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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3105 on: December 01, 2015, 10:47:00 am »
 You did not say No Cheating!


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« Reply #3106 on: December 01, 2015, 10:48:08 am »

Or this. It gets no more accurate than this!


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« Reply #3107 on: December 01, 2015, 11:32:07 am »
I thought that the Spring Drives were a bit worse than quartz movements, something like a couple of seconds a week, rather than per month.

I appreciate the Grand Seiko quartz watches for their insane accuracy. I'm a little tempted by this one.



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« Reply #3108 on: December 01, 2015, 12:31:27 pm »

Or this. It gets no more accurate than this!


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« Reply #3109 on: December 01, 2015, 01:33:56 pm »
I guess you know that because you use your other one to check the accuracy of that one....

That's what @Tempvs uses @madmonday's Timex for. ;D

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« Reply #3110 on: December 01, 2015, 04:32:31 pm »
I'd like to see how the Bulgari wears. It's quite a bit watch, but I'm used to wearing a 44 mm piece on a daily basis, so it might not be a problem.

aBlogToWatch has a piece up about Bremont. @GingerMagician might be interested in reading it.

http://www.ablogtowatch.com/inside-bremonts-british-world-watch-making/
Thanks for the heads-up, @Graeme - will take a look.

I'm not a hugely invested in the Bremont brand per se (though they do make very good watches that are decent value if picked up second hand), it's just that the two I own were the incumbents when I got tired of the constant flipping! 😄
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« Reply #3111 on: December 02, 2015, 12:34:39 pm »

Or this. It gets no more accurate than this!


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« Reply #3112 on: December 03, 2015, 03:10:49 am »
If anyone's interested in avant garde haute horologie, Bulgari still have a few examples of the Gefica in stock.

It comes in two models, the Bi-Retro (on the left), which has a retrograde calendar, and the moonphase / GMT (on the right), which I discussed in the previous post.



Both have a 47mm bronze case, 100 metres water resistance, and a crocodile strap.

The local Bulgari boutique is offering a 15% discount on these without even asking. Given they're a discontinued model for around 2010 or 2011, and obviously didn't sell well (the Bi-Retro was a limited edition of 199), I think that there's scope for them to be a bit lot more generous. ;D

The original Gérald Genta editions of the watch were more adventurous with colour, and there's an Art Deco charm to the numbers. I like the white version, and there's one for sale on Chrono24 at the moment.


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3113 on: December 04, 2015, 08:25:00 am »

In Japan now so this had to be the watch to wear.



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« Reply #3114 on: December 04, 2015, 08:33:49 am »
Yeah, no scheduled flights to space yet......
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3115 on: December 04, 2015, 08:35:49 am »

I've always got a spare with me just in case.


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« Reply #3116 on: December 04, 2015, 10:00:25 am »
Can anyone tell me if Sinn watches have sales of any description (maybe in January)?

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3117 on: December 04, 2015, 10:45:00 am »
never seen that they make a sale, they up adjust prices every Aug.
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« Reply #3118 on: December 04, 2015, 11:26:28 am »
Thanks Rocket mate. Haven't been able to shake the Sinn thing since you introduced me to the make a few years back! I'm thinking of a 104 St Sa I.
Didn't think they would have any sales to be honest. Thanks for the info on price hikes though. A dealer near me told me they'd be going up again in January. August gives me enough time to save :)

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #3119 on: December 04, 2015, 01:21:12 pm »
you are welcome, don't nail me on Aug, that's what they have done in the past, might now a twice a year think, who knows...
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