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Thread: Free watch, best watch. Orient Mechanical Classic.

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    Master Qatar-wol's Avatar
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    Free watch, best watch. Orient Mechanical Classic.

    (Crossposting from another forum where I posted this earlier.)

    Some of you might know I'm leaving Qatar this month, after 40% of my life here. And twenty years ago I hired a lab technician and she's been a brick in those two decades, and one of the people I'll miss from here.

    And she's just bought me a leaving present. That's it - it's official, I'm old enough to get retirement presents.



    A couple of things.
    a) it's absolutely not the kind of watch I'd buy for myself, and
    b) I love it. It's just great. It's a perfect size for me, and I love the copper touches on the indices and hands. It's wonderful. :dogcited:



    The strap will wear in, I know, and then it'll be very comfortable. I'm thrilled. I told my wife, and she said, "That's brave! I've not plucked up the courage to buy you a watch!"



    Someone shoot me if I decide to sell it, because my heart will already be dead.

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    That's a very pretty watch indeed. I know what you mean about it not being a watch you'd buy for yourself, but those colours and that domed dial (?) just work so very well together.

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    Lovely, classic watch. Very 50s/early 60s, and that's a compliment. You're wearing it a bit tight, though ;)
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Slightly domed dial, domed (mineral?) crystal. It's a very handsome watch. There's so much fun to be had at the value end of the pricing spectrum!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Lovely, classic watch. Very 50s/early 60s, and that's a compliment. You're wearing it a bit tight, though ;)
    The strap will give a little, I'm sure!

    I've worn a watch in that same place for forty years, there's a dent there anyway! :)

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    I'm a big Orient fan, I think it looks great and what a lovely gesture from your colleague, they must hold you in high esteem. I suspect many of my colleagues wouldn't give me the dregs of their coffee when I retire.

    But yes, it's being worn too tight and your blood supply is being restricted!

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    plz no wrist-shaming. All sizes are beautiful!


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    What a fantastic gift, and the watch is lovely too!
    Very reminiscent of the longines conquest heritage.

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    Nice watch and happy retirement

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    She has good tastes and it has a lovely dial too. Suits you and looks the part to be a dress watch as well.
    HaPpY Retirement, just donít sell it on this forum as the hit squad will be deployed. The one with the shot gets the money


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    enjoy retirement - that's a lovely gift!

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    Master Qatar-wol's Avatar
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    Not sure how long the retirement will last - I'll run out of money at some point! But it's going to be nice not to work for six months or so, and to get my house in order, literally!

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    Very nice Wol.

    There's a lot of value and stylishness in the Orient range.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    looks really elegant, what a great gift. brave of her to buy a watch for someone like you/us though! did she realise its a 'thing' for you?

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    Don't ever sell it. Such an amazing gift from someone who appreciates that you have been a responsible person in charge.
    Take care
    Tim

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    A lovely watch, and gifted with love & appreciation. Cherish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Qatar-wol View Post
    ...There's so much fun to be had at the value end of the pricing spectrum!
    True, and Orient are right up there - this one's a beaut. Congratulations, and if that's not a keeper then I don't know what is

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