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The Watches Thread

Post by ShockDiamonds » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:50 pm

Used to like this one in the old forum. And seeing as I’ve recently changed watches and no longer have a monumental Super Avenger 2 (pics to follow, attachments are too large on the phone) I’ve put a placeholder. Gone back to the Navitimer, now have a GMT. Lovely style on a blue leather strap.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by speedingfine » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:52 pm

If I was going to pick a watch that defined why I don't like Breitling watches, that'd be it :lol:

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Carlos » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:06 pm

Do you have tiny wrists or is it massive Mark ?

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Post by ShockDiamonds » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:07 pm

Carlos wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Do you have tiny wrists or is it massive Mark ?
Camera angle probably doesn't help but at 48mm it's chunky enough and being my left wrist it's a tad narrower...

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Ascender » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:08 pm

speedingfine wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:52 pm
If I was going to pick a watch that defined why I don't like Breitling watches, that'd be it :lol:
Can we get a “like” button added to the forum?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by ShockDiamonds » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:10 pm

speedingfine wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:52 pm
If I was going to pick a watch that defined why I don't like Breitling watches, that'd be it :lol:
Why don't you like it? Genuine question. To me, it's epic. And a good deal less shouty than my last one.

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Post by John » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:15 pm

The Breitlings certainly have a lot going on and I think that is probably the problem for many people.

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Post by ShockDiamonds » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:17 pm

John wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:15 pm
The Breitlings certainly have a lot going on and I think that is probably the problem for many people.
It may also be why their recent range announcements is going to result in a cull of the range, and a simpler dial for a lot of the offerings. Having seen the new ones, I don't like. Hence gone for the GMT before they're no longer available new.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Alex_ » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:34 pm

ShockDiamonds wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:10 pm
speedingfine wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:52 pm
If I was going to pick a watch that defined why I don't like Breitling watches, that'd be it :lol:
Why don't you like it? Genuine question. To me, it's epic. And a good deal less shouty than my last one.
Because they are mostly worn by douchebags ;) . But seriously, nice watch SD.
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Post by Maurice » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:17 pm

I find myself being increasingly drawn to the white face Milgauss. Shame it’s been discontinued.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by GG. » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:31 pm

Racist. ;)

I’ve been lusting after a explorer ii (polar) for the last year or so but the magic spare £6k is proving difficult to come by!
PDK frees up your left hand so you can scratch your vagina.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by speedingfine » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:33 pm

John wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:15 pm
The Breitlings certainly have a lot going on and I think that is probably the problem for many people.
Yeah that and the size of the thing. It looks like Liberace's alarm clock to me, sorry :D

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Post by McSwede » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:34 pm

I quite like the watch but it makes your wrist look puny and the watch look like a skydivers altimeter. Soz. :mrgreen:

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by John » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:41 pm

GG. wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:31 pm
Racist. ;)

I’ve been lusting after a explorer ii (polar) for the last year or so but the magic spare £6k is proving difficult to come by!
If you really wanted it..... ;)

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Alex_ » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:02 pm

Just before Christmas, I finally acquired one of my grails, the Deepsea 'James Cameron'. It was completely unworn and I knew the guy who needed the money so we came up with a deal. I had to sell my ceramic Sub first which was rather easy and I made a small profit :shock: . Prices for Rolex steel sports watches have gone a bit mental lately. The Deepsea is an acquired taste. It's 44mm wide, 18mm thick and weighs 210g, so it's a hefty mofo. But I absolutely adore it. The gradient dial is just amazing and the overall watch feels way more special than my previous Sub. Water resistant to 3900m but I can't even swim :lol: .

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Maurice » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:07 pm

GG. wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:31 pm
Racist. ;)

I’ve been lusting after a explorer ii (polar) for the last year or so but the magic spare £6k is proving difficult to come by!
Nice, another leftfield Rolex fan obviously.

Sadly, a service, MOT, new rear tyres and pads on the Exige have put paid to even the remotest likelihood of buying one any time soon!

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Alex_ » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:13 pm

McSwede wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:34 pm
I quite like the watch but it makes your wrist look puny and the watch look like a skydivers altimeter. Soz. :mrgreen:
Don't you wear a massive Oris? ;)
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by John » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:19 pm

As I posted on the last forum I recently bought a Rolex BLNR after being on the waiting list for almost a year. I was actually on the waiting lists of two Rolex dealers and a couple of weeks after buying my watch the second dealer phoned me and well you can guess where this is going.

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A friend also wanted one so I offered it him at list (silly boy) and he turned me down :shock: so I sold it to a grey dealer for a nice but not excessive profit. I know people frown on this but I'm pretty certain if I hadn't bought it someone else would have done the same.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by ShockDiamonds » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:05 pm

Alex_ wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Just before Christmas, I finally acquired one of my grails, the Deepsea 'James Cameron'. It was completely unworn and I knew the guy who needed the money so we came up with a deal. I had to sell my ceramic Sub first which was rather easy and I made a small profit :shock: . Prices for Rolex steel sports watches have gone a bit mental lately. The Deepsea is an acquired taste. It's 44mm wide, 18mm thick and weighs 210g, so it's a hefty mofo. But I absolutely adore it. The gradient dial is just amazing and the overall watch feels way more special than my previous Sub. Water resistant to 3900m but I can't even swim :lol: .

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Given the Navitimer is 15mm thick, give or take, 18mm sounds hefty indeed. Presumably you don't wear that with any cuffs?

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Post by McSwede » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:11 pm

Alex_ wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:13 pm
McSwede wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:34 pm
I quite like the watch but it makes your wrist look puny and the watch look like a skydivers altimeter. Soz. :mrgreen:
Don't you wear a massive Oris? ;)
Correctamundo, 49mm but I have the wrists of a prolific and furious masterbater :mrgreen:

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