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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

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And in that spirit, I'm going to say "Pebble". Then I can display any Swiss (or other) watch I feel like.

a pebble steel is my normal daily watch, love it
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Old 30.09.2016, 09:32
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a pebble steel is my normal daily watch, love it
Timex Ironman - with a half broken strap.
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

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Breguet Reveil du Tsar today (it's got an alaram on it and i really don't want to be late for appero !)
Mine does the same, but charges itself from the ambient light (did I mention it cost me a mere $400):
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Mine does the same, but charges itself from the ambient light (did I mention it cost me a mere $400):
Mine was a present, didn't cost me anything
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Old 30.09.2016, 11:10
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

Not that long after I first arrived I saw an original, running Harwood at a Flea market in Cologne for 50Dm. We perused the rest of the market, but when I went back to the stall about an hour later the watch had sold, for 30.

I regret that to this day.
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Old 30.09.2016, 11:14
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

The real wrist watch tarts are those people who have one of those boxes in which they house all their watches so they perpetually turn to keep them wound up.

So, come on, who's got one (or more) of those?

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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

A couple of years ago I looked at a lot of Swiss dive watches and in the end fell in love with one of the most humble, The Longines Hydroconquest. To me it stood out due to the large numerics on the face, and I find Longines such an elegantly understated (and underrated) brand.

As I understand it the Swatch Group, after acquiring them both, had a choice of making Longines or Omega their premium brand, and in the end they chose Omega. While I fully understand why they did that, it's a shame, as Longines is the oldest registered trademark of all the Swiss watch manufacturers, dating back to 1832. However I don't see too many around, so that is a bonus I guess.

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I quite fancy the Longines Heritage Diver 1967 too... though I wish it had a black bezel option.

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I must admit I am also wary of buying more expensive watches as I go back to the UK often on business, and I don't want to be the target of some mugger looking to make a quick bit of cash on my watch.
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Belgianmum, mine from my Granpa, looks really similar, I just love that style.
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

today a Louis Moinet Meteoris
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...and I find Longines such an elegantly understated (and underrated) brand.
I like their "Grande Classique" slim quartz with non-typical lugs. But I'll sooner pay CHF1k to a charity than for a thing that takes 1/10th of that to manufacture.
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

Am currently wearing one which looks like it could be Swiss, but isn't. Still cost almost a stately CHF 300.- a few years ago, but it was "Water resistant" i.e. not "proof".

Found it again in my bathroom plumbing system (not the WC) during a renovation two years ago, after two years of already wondering where it was.

You can judge me as you like, but it was still in perfect working order and looked as good as new...
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

I wear a simple Tissot which from my son and my husband as a birthday gift so that is the best watch for me ever... I also have one Longines master collection,didn't use much,plan to sell it as well
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I switched to a smartwatch a couple of years ago and would never want to go back to a watch that just told the time, no matter how pretty it was.

I used to have a Mondaine SBB watch but I wore it while supervising swimming lessons and learnt all too late what happens when chlorine meets stainless steel.
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

Different one today.
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

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I used to have a Mondaine SBB watch but I wore it while supervising swimming lessons and learnt all too late what happens when chlorine meets stainless steel.
I used to wear a Rolex Submariner while swimming but the weight of the diamonds pulled me under water
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Old 01.10.2016, 18:02
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

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I switched to a smartwatch a couple of years ago and would never want to go back to a watch that just told the time, no matter how pretty it was.

I used to have a Mondaine SBB watch but I wore it while supervising swimming lessons and learnt all too late what happens when chlorine meets stainless steel.
I really can't be doing with a smart watch - I already have enough devices that rudely bleep at me whenever it, or somebody unworthy, want's my attention. I really don't need another source of impolite disturbance.

I do, however, wear a watch, but I've been a long time fan of Japanese brands such as Seiko, or Citizen. Not expensive, quite nicely designed, and IME totally reliable.

While I understand the fascination with good quality Swiss watches, I'm afraid it's not for me. I'd rather spend a few grand on what is actually useful for me in a multitude of ways, rather than on a single function device. Yes I do understand that a good Swiss watch is an investment, but I've never been particularly investment minded.
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Re: What (Swiss) watch do you wear?

I rarely wear a watch and typically only do so when I am travelling a lot and need to know the time regularly for trains/planes etc. Or if I will be stuck out of civilisation and will not have regular access to power/phone.

For this, I use a Casio watch.
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Not an expensive one, but Swiss all the same, a Mondaine SBB watch.
Same for me. It's kept perfect time for the, almost, ten years that I have had it
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I recently read an article on the Daily Drivel about watch renting... got me thinking about what I wear daily, and then I wondered about EFers...

so.. what gives you the time?


I, for one, am wearing a Baume & Mercier - Hampton model
(and have not been upgraded on a flight in a long while )
a standard CANDINO watch
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