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SimonMac
3rd December 2012, 08:14
Don't like wearing my "good" watch all the time so looking at getting this:

http://cdn.pocket-lint.com/images/JkpH/citizen-proximity-watch-speaks-iphone-0.jpg

Its an Eco Drive Proximity, a bit gimicky with iPhone connectivity for alerts but think it looks gorgeous!

Cliphead
3rd December 2012, 09:00
I have a Citizen eco-drive Promaster for everyday use and a Breitling Navitimer when I feel like wearing it, it was made the year I was born.

stek
3rd December 2012, 09:01
My iPhone is my watch, not worn one for ages!

MayContainNuts
3rd December 2012, 09:02
Never owned a watch!!! Never have time to buy one!!! :igmc:

stek
3rd December 2012, 09:02
Breitling Navitimer when I feel like wearing it, it was made the year I was born.

Victorian is it?!

VectraMan
3rd December 2012, 09:54
My only watch is a Zeon digital watch I was given for my 13th birthday in 1984. I fear it may be on its last legs; the battery's dead again which seems to be happening a lot more frequently than it used to, the buttons don't work too well, and it's long lost its beep. I'll be quite upset the day it dies completely.:(

Is it weird that I'm far more attached to inanimate objects than people? No? Thought not.

eek
3rd December 2012, 10:09
My only watch is a Zeon digital watch I was given for my 13th birthday in 1984. I fear it may be on its last legs; the battery's dead again which seems to be happening a lot more frequently than it used to, the buttons don't work too well, and it's long lost its beep. I'll be quite upset the day it dies completely.:(

Is it weird that I'm far more attached to inanimate objects than people? No? Thought not.

I'm currently wearing a 1970's omega seamaster. The next watch I buy (well I bought it months ago) will be a Pebble (http://getpebble.com/)

Fandango
3rd December 2012, 10:19
i bought myself one of these earlier in the year. Diesel Super Bad Ass ( i think they're advertising them on the TV at the moment)

http://www.firstclasswatches.co.uk/thumbnails/images/products/product10406-0-3340.jpg.thumb_393x480_499cce8d70545a77ef63f3e78c5 84356.jpg

Its a bit of a monster, but i like it :)

However they suffer a major design flaw with the date/time winder. Everytime you put your hand in your pocket the edge of your pocket catches on the winder and pulls it out therefore stopping the time! Also repeatedly doing this has caused the actual winder nob to come off i've had to send it back to be repaired under warranty already!! My old Uboat had a similarly large adjuster but it was secured by screwing it onto the body of the watch so that this scenariao didn't happen.

Support Monkey
3rd December 2012, 10:26
Pierre Renoir with swiss movement and a Jack Pierre automatic, both Turkish, made in istanbul

The battery one as not dropped a second in 3 years and as long as i wear the automatic its the same

The jeweller said he got them from Istanbul market for £12.50 each :eek:

Scrag Meister
3rd December 2012, 10:40
I have a Citizen Eco-Drive AT Skyhawk.

Solar powered, with automatic time update from the Rugby radio signal so nothing to do.

I recently saw an Omega SeaMaster Chronograph @ just over £5k, but it only lasts 60 hours when fully wound!!!

Notascooby
3rd December 2012, 10:42
I had a great chat with a guy bragging about his Rolex in the bar - I compared it to my timex 50 lap timer Ironman branded watch - mine won hands down.

Water proof, timer, stop watch, light - his heavy and no such features.

I do have a nicer watch <£200 for interviews, functions and looking nice but I very rarely wear it.

In fact, even now my watch is sitting on the desk as it annoys me when typing.
Mine needs to be cheap as I treat everything like shit.

ChrisPackit
3rd December 2012, 10:44
Omega Seamaster bought in Barbados airport in 1999. I think a sundial would be more accurate than this at the moment though, as it needs a new rechargable battery as it only works when I'm wearing it!

VectraMan
3rd December 2012, 10:53
I'll be quite upset the day it dies completely.:(

:(:(:(

Went to see the battery bloke, and he said "it's not the battery mate. It's died". So now I feel depressed.

I guess I need to buy a new one. Maybe if I go hang round some motorway service station car parks somebody will offer to sell me one?

