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What watch do you wear?

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

  1. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,251

    Location: Notts

    Beyond stunning
     
  2. Pringle W

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 1, 2008

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    Location: Glebe Park

  3. Rotty

    Don

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    Location: Notts

    They are compared to that JLC :p
     
  4. Pringle W

    Capodecina

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    Location: Glebe Park

    I did notice that as well :p
     
  5. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

    Posts: 11,517

    Location: Wokingham

    That JLC is incredible. My favourite release so far this year.
     
  6. Rotty

    Don

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    Location: Notts

    wants to be for best part of €1m by time VAT is added

    it is fabulous though
     
  7. randomshenans

    Capodecina

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    Location: France, Alsace

    Holy crap I didn't realise it was THAT much :O
     
  8. Richdog

    Capodecina

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    Location: Utopia

    For me, JLC are the ultimate gentlemans watch. No-one who knows anything about watches will give it any disrespect. I aspire to a JLC one day.
     
  9. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

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    One of my favourite, actually usable watches I've come across, money no object (it's cheap in the context of such things!):

    https://www.chronext.co.uk/jaeger-lecoultre/master/140-640-806/P11680
     
  10. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

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    Reading the time?
     
  11. Pringle W

    Capodecina

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  12. randomshenans

    Capodecina

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    Location: France, Alsace

    Oh. I forgot it was supposed to do that as well :p
     
  13. Skidder

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 28, 2007

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    Nice new strap just in from Banda. Poor pic doesn't really do it justice, it's a rather nice navy blue

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  14. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Notts

    Nice, great what a new strap can do

    my ABP one has transformed my JLC
     
  15. Skidder

    Man of Honour

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    Definitely. Navy on this is spot on the colour of the second hand which works nicely.
     
  16. pattojones

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 24, 2006

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    Location: Bromsgrove, Worcs.

    I have just been given my deceased fathers wrist watch by my mum. The bracelet is detached from the watch at one end but I have a bag of extra bits. I have the wooden box and all paperwork and certificates. My dear dad paid £750 for it in 2001. It’s a Zenith Port Royal V. My mum thinks its a ladies watch and that wouldn’t surprise me as he liked more subtle/smaller designs. I want to send it away for repair/service/new battery but I don't know where to start and I would be devastated if it were stolen or something. Where do I start?
     
  17. panthro

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wokingham

    The V is a small watch but they did also do a womans watch which is much smaller. If you want to give it the best treatment and have original parts replaced such as the bracelet send it back to Zenith:
    https://www.zenith-watches.com/en_en/lvmh-watch-jewellery-uk-ltd.html
    Although there are plenty of other specialists who can service the watch to the same standard as it's not a complex movement or case finishing.
    Not that you're planning on selling it, but it's probably worth between £800-£1000 once serviced with all the box and papers.
     
  18. pattojones

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 24, 2006

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    Location: Bromsgrove, Worcs.

    Oh no, I could never sell it. The box has all the paperwork and receipts signed by my dad. I have just spoken to the dealer/shop my dad visited in 2001 in Leeds to buy it. It has to go back to Zenith for assessment but I don’t want them to replace the bracelet as it is the one my dad chose/wore. Thank you for your advice.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2019
  19. shadow_boxer

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 9, 2009

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    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    That looks really nice. Can't really appreciate the blue from the image however. Any chance of direct link to the strap. Thinking a dark/navy blue strap from my cocktail time.
     
  20. Minusorange

    Mobster

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    I appreciate the craftsmanship is amazing, but as something to look at, it's just ugly apart from whatever that gyroscopic mechanical widget is, that looks awesome