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Heinz Baked Beans

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« on: May 16, 2019, 05:44:05 PM »
What watches you all sporting? I'm looking for some ideas...

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 06:07:16 PM »
If it's 60s-looking watches what you're after, here are 2 affordable numbers:

http://www.freedawatches.it:
https://www.timex.es/es_ES/explorar/colecciones/marlin/

I've got the cheapest of both Freeda models and the wind-up Marlin (I posted pics of them here). Lately Timex has issued the automathic version of the Marlin, a bit more expensive. You can search in ebay and etsy for vintage ones but most of them are either pricey or battered.

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 06:17:47 PM »
Whatís your budget?
To avoid falling down a WIS rabbit hole, and potentially having thousands of dollars with of watches sitting in a drawer, I laid out my plans and got watches to match:

High days and holy days - Yachtmaster (grey face)
Suited and booted - Sub (smurf blue face)
Weekends - Daytona (white face)
Travel - Heuer Autavia (Black face)

The Heuer May get squeezed for wrist time as Iím on the list for the new Pepsi.

I also have a few lower budget / quartz watches, including Seiko Prospex PADI solar ($160 off eBay which I actually use for diving!) Belmoto Track Day chrono, Victorinox Maverick chrono (for the gym to time my planks!) and my late Dadís wafer thin Pulsar when Iím tuxed up!

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 08:13:04 AM »
Whatís your budget?
To avoid falling down a WIS rabbit hole, and potentially having thousands of dollars with of watches sitting in a drawer, I laid out my plans and got watches to match:

High days and holy days - Yachtmaster (grey face)
Suited and booted - Sub (smurf blue face)
Weekends - Daytona (white face)
Travel - Heuer Autavia (Black face)

The Heuer May get squeezed for wrist time as Iím on the list for the new Pepsi.

I also have a few lower budget / quartz watches, including Seiko Prospex PADI solar ($160 off eBay which I actually use for diving!) Belmoto Track Day chrono, Victorinox Maverick chrono (for the gym to time my planks!) and my late Dadís wafer thin Pulsar when Iím tuxed up!

Impressive. Can't begin to picture the amount of space devoted to store clobber/accessoires at your Florida manor, Rod!

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 01:18:08 PM »
Whatís your budget?
To avoid falling down a WIS rabbit hole, and potentially having thousands of dollars with of watches sitting in a drawer, I laid out my plans and got watches to match:

High days and holy days - Yachtmaster (grey face)
Suited and booted - Sub (smurf blue face)
Weekends - Daytona (white face)
Travel - Heuer Autavia (Black face)

The Heuer May get squeezed for wrist time as Iím on the list for the new Pepsi.

I also have a few lower budget / quartz watches, including Seiko Prospex PADI solar ($160 off eBay which I actually use for diving!) Belmoto Track Day chrono, Victorinox Maverick chrono (for the gym to time my planks!) and my late Dadís wafer thin Pulsar when Iím tuxed up!

Impressive. Can't begin to picture the amount of space devoted to store clobber/accessoires at your Florida manor, Rod!

Haha it helps being mildly OCD (arenít we all?) so everything has its place. I also spent a lot on the Ďelfaí system in my wardrobes to maximise space!

Forgot to mention above that as I obviously lean heavily towards sports watches, as well as covering my four scenarios and having different coloured faces they cover the four basic categories of sports watches - Yachtmaster = yachting (obv), Sub = diving, Daytona = driving and Autavia (and Pepsi GMT) = flying. Iíll get a pic sorted.

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2020, 12:09:35 PM »
Resurrecting (again!) an old thread, I just got me this Timex Milano timepiece, direct from Timex and profiting from a nice 25% discount.

Not a expensive watch to start with, so price's been quite reasonable. Apparently based on a 70s model of theirs, size-wise it's in the limit of what my tiny wrist allow me to wear, but I really wanted a rectangular-shaped watch and these you rarely find in smaller sizes (this is a 38mm case). Now all I need is a brown strap to alternate to match the clobber  8).




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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2020, 01:11:52 PM »
I like that , clean lines.  I haven't owned a Timex since the 7ts.
I wont make any deals with you , I've resigned. .
I wont be pushed, filed , stamped , indexed , briefed , debriefed OR NUMBERED!

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2020, 03:07:56 PM »
Mondaine Classic 40mm with a nato strap

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2020, 04:24:07 PM »
Resurrecting (again!) an old thread, I just got me this Timex Milano timepiece, direct from Timex and profiting from a nice 25% discount.

Not a expensive watch to start with, so price's been quite reasonable. Apparently based on a 70s model of theirs, size-wise it's in the limit of what my tiny wrist allow me to wear, but I really wanted a rectangular-shaped watch and these you rarely find in smaller sizes (this is a 38mm case). Now all I need is a brown strap to alternate to match the clobber  8).



Decent looking bit of kit there Syd. Timex has form recently for putting out some watches based on their archives and they are selling really well. My first ever watch was a Timex which I think I got for my 6th or 7th birthday and still have. It still works too!

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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2020, 06:19:18 PM »


Decent looking bit of kit there Syd. Timex has form recently for putting out some watches based on their archives and they are selling really well. My first ever watch was a Timex which I think I got for my 6th or 7th birthday and still have. It still works too!

Rod, nice compliment coming from a true pro when it comes to watches. I've seen your (or part of it) collection and it's impressive, you play in another league really.