Davey P

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    Skiing. Oh, and watches obviously!

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  1. No, just watch straps, nothing else
  2. I've got a couple of leather straps in my collection, but the vast majority are on rubber or their original bracelets. The leather strap on my TW Steel is probably the best quality I've ever seen, nice and soft so it's flexible enough to be instantly comfortable, but extremely hard wearing and still looks like new after a few years of wear:
  3. I bloody love that watch ^ Someone had the red version up for sale on here a while ago, and I was soooooo tempted to pull the trigger. Can't remember why I didn't, I think I must have been skint at the time, that's the only logical explanation If anything, the blue one looks even better than the red
  4. Sorry mate, the leather doesn't go with that watch at all A better option would be a non-tapering black rubber IMHO. A quick search on ebay for 26mm rubber straps returned 180 results (UK sellers only) with prices ranging from £4 to £40. If you're feeling flush, Hirsch do one for 40 quid (tapers 2mm at the buckle end though). If you want something different (very different!) there's a seller offering custom straps made from fire hoses, also 40 quid. At the other end of the scale, for £5.89 you can have this silicone strap with a choice of stitching colours: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Soft-Touch-Silicone-Rubber-Watch-Strap-With-Coloured-Stitching-24mm-26mm-/371632866491?var=&hash=item56870b84bb:m:mXQjGaC1ANOuLIjVwfLI39A In fact, the cheap one is probably what I would go for, with red stitching to match the highlights on the watch face.
  5. Yes you will
  6. Not necessarily true mate.............
  7. Christopher Ward had a sale recently, but that is getting mixed reviews on here... With a budget of £200, I'd do a search for all men's watches on websites like The Watch Hut and Shade Station, then put the results in order "high to low" and work down the list... No point doing that on Amazon, unless you want to trawl through about 100,000 search results You could, of course, narrow the search down by selecting any of your preferred brands first. In my case, a £100-£200 budget on The Watch Hut specifying Bulova (my favourite brand) brings up 27 watches, with at least 3 or 4 that I'd be happy to buy.
  8. I can safely guarantee you won't find another one of these anywhere: No information found on t'internet anywhere, and I have looked loads of times. I suspect it might be a one-off prototype that never went into production, but I haven't been able to confirm that. I got in in a box of around 90 new Gul watches that I bought to resell years ago (pre-TWF days, obviously!) and this one was on it's own, no box or strap, and no information. I'll probably never find out the story behind it, but it will never be sold anyway so to a certain extent it's not really important.
  9. Oi, how did you hack into my personal Photobucket account...? And it's "skiing", not "skying" - Jeez, let's keep up a certain standard of intelligence on here mate
  10. Why should we make it easy for them? The front page clearly states: "Welcome to the Watch forum where you can discuss modern and vintage watches with other collectors and enthusiasts". It's not supposed to be a free valuation service for people who have inherited watches and want to find out how much they're worth before flogging 'em, and those sort of people give absolutely nothing back to the forum. Just IMHO, of course
  11. This Diesel won't be to everyone's taste on here, but it's one of the most comfortable watches in my collection: The integral case and bracelet is made of a soft resin, more like rubber than plastic, and if anything it's even brighter in real life than it looks in the photo. Not one for the shy retiring types, that's for sure... I did try to sell it on ebay a while ago because I find the red hands on black background quite difficult to see in low light conditions. However, it didn't sell so I'm keeping it to wear on bright sunny days Next up, this Sekonda has a translucent plastic body and a soft rubber strap, bought with the 20 quid my Dad gave me for my birthday last month: And of course the mighty G-Shock: Is that enough plastic for you?
  12. Excellent stuff, and typical of the forum spirit in action I'll be posting the other Lorus to Ging this morning, so that one should arrive in the next day or two as well
  13. Oh sweet Jesus, they're letting Brummies in now - There goes the neighbourhood! Welcome to the forum mate, and congratulations on having the smallest collection on here - Although in this case, small is beautiful, and that Omega is excellent
  14. I've done a re-count mate, and the answer is still 57