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    So is it just watches people on here are obsessed with or have you other interests?

    For me it's Motorbikes. Watches came first but I love my bike and everything to do with it.

    Two costly hobbies but it keeps me occupied.


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  • Aviation,really enjoy plane spotting and watching programs like Air Crash Investigation,really into older aircraft, got a chance to go on specially modified MD 10 last year that was made into a flying eye hospital to perform operations in less developed countries.Got to visit the cockpit and talk to the captain who showed me around the cockpit.Posted pictures from it in the Aviation and Aircraft section if anyone is interested.
    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=102854686

    Also i enjoy collecting coins and bank notes from various countries,have pictures of my collection that i posted on here in the Collectibles & Antiques section if anyone is interested.
    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=107286748




  • It used to be cars and I'd change annually. But a new watch is easier to hide, and less likely for the kids to ruin.




  • Eoin wrote: »
    It used to be cars and I'd change annually. But a new watch is easier to hide, and less likely for the kids to ruin.

    Haha so true. But my wife likes watches too so she'd spot a new one in a flash.

    Cheaper then changing the car every year too I'd imagine




  • Knives, belstaff jackets, "escape tactical bags", torches. Well that's what we should be into if you go by TZUK!




  • Cars, Computers, HiFi....important for men to have hobbies.


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  • Cars, Computers, HiFi....important for men to have hobbies.

    It really is. But I notice alot of females don't really have any hobbies. Some men don't either but defiantly more so women.

    They seem to enjoy doing certain things but not to the extent of nerds such as ourselves.




  • Cars, Computers, HiFi....important for men to have hobbies.

    Similar for me

    Cars and technology in general

    Clothes & shoes as well I suppose and more recently aftershave I blame the splits thread !




  • emo72 wrote: »
    Knives, belstaff jackets, "escape tactical bags", torches. Well that's what we should be into if you go by TZUK!

    Don't forget brogues!




  • Cyrus wrote: »
    Similar for me

    Cars and technology in general

    Clothes & shoes as well I suppose and more recently aftershave I blame the splits thread !

    Every man needs a good watch and a good pair of shoes!
    It's the one item of clothing is never skimp on. Shoes be it runners for training or dress/work shoes.




  • Cars, Computers, HiFi....important for men to have hobbies.

    Oh yeah, I definitely love my tech gadgets but don't end up actually using many of them other than my phone and my laptop.


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  • Cars would be a big one for me too, have my nice car for everyday and my jeep for off roading and hunting. I hunt too so have a few guns, loads of knives and i go to the gym every morning before work. Up until last year there were mountain bikes and dirt bikes in there too but i got sick of breaking myself up and decided to knock them on the head... sold the bike and bought a new watch! Haha

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  • With the amount of hobbies, interests and collections I've fostered in my time, at this stage I see myself more as a curator rather than a collector. I may start charging people for tours of my gaff. :D Ya wanna see the launch directors personal signed copy of the NASA Gemini 6/7 mission, the first rendezvous in space? I'm your boyo.

    456625.jpg

    And that's only scratching the surface of my particular madness. :eek: :o

    Few enough were innocent in the past, few enough are innocent in the present, we just don’t know why yet.





  • I collect whiskey, but not really collect as I don't keep it, I drink it.

    I work with airplanes but am not an aerosexual like IrishPlayer.

    Football is my main hobby, Bohs and Villa. I enjoy shouting abuse at strangers so that's probably why.

    Basically I collect watches, whiskey, football scarfs and rubber ducks.




  • Music - listening to and playing. Collector of guitars and recently developed an obsession for piano.

    Clothes.




  • Astronomy. Just to point out there will be a blood moon and full lunar eclipse visible in Ireland on Friday. The best time to see the eclipse will be from 9.32pm until 10.13pm :cool:

    ...And collecting Nike Runners. 90's, 95's, 97's, TN's and Cortez. I've about 25 pairs of Nike still in the box :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I do wear some of them now and again :D




  • Is the next meet up going to be at Wibbs' gaff?

    I collect vintage swimwear:rolleyes:

    No seriously, I do a bit of blacksmithing in my spare time.

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    This one is a part for a tractor hitch.

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    This is a poker with a wizard head handle for halloween.

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.





  • Quite the eclectic bunch aren't we :D




  • I drum. A space and money hungry hobby :D




  • I have recently developed an obsession with finding original 1980s Japanese mechanics overalls.

    I do struggle to explain why... Even to myself.




  • Ionised wrote: »
    I have recently developed an obsession with finding original 1980s Japanese mechanics overalls.

    I do struggle to explain why... Even to myself.
    How does this even start to become a thing??!! Im actually intrigued!


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  • aaakev wrote:
    How does this even start to become a thing??!! Im actually intrigued!


    My wife asks that a lot and I don't have a good answer.
    It started with a set of Grace Engineers overalls I got from Japan just cause they looked comfy. Started researching older stuff from the 80s, focusing on branded jdm stuff. Slippery slope.




  • Golf...was good once, now a bad 7 handicap and as a kid collected coins.




  • Ionised wrote: »
    My wife asks that a lot and I don't have a good answer.
    It started with a set of Grace Engineers overalls I got from Japan just cause they looked comfy. Started researching older stuff from the 80s, focusing on branded jdm stuff. Slippery slope.

    I recently seen a work man in Japan with air fans built into his jacket. I heard the little fan noise looked down and there were two fans on the rear of the jacket blowing/pulling air into his jacket.




  • Wibbs wrote: »
    With the amount of hobbies, interests and collections I've fostered in my time, at this stage I see myself more as a curator rather than a collector. I may start charging people for tours of my gaff. :D Ya wanna see the launch directors personal signed copy of the NASA Gemini 6/7 mission, the first rendezvous in space? I'm your boyo.

    456625.jpg

    And that's only scratching the surface of my particular madness. :eek: :o

    Now that is seriously cool! How did you get your hands on that if you don't mind me asking Wibbs?




  • 2shea wrote: »
    Now that is seriously cool! How did you get your hands on that if you don't mind me asking Wibbs?

    He is a space cadet....didnt you know? :pac::pac::pac::pac:




  • Mountain bikes, race (badly) in the gravity enduro races here in Ireland but mainly for fun/fitness. Could buy a Daytona if I sold all of them and associated gear.

    Great outdoors (camping, hiking etc) could buy a sub if I sold all that gear. Don't get out as much anymore due family life and bikes taking priority.

    Aviation, work in the airport and live in swords all my life so just is what it is.

    Is owning a hyper black lab a hobby? Either way he gets more attention than anything above.


    Ohhh Edit....

    Pearl Jam... seen them live 7 times. Have a great little collection of memorabilia, some quiet valuable. Still haven't decided how to display it all.




  • sparrowcar wrote: »
    Could buy a Daytona if I sold all of them and associated gear.

    Great outdoors (camping, hiking etc) could buy a sub if I sold all that gear.

    Does Mrs Sparrowcar know the value of all these items ;) I could drop it into conversation next time I see her :D

    (I know Mr and Mrs Sparrowcar by the way :p)




  • 2shea wrote: »
    I recently seen a work man in Japan with air fans built into his jacket. I heard the little fan noise looked down and there were two fans on the rear of the jacket blowing/pulling air into his jacket.

    I have the opposite! A battery powered heated jacket and gloves for working outdoors in the winter!




  • Homer wrote: »
    I have the opposite! A battery powered heated jacket and gloves for working outdoors in the winter!

    Ah our Japinese friends are very inventive


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  • He is a space cadet....didnt you know? :pac::pac::pac::pac:

    :pac::)


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