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  1. Wizardskills

    What watch do you wear?

    Yes, true. I think they have just gone for the easy option. I'll have to disagree with you on being popular with watch nerd....I think these will do very well with us watch geeks. Yes, I also thought that. I'm guessing the colour doesn't help. That said, it is Swatch......they are all mostly...
  2. Wizardskills

    What watch do you wear?

    That's a very kind offer, thanks. However, as these are not going to be a limited production, I'll just buy them online when they become available. They are on the Swatch website now and are priced at £207 each. https://www.swatch.com/en-gb/bioceramic-moonswatch.html I can kinda understand...
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    What watch do you wear?

    So the new MoonSwatches have been announced, what do you guys think? Personally, I quite like them and will hopefully be picking up Mercury & Neptune if I can find a shop with stock. Edit:- I've just seen that they are only going to be available in London and Edinburgh Swatch stores in the UK...
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    What watch do you wear?

    I managed to pick up a watch the other week that I have been after for quite some time. A Universal Geneve Golden Shadow. I think it would be fair to say that these were the top of the line dress watches that UG made during the 60s and 70s. Why, well before the quartz crisis it was all about...
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    What watch do you wear?

    If value retention is in your buying criteria.....I probably wouldn't get the B&M. If you want a quality watch in the AP RO style you may want to consider the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 (https://www.tissotwatches.com/en-gb/t1374071104100.html). At least with that you wouldn't loose as much in £...
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    What watch do you wear?

    Haha and now I too can't unsee that.....watch ruined :D.
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    What watch do you wear?

    I dug these two out this weekend to give them some wrist time. The first is a Rado Golden Horse, ref 11675/2,from the late 60's to early 70's. An absolute beauty and proves you don't have to spend a fortune to get a good looking vintage piece. This is a Farer "Big Eye" Cobb chronograph that...
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    Advice for a small family estate - 2017+ Seat Leon FR DSG

    Thanks for the replies chaps. Interesting point on the suspension between the 1.4 and 1.8, I hadn't realised that there was a difference. I must say I'm not set on the 1.4 as the extra power from the 1.8 may come in handy, I'm sure the test drive will be the decider for this. We're...
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    Advice for a small family estate - 2017+ Seat Leon FR DSG

    Hi Chaps, Well the time has come that my wife needs to get rid of her trusty Fiesta and get something a bit bigger now that we have an 8 month old. The Fiesta has been doing OK up till now but with it only being a 3 door we figured getting something a bit bigger for a family car was the way to...
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    What watch do you wear?

    @mrk from what I have seen on IG a couple of people have had some issues with the movement in these with them not being very accurate. I do love the design of them though. As for todays watch, I cracked out the 70s Zenith Surf :D
  11. Wizardskills

    What watch do you wear?

    Looks like an auto to me. The rotor is a ring around the outside of the movement. Also, its a tourbillon and has a retail of just under £200k if its the 5395BR/1S/9WU. It's quite the watch.
  12. Wizardskills

    What watch do you wear?

    Nice auto mechanism in that :eek:
  13. Wizardskills

    What watch do you wear?

    Another recent purchase is on today. A Universal Geneve "RailRouter" that was issued to the divers and conductors of the Canadian National Railway in the early 70s
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    What watch do you wear?

    I got a recent purchase back from the watchmaker the other day. The Citizen Homer Second Setting was issued to the workers of the Japanese National Railway (JNR) from the mid 60's to the mid 70's. As with all railway issued timepieces the watch needed to be accurate and easily legible...
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    Thinking of going contracting as a .Net software developer. Some advice needed.

    Thanks for the tips. I had a feeling that all of the good positions are not getting advertised at the moment. A lot of the stuff I'm seeing on the job sites seems to have sat there for a couple of weeks. My father has recently retired as a Chartered Accountant so he will be able to advise me on...
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    Thinking of going contracting as a .Net software developer. Some advice needed.

    Thanks for the replies guys. Yes, this is something I will have to sort out but I don't think it'll be too much of an issue tbh. My father was a chartered accountant so will be able to guide me for the most part. If you don't mind me asking, what area do you work in where a permanent job is...
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    Thinking of going contracting as a .Net software developer. Some advice needed.

    So I have got to the point in my career where I feel like a need a bit of a change. I've been working as a Full Stack .Net Developer via being an employee for the last 13 years. I've enjoyed this work but now feel that I have pretty much plateaued in what I can achieve in my current job. As such...
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    What watch do you wear?

    I have to say, I'm not a fan of that. A vintage inspired dial in a modern 43mm case.....it just looks odd.
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