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    Quote Originally Posted by PipPip View Post
    Rolex Datejust 1600 on oyster bracelet. This one in fact.
    Good choice - for me it would likely be a Submariner, probably reference 1680.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LorneG View Post
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    Are you from Dutchland? I lived there for a few years with my job. Nice country, a lot cleaner than the UK, but a strange habit of cutting down trees just as they become nice and big.
    No I'm not, Dutch is to do with my surname.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickdutch View Post
    No I'm not, Dutch is to do with my surname.
    I assume Dick isn't your first name, either? Just wondering what it's got to do with...?
    #Basta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    I assume Dick isn't your first name, either? Just wondering what it's got to do with...?
    The dick is because I wanted to fit in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickdutch View Post
    The dick is because I wanted to fit in here.
    Thought so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dickdutch View Post
    The dick is because I wanted to fit in here.
    Ha! good answer.

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    For me, this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by dickdutch View Post
    The dick is because I wanted to fit in here.
    I like him.
    Can we keep him?

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    Where's the "Not this Sh*t again" meme with Jean Luc Picard, when you need it?

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    Why do people post these useless replies?

    Anyway, for me it's got to be a relatively under the radar brand for those shady parts of town, waterproof & resilient, smart enough for a suit, chilled enough for the beach, practical enough for travelling...

    Tudor ranger for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverte View Post
    Why do people post these useless replies?

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    Maybe because this is the 148th thread on this particular subject?

    My Samsung SM-G950F says 'hi'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffe View Post
    Maybe because this is the 148th thread on this particular subject?

    My Samsung SM-G950F says 'hi'.

    I'm looking forward to the 149th edition, live in the moment or the future but never the past...

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    My daily beater and work horse - 17 years from new - excellent timekeeper - owes me nothing.

    The Seamster pro


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    Quote Originally Posted by dickdutch View Post
    The dick is because I wanted to fit in here.
    👍

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    114060 for me. Great to see the 14060 being so popular though

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    Omega Aqua Terra or Rolex Oyster Perpetual for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyJack View Post
    For me, this:

    It's been really sunny in Newcastle this week

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyJack View Post
    For me, this:

    Same here!

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    If I had to abandon the rest it would probably be this one.


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    my MM300 is the watch I keep coming back to - comfortable and highly legible 24/7. Much as I like Rolex divers, the lume is not as long lasting as Seiko's.

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    All I really need



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
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    Christmas Day 2018?

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    It might be this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by LorneG View Post
    Always annoys me a little when I see 'WR' to xxx. Basically the company is saying it'll resist water to whatever depth but it's not actually waterproof to that depth. In other words, 'well only a bit of water got in so it resisted it quite well and therefore you've got to pay for a repair'.
    Total utter rubbish.........do you actually believe what you’ve posted?

    Do you have any technical basis for posting crap like this?......if so please share! How many watches have you taken apart?.......do you understand how watches seal (and sometimes don’t)?

    In my experience, if a watch is in good condition the water resistence exceeds the stated figure, that’s based on actually testing watches, not conjecture!

    Unless you insist on swimming in a watch, water resistence is unlikely to be a problem and shouldn’t be a criteria for for choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bokbok View Post
    Rolex Daytona steel 116520


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    Indeed. White face.

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    Good question. Iíd have to be able to take it diving, and would need something that ticked the following boxes:

    • Automatic
    • 20atm WR
    • 120 click unidirectional bezel
    • No date
    • Uncluttered and easy to read
    • Sapphire crystal
    • Not too expensive



    Öwhich reinforces my suspicion that I need to start saving my pennies for one of these:



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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Total utter rubbish.........do you actually believe what youíve posted?

    Do you have any technical basis for posting crap like this?......if so please share! How many watches have you taken apart?.......do you understand how watches seal (and sometimes donít)?

    In my experience, if a watch is in good condition the water resistence exceeds the stated figure, thatís based on actually testing watches, not conjecture!

