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elephant replied on Fri, Nov 28 2014 12:41 AM
Very nice !

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Mark replied on Fri, Nov 28 2014 9:02 AM

Simonbeo:

I am pleased with the latest addition to the fleet,from Alessi. Reminiscent of B&O detail design ,it's got the numerals on the outside of the bezel.

spooky and good taste Simonbeo as I have this watch and bought my wife a couple of Alessi watches. There are certain pieces they do so beautifullySmile

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Simonbeo replied on Fri, Nov 28 2014 5:36 PM

Mark:

Simonbeo:

I am pleased with the latest addition to the fleet,from Alessi. Reminiscent of B&O detail design ,it's got the numerals on the outside of the bezel.

spooky and good taste Simonbeo as I have this watch and bought my wife a couple of Alessi watches. There are certain pieces they do so beautifullySmile

Yes, I bought my wife a red watch by Karim Rashiid Alessi when I bought myself that watch .They do some pieces beautifully ,as you say, and some of the watches seem more in keeping with the subtlety of B&O products than the Rolex , Breitling etc. incidentally I did say to a certain Mr Alessi that they should try doing some flat panel speakers. Alessi is well worth visiting if you're near to Omegna in Italy, by the lake.

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After years of not wanting a pilots watch, and a big one at that I thought I'd join everybody else at workCool

Should arrive tommorowSmile

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Simonbeo replied on Fri, Nov 28 2014 6:41 PM

Chris, I like the watch . Enjoy.

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Simonbeo replied on Fri, Nov 28 2014 6:41 PM

Have you seen the carbon fibre watch by Locman for Alfa Romeo?

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Very nice.

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Leslie replied on Thu, Dec 11 2014 2:02 AM

Italian design watch, cool!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mHyRCeKxhss

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Well, here's my third and final watch - a Christmas present to myself and something I've had half an eye on for some time...  It's not to everyone's taste, admittedly - but people generally acknowledge they're incredibly well made and the mechanisms are first class.

Franck Muller King Conquistador XL (the big one, i've got big wrists!) all cosseted inside the most ludicrously large and expensive box I've ever seen. It makes a Panerai box look positively understated - and I never thought I'd say that!!  It's like a pirates treasure chest!!! LOL

 


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Questionable quality close up, but here goes...


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What a piece of crap. You would need to pay me a lot of money to get me to wear that!!!

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9 LEE replied on Sat, Jan 3 2015 7:36 PM

joeyboygolf:

What a piece of crap. 

So, you don't like it then... Laughing

I doubt it's actually 'crap' as the list price is over £20k... but opinions on style and design are subjective, and personal - and you are welcome to yours, of course. 

I quite like it, I picked it up for a fraction of what the original owner paid - and I won't lose money on it if or when I decide to sell. That, to me, is a no-brainer. I love watches - and if I can own some fine watches at no financial cost to myself apart from the actual outlay then it gets no better than that..

Lee

PS - Rather than chime in with a negative comment and walk away, why not show us YOUR favourite watch?! Idea

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elephant replied on Sun, Jan 4 2015 12:40 AM

joeyboygolf:

What a piece of crap. You would need to pay me a lot of money to get me to wear that!!!

It's not my cup of tea - but then most watches aren't.

However I was reading several articles on the watch industry yesterday, and I found the pricing discussion and the revelation that a lot of the $8,000 bracket watches all use the same innards very interesting.

Now this link may not work, as it references an expletive comment that someone made in its URL!

TechCrunch on the Watch Industry

(( cross fingers ! ))

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9 LEE:

It's like a pirates treasure chest!!! LOL

If you fill this box with gold or osmium or uranium or some other kind of heavy unobtainium you know why it has straps to carry it on both sides. It reminds me to the box with the Struer design cabinet inside yout sent to me. I disvovered the carrying straps at the inner box after hauling the whole box upstairs Surprise ...

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elephant replied on Fri, Apr 24 2015 9:12 AM
My first watch in decades ... Controlling the ATV

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I've pre-ordered the 42mm iWatch Stainless Steel case with the Bright Blue leather loop.

Estimated Delivery : Between 12th - 26th May.. Erm..

I'm interested in the 'Health' apps mainly - but the most important thing is that I won't be paranoid about bumping or knocking it. It'll be my everyday work watch.

Lee


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Dave Farr replied on Fri, Apr 24 2015 10:43 AM

Very nice Lee.  I'm considering the same one but in Black with Black Leather Loop strap.  I'll also need to buy an iphone6 plus to go with it though!

