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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Friday 24th December 2021
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Well, here it is, what do we all think of the new premises?? Bigger, brighter and of course carpeted this time!!
Welcome one and all!!!

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Bobberoo

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Friday 24th December 2021
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gregs656 said:
Here’s a watch to kick it off, I paid 1 USD for this in 2010. Needs a new strap (thinking brown leather?? The dial is greyish).

Hard to photograph, but I’ve always liked it.



Happy Christmas all
Ooohhh that's pretty, yep a nice vintage leather strap would suit that!!

Glad you like the new digs chaps!!! smile

Bobberoo

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Saturday 25th December 2021
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Merry Christmas chap, have a great day with your family and thanks for making this little corner of tinternet a fun and friendly place!!

Bobberoo

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Saturday 25th December 2021
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Scrump said:
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas Scrump, I'm fairly confident that isn't your hand, but it is a magnificent choice in watch!!! rofl

Bobberoo

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Saturday 25th December 2021
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T6 vanman said:


It's soon to be mine

Bobberoo said:
Scrump said:
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas Scrump, I'm fairly confident that isn't your hand, but it is a magnificent choice in watch!!! rofl
Although slightly over budget



Edited by T6 vanman on Saturday 25th December 11:34
rofl
Brilliant!!!

Bobberoo

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Sunday 26th December 2021
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Morning 105.4, I see you've fallen into my trap found your way here, it's no good trying to resist, you'll cave in eventually!!! smile

Bobberoo

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Sunday 26th December 2021
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gregs656 said:
105.4 said:
Ohhh, that’s nice. I like that. £1 you say? Interesting…..
$1… not sure how much that was in £ in 2010. Not a lot. I bought a timex at the same time, will get a picture. Both from a thrift store in Flagstaff, AZ.

The Waltham seems to be running fine.
Would like to see more of the Waltham when you get a strap on it!!

Bobberoo

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Monday 27th December 2021
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105.4 said:
EX51GE R said:
How long do you have to wait for the new van?
Peugeot and Citroen were both quoting 7 months for an automatic equipped, top specced Partner or Berlingo.

Vauxhall were quoting 3-4 months for an auto Combo, in a lower spec for £4100 more than Peugeot or Citroen.

In the end I went for a 130bhp, automatic, Citroen Berlingo Driver Pro XL.
Jesus, I didn't realise there was a wait for vans, just asked Mrs Bobbers about the vans her boss ordered this year, yep 4 month wait for manual high spec Transits too!!!

Bobberoo

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Tuesday 28th December 2021
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The sign writers have only just finished on the front door as it is!!! grumpy

Bobberoo

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Tuesday 28th December 2021
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My new watch box, number three, has arrived!!

Bobberoo

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Thursday 30th December 2021
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My Casio calculator watch has arrived, weighs nothing!!!

Bobberoo

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Thursday 30th December 2021
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redrabbit said:
Just put a rally strap on my Sorna Bullhead, inspired by the orange example posted on the original thread. It transforms the watch, and I'm delighted

Love that!!

Bobberoo

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Friday 31st December 2021
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redrabbit said:
r159 said:
redrabbit said:
Confession time.

My son made me watch the John Wick movies before Christmas. To my surprise, I found them to be extremely good fun - so much so that I researched Keanu's watch (which he wears wrist-side to avoid damage in combat).

Seems it's a Carl Bucherer Manero which sells for around two grand, unless you get one from Wish for exactly 12 quid. I know. Like I told my lad when watching John Wick 3... Sometimes good people do bad things.

Is it a sweeper or ‘jumping seconds automatic’ that Wish are known for.
What do you think biggrin it makes more noise than a traction engine too...
rofl

Bobberoo

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Friday 31st December 2021
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Drooles said:
Barchettaman said:
tedmus said:
Admittedly I only watched your scene but that was quite impressive mate clap
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Many thanks! I felt I had to contribute something operatic after Bobbers renamed the thread LOL
Like Tedmus, I only watched your scene but it’s mightily impressive. The set looked great, too!

Best wishes to all for the New Year
I too have just watched your scene, and agree hugely impressive!!! clap

Bobberoo

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Friday 31st December 2021
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105.4 said:
Is there room, (and interest), in here for lighters and cigarette cases ?
scratchchin
I don't mind a bit of budget creep, and enjoy the occasional operatic break, but I think I'd draw the line at expanding to start including other collections, sorry.

Bobberoo

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Saturday 1st January 2022
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A very Happy New Year to all!!

Bobberoo

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Monday 3rd January 2022
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DJP said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
That looks a bit of a beast. I like it but wonder whether my 'athletic'/girly wrists are man enough to carry that off.
As Figaro says, that's a very decent spec for half thread.
Here's how mine looks on my barely 7" wrist:



Not too bad I think, and even better on a Nato strap:

That's a great looking watch, doesn't look too big on your wrist either!!

Bobberoo

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Monday 3rd January 2022
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BigGingerBob said:
Evening everyone!

My first entry into this thread, I'm a newbie in the watch section but I love a good watch.

I've been looking at Seiko Sports for a while now and there is a stonking deal at Amazon, just under thread by 77p I bought this...



Amazon Linky
Welcome to our little corner of tinternet BigGingerBob, as you've already been warned, it's a slippery slope!!

Bobberoo

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Tuesday 4th January 2022
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My second Casio has arrived, pics shortly.....

Bobberoo

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Tuesday 4th January 2022
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That's a great looking watch!!

My new Casio Ediface, two links out to make it fit, has some funky stuff like world time zones, a temperature readout and dual stopwatches!!