The Under £200ish Watch and occasional Opera Thread! Vol2

The Under £200ish Watch and occasional Opera Thread! Vol2

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Bobberoo

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39,332 posts

101 months

Wednesday 13th September 2023
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Holy st that's bad!!
How the hell has it bent it that bad???
Well, hopefully the guy you're taking it to will be able to help, if it does require disassembly to cut out and weld in new rails then I'm afraid that's what it's going to have to be.

21st Century Man

41,232 posts

251 months

Wednesday 13th September 2023
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I was out walking earlier, I was passed by a load of Lycra clad bicycling bods wearing cheap watches and murdering Wagner like Elmer Fudd.

CharlesdeGaulle

26,708 posts

183 months

Wednesday 13th September 2023
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21st Century Man said:
I was out walking earlier, I was passed by a load of Lycra clad bicycling bods wearing cheap watches and murdering Wagner like Elmer Fudd.
I'm going to have to run that through a translation tool. hehe

Kes Arevo

3,555 posts

42 months

Wednesday 13th September 2023
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Just ordered this 'paratrooper' strap for my little Timex expedition Acadia.

Never worn or even seen one before.



redrabbit

1,464 posts

168 months

Wednesday 13th September 2023
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21st Century Man said:
I was out walking earlier, I was passed by a load of Lycra clad bicycling bods wearing cheap watches and murdering Wagner like Elmer Fudd.
I had that dream too, except in my version there was a grizzled fellow at the head of the peloton, with the rest all singing "Bobbers is our leader!"

Lay off the Camembert after 10pm, is my advice.

Edited by redrabbit on Wednesday 13th September 20:21


Edited by redrabbit on Wednesday 13th September 20:23

Bobberoo

Original Poster:

39,332 posts

101 months

Wednesday 13th September 2023
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redrabbit said:
21st Century Man said:
I was out walking earlier, I was passed by a load of Lycra clad bicycling bods wearing cheap watches and murdering Wagner like Elmer Fudd.
I had that dream too, except in my version there was a grizzled fellow at the head of the peloton, with the rest all singing "Bobbers is our leader!"

Lay off the Camembert after 10pm, is my advice.

Edited by redrabbit on Wednesday 13th September 20:21


Edited by redrabbit on Wednesday 13th September 20:23
rofl

BrokenSkunk

4,631 posts

253 months

Thursday 14th September 2023
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Bobberoo said:
Holy st that's bad!!
How the hell has it bent it that bad???
Well, hopefully the guy you're taking it to will be able to help, if it does require disassembly to cut out and weld in new rails then I'm afraid that's what it's going to have to be.
yes
cry

21st Century Man said:
I was out walking earlier, I was passed by a load of Lycra clad bicycling bods wearing cheap watches and murdering Wagner like Elmer Fudd.
Less flight of the Valkries, more old farts on velocipedes.

Kes Arevo

3,555 posts

42 months

Thursday 14th September 2023
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Useful website if you have a G-Shock. Their straps are annoyingly specific, so getting a new strap can be a pain in the arse, (at least it is in Bulgaria).

It tells you which watches have compatible straps and bezels.

https://shockbase.org/watches/compatibility_dyn.ph...

Just put my new strap for my G-9200 on, (strap is from G-9100). Strap is black, different from t e original, but looks perfectly good as watch had black lower, and buttons, so fits well.



Expecting a paratrooper strap for my little Timex tomorrow. It's cheap, it's battered, (as you can see), but It's a cracking little watch.



Arrived.

Feels very comfortable. Barely feel anything in your wrist. Being elasticated I thought it wouldn't be much cop on a heavier watch, like my TH Aquaracer, but it's pretty sturdy material, so should be fine. The watch sits a lot closer to the wrist than a NATO would, especially a 2 pass one.





Edited by Kes Arevo on Friday 15th September 09:39

Bubbas Grill

237 posts

32 months

Friday 15th September 2023
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Mammasaid said:
maccboy said:
Mammasaid said:
Bugger, watch envy strikes again...

