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  1. abrod520

    abrod520 Nov 6, 2023

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    Get bored, stumble upon an under-attended auction, end up with a couple Seamasters. You know, as one does.

    Cue ‘GoldenEye’ by Tina Turner, for this perfect 2531.80:

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  2. stevec14

    stevec14 Nov 6, 2023

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    Very nice - lume nice and creamy!
     
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  3. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 6, 2023

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    Love the bobbly lume plots on these Seamaster dials.
     
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  4. Jemagloh

    Jemagloh Nov 6, 2023

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    Congrats, @abrod520! What else did you get?
     
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  5. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Nov 6, 2023

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    Congrats! I've been thinking of getting one of those for a while now.

    However, technically that's not the GoldenEye. Which is reference 2541.80 with a quartz movement, and I know you don't like quartz.

    Starting with Tomorrow Never Dies and on, Brosnan switched to the mechanical 2531.80.
     
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  6. abrod520

    abrod520 Nov 7, 2023

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    I have been on a Seamaster roll lately I guess, I had traded my Aquastar chrono for a 2298 (titanium chrono).

    And this one came along with an older brother! Should be in WRUW today :D
     
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  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Nov 7, 2023

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    Oh interesting. I knew there was a quartz version but didn't know that was the choice for GoldenEye versus the later ones.

    I think this one's probably just passing through for me (I also recently picked up a chrono version which I think I'll keep instead) so shoot me a PM if you might want this one :cool:
    Alternatively I was thinking it might look cool on an aftermarket mesh bracelet, kind of like a 'budget Bond 60th' that is also more authentic!
     
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  8. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 8, 2023

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    At £2000 I am kinda tempted
     
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  9. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 9, 2023

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  10. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 9, 2023

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    Yeah, pretty cool hey!
     
  11. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 9, 2023

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    One of de best Breitlings ever made, a tad small though, this one is 41mm IIRC
     
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  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 9, 2023

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    You do not remember correctly. Watch Village sez it is 43mm. Proper man size. Unless dey measured it with the crown? :cautious:
     
  13. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Nov 9, 2023

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    Aaah goodie, then I think you should proceed with purchasing this perfectly sized mega cool piece brobeans
     
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  14. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Nov 10, 2023

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    Go for it (great watch and these Breitling rubber straps are really comfy) :thumbsup:

    Let’s say it wears true to size (42?) but is rather light on the wrist because it is pretty slender.
     
  15. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Nov 10, 2023

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    “They don’t make ‘em like that anymore…”
     
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  16. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 10, 2023

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    Well this is all well and good, but that would mean my collection was 3.26% not TAG. :cautious:
     
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  17. paysdoufs

    paysdoufs Nov 10, 2023

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    You pure soul! :p
     
  18. McBeardy

    McBeardy Nov 25, 2023

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    Thought a possible interesting topic (idea shameful copied from The Grey Nato podcast).

    3 price brackets - sub £1k, sub £5k & sub £10k.

    New or pre owned (if preowned have an example).

    Here’s the catch, can’t be something in your current collection or owned previously.

    What watches you choosing?

    Mine:

    Sub £1k - Seiko SPB143 - online currently in the BF sales a £950ish.

    Other contenders Oris 65 Arabic numerals Chrono24 has one at £900. Older Tag Aquaracer WAN2110 - Chrono24 has one for £850

    Sub £5k - Omega Seamaster 300m Professional Green on the rubber strap. One I’m toying with to buy in the future - eBay has a few at £4,300

    Other contenders Tudor Pelagos 39mm, Tudor BB36 Light champagne another one currently on my hit list.

    Sub £10k - Rolex Sub ND, obviously I’m this scenario at RRP and available. But a 16040m 2 liner can be had.

    Other contenders GO Panomatic Lunar a grail watch of mine & potential end game, also just sneaks in under £10k. But not ideal for a 1 watch.

    So what’s everyone else’s picks?
     
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  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 25, 2023

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    Can't have owned it previously makes it difficult, so...

    Sub £1000 - TAG Heuer Titanium Chrono (pre-owned)
    Sub £5000 - TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 (pre-owned)
    Sib £10000 - TAG Heuer Carrera Tourbillon (pre-owned)
     
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  20. McBeardy

    McBeardy Nov 25, 2023

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    even on the ‘other brand’ still choosing Tag? No preowned Chopard under £10k?