Support Monkey
3rd December 2012, 11:08
My father in law asked me to take his Cartier watch to a watch shop to get a new battery fitted, so i walks into the shop and asks the chap if he could put a battery in and he says "yes no problem",

I then ask how much will that be and he says "about a pound which is as much as you paid for the watch when you got off the boat":laugh

SimonMac
3rd December 2012, 11:15
My father in law asked me to take his Cartier watch to a watch shop to get a new battery fitted, so i walks into the shop and asks the chap if he could put a battery in and he says "yes no problem",

I then ask how much will that be and he says "about a pound which is as much as you paid for the watch when you got off the boat":laugh

Harsh :laugh

My brother and I "bought" my dad a Rolex for £20 outside Harrods about 25 years ago, still works perfectly and even a few of the "good" watch shops couldn't tell the difference

SupremeSpod
3rd December 2012, 11:16
EZ430-Chronos - Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki (http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/EZ430-Chronos)

:bang: :throw:

EternalOptimist
3rd December 2012, 11:26
I haven't worn a watch for over 12 years.
on the rare occasion that I need to know the time, there are plenty of clocks or or other people around to tell me




:rolleyes:

norrahe
3rd December 2012, 11:40
Citizen eco drive +1

Would like a "dress" watch but can think of better things to spend me dosh on.

Lockhouse
3rd December 2012, 11:42
I've got a gold 1967 Breitling Cosmonaute Navitimer 24 hour for best and a 2002 Breitling B1 for everyday.

1967 Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute:
http://images.antiquorum.com/17/medium/106.jpg

2002 Breitling B1:
http://dvciknd2kslsk.cloudfront.net/images/watchfinderimages/Watch/Breitling/B1/A78362_22898.jpg?w=650

d000hg
3rd December 2012, 11:43
Nearly all nice men's watches I see are far to big and bulky for a slim-wristed gentleman like myself. Maybe I should find where rich Asian men buy their watches.

Ketchup
3rd December 2012, 11:45
http://timescircle.ca/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/f9c3de75fec3093d6d54ec8605685886/t/i/timescircle-gc-x72001g1s-001.jpg

Bought with the 4* exchange of clubcard points earned using only tesco petrol stations over a year :)

FiveTimes
3rd December 2012, 11:48
A simple Rotary aquaspeed for every day.

Rotary Gents Rubber Watch AGS00068-W-04 | the Watch Hut (http://www.thewatchhut.co.uk/Rotary-Gents-Rubber-Watch-AGS00068+W+04.html)

I've a couple of mid sized tags and other dress watches but I prefer the aquaspeed.

Bunk
3rd December 2012, 11:52
My main watch is a Rolex GMT Master II (http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watches/gmt-masterii/gmt-master-ii-40mm-steel-m116710ln-0001). Originally planned to get a Submariner but the GMT Master seemed more useful and looks practically identical.

doomage
3rd December 2012, 11:52
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416NpHgfAoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

As worn by:

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/060630/060630_binLaden_vmed.widec.jpg

Ketchup
3rd December 2012, 11:54
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416NpHgfAoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

As worn by:

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/060630/060630_binLaden_vmed.widec.jpg

aka....the Programmers watch

hyperD
3rd December 2012, 12:11
http://www.breitlingsource.com/images/watches/navitimer_world_01.jpg

Breitling Navitimer World - bought it in Aguila.

Pondlife
3rd December 2012, 12:40
Omega Seamaster for everyday

Citizen Eco Drive for hols.

original PM
3rd December 2012, 13:18
I haven't worn a watch for over 12 years.
on the rare occasion that I need to know the time, there are plenty of clocks or or other people around to tell me




:rolleyes:

I'm with you on this one - just try and find somewhere you cannot see the time - and where you do not have your phone with you (which has the time on).

I used to love getting decent/interesting watches but there is just no point when almost everything I look at these days has the time on it.

:frown

gruntling
6th December 2012, 19:37
I've an Omega Seamaster too.

