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Lisbonlegend Posted on 06/06/2008 12:36
How Expensive is Your Watch?

And what make is it?

Eidur Posted on 06/06/2008 12:38
How Expensive is Your Watch?

150 -Fossil with a small diamond where 12 o'clock is. present from the mrs

Libbins Posted on 06/06/2008 12:39
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Don't have a watch. Time just slows me down.

chorleyphil Posted on 06/06/2008 12:39
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Tag Heuer cost 700 5 yr ago

onthemap Posted on 06/06/2008 12:39
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Lisbons got a new watch.

captain5 Posted on 06/06/2008 12:40
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I'm guessing it'll be a digital one for ease of use mappy.


laughingboroboy Posted on 06/06/2008 12:40
How Expensive is Your Watch?

250-300ish Nixon

Big_Jacks_Sweater Posted on 06/06/2008 12:40
How Expensive is Your Watch?

150 Guess - but i got it in the States in a sale at one of the retail outlets for $35. Best deal I've ever had !

Pauluka Posted on 06/06/2008 12:40
How Expensive is Your Watch?

A Police one I got for Christmas. No idea how much they are. Probably not that expensive

hewielewie Posted on 06/06/2008 12:40
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Mine is painted on so only the price of a biro

SirLofty Posted on 06/06/2008 12:41
How Expensive is Your Watch?

65 reduced from 130

Make - Guess, king of rectangle and weighs and f**king tonne!

SKEELO Posted on 06/06/2008 12:41
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Casio digi - 4 from Argos, it's mint.

Linny Posted on 06/06/2008 12:46
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Just bought a Police one myself for 35 off Amizon. 85 rrp so not bad.

My main one was a 21st Birthday Present from my parents. Was 300 IIRC.

japsterboro Posted on 06/06/2008 12:46
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Breitling Aerospace limited edition (1 of 50) produced for the RAF Tornado pilots who were part of Op Telic 2003, a operation which was part of the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Was about 1800 if I remember rightly.

jam69 Posted on 06/06/2008 12:47
How Expensive is Your Watch?

another who cares thread

Linny Posted on 06/06/2008 12:47
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Does anyone have a Rolex?

I can't see the fascination with them. The ones i've seen in shop windows are awful.

MarlonD Posted on 06/06/2008 12:47
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Bit underspeced.

SmogOnTheRhine Posted on 06/06/2008 12:48
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Which one ?

Omega Seamaster or Breitling Colt ?

jimmythewondercat Posted on 06/06/2008 12:50
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I invested in a Rolex a few years ago - from what I can see of used prices it has almost entirely held its value. Its a plain metal one and not the solid gold blingy type, and it never keeps the right time.

The old fake I have keeps perfect time. cest la vie!

bEN77 Posted on 06/06/2008 12:51
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have just started wearing my old casio car-racing game watch. it was 8.95 from argos... in 1985. (still got the receipt, it was a big deal for an 8 year old back then)

Get_your_rat_out Posted on 06/06/2008 12:52
How Expensive is Your Watch?

i reckon ponce has a fake gold one

HolgateEnd Posted on 06/06/2008 12:53
How Expensive is Your Watch?

220 - D&G.

somethingtodowithdeath Posted on 06/06/2008 12:53
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Casio 20

North8 Posted on 06/06/2008 12:54
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Rolex Submariner - 2,600

jimmythewondercat Posted on 06/06/2008 12:56
How Expensive is Your Watch?

North8 - when did you pay that? And for what spec?

jam69 Posted on 06/06/2008 12:56
How Expensive is Your Watch?

jimmy if you "invested in a rolex,and its held its value" then thats not an investment is it?

boro_exile Posted on 06/06/2008 12:59
How Expensive is Your Watch?

breitling, but not bragging about cost - it was a gift anyway

jimmythewondercat Posted on 06/06/2008 12:59
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Long term Jam - I needed a watch and most eventually lose value - if I keep this 20 years I reckon it will do ok - more interestingly it appears from North8's post the price they are now is 800 more than when I got it, so all looks rosy come resale time.

