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Aussie Michael
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Mark:

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

Me! Mark. I love a good pen. Diablo de Cartier Double C All Over Ballpoint. It's a beautiful writing instrument. I also love hotel pens - some are really comfortable to write with.

I picked the Cartier because of how it felt in my hand and a bonus it goes well with my watch :-) I picked it up over a faber castell octogon shaped petit pen in silver.
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Thepuma replied on Mon, Jul 27 2015 7:46 PM

Decided to treat myself to my first decent watch and currently favourite on my list is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm stainless steel with blue face 40th anniversary limited edition.  Any thoughts from the watch connoisseurs as to whether or not this is a sensible choice?

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Sal replied on Mon, Jul 27 2015 7:50 PM

Aussie Michael:
Me! Mark. I love a good pen.

Speaking of writing instruments, uber designer Marc Newson has designed one for Hermes.

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Thepuma, it is a great choice. Classy design, top quality and finishing, comfortable. The only alternative to Royal Oak is Patek Philippe 5711

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Dave Hutton:

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)

 

DJ

Lovely.

Quite sought after, and prices at around 10-20K depending on what mark and condition. 

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Here's my latest AP's. These two are keepers! 

 

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Couple more pics:

 

 

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9 LEE replied on Thu, Aug 27 2015 3:02 PM

Wow...  That's some serious money there!!  Well done - I know you work very hard, so you thoroughly deserve them Yes - thumbs up

(Note to self : Must work harder!) LOL

Lee

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Sal replied on Thu, Aug 27 2015 3:16 PM

Bayerische, that carbon / ceramic case is just stunning! Congrats! They're both great!

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Mark replied on Mon, Aug 31 2015 9:02 PM
bayerische:

Couple more pics:

Too long to list....

just love the detail, look how the screwheads follow the dial....

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

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valve1 replied on Tue, Sep 1 2015 7:59 AM

Very nice indeed Yes - thumbs up

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9 LEE:

Wow...  That's some serious money there!!  Well done - I know you work very hard, so you thoroughly deserve them Yes - thumbs up

(Note to self : Must work harder!) LOL

Lee

These two are indeed something else. Big Smile

 

Especially the Rose gold. The forged Carbon one is amazing out in the sun. It has so many dimensions to its surface. 

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Sal:

Bayerische, that carbon / ceramic case is just stunning! Congrats! They're both great!

Thanks! Looking for a "Bumblebee" ROO as we speak. Not sure I can afford to add one right now though. LOL

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Mark replied on Sun, Nov 8 2015 12:30 PM

enjoying the humour from Bell & Ross with their superb Skull Bronze Tourbillon, I have been really impressed with my BR03's build quality and time keeping......

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

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Simonbeo replied on Sun, Nov 8 2015 12:48 PM

With no chaplets I'd find it hard to judge the accuracy!

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Mark replied on Sun, Nov 8 2015 1:26 PM

agree... it's either quarter past the main sail or two sheets to the wind...

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

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Mark:

agree... it's either quarter past the main sail or two sheets to the wind...

But I'm sure it has a verdigris of accuracy !

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Mark:

enjoying the humour from Bell & Ross with their superb Skull Bronze Tourbillon, I have been really impressed with my BR03's build quality and time keeping......

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

Fantastic

Now that's a watch that has attitude

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paul 00 replied on Sat, Nov 21 2015 4:58 PM

New watch landed on my wirst, Oris aquis date to go with my Hamilton scuba auto.

Its all about the music.

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Mark replied on Sun, Jan 17 2016 3:25 PM

always had a love for pocket watches... I stumbled across this but have no idea who makes it

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

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riverstyx replied on Sun, Jan 17 2016 3:50 PM

Mark:
always had a love for pocket watches... I stumbled across this but have no idea who makes it

http://www.urwerk.com/en/collection-ur-1001-ur-1001-c6-p11.php

Kind Regards,

Martin.

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Simonbeo replied on Sun, Jan 17 2016 6:52 PM

And there's a dealer in London. However the p.o.a suggests I won't be visiting.

http://www.marcuswatches.com/unique/urwerk

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riverstyx replied on Sun, Jan 17 2016 7:21 PM

The RRP equates to roughly £240,000!

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Mark replied on Sun, Jan 17 2016 8:29 PM

riverstyx:

The RRP equates to roughly £240,000!

might have to forgo the waistcoat !

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

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CB replied on Tue, Feb 9 2016 6:15 PM

BeoWatch

Just saw this ad on a french website.

If someone is interested... (I'm not the seller !)

 http://www.leboncoin.fr/vi/922565954.htm

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Have been wearing this since the new year. Still only half a second slow since setting it on January the 4th. Amazing

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Mark replied on Thu, Apr 14 2016 9:22 PM
Nice to see an all silver Rolex... Looks really nice Chris

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

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Hi Mark,

I don't buy pens to collect them - I buy them to restore them... The collection happens as a result, although it's always changing as the pens come and go...

http://www.tonmeister.ca/wordpress/fountain-pens/

Cheers

-geoff

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Mark replied on Fri, Apr 15 2016 12:34 PM
Thanks for sharing Geoff really appreciated.

Pens are another soft spot of mine, I think its the engineer in me which drives me to seek out certain designs and designers, out of interest how do you display your pens.

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

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Mark:

Pens are another soft spot of mine, I think its the engineer in me which drives me to seek out certain designs and designers, out of interest how do you display your pens.

 

I keep them on display inside a fabric bag that I stitched from an old Hallowe'en costume, inside a plastic container, on a high shelf in my clothes closet.

 

My inspiration for this technique comes from a scene in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy which reads:

“But the plans were on display…”

“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”

“That’s the display department.”

“With a flashlight.”

“Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.”

“So had the stairs.”

“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?”

“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.”

 

Cheers

-g

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Geoff has gone pen ;-)

Everyone needs a hobby.

MM

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valve1 replied on Fri, Apr 15 2016 3:50 PM

Geoff Martin:
on a high shelf in my clothes closet.

A closet pen collector     Big Smile

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elephant replied on Sat, Apr 16 2016 1:18 AM
valve1:

A closet pen collector

Like Peter

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If anyone is traveling through London Heathrow, the watches including rolex were 20% of the retail price. 

 

My gold datejust was £6,100. In Heathrow it was £4,850!

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If anyone is traveling through London Heathrow, the watches including rolex were 20% of the retail price. 

 

My gold datejust was £6,100. In Heathrow it was £4,850!

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Chris Townsend:

If anyone is traveling through London Heathrow, the watches including rolex were 20% of the retail price. 

 

My gold datejust was £6,100. In Heathrow it was £4,850!

Bike Rooms have the Pinerello Dogma team bike for £5500 at the moment. Reduced from £9000 it's a fantastic piece of craftsmanship. 


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Simonbeo replied on Tue, Jul 26 2016 5:00 PM

It's old-new-stock but fantastic none-the-less. 2013

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What is?

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Simonbeo replied on Wed, Jul 27 2016 7:59 AM

The Pinerello Dogma posted above.

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I am not quite shure:

Is the Pinerello bike built for road racing? Is there any biking expert to give a comment on its usability?

Or is it a only a very nice piece for display?

Peter the biker

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