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What watch do you wear?

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

  1. GSXRMovistar

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 6, 2002

    Posts: 9,349

    Location: London UK

    Interesting, will take a look thanks.
     
  2. daz

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Bucks

    I have a Steinhart Ocean 39 rose gold which is very similar to that. It's a bit of a Yachtmaster 'homage'.

    Not my photo...
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  3. Evian

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2014

    Posts: 1,595

    Lume shot wants 850 dollars for it.
     
  4. Jony27

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 15, 2010

    Posts: 8,324

    Location: N. Ireland

    I've been wearing a skx007k1 for a while now. Just recently found out about the Seiko modding community and been tinkering with the idea. I don't have the tools or skills to do it myself so will be likely send it out to Tempus watch mods.

    What's stopping me is with the skx being discontinued,I feel like I should keep it stock and just get a different one built from scratch.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2020
  5. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: South Coast

    If you're gonna have it for the forseable future then doesn't make sense to then have two of the same watch. It's not a watch that's going to go up in value so you may as well make it exactly how you want it and parts will always be available for these mass produced models all the time as you've seen the mod community is huge and every watchmaker out there will have parts in stock online etc!

    Coomplete modded? Granted some places will be higher than others but mate's quote was under £400 and shipped from Europe!

    Has anyone been making use of covid-19 isolation by doing any watch photography? I was watching a watch video by Bark & Jack last weekend on how he shoots watches and had the urge to try out a few things with natural light and how allowing some light to bounce off the crystal edge or other areas adds more depth etc:

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    Wish I had a large collection now for this purpose lol.
     
  6. dod

    Mobster

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    Location: Inverness

    Like that a lot :)
     
  7. Evian

    Wise Guy

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    Yep, Is it from DLW about 400 in europe?
     
  8. randomshenans

    Capodecina

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    Location: France, Alsace

    Me too actually.
     
  9. Hades

    Capodecina

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    Location: Surrey and London

    Very nice.
     
  10. Jony27

    Sgarrista

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    Yeah, it's my first 'proper' watch so will be kept for the foreseeable future. I don't think it'll go up in value either. It'll be a standard movement, sapphire, ceramic insert mod so it'll still retain some skx007 resemblance.
     
  11. fobose

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 6, 2005

    Posts: 4,472

    Location: Cambridge, UK.

    Here is my old seamaster. Been wearing it every day for over 4 years now:

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  12. hughtrimble

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    ^^ Always been a fan of pinstripe dials @fobose. Does yours have the independent hour hand too, so you can leave the watch running whilst changing the hour?

    GS day for me

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  13. fobose

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 6, 2005

    Posts: 4,472

    Location: Cambridge, UK.

    The pin strip dial was what first attracted me to it. When the light hits the dial, the pin strips really shine (and go a much lighter colour, almost white). Loving the simplistic design of your grand sieko too!

    P.S no, I don't think mine has an independent hour hand.
     
  14. Squidward

    Gangster

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    Hope everyone is well, I am in the market for a Rolex datejust in 18k gold, 36mm +, not fussed if it is new, more so that the watch is in good condition and authentic. Any ideas on the best place to look / going rates?

    Thanks all!
     
  15. Derek W

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  16. hughtrimble

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    Definitely go with a reputable outlet for one of those - I'd imagine these testing times are providing a very convincing sales spiel and added incentive for those wishing to sell fakes as the real deal.
     
  17. inferno

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    There is an aptly named wapoint near Manchester!
     
  18. JRJ

    Hitman

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    Damn you @mrk just started following a load of pages and fallen in love with a few, stop spending my money :D

    Just ordered a Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro in 42mm as well :rolleyes:
     
  19. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

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    Not sorry :D

    This popped up on my feed this evening, Yema have released their new French Military piece which does look rather stunning in both black and silver. If I was in the market for a new watch then I'd definitely pick this up. All French made with in-house movement too and a style that stands out on its own considering it's a dive watch. I like that approach. The French are rather good at watches (still).

    https://eu.yema.com/blogs/news/pres...n+French+Air+Force&utm_campaign=PRESS+RELEASE

    Huge fan that they offer 39mm and 41mm size options.
     
  20. hughtrimble

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    Really very nice looking watches.


    But they can do one with the 19mm lug width on the 39mm variant!