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Dave Farr replied on Fri, Apr 24 2015 10:45 AM

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My first watch in decades ... Controlling the ATV

Keep your hands on the wheel!  Where I'm from, an ATV is an 'All Terrain Vehicle'!  Enjoy the fun.  Not quite the same as the original Beowatch.

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Ben_S replied on Fri, Apr 24 2015 11:02 AM

Me too Dave. Seriously considering a white band Sports edition. Hoping for a Red band at some point though!

And looks great Lee!

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Calling a Franck Muller King Conquistador a piece of crap? Forget it! Its is a piece of fine craftsmanship of the manufacturer. Personally I’m not into it but whatever you think, it stays made by highly skilled professionals.

Talking about crap this is it! Without deeper going into details you all now. 


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elephant replied on Fri, Apr 24 2015 12:40 PM
Ben_S:

Me too Dave. Seriously considering a white band Sports edition. Hoping for a Red band at some point though!

And looks great Lee!

Ben

Try it in store first. All four of us tried it at the dinner table and we all agree the sports band is tricky. There must be a knack but I have not discovered it, other than laying your wrist down on top of the watch. But once in place it is comfortable.

This mainly an "inexpensive" test to try the technology and see if I am comfortable with a variable and to have a technical hobby building some Apps.

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Sal replied on Fri, Apr 24 2015 3:58 PM

9 LEE:

I've pre-ordered the 42mm iWatch Stainless Steel case with the Bright Blue leather loop.

Estimated Delivery : Between 12th - 26th May.. Erm..

I'm interested in the 'Health' apps mainly - but the most important thing is that I won't be paranoid about bumping or knocking it. It'll be my everyday work watch.

Lee

We all know this is a 1.0 product, and the next iterations will be better, so I've done what my conscience told me would be the smart thing to do for me personally, order the low-end model first, as a "trial."

I've pre-ordered the "geek" watch: Space Gray Sport 38mm (I have small wrists) with the black elastomer band (expected Delivery May 8th). I have an appt. to try on at the Apple Store today, I'm going to try the watch I ordered, as well as the Stainless Steel with the Milanese Loop. If I like that one, I'll place an order for it, and cancel my pre-order.

I've also heard that some Stores / Pop up locations / Boutiques actually have some models on sale. Maybe my local Apple Store does as well, we shall see.

I consider myself a watch guy, but I don't own any. I used to wear a cheap Fossil Arkitekt for years, and stopped when for a few days I forgot to wear it, and thought "meh." I love haute horlogerie, and the independent brands: Urwerk, Greubel Forsey, FP Journe, Philip DuFour and the like, as well as the new technology like the constant force escapements by GP. I'll never in my life own any of these, but I can admire them from afar. The Apple Watch doesn't compare, it is a tool watch. An appliance in a nice package. And that's how I see it. I would NEVER compare the Apple watch to something coming from the bench of a master watchmaker. Apples and Oranges. Stick out tongue

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elephant replied on Fri, Apr 24 2015 7:23 PM
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Apples and Oranges ?

Or Cider and Champagne !

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My lust after watch at present is this. I like watches I need to check that I am actually wearing so the Apple Watch is just too big.


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Sal replied on Fri, Apr 24 2015 7:55 PM

The Skelatonized version of the Piaget Altiplano is absolutely lust-worthy as well.

 

 

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BeoBoy68 replied on Tue, Apr 28 2015 1:23 AM
my daily watch

porsche design by IWC

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vikinger replied on Tue, Apr 28 2015 10:49 PM

From dailymash:

Apple Watch preview at Selfridges, London, Britain - 10 Apr 2015

SALES manager Tom Logan’s new Apple Watch has been unexpectedly ridiculed by his work colleagues.

32-year-old Logan felt confident that his futuristic timepiece would attract admiring glances rather than unflattering Knight Ridercomparisons.

He said: “I had it all planned out – not saying anything about it, but then somebody just notices and goes ‘is that the new Apple Watch?’. I would respond simply with a wry Clooney-esque smile and they would mouth the word ‘awesome’.

“What actually happened is somebody said ‘what the ***’s that weird-looking thing?’

“I explained that it was the brand new Apple Watch and they went ‘HAHAHA’ in a really deliberately hurtful way. The accounts assistant said it was the opposite of a fanny magnet and everyone cracked up.

“Then everyone started pretending to talk into their watches, saying things like ‘come in KITT, I am a massive tosser, please help’.”

