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  1. New Vostok chrono's

    Real Vostoks have Russian movements inside!
  2. Titoni!

    Please be really careful - there are so many fakes. As an example, of the 5 "Titoni Cosmo Kings" currently listed on eBay 2 are fake (the UK ones with diamond bezels), 2 are genuine and the other is a bad redial. If anyone here does fancy a Titoni, please feel free to message me first!
  3. Titoni!

    They are great watches. Be very very careful buying second hand though - the fake/genuine ratio on eBay for example is utterly staggering.
  4. Titoni!

    Anyone here who has ever bothered to pay any attention to me may know that I have a certain fondness for Titoni watches. Although pretty much unheard of in the UK and relatively unpopular in the rest of Europe they have always had a large presence in Asia - especially in China. This may account for some of the more recent godawful names they have come out with recently: the Titoni Miss Lovely anyone? I've always rooted for the underdog and Titoni being the last of the family owned Swiss watch companies and having not been swallowed up by some monstrous conglomerate has always appealed to me. On with my watches: The Seascopers On the left we have a Seascoper VII which I bought from some ropey Malaysian website. I was pretty sure that I was being ripped off but happily the watch turned up. On the right, a modern Seascoper which I found on one of my many USA sojourns. A pair of Seascoper Vs. These turn up once in a blue moon but luckily I was fastest to them both times. The Airmasters Left: A mid 2000s day/date Airmaster Centre: An Airmaster Pilot which I spent an absolute age searching for - it turned up on WUS Right: A 1980s 36mm Airmaster I picked up from a Chinese seller. Chinese sellers always seem to have the best original Titonis. India, as always, sells junk. The Cosmo Kings Left: A standard 80s Cosmo King Right: A weird Cosmo King / Diver hybrid. Great watch though! Left: A very manly and tasteful 90s Cosmo King complete with diamonds (I hope...). Right: 80s Cosmo King which I suspect has been redialled. My other stuff Titoni Master Series. An amazing quality little watch which cost over £1500 new. At the time I bought it, eBay was absolutely flooded with fake Master Series which were selling for around £150. The UK based seller of this watch obviously had no idea all the others were fake so had priced it accordingly - I got an utter bargain! A 70s Felca Valjoux 7733 chronograph. For those that aren't aware, Felca was a sister brand to Titoni and was eventually canned in 1981. A Titoni Aerospace. God knows who got to the Aerospace name first but as this is an early 80s watch, I'll say Titoni. Take that Breitling! It has exactly nothing in common with the Breitling version. A Titoni Madison bought from another UK based forum. Also the worst deal I've ever done on any forum - the seller was a total a-hole who disappeared shortly after selling me this watch with bits of bracelet missing. If you're reading this under a different ID "oldandgrumpy", feel free to go f*** yourself! I don't even know what model this is. Nice bracelet though! The future? Genuine and original Titonis are an absolute pain in the butt to find, plus I refuse to pay retail. So here's what I am (and have been for a number of years) still looking for: It's got a dragon on it. The ultimate, ultimate grail - Titoni Art watch. Money (almost) no object for me. It's got a flying panda on it for Christ's sake! Titoni Space Star GMT This Felca Seascoper Thanks for looking and I hope it's not been too boring :D
  5. Saturday Automatic

    Titoni Cosmo King
  6. Frederique Constant

    I've got one of their smartwatches and, apart from the bracelet which has the worst clasp design I've ever seen on any watch, it's pretty damn good. I've also owned a couple from their sister brand, Alpina, which are also very nice, high quality pieces. Residuals are horrific and I'd advise you not to pay anywhere near RRP - keep an eye on the large US watch retailers such as Ashford and Gemnation, especially over the upcoming Black Friday sales - I guarantee they'll be on offer at some point with massive (up to 75%!) discounts. Mine:
  7. Friday wrist attire

    Just received this addition to my vintage Kontiki collection:
  8. Victorinox and Alpina sale

    Wow - they were certainly fast. I've ordered things from 50 miles down the road which took longer to reach me than that! Really glad that someone has got a bargain from my recommendation - now we need a wrist shot Did you get pinged for tax?
  9. Victorinox and Alpina sale

    I think there's a bit of confusion here. The Startimer ending in B4S6 is $425 (£325) on the Gemnation website while in F & Gs sale here in the UK it was a ridiculous £1045. http://www.gemnation.com/watches/Alpina-Startimer-Pilot-AL525GB4S6-43941.html https://www.francisandgaye.co.uk/mens-automatic-startimer-pilot-sunstar-watch-AL525GB4S6-p7580 You're right that Gemnations quoted RRPs can be a bit horsesh*t but the watches are still seriously good value at their sale prices.
  10. I know some of you guys like your Victorinox and Gemnation are having a sale with some pretty impressive discounts: http://www.gemnation.com/watches/Swiss-Army-Watch-Event/watches.html Also some Alpinas. Great watches but never even think of paying full retail for these! http://www.gemnation.com/watches/Alpina-Watch-Sales-Event/watches.html USA based company so you'll probably have to factor in tax on top. I've used them twice before (bought an Alpina in a Black Friday sale and a FC smartwatch) without any problems. Less than £130 for this. Bargain! (£500 from Watch Shop...)
  11. Can I get some feedback on this one?

    Shouldn't any watch that has something to do with artillery have a tachymeter? Perhaps save that name for a chronograph! Other than that, I really like it
  12. how do you spend your £20,000

    There's a £60K Tag if you're very rich and very drunk https://www.tagheuer.com/en-gb/watches/tag-heuer-carrera-calibre-heuer-02t-cosc-45-mm-car5a81-fc6377 To be honest, on the off chance I ever have a spare £18K to spend on a watch (highly doubtful), I wouldn't buy any of the previously mentioned brands in this thread. I also wouldn't buy a watch that the hoi polloi would recognise
  13. how do you spend your £20,000

    It's not a very fair to compare an extremely limited edition Bremont to some run of the mill Tags/Omegas/Breitlings etc, especially when all 3 of the latter companies make £20K+ watches too. I'd certainly rather have an 18 grand Bremont than an 18 grand Tag ;)
  14. Remebrance Sunday

    Thanks, I've had an "interesting" career so far
  15. Remebrance Sunday

    Just got back. Wore these:

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