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The watch thread: pocket, wrist, sporty, showy? You name it!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by windhoek, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I nearly bought my first self-winding watch today from Goldsmiths. Having tried on and become quite satisfied with the look and feel of this Fossil Chronograph, it soon became clear it was battery powered even though the details on their website stated otherwise - at least, the salesperson seemed sure it was battery powered.

    As I already own a Fossil watch powered by battery I didn't feel inclined to buy another, so I thanked the salesperson and left accordingly. Fwiw, it was a click & collect order so neither of us could have known about it being battery powered beforehand. And even though the watch costs peanuts (£70) compared to all the other watches in the shop, I was treated very well as I was offered a hot beverage and invited to help myself to some chocolates while my watch was being retrieved. No deal in the end as I say, but well done Goldsmiths for an otherwise enjoyable experience ;)

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    What watch are you watching, wearing or wishing to wear in the future? I'll watch with interest for any and all replies :)
     
  2. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I have a Seiko SNK 805 auto that I wear for daily use. It's cheap, I'm not allowed to take it into the factory for hygiene and glass in food prep area reasons, so I have to leave it in a pocket or a desk where it might get lost, dropped or stolen. I like it though. My posh watch is a Seiko Alpinist SARB017, it's all the posh watch I want. I am an alpine mountaineer after all, so it's made for me. After that I have a couple of cheapies, including a Timex auto that is now discontinued and turning into a bit of a cult watch amongst collectors.
     
  3. venton

    venton pfm Member

    I bought a Casio F91-W today for under a tenner just because I thought it was so uncool it is cool. Design unchanged since 1994. Takes me back to my younger years.
    My usual wearers are an Omega 2254.50, Casio Protrek or solar/atomic Gshock.

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  4. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    I don't always wear a watch but when I do it is this simple but classic Omega, it was my Dad's and means a great deal to me. The bracket is one of the nicest I have come across, very comfortable and understated. It runs a little fast but that doesn't bother me.

    https://flic.kr/p/SkWmuZ
     
  5. venton

    venton pfm Member

    My usual watch, I really love it.

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  6. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

  7. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    That's a pretty cool statement if you ask me considering all that's happened technologically since 1994 - it makes the '90s seem retro!
     
  8. Mikeandvan

    Mikeandvan Banned

    That looks like a 60s model, beautiful, I love the silver/champagne Omegas, is it a Seamaster? Simplicity is best when it comes to a lot of design, including watches. I like the old Omegas because they're smaller aswell, I'm skinny, so don't want a clunky thing hanging off my wrist.
     
  9. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Two watches here, a Seiko for day-to-day use while aboard the ship and an old Omega when I'm invited to fancy functions with the Queen.

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    Joe
     
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  10. venton

    venton pfm Member

    I'm a sucker for a Seiko diver, lovely watches. I had a kinetic once but the capacitor kept going.
     
  11. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Erg \o/

    For the past year or so it has been the Fitbit Surge:

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    But the watch I have had forever is an old Tag 2000 which is sadly neglected since the arrival of the Surge.

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  12. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I sent Fossil an email earlier about the Grant Chronograph and sure enough, it is quartz movement powered by battery. Pity as looked and felt very nice in the flesh :(

    I just realised it might be my mistake as I assumed self-winding meant it winds itself through movement rather than battery or being a simple wind-up watch. Does self-winding mean what I think it means?
     
  13. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    My father had one very, very, similar - from the 70's? He's still with us I'm glad to say, but the watch broke and was not repaired I'm sad to say.

    The slim elegance of these is simply no longer matched in the Omega range - which is a big shame AFAIC.
     
  14. venton

    venton pfm Member

    Self winding, I think that is a typo or cut and paste error for the Fossil.
     
  15. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Speaking of sales and (Omega) watches, there's been some love for this £3,200 Omega at HUKD recently.

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  16. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I only wear a watch when I am abroad.
    When I do I wear the only watch I have, an Accurist I got free 10 years ago when I took a Barclaycard.
    It has never needed adjusting since, except for one battery change.
    Perfect.
     
  17. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    My work watch is a cheapy Lorus that refuses to die, even after a trip through a washing machine and being smacked against aircraft structures on thousands of occasions.

    My naughty watch is this, a present for my 50th. A stainless Daytona is way cooler than me!

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  18. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    Nothing better than a stainless Steel Daytona. Was wearing mine today. I'm number 3 on the list for the new model!!! Can't wait.
     
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  19. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I like looking at nice watches, pointless of me to own though so that's where I leave it.
     
  20. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Uber cool with the hipsters - nothing retro uncool about it.......
     

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