It nice to know I have something to flog on a rainy day!

Critical_Bill Posted on 06/06/2008 13:00
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A strange way to pass the time because it's raining, jimmy.

jimmythewondercat Posted on 06/06/2008 13:02
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:-) CriticalB!

McLovin Posted on 06/06/2008 13:05
How Expensive is Your Watch?

i have two and they are both priceless because me ma bought me them!

TeessideSeasider Posted on 06/06/2008 13:07
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Got two smart looking ones a couple of years ago and they are still working fine

Wall Mart in Florida for $9 (4.50)


Piggy Posted on 06/06/2008 13:07
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Rolexes do seem to have gone up a bit lately. I wear a GMT Master II that I bought 6 years ago for 2350. I had a look in a shop window recently and they were selling for about a grand more.

I like watches, I've got a 1968 Omega Chronostop that was brought out for the mexico olympics and a couple of Oris's. Shame I havent got 4 arms.

MsCurly Posted on 06/06/2008 13:10
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My Dad had a Rolex Oyster, which a business client in Dallas gave him many years ago(no, he wasn't JR Ewing).

My Mam is keeping it to give to my son when he's a bit older.

I'm currently wearing a watch that cost me 15 from Avon. [:)]

Tony_Drago Posted on 06/06/2008 13:13
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A kosovan guy I was working for who is a multi-millionare bought a cartier watch worth 10,000 euros and thought it would be wise to walk around Lagos with it on display, naturally he was mugged, quite funny cos he was a bellend.

Boro_Ben Posted on 06/06/2008 13:16
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mine was 5.99 off ebay, and i guarantee its better than everyone elses on here


Link: heres the bad boy

NedKat Posted on 06/06/2008 13:17
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Two Bulova Marine Stars .. MSRP $400 each.
One Invicta Elite .. MSRP $600.
One Lucian Picard .. MSRP $1200.


bringbackredcarpier Posted on 06/06/2008 13:18
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Rolex Submariner, 12 quid.

darlonorth Posted on 06/06/2008 13:19
How Expensive is Your Watch?

The Sun. Free.

North8 Posted on 06/06/2008 13:22
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Got it last november Jimmy.

Rolex Submariner 16610 with date black face and dial, silver strap. No gold on it!!

PumpingGnome Posted on 06/06/2008 13:29
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I got 3 Garrard watches, all ICI long service from dead rellies.

1. 1960 20 years service wrist watch, was my dad's
2. 1967 20 years service wrist watch, was my uncle's
3. 1952 30 years gold pocket watch, was my granddad's

All of them are windy-up (naturally), all work perfectly and keep very good time - I put them right about once a month.

One I'm wearing at the mo is my dad's.

Don't know what they're worth, but probably a few quid, but irrelevant because none of them are for sale either now or, hopefully, in the future, because I've got 3 kids. Which is handy.

Piggy Posted on 06/06/2008 13:33
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My Dad has one of those ICI long service watches. One day, hopefully not for a good few years yet, it will end up as mine. The Rolex will go back in its box from then on.

Bandy Posted on 06/06/2008 13:42
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Armani, 180

Critical_Bill Posted on 06/06/2008 13:45
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Pumping, you should get them valued for insurance pruposes

DuchyBoy Posted on 06/06/2008 13:53
How Expensive is Your Watch?

9.99 from Argos. It's made by Lorus who I suspect are the Alba of the watch world. It has the extras I need though (alarm, light, stopwatch for running) so I don't need owt more fancy.

M

PumpingGnome Posted on 06/06/2008 13:55
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Mr Bill you are indeed correct. I shall be giving it a good seeing to in short order.

jimmythewondercat Posted on 06/06/2008 13:57
How Expensive is Your Watch?

