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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2020, 06:11:56 pm »
                                          I also have these which I will have to shine up, research and figure out a way of displaying them

                                                          Hat badges from different British and Canadian regiments


                             
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« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2020, 09:18:47 pm »
Which watches did you bid on?? 

I like ĎHulkí.   


Very nice pocket watch!  Neat heirloom.

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« Reply #47 on: November 08, 2020, 10:55:14 pm »
I came across this on my travels.  I thought it might fit this thread.

https://www.esquire.com/uk/watches/a34504224/rolex-watches/

I didn't read it, so if it's not very good, I'm sorry.
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« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2020, 11:57:11 am »
I came across this on my travels.  I thought it might fit this thread.

https://www.esquire.com/uk/watches/a34504224/rolex-watches/

I didn't read it, so if it's not very good, I'm sorry.

Good article. Guess I should be saving my pennies (nickels).

I remember a shop in Burlington Arcade years ago that had a bunch of vintage Rolexes in the window.
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« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2020, 11:59:22 am »
Which watches did you bid on?? 

I like ĎHulkí.   


Very nice pocket watch!  Neat heirloom.

I really like that one as well. So hard to decide, do I go for something dressy or practical.

There was a time when I would have loved a GMT Master but don't have much need for one now.
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« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2020, 07:55:43 pm »
I guess if I was actually going to buy a Rolex it would probably be a submariner. The green is really cool. Either
that or blue. Wonít happen unless the lottery comes through.
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« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2020, 08:07:05 pm »
I guess if I was actually going to buy a Rolex it would probably be a submariner. The green is really cool. Either
that or blue. Wonít happen unless the lottery comes through.

I think I would go with the Daytona....   even after winning the lottery, Iím not sure I could spend that much on a watch!   Or...  maybe I could...

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« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2020, 01:43:10 pm »
I came across this on my travels.  I thought it might fit this thread.

https://www.esquire.com/uk/watches/a34504224/rolex-watches/

I didn't read it, so if it's not very good, I'm sorry.

I don't know exactly when but at some point 007 changed from a Rolex to an Omega Seamaster.
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« Reply #53 on: November 10, 2020, 09:28:07 pm »
I don't know exactly when but at some point 007 changed from a Rolex to an Omega Seamaster.

Seamaster is cool.  I absolutely love the Speedmaster though.




Racing chronographs are my favourite watch style though.


Lately I've really been digging the Tag Heure Monaco...   but $5k is way too rich for me.  But there's a few micro brands that are doing homages to the Monaco that are way, way cheaper.




 
And Tissot made a similar one...

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« Reply #54 on: November 10, 2020, 10:10:05 pm »
That Tissot looks interesting and it might even be affordable.

I actually prefer the look of the Omega diver and crono watches over the Rolex and the Constellation is my favourite dress watch.
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« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2020, 04:12:13 pm »
That Tissot looks interesting and it might even be affordable.

I actually prefer the look of the Omega diver and crono watches over the Rolex and the Constellation is my favourite dress watch.

I prefer Omega as well...   Rolex has a massive following, but my style is more towards the Omegas.

But this is way too convenient....   3 days after I post that I like the Tag Monaco and am looking at the homage watches, Momentum has a new release on their site that is an homage to the Monaco.  Crazy coincidence.  I already own 2 Momentumís, so I will definitely be picking up this one.

https://ca.momentumwatch.com/pages/square-2-chronograph

Quartz movement, so nothing too fancy....  I think it deserves a nice automatic movement, but Iím sure that would have doubled the price, which would have made it a difficult buy....   so I will try not be a watch snob, and be happy with a Quartz movement.


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« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2020, 04:31:21 pm »
Well you can't beat quartz for accuracy but a crystal buzzing a way 30,000 times a second doesn't to do it for me compared to gears and springs.

Unfortunately an automatic movement does seem to double the price.

How many watches do you have?
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« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2020, 07:26:36 pm »
Well you can't beat quartz for accuracy but a crystal buzzing a way 30,000 times a second doesn't to do it for me compared to gears and springs.

Unfortunately an automatic movement does seem to double the price.

How many watches do you have?

I have 10 watches.  Mostly Quartz.  A couple automatics.  Iíve always enjoyed watches and have always owned a couple at a time.  Mostly cheap < $100.  Iíve always loved looking at the pricier watches.  Iíve oggled the expensive Omega, Tag Heure, and Bell & Ross...  I bought a Citizen solar quartz that has a black face and orange numerals like a Bell&Ross.  That and Momentum dive watch were what I owned for years.  I had the odd cheap quartz watches as well and have either lost or broken them.  I lost my old Momentum dive watch, that I actually used to use for SCUBA diving. 

A few years ago I saw a Tissot PRC200 for a great price online, and picked it up.  Ever since then I have been interested in stepping up my watch ďcollectingĒ slightly with some slightly nicer quartz pieces. 

This year, I bought my 1st and 2nd automatics.  Nothing fancy.  Both basic, reliable Japanese movements.  First one was a Momentum MH30 diver and I just picked up the dressy Seiko, mentioned above.

I really like racing chronographs, often with different case shapes, which explains my like for the Monaco.

I still use the Citizen as a beater...   it refuses to die and still looks cool.  The day window is sometimes in Hebrew rather than English for some reason but that just gives it character.

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« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2020, 08:01:27 pm »
Beats me, I only have four that work right now, two automatics and two quartz, plus the pocket watch. One of the automatics is a knockoff Rolex day date that I got in Shanghai. It looks quite real and surprisingly keeps very good time. The magnifying prism over the date isn't very good but other wise it looks very real.

The Tissot PRC 200 is a diver version with a rotating bezel. I don't think they make it anymore as none of the ones on their site have one.
I also have a nice black rectangular combo analogue/digital Seiko from the eighties somewhere but haven't been able to find it.
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« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2020, 09:17:39 pm »
Beats me, I only have four that work right now, two automatics and two quartz, plus the pocket watch. One of the automatics is a knockoff Rolex day date that I got in Shanghai. It looks quite real and surprisingly keeps very good time. The magnifying prism over the date isn't very good but other wise it looks very real.

The Tissot PRC 200 is a diver version with a rotating bezel. I don't think they make it anymore as none of the ones on their site have one.
I also have a nice black rectangular combo analogue/digital Seiko from the eighties somewhere but haven't been able to find it.

I have the PRC200 chronograph. White face.  200m water resistance...  quite impressive.  No rotating bezel though.  I still really like that watch.  Itís actually a pretty watch...  it can be quite dressy.