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What watch do you wear?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Doran, 21 Apr 2008.

  1. 2StepSteve

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Apr 2006

    Posts: 6,153

    Location: SE England

    As I'm only 7 months in to ownership, it'll be covered by the 5 year warranty.

    Damn, still in warranty?
     
  2. dod

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,937

    Location: Inverness

    No, mine is about 20 years old, nice watch but in need of a proper service sometime. It's a 175.0032.1, the reduced, automatic but even if you've worn it all day it can be stopped by morning.

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  3. 2StepSteve

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Apr 2006

    Posts: 6,153

    Location: SE England

    Nice, should put it in for a service, but I understand why. It's eye watering to do so out of warranty.
     
  4. Richdog

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,675

    Location: Utopia

    I was looking at one of these too, shame I didn't buy 6 months ago before prices shot up. If I were you, and taking into account the value of the watch, I would get a non-official service somewhere. https://swisstimeservices.co.uk/our-brand/omega/
     
  5. dod

    Mobster

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    Posts: 3,937

    Location: Inverness

  6. Chewie

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Oct 2009

    Posts: 577

    Location: London

    Still nowhere near as good as your pictures Mrk but I have to say I'm pleased with the result on these ones :)


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  7. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 89,364

    Location: South Coast

  8. dLockers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,925

    100% rate these guys.

     
  9. dink

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Feb 2014

    Posts: 658

    I dont suppose you’d mind sharing where you got the strap from please ? Ive had my eye on this watch for a few days now and your pic pushed me over the edge!
     
  10. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 89,364

    Location: South Coast

  11. dink

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Feb 2014

    Posts: 658

    Thank you
     
  12. Chewie

    Hitman

    Joined: 6 Oct 2009

    Posts: 577

    Location: London

    Lovely combo between the dial and the strap, really like it ;)
     
  13. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: South Coast

    It's my first proper Seiko and the more I wear it the more I seem to like it. Definitely the dial that does it for me. If it had any other dial I'd have skipped it entirely but it's also very comfortable to wear with this strap :cool:

    Something 38mm with a Spring Drive movement is the only thing left for the collection now really but having spent some time looking... seems I may be out of luck as most appear to be GS Quartz, even though they are rather excellent in themselves but it's no Spring Drive.
     
  14. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2014

    Posts: 3,509

    Try and visit a GS boutique - they tend to wear smaller than their dimensions suggest due to the overall design, especially the lug angles and the location of the spring bar holes.
     
  15. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Location: South Coast

    Knightsbridge store it is then one day :p
     
  16. dLockers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,925

    Chaps, what strap should I get for the Speedy? I'd love the new 2021 strap but I hear it is something like €800?

    I have followed this article:
    https://www.fratellowatches.com/forstner-president-1450-omega-speedmaster-bracelet/#gref

    Which scratches the itch, but when I YouTube a video it points me more so here:
    https://www.uncleseiko.com/products/us1450-president-bracelet-for-the-omega-speedmaster

    I imagine neither are easily available in the UK so Christmas may be out of the question but do you guys have any thoughts?
     
  17. [email protected]

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jul 2006

    Posts: 2,290

    My Seamaster 300M is due its first service soon I think, anyone had it done recently and knows the approx cost and timescales?
     
  18. dLockers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

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    Is it showing signs of needing it? Mine is 5 years strong and as good as day one.
     
  19. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,340

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    £450 from Omega, dont know how long it takes though but give it a month
     
  20. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2014

    Posts: 3,509

    They've always been extremely happy to help when I've gone in, with me making it clear I'm not buying then and there and trying on both GS and base Seikos.
    Have a look at Forstner - they do a variety of Speedy bracelets

    https://forstnerbands.com/