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starmir 29.09.2016 13:49

What (Swiss) watch do you wear?
 
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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? :rolleyes:


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

Guest 29.09.2016 13:56

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A Suter Automatic:D gold plated, stainless steel

Priceless 50+year old, heirloom from my beloved grandpa, of a manufacturer in Grenchen (which doesn't exist anymore)

JagWaugh 29.09.2016 14:06

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Despite having spent a fair bit of time collecting and repairing watches I almost never wear one. When I do it is usually a Poljot automatic from the 1950s which I just happen to like more than the others.

roegner 29.09.2016 14:12

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Tag heuer

The_Love_Doctor 29.09.2016 14:14

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A Swatch Irony Chronograph :msnblush:

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Guest 29.09.2016 14:18

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I so wish I still had the Favre-Leuba my dad made me when I was young - but a ********** pretending to want to buy our Mini stole it from our house in the Midlands. I would recognize it anywhere in the world ...and the brand does not exist anymore (Jaeger Lecoultre now). If I could afford it I'd buy one of the great local names which are less famous, like a Nardin. I wear a 10 watch bought on the market in Leicester :(

hannah'sauntie 29.09.2016 14:29

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Not an expensive one, but Swiss all the same, a Mondaine SBB watch.

eyebeebe 29.09.2016 14:31

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What an absolute bullshit article. It's a marketing piece for Eleven James.

From someone who loves watches, the idea that the average hotel receptionist/check in staff etc a) give a damn about watches b) recognise something that isn't a gold Rolex c) can distinguish whether it is real or not d) will treat you different because of it is laughable.

Today I'm wearing a Jaeger Le Coultre Master Geographique. Don't seem to be able to upload a photo :(

bigblue2 29.09.2016 14:33

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Originally Posted by eyebeebe (Post 2665936)
What an absolute bullshit article. It's a marketing piece for Eleven James.

From someone who loves watches, the idea that the average hotel receptionist/check in staff etc a) give a damn about watches b) recognise something that isn't a gold Rolex c) can distinguish whether it is real or not d) will treat you different because of it is laughable.

Today I'm wearing a Jaeger Le Coultre Master Geographique. Don't seem to be able to upload a photo :(


the only people I've ever noticed looking at any watch I wear are
1. Car Dealers
2. Other watch collectors

Tom1234 29.09.2016 14:44

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A 5 CHF Lidl watch (which isn't as waterproof as it claims).

JagWaugh 29.09.2016 14:46

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Originally Posted by eyebeebe (Post 2665936)
What an absolute bullshit article. It's a marketing piece for Eleven James.

Indeed,

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Indeed, one billionaire he came across had brought a watch for 348,054 ($450,000) because of its ability to tell the time in four different time zones at once.
Just how does one become a billionaire without knowing how to add and subtract whole and possibly half hours from the indicated time?

bigblue2 29.09.2016 14:51

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Originally Posted by JagWaugh (Post 2665958)
Just how does one become a billionaire without knowing how to add and subtract whole and possibly half hours from the indicated time?

I give you Donald Trump

eyebeebe 29.09.2016 14:57

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Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 2665965)
I give you Donald Trump

While I appreciate the sentiment, he took his father's multi-billion fortune and has whittled it down. He certainly didn't earn it.

Patsycat 29.09.2016 15:01

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I have a couple of Swatches.

But i wear a 10 quid watch my mother bought me three years ago, at a market in Edinburgh. I haven't checked if it is waterproof.

Still works. Maybe i shall take if for a bath this evening? Nah.

My sister, who is now 62. Got a Timex watch for her 21st. That still works.

The Omega i got for mine - hasn't worked for 20 years. Still looks nice. Perhaps the crocodile strap should be binned...

bigblue2 29.09.2016 15:09

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Originally Posted by eyebeebe (Post 2665971)
While I appreciate the sentiment, he took his father's multi-billion fortune and has whittled it down. He certainly didn't earn it.


article didn't say he was a self made billionaire

bigblue2 29.09.2016 15:10

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Originally Posted by Patsycat (Post 2665975)
My sister, who is now 62. Got a Timex watch for her 21st. That still works.

The Omega i got for mine - hasn't worked for 20 years. Still looks nice. Perhaps the crocodile strap should be binned...

Guess you where your parents favorite then ;)

eyebeebe 29.09.2016 15:17

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Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 2665985)
article didn't say he was a self made billionaire

Jagwaugh did though.

JagWaugh 29.09.2016 15:19

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Originally Posted by eyebeebe (Post 2665994)
Jagwaugh did though.

No I didn't.

(It's a Swiss watch thread, so precision counts.)

pwiese 29.09.2016 15:20

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Originally Posted by eyebeebe (Post 2665936)
Today I'm wearing a Jaeger Le Coultre Master Geographique. Don't seem to be able to upload a photo :(

Thank you just as kudos for the choice of the day

smileygreebins 29.09.2016 15:21

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I have a friend who collects wrist watches avidly - he knows the history of various brands and the technical details of mechanisms etc etc. A real watch guru. We were at dinner one night, and I asked his opinion of a new watch - I could see an advertisement for it reflected in the mirror on the restaurant wall. TOSSIT


He couldn't stop laughing for the next hour and every time I see this brand on anyone's wrist, I cannot help but snigger now as well.


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