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Postby Super-Jank » 12 Aug 2017, 13:43

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do you wear one?

is it nice?
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Re: watches

Postby Jeemo » 12 Aug 2017, 13:50

no broke a few years just use my phone for the time
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Postby Jimbo » 12 Aug 2017, 13:56

Got me a Timex with Indiglo! Know how those radiated hands fade after a few minutes of dark? Now I can wake at any time of night and know the time. And date!
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Postby nev harp » 12 Aug 2017, 14:05

I do!

It is!
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Re: watches

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 12 Aug 2017, 14:05

Me in 1977:

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Me in 2017:

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Re: watches

Postby Fonz » 12 Aug 2017, 17:34

Have one. Reasonable timepiece. Citizen Eco-something.

Don't wear it Can't at work. Forget at other times.

An anachronism (yuk yuk!) when I always have a phone on me...that can do so much more than tell the time!

I stopped wearing one during the upswing of a depressed phase of my life-I figured i'd try and lead a life that wasn't entirely governed by 'time'.
It was empowering, and I wasn't late often.
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Re: watches

Postby Neige » 12 Aug 2017, 18:15

Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:Me in 2017:

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Hey, that's the design of the Swiss railway station clocks. A real classic!


I hate the idea of anything tight on my wrists, so I had a pocket watch for a while - but I always forgot to rewind it.
For several years now, my smartphone is quite enough.

I do like the idea of the qlocktwo watch.

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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 12 Aug 2017, 18:45

^^ Odd, but somehow beautiful in its own way, Neige.
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Postby yomptepi » 13 Aug 2017, 10:57

I don't wear a watch, but I have these. i did have a nice de mob Vertex, but I gave it to a friend who collects them.

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Re: watches

Postby Nikki Gradual » 13 Aug 2017, 13:21

Doesn't seem that long since the last watch thread. Anyway, I have a few. Used to have quite a few (nearly all Longines), but sold most to buy my wife's wedding ring. So, I currently have these:

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And this is what I use to tell the time:

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Postby Jeemo » 13 Aug 2017, 13:36

I have a Red Army pocket watch somewhere. Not totally sure if it's genuine. My brother got it for me on his travels.
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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 13 Aug 2017, 13:43

Jeemo wrote:I have a Red Army pocket watch somewhere. Not totally sure if it's genuine. My brother got it for me on his travels.


This?

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I'd not open it if I were you, those Russkis were cunning:

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Re: watches

Postby Jeemo » 13 Aug 2017, 14:13

not quite that one but similar
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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 13 Aug 2017, 14:32

Jeemo wrote:not quite that one but similar


Ah... rather special. I was surprised when Googling on it... an artefact of a bygone era.
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Re: watches

Postby Positive Passion » 13 Aug 2017, 15:24

Neige wrote:
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I can relate to tense o'clock.

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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 13 Aug 2017, 16:37

Positive Passion wrote:
Neige wrote:
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I can relate to tense o'clock.


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Postby Copehead » 14 Aug 2017, 07:56

Still the same 1974 R0I@x D@t@ju5t with the mat gold face that I have had for nearly 13 years
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Re: watches

Postby Darkness_Fish » 14 Aug 2017, 09:25

I think I found pictures to use in the last watch thread, but I have a few watches in the fairly cheap £100-£300 bracket. Currently wearing a quite plain Rotary with a white face (yes, both me and the watch), with gold trim and black roman digits. Had it about 20 years, so can't find an image. Looks a lot like a watch, if you're having trouble picturing it from the description.
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Postby Neige » 14 Aug 2017, 10:51

Copehead wrote:Still the same 1974 R0I@x D@t@ju5t with the mat gold face that I have had for nearly 13 years
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same thing just happened to me... :evil:

Guess this is the only way to write what I want to say:

It's ironic that I never wear a wristwatch - I was born and grew up in the Swiss town that is home to R@lex, Omeg@ and Sw@tch :P
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