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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: 39,603

    Location: Notts

    is it brushed or polished finish?
     
  2. xb8browney

    Soldato

    Joined: May 19, 2005

    Posts: 5,334

    Location: North East

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

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 24, 2015

    Posts: 1,497

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

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

    Posts: 11,588

    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
     
  5. Rotty

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 39,603

    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
     
  6. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

    Posts: 2,672

    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.
     
  7. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 3,734

    Location: Shropshire

  8. randomshenans

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 10,691

    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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  9. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 18,193

    Location: Midlands

    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.
     
  10. rexehuk

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2009

    Posts: 3,917

    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.
     
  11. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 22,886

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

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 22,886

    That's rather delicious.
     
  13. rexehuk

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2009

    Posts: 3,917

    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!
     
  14. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

    Posts: 11,588

    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.
     
  15. Cooler running

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 28, 2019

    Posts: 161

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

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2004

    Posts: 2,104

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    Thanks!
     
  17. Rikki

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2004

    Posts: 2,104

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    LOL! You should have DM'd and we could have said hello.

    The party was awesome, think we were one of the last to leave.

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  18. Rikki

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2004

    Posts: 2,104

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    It is what you make it. I recorded a podcast with Adrian from Bark & Jack at the show comparing it over the last few years and pointing out why it's still amazing to go to as a punter and not a dealer / press.

    http://www.scottishwatches.co.uk/20...baselworld-2019-with-adrian-of-bark-and-jack/
     
  19. R-evans

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 13, 2012

    Posts: 1,762

    Went with my wife to get her a new activity tracker after her 6th Fitbit (that were all replaced by the company with refurbished ones) started to separate from the strap again, so she felt like she needed a change.

    Stumbled across the Fossil Sport which she instantly fell in love with, plus they had a $50 off deal.

    I had no idea Fossil made a smartwatch, nor did I have any desire to have a smart watch in my life, but after playing around with them in store I decided to get one too. Really like it so far.

    I had a quick run around the mall to double check I didn't want something from another company (and to give myself a chance to walk away from the impulse buy) but I think this is by far the best looking one on the market. Everything else seemed too bulky and congested.

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  20. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 30,406

    Location: Warwickshire

    Anyone got first hand experience of Omega servicing? Am I best off dropping it with Goldsmiths (where I bought it) or liaising with Omega directly? How much should I expect to pay and is there anything else I need to consider?

    Watch is a Seamaster Planet Ocean due its first service.

    Thanks.