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    I think I've found The One!

    Since I sold my Omega 2264.50 ten years ago I've been searching for 'that' diver on a bracelet. I must have gone through in excess of a hundred watches which have always had something about them that made me flip. For those who don't know me, some would say I'm a bit of a flipper.

    Anyway, this arrived today and I knew as soon as I opened the box it had the potential to be The One.

    I won't waffle on about the spec as we all know how to find that, I'll just leave it here with some pics.

    Oh and a shout out to Serious Watches - it was delivered from Holland just 24 hours after placing the order.











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    Itís a very nice piece but for a serial flipper, could those be famous last words? Having said that, Iím similarly minded as the Sharkmaster 1000 I bought from this very forum has been worn every day since it arrived, six weeks ago. That is a first for a new arrival.

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    They could....but I don't think they will be this time.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmarchitect View Post
    Itís a very nice piece but for a serial flipper, could those be famous last words? Having said that, Iím similarly minded as the Sharkmaster 1000 I bought from this very forum has been worn every day since it arrived, six weeks ago. That is a first for a new arrival.

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    May I ask what it is that makes you think of it as highly as you do? On a side note, I love the order of the pics in a reverse reveal whereby you've seemingly put the watch back in the box and wrapped it up rather professionally.

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    Agh I know, I hate the way Postimage places them randomly!

    The quality is simply outstanding. I love the maxi-Sub style case, ceramic insert, the faux lume dial and domed crystal that gives a lovely distortion at certain angles. The dimensions are also perfect for my particular wrist. The bracelet is really good quality with easily adjusted screwed links, a flip-locking clasp and no sharp edges whatsoever.

    As a whole piece it's just stunning.

    Quote Originally Posted by BSB View Post
    May I ask what it is that makes you think of it as highly as you do? On a side note, I love the order of the pics in a reverse reveal whereby you've seemingly put the watch back in the box and wrapped it up rather professionally.

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    You have certainly had a few but it is all part of the enjoyment of the hobby.

    Think even as a flipper there is sometimes a different feeling that you experience with particular watches and you just know it will be with you for a longer period of time. Fingers crossed for you that it is indeed a mainstay in your collection. Looks great.

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    Itíll be on SC next week ;)

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    I'm looking out for the armida to appear 👍

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    My Armida? Not happening I'm afraid. I have three watches and love them all.

    Quote Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
    I'm looking out for the armida to appear 

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    IIRC Rolex is (or was) your grail, so I'm not surprised you've gone for a homage. I doubt this will cure your flipperitis, but I'm more than happy to be proved wrong.

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    Actually no, a Rolex isn't a grail of mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    IIRC Rolex is (or was) your grail, so I'm not surprised you've gone for a homage. I doubt this will cure your flipperitis, but I'm more than happy to be proved wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    Itíll be on SC next week ;)
    Or the week after
    I am willing to bet on it:-)

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    we have all found 'The One'...........................honeymoon period will wear off, enjoy it while it lasts

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    So am I. £1000 I still own it in two weeks?

    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Or the week after
    I am willing to bet on it:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvWatch View Post
    we have all found 'The One'...........................honeymoon period will wear off, enjoy it while it lasts
    Also applies to watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    So am I. £1000 I still own it in two weeks?
    That's just silly, it would be worth putting it in a drawer and forgetting about it for a grand in 14 days time.

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    Best thing you can do is to stay away from the internet. The simple truth is that you are forever chopping and changing and you can resist anything except temptation.

    So just keep it and don't bloody sell it. I still have an Omega I bought in 1986 and if I can do it, so can you.

    Also stop buying all this cheap tat you keep selling in the SC, it's only keeping you in the buy/sell frame of mind. You need to cut it out completely.
    Last edited by Mick P; 22nd April 2021 at 17:33.

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    ^ Never sell Rolex homages

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Also stop buying all this cheap tat you keep selling in the SC, it's only keeping you in the buy/sell frame of mind. You need to cut it out completely.
    It's more addictive than heroin I tell you. Just one more sale then I'll stop - honestly

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    Quite funny to buy it from Serious Watches and then start a thread with some Serious BS ;)

    Lovely watch, can see why you like it so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    It's more addictive than heroin I tell you. Just one more sale then I'll stop - honestly
    Seriously - it is a sign of weakness. Doing it is fine if there are no regrets. But doing it in the full knowledge that you know it was a stupid thing to do the day after is just plain gormless. Am I right or am I right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vortgern View Post
    ^ Never sell Rolex homages
    Better still, don't buy the homage, buy the genuine article. There's plenty around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    Itíll be on SC next week ;)
    Lol we've all been guilty of this

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    Last edited by bond; 23rd April 2021 at 00:22.

