We need a new watch thread!

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Wrightpayne
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We need a new watch thread!

I've always liked watches and reading a thread on blatchat about 12 years ago I purchased an Omega Seamaster Chronometer. Its a lovely watch but doesn't keep very good time - prob loses a couple of minutes a month.

I know some people don't get the whole watch thing and either have a cheap functional watch or use their phone. Apart from my wedding ring I don't do jewelry so I like wear different timepieces.  

I've got about 14, a few of which I've purchased over the last few years after finding watch reviews on youtube, particularly from TheUrbanGentry. I would describe my collection as 'budget quality' with a few highlights, one of which would be the Omega. These include:-

Seiko Sport 5 I had for Christmas from my parents when I was about 15 (36 years ago!)

CWC G10 with date which is a UK quartz army issue watch - this keeps the best time of all the watches I have.

Seiko SKX011J dive watch - the orange one, Japanese made, not Malaysia.

Christopher Ward C3 Malvern quartz chronograph (this company made a L7 club watch but mine is the ordinary one)

Casio MDV106 another dive watch not available in the UK. Incredibly good value at around $50.

I also have a couple of Swatch watches, Casio digital watches incl a G shock, Timex Expedition indiglo and grandads work pocket watch. I probably wear the Timex most of all as there is rarely a job I need to take it off for

On the 'watch list' (boom boom) is something with Tritium eg Nite or Marathon, Swatch sistem51, Casio DW5600MS and possibly an Orient Bambino. All inexpensive time pieces but quality items rather than a designer name on something that is poor quality inside and with no horological history.

 

What do you have in the collection?

 

Regards

Ian 

PS - I dont have a coffee or bread maker! Biggrin

 

 

 

 

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Must admit not into watches.   Very rarely wear them.  Usually but. Cheap rubber strap one £20 each.   Have one good watch my dad bought me.  Don’t no if it’s worth much.   A Hamilton.   He bought it for me 48 years  ago   And it still keeps good time.   But very rarely wear it  it’s in the draw still in original box 

Derek 

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Ps got a coffee maker and a bread maker ( so far each loaf cost £15 each ) there both stuffed in a cupboard as well 

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Derek,

Hamilton are a really good watch brand originating in America in 1892 associated with the railroads.

you should do some research on it - it may be valuable.

Regards

Ian 

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I used to deal in watches as a sideline mainly Rolex and Cartier but nice to see Christopher Ward getting a foot in the door. My favourite watch is still the Rolex Explorer 1 no fancy extra dials or silly bezels etc. A few decent watches from respected makers are a good investment much better than a building society account and they don't need a garage!

Some interesting stuff here...

https://www.blowers-jewellers.co.uk/

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Forgot to mention the casio F91w velcro’d to the seven dashboard covering up a couple of holes.

Ian

I once joined up all of my watches to make a belt - it was a complete waist of time!

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I see what you did there.....

 

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If you like nitewatches try some version of the Traser H3, i've spent many years trying to kill mine and it still just goes. Conversely my shiny omega scratches if you look at it funny.

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Take a look at BRM; very nice, French-made chronographs, limited editions, motor sport themed.

Tim

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My first watch was a hand wound Longines from the 1930s. My grandfather gave it to me after he bought a gold Omega Seamaster and constantly complained that his old Longines had kept better time. Unfortunately, a "friend" put a speaker magnet onto it when I was at school and it was never the same again Frown

I decided to buy a tough and accurate mechanical watch 22 years ago, and decided to buy a Rolex Datejust. I have worn it every day since. The strap got rather loose and worn after twenty years, so I moved on to leather straps. Currently, it gains a second a day and has never been more than a couple out. 

I have spent rather a lot on the three services it has had, but I am pleased I bought it and it shows every sign of soldiering on for many years yet. The case is scratched and there are some small chips and scratches on the sapphire crystal, but that worries the Rolex service people much more than me Smile

Duncan

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Watch n Badge photos please