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Thread: Cool or not? Opinions please

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    Cool or not? Opinions please

    I have the urge for a 70's retro watch and saw this on ebay:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1721978063...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    Now in my little head I think it's quite nice, but showed my wife and she gave me her "WTF?" look so am I just mad or is it cool?

    It's not the small version, but appears to be the full size at 38mm not inc crown and 40mm with crown

    Looks to be in great condition with no plate wear

    Opinions sought!

    Thanks in advance

    Mark

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    I think more watch could be had for the money. Looks a bit 70's pimpin. But if you like it why not

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    I'd side with the wife, but as previously said, if you like it why not!


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    It's certainly 'of it's time' and is a more interesting choice than the sort of thing most people choose to wear. May be slow to move on if you're a serial flipper.

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    I think it's cool. Looks to be in really good nick too. And doesn't it have a high beat movement?

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    It is definitely of its time and looks like it. Having said that, if you like it I wouldn't let the opinion of your wife prevent you from buying it and wearing it in the most prominent position possible, every day and drawing people's attention to it in every social gathering you both attend.

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    Thanks for the responses so far.

    Poll now added!

    Mark

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    Yellow gold is always cool.

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    Can't say it butters my parsnips but each to their own. Maybe on a nice simple leather strap, at a push, but that bracelet is OTT.

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    I'm siding with the wife on this one
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Lots of 70's cool watches, but that most certainly is NOT one of them...

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    My main area of concern would be around the condition of the plating. I've no personal experience of plated NSA bracelets but there is quite a lot of wear on the inside of the band and given that it is in all likelihood original to the watch I'd be worried about how much plating is left on the case itself and particularly as it looks rather polished.

    I quite like 70s watches with TV dials and I believe Favre Leuba are vastly under-rated but I'd wait for one in stainless steel. With that in mind I might also extend my search out to include Rado.

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    No its not cool.

    Mind you, you could complete the whole pensioner look and get some polyester trousers that go up to your armpits and a green cardigan to go with it.

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    Come on Mark, you know it's cool.
    It is very 70s (fulfills your brief), has a fast beat movement and a genuine NSA folded link bracelet of high quality and frosted centre links.
    What is more it still retains the original crown.
    I personally think this is wirth all of the asking price, but he is inviting offers, so it could be even better value.
    Here is a watch spot article on what I suspect is the same movement - looks good.

    Dave

    ps - whether or not you will wear it is a different question altogether

    pps - edit - there is also an SS one out there for sale in Slough which does look even cooler..........
    Last edited by sweets; 27th May 2016 at 08:59.

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    Cool

    I would happily wear it

    Remember, its hip to be square

    (And theres nothing wrong with polyester trousers either even ones with elasticated waist bands)

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    I think you'd have to see it in real life and on the wrist, I've owned a couple of vintage FL and Rado's, they look iffy in pictures but wear well and look good on the wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    pps - edit - there is also an SS one out there for sale in Slough which does look even cooler..........
    Thanks Dave, I did see the SS one, but it appears to be slightly smaller and I did want the full size

    Mark

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    I see no problem, as long as you dress appropriately when wearing it..........




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    Not to my taste, but if you like it then go for it!

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    It's not quite bonkers enough to be 70s cool in my opinion.
    It's just sort of dated looking. (Sorry M)

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    I see no problem, as long as you dress appropriately when wearing it..........



    How the hell did you get hold of that picture of me from the 70s, you been going through my family album

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    Its horrid, but being considered 'cool' or not by anyone else is irrelevant. If you like it, buy it and enjoy it! (Just don't ask us to congratulate you on your purchase!)

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    This watch suits a really hairy wrist.

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    It's beautiful, bracelet & all. A very well designed watch. Good price too and if he accepts an offer below asking even better

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    Not very cool, something that has not aged well with time in my personal opinion

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    That watch was never cool.

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    Pretty cool!

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    If you're the type of man that drives a pink Caddy Eldorado whilst listening to Curtis Mayfield on your 8 Track, yes it's super cool

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    I think it's cool.














    If your are going to 70s theme party :)

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    Belphing!

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    Not my bag. ...but that shouldn't influence your decision

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    Hi there, it's difficult to see the proportions of the case on the photos. When I read your thread I was expecting some monstrosity from the 70s but when I opened the link I thought that's quite a nice looking watch so I say go for it (at the risk of getting flamed by your missus) :-)

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    If you want 70's cool, I would head in this direction.....but then I am biased as I used to collect these!

    Mike











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    It's cool Mark.

    I had the steel Searaider many moons ago, a pretty large watch.

    The high frequency movement just adds to the cool factor.
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    Sorry mate, I'm in the 'not cool' camp on this one.

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    If you like it buy it

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    The Rado's look cool, the other you mentioned.....Not so much !

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    Cool, depending on your style and if you wear it with confidence.

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    Very cool!

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    Now that is cool


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    Go for it if you like it. My (non WIS) friends loved this gold Omega that I used to own (or they took the p**s out of me behind my back).


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    Hahaha that is such a Mark watch!

    You'll buy it, barely wear it then get stuck with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizz View Post
    Now that is cool

    Nice bracelet

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    Sorry, not remotely cool.

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    Not for me...

    But then, I'm not the one thinking of buying it. If you like it go for it.

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    Agree, not for me but if you like it who cares what anyone else thinks


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    Not cool, IMO (not my taste) but then if you like it, then rock it like a boss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizz View Post
    Now that is cool

    Yeah - I regret selling that one! It was in mint condition

    Mike

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    OK on a strap, but the gold-plated bracelet is a bit OTT for me. Provided the plating on the case is still good It should be OK. As for wifey's opinion, just ignore her. My missus doesn't like most of my watches but that doesn't bother me.

    Should you favour the polyester kecks/ green cardigan look the watch will work better on a gold expander bracelet with plenty of wear and tear.......... Think carefully before going down that route if you're under 70

    Paul

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