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    New guy - introduction

    Hi All.

    Thought I壇 say hi as I知 new to the forum. Always loved wearing a watch but recently got the bug and started collecting. Currently have three watches.

    I知 looking forward to reading the forums and joining in with the discussions. I知 sure I can learn a lot from you all.

    Thanks
    Leigh

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    Hi Leigh and welcome to the forum. Please do tell us about your current collection, perhaps with some pics!

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    Always great to see new collections. Welcome to the Forum.
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    Hello and welcome.
    Yes pics are a must !!

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    Hi Leigh, welcome to the forum.

    congrats on the rugby!

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome to the forum mate. Whatcha got, whatcha got?


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    thanks everyone :)

    I値l list the watches with a bit of a timeline...

    Tag Heuer Indy 500 - I bought this around 12 years ago, it was my first watch purchase and I loved it. I wore it almost everyday until around 4 years ago. I made the mistake of taking it to a local jeweller to change the battery, they didn稚 replace the seal properly. Ended up with water in the watch and it was out of action for a few years.

    Rolex Explorer 214270 - I bought this beginning of last year in the second hand market. I absolutely love this watch, it痴 subtle and the sizing fits me well. I now wear this almost every day, it痴 currently on an Everest strap. After buying this the watch bug kicked in so I sent the tag off for a full service!

    Rolex Submariner 114060 - I got this earlier this year, I had the chance to get it from the AD so I知 happy it has my name registered to it. Mostly comes out to play at weekends!

    I will add some pics when I知 at the computer. I知 currently on the phone!

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    Hello and welcome to the forum

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    Welcome mate, looking forward to the pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edy172 View Post
    thanks everyone :)

    Rolex Submariner 114060 - I got this earlier this year, I had the chance to get it from the AD so I’m happy it has my name registered to it. Mostly comes out to play at weekends!

    I will add some pics when I’m at the computer. I’m currently on the phone!
    How did you manage to pull that off?

    Did you wait long?

    Welcome to the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraz101 View Post
    How did you manage to pull that off?

    Did you wait long?

    Welcome to the forum.
    I waited 2 weeks. I was really surprised when the AD called me, I was expecting to wait longer. But having searched the internet after I had got it, this model does seem to be much easier to get hold of?

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    First time trying to upload pics using the phone, hopefully it works! Apologies for the picture quality




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    Welcome to the madhouse. Buckle in.
    Nice watches.

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    Welcome to the madhouse.

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    Welcome, nice watches! I have been thinking about trying my explorer on rubber. Looks good.

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    Nice collection, welcome a great forum full of things you can and cant afford, but a great resource for all things.

    Steve

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    Welcome to the forum,pics are good


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    Welcome, you値l learn a lot here. Some very knowledgable people indeed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Welcome, nice watches! I have been thinking about trying my explorer on rubber. Looks good.
    That does look good!

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    Hi. Nice watches.

    I知 relatively new myself too. Nice place really, frequented by mostly nice but all a bit bonkers, folk.

    Non WIS - 添ou collect watches? Why?
    WIS (me) - 摘rr, I dunno really. I just like them.
    Non WIS - 展hy do you want more than one watch? You致e only got two wrists. Isn稚 it expensive? My watch cost 」50. It痴 dead accurate and tells me my heart rate too. You spent HOW F段ng MUCH? You池e bonkers!

    Enjoy the forum. It痴 dead good


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    Welcome Leigh!

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    Welcome,lovely collection .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    Welcome, nice watches! I have been thinking about trying my explorer on rubber. Looks good.
    I love the explorer on the oyster strap, but IMO it lacks a bit of adjustment so I always struggled to get it just right (I like my watch to fit snug). I gave the Everest tang buckle a go because of the amount of adjustment and it now fits perfectly. I知 happy with how it looks too, along with offering variation from the oyster bracelet on the sub :)

    I think the next additions to the collection will be an automatic chrono and something with a white face :) any ideas welcomed!

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    And on sales corner you can sell your car and buy a watch! Insane!

    You'll love it here,
    Welcome

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    BUBI 0_0

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    Good morning OP, welcome to the forum.

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    Welcome to the forum mate. Nice collection. I like the explorer on the rubber strap


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    Some better Pics in the Explorer on the Everest, I would recommend.


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    Welcome to the forum. Very interested in the explorer pics above as im considering rubber/leather options for it. I take it you are happy with the Everest. Worth the outlay?

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    Welcome

    Welcome to the forum-nice collection. I'm sure it will expand when you get access to the sales corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edy172 View Post
    I waited 2 weeks. I was really surprised when the AD called me, I was expecting to wait longer. But having searched the internet after I had got it, this model does seem to be much easier to get hold of?
    Your not far from me! which AD? and welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edy172 View Post


    Some better Pics in the Explorer on the Everest, I would recommend.
    Oh, it does look goods on that rubber strap.

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    Welcome to the forum . That's a very nice collection .

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    Welcome to the forum. Like your collection, quality not quantity springs to mind. Stay here long and the quantity will surely follow!
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Welcome to the forum. Like your collection, quality not quantity springs to mind. Stay here long and the quantity will surely follow!
    ^^^ This , absolutely this !

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    Welcome to the forum

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    Hi and welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob s View Post
    Welcome to the forum. Very interested in the explorer pics above as im considering rubber/leather options for it. I take it you are happy with the Everest. Worth the outlay?
    For me, yes. The explorer now fits me better than ever, so that痴 partly why I知 happy. The quality of the strap is very good, I was worried it was going to be a bit stiff but it痴 very supple and fits the watch well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashman86 View Post
    Your not far from me! which AD? and welcome!
    Hi :)

    I got it from WOS in Cardiff. I hear a few people are having success in goldsmiths Bristol too though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edy172 View Post
    Hi :)

    I got it from WOS in Cardiff. I hear a few people are having success in goldsmiths Bristol too though.
    I'm on both lists! just a waiting game now. Looks hopeful though (few months i believe) How are you liking it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashman86 View Post
    I'm on both lists! just a waiting game now. Looks hopeful though (few months i believe) How are you liking it?
    I was lucky to get it as quickly as I did then!

    I love it, have you tried one on? Having the maxi case, I would say it痴 on the upper size limit for me. I知 interested in an explorer ii (love the polar dial) but I壇 like to try one before ordering because of the size

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    Quote Originally Posted by edy172 View Post
    I was lucky to get it as quickly as I did then!

    I love it, have you tried one on? Having the maxi case, I would say it痴 on the upper size limit for me. I知 interested in an explorer ii (love the polar dial) but I壇 like to try one before ordering because of the size
    I have, about a year ago. I remember how awesome it wore on the wrist and how those white gold Indices caught the light. What size wrist are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashman86 View Post
    I have, about a year ago. I remember how awesome it wore on the wrist and how those white gold Indices caught the light. What size wrist are you?
    I love the bezel too! I知 around 16cm, i would like to find somewhere that shows all the watch dimensions so that I could compare to the sub.

    If anyone knows a place I would be grateful :)

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