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My latest one (2maybe 3 weeks ago) is a Citizen..

No winding No battery... works on light (some how)

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Bought this Oris recently

2 late they have gone up ! Would like A white faced watch if Santa watching , tried it 4 size A few times !

Thought I'd show you my Hermes gold watch... 

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  • 1 month later...
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Keep this for best, bought it in the US for about $15.00 about best watch I've had, there's a manual wind up version too........... :lol:

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just bought a casio wave ceptor watch, that apparently recieves signals from a sattelite that updates the time every 4 hours or so, after time has been set its all up to the sattelite to keep it accurate, if this is correct how can i trust another clock or watch to give me the correct time, i,m not being cynical or anything but the instructions with the watch tell you to leave it near a window every now and then so it gets updated properly :thumbsup: , great looking late 70,s style,

also had one of those pulsar kinetic watches that automatically wind up from the action of your wrist, left in on one night when i went to bed, woke up and it was four hours fast :thumbsup:

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also had one of those pulsar kinetic watches that automatically wind up from the action of your wrist, left in on one night when i went to bed, woke up and it was four hours fast :thumbup:

Were you wearing it on your right arm ? :thumbsup::thumbsup: ;)

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  • 8 months later...
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Just obtained one of these for going out.

Looks less chunky than my Breitling, with a suit! Oris Frank Sinatra, automatic cronograph, very nice!

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Anyone else got anything new?

Bought these 2 last week, just love the Tissot..............................

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i may be in danger of making a twot of myself here, but here i go, ive got a rather beautiful watch, i think it may be a ladies watch due to the size, its made by a company called "west end", it looks like its from the late 40,s, any info from you watch fans,

by the way i wear a citizen eco drive skyhawk thing that weighs about 3 lbs and makes me look and feel like a council estate james bond

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I used to have a Swatch Watch when they first came out in the 80's. Mine even had the "Swatch Guard" which was some weird rubber plastic contraption to place over the wathc face to protect it. My watch had pink oblong blocks on the face. It was quite something back then!

I can't afford to pay attention never mind buy a new watch tongue.gif

But I do have one of the original Swatch watches. At the very beginning they came in black or white, no fancy colorful ones.

Don't know how much it is worth.

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I used to have a Swatch Watch when they first came out in the 80's. Mine even had the "Swatch Guard" which was some weird rubber plastic contraption to place over the wathc face to protect it. My watch had pink oblong blocks on the face. It was quite something back then!

I have had too many Sunday mornings where the battery powered watch wasn't working so I switched back to good old fashioned mechanical watches. :whistling:

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Haven't read all of the thread so not sure if Tag's have been mentioned but I was only saying yesterday that my Tag has never let me down & thats after 13 years of getting up to allsorts wicked.giflaugh.gif

The only down side for me now is that as it's a sports watch its not blingy & glitzy enough for a night out so my evening favourite is a cheap £8 watch from Claire's accessories of all places & that little cheap watch has beat the likes of a Morgan watch & a Next watch that I had.

So for

Daytime wear - Tag Heuer does it for me

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Evening wear - My Claires Accessories 8 quidder

ooh & also another category that has just sprung to mind

Swim wear wicked.gif - Tag Heuer again - 200 metres although I've never tested it or wanted to test it as deep as that.

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Haven't read all of the thread so not sure if Tag's have been mentioned but I was only saying yesterday that my Tag has never let me down & thats after 13 years of getting up to allsorts.

I once got given a huge TAG Heur watch as a gift, it weighed a ton, came with original cert and cool

box but far too big to wear. Must be designed for all those hefty Germans :whistling:.

Chris L

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I once got given a huge TAG Heur watch as a gift, it weighed a ton, came with original cert and cool

box but far too big to wear. Must be designed for all those hefty Germans wicked.gif.

Chris L

Didnt realise we had met before Chris laugh.gif

The ladies range are far daintier & although still a sports watch (to which I dont do any laugh.gif ) for longevity & reliability these watches, for me, are worth every penny out of your swiss bank account biggrin.gif

ATB

Alison Hamilton (sister of Lewis smile.gif )

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Didnt realise we had met before Chris laugh.gif

Me neither

Alison Hamilton (sister of Lewis smile.gif )

Love me Tissot PR-516 I will love and cherish it forever............thumbup.gif

Chris Lalor, some distant relative of Peter Lalor wanker.gif

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My latest aquisition, this Tugaris dating from the 1970s, Turgaris were a Swiss watchmaker that tried to go head to head with Omega.

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Guest POTTERIESPECK
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Nowt will beat my Mickey Mouse watch with yellow + dark blue strap and just to enhance it i had my matching coloured snake belt to go with my then 28" waist. Both worn on my visits to the Casino around about 75/76.

