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Post by stuart @ Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:59 pm

One of these

Zenith El Primero Chrono

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The little box in the middle of the big box comes out and folds up to make a smaller travel box.


Better photo than my terrible camera phone

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Nice open back too so you can see the movement.
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Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:04 am

I like that Stuart, very nice.
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Post by thekungfury @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:58 am

Special birthday treat or something Stu? I don't recall you being into proper watches.
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Post by manfromdelmonte @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:04 am

thekungfury wrote:Special birthday treat or something Stu? I don't recall you being into proper watches.


You thought he was more of a clock man?
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Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:12 am

manfromdelmonte wrote:
thekungfury wrote:Special birthday treat or something Stu? I don't recall you being into proper watches.


You thought he was more of a clock man?


He won't need the clock now.
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Post by Turntable @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:29 pm

What watches are we all coveting at the moment, regardless of ability to afford?
Ive been very content for a while now in that although I like lots of watches I see, I like very few more than my current Ulysse Nardin so I seldom feel watch discontent.
However some new Ulysse Nardin that I actually love much more are available.
Theyre like cars, though aren't they? You see one you really like and start thinking you might just stretch to it.
But then you see a very similar one that looks slightly better. But is irrelevantly twice the price. And whilst there is no way it is affordable at twice the price, it renders your original desire obsolete because that is now far too much money if it is your second favourite.
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Post by Turntable @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:30 pm

Jesus, its massive. Not sure I want one now. I didn't realise they were that big until I posted it.
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Post by manfromdelmonte @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:35 pm

This but maybe with a brown strap (although that possibly makes it too similar to one of my other watches).

I totally get your point about affordability. If something is going to be an unjustifiably large purchase, it has to be number 1 in your want list.

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Post by Bodhi @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:37 pm

manfromdelmonte wrote:IWC



Heart.
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Post by minimoog @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:39 pm

I've stopped wearing a watch this year. Given I hardly ever leave the house for more than 20 mins at a time there seems little point.

I still wistfully get my De Ville out of its box now and again to have a contented little look, but that's about as far as my timepiece ambitions go.
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Post by Damien Thorn @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:04 pm

I've not thought about anything new watch-wise for ages. I just cane my daily G-Shock, which resolutely will. Not. Go. Wrong. Ever.

And is always right because radio controlled.

And for when I'm feeling a bit more la-di-da I've got a faux-lex Submariner copy.
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Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:28 pm

I stopped caring about watches when I inherited my father's Rolex cased Tudor which he was given new at some point in the 60's - it's very plain and simple and exactly like this one on ebay from some bloke in the States:

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No idea how realistic the $3k price is, surprised if it is.
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Post by stuart @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:44 pm

thekungfury wrote:Special birthday treat or something Stu? I don't recall you being into proper watches.


I love watches, but yeah its a christmas present.
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Post by stuart @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:49 pm

Turntable wrote:What watches are we all coveting at the moment, regardless of ability to afford?


I'm loving A Lange and Sohne right now.

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€145,000

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€128,000

A good video about A Lange and Sohne specials here:

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ddnzu891S


The whole dial is chisseled from a single block of gold by hand.
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Post by stuart @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:51 pm

When I was getting the Zenith, the salesman said he had one too. He said one of his regular customers bought him it. APparently the guy was in the store at the start of the year and bought himself a six figure watch and bought the salesman the Zenith as a gift.
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Post by thekungfury @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:23 pm

Bodhi wrote:
manfromdelmonte wrote:IWC

Heart.

Same.

When I was in my watch phase I bought one of these which I wore a few times but hated it for being a cheap copy/homage and haven't put it on since. Shame because it is dead nice still.
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Post by thekungfury @ Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:25 pm

Turntable wrote:Theyre like cars, though aren't they? You see one you really like and start thinking you might just stretch to it.
But then you see a very similar one that looks slightly better. But is irrelevantly twice the price. And whilst there is no way it is affordable at twice the price, it renders your original desire obsolete because that is now far too much money if it is your second favourite.

I hate it when my brain does this. I go to buy a perfectly good thing then budget creep makes the original thing shit and you end up buying neither.
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Post by NNK @ Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:59 am

Love the Zenith Stuart, great choice.
That IWC looks good too.
Its been ages since I looked at watches, I think the last time I was lusting after anything it was the latest Yachtmaster in rose gold on black rubber strap.
I've been wearing a bloody Samsung watch most of the time, only put a nice watch on at weekends if we are going out.
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Post by thekungfury @ Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:19 pm

I have a bloody Samsung watch too which I wear almost exclusively. Very handy having a smart watch but I look down on people that wear them. I'm quite the riddle.
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Post by Dr Wolff @ Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:02 pm

I have far too many (19, I think), but I'm always thinking "what next?"
There's are some grails that will undoubtedly take me some time and expense to track down (Speedmaster Tintin), but in the meantime I pick up interesting tool watches (especially if Lemania powered, military or space related). I rarely sell but I have tired of cheap bargains that go wrong, so am trying to ditch some of those. I have no interest in new watches whatsoever - I always look at them and think "yeah, but nah! Too blingy"

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Post by NNK @ Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:37 pm

thekungfury wrote:I have a bloody Samsung watch too which I wear almost exclusively. Very handy having a smart watch but I look down on people that wear them. I'm quite the riddle.


Haha, snap.
I had a meeting last week and noticed he was wearing a huge smart watch, I think I visibly sneered.
Then looked at my (40mm) samsung and attempted to retract the sneer
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