By 10am Logan had removed the watch. He explained: “It wasn’t because people were being sarcastic, I just had a hot wrist, everyone gets a hot wrist sometimes.

“People get jealous of early adopters.”

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elephant replied on Wed, Apr 29 2015 12:19 AM
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Big SmileBig SmileBig SmileBig Smile good one

I must confess that the other day I did **** my wife -- and after a minute my arm was aching and my ear hurting

* as in *** Tracey of courseStick out tongue

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elephant:

@vikinger

good one

I must confess that the other day I did **** my wife -- and after a minute my arm was aching and my ear hurting

* as in *** Tracey of course BeoNut since '75

haha
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vikinger replied on Wed, Apr 29 2015 10:13 AM

How many realise that several desirable watches in this thread actually use an ETA movement?

The automatic watches made by Christopher Ward have the same movement (or sometimes the slightly lower grade finished Selita equivalent).

The Ward watches say Swiss Made, but I believe they send all the Swiss components to Hong Kong for assembly. Christopher Ward did admit in one of his blogs that he undercuts most other makers but still makes a 100% mark-up. So you can pay £300-£400 or up to £20000 for the same ETA movement in a stainless steel case with hard crystal.

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Hubbe replied on Wed, Apr 29 2015 3:50 PM

Added a vintage Rolex GMT 1675 from 1967 a couple of months back to my 5513 Submariner.

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Mark replied on Wed, Apr 29 2015 5:01 PM

nice little video from petrolicious about a volvo P1800 owner who builds watches in Hawaii ...

we tend to forget there is more to design than designing.

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Simonbeo replied on Wed, Apr 29 2015 5:43 PM

I found an interesting page on the website for Ronda watch movements about the "swissness law"

http://www.ronda.ch/en/swissness/new-law/

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Steffen replied on Thu, Apr 30 2015 2:07 AM

vikinger:

He said: “I had it all planned out – not saying anything about it, but then somebody just notices and goes ‘is that the new Apple Watch?’. I would respond simply with a wry Clooney-esque smile and they would mouth the word ‘awesome’.

“What actually happened is somebody said ‘what the ***’s that weird-looking thing?’

“I explained that it was the brand new Apple Watch and they went ‘HAHAHA’ in a really deliberately hurtful way. The accounts assistant said it was the opposite of a fanny magnet and everyone cracked up.

Cook also realized that it was the opposite of a fanny magnet - but he doesn't care anyway... Whistle <img src=" />

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Peter replied on Thu, Apr 30 2015 1:25 PM

vikinger:

How many realise that several desirable watches in this thread actually use an ETA movement?

The automatic watches made by Christopher Ward have the same movement (or sometimes the slightly lower grade finished Selita equivalent).

The Ward watches say Swiss Made, but I believe they send all the Swiss components to Hong Kong for assembly. Christopher Ward did admit in one of his blogs that he undercuts most other makers but still makes a 100% mark-up. So you can pay £300-£400 or up to £20000 for the same ETA movement in a stainless steel case with hard crystal.

Graham

 

I have a Christopher Ward watch - very nice it is too, if a bit thick. They now make some of their own movements but I have not heard the Hong Kong story. I am sure there is a huge mark up in watches - the Piaget does have its own movement though and is the thinnest automatic movement made. Still ridiculously expensive though!! Big Smile

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Got my Apple watch today. Dead easy to set up, and much more useful to use than I ever expected.

Used about 10% power in 8 hours of traveling, and a 50% charge took about 35 minutes. Very light compared to my Fortis B42.

It might only be the Mk1 model, but it's easy to see the potential this thing has.

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Do tell what effect it had on the cabin staff ....

Our grandson loves it in Mickey Mouse mode, and was trying your face configuration yesterday but returned to a tuned modular

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elephant replied on Tue, May 26 2015 12:27 AM
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a fanny magnet

Now I understand ... goodbye Apple watch Laughing

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Here's my everyday watch.

Its a Rolex Explorer 2 - and apparently is a Steve McQueen special, whatever that is and worth a bit to a collector - certainly more than my late father in law paid for itSmile

 

Looks a bit gold in the pic but its stainless steel (must be reflections of something else I guess)

 

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Mark replied on Tue, Jul 14 2015 8:54 PM
along with watches I also seem to collect pens, apart from Mont Blanc I have a number of Rotring which I feel are similar to B&O, technically proven with great design.

Any others with a pen habit ?

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