Link please.....!
Here you go, been wearing it on holiday in salt water (rinsing afterwards) and it's never missed a beat.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005005550800364.h...
This is a brilliant thread! After seeing the above I had to have one. £11 landed! Was at tennis yesterday and a couple of the guys made nice comments on it. The blue really catches the light. Consider me a SKMEI fan... cool

rgw2012

598 posts

146 months

Saturday 16th September 2023
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This just arrived yesterday - Roue TPS 4. Simply fantastic quality for £245. A proper vintage look. Comes with a leather and silicone strap in a nice box and watch roll. Lovely engraving on the case back. Very happy with it biggrin




Drooles

1,390 posts

59 months

Sunday 17th September 2023
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Barchettaman

6,389 posts

135 months

Monday 18th September 2023
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Another nice one that, Drooles. It reminds me a bit of my Smiths, which I don’t wear nearly enough:


Drooles

1,390 posts

59 months

Monday 18th September 2023
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Barchettaman said:
Another nice one that, Drooles. It reminds me a bit of my Smiths, which I don’t wear nearly enough:

That looks great

summit7

679 posts

232 months

Monday 18th September 2023
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Hello fellow adventurers of the timepiece thread of wonderland that embraces the widest and friendliest horology ever encountered by man!

I haven't posted for quite a few weeks but have read daily, does that make me a user or abuser of this place - who knows.

My more recent postings (when I was arsed to actually pick up a keyboard and say something) was about a £10 Casio with a "handlebar" picture (apparently I am a trend leader, since I posted that picture LOADS of bike pictures have been posted, I haven't commented) BUT there is a problem.

I have closely inspected my Casio today to accurately use the second hand, whilst the second hand is accurate in time against other time measuring devices, it does not line up with the markers on the dial (actually by a surprising way for Casio product). On closer inspection I don't think it is a hand problem but the watch face is not quite central in the case.

Should I,

1. Moan like hell on the internet
2. Demand that the manufacturer make it absolutely perfect beyond any justification of a mass produced or hand made product and then still slag off the manufacturer
3. Accept life has pros and cons and the watch does everything else exceptionally within the money I spent and is within tolerance of specs.

I do do ones and twos daily, however I am a 3 on this.

This last little faux pa has made me smile about cheap watches, I can still count seconds accurately which is the function of the second hand, has not changed about how great this watch is at doing the things I bought it for and made me re-appreciate about cost/spend/enjoyment.

I love £200ish watches

williamp

19,370 posts

276 months

Tuesday 19th September 2023
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Speaking of Casio, popped into town yestedday thinking about a new everyday watch and a treat to celebrate my weight loss.

(The loose feeling of the metal strap is a constant reminder of doing well) I bought this Casio ediface:



Looks black in this pic but its a dark blue face. New, with 2 yr warranty but in H samual it was reduced as a "clearence" from £180...

...down to £55.!

Plenty left over for the Opera. Tra la laaaaaaaa!!! As Captain Underpants warbles

Barchettaman

6,389 posts

135 months

Tuesday 19th September 2023
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£55 for that, bloody hell, the thread delivers once more.

Anyway, opera update incoming; our show opens Thursday. Cheers all.

RSTurboPaul

10,852 posts

261 months

Tuesday 19th September 2023
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rgw2012 said:
This just arrived yesterday - Roue TPS 4. Simply fantastic quality for £245. A proper vintage look. Comes with a leather and silicone strap in a nice box and watch roll. Lovely engraving on the case back. Very happy with it biggrin



I'm not usually a chrono person but these do look good smile

blue_haddock

3,448 posts

70 months

Tuesday 19th September 2023
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If anyone is interested in Luminox watches, TK Maxx have a range of them at pretty keen prices.

eccles

13,764 posts

225 months

Tuesday 19th September 2023
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Barchettaman said:
Anyway, opera update incoming; our show opens Thursday. Cheers all.
Am looking forward to your update, they're a rare glimpse into a very different world and a highlight of this thread.

BrabusMog

20,313 posts

189 months

Wednesday 20th September 2023
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Can anyone who has ordered from Watchdives give me an idea on delivery time/tracking? I'm looking to get the San Martin Pelagosalike for a last-minute holiday but only have 10 days til I go and don't want to order it and then it doesn't arrive in time.