North8 - you have made my day! Its a nice watch and it seems to be appreciating very well!

therearellamashere Posted on 06/06/2008 14:01
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I have 26 watches.

I'm not listing them all, but i work for a company that makes watches so they're mostly free.

North8 Posted on 06/06/2008 14:02
How Expensive is Your Watch?

My pleasure [:D]

Considering there are a lot of fakes of the Submariner about, of which I have one aswell, bought from NYC for about 10, it doesnt seem to be affecting the market for new and second hand ones. You can pick up a 2 year old one for about 2300 ish.

I did get my new one fairly cheaply, the ones off the high street can fetch 3k brand new.

SalfordJim Posted on 06/06/2008 14:02
How Expensive is Your Watch?

watches are teh only thing ( apart from my wedding ring ) that I wear ...

for everyday I have a Longines ....cost a little over 300

for sporting activities i have a chunky Suunto T4

but my little piece of luxury is a hand me down ... a 1957 Patek Philppe... and I aint telling you how much it is valued at

Lisbonlegend Posted on 06/06/2008 14:03
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Which watch company?

scare_glow Posted on 06/06/2008 14:03
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"My watch has so many jewels in it, the hands can't move"

"You see that Bentley out there, that's a Bentley Mark-12. They gave one to me, one to Steven Speilberg, and then they shot the guy who made it."

therearellamashere Posted on 06/06/2008 14:06
How Expensive is Your Watch?

That would be telling Lisbon.

we're not specifically a watch brand, we do other things too.

Dribble Posted on 06/06/2008 14:11
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I have 3 gucci watches the oldest I`ve had for 21yrs along with a Paul Smith and Armani
Almost bought an Omeaga on holiday and regret that I didn`t even though it would have cost $5000 still a lot cheaper than here

Lisbonlegend Posted on 06/06/2008 14:12
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I see, like home security for instance?

therearellamashere Posted on 06/06/2008 14:15
How Expensive is Your Watch?

monkey!
Clothing, footwear, flip flops and other such things that the people of teesside have missed thus far.

little outdoor(ish) brand

Lisbonlegend Posted on 06/06/2008 14:16
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Quicksilver?

therearellamashere Posted on 06/06/2008 14:19
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Aye, that sort of thing.


no 'c 'in Quiksilver by the way.

NedKat Posted on 06/06/2008 14:20
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I'd love a big Rolex, something I've always wanted, and never had. But, everytime I get to a stage where I say to meself, "Go, go and get one, you deserve it" .. I talk meself out of it and buy the missus another piece of jewelry ..

Then again, I also like the watches I've got, and they all keep very good time.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 06/06/2008 14:20
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Mambo?

Lefty Posted on 06/06/2008 14:22
How Expensive is Your Watch?

A plain black plastic Swatch. Cost about 35 I think.

Due to my habit of forgetting to take my watches off when I have a shower, plus metal watches give me a rash.

bighorace Posted on 06/06/2008 14:22
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Re: Rolexs. Anything less than a Daytona (which start at about 5,500, if you can find someone to take your order) and you're wasting your money. Maybe a submariner at a push, but seadwellers ?
10 a penny.

heres mine. 46.


Link: whose the leader of the club....

therearellamashere Posted on 06/06/2008 14:22
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Mambo? F*** off!
Mike Ashley pretty much owns that now in the UK, if only because he owns Blacks who bought the distribution.

i'm not telling you anyway.

super_nanny Posted on 06/06/2008 14:24
How Expensive is Your Watch?

i dont wear one but last one i bought was for a child i was nannying for, it was a Dora the Explorer watch with a bright orange strap 7 pounds from amazon.

Boro_NZ Posted on 06/06/2008 14:24
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Seiko kinetic cost 200 quid 6 years ago

kernaghanscodpiece Posted on 06/06/2008 14:24
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I don't wear a watch, I've got a mobile phone with the time on it.

