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    Hello from Dorset

    Hi All

    Just signed up, been a member on another site for a long while but wanted to stretch my legs abit.

    Got into watches a few years back and was collecting watches I thought 'looked good' whether that was a £50 Zeon Tech Sulsuno or a more expensive Omega Seamaster.

    Currently I have a few which I dont know how to post pics yet so may post some when I get home.

    Ive just become the owner of a Breitling B1 which is getting my wrist time, I also have an Omega Speedmaster 'not moon watch' and a Seamaster Professional 'bond'.

    I also have the Seiko Orange Monster which I love and I also have the white dial Seiko Landshark?.

    I also have the Titanium Tissot TTouch Expert and the Citizen Eco Drive Grand Complication aswell as a few beaters too.

    I would still like to add a Rolex of some sort to my collection, maybe a GMT and my grail watches are the Speedmaster Moon to mars watch and the Omega Constellation with the real star dust dial.

    Well thats all from me for now :)
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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Any pics of your watches?

    Mark

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    Welcome from Weymouth :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharky View Post
    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Any pics of your watches?

    Mark

    Yes mate, will try and put some up later tonight as currently at work plus I need to read up on how to upload pics on this site.

    Wow Montybaber so close, small world as im in Portland. :)

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    Welcome to the forum .

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    Welcome

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    Hello, and welcome!

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    Keeping it weird!

    I'm a regular visitor, will be in the Cove at the weekend.

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    welcome, sounds like a great collection! prepare to spend more cash though!

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    Hello and welcome.

    Colin from The Watch Forum?

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    Nice to have you on board, welcome to the forum.

    Do post some pics of your watches when you figure it out

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    Welcome from Somerset.

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    Hello and welcome.

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    Dave - Yes mate the same Colin aka Technium from thewatchforum :)

    OK let me try this then. Heres a pic of my Seamaster.



    and here is my most recent purchase which I absolutely love, Breitling B1



    And finally my big Russian Divers watch which is HUGE and very heavy, I only wear this now and again for a laugh but love it.



    Hopefully the pics worked and I will post more pics probably tomorrow.

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    ok heres my Speedmaster 1990 version



    Next up is my Citizen Eco Drive Grand Complication, I purchased this one as I loved the dial and love the non reflective glass, I have to keep touching it to make sure its there.



    Heres my Seiko monster, This is a solid watch and really needs no introduction. Unfortunately I chipped the glass on a wall :(



    Next is my Tissot Touch Expert 2 with Titanium bracelet. I purchased this one because I loved the idea of touch sensitive glass.



    This is one of my unusual watches the Solsuno by Zeon Tech. You tell the time from LEDs which is pretty cool.



    Next is my Yellow faced Movado. I never liked movado with the diamond but I thought this one was nice and the dial is similar to the Omega SMP



    For some reason I cant find the White Seiko Landshark but will post a pic when I do.

    Thats pretty much all of them apart from a hand full of beaters.

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    No comments on the watches :(

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    Welcome and enjoy. A nice collection. How do you operate the compass? Cheers

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    Very nice pics!

    Really liking the Citizen and the Breitling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naesuk View Post
    Welcome and enjoy. A nice collection. How do you operate the compass? Cheers
    Copmpass? You mean on the Tissot? Basically when you choose compass the two hands line up to make a straight line and then hold the watch horizontal and the arrow the hands make points North, apparantly but never used it as a compass

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    Welcome to the forum Colin, from just up the road in Yeovil.
    nice pictures, i used to have an Orange Monster a good value solid watch.

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    Thought so mate, welcome :)

    Funnily enough, I'm just up the road from you in Charmouth, (for a couple of weeks at least!)

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    Hello and welcome, I'm next door in Somerset.

