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Yummy

 

 

Cheers Michael. I love it.

 

Did you make a decision on the Omega?

I haven't made a purchase yet... so i'll keep just saving 

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It’s 50 years since the Appolo moon missions and I’m just 50 so.......

We’ve just spent a week fishing and sailing in Guernsey, where I met a very nice dealer who will not only do VAT free but 5% extra off if you pay by Visa.

Made my birthday anyway Yes - thumbs up

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CB replied on Sun, Jun 2 2019 4:57 PM
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Excellent choice !

Remember to take it to an Omega service center from time to time (expensive but compulsory for cleaning, lubricating and adjusting).
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Will do, thanks.

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Congratulations!

Is this the model with sapphire screen and caseback or did you choose the hesalite one with engraved back?
And did you treat yourself with the optionnal big black box full of goodies and literature?

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Hesalite, steel back and obviously the unnecessary massive black boxWhistle

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matador43 replied on Sun, Jun 2 2019 10:16 PM

Chris Townsend:
Hesalite, steel back and obviously the unnecessary massive black boxWhistle

The very best combination.
In France we use to say something that could translate as "Totally useless, then absolutely necessary!"

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The Eagle has finally landedYes - thumbs up

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Johan replied on Sun, Jun 16 2019 10:07 AM

A true icon that is!

On a Dutch watch forum I saw a thread on 'side views' of watches. Most photographs people post normally are from the dial, but it is interesting to see how different watches look from the side!

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vikinger replied on Sun, Jun 16 2019 10:49 AM

An item on this watch forum suggests that this particular watch leaves the factory at a cost of under £400!

https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?231259-How-much-does-it-cost-for-top-brands-to-make-their-watches

That's an eventual retail mark up with taxes approaching 1000%.

Makes you wonder what B&O's actual costs are at the factory gate level. The cost of advertising, plus retail stocking and display costs etc evidently far exceed the cost of making something.

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Duels replied on Sun, Jun 16 2019 11:50 AM
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The Eagle has finally landed

That’s beautiful Chris. Enjoy!
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vikinger:

An item on this watch forum suggests that this particular watch leaves the factory at a cost of under £400!

https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?231259-How-much-does-it-cost-for-top-brands-to-make-their-watches

That's an eventual retail mark up with taxes approaching 1000%.

Makes you wonder what B&O's actual costs are at the factory gate level. The cost of advertising, plus retail stocking and display costs etc evidently far exceed the cost of making something.

Graham

Thanks Graham. I guessErm..

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Simonbeo replied on Sun, Jun 16 2019 1:13 PM

It would be interesting to know how long watches spend in jewellers shop windows. Some look like they’ve been there a long time!

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Puncher replied on Sun, Jun 16 2019 7:19 PM

Simonbeo:

It would be interesting to know how long watches spend in jewellers shop windows. Some look like they’ve been there a long time!

.....but you can easily wind back the hands!

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ed7 replied on Sun, Jun 16 2019 8:21 PM

Rolex sport models (basic) waiting time from order could takes  up to 2 years, with long waiting list!Surprise

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beojeff replied on Tue, Jun 18 2019 12:33 PM

What are our experiences with watch winders? I had a 4-watch watch winder that lasted just a year and then died. However, it was only about $200. Do we need the drool-worthy watch winders from the Dr. Strange movie that cost $1000 per watch? Or are there reliable ones that are reasonably priced?

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My latest acquisition... a 24-hour pocket watch by Georges Favre-Jacot  - the original brand that became what we now call Zenith. I haven't been able to date it yet, but it's probably from 1890-1900 - still working well. After 120 years, it still needs re-setting twice a day - but I don't mind that a bit...

 


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CB replied on Tue, Jun 18 2019 7:02 PM
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I haven't been able to date it yet

What a paradox for a “timekeeper” Smile
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CB:

What a paradox for a “timekeeper” Smile

Unfortunately, the problem is that I know where it was made - so I'll never know exactly when it was made... Unless, perhaps, I don't know where or who I am...

(with multiple apologies to Heisenberg, and one to Goethe...) 