Frees up all that money to spend on other things!

therearellamashere Posted on 06/06/2008 14:38
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Therein lies a problem Kernaghan! watch sales are 50% down against 10 years ago, especially the cheaper end of the market. Kids down't wear watches any more.

mickbrown Posted on 06/06/2008 14:41
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Got a 20 year old Tag something or other.

Never wear it. I don't need one.

Get up when the little bugger in ther next bedroom starts shouting for their breakfast, sit in front of a computer all day with a clock in the corner and go to bed when there's nowt on telly.


Mr_Middlesbrough Posted on 06/06/2008 14:49
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Good website for retro watches


Link: I like

skiprat Posted on 06/06/2008 14:49
How Expensive is Your Watch?

200 - Nixon Rotolog all black with silver trim.

Wish I had 2k I could spend on a watch.

http://uk.nixonnow.com/watches/mens/the-rotolog-A028.html

bigdave85 Posted on 06/06/2008 15:11
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Tag Carrera

1595


Link not working: http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product.asp?cid=1&pid=4133


Link:

jimmythewondercat Posted on 06/06/2008 15:31
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mick - it sounds a sweet life!

big horace - there seems to be a good market in used rolexes whatever type they are - submariners are particularly good as rolex restrict the supply hence the rarity.

nedkat - get a used submariner mate - it wont lose any value!

MODerimus Posted on 06/06/2008 15:36
How Expensive is Your Watch?

900

Flat mate bought an Omega off ebay for 80, was not convinced it was real so sold it to me for 40, took it down the shop and it is, result I have a nice watch and a pis5ed off flatmate.

mickbrown Posted on 06/06/2008 15:39
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Ned IS a used submariner.

jimmythewondercat Posted on 06/06/2008 15:41
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I thought I remembered that from somewhere....!

bigdave85 Posted on 06/06/2008 15:42
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Wouldn't have a Rolex. Too many fakes about.

neilg Posted on 06/06/2008 15:44
How Expensive is Your Watch?

M.O.D. G10 issue - worth about 250. trouble is i couldnt convince the clour and blag one when i left.

Hercules Posted on 06/06/2008 15:44
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The only people who wear watches are geeks or show offs.

Fair play to the show offs who can afford to wear a watch worth XXXX but why wear a 30 watch? It just shows people you are

a) a geek

and

b) cheap.

Move into the age of technology. Use your mobile.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 06/06/2008 15:46
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Hercules, I'd feel naked without a watch. What could I replace the wrist action with, a sweatband?

Holgateoldskool Posted on 06/06/2008 15:52
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Pierre Cardin during the day -100 ish and another make night time - can't remember the name (Christopher something-is it Cole???) 120 ish.

Kevin_Bacon_Butties Posted on 06/06/2008 16:03
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You make a valid point Hercules, but this board wouldn't be what it is if it didn't have the insecure, low-life braggarts desperate for oneupmanship with their veiled challenges of who has the best and most expensive house/job/wife/car/watch/TV/underpants.

On the subject of watches, anyone that wears one that has a face larger than the width of their wrist and features diamonds deserves to be robbed and bummed.

jimmythewondercat Posted on 06/06/2008 16:07
How Expensive is Your Watch?

And for a Board to properly thrive it needs K_B-B style comments about people - this thread is a discussion on watches with a bit of banter, and has so far managed to avoid too much bragging or chippiness....until now.

A tonne thread beckons!

LemmyKilmister Posted on 06/06/2008 16:23
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Got about eight watches.
Got a cheap Casio for work, which alternates with my CWC G10. Got a Lorus Sub-a-like.
The one I wear most is a Russian Vostok automatic. Nice and quirky and keeps excellent time. Cost 40. Going to get an Orient Blue Mako next.

Ned - those Bulova Marine Stars are nice tick-tocks mate.


