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    New guy

    Hey everyone,

    I'm jeff and I'm new here :D I'll be buying a new watch sometime soon and I intend to make it somewhat of a larger investment. Since I don't know a lot about watches I thought I'd join this forum, so I can inform myself before making a purchase.
    So looking forward to reading you posts!

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    Hey mate, welcome aboard.

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    Hello

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    Any watches in mind btw?

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    Hello, welcome to the forum. You'll find it's a great place to help you on your road to watch fanatic

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    Hi Jeff, welcome to the madness that is TZ-UK.

    I can predict three things...

    1. You'll enjoy yourself
    2. You'll learn a lot
    3. You'll spend more money that you mean to

    We would be interested in what you own now, and everyone here wants photos so be warned. We will all have an opinion on what you might think about buying, as well .

    Enjoy.

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    Welcome jeff, you're going to have fun.

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    Hello and welcome!

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    Welcome to the slippery slope!

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    Hi Jeff and welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealMcCoy View Post
    Hey everyone,

    I'm jeff and I'm new here :D I'll be buying a new watch sometime soon and I intend to make it somewhat of a larger investment. Since I don't know a lot about watches I thought I'd join this forum, so I can inform myself before making a purchase.
    So looking forward to reading you posts!

    I accidentally arrived here a few years ago, looking for Macrame hints and tips. It all went rapidly downhill from there...



    Still, now you're here, there will be no leaving. Ever.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Hi and welcome. Enjoy the forum, they are really friendly and very helpful bunch in this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealMcCoy View Post
    Hey everyone,

    I'm jeff and I'm new here :D I'll be buying a new watch sometime soon and I intend to make it somewhat of a larger investment. Since I don't know a lot about watches I thought I'd join this forum, so I can inform myself before making a purchase.
    So looking forward to reading you posts!
    Welcome jeff, I'm in the same boat, not tha clued up regarding watches though I have owned one or two nice ones, and hoping to learn a lot from the forum, and give something back if possible.

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    Hi Jeff,
    If you want to buy watches you'll have to start with a couple rolex pieces..!

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    Hello and welcome!

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    Welcome to the friendly Forums which will provide you with great advice and opinions.

    You may need deep pockets though once you get interested.

    Buy what you like and can afford and enjoy your purchase(s) evry day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwurliinkomeg View Post
    Welcome to the friendly Forums which will provide you with great advice and opinions.
    until you get to the bear pit that is!!

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    Hi Jeff, welcome to the forum!

    Lincoln's a lovey city! Been there a couple of times.

    My advice is start to scan through posts about all these lovely watches you're going to learn lots about, pick one or two that you think you'd like to own and then...............wait a bit more and continue to look through the posts as other watches are bound to come onto your radar.

    Don't be in too much of a hurry to purchase is what I'm saying

    Enjoy the journey into the wonderful world of watches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by .olli. View Post
    Welcome to the slippery slope!
    ^^^^^^^What he said

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    Hi Jeff welcome to TZ great to have you here.

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    Hi and welcome..... this is a place where you will spend more than you think.... I thought it madness to spend £3k on a watch before I joined TZ.

    The more you have spare the more you will spend.

    Oh btw, before you start a thread asking a question try the search or Google.... the most often asked Q is 'what does WIS stand for?'




    a. watch idiot savent .....sort of meaning someone who spots the watch on a naked girl before seeing the 34dd's

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    Hello and welcome. I hope you enjoy your time here. As others have said, prepare your wallet for a raping! It only took a few weeks from me joining to picking up a new watch.

    P.S. Love the avatar. The odd time I spot R&S while channel surfing it's still as funny as ever!

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    Welcome to the forum Jeff. Currahee!!

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    wow, didn't watch the forum over the weekend and I am suprised about the number of replies, what hospitality :D So thanks for the welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by RAFF View Post
    Any watches in mind btw?
    I have no idea idea so far. I was thinking something fancy, or a military watch maybe, but so far I'm still clueless but I'm sure I'll find plenty of inspiration on here :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealMcCoy View Post
    wow, didn't watch the forum over the weekend and I am suprised about the number of replies, what hospitality :D So thanks for the welcome!



    I have no idea idea so far. I was thinking something fancy, or a military watch maybe, but so far I'm still clueless but I'm sure I'll find plenty of inspiration on here :D

    Had the same sort of idea, been here over a month at least and seen countless watches that I want! Welcome and enjoy!

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    Welcome to the forum, you'll certainly find plenty inspiration and lots of advice here for your nect purchase.