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Latest buy, just 1 more than that's it, I'll enough for a different one everyday :yes:

had this one for years, i like the fact that it shows the workings :P

it could do with a bit of a clean but never get around to it :yes:

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had this one for years, i like the fact that it shows the workings :yes:

it could do with a bit of a clean but never get around to it :yes:

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Maybe you should get it valued, it's a Jean Pierre, they still exist, maybe it's worth a few bob !!! :P

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Maybe you should get it valued, it's a Jean Pierre, they still exist, maybe it's worth a few bob !!! :yes:

its all working and i wear it, but now you've said that.... i could buy records with the cash if it was a few bobs worth :P

i got told it was expensive when i was given it but didnt think anything of it at the time

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Maybe you should get it valued, it's a Jean Pierre, they still exist, maybe it's worth a few bob !!! :yes:

i might even be tempted to let it go to a man who needs a 7th watch to complete his 'one for every day' collection (if the price was right :P )

i could always be open to offers :yes:

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have you? ohmy.gif

Yeah!

What i was gonna say before my PC started doing odd things is...I have a mid 60's Breitling chronograph ('Top Time') that i got off my dad and i've managed to loose one of the buttons off the side, any idea where i can get one??

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i might even be tempted to let it go to a man who needs a 7th watch to complete his 'one for every day' collection (if the price was right :P )

i could always be open to offers :yes:

Too late I'm afraid.........................:yes:

Bought this earlier today :yes:

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Yeah!

What i was gonna say before my PC started doing odd things is...I have a mid 60's Breitling chronograph ('Top Time') that i got off my dad and i've managed to loose one of the buttons off the side, any idea where i can get one??

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This guy is very highly regarded by us vintage watch lunatics. Very reasonable prices to boot.

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Breitling now has no link to the older incarnation of the company. It's another company that bought the name when Breitling went out of business back in the late 70s/early 80s. I'm not sure if they support older models in the same way that Omega or Rolex do. However, I don't think it will be too problematic finding a chronograph pusher for it.

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just bought a casio wave ceptor watch, that apparently recieves signals from a sattelite that updates the time every 4 hours or so, after time has been set its all up to the sattelite to keep it accurate, if this is correct how can i trust another clock or watch to give me the correct time, i,m not being cynical or anything but the instructions with the watch tell you to leave it near a window every now and then so it gets updated properly wink.gif , great looking late 70,s style,

also had one of those pulsar kinetic watches that automatically wind up from the action of your wrist, left in on one night when i went to bed, woke up and it was four hours fast biggrin.gif

thats what i have on now

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My very last purchase huh.gif

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Chris, you are obsessed!!!!! vinyl I can understand, but watches :thumbsup: besides, how many days are there in your week :yes::thumbsup:

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This is my latest purchase, a 1974 Swiss 'Spaceman'.

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Chris, you are obsessed!!!!! vinyl I can understand, but watches no.gif besides, how many days are there in your week g.giflaugh.gif

It all started innocently enough, you know, the odd cheap Chinese quartz watch at a fiver a go, then I moved on to Japanese models, Seiko, Citizen, Orient & Fuji, I still didn't realise how hooked I was getting, although I should have seen it coming after all these watches were now costing me £30.00+ a pop.........................Then there was no turning back, one crazy day in December I went for the big one.............a Swiss Tissot...............what a buzz, I was spaced out that's for sure................there was no stopping me now, Tugaris, Rado and then...............and then...............the watchmans wet dream an Omega............I blew half my yearly bonus (no I'm not a banker;-). I'm now in re-hab the watch buying has stopped the doctor said that cutting my arms off could help although he has patients who put the watches on their prostetic limbs, i'm sure I'm not that addicted...........we'll see..................

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I was given a Tag Careara from work as a way of rewarding excelence. It is a beautiful piece of engineering. Had to decide whether to keep it or not as I normally wear a white faced Explorer II, which I have always loved and never get bored of.

Decided to sell it and even put it in sales on here, bit its gone now.

As Baz mentioned Bulgari, a friend of mine had one and I've never seen one since - it was rubber!

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I was given a Tag Careara from work as a way of rewarding excelence. It is a beautiful piece of engineering. Had to decide whether to keep it or not as I normally wear a white faced Explorer II, which I have always loved and never get bored of.

Decided to sell it and even put it in sales on here, bit its gone now.

As Baz mentioned Bulgari, a friend of mine had one and I've never seen one since - it was rubber!

I got as a present a Tag Heuer, it was about the size of a small van !!! I sold it on Ebay about 1 year after I got it, it was in the cupboard drawer and would have stayed there for ever. At the moemnt I can't take my Tugaris off, it cost me only £15 including postage and is fabulous, keeps accurate time, looks like new and if it goes off in a year or 2 then I've had me moneys worth. thumbup.gif

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Sold most of what I posted on this thread some months ago........................however..............................been on the buy too :thumbsup:

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Both crackers, so am I :lol:

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I can't afford to pay attention never mind buy a new watch :yes:

But I do have one of the original Swatch watches. At the very beginning they came in black or white, no fancy colorful ones.

Don't know how much it is worth.

YEAH KNOW THE FEELING GOING TO COURT TOMORROW MORNING TO SORT OUT THE FINANCES ON A DIVORCE OFFERED EVERYTHING!! ( WHICH SHE WILL KINDLY TAKE ) SHES HAD MY EYES OUT AND COMING BACK TOMOZ FOR THE SOCKETS!! I DO HOPE IT DOESNT HURT TO MUCH :lol: IF IT DOES I GUESS I COULD ALWAYS BUY ONE ON TICK :thumbsup:

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