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Old 19-05-2011, 12:37 AM   #1
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Let's see your watches (posh or otherwise)

Having read nuddas thread about posh pens (sorry to pinch your idea nudda), thought id start one about watches. Anyone wear a posh watch?

I bought my Rolex 'Explorer 2' with some money my father left me when he died. This means I think of him everytime I check the time. But because it has huge sentimental value, im scared im going to scratch it one day.

I even went to Geneva specially to buy it, as Rolex have their own (and only) shop there, as opposed to all other shops just being Rolex dealers/agents. So the watch has a story to it as well. I bought it with the intention of passing it on to my son one day (but not just yet)





Edit 31/1/12 - And heres the watch ive bought myself for my 40th birthday, an Omega Planet Ocean Big Size (wife doesnt know yet!!)..





I think I prefer the look and feel of the Omega, but the Rolex has greater sentimental value to me.

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Old 19-05-2011, 12:48 AM   #2
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Well that's a very nice watch you have there and I think your father would be pleased with your choice and sentiment.

I agree re the heirloom - a nice thing to pass on to your son and a reminder for him of his grandad too.
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This watch is 42 years old and I wear it everyday:

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Old 19-05-2011, 01:19 AM   #4
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That's a lovely watch. A much wiser way to spend cash left to you rather than squandering it on a holiday, clothes, car, or anything which isn't practical to keep for ever, or only lasts for a short time.

A watch is the perfect sentimental piece for a man.

I've just taken an Omega Flightmaster c.911 from my dad at the weekend, but it's in desperate need of a visit to Bienne for restoration.

As a side issue on posh watches, has anyone ever restored an expensive vintage watch?
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Old 19-05-2011, 01:44 AM   #5
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I have....a Casio....



Is that considered posh?

Only £100 but gives you solar power battery, incredible accuracy thanks to radio signals the watch receives constantly.
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Old 19-05-2011, 03:58 AM   #6
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My grandfather knew of my interest in watches, so shortly before he died, when i had gone down to Yorkshire to visit him, he gave me one of these:



A fairly unspectacular watch, which holds relatively no value, its sentimental value to me is great though, and i wear it frequently, not exactly posh though.

after he died however, he had my gran give me a box, inside it were 4 or 5 pocket watches he had collected during his life. all of which were rather interesting. ive still not identified all of them, they have been hidden away in a cupboard and will get passed down to my kids one day, ill need to dig them out and get a couple of pics
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Old 19-05-2011, 07:18 AM   #7
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Be cool to see the pocket watches Mick. Ive just recently purchased a Kenith cole item ( not as posh as Rolex of course ) and is quite a nice item tbh. I did look at more expensive items but that fitted quite nicely.
http://www.watchdepot.co.uk/products/details/21095.html

I had one of these around 6 years ago when things were going exceptionally well
http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/...watch-17680323

Must admit ive had a fascination for a Rolex for some time but never got there yet.
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These two mainly:



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Old 19-05-2011, 08:50 AM   #9
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The missus present for me... I didn't know a lot about watches to be fair.



Think it came from a watch shop in Newcastle metro centre. So after she got me into them I now fancy the phantom version...



As much as I like nice watches, bracelet watches just don't suit me at all.

I'm 25 but look a little younger so it just looks like i'm wearing my dad's watch!
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Wouldn't call mine posh but here it is,split tachy 7 hands etc,



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