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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. bazza.

    bazza. pfm Member

    I really like them

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  2. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    That's the only Rolex I like. Agreed - very nice.
  3. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    If I had the cash I'd love a pre-war Rolex. That I should be this beautiful at 90 years old.

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  4. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    A - well that is a different matter, entirely. Agreed.

    Just not what most people buy Rolex for... it's the latter trend I don't understand.
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  5. kevinrt

    kevinrt pfm Member

    This pretty much my idea of the ideal watch.
    No superfluous buttons or dials or bezels. I'm not a diver/pilot/ racing driver.
    I like a second hand, date and luminosity. Other than that the rest is no use to me.

    Rockmeister and bazza. like this.
  6. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    Now I’m looking for a high magnetic field to test it. ATC have an impressive magnetiser - a cupboard full of capacitors shorting across 1 ohm should do it! Whump.

    I wiped out a Seiko that way many years ago. I could never understand why it didn’t keep time.
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  7. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    I need some help. My daily wearer was a 20 year old Accurist MB278.


    Sadly, the strap died (links bent and it fell to bits) and getting a replacement is impossible, so I've had it replaced with a leather strap. Unfortunately it doesn't say "wear me" any more.

    I could buy a 'new' old watch off e-bay, but I think I'd like a new watch. Is anyone aware of something similar to this for sale new? I like it because it isn't too blingy, has a blue face and, importantly is a nice size has a case of only 35mm and about 8mm thick. And it has a 10 year battery life (which is nice). I can't remember what I paid for it (I think it may have been a pressy) but I'm looking to spend no more than £100.

    Any pointers gratefully received.
  8. Jezzer

    Jezzer Passionate

    This Casio: Casio Men Analogue Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap EFR-S108D-1AVUEF
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  9. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    Oh, I don't think you really want to test it that much; it is far too much a lovely thing!

    Yet if you insist, well one of the sideline specialties I have is architectural coordination of installing medical scanners that are capable of sustained 3 Tesla + fields. Which I warn you now, you'll need to keep even that lovely thing ...a significant distance-away-from - I can provide the isogauss curves ;)
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  10. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Hmm. The jury's still out for me - the VIII and IV seem a bit odd. They do look very 'Germanic'

    If they had a spare dial with all arabic numerals, or even straight tick markers, I could warm to them.
  11. That model is the Club Campus, the just ‘Club’ model has all Arabic numbers and looks a lot better IMHO.

    Cheers BB
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  12. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    There's definitely a touch of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh about that dial..

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr likes this.
  13. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I wondered if it was original or a redial? It looks very bright and well preserved for a 1930s original.
  14. Durmbo

    Durmbo sister

    Do you still have it? My orange Monster started keeping terrible time. Years later I came across my hand held AC tape head demagnetiser. A few passes over the watch & the problem was solved! (The power reserve is only a few hours now though so it needs professional attention.)
  15. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    I'd say it's a rather valuable thing, which would be devalued hugely if anything were to happen the original dial - possibly a very detailed/expensive restoration ?
  16. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    It's just a random Google Images result for "bubbleback california" so I know nothing of its provenance.

    Certainly at the very least it has been aggressively cleaned and restored.
  17. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    I’m pretty sure the agricultural inspection MRI machine killed my SARB. I stupidly checked the “are you bringing in food” box on the US customs form since I had some digestive biscuits in my carry on. They then pointed me to the big machine and insisted I put all my bags through. I forgot I’d stashed my watch in my satchel to avoid the metal detector going off. When I pulled the watch out of my bag the next day it was dead.
  18. bazza.

    bazza. pfm Member

    To be fair it can only be magnetism and is a very quick and easy fix Dan
    dan m likes this.
  19. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    That's the most attractive Roles I have ever seen, so much better than modern bling fests. What would that sell for?
  20. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    I do still have it, but it’s in a bad way, as I think someone (ok, it was me) tried to reseal it with a dab of silicon grease, which has now migrated over the innards, so even a new battery doesn’t wake it up. I only keep it as it was a present from my parents for getting my first degree. Would be nice to revive it, but it think it would need a complete rebuild.

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