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    Colourful watches - yay or nay?


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    Yay

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    Defintely, so many haters when I posted this a few years ago

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    In general, yay.
    That one in particular - Yay!
    That one in that particular photo - YAY!

    Curiously, almost all colour in my watches is blue, and I have several blue dials.

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    You canít have a rainbow without lots of colour. Great photo as always

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    Generally no above a certain price range but my tastes are quite bland. Can appreciate but wouldn't buy personally.

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    It's a big yes from me. Love that zenith.

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    It's a yes from me

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    For me generally it is a nay but for that one in particular I would always make an exception

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    I love colour in watches, in fact all my watches are the colour black.

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    There's generally not much colour in my collection with a couple of exceptions:


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    Itís a definite yes from me. In fact, I have one of these on itís way to me soon, hopefully...


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    Colourful watches - yay or nay?

    Hmmm...

    ...Yay!





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    Yay! not even that colourfol, nice contrast with black there Tony.

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    A definite yes from me. Two watches no longer with me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Iíd say nay but I do like this.


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    Definitely yay. Can't beat a bit of variety I'd say.

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    I definitely like a bit of colour, plain black dial watches can get a bit boring.


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    I have:
    Planet Ocean 2500 - orange
    16610LV- green
    116610lv - green
    Seiko Pogue - yellow
    GO 70s - blue
    Sinn 356ii - copper
    Speedmaster TinTin - red & white
    Zenith El Tipo - Bronze

    So itís a Ďyesí from me. In fact the watch I have had the longest is an Accurist Chronograph with a bright yellow dial. I have always been swayed by versions of watches with a bit of colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I had the re-edition for a while.
    Lovely!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    Itís a definite yes from me. In fact, I have one of these on itís way to me soon, hopefully...

    Ditto. Can't wait. It going to be a long time until 31 July

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    Strangely growing on me!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    Itís a definite yes from me. In fact, I have one of these on itís way to me soon, hopefully...


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    Kind of wish I'd kept hold of this one, actually.



    And this one!!!



    Come to think of it...

    Last edited by learningtofly; 18th April 2020 at 14:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Strangely growing on me!!!
    Do it... you know it makes sense.

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    Yay

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    Iím all for understated and minimal but recently Iíve found my tastes wandering towards the colourful. Alain Silberstein chronographs have featured heavily in my YouTube searches of late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Yes from me, do enjoy look of that Zenith too

    Though... I like the way some multicolour watches look but, would I wear them? Different kettle of fish

    I prefer a single mono colour rather than multicoloured to wear, personally


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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzyb123 View Post
    Yes from me, do enjoy look of that Zenith too

    Though... I like the way some multicolour watches look but, would I wear them? Different kettle of fish

    I prefer a single mono colour rather than multicoloured to wear, personally


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    FWIW, I wore this for three weeks solid after I bought it, and didn't tire of it at all (it's in a normal rotation now).

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    Yep works for me! Matches my dressing gown.
    Last edited by Snoodles; 18th April 2020 at 14:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    Itís a definite yes from me. In fact, I have one of these on itís way to me soon, hopefully...

    Whilst not my cup of tea, I cannot criticise watch purchase bravery. Congrats and keen to see photos when it arrives!


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    Yay...



    Once of my flipping regrets...

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    Why has nobody mentioned Alain Silberstein? The king of colour


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoodles View Post
    Yep works for me! Matches my dressing gown.
    That white dial Milgauss beats a standard Explorer any day in my book. Much more character!


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    Absolutely and I had that model on the bracelet and will get another one day. A lovely watch and use of colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Kind of wish I'd kept hold of this one, actually.


    I like that :-)

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    Yes to colour from me





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    Itís a yes from me






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    A good way to bring a bit of colour into my drab existence.



    So it's a yay from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Ditto. Can't wait. It going to be a long time until 31 July
    Me too. 🌈 😎

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    Yay to some of them.
    That Zenith does colors better than almost any other watch.

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    Colourful watches - yay or nay?

    Oh, a very definite yes from me - colour is important to me - to the extent that it dictates a minimum number of watches in the box! If I ignore black dial watches for the moment, I currently have:

    4 x blue dials






    1 x blue & silver


    2 x white(ish) dials




    1 x yellow dial



    1 x orange dial (no doubt Ken was waiting for this one to appear!)



    1 x brown dial



    I don’t like red dials on watches so I put my Skyland on a red strap instead



    Same with green dials, so I put my Divex 200 on a green Borealis ISOfrane instead



    1 x black dial but with bright orange lumed markers



    I really ought to have a grey dial watch as well, I think. I’ve had two in the past - a Certina DS Action Ti and a Breitling Aerospace, but I didn’t like either watch enough to see it as a permanent part of the collection. A grey dial B1 might fit the bill, though...

    Simon
    Last edited by mycroft; 18th April 2020 at 17:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcm3 View Post
    Me too.  
    Limited edition of 250 and at least three of them making their way to TZUK? I'm not sure if that says we're mugs or decisive free-thinkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Limited edition of 250 and at least three of them making their way to TZUK? I'm not sure if that says we're mugs or decisive free-thinkers.
    Certainly the latter in this case. But decisive free- thinkers is not a term that I would use to describe the TZ-UK membership in general:-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Certainly the latter in this case. But decisive free- thinkers is not a term that I would use to describe the TZ-UK membership in general:-).
    Aren't Barbour jackets and brown Loakes considered avant garde?

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    post #26 above but I didnít post an image. Now that is a colourful piece!

    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Why has nobody mentioned Alain Silberstein? The king of colour


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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    decisive free thinkers is not a term that I would use to describe the TZ-UK membership.
    One out of three ain't bad!

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    Martyn had it and now I have- its perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAFF View Post
    Iíd say nay but I do like this.


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    I'd agree.

    Love your Zenith, Terry. But on the whole, no.

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    Oh most definitely, and that Zenith does it rather nicely. Life isn't black and white.

    My kings of colour are the flightmasters.




    But there are a few others that brighten my world.









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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    I'd agree.

    Love your Zenith, Terry. But on the whole, no.
    Hah! Still makes me smile

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