Paul Newman Rolex Daytona please, if anyone's feeling generous.
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That's knives isn't it?
I quite like this one certainly.
My fave too, looks good with a rubber strap too:
This is what I'd really like:
Yep, I like the black straps with the black watches.
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If I had the money to waste on a nice watch (lottery jackpot win etc.) I think it would be something like an Omega De Ville Co-axial Chronometer. (It looks like a proper watch.)
I don't need to know my depth underwater (or altitude) or the phases of Jupiter's moons nor what G force my arm is pulling when I lift it to look at the watch.
In the meantime I use my phone to check the time.
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That's the sort of design I like.
I thought this one was quite nice and a little bit bold with the orange dots.
Good luck with the watch hunt. It's a fun thing to do!
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My watch is one of these
I got it as a long service award - would not have spent that much myself, but I am very fond of it.
I love my watches, possibly even more than my stereo / AV equipment. Much like the latter, a lot depends on what you can afford, and what you like. I'm a big fan of square watches - so Bell & Ross, and the Tag Heuer Monaco are favourites.
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Watches are a particular weakness of mine and I have far too many of them really. There is something special about a precision mechanical watch on your wrist, but you have to experience it to know.
Despite the number of watches, all through the summer I tend to wear[during the day] a Citizen Eco drive that I have had for 15 years or so. Powered by the sun and a quartz it never needs pulling apart for a new battery and at 200m resistant if I get bashed about by waves it matters not.
To whoever goes to Bicester, the real bargains are the Zenith - often 50% off and there is no finer watch maker. Rolex used a Zenith movement for the Daytona for quite some time.
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Just landed myself one of these secondhand - an Omega Seamaster 300m Titanium Chrono 2298.80 (at about a third of the price of a new one, if they still made them).
My first venture into watches (my cheap Seiko has done well for years but starting to fall apart). The helium release valve could come in handy somewhere, I'm sure
I agree with you here. I have a CW already and the C700 is one I have had my eye on. I too would like a Chopard but am somewhat lacking in funds for it. I really like the simplicity of the Union Wares watches and they are not too bad on the wallet.
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I love my watches, possibly even more than my stereo / AV equipment.
I'm a big fan of square watches - so Bell & Ross
Er, me too!
I picked up a Bell and Ross from a Jeweller in Cardiff when they had a sale at the start of the year. Its a Limited Edition BR01-96, and I literally got it half price. Couldnt believe it when I saw it in the window! Its now my day to day watch, only problem is I dinged it on a bollard a couple of weeks ago and it now has a small scratch on the face .
I can normally be found hanging around Watches of Switzerland on the weekend . A few months back I was talking to one of the guys in there who showed me and let me try on a £60K Patek Philippe, this amazing watch with perpetual calendar that keeps itself up to date for apparantly 100 years as long as you keep it wound! All hand made, and not much thicker than a couple of 10 pence coins.
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If you like square (ish) watches, and CW, these are an interesting take with an aviation feel:
Here's another that I really like - I hanker after a simple elegant quality formal dress watch
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Hmm, the top one looks good, not so sure about the bottom one. Ive not heard of this guy before, but it actually sounds really interesting. Just looking on their website.
My next purchase will be one of these:
probably my favourite watch of all. I love it cos its simple.
I also really like some of the Oris range, which are really reasonably priced for what you get.
Oris indeed make some great looking and value watches. I'm a fan of the orange chronoris, and the TT1 with just the date complication.
So in addition to the Blue/white Chr Ward C70, and the HRDC chrono, I also ordered one of these (but with the NATO nylon strap)
I've bough a Hirch alligator stap with contrast white stitching which sets it off nicely. For £400 it's a ridiculously good bargain.
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