staffie

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    Learning guitar now I am retired; wine and good ales (make the guitar sound better - to me anyway!)

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  1. Ok, maybe I mis-spoke when I said I wouldn't sell any of my IWC's! New guitar requirement is pushing me to sell the quartz model 3072 above. It is now advertised on the site. (Why can't we have hobbies and interests that don't include expensive items???)
  2. As a final (hopefully!) update on this I really do need to compliment Favre Leuba again. Not only did they Fedex the links to Swisstec for me, there was no charge for the links or the shipping and no charge from Swisstec for fitting! Picking it up tomorrow, and guess what - with customer service like that I am taking my Zenith El Primero Big Blue along for its service (doubt if I will be able to arrange that for nothing however!!). Full marks Swisstec and Favre Leuba.
  3. That's because they do the basic requirement very well... show the time very clearly and accurately. Is there a better accolade for any watch? - well I suppose looking classy is a clear benefit!!!
  4. Here goes nothing...having browsed through the weird, wonderful, and exotic posts for this watch I shall add these from my father's collection as a matter of record but wow, some of the watches in this forum are very special. Don't make me start looking for yet another brand to buy!! The automatic the quartz
  5. That is a beauty....hope the Omega was worth it! . However, not everyone has unlimited funds so most of us have to make sacrifices....bl***y shame at times!
  6. As an update to this post I contacted Favre Leuba directly and got a really helpful email back and they wanted some more photo's. I sent those on and they requested the measurement of the links. That resulted in them finding 4 links for me which they are sending to Swisstec in Essex directly for me. I took the watch there today and they were extremely helpful and Richard came out to discuss my needs and look at the other watches I may need servicing eventually by them (Zenith Big Blue El Primero, Dunhill El Primero, Omega Mark V, Omega Moonwatch) haven't shown them the other Omega's, Tissot's, Jaeger LeCoultre, Bulova's yet(!) but they were very receptive and helpful. So soon I should have the Favre Lueba Duomatic wearable again - result! Excellent customer service from Favre Leuba, full marks from me.
  7. I have managed to sell a number of my father's collection this year - about 15 I think - I tried only to sell those I thought I would never wear. There are a few regrets already, including the Enicar Digital Jump watch which was very unusual. But. I would never have worn it, and out of the approx 200 in the collection I have plenty left that I do and will wear. As many have noted above there really needs to be a good reason for selling, which is generally to fund something else. In my case I managed to fund a guitar I always lusted after but would never have spent that much money on....but with the sale of the watches I could justify it and now I have something special for me, funded from something that was special to my father (and I've still got all the best watches left!!) So meet my Gibson 335! (for clarity - it is not a watch!, and it is left-handed)
  8. Hi @bridgeman, I recognise this is quite an old thread but as I have just come on board on the forum thought I would get what little I have on this - probably will confuse matters but could be of interest. Found the following in my father's collection This Borel is clearly stated as part of the Synchron group but this hand wound 14ct white gold dress watch Borel is not - so I assume that this was made prior to Borel becoming part of the group? This Cyma is also noted as part of the group but this Doxa has no reference to the group on it Finally, this Chateau has no outward sign of being a Synchron but my father's notes indicate that it has a Synchron AS2065 movement in it. One last potentially interesting coincidence (and it probably is just that) but both the Chateau and the Borel as named as Conquistador - was that possibly common amongst Synchron?
  9. Saw a lot of discussion about whether to have a Montblanc or Omega. Luckily I inherited both and I have to say that whilst I do love the Omegas the beauty of these two Montblac wins me over anytime I need a dress watch. I am sure there are many of you out there who have great examples and I would love to see them.
  10. As the nun said to the bishop (according to Morcambe and Wise at least!)
  11. @Davey P is that second hand yellow or orange
  12. As @Davey P said in a post to me recently (paraphrased ), you won't find many people disagreeing with you on a Seiko. My first was a Bulova but i would not have complained at that (still wouldn't! ). Btw you can keep the Chopper but if the young lady is still that age my memory seems to recall that could provide a good birthday treat ( or is that just wishful thinking ! )
  13. Touche, monsieur pussycat! (God, I hope you remember the context of that otherwise it is very embarrassing!!) (Just in case - Tom and Jerry! )
  14. And (for those of us of a certain age!) who can ever forget the Timex commercials on TV at Christmas....Tick-a-Tick-a Timex Tra-la-la!! So here are the 4 from my father's collection, (it does say Timex on the top - just a poor photograph, honest!)
  15. OK, it's getting close now so there must be a number of people out there who have watches that can represent Christmas...I shall start with an alcohol theme (...is there any other?) May your Christmas be Ale and hearty! Really not sure how this can be water resistant.....but maybe it doesn't care!