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What watch do you wear?

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

  1. the-evaluator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 24, 2015

    Posts: 1,522

    My Seamaster was bought to wear and not be a museum piece so I use the original bracelet. If scratches on the bracelet bothered me I'd probably sell the thing.
     
  2. nsYZY

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 27, 2017

    Posts: 32

    Location: Manchester

    I guess not everyone has the same standards :/
     
  3. the-evaluator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 24, 2015

    Posts: 1,522

    Yep, agreed.
     
  4. Pyr0m@nI@]{

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 31, 2005

    Posts: 747

    Location: Merseyside, UK

    I've read that ink erasers can help with minor scratches
     
  5. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Notts

    is it brushed or polished finish?
     
  6. xb8browney

    Soldato

    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 5,367

    Location: North East

    I wear the watch every day, just not the original strap.
     
  7. the-evaluator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 24, 2015

    Posts: 1,522

    For me it's one and the same. That strap goes with that watch.
     
  8. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

    Posts: 11,616

    Location: Wokingham

    If it's polished buy a Cape Cod polishing cloth off eBay:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cape-Cod...305983&hash=item1a444f272a:g:RvoAAOSwElJahERI

    If it's brushed then a fibreglass pen may work but I'd be inclined to just leave it.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fibre-Gl...384447&hash=item4177880f23:g:n5sAAMXQzH9SG~Vo
     
  9. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,732

    Location: Notts

    I use cape cod on polished too

    for brushed I find the foam abrasive pads that nail technicians use more controllable than fibre glass pen
     
  10. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

    Posts: 2,704

    Depends on the level of finish you want. The MK2 with its radial head polishing would not get me going anywhere near it, but if you're comfortable with the bracelet not being uniformly polished then crack on.

    My Sub is now covered in scratches, and I like it that way, but I totally understand the desire to keep things polished. Might be worth buying some laminated plastic doodads that go on bracelet buckles for desk diving if you're concerned about future wear.
     
  11. DXP55

    Mobster

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    Location: Shropshire

  12. randomshenans

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 10,796

    Location: France, Alsace

    Anyone go to BaselWorld? I know @Rikki made his way over, from his insta posts, anyone else?

    I didn't make the show, but ended up chatting to some insta watch bloggers (fremstar and watchanish) so after a work event was snuck into the Zenith after party, which was fun.
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  13. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    I think it’s pointless going to the show as a member of the public. The show is setup for AD’s to place their orders for new products and you will mostly be ignored if you’re outside of the AD circles.
     
  14. rexehuk

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2009

    Posts: 3,920

    Location: My own head

    Finally took the plunge after 6 years of 'ummms' (click for full size).

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    Sat there for a good 30 minutes deciding between this and the baumatic, simply put this just sat so much nicer on the wrist.
     
  15. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 23,170

    Got my Bremont back after a service, very happy, it's like new!
     
  16. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

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    That's rather delicious.
     
  17. rexehuk

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2009

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    Location: My own head

    Thanks! I've been looking for a classic watch for so long, really like the face and goes well with anything.

    I do however feel I've entered a part of my life... as I now want more watches!
     
  18. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

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    Location: Wokingham

    Not this year. A colleague went. Said from a retailer perspective it was very underwhelming.
    I sat next to Anish on a flight from London to Geneva once, he was doing a video on buying his latest VC and the whole VIP experience they offer to customers. He's less about watches these days and more about "luxury lifestyle". Not my cup of tea but he gets paid extremely well for his PR stuff! Plus all the perks that go with it.
     
  19. Cooler running

    Gangster

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    A full plastic casio, or just phone.
     
  20. Rikki

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    Thanks!