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    Wrap Summer E jimbo57's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dom_ View Post
    Oh and if you think 4750 for a second hand watch is high, don't go to bond street or the burlington arcade.
    Agreed - I bought the other half a 2nd hand watch in Burlington Arcade (you probably know the shop I mean Dom) a couple of years ago - well over! I have a mate who collects Pateks...5 figures plus for most of them.

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    One for our resident expert/jeweller... (pls).. My wife's watch had the sapphire crystal literally fall out after only being a year old (it had actually cracked radially around the perimeter, and left a ring of glass in the bezel) and hey presto 4 months later it's cracked again, straight across the middle of the face..
    Now this is an expensive dress watch that only gets worn a couple of times a week, and while the mfr is replacing it foc, I'm wondering if the case is properly 'square/round', or could it be a faulty batch of crystals - they apparently only make a few hundred of these a year...
    Oh well, the season's over, it was fun while it lasted....

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    Been a while since I have posted on the wam, been busy with work and other aspects of my life (all good mind )

    One thing I have been busy doing is buying watches



    Top left to right: zenith manual wind 1970's, omega manual wind 1940's, tissot automatic modern, junghans automaitc modern, seiko automatic 300m divers modern, wenger quartz modern
    Next row: jaeger converted drivers pocket watch 1920's (just jaeger before he joined lecoultre), cyma www manual wind WW2, nomos club manual wind modern, sinn u1 1000m automatic modern, rolex manual wind 1954, omega megasonic not quartz and not a traditional tuning fork movement 1970's




    Tissot tianium quartz modern, tissot quartz modern, grandads 1960's accurist manual wind
    Citizen solar powered modern, timex POS, casio g-shock, tissot quartz


    Got a fair few on my wish list at the moment, need to clear out most of the quartz watches to replace the spaces in the box.
    Anyone else got anything interesting lately?

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    Still working in Lewes Dom?
    ...I went to a funeral, which was very sad, and then I popped into Hi-fi Serious, to pick up a top of the range Bang & Olufson stereo system...

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    I got me one of these as I wanted one for a while as my daily wear to replace a 1980's TAG.



    Still got the TAG after 30 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dicy View Post
    Still working in Lewes Dom?
    No, running the Eastbourne store now

    Quote Originally Posted by It Cost How Much!?! View Post
    I got me one of these as I wanted one for a while as my daily wear to replace a 1980's TAG.



    Still got the TAG after 30 years.

    Bell and Ross, I really do like some of their designs especially the phantom ones. Sinn used to make a few of them, but they do it all themselves these days. Big watches for big people?

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    Bought one of these a couple of months ago...


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    Nice one Dom
    ...I went to a funeral, which was very sad, and then I popped into Hi-fi Serious, to pick up a top of the range Bang & Olufson stereo system...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dom_

    No, running the Eastbourne store now

    Bell and Ross, I really do like some of their designs especially the phantom ones. Sinn used to make a few of them, but they do it all themselves these days. Big watches for big people?
    Yeah, I'm a big bell and Ross fan, am saving for one now. As you say, big fella watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cambs12
    Bought one of these a couple of months ago...
    That's lovely.

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    I've owned one of these for about 20 years now. It's been knocked about a bit, but I still love it.


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    This is my current big boy, weighs a ton and is nice and chunky.

    Bell and Ross wise as I said earlier it would be the phantom:


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    That's the one. Although my mate is selling his Panerai sub luminor. And I might have to have it..

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    Good work Dom, I thought I hadn't seen the watch thread for a while. Can't reallly afford the real thing but these Chinese copies of the Unitas movement are good value and so far has not let me down.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.me
    Good work Dom, I thought I hadn't seen the watch thread for a while. Can't reallly afford the real thing but these Chinese copies of the Unitas movement are good value and so far has not let me down.
    Looks very nice

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    After going through a few accurist and tags I've settled for this: http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk/TW-Stee...tch-TW126.html

    It's big, chunky & heavy but suits me down to a tee...
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    This arrived in the post today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ray70
    This arrived in the post today.
    Yet mentioned these before and I saw phill's one at scalford.. Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray70 View Post
    This arrived in the post today.

    Gosh, never checked my post, must make a point of doing just that tomorrow. Nice watch by the way
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    Nice one Ray, you have the makings of a CW collection now

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