Anyone got a COMEX???

appleheadalves Posted on 06/06/2008 16:25
How Expensive is Your Watch?

teed baker - 95

bigdave85 Posted on 06/06/2008 16:25
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I sense Kevin_Bacon is a bit jealous because he can't afford one on his benefits.

axel1974 Posted on 06/06/2008 16:28
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Rolex from Thailand... 35 quid excellent copy. None of this cheap rubbish. I would rather poke my eyeballs out than pay silly money for one though

teesste Posted on 06/06/2008 16:28
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I have a Tag Heuer Kirium watch.. Bought it in Barbados when on honeymoon 3 yrs ago for 800... The same watch costs 1500 over here!!

Wouldn't normally spend so much on that type of thing but was kind of a honeymoon pressie.. (wife got a D&G watch too!)

Kevin_Bacon_Butties Posted on 06/06/2008 16:37
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"I sense Kevin_Bacon is a bit jealous because he can't afford one on his benefits."

Ooooooo! I fancy you like, wanna meet up for a bit of bumming, m'dear?

number9 Posted on 06/06/2008 16:39
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Casio

199 from the market 15yrs ago


Opss got the decimal place wrong should read 1.99

bigdave85 Posted on 06/06/2008 16:40
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Good one....

BLUNT_69 Posted on 06/06/2008 16:43
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Breil - 225 quid

3yrs and its never lost 1 second

number9 Posted on 06/06/2008 16:43
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axel1974 you paid 35 for a fake Rolex in Thailand!

You have too much money or your negotitation skills are well CRAP.

Brought one back, rolex, for a mates son paid 7 and it STILL works 1yr later!

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 06/06/2008 16:53
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amadeus 1,500 bargain..

number4 Posted on 06/06/2008 19:00
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i don't understand why people buy the cheap crap watches churned out by the likes of armani and D&G. those companies are clothing designers, if i want a quality timepiece i buy from a recognised watchmaker be it seiko or rolex or whatever not a watch made by some crappy clothing label.

for the record i have a nike sports watch for day to day use/running and an exquisite IWC portuguese chrono automatic which is nice.

Sniper Posted on 06/06/2008 19:06
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Number4, the IWC's are truly gorgeous, always liked the Doppelchronograph,
Ive got, Oris Regulator, Breitling Superocean Proffesional, Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch and my everyday work watch Citizen eco-drive Cal 2100.

borobuddah Posted on 06/06/2008 19:10
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Are you from the insurance?

number4 Posted on 06/06/2008 19:13
How Expensive is Your Watch?

thanks, i just wish i could justify buying another one or two. you've some nice timepieces there yourself.

i think every man who can afford a decent watch should invest in one, they last a lifetime and distinguish you from the riff raff as a man of taste and an indicator of social status.

knoworrameanlike.

mat_evans Posted on 06/06/2008 19:21
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I have a Raymond Weil, but it's pretty vulgar stating how much your watch costs.

Sniper Posted on 06/06/2008 19:22
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Number4, really fancy the Breitling Cosmonaute, 24hrs on the watch face but cant justify it. I only like Auto's and handwounds and then they can be handed down to my kids and there will always be a craftsman that can mend watches. A nice watch is always noticed.

Kevin_Bacon_Butties Posted on 06/06/2008 19:24
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How many arms have you got Sniper? [:D]

"i think every man who can afford a decent watch should invest in one, they last a lifetime and distinguish you from the riff raff as a man of taste and an indicator of social status."

Yeah, all those footballers with Jacob & Co. and Patek Philippe & Co. watches are real refined gentleman aren't they?

Sniper Posted on 06/06/2008 19:27
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KBB, i got a payout 10 yrs ago ish, the then GF thought she was getting a kitchen but i brought 3 watches instead. She wasnt impressed,lol

ridsdale Posted on 06/06/2008 19:29
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Why would anybody buy a mechanical watch when quartz ones are so much better?

QuahogBoro Posted on 06/06/2008 19:33
How Expensive is Your Watch?