    Unless you insist on swimming in a watch, water resistence is unlikely to be a problem and shouldnít be a criteria for for choice.
    This could be a interesting conversation......

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickdutch View Post
    This could be a interesting conversation......

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    This fits the bill everywhere and anywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Total utter rubbish.........do you actually believe what youíve posted?

    Do you have any technical basis for posting crap like this?......if so please share! How many watches have you taken apart?.......do you understand how watches seal (and sometimes donít)?

    In my experience, if a watch is in good condition the water resistence exceeds the stated figure, thatís based on actually testing watches, not conjecture!

    Unless you insist on swimming in a watch, water resistence is unlikely to be a problem and shouldnít be a criteria for for choice.
    Yes, I have plenty of technical basis for posting what I posted :-)

    https://marinechronometer.co.uk/inde...ometer-company

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Total utter rubbish.........do you actually believe what youíve posted?

    Do you have any technical basis for posting crap like this?......if so please share! How many watches have you taken apart?.......do you understand how watches seal (and sometimes donít)?

    In my experience, if a watch is in good condition the water resistence exceeds the stated figure, thatís based on actually testing watches, not conjecture!

    Unless you insist on swimming in a watch, water resistence is unlikely to be a problem and shouldnít be a criteria for for choice.
    Not quite. 30m does not mean 30m. It means splash proof. 200m does not mean you can dive that far because it does not take into account the divers own movement. Starting a post with 'total utter rubbish' is a little harsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaselid View Post
    Not quite. 30m does not mean 30m. It means splash proof. 200m does not mean you can dive that far because it does not take into account the divers own movement. Starting a post with 'total utter rubbish' is a little harsh.
    Without specialist equipment you canít dive to 200m anyway, but the dynamic pressure argument is a furphy which has no merit, unless you plan to strap your watch to a propellor. You canít move your arm fast enough for movement to impact on WR to a significant level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkennedy67 View Post


    This fits the bill everywhere and anywhere!
    Yep agree it would be the last one of mine to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyJack View Post
    Without specialist equipment you canít dive to 200m anyway, but the dynamic pressure argument is a furphy which has no merit, unless you plan to strap your watch to a propellor. You canít move your arm fast enough for movement to impact on WR to a significant level.
    Oh, so is a watch with a 30m water resistance able to go to that depth diving,??

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyJack View Post
    Without specialist equipment you canít dive to 200m anyway.
    That ainít right is it, my little Sinn is classed as waterproof not water resistant and will go to 5000m+, was hoping to give it a bash this weekend in the Mariana Trench, even packed my flippers, goggles and speedos..

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaselid View Post
    Oh, so is a watch with a 30m water resistance able to go to that depth diving,??
    Appartently so, if it's a Casio (A158W-1) or a Seiko 5 (SNK805). Both watches tackled more than one dive and survived unscathed. All documented with pics of dive comp depth. Unsure whether I can post links, but results are in another place. Google should sort you out.
    Last edited by Geralt; 14th July 2018 at 13:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    Appartently so, if it's a Casio (A158W-1) or a Seiko 5 (SNK805). Both watches tackled more than one dive and survived unscathed. All documented with pics of dive comp depth. Unsure whether I can post links, but results are in another place. Google should sort you out.
    What about my wife's cartier tank?

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    My Milgauss GV Z-Blue closely followed by my 42mm Aerospace Tuxedo dial.

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    I love the comment 30m does not mean 30m, it means splash proof. What a load of cobblers, it means 30m.

    Where do you folks get your bizarre facts?

    Oh and back to one watch.....still the Omega SMPc.

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    Most likely a Rolex 11610.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl.1 View Post
    I love the comment 30m does not mean 30m, it means splash proof. What a load of cobblers, it means 30m.

    Where do you folks get your bizarre facts?

    Oh and back to one watch.....still the Omega SMPc.
    Here would be one reference, and there's plenty others: http://www.ernestjones.co.uk/webstor..._resistancy.do

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