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Old 15th Nov 2007, 03:24
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Dont wear one.
Had a Rolex bout 35 years ago .
Pax in an prang in THE LAND OF THE UNEXPECTED .
I survived.the Rolex was buggered.
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 03:39
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Citizen Eco-Drive Nighthawk. Bought it five years ago when Omega were unable to supply the original design steel bracelet for my Seamaster (with the moon landing engraving on the back).

Fantastic watch, solar powered, so no batteries to exchange. Includes a circular slide rule on the bezel. Plus a function to switch instantly from one time zone to another (only gripe here is that it can't handle these silly countries that are 30 minutes behind/ahead of others).

Also has a well-illuminated dial in the dark.

Best investment ever!
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 05:05
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A Seiko Premier Chronograph. Bought it when my Rolex expired after only 17 years. (and there was I, expecting to be merely looking after it for the next generation...: )

Gains a couple of seconds a week and is on its third battery and strap in 12 years. I particularly liked it because there's a second mini-dial for an (unused) alarm that I could set to UK time. That way I could easily tell where our daughters were before I called them. These days I use SMS before I call, so it doesn't matter.

I also have a super slim gold Raymond Weil for dress occasions. It must keep good time - this Hari Raya I didn't have to reset the time when I put it on for the first time since last year's weddings. I've been scolded for having an alligator skin wrist strap on it, but I can't see the difference between a dead alligator and a dead cow. They're both farm animals...
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 05:21
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So why wimmin always late then? Watches set half hour slow?
No... we've just not yet met a man worth of the effort...

Mine? Warehouse (Similar to Tesco, I guess?) number that has a second hand on it & "minute" increments, bought when I started Navigation, never missed a beat 4 years later.

(tis not very girly tho... )
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 05:40
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A seven year old Casio Illuminator. Shows the time, has an alarm and stopwatch. And backlight. Was a gift for my dad (who used to go swimming those days) from my sister. Turned out he couldn't read the numbers without his glasses so he flicked mine (unbranded but large numbers and distinct pointy hands) and I got this.

Seems to have gained a minute in the last year, but I don't really bother with that. As long as I know the relation between what it's showing and train times, I'm happy...
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 06:06
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Who needs a witch that's accurate to 1sec in a million years?

Harry Potter
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 08:09
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Casio G Shock, around US$50. Accurate, virtually indestructable. If I lose it I'm not crying and no one will cut my arm off for it.
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 08:48
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Mines a Rolex, i'd always wanted one, had some spare cash a few months ago, so I bought one, and wear it all the time.
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 08:56
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My wristwatch is...

Lying in pieces next to me on the desk, where I tried to 'FIX' it...

Whats the point of having jewellers screwdrivers if you don't use them?
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 09:13
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For years I never wore one either, and still don't like any weight on my wrists. I have a Skagen that I got as a long-service award at work, but my main watch is a Swatch "Skyscraping" chronometer, which I bought in Dec 1997 - almost 10 years old.

edit: I'm trying to kick a nasty habit I have: taking my watch off whenever I sit down. I lost another Swatch that way in Dubai, last year - rarer "Goldeneye" "skin chrono". .

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Old 15th Nov 2007, 09:17
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My everyday watch is a Polar S210, which doubles as a heart rate monitor when I'm being sporty.

Somewhere at the back of a drawer I've got an Omega Dynamic which I bought in 1971 for about 40 and wore for about 5 years before giving up on it, it never kept good time and provoked an allergic reaction on my wrist. One of these days I'll get round to selling it, they go for about 500 nowadays.
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 10:56
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When I first started flying lessons in 1978 I was warned not to get a big WATCH.

I decided that I wanted a real watch with at least two time zones - and my wife bought me a Seiko Duo for my 1979 birthday. Simple analogue face with three time zones in a discrete digital display.

Still wear it every day - don't know how many batteries it has had - certainly a few bands and I have had it opened up and cleaned only ONCE.

Keeps great time.
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 11:13
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...Tissot, automatic, leather band, a classic for everyday wear.
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 12:54
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Him-Rolex GMT-Master...never misses a beat...
Me- Rolex Lady Oyster Datejust..absolute crap, loses 10 minutes a day apart from just after a service.....
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 14:05
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The 8 Casio finally gave up the ghost three weeks ago so bought a G Shock for 39 from Amazon (same watch 79 in the local shopping centre).The new watch is solar powered and radio controlled and my grandson thought it was brilliant so i went back on to amazon to buy him one for Christmas.The price had gone up to 69, buggah!!
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 14:46
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TAG Formula 1

Bought from an authorised dealer in Turkey - not some bloke off the beach, and it keeps perfect time. Three years old, never had the back off, never had a battery.

Got the wife one this summer, and the battery died within 5 weeks. Goldsmith's (local TAG dealer) wanted 60 to send it back, so we spent 5.50 to post it ourselves and the battery was done for free.

Goldsmith's - shame on you!!
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 16:09
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Chevrolet (Yes - as in the car).

Always fancied a Breitling - but it'd rank about 255th on my '500 Ways to Blow 3 Grand' list.
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 17:26
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I always wondered...

where the Blue Angels got the idea for that colour scheme. You know, Navy Blue and bright yellow. Well, the other night a Breitling commercial came up on the boob tube and there was my answer! They must have copied it off the Breitling aerobatic team! Jeez!

It sure is a good thing the US government has sovereign immunity or else they could get sued for copyright infringement over something like that.

I wonder if the Breitling guys get to use their bang seats or if those have been deactivated. I know that L39 down in Bavaria that went in had deactivated seats.

Would you rather have a really big watch on your wrist or an ejection seat in your airplane? Answers on a postcard, please....
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 17:36
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Raymond Weil 'Tango'
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 17:44
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My Omega Seamaster Automatic has virtually never left my wrist. Sorry to upstage you Farrell but I got mine for my eighth birthday and that was more than 47 years ago! I got it overhauled once, about 20 years ago and had it adjusted by Omega - well, Swatch actually - in the UK 7 years ago. I seem to remember that it cost 26 new so it's getting close to only ten bob a year! I had to replace the bracelet when it was regulated and the new one was 130 - five times the price of the watch!
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