An A. Lange & Shne Swiss 1815 Flyback Chronograph Watch

Sniper Posted on 06/06/2008 19:33
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Rids, of course your correct, a quartz watch is far more accurate but in time as battery technology progresses will you still be able to get batterys for the 1000 Tag or whatever. Also its personal choice where a mechanical watch is a fine piece of engineering and to see the innards working (most Oris watches have glass backs) adds to the watch.

ridsdale Posted on 06/06/2008 19:38
How Expensive is Your Watch?

You can just buy a new quartz watch when the battery goes.

As goes for watching the mechanism, I don't drive the car with the bonnet open looking at the engine.

Sniper Posted on 06/06/2008 19:41
How Expensive is Your Watch?

True, just like watches mate

Kevin_Bacon_Butties Posted on 06/06/2008 19:43
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Hahahah!

Vosene Posted on 06/06/2008 20:11
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As someone mentioned earlier,'the threads managed to not involve bragging' which i believe it has, it seems there is some genuine watch lovers out there,so ill break my ususal rules for these type of threads and have my 2 pennys worth
Ive always had a bit of a thing for watches.
I still got a old rotary titanium i bought when 16 with my first series of wages, looks a bit tacky now mind, it was 1987 mind and i bought it from ratners:D
Also got a nice seiko army style watch. just basic with green fabric strap, wife bought it.
but my fav is my seiko sportura kinetic, i bought out of the money my dad left me when he died. lovely piece of engineering, he would have loved it, you dont see many about, and this model is bit better looking than tags i think


Link: silver version of this, take a peek

ridsdale Posted on 06/06/2008 20:18
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I bought a Sekonda chronograph in a sale for 28.00 a few years ago.

Good watch, I just don't have a clue what those other dials do other than whizz round when I press the buttons.

bblf Posted on 06/06/2008 20:25
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Omgea Seamaster automatic. Bought by my dad in 1968 and passed to me when he died. Was an expensive watch at the time. I typed the serial number into the Omega site and it gave me the purchase History. My Dad bought it in Tripoli (Libyia),gave the street name ,shop and proprietor of the shop where he bought it and when.

collo1875 Posted on 06/06/2008 20:30
How Expensive is Your Watch?

SWATCH WATCH
Plain as you like, nothing to fancy but i cant wear metal on my wrist as it will go spotty
only good thing is the actual watch is the same thickness as the strap 3mm, and waterproof

heaton_mersey_boro Posted on 06/06/2008 20:50
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Everyday, Lacoste 70 ish

Also have an Armani, about 300.

Both scratched and scuffed to f*ck so paying decent money for a watch would be a complete waste of time for me.

Kevin_Bacon_Butties Posted on 06/06/2008 20:54
How Expensive is Your Watch?

"As someone mentioned earlier,'the threads managed to not involve bragging' which i believe it has,"

The very thread title invites people to brag, how can you say otherwise?

ridsdale Posted on 06/06/2008 20:59
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It's not as if it said how GOOD is your watch.

So it does invite bragging.

Anyone interested in the mechanics etc. would be wiser to invest in some of the older watches. They really will gain in value.

Vosene Posted on 06/06/2008 21:23
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In the whole most posts don't appear braggy, watches are one of those things you can talk about, including its cost without being vulgar, some people come across them through family or whatever, and most expensive ones listed above have sentimental value attached.
I personly aint spent mmore than 100 quid of my own in my life time on watches, i aint got the money, i got it when my dad died, I wanted something to remember him by, not leaving the cash in the bank and end up wasting it on ntl+leccy bills.

boro_millwall Posted on 06/06/2008 21:36
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Limited edition ralf schumacher, automatic, chronometer, omega speedmaster

ridsdale Posted on 06/06/2008 21:52
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I am old enough to remember that getting your first watch was a big deal, and a decent watch was a 21st birthday present.

Amazes me that a lot of kids aren't even bothered to wear one.
To have a good watch meant a good job. And they got passed down the family just as some on here have said.

