The Watches Thread

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Richard » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:00 am

JonMad wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:27 am
I now have one of these, thanks to Mrs Mad.

Never had a skeleton watch before. It's very bling and the markings on the face are a few degrees out from where they should be, but I quite like it as it's fully mechanical and you get to see the little wheel spinning back and forth (there's probably a proper name for that part). The rather cheesy 'Winner' text at the bottom is not as clear as shown in the picture here, or maybe it's just my eyes have trouble focusing on it!
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:16 pm

That’s a lovely gift. Way too ostentatious to wear every day, which is as it should be for a romantic present.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Richard » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:39 pm

Jobbo wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:16 pm
That’s a lovely gift. Way too ostentatious to wear every day, which is as it should be for a romantic present.
This is what I meant to say

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by JonMad » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:49 pm

:lol:
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Thu May 09, 2019 10:08 am

It seems to be traditional that when I go to the States, I buy a Seiko from Macy's. And I did so again in New York last week:

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It's a Seiko SBDC063, known by some as the Mini Marine Master and with the alternative number SPB079 for other markets. I don't think it's officially available in the UK but there are a few places here to buy it. It's a homage to a 1968 Seiko diver and it's utterly gorgeous; definitely a cut above the SARBs in its finishing. My only complaint is the lack of a signed crown.

The bezel looks like ceramic but I think is heavily lacquered steel. Mine's actually the blue version (the black bezel comes on a bracelet, which was nice enough but is about £175 to buy on its own). The blue bezel plays with the light in a much nicer way so it was an easy choice.

The case shape means it doesn't feel its 44mm diameter; I'm a fan of sub-40mm watches but I haven't worn anything else since I got this.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by DeskJockey » Thu May 09, 2019 10:17 am

Nice and clean!
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Thu May 09, 2019 10:30 am

Just ordered the bracelet for it (£151+£9 delivery - if I'm unlucky, plus 20% VAT). In the course of finding the bracelet, I discovered there is another version which is rather lovely, known as the Deep Blue Hole; SPB083 with black bezel and blue sunburst dial. You can buy it over here for a grand, and you can probably find a 10% off code: https://www.jurawatches.co.uk/collectio ... s-spb083j1

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Alex_ » Thu May 09, 2019 2:04 pm

Nice, and it looks aligned properly ;)
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Fri May 24, 2019 9:54 pm

I bought the bracelet as well - I really like it on the Z20 silicon and have struggled to find an appropriate coloured NATO or leather strap, so bracelet or silicon will be his thus is worn. It’s still my favourite watch. Has a bit of a Planet Ocean feel.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by ZedLeg » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:29 pm

The best watch?
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An absolute unit

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Jobbo » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:41 am

Where can I buy one?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Alex_ » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:26 am

Jobbo wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:41 am
Where can I buy one?
Jokes aside, most RMs trade above retail price.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by GG. » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:13 am

Alex_ wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:26 am
Jobbo wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:41 am
Where can I buy one?
Jokes aside, most RMs trade above retail price.
I always thought they were ridiculous overpriced tat and the preserve of F1 drivers but if you watch some of the videos on them you come to the conclusion that they're... very nicely made, ridiculous overpriced tat :lol:
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by mik » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:51 am

Wow. :shock: and not in a good way.

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by GG. » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:54 am

I actually thought this was a mocked up joke but its actually real :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Simon » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:03 am

One for Mick I think.
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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Ascender » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:16 am

GG. wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:54 am
I actually thought this was a mocked up joke but its actually real :lol: :lol: :lol:
And how much would I have to pay for that abomination?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by Mito Man » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:43 am

I wouldn’t pay 700k mockdiamonds for it.
How about not having a sig at all?

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Re: The Watches Thread

Post by speedingfine » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:32 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:19 am
Oh, about $700k.

https://www.chrono24.com/richardmille/r ... 1.htm#gref
Dafuq :lol:

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