Watches


#101

45mm is too big Gregg


#102

You’re not helping yourself, are you ?


#103

Sorry. You did say 42 and bigger.


#104

Lovely. I have a 1958 stainless steel Longines Flagship that was my father’s watch.


#105

:heart_eyes:


#106

Thing is, the insurance is paying out a hell of a lot more than I was expecting :heart_eyes:

I did mention that new-for-old policies are great ! (Except the premiums obvs)


#107

£4 buys an awful lot of watch.

A brief search on Chrono24 for £2k to £4k, 40-42mm, located in the UK, JLC or IWC threw up

A nice Inge

or Portofino

Portofino chronograph

Actually, there are boatloads of Portofino.


#108

£4k obvs, not £4. That won’t buy a pint.


#109

:heart_eyes:


#110

What you waiting for, then ? Dive in.


#111

42mm, thin bezel, in house movement (not outhouse movement, that’s something entirely different), infinitely higher quality than the Oris


#112

And it’s in Southampton, so (IIRC) @thebiglebowski can check it out for you.


#113

WRT the Speedy pro above - I have one that you’re welcome to borrow if you want to road test it.

I think I may have it on a truly offensive NATO strap at the moment but that would just avoid the pain of resizing the bracelet.


#114

I have one, and a Flightmaster. The Speedy pro is probably my favourite watch. Recommend what you have, OP ignores, that’s how these things work right?


#115

Sorry, “you” was referring to @Jim, so the offer still stands, but of course you @edd9000 would also be welcome, although it would be a bit pointless.


#116

Gotcha, you replied to my post you see :slight_smile:


#117

That’s my dream watch. I’m 50 next year, Claire will absolutely not buy me one, so I’m considering selling the Ducati to get one…


#118

They can be had quite reasonablely second hand, mine is the basic 80s model with naff bracelet and 861 movement.


#119

Not as reasonable as I expected, but still a good deal cheaper than new.


#120

Ditto on the loaner offer.

And as @edd9000 says, don’t sell the bike, and don’t under any circumstances but new from a high street jeweller.