But usually wear a Vostok Komandirskie Russian army watch which keeps great time.

darmstadt
6th December 2012, 19:49
aka....the Programmers watch

Nope, this is:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b5/Cfx400c.JPG/200px-Cfx400c.JPG

Ignis Fatuus
7th December 2012, 07:53
It is curious how watches remain as jewellery when the original reason why they were costly has long gone. It doesn't cost 5k to get a watch that works, it costs 5k for a 5k piece of jewellery. Two questions occur to me:
1. do you buy it because it looks nice, or because it says (perhaps especially to yourself) that you have 5k to spend unnecessarily?
2. if it's because it looks nice, what if it doesn't work? Surely it still looks as nice as it did when it worked?

escapeUK
7th December 2012, 08:16
A Seiko which was a leaving gift from permiedum.

http://www.classybrand.com/watch_photo/Seiko/SNA339.jpg

An Ellesse which I spotted on Ebay for a quarter of its price as its battery was dead.

http://images.esellerpro.com/2152/I/976/7/1400P_Silver.jpg

Always fancied one of those Rado Ceramica watches till a dick at my permie job got one, who had no idea what it was or why it was special. Put me right off getting one.

VectraMan
7th December 2012, 08:39
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416NpHgfAoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I bought the similar, but silver Casio to replace my old old watch for £15, but I don't like it much. It's way too bulky - how can a modern electronic device be bigger and bulkier than the same thing from 28 years ago? The strap feels like it might fall apart any second too. Obviously I didnt' expect a lot for £15, but still.

It seems a decent digital watch is a hard thing to buy.

doomage
7th December 2012, 09:23
I bought the similar, but silver Casio to replace my old old watch for £15, but I don't like it much. It's way too bulky - how can a modern electronic device be bigger and bulkier than the same thing from 28 years ago? The strap feels like it might fall apart any second too. Obviously I didnt' expect a lot for £15, but still.

It seems a decent digital watch is a hard thing to buy.

The black plastic ones are thin and light - I paid £5 for mine. Might go for a Tissot next.

teclo
7th December 2012, 09:57
This is my general day to day watch. Yes, in bright yellow :)
http://www.thewatchfactory.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/449x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/g/-/g-6900a-9dr_1.jpg

This is my fancy interview/going out watch
http://www.thewatchnerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2720-ST-200211.jpg

teclo
7th December 2012, 10:02
But usually wear a Vostok Komandirskie Russian army watch which keeps great time.

I have the Vostok Expedition, a great looking watch but man, I have to keep it in a watch winder all the time to make sure it's charged up..

DS23
7th December 2012, 11:25
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/34038552/watch.JPG

new reflected in the old. it was my fathers watch. it was a gift when he was on holiday in switzerland in 1952. i had it restored and locked away for special occasions but i've been wearing it a lot of lately.

Ignis Fatuus
7th December 2012, 11:36
Today's Dilbert. (http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2012-12-07/)
How apposite.

Scoi
7th December 2012, 12:45
Fossil LED James Bond
Diesel
DKNY
TAG F1
One of those rubber sports ones

SimonMac
17th May 2015, 20:26
Following on from MS's thread, I have had my ete on this for a while, just can't get the guts to click buy

http://dvciknd2kslsk.cloudfront.net/images/watchfinderimages/Watch/Breitling/Super-Avenger/45968-375575030.jpg

Although given I am still waiting for my grandfathers Omega to come back from its, gradually ever increasingly expensive service I might wait a bit longer

woohoo
18th May 2015, 05:43
I'm wearing a Fitbit surge, not as pretty as some of your watches though.

tractor
18th May 2015, 09:00
I have a waterproof, shockproof, fireproof, theft proof Timex....

Now, where did I put it :confused:

mudskipper
18th May 2015, 09:41
Following on from MS's thread, I have had my ete on this for a while, just can't get the guts to click buy

Although given I am still waiting for my grandfathers Omega to come back from its, gradually ever increasingly expensive service I might wait a bit longer

You can pay for your Breitling with Tesco vouchers at Goldsmiths!

Tesco.com - rewards - Unexpected error (http://www.tesco.com/clubcard/deals/product.aspx?R=3389) :laugh

TheFaQQer
18th May 2015, 09:43
You can pay for your Breitling with Tesco vouchers at Goldsmiths!

Tesco.com - rewards (http://www.tesco.com/clubcard/deals/product.aspx?R=3389) :laugh

That's how I bought a watch at one stage :emb