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    Welcome I'm currently working in Weymouth :) lovely and sunny here

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    Welcome from sunny Devon... nice eclectic collection

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    Welcome from not so sunny Wiltshire

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    Cool

    Hi,

    Welcome aboard, I have family in Wimbourne.
    Great part of the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by technium View Post
    Copmpass? You mean on the Tissot? Basically when you choose compass the two hands line up to make a straight line and then hold the watch horizontal and the arrow the hands make points North, apparantly but never used it as a compass
    Thanks, I know how to use a watch as a compass. I just thought it may have had some built in compass as its mentioned on the dial. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naesuk View Post
    Thanks, I know how to use a watch as a compass. I just thought it may have had some built in compass as its mentioned on the dial. Cheers.
    Yes, it actually has an actual compass. Like he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naesuk View Post
    Thanks, I know how to use a watch as a compass. I just thought it may have had some built in compass as its mentioned on the dial. Cheers.
    Yes mate, it has a built in compass, the hands allign and point north and if I rotate the watch the hands will auto rotate back to North, hope that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by technium View Post
    the hands allign and point north and if I rotate the watch the hands will auto rotate back to North, hope that makes sense.
    So it keeps pointing north whichever way you align the watch? Sounds like it could be useful for direction finding. I'd be willing to bet there's some kind of magnetic principle at work here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitfield View Post
    So it keeps pointing north whichever way you align the watch? Sounds like it could be useful for direction finding. I'd be willing to bet there's some kind of magnetic principle at work here.
    Yes mate, you can rotate the watch to whatever direction and the hands will still allign to North. Not sure how accurate it is but still looks good :)

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    Welcome to the Forum!

    Hard to beat the SMP, it's raised a good bit of discussion recently!

    Enjoy,

    YNWA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tetley View Post
    Welcome to the Forum!

    Hard to beat the SMP, it's raised a good bit of discussion recently!

    Enjoy,

    YNWA
    Yeah the SMP was my first serious watch and was my daily wearer until I took delivery of the B1 but its still a cracking watch.

    Ah YNWA, you noticed got that done on holiday in Florida, unfortunately I didnt realise I would have to keep it covered so spent two weeks on holiday out of the sun and out of the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by technium View Post
    Dave - Yes mate the same Colin aka Technium from thewatchforum :)

    OK let me try this then. Heres a pic of my big Russian Divers watch which is HUGE



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    That IS rather large !

    welcome to the forum

    Martyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    That IS rather large !

    welcome to the forum

    Martyn
    Yep its HUGE

    its 58mm in diameter (not including the huge canteen crown which brings the overall width to 74mm!), its 24mm in thickness the lugs are 24mm wide, lug to lug and it weighs 10oz.

    If you wore it for too long your arm becomes like Popeye's

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    And finally my big Russian Divers watch which is HUGE and very heavy, I only wear this now and again for a laugh but love it.



    Hopefully the pics worked and I will post more pics probably tomorrow.[/QUOTE]

    I had a yellow one of these, a real beast, should of had a left crown cap one as it really dug into the back of my hand, but good fun tho.
    Welcome from Exeter by the way

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    Found the Seiko Landshark so heres the pics -



    This one hasnt been worn yet, I got it a few weeks ago but not got round to resizing the strap yet.

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    Another hello from Somerset. Nice collection you have there, haven't seen that Movado before. The Russian diver is a giant of all giants!

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    welcome fella and nice photo's

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    Thanks guys.

    The Movado I think is the 200 Series but the Yellow dial is what made me buy it.

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    Welcome from Poole so not far from you either!

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    It seems much of the forum lives down here, look like a get together could be on the cards

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    Welcome

    Another Dorset-based B-1 owner here...


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    Quote Originally Posted by amnesia View Post
    Welcome

    Another Dorset-based B-1 owner here...

    Stunning watch mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amnesia View Post
    Welcome

    Another Dorset-based B-1 owner here...

    Interesting, can't quite imagine it on the wrist, and chance of a wrist shot?

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    Can i join in? Hi and welcome from the very sunny Devon,Somerset,Dorset border.

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    Was up on the rock last week with my son; we had a great day.

    Like the Movado btw, an unusual beast.

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    Welcome

    Excellent selection you have there

    (Great to have another Reduced owner on board too - strength in numbers and all that )

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    Welcome from The Netherlands, nice collection.
    There's another member on here with a penchant for huge Russian diving watches. I'm sure he'll cross your path soon enough.

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    Thanks guys. Nice to see so many people on this forum from down this way, it is a stunning place to live.

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