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Love watches! :) Haven't gotten a new one (except for the Seiko) in a long time now though, but this is my current collection;

 

Seiko Solar Pilot Chronograph

 

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Citizen BL5250-02L

 

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Ticino Big Pilot

 

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Green auto Alpha sub hommage

 

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Casio F-91W

 

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I used to own, and can highly recommend to everyone!, a Orient Blue Mako. These are, as many of you will undoubtedly know, extremely nice divers that are ridiculously cheap and come with nice solid linked bracelets. Lost mine in an unfortunate accident, but might just buy another one some day. Would love to get a G-Shock/Pathfinder once, but am just not that into watches anymore for a while. I'm sure that will return! It's man's only jewel ;)

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^I've seen the Alpha Sub Homage and the Orient Mako in person.  They are really made well and I vouch for them too!  Especially the Mako.

 

(Already have an "okay" MQJ Sub Homage and an Orient...)

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post #6678 of 8330

The Mako; yes. The alpha sub homages; I believe there is some difference between them, not sure. I got the cheapest possible auto i believe, was like 35EUR, not sure. Keeps decent time, but it's things like the bezel which is pretty loose, or hollow end-links, etc. Mako just feels so heavy, well-built :)

post #6679 of 8330

Two additions to my collection.

First an Omega Seamaster from the early 70s. This watch is 38 years old. It was my father's watch and he was wearing it the night of the car accident that killed him. The watch stopped that night and did not work for the next 37 years and 10 months. I tired to get it repaired once about 12 years ago but I was told it could not get repair. I found a similar watch not functioning in ebay and bought it for parts. After a few years I found a person who rebuild it using those parts and then bought a nice Lizard band, a nice butterfly clasp and new glass.

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The second one is an anniversary gift from my wife. It is a Bell & Ross BR 03-94.

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post #6680 of 8330
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The second one is an anniversary gift from my wife. It is a Bell & Ross BR 03-94.

 

Does your wife have a sister? Does generosity run in her family? :D I LOVE THAT B&R!

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Does your wife have a sister? Does generosity run in her family? :D I LOVE THAT B&R!



Sorry, she is the only girl but has 3 brothers if somebody is interested biggrin.gif

 

 

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Two additions to my collection.

First an Omega Seamaster from the early 70s. This watch is 38 years old. It was my father's watch and he was wearing it the night of the car accident that killed him. The watch stopped that night and did not work for the next 37 years and 10 months. I tired to get it repaired once about 12 years ago but I was told it could not get repair. I found a similar watch not functioning in ebay and bought it for parts. After a few years I found a person who rebuild it using those parts and then bought a nice Lizard band, a nice butterfly clasp and new glass.

 

The second one is an anniversary gift from my wife. It is a Bell & Ross BR 03-94.


Sorry to hear about the tragedy of your father. IMO something like this was found in the Titanic when it went down and stopped when it did. Something very similar to that, your watch, is an interesting piece at that but it also must of been a tragic reminder of that day and is why you would like to restore it to remember him.

 

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Sorry to hear about the tragedy of your father. IMO something like this was found in the Titanic when it went down and stopped when it did. Something very similar to that, your watch, is an interesting piece at that but it also must of been a tragic reminder of that day and is why you would like to restore it to remember him.

 


You are correct. More than its commercial value what matters to me is its sentimental value. That is why I was wanting to restore It was a tribute to him and a constant reminder to me. He passed in January 1979. I was 19.

 

 

post #6684 of 8330

Wowzers, BR03 is on my list ever since I saw one in person. Its real sharp. Too bad they cost quite a bit. 

post #6685 of 8330

Hi guys,

 

What site(-s) would you recommend to buy used/new watches ?

 

Thanks!

post #6686 of 8330

Ebay all the way! Check the dealer´s stats or google him (chances are you'll end up on whatchuseek.com), and you'll be fine :) Treasures to be found there!

 

Oh and also bought my Citizen at whatshopUK, no problems whatsoever. http://www.watchshop.com/mens-citizen-perpetual-calendar-titanium-alarm-chronograph-eco-drive-watch-bl5250-02l-p500.html


Edited by bmoorthamers - 1/7/12 at 5:08pm
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I want to "graduate" to timepieces as opposed to "fashion" watches but these are what I currently have - arguably the Tissot is a timepiece w/COSC certs:

 

GSX 501 - Japan only (as far as I know) - I picked up two of these at Best Watch - a multi-story watch store in Shinjuku while I was looking for unique watches that I couldn't get in the states

 

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GSX 901 - another one (actually my first GSX) - it's been around the world w/me more than 12 times and has survived a bar-room/bathroom brawl (was knocked off my wrist and found by Shinjuku police and returned to me)

 

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Tissot T-Race - the missus got it for my birthday - love the look of it (CF face) and made me realize all my watches have the same/similar color scheme... time to change it up!

 

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post #6688 of 8330
http://www.watchseller.com this guy is first class and his prices are fair. bernardwatch is pretty darn good for older watches too.
post #6689 of 8330
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Hi guys,

 

What site(-s) would you recommend to buy used/new watches ?

 

Thanks!



Find a watch that you like and then use this search engine:

 

http://www.elitedealseeker.com/index.cgi?category=watches

 

It scours several forums for sale threads matching your search.

post #6690 of 8330

my daily watch is split between my seiko sumo and suunto elemetum terra.  my pam sits in the safe and comes out for special occasions along with others that don't get much wrist time.

 

but i agree.....watchuseek has a wealth of info.  for finding good deals try watchrecon

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