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Photos Wrist Watches - show us yours!

Discussion in 'General' started by ComputerKing, 31 Jul 2008.

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Watch Types?

  1. Analog Hand Watch

    222 vote(s)
    60.3%
  2. Digital Hand Watch

    42 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. Digital + Analog

    31 vote(s)
    8.4%
  4. don't wear one

    73 vote(s)
    19.8%
  1. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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  2. Archtronics

    Archtronics Well-Known Member

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    Bit of a thread revival but my £50 daily watch has bit the dust and I need a replacement what cheap daily watches are folk using?
     
  3. HeaverNothing

    HeaverNothing Professional Idiot

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    I always found Casio reliable. Give them a try.
     
  4. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    My automatic Seiko has been going strong for... fifteen years (dear god I feel old!) and they can be had for around your budget.
     
  5. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I'm going to collect my Tissot T-Touch Titanium Expert this week after its first service. I've owned it for just over 6 years and until a few weeks ago, it had sat needing a battery for a couple of years until I could do without it no longer and sent it away to Tissot to have the battery replaced and the whole watch serviced. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of change out of £200 for having that done, which is almost 2/3 the price of the next Tissot I was going to buy!
     
  6. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Seconded. A Seiko 5 would be tough to beat for the price.
     
  7. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    You feel old too? I sudenly feel much better :p
     
  8. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Oh, since you brought it up...

    I finally got mine:D
    Edox WRC Classic

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I recently picked up a Maratac Mid Pilot's special edition and have it on a Crown and Buckle 20mm Bomber strap.

    I'm loving it and it's a good value for what you get. Is it perfect? no. But it's great for daily wear. I am debating a deployment clasp here soon.

    Edit: I'm also seriously considering picking up a cheap ($25) Seiko diver (skx007 or an older model) as the basis for a nice classy re-furbish and mod project. Anyone think this is crazy besides my wife?
     
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  10. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I envy your big manly wrists. I always wanted the big Maratac but had to settle for the Mid. Then again, I prefer the sterile design of the old Mid to the slightly busier look of the new Mid/Big.



    Absolutely not! DO IT. :thumb:
     
  11. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    I have tried so hard to resist but 3 weeks of begging the ball and chain has paid off. Ordered and cannot wait.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    Ok. I went ahead and ordered the book "Beginner Watchmaking" on my Kindle. And just won 2 auctions on the 'bay, one for a working Waltham and one for a Roamer.
    Total spent so far? $37. I already have a very basic and inexpensive set of tool not unlike rainbowbridge in his post above.

    I will use the 2 to get a better understanding of watches in general and hope to be able to refurbish them, although that is not the main goal.

    I'm watching a few 'refurbished' Seikos, mostly SKX007 and 7s26 from the Philippines. They seem to hover around $25-30 with $10 in shipping. They will need to be stripped down and rebuilt, which is fine since I want to change most of the bits except the movement and case.
     
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  13. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    That Maratac is really sharp. Just as well the 39mm is discontinued as I vowed last year to stop buying watches.
     
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  14. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    It's not discontinued, well not the one with the clear back and red crown. It's simply sold out for this production run. They do show up on massdrop on occasion a well, so keep checking back to see if they are available. I had to wait 3 months to get mine ordered.

    Edit: the 2012 mid pilots is still available.
     
  15. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    I must have misread. Though I did vow...

    It is a very tidy watch though, I'll keep an eye out.
     
  16. GTIgeneral

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    Shamed to say Ive never owned a watch until my girlfriend had me one for christmas, she bought me a House of Marley Transport Leather Watch, not as "classy" or expensive as other watches here but I like it and its still costs a lot more than I would willingly pay for a watch (£110, dropped to £70 on sale)

    [​IMG]
     
  17. HeaverNothing

    HeaverNothing Professional Idiot

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    I want to get a simplistic watch as a daily driver something in the style of this Daniel Wellington [​IMG]
    Something around the £50 mark , nothing too expensive. Anyone have any ideas? (no knock offs )
     
  18. monteur

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    50 gbp is pretty tight. did you check out timex yet?
     
  19. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    I wouldn't recommend Timex after my last one developed a fault, which was a real shame because it was a bloody nice watch (T2M759).

    I'm back on the Accurist bandwagon again - if you're lucky you can get them in Argos at crazy sale prices, and they are really good watches that last for years. I got my MB898B for £40 from Argos about 2 years ago.
     
  20. Plastic_Manc

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    I'm in the market for a watch after finally moving house, changing the car and updating my ancient PC to something more usable. This has been a great thread to flick through as there are some lovely watches that I hadn't seen or heard of.

    If I could afford it (and the wife would let me) then I'd go for this which is just beautiful. I may have to find something similar a little less pricey though.
     

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