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  1. I've come close to going for one this weekend - what do you think of it?
  2. OldHooky

    New models from Farer

    It mightn't end up that small Rog as the watch appears to be all dial?
  3. OldHooky

    '100th Anniversary Of The RAF'

    AVRO 504 Spitfire Hurricane Typhoon and Tempest Lancaster Bolton-Paul Defiant Short Sunderland Mosquito Swordfish Meteor Javelin Hunter Lightning Vulcan Harrier Jaguar Tornado GR1 Like the British aircraft industry, brilliant for a significant period of time, but now long gone, unfortunately
  4. OldHooky

    Funtime Friday.

    Lovely the Art Deco-ish numerals. Very unusual I think. Time to dig around and see if they produced a steel version
  5. OldHooky


    GSAR and CWC - two pieces which will complete my tiny collection. Great shots guys.
  6. OldHooky

    Saturday Specials (7.4.2018)

    Something on my WTB list.
  7. OldHooky

    Retrograde Anything.

    Pity that you can't browse their store online. Could be dangerous if we could!
  8. OldHooky

    St. Patrick's Day Watch Parade 17.03.18

    I need to track down one of those!
  9. OldHooky

    Couldn't resist

    Lovely thing indeed. I think many of us have thought more than once about a Nomos - the long lugs are the only thing stopping me trying one again.
  10. OldHooky

    If you had a spare £500

    As some members here are also on TZ-UK, there's not much point me rushing off to up the price on the one I've got listed there - NOS and unworn - at £400!
  11. OldHooky

    GMT Master - Alternatives?

    My mistake. For some reason I remembered it as 40mm.
  12. OldHooky

    GMT Master - Alternatives?

    Saving for a Rolex is not something everyone can or wants to do. So to address the original question: Squale GMT. I had one and would love another. They are very well made and I can't see why they too wouldn't last a lifetime. If a Rolex isn't an option I'd consider one of these. Davosa also make a good version, without fake aged lime, but the RRP is double the Square at about 1k.
  13. OldHooky

    Tag hatred?

    TH is a victim of it's own success, and also its grating marketing. Unfortunately the Link range became massively popular with a lot of those who were into bling and showing the fact - "Loadsamoney" and wheeler dealers aplenty sported the watches on release - which coincided with Heuer fans beginning to disassociate themselves with TH. Then TH brought in their "Ambassadors", sporting sneers and watches as knuckle dusters, and the credibility and aspirational element of the brand began to slip while TH competitors learned, and tried to make their pieces more elitist. Omega is one example. Depreciation sharpened, which made other brands more appealing. TH then produced a few bland models, and the damage was done. They are now producing pieces which deserve more praise than they get, but the job of brand recovery won't be easy, especially with up and coming brands.
  14. Explorer or now my SD. I don't wear a watch when I'm likely to bash it e.g. gardening or DIY - what the point in the inevitable - but I wear it for diving, freefall and other pursuits, so it's certainly with me in extreme environments, and is either are more than up to the job. Failing that, a Sinn.

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