    Just remember that no matter which watch your asking about, there will be a fairly even split of people with positvie things to say about and those who wouldn't wear it if you paid them.....remember to get what YOU like

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    Quote Originally Posted by .olli. View Post
    Welcome to the slippery slope!
    +1

    Welcome! :)

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    Welcome Jeff

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    Welcome to the mad house Jeff.
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    Hiya Jeff.Welcome to TZ
    Last edited by itsgotournameonit; 13th May 2013 at 16:41.

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    Good luck,
    You and your wallet will need it.

    I came here with 3-watches
    And somehow ended up with this lot (plus an orange HMT = 22)


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    Welcome. Like myself only a few short months ago, another lamb to the slaughter!

    An awesome place where you will find a wealth of knowledge and help (the latter often more a case of helping you spend your money!).

    Enjoy!

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    Welcome! I joined a couple of years ago, blew all my spare cash on Sales Corner without really trying and went away again. As others have said, though, you never escape, and I'm back again. I don't have any more cash to spend, but there's so much interesting stuff on this forum - and so many great guys.

    You'll find plenty of good advice on here and - once you've hit 50 posts and can access it - plenty of temptation on Sales Corner...

    Chris



    Quote Originally Posted by Reeny View Post
    Good luck,
    You and your wallet will need it.

    I came here with 3-watches
    And somehow ended up with this lot (plus an orange HMT = 22)

    Does that 3LE have a PVD coating? I like it. Good SOTC photo, which reminds me I must do another one

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    Hi Jeff, welcome to the forum! Enjoy

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    Welcome. You'll find much temptation on here!

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    Hi and welcome to the forum

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    Hi Jeff,

    Nice to see a bit more Lincs representation.

    Regards from sunny Louth,

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    Quote Originally Posted by h780 View Post
    Does that 3LE have a PVD coating? I like it.
    It's one of the original Broadarrow PRS-4.
    As listed on the virtual museum, see the 4th post down.
    The Broadarrow 3's are stainless, the Broadarrow 4's are PVD, the PRS-11's were ETA automatics.
    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...al-Museum-MKII

    Shown here with the modern PRS3, which is 1mm bigger all over.


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    Welcome to the forum, it'll cost you!

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    Welcome on board

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeny View Post
    It's one of the original Broadarrow PRS-4.
    As listed on the virtual museum, see the 4th post down.
    The Broadarrow 3's are stainless, the Broadarrow 4's are PVD, the PRS-11's were ETA automatics.
    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...al-Museum-MKII
    Thanks for that. I'm new to Eddie's watches, so there's some good reading material for me...

    Chris

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    welcome

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    welcome

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    soo, got my first noob question right here :D A friend keeps telling me about Audemars Piguet watches and apperently tries to influence my upcoming purchase. Personally, I have never heard of the brand so I wanted to "run this by" the experts on here; I mean they look nice, but are they recommendable? I should add that my friend is not really an expert...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealMcCoy View Post
    soo, got my first noob question right here :D A friend keeps telling me about Audemars Piguet watches and apperently tries to influence my upcoming purchase. Personally, I have never heard of the brand so I wanted to "run this by" the experts on here; I mean they look nice, but are they recommendable? I should add that my friend is not really an expert...
    They're not my cup of tea personally (or even in my price range...) but they are a very well regarded brand. Plenty of AP Royal Oak lovers about I'm sure.

    And good to have some more Lincolnshire representation on the forum!
    Last edited by Lampoc; 21st May 2013 at 17:27.

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    Welcome Jeff, you're already doomed!

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    Welcome to the forum mate!

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    I've only been here for a couple of days and I am already hearing cries of "Your not still looking at watches!" emanating from the other side of the living room.

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    Hi... Welcome from a fellow newbie... If you're looking at AP watches (not really my taste to be honest), then you've got a few quid to spend... Really take your time as there will much to tempt you... Look through the threads... Google and eBay are great resources for browsing too (even if not purchasing through them)…. You'll be surprised how quickly you pick things up...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deploderer View Post
    I've only been here for a couple of days and I am already hearing cries of "Your not still looking at watches!" emanating from the other side of the living room.
    I hear you on that one... Nothing like a bit of early enthusiasm!

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    hahaha, some of you really seem to have picked up a new addiction on here :D oh well...
    I'm not particularly interested In AP watches I just wanted to get some feedback on my friends recommendation.
    Anyways, I'm still open to any watch, as I don't have high expactactions yet, but I got a feeling that this will change :D
    I guess I will continue browsing and maybe even go to a store and check out some watches
    Also, I have to say that I love this smiley

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