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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2020, 06:21:05 PM »
Mondaine Classic 40mm with a nato strap

Denis, I've always loved the Mondaine watches, a classic if there ever was one (and far from my budget for a watch, sadly), but I can't see the appeal of the Nato straps, sorry.

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2020, 11:22:31 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.

Praise indeed Sydney. Here’s the collection since I forgot I’d mentioned a pic upthread. I since added a Milgaus with blue dial and green glass. Still on the waiting list (over two years!) for the new GMT Pepsi. Contemplating a Moon Watch if I come across a decent used bargain, and I really like the new Omega NTTD Bond watch. But after that I’m definitely done! Maybe a Bremont to fly the flag for a British watchmakers?



Here’s the Timex, pushing fifty years old!



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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2020, 12:28:00 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.

Praise indeed Sydney. Hereís the collection since I forgot Iíd mentioned a pic upthread. I since added a Milgaus with blue dial and green glass. Still on the waiting list (over two years!) for the new GMT Pepsi. Contemplating a Moon Watch if I come across a decent used bargain, and I really like the new Omega NTTD Bond watch. But after that Iím definitely done! Maybe a Bremont to fly the flag for a British watchmakers?



Hereís the Timex, pushing fifty years old!



Just wow! And everyone of them looks classy, once again your good taste shows. Btw, that Timex is an understated beauty.

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2020, 05:12:47 PM »
Looks very similar to my Timex that gave up the ghost at some point in the 7ts and was replaced by a Seiko..  l currently own 7 watches , all gifted to me bar 1 and that Sieko is still running over 40 yrs later
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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2020, 06:20:03 PM »
Looks very similar to my Timex that gave up the ghost at some point in the 7ts and was replaced by a Seiko..  l currently own 7 watches , all gifted to me bar 1 and that Sieko is still running over 40 yrs later

Not a bad collection either, mr. Bond!

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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2020, 10:17:26 AM »
Those all look lovely,  but can cheap watches ever  be ok in Modcultureworld ? I just have one of these Lorus lumibrite watches (they have quite a small face -I find a lot of contemporary watches with a traditional face are enormous)  , but on a blue and white stripey Nato strap . https://www.argos.co.uk/product/2535975?clickSR=slp:term:lorus%20lumibrite:1:49:1

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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2020, 10:54:58 AM »
Those all look lovely,  but can cheap watches ever  be ok in Modcultureworld ? I just have one of these Lorus lumibrite watches (they have quite a small face -I find a lot of contemporary watches with a traditional face are enormous)  , but on a blue and white stripey Nato strap . https://www.argos.co.uk/product/2535975?clickSR=slp:term:lorus%20lumibrite:1:49:1

Well, the Timex Marlin has a 34 mm case, so it sticks to the original model size-wise, and while not as cheap as the Lorus, it isn't really expensive when you consider standard prices for watches. The Milano, while bigger, is even cheaper. And of course cheap watches can be stylish, why not? Looks and performance are different things.

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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2020, 12:01:23 PM »
Yup. Everyone might have a different definition of Ďcheapí but brands like Seiko, Citizen, Tissot etc have wide ranges of watches which will do the job as well or better than any expensive mechanical / automatic and within their ranges are bound to be some that are appealing.

And while not strictly ĎModí (not even sure what a Mod watch is!) in the bottom row in my case is a Seiko diver which retailed for about $350 but I got for $160 off eBay.

The Pulsar bottom right is water thin and I wear that on the rare occasions Iím in black tie. That was inherited from my dad but Pulsar watches arenít too expensive even now.

Also there the vintage market. Red Steve started a watch by bread off with pics of a vintage King watch IIRC that looked very early sixties period.

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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2020, 06:50:15 PM »
Yup. Everyone might have a different definition of Ďcheapí but brands like Seiko, Citizen, Tissot etc have wide ranges of watches which will do the job as well or better than any expensive mechanical / automatic and within their ranges are bound to be some that are appealing.

And while not strictly ĎModí (not even sure what a Mod watch is!) in the bottom row in my case is a Seiko diver which retailed for about $350 but I got for $160 off eBay.

The Pulsar bottom right is water thin and I wear that on the rare occasions Iím in black tie. That was inherited from my dad but Pulsar watches arenít too expensive even now.

Also there the vintage market. Red Steve started a watch by bread off with pics of a vintage King watch IIRC that looked very early sixties period.

I reckon that Pulsar is the same size as the Marlin, which tbh is the size that suits me most. Prompted by Steve's post I took a look at some vintage ones on ebay and especialist webstores, but for the most part they were quite battered, not the kind of accessory I'd wear without a sentimental value attached to it.

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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2020, 07:10:58 PM »
The "Military Watch Co" also do some quite nice traditional analogue watches with a smaller face (About the same size I think as the Timex Marlin)   - their reproduction "Vietnam " watch goes for about £35 new on ebay -you can get it in black as well as the traditional green, and put it on a nice "James Bond" or similar stripey Nato strap. Their "MWC G10" is similar, but with a date, and goes for about £70