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This is a good website for vintage and semi-vintage Seiko's:



This guy is good too, a bit on the expensive side for vintage Seiko Quartz, but virtually everything is in overhauled and mint condition:


This is a decent looking vintage Quartz:

 
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This is a good website for vintage and semi-vintage Seiko's:



This guy is good too, a bit on the expensive side for vintage Seiko Quartz, but virtually everything is in overhauled and mint condition:


This is a decent looking vintage Quartz:

A lot of money for a Seiko from the 1970s. They are very reliable and many look similar (like a proper watch that has not been mucked about with). Even the ones with dated square faces and old school bracelets seem dear. Mine is a standard Seiko - not a King or Grand.
 

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A lot of money for a Seiko from the 1970s. They are very reliable and many look similar (like a proper watch that has not been mucked about with). Even the ones with dated square faces and old school bracelets seem dear. Mine is a standard Seiko - not a King or Grand.
I bought a Citizen Crystron from Total Recall and it's pretty much mint. But he's not going to offer anything at bargain prices. Don't think the King's or Grand Seiko's made it to the UK back in the 70s.
 

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This is a good website for vintage and semi-vintage Seiko's:



This guy is good too, a bit on the expensive side for vintage Seiko Quartz, but virtually everything is in overhauled and mint condition:


This is a decent looking vintage Quartz:


Some of those Lord-Matics and Kings are nice and not as pricey as I would have thought.
 

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The dastardly Rolex thieves, knicknamed the Rolex Rippers by The Daily Mail, strike again:
Another reason to wear a Rolex; no one ever attracted a bizarre sexual overture wearing a Ball Stormchaser that's for sure. Maybe a Storm Ballchaser...
 

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Another reason to wear a Rolex; no one ever attracted a bizarre sexual overture wearing a Ball Stormchaser that's for sure. Maybe a Storm Ballchaser...
The Stormchaser is not without it's quirky tool watch charm and the dial is extremely well finished. But yes, an evolutionary end.
 

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I once used a Glashütte GUB model similar to this. Looked nice, for a retro watch, but did not take well, to the daily beating.

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There's a guy over on SF (well, one of many, really) who obsessively acquires things - first Carmina and Edward Green boots, and now watches - and then proceeds to post photos of his new acquisitions on a daily basis. He contributes virtually nothing productive to discussions, but just posts pictures of his new watches with captions such as, "This is so f&%(ing cool".

Anyway, he posted this a day or two ago. I know I shouldn't have schadenfreude, but...


So… went to a party over the weekend. It got crazy. Long story short, I dropped my 116520 Daytona on the concrete from like 4 feet. Bezel is chipped. Crystal is scratched. Bracelet is fucked. Sent it to Rolex today to have them look at it. This is likely going to hurt.
 

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I still don't understand this whole phenomenon of people dropping watches all the time. I think it was Monkeyface Monkeyface here that dropped three of four? What are these people doing?
 

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I still don't understand this whole phenomenon of people dropping watches all the time. I think it was Monkeyface Monkeyface here that dropped three of four? What are these people doing?
What ever happened to him? Or chorn for that matter?
 
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There's a guy over on SF (well, one of many, really) who obsessively acquires things - first Carmina and Edward Green boots, and now watches - and then proceeds to post photos of his new acquisitions on a daily basis.[/URL]
‘Getting stuff’ is a common feature on sites. Jazzmenco and his numerous watches, MacArthur and his cordovan footwear.

The chase is often as important as the goods acquired. For example Mafoofan and New York Ranger.

Can switch from watches, to clothes, to other stuff. I knew a chap who was always getting new golf clubs, fishing rods etc. His pals waited for a while and then bought them off him at knockdown prices.
 

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There's a guy over on SF (well, one of many, really) who obsessively acquires things - first Carmina and Edward Green boots, and now watches - and then proceeds to post photos of his new acquisitions on a daily basis. He contributes virtually nothing productive to discussions, but just posts pictures of his new watches with captions such as, "This is so f&%(ing cool".

Anyway, he posted this a day or two ago. I know I shouldn't have schadenfreude, but...


What sort of a wild party is it where people are taking off their watches?
 

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There's a guy over on SF (well, one of many, really) who obsessively acquires things - first Carmina and Edward Green boots, and now watches - and then proceeds to post photos of his new acquisitions on a daily basis. He contributes virtually nothing productive to discussions, but just posts pictures of his new watches with captions such as, "This is so f&%(ing cool".

