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Old 29.09.2016, 16:26
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

I just listen for the church bells (or look at my phone).

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Old 29.09.2016, 16:27
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

today I'm wearing

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Old 29.09.2016, 16:55
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(It's a Swiss watch thread, so precision counts.)
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Old 29.09.2016, 16:59
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Old 29.09.2016, 17:11
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

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the only people I've ever noticed looking at any watch I wear are
1. Car Dealers
2. Other watch collectors
If there's a beautiful enamel art on it, I'd look at your watch (I know it's disturbing btw)
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Old 29.09.2016, 17:20
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?



time, date, perhaps an alarm or stopwatch if need be. bombproof.

all i need for 10 bucks, and no unwieldy shit on my wrist.
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

when did casio become swiss? clues in the thread title
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Old 29.09.2016, 17:30
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

parentheses.

"swiss" optional.
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Old 29.09.2016, 18:45
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I just listen for the church bells

Tom
Ths only works in the UK not in CH (honest)
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Old 29.09.2016, 18:47
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parentheses.

"swiss" optional.
And in that spirit, I'm going to say "Pebble". Then I can display any Swiss (or other) watch I feel like.
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Old 29.09.2016, 18:51
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A 5 CHF Lidl watch (which isn't as waterproof as it claims).
I bought my OH a fancy watch for his name day. In turn, he repaired the strap on his 3 Euro watch from the Lidl in Drosia, Athens.

I have several watches but never wear them. Just don't like the feel of wearing one.
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Old 29.09.2016, 18:54
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Ths only works in the UK not in CH (honest)
It works here, and that's all I care about.

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Old 29.09.2016, 20:39
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It works here, and that's all I care about.

Tom
It works here too.

I have a cheap watch for everyday but I sometimes wear my dad's watch which my mum bought for him when they got married in 1958. He rarely wore it but always seemed to know the time somehow.
It's a Swiss watch made by a company in Bienne not far from here and is really very small for a man's watch. It still keeps very good time as long as I don't forget to wind it up.
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Géographique.
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Old 29.09.2016, 23:24
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

a radio controlled Citizen eco-drive.
After years of automatic watches, now went to the other extreme.
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Old 29.09.2016, 23:35
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time, date, perhaps an alarm or stopwatch if need be. bombproof.



all i need for 10 bucks, and no unwieldy shit on my wrist.
I had one about 20 years ago.
It is quite infamous though:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casi...e_in_terrorism
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Old 30.09.2016, 01:56
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

well, that makes sense cause cheap and reliable.

i think of hitchhikers guide ttg

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it's funny because when that was written, i imagine digital watches were actually somewhat futuristic. decades later, i still think they are a pretty neat idea
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

This is where I realise that I'm really not a high maintenance girl.

When in Zürich: Tissot Touch watch (I have a Victorinox and a very simple Rado but never wear them)
When in the mountains: Suunto Traverse
I also have a Rado man's watch for big occasions, but mostly it's decorating the safe.

Husband is the one with the nice stuff.

I like watches, but I like buying hiking and skiing gear more.
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Old 30.09.2016, 09:21
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well, that makes sense cause cheap and reliable.

i think of hitchhikers guide ttg



it's funny because when that was written, i imagine digital watches were actually somewhat futuristic. decades later, i still think they are a pretty neat idea
HG2G was originally broadcast in 1978, as I recall the LED watch was still pretty high tech as was the idea of looping through display values with a single button. LCD watches appeared in the early '70s, when Adams was writing HG2G, so yes they weren't just futuristic but rather cutting edge.

Interestingly it was a Swiss firm (BBC) which supplied the LCD displays for the early Casio digital watches:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_watch#Digital
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Old 30.09.2016, 09:35
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

Breguet Reveil du Tsar today (it's got an alaram on it and i really don't want to be late for appero !)


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