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    I know that, it wasnít me who spouted off about being ďwilling to bet on itĒ. All mouth as usual.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    That's just silly, it would be worth putting it in a drawer and forgetting about it for a grand in 14 days time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Actually no, a Rolex isn't a grail of mine.
    My mistake, I misread your earlier post from the Rolex Release thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    All my life Rolex has been the most aspirational brand and I always thought that one day Iíd get one, maybe for a big birthday. However now I wouldnít even consider it. ...

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    Anyway, nice watch minus the drama.
    If you manage to hold on to it, more power to you.
    Ocean X do make some seriously nice homages.
    I have a few I enjoy quite a bit.

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    Cheers, I will :)

    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Anyway, nice watch minus the drama.
    If you manage to hold on to it, more power to you.
    Ocean X do make some seriously nice homages.
    I have a few I enjoy quite a bit.

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    Canny lume:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev-O View Post
    Also applies to watches.
    Wise words

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    I have one of these David. I love it. Looks, build quality and timekeeping are all spot on


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    In my experience thereís no such thing as Ďthe oneí. Itís usually Ďthe most recent oneí which is the main reason I moved from the Ďexpensiveí tier to the Ďcheaperí tier. Makes the flipping feel a bit less silly!


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    I think I've found The One!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Am I right or am I right.
    The question is are you ever right or do you just think you are?

    Asking for a lot of friends!
    Last edited by paw3001; 22nd April 2021 at 22:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Am I right or am I right.
    Classic

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    It looks like a decent watch David, but let's not kid ourselves, there isn't a cat in hell's chance of that being 'the one'.

    Serious question - What is your grail, if you have one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Agh I know, I hate the way Postimage places them randomly!

    The quality is simply outstanding. I love the maxi-Sub style case, ceramic insert, the faux lume dial and domed crystal that gives a lovely distortion at certain angles. The dimensions are also perfect for my particular wrist. The bracelet is really good quality with easily adjusted screwed links, a flip-locking clasp and no sharp edges whatsoever.

    As a whole piece it's just stunning.
    Very nice it is, too. Keep on enjoying it.

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    Not a specific model but but my grail brand is Panerai. I'd love a 1950 of some description but equally I'd love to buy one from the current range. One day I'll have a stroll into Berry's in Newcastle and come out with a 44mm PAM.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post

    Serious question - What is your grail, if you have one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Agh I know, I hate the way Postimage places them randomly!

    The quality is simply outstanding. I love the maxi-Sub style case, ceramic insert, the faux lume dial and domed crystal that gives a lovely distortion at certain angles. The dimensions are also perfect for my particular wrist. The bracelet is really good quality with easily adjusted screwed links, a flip-locking clasp and no sharp edges whatsoever.

    As a whole piece it's just stunning.
    Sounds like a keeper then, lot of text on the dial for me. Anyway glad your pleased and flip free for a while....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Not a specific model but but my grail brand is Panerai. I'd love a 1950 of some description but equally I'd love to buy one from the current range. One day I'll have a stroll into Berry's in Newcastle and come out with a 44mm PAM.
    Good choice, David. Iíve just tried to source a new 560 today but canít seem to get one in Saigon.


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    Spooky as that's my preferred model. Bit expensive for me though. I might buy a PAM for my 50th next year but might have to be used for cost purposes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Good choice, David. Iíve just tried to source a new 560 today but canít seem to get one in Saigon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Good choice, David. Iíve just tried to source a new 560 today but canít seem to get one in Saigon.


    Sent using Tapatalk. Excuse the lack of apostrophes.

    As an aside, you look to have defeated the nasty Tapatalk; your Tapatalk post does have apostrophes (and in the right places).

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    WoS have at least three available in the UK if you can arrange the logistics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Good choice, David. Iíve just tried to source a new 560 today but canít seem to get one in Saigon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    As an aside, you look to have defeated the nasty Tapatalk; your Tapatalk post does have apostrophes (and in the right places).
    Odd? I was gonna resort to not even bothering with them, but no
    Iím in a first world quandary


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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    WoS have at least three available in the UK if you can arrange the logistics.
    Thatís just the problem. I donít trust it getting to me. I can order from HK but would rather wait until the borders open for a F2F


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    Full marks for the most optimistic thread title ever ;)

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