Anyway, he posted this a day or two ago. I know I shouldn't have schadenfreude, but...

Lol our diminutive hero FOO put him down rather savagely a while back.

GeorgeTerd: “I don’t give a fuck, I buy what I want!”

Foo: “that explains most of the watches in your collection”.
 

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Lol our diminutive hero FOO put him down rather savagely a while back.

GeorgeTerd: “I don’t give a fuck, I buy what I want!”

Foo: “that explains most of the watches in your collection”.
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‘Getting stuff’ is a common feature on sites. Jazzmenco and his numerous watches, MacArthur and his cordovan footwear.

The chase is often as important as the goods acquired. For example Mafoofan and New York Ranger.

Can switch from watches, to clothes, to other stuff. I knew a chap who was always getting new golf clubs, fishing rods etc. His pals waited for a while and then bought them off him at knockdown prices.
Ref In Stitches and his daily “where to kop?”
And Noodles with his neurotic doomed-to-failure search for sartorial nirvana.

This very topic is being discussed on another thread on this board, the frenzied need for pointless acquisition of ‘new atuff’. Some people have that addictive desire for wish fulfillment. I heard an addiction specialist on the radio describe / explain this as a desire for that seratonin release you get from a new purchase but it’s never enough. People always want more and more.
 

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There's a guy over on SF (well, one of many, really) who obsessively acquires things - first Carmina and Edward Green boots, and now watches - and then proceeds to post photos of his new acquisitions on a daily basis. He contributes virtually nothing productive to discussions, but just posts pictures of his new watches with captions such as, "This is so f&%(ing cool".

Anyway, he posted this a day or two ago. I know I shouldn't have schadenfreude, but...


The great thing about that thread is you can pop by every now and then and be reminded of why TWAT is the perfect name for it.

"I never really cottoned to the luxury sports watch to be worn with tailored clothing. If I wear a sports watch, it's very much a sports watch and I'm casually dressed sans coat. I like my Breguet Type Xx Transatlantique but am particularly partial to my mid-90's IWC Flieger. I still recall the first time I saw that model of IWC. I was on Speedbird 002 from JFK to LHR and the man across the aisle was wearing one. A few months later I was in HKG and picked one up.

For some odd reason I did buy a Royal Oak. I never wore it and passed it along to the next generation."
 

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There's a guy over on SF (well, one of many, really) who obsessively acquires things - first Carmina and Edward Green boots, and now watches - and then proceeds to post photos of his new acquisitions on a daily basis. He contributes virtually nothing productive to discussions, but just posts pictures of his new watches with captions such as, "This is so f&%(ing cool".

Anyway, he posted this a day or two ago. I know I shouldn't have schadenfreude, but...

In the strange ongoing world of Rolex second hand inflation, the said Submariner, may prove worth more in it's damaged condition as evidence of patina and provenance.
"...For some odd reason I did buy a Royal Oak. I never wore it and passed it along to the next generation."
Lots of people do have that mindset, my brother bought two sporty Rolex's for his sons. He wore one once and last time we visited said he's put the away for his kids now.
 

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This watch’s retail price is AUD$79,000.
This seller is asking AUD$220,000.
Not a bad profit for someone if he gets the asking price!

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I've been tempted by the Marathon's several times, but never pulled the trigger.
This watch’s retail price is AUD$79,000.
This seller is asking AUD$220,000.
Not a bad profit for someone if he gets the asking price!

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Lots of this malarkey is gangster money getting cleaned, or rich chancers trying it on to be even bigger rich chancers by duping some rich Russian oligarch late at night after several 60 year Macallan's. Mute point as any Russian oligarch worth their salt will make sure you pay in blood - your own - and already have criminal gangs sourcing the watches they want and need for which mere money cannot buy.
 

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See the Seiko Ltd Edition 1959 Alpine with bund strap is now starting to be offered at a reduced price.

Also saw the Seiko Ltd Edition Blue and Forest Green Marine Masters for €2700 in the Black Friday sales, back now at €3200. For sure, if you ask them you will get for €2700. Especially if you've bought from them before.
 

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The new Seiko Prospex Speedtimer SRQ35:


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Looks mighty fine the wrist:

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The panda dial more cost effective solar version looks good too, apparently selling very well with the first batch sold out in many places and should do at €680 full retail price:

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I really like the look, except for the oversized pushers.

I know that Seiko has deliberately chosen that style to echo the pushers on a proper sporting stopwatch, but they just look too big to me, compared to the size of the watch case.
It does look like they might cause a problem at some point
 
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