 pm

Even when I was a buying a nice watch for my wedding, I think I only spent £40 on it. Can't see the point of spending a lot on something that's just there to tell the time and will inevitably just get scratched up anyway.

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PostRe: Watches
by rinks » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:39 pm

I don’t wear a watch, just like I don’t strap a metal and glass contraption around my face just to be able to see, or get around by riding a strawberry floating horse.

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by Dual » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:40 pm

I've considered buying a luxury watch now with the intention of giving it to my son as a present for a significant event in his future. I would get that benefit if it until then though.

Also limited run bottles of scotch are good investments.

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by rinks » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:45 pm

Dual wrote:I've considered buying a luxury watch now with the intention of giving it to my son as a present for a significant event in his future. I would get that benefit if it until then though.

Also limited run bottles of scotch are good investments.

Exactly what their marketing wants you lure you into. “You never actually own a Patek Philippe”. Utter bollocks. Like the de Beers engagement ring scam.

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PostRe: Watches
by Kezzer » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:45 pm

lay down your own cask

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PostRe: Watches
by Dual » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:17 pm

rinks wrote:
Dual wrote:I've considered buying a luxury watch now with the intention of giving it to my son as a present for a significant event in his future. I would get that benefit if it until then though.

Also limited run bottles of scotch are good investments.

Exactly what their marketing wants you lure you into. “You never actually own a Patek Philippe”. Utter bollocks. Like the de Beers engagement ring scam.


Yeah maybe. Still a cool 18th birthday present though?

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by Rocsteady » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:31 pm

Dual wrote:
rinks wrote:
Dual wrote:I've considered buying a luxury watch now with the intention of giving it to my son as a present for a significant event in his future. I would get that benefit if it until then though.

Also limited run bottles of scotch are good investments.

Exactly what their marketing wants you lure you into. “You never actually own a Patek Philippe”. Utter bollocks. Like the de Beers engagement ring scam.


Yeah maybe. Still a cool 18th birthday present though?

For sure. I think it's a nice gift.

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