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12-07-2019, 09:48   #6616
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The continuing story of me wearing oddball stuff nobody else would.. It's rare to be fair, even rarer in working order and NOS, but delicate and as prone to damage as a butterfly's wing. In a cement mixer.
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Great insight into a very interesting watch, thanks for sharing
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12-07-2019, 10:47   #6617
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What are your sources for watch info and history wibbs? Have you picked it all up gradually over the years or have you a horology qualification if there is such a thing, and if you don't mind me being nosey?

(This thread makes me want to take a horology course)
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12-07-2019, 10:55   #6618
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Picked it up gradually over the years M. I have one of those memories where once something of interest to me goes in it tends to stay put, so that helps.
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12-07-2019, 11:11   #6619
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Picked it up gradually over the years M. I have one of those memories where once something of interest to me goes in it tends to stay put, so that helps.
I have one of those memories too, Wibbs!

Unfortunately it was f all use being able to quote the Godfather word-for-word, when Paper 2 was asking about Juno and the Paycock and Othello
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12-07-2019, 11:25   #6620
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I have one of those memories too, Wibbs!

Unfortunately it was f all use being able to quote the Godfather word-for-word, when Paper 2 was asking about Juno and the Paycock and Othello
I follow to serve my turn upon him,

We cannot all be masters, nor all masters

Cannot be truly followed

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13-07-2019, 14:11   #6621
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Faffing about clearing crap in the garden. Semi stylishly. Well for me..



Early 50's Longines "tank" in 14Kt gold. Very good power reserve on this considering the size of the movement, a few days on a wind.
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Cheap ebay "Seiko".


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17-07-2019, 11:16   #6623
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Casio F-91W on a new black nato strap
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18-07-2019, 21:37   #6624
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Since selling my Speedmaster I've been using my OP39 as a daily watch. Two things occur: 1. It's quite a formal watch for most occasions although I've managed to casualise it generally; and 2. It's going to get wrecked. Not that I'm Action Man or anything, but I know how I roll.

So I went on the hunt for a respectable daily beater, and found this which I picked up today from ex-Galway inhabitant Jordi of WatchesNorte in Spain. It's a 42mm version from 2007 and just serviced, polished, etc. on an Omega rubber strap. I only bought it as the price was (very) right.

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18-07-2019, 22:24   #6625
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Fucking lovely. There's a thought for you F.
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18-07-2019, 22:29   #6626
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I was more expecting "you f*cking eejit, could you not have bought a Swatch", so happy enough to take that thought thanks...ðŸ‘

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Fucking lovely. There's a thought for you F.
My exact thoughts when I seen it. ****in' Lovely

How much did you get if for? I've an Omega itch to scratch and the PO is well on my radar


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18-07-2019, 23:00   #6628
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A good bit less than 2k. PM sent there.

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My exact thoughts when I seen it. ****in' Lovely

How much did you get if for? I've an Omega itch to scratch and the PO is well on my radar


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18-07-2019, 23:18   #6629
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A good bit less than 2k. PM sent there.
Bargain of the year (in this thread so far anyway) i'd say. Was there much negotiation with them on price? They have some nice pieces on their site
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He offered it to me at a good price initially so there was no real negotiation - I just said Yes please.

Timing was probably important. I emailed him just as he had got that watch in and had sent it off to be serviced etc so I caught him before it even went up on his website.

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Bargain of the year (in this thread so far anyway) i'd say. Was there much negotiation with them on price? They have some nice pieces on their site
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