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What watch do you wear?

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

  1. Pyr0m@nI@]{

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 31, 2005

    Posts: 687

    Location: Merseyside, UK

    I love the omega speedmaster and seamaster ranges.
    Really nice watch :)
     
  2. Will Gill

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 54,698

    Location: Cornwall

    It's the ultimate daytona or newman/mcqueen sibling, timeless looking piece.
     
  3. randomshenans

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 10,600

    Location: France, Alsace

    I always thought I wanted a Seamaster until I got one and just couldn't get on with the bracelet. Just didn't like it. Sold it and now have a Speedmaster and love it. Don't think I'll ever get rid of it, it's such a classic piece. No homage even close to matches it.

    I still haven't scratched my Panerai itch, and now the wife wants to build a ******* house that 30th present I'm owed for 3yrs back will end up being my 40th no doubt. I'll have to sneak one in when she's distracted. I'd also love an IWC Portuguese as a dress watch thats a bit more special than my Longines Masters. That will always hold sentimental value, as it was the watch my wife first bought me when we arrived in Basel, but it's not IWC special! :p
     
  4. randomshenans

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 10,600

    Location: France, Alsace

    ffs now i'm on chrono24


    EDIT: I might get that PAM I've been after for ages, if I can persuade the wife that 24 months interest free on watchfinder is a good shout I'll be golden.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2019
  5. dod

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 31, 2002

    Posts: 3,688

    Location: Inverness

    I tried on a panerai, had always loved the look of the 01499 until I tried it, really disappointed in the flesh :(
     
  6. randomshenans

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 10,600

    Location: France, Alsace

    I was the opposite! I went to their store in basel and loved them. I have fat wrists and really liked them on. Made it worse!
     
  7. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

    Posts: 2,621

    Watchfinder are always going to be at the punchy end of the used scale - what reference are you after?
     
  8. randomshenans

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 10,600

    Location: France, Alsace

    They are but interest free over 24 months means the wife might kill me less than spunking 5k outright :D

    I like the 352 personally, although I know it's anti PAM for being bracelet! TBH I love any of the chocolate sandwich dials.
     
  9. kai

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 15, 2007

    Posts: 2,674

    I love my PAM 904. (picture posted few pages back). It's my daily but looks really good both dressed up and down.
     
  10. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,543

    Location: Notts

    Go for it, I love my 372
     
  11. seanyc5

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 30, 2011

    Posts: 818

    Just put the MilTat super oyster bracelet on my Ray 2.

    Its a big improvement on the original but Im not going to lie I was expecting more its a bit rattly still haha I suppose can not complain for the money.

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    Just need a coin edge bezel and ceramic insert next. Not sure on doing the crystal just yet until this scratches as I don't think sapphire looks any different does it?
     
  12. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

    Posts: 11,572

    Location: Wokingham

    Get a 351! I have one, love it. Don't think I'll ever part with it. It's everything that Panerai does well - tobacco sandwich dial, gold hands, 1950's 44mm Luminor Ti case, 24mm strap. Perfection IMO.
     
  13. dod

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 31, 2002

    Posts: 3,688

    Location: Inverness

    Problem was my scrawny wrist. Loved the watch, just couldn't pull it off :(
     
  14. Evian

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2014

    Posts: 1,507

    I just got the Seiko SKX011J today, I was really surprised the rubber strap that comes with it was very comfortable, This Nato I put on it doesn't look to good, I have ordered a Strapcode Angus Bracelet for it, I thought I was going to mod this watch with black hands and another bezel etc but in person this watch looks fantastic I will be keeping it as is maybe a new movement down the line.



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  15. nemtizz

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 16, 2006

    Posts: 12,994

  16. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,210

    Location: Bristol


    If you're going to be wearing it all the time, why not get a Seiko 5 Auto for £90-£120 and spend £10-£20 on a leather strap?

    https://www.creationwatches.com/products/seiko-automatic-sports-89/
     
  17. nsYZY

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 27, 2017

    Posts: 28

    What do you guys use, if anything, for scratches/abrasions on stainless steel watches?

    I have an Omega Speedmaster Mark 2 (gorgeous) and the clasp gets abrasions from day to day use at work, presumably bumping on the desk. Also I clonked it underneath a table at a casino and it has a small scratch on the top

    I'm told it adds to the character, but I prefer things pristine......
     
  18. xb8browney

    Soldato

    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 5,276

    Location: North East

    This is the reason why I've never worn my seamster with the original bracelet. I always use NATO or leather strap.
     
  19. the-evaluator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 24, 2015

    Posts: 1,413

    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.
     
  20. nsYZY

    Associate

    Joined: Jan 27, 2017

    Posts: 28

    I guess not everyone has the same standards :/