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  1. Buuk

    Watch for my son

    Seiko 5 (so many options depending on style required; some have the 7S26 movement while some have the 4R36 movement) SKX007/009/011 (technically a Seiko 5 too). I can second the above suggestion to invest in a Strapcode aftermarket bracelet. Orient Mako II or Ray II depending on choice of style. Not as chunky as the SKX's and a bit more exclusive as has been mentioned. Orient Mako XL (an bit different to the standard Mako) Citizen NY0040 Automatic (If you can find one, I could be wrong but Citizen seem to be phasing them out over here in favour of their Eco Drive models). Miyota movement and a genuine military connection.
  2. Completely OT but this is an excellent site with in-depth articles about the corporate histories of BLMC, BMC, MOWOG, British Leyland, Austin-Rover and Rover as well as more than a few review articles. Be warned, you could be browsing for sometime! https://www.aronline.co.uk/
  3. Please don’t shoot me down in flames but a friend is interested in getting hold of one of the Tag Hebert Connected smart watches. I know there are brands with more VFM and I’m guessing the Tag’s won’t be cheap...but it’s what he likes. (He’s already got an older Tag, an F1 I think from memory) Any experiences greatly appreciated.
  4. Buuk

    £100 spare in wages

    Slightly OT but while we're talking Speedy-a-likes I really like the Bulova Lunar Pilot (the black PVD one) but with an RRP of nearly £500 it's slightly over the OP's budget! Cheapest I've seen online was around £370 once discounts had been applied.
  5. Buuk

    £100 spare in wages

    Agreed. Much neater and more together looking. The Les Originale is very tempting, especially at that price. They do a metal bracelet version too but the leather looks better to my eye.
  6. Buuk

    £100 spare in wages

    Love the 'Yet'...
  7. Buuk

    £100 spare in wages

    It's a great looking watch, I just can't get past that blue detail... Somehow just doesn't sit right with the rest of the design..Maybe it's just me?
  8. I'd have a pair of IWC gloves, complete with oversized Pilot watch printing! Just for work mind...
  9. Buuk

    £100 spare in wages

    I bought my Dad the grey Bambino for Christmas. He's really impressed with it. In fact it's taken the mantle as his daily wearer from his Seiko Turtle!
  10. Buuk

    Help with Seiko Alpinist 6R15

    I'd second what @Chromejob says. You could see if you've got a jeweller local to you who can put the watch on a timegrapher as this might flag up any obvious issues. It's worth bearing in mind that while many folk's Seiko's will be more accurate than Seiko's quoted figures at 26s/d yours is only just outside their quoted tolerance.. Taken from the Seiko 6R15 user manual... 3 Loss/gain (daily rate)............................................ +25 – 15 seconds at normal temperature range (between 5°C and 35°C) 4 Continuous operating time ................................. More than approx. 50 hours 5 Driving system..................................................... Automatic winding type with manual winding mechanism 6 Jewels................................................................. 23 jewels * The accuracy above is factory adjusted. ** Due to the characteristics of mechanical watches, any actual daily rate may not fall within the range of time accuracy specified above dependent on the conditions of use, such as the length of time during which the watch is worn on the wrist, temperature, arm movement, and whether the mainspring is wound up fully or not, etc.
  11. Very reminiscent of the Poundland watches that were mentioned a few months ago, right down to the destructions..
  12. Buuk

    Ram raid in Leeds ( Rolex AD )

    Muppets..Trying to ram raid a shop with a Cleo
  13. Buuk

    End of part one

    I've often thought this about some youtube reviewers. I follow an electronics blog (eevblog) fronted buy a guy called Dave Jones. It's (I think) funny and irreverent at times but also a mine of info. Point is that Dave gets sent tons of free stuff every week to review on the blog. Thats punters, suppliers and manufacturers sending him their wares free and gratis. To be fair he plays a straight bat and tells it how it is; if something's crap he points out exactly why and he always says where something has come from. I don't often see that same disclosure and willingness to criticise amongst other reviewers, TGV being one. When does a review stop and blatant advertisement start??
  14. Buuk

    I keep looking at.......

    I've got the Blue Lagoon and Black n Gold Samurai's and they do wear quite big on the wrist, more so than my Turtle I'd say. Still very nice watches all the same. I spotted an orange faced model the other day too. I've seen complaints about chapter ring/bezel alignment but mine look okay. The case looks quite big but part of that is the shoulders of the lugs which make the case look almost square. Here are my two..
  15. Buuk

    Amazon and Prime

    That sounds like an interesting 'job' you've got planned...

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