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    Hi all

    Hi all, been lurking for a while and finally bought my first watch. I have been driving the girlfriend nuts showing her watches every other day asking what she thinks so she is delighted I have finally got one! So am I! Think I might have found another addiction...at least it's a healthy one...maybe not on my wallet though.

    Any way here is my first watch - Omega speedmaster broadarrow, sorry can't remember exact model number and the box is in the loft, will get it next time I'm up.












    Will hopefully be on here a lot learning about my new fascination and adding to my collection. Starting with a sub £100 work horse (I'm a helicopter engineer so could do with something durable, accurate and light) any suggestions?

    Also my dream watches (at the moment) would be a Rolex Milgauss GV or Zenith El Primero Striking 10th.

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    Grand Master Daddelvirks's Avatar
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    Welcome from Holland.
    Lovely piece, if it only was the HW version.......................I'd love it even more.

    Daddel.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Greetings from Estonia.
    You have made a good selection after long looking, this broadarrow looks really nice.

    Cheers,
    Priit

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    A big hello. I think your GF is going to have to get used to looking at watches...

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    Hello and welcome, that Omega is a great start, it's downhill from here.

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    You should have run while you still could.... you are now afflicted with the watch hobby. Now comes an overdraft, 0% credit and huge credit card bill. But, you will have even more nice watches to look at

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    Quote Originally Posted by gog5 View Post
    I have been driving the girlfriend nuts showing her watches every other day asking what she thinks
    Don't worry, you'll soon be browsing, buying and selling without her knowledge; such is the grip your new found obsession!

    Nice first watch

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    Re: Hi all

    Welcome to the club, be warned it only gets expensive from here on in.

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    Great Choice. Stunning watch.

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    Thanks for the kind comments

    Just been searching through old topics on watches in vegas, taking in the new year at MGM this year so will be browsing a lot...fingers crossed for a big win so I can treat myself, without the other half knowing of course

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    Hi and welcome, nice Speedmaster.

    Cheers
    Jim

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    Welcome and nice watch !!!

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    That's a great looking watch, enjoy it!

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    Welcome! Great watch especially for a first!

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    Hi and welcome. You need some more watches.

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    Welcome!


    Sub £100 youe hard pressed to beat a decent gshock or a skx007 if mechanical is what you're after

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    Welcome aboard & one of my favourite watches :-)

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    Hello and welcome! Nice watch to start a collection with you've got there. Have fun!

    Regards,
    Al

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    Hi and welcome. Sub £100 would get you a Marathon navigator like this. Very, very light, robust and US airforce issued.

    If you get posting you will soon be on SC and see a few sub £100 watches.


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    Welcome - Impressive first watch.
    Andy

    Wanted - Damasko DA38 or DC80 Green - not the black versions. Bell & Ross BR03-92 Nightlum

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    very nice broadarrow - Enjoy

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    Welcome to the forum .
    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gog5 View Post
    Just been searching through old topics on watches in vegas, taking in the new year at MGM this year so will be browsing a lot...fingers crossed for a big win so I can treat myself, without the other half knowing of course
    I've just come back from Vegas and how I managed to retain my self control in the watch stores I will never know. It may not be a good move to go there with a new obsession and a credit card

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    Welcome on board. That looks like a lovely first choice.

    Sub £100 for the next one.... surely its got to be a G-shock. :)

    Andy

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    Another suggestion for a sub £100 watch other than G-shock is the Timefactors PRS-10 £90 with choice of straps.

    http://www.timefactors.com/precista.htm

    Mine has gained a second in 17 months, therefore inexpensive and accurate.

    Nib

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    Hi gog5, that's a mighty fine Speedy Broad Arrow you've got there

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    Welcome & great choice as a first watch!

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    Hi and welcome nice watch

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    Welcome to the forum and a great first watch!!

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    Welcome to TZ

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, think I'll go for a G-shock

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    Wow, that's not bad for a start!

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    Congratulations, and welcome.

    For the next one - first decide whether you want digital or analogue. For digital, I'd say G-Shock - probably a classic GW-5600J; for analogue, a Seiko diver of some sort, or as Nibby suggests, a Precista PRS-10. Any of these should last for years and take you into and out of all sorts of places, happily.
    Last edited by HappyJack; 6th November 2012 at 10:35.

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