Most watches lost or gained about five minutes a day until that time you overwound it and then it never worked again!

Now a lot see a decent watch as a vulgar status symbol.

How times change!

boro_millwall Posted on 06/06/2008 21:58
How Expensive is Your Watch?

treated myself to a F1 Tag for my 21st, that was a long time a go!!!

GGGG Posted on 06/06/2008 22:05
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I just use my mobile for time dont wear a watch i always have my mobile on me so no need for a watch

Kevin_Bacon_Butties Posted on 06/06/2008 22:10
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"Now a lot see a decent watch as a vulgar status symbol."

I couldn't agree more, it seems the vacuous and image-obsessed of this world seem to deem the big and shinier the better. These Big Ben-faced, diamond-encrusted "bling" pieces of S*** that are around are absolutely repulsive.

boro_millwall Posted on 06/06/2008 22:18
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agree bacon buttie, but a quality swiss time piece looks very good, not a an MTV rappers lookalike though!

ridsdale Posted on 06/06/2008 22:18
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I can understand anyone paying good money for a watch from a real watch company like Omega, Breitling and so on.

I just can't get this thing about those S***ty designer label DKNY and so on who are not watch makers.

Kevin_Bacon_Butties Posted on 06/06/2008 22:23
How Expensive is Your Watch?

It's to appeal to brand whores.

boro_millwall Posted on 06/06/2008 22:26
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DKNY watches that are sold in europe are made in 'Birmingham'

Piggy Posted on 06/06/2008 22:40
How Expensive is Your Watch?

This is one of mine, I rarely wear it these days, but I reckon it looks pretty cool. Wasted on me of course.


Link: Ideal for boiling eggs...

boro_millwall Posted on 06/06/2008 22:56
How Expensive is Your Watch?

this is mine


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AfonsoAlvesAnonymous Posted on 06/06/2008 23:24
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Think mine is about 50 not really sure because got it as a Christmas present. Got a pretty bad track record with watches though, always seem to scratch them, break them or lose them. Don't reckon they're worth the money unless you're minted or extremely cautious (or at least not a clumsy F***er like me!)

Smogmeister61 Posted on 07/06/2008 00:45
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Rolex submariner...type 16618.
Bought it cos I'd always wanted one so saved up for it.
(Costs a bomb for insurance though)

onthemap Posted on 07/06/2008 01:09
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Seamaster, it's the only one really. Apart from WW1 pocket watches (Rudyard Kipling types) ther#s nothing that much takes my fancy, the Breitling where the chopper picks you up if you pull the pin is tempting, but I'd be paying the coastguard a fortune when I was P***ed and needed a lift.

castlewood Posted on 07/06/2008 10:54
How Expensive is Your Watch?

175 is my most expensive watch.its a seiko kinetic.i have about 15 different watches as i collect them.

paulsugruessockwasher Posted on 07/06/2008 12:17
How Expensive is Your Watch?

5 Euro's from Benidorm Chinese shop, keeps marvellous time.

billyashcroft Posted on 07/06/2008 17:32
How Expensive is Your Watch?

25
argos

fred bennett ...never heard of the make.

cheap! but somehow looks at least 29.99

ajay87 Posted on 07/06/2008 17:35
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Guess, 115.

Can't fault it. Interchangeable straps (brown leather, or just the normal silver band)

Stabilo_Boss Posted on 07/06/2008 17:47
How Expensive is Your Watch?

I did have a rolex but I was out last week drinking, dancing and bubbling (the usual). Next thing I know some girl is wearing it. I hardly even knew her either.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 09/06/2008 11:37
How Expensive is Your Watch?

So what timepiece should I buy then?

Libbins Posted on 09/06/2008 11:51
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Lisbon, you get one of these retro delights


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Lisbonlegend Posted on 09/06/2008 11:57
How Expensive is Your Watch?

Out of my price range that, Libbins.