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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. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    As far as I know, yes. He just traded in, as people do. He'd bought the old one there, did the finance, paid it for a while, traded up. There may have been outstanding finance on it, I don't know or much care. I know very well he's telling me the truth, why would he lie? It's not as if this tale makes him look good, is it?
  2. Ginger

    Ginger pfm Member

    I think they do have resale value - some models more than others. Check the sold prices on E-bay. Yes you'll lose money but a boggo c60 Trident pro fetches £350-400 at 4 years old. Bought in the sales will only have cost £500. Yes I'm a fan, I've got four of 'em, because they please my eye and I like the value proposition. I just don't see a watch, any watch, being worth thousands. Having said that, I accept that if something holds a value, then it's a real value, regardless of actual value of components. It's worth what its worth, just not to me. And now I'll contradict myself because having a friend's Rolex Sea Dweller in my hand could make me re-evaluate all that! Nice watch.
  3. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    I just find it unbelievable that someone would except £1.5k for a watch that they could get at least £6k for. With I little effort he could have made an extra £4.5k.
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  4. Pedro83

    Pedro83 pfm Member

  5. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I'm currently wearing the watch I've had the longest: a Fossil Big Tic which I bought new in 2007. Although it's a bog-standard quartz jobbie, I'm quite fond of it as a few mates had Fossil watches at the time. It just so happens the over-sized strap thing quickly went out of fashion and it sat in a drawer for years, but I've now got it on one of these 20mm velcro straps and it's much more aesthetically acceptable as well as a bit more comfortable. Anyway, I'm wearing it just now and the feeling of nostalgia is strong and happy.

  6. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    are you listening to a wham record?
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  7. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    For better or worse, no Wham
  8. Nero

    Nero Newish Member

    Blimey, I just liked one of vuk's posts
  9. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

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  10. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Flame suit on - but I have to confess I think the vast majority of Nato straps are bl**dy awful looking. Not unlike those little elasticated belts with the S shaped buckle that used to come free with cheap kids trousers back in the day (don't ask me how I know that..). Marginally functional, but pretty naff really - both the belts and the straps - all imho of course :)

    Those perlon straps do have a touch more class about them though.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2020
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  11. Durmbo

    Durmbo not French

    I had a one piece perlon strap on my first watch right through my teens, loved its comfort. They were very common and cheap. There were no Natos around then.

    Such woven straps *are* classier imv to Natos, and I feel they suit dressier watches better than "tool" styles. I have one on my vintage "dress" Seiko 5. I like Natos on divers; I also have one on a large Eco Drive. I always cut the "safety" part of the strap off to keep the watch lower on my wrist and so I can have the buckle under my wrist instead of on the side. I chuck them in the wash when they get dirty.

    Leather is really not my style, and besides I find nylon straps more durable. They're also more comfortable than any bracelet I've tried, with one exception that equals them - the thin and very light and flexible H link that came on my mid-70s Citizen diver.
  12. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Yeah - I was never really drawn to those shark-mesh straps until recently, but then saw one on a vintage SS dress Omega watch.
    Half tempted to put one on the little auto-Speedmaster I have.
  13. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    To each his own, re Nato straps. I've worn Natos for a long time way before they became trendy, which is only of late.

    Natos work well on sporty watches like divers but they do look naff on dress watches. They were meant for military use after all.

    They have a lot of benefits over leather straps for instance. Humid hot weather will kill a leather strap very quickly (from your sweat) while the Nato can be washed when soiled and continue to wear well. They come in a variety of colors and stripes so you can change them to match your outfit or for variety.

    But they have become 'over' ubiquitous and brands are putting them on their offerings. I see that as a cheap cost saving step instead of a proper leather strap or bracelet. One can easily obtain a good Nato strap elsewhere if one wants after all.
  14. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    given heightened awareness of systemic racism and imperialism in recent weeks, i would like to point out that some of us outside of the anglo realm have suffered massive consequences of war crimes committed by the british military (and NATO, which is both naming "coincidence" and partner group) over the past few decades, including a lot of death and poverty. people displaying a symbol like this on wrist may want to think twice. in fact, the rule applies to all military fashion statements.
  15. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    Spotted this...


    A little reminiscent of a SARB17 but much cheaper. They're on offer for under £150 at some sellers.
    I was tempted but it's too similar to my daily basher, being from the same series.
  16. zygote23

    zygote23 pfm Member

    What is it and where is it on offer?

    Found it lmao!
  17. -alan-

    -alan- pfm Member

    Woke meets watch-thread. Was only a matter of time I guess.
  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

  19. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    So can I use GPS, Duct tape, a microwave or an epi-pen but not a nylon watch strap or bomber jacket?
  20. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I have a strictly neutral Swiss railway watch.
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