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bramble replied on Sat, Sep 28 2019 7:27 PM
Time to change from tag heuer.....to something a bit different : Hamilton khaki below zero (1000 mtr)

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bramble:

Time to change from tag heuer.....to something a bit different : Hamilton khaki below zero (1000 mtr)

Beovision 7 40 mk 5 ,beovision 6x3, beosound 3000, beogram 3300 , 2 x lc2, 2 x beocom 1401, beocom 6000 x 2, 5 x beo4,

, 4 x beolab 4's, form 2, h2, a2,a1 and a beolab 2 😀😀

It is something different. Is it automatic? I like the colouring with the band.
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vikinger replied on Tue, Oct 22 2019 10:04 AM

beojeff:

What are our experiences with watch winders? I had a 4-watch watch winder that lasted just a year and then died. However, it was only about $200. Do we need the drool-worthy watch winders from the Dr. Strange movie that cost $1000 per watch? Or are there reliable ones that are reasonably priced?

My 'Watch- Winder' brand 2 watch winder has just given up after several years use. I'm not sure whether it’s the winder itself or whether it’s the plug/ power adapter. Whilst it is really tiresome to have to repeatedly reset times and dates, I am beginning to wonder how necessary they are. They’re supposed to keep a watch in top condition through constant running, but would it really make any difference if you were to wind and wear an automatic watch at least (say)  once a month instead?

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bramble replied on Fri, Oct 25 2019 11:49 AM
Hello

The strap was an optional extra, but it is worth it to match watch face .

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bramble replied on Fri, Oct 25 2019 11:50 AM
And yes ....automatic.

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Duels replied on Tue, Aug 17 2021 8:11 PM

Thought I’d treat myself
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CB replied on Wed, Aug 18 2021 6:58 AM
Hi Julian,

So august is your month Yes - thumbs up

(the last treat of this kind dates back 2 years)
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Duels replied on Wed, Aug 18 2021 9:04 AM
CB:

Hi Julian,

So august is your month

(the last treat of this kind dates back 2 years)

Hi CB.

No real reason for this August purchase except this model (with the ice blue face and rubber strap) was only released a couple of weeks ago. Tried it on and had to have it.
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Duels:
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Hi Julian,

 

So august is your month

 

(the last treat of this kind dates back 2 years)

 

 

Hi CB.

 

No real reason for this August purchase except this model (with the ice blue face and rubber strap) was only released a couple of weeks ago. Tried it on and had to have it.

I love it, it suits you.  Love the ice blue.  

I recently purchased a Santos de Cartier Large Model which i love.  It has an easily interchangeable band.  I was deciding on this or the JLC reverso.  

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Duels replied on Wed, Aug 18 2021 3:17 PM
Aussie Michael:

I love it, it suits you. Love the ice blue.

I recently purchased a Santos de Cartier Large Model which i love. It has an easily interchangeable band. I was deciding on this or the JLC reverso.

Thanks Michael.

The Cartier is a beautiful watch. Which particular one did you get colour wise?
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Silver and black

I was going to go all black ADLC

I originally started looking at the Omega Dark Side of the Moon which i love however, the limitation is that you can't read the dial that clearly lol 

Then i went looking at the Reverso and chose the Santos. 

So now with silver and black it's the best of the both worlds. 

But now i still want to get a Reverso lol

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Duels replied on Thu, Aug 19 2021 8:08 AM
I remember you were looking at the omega a while ago. It’s a fine watch but I think you made a good choice.

It looks beautiful. And nice to have the interchangeable straps!
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benoit replied on Thu, Aug 19 2021 2:19 PM

My everyday watch.

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Duels replied on Thu, Aug 19 2021 2:28 PM
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My everyday watch.

Very nice indeed. So if the submariner is everyday, what is for special occasions?
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benoit replied on Thu, Aug 19 2021 2:33 PM

I wear it from city to beach and for special occasions Big Smile

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Duels replied on Thu, Aug 19 2021 5:28 PM
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I wear it from city to beach and for special occasions

Sounds perfect.
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CB replied on Fri, Aug 20 2021 9:44 AM
Inspired by a twin-lens camera : the TACS ATL

https://petapixel.com/2021/08/18/this-watch-was-inspired-by-the-tlr-camera/

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Duels replied on Fri, Aug 20 2021 10:49 AM
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Inspired by a twin-lens camera : the TACS ATL

https://petapixel.com/2021/08/18/this-watch-was-inspired-by-the-tlr-camera/

That’s an absolutely awesome watch. Do you have one ?
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CB replied on Fri, Aug 20 2021 2:17 PM
No, a little too thick for my taste.
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benoit:

I wear it from city to beach and for special occasions

😂

It’s beautiful. I love the green.
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