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Watch battery cost.
« on: 10 September 2019, 17:53:26 »

It's 12.95 according to the man at the watch shop. No thanks, said I.

Simple job even for a neanderthal like me. Unclip the back and remove the old battery. :y

I ended up buying 5 Maxell batteries for 1.54 including the postage. Five minute job. :y
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« Reply #1 on: 10 September 2019, 18:10:10 »

It's 12.95 according to the man at the watch shop. No thanks, said I.

Simple job even for a neanderthal like me. Unclip the back and remove the old battery. :y

I ended up buying 5 Maxell batteries for 1.54 including the postage. Five minute job. :y

Ah, but did you seal it up to waterproof or at least water resistant standard? ??? ???

My battery was changed by a chain jeweler for 8-95, but they could have sent it away for this treatment adding X pounds; "No thanks I said"! :P :P

After three weeks the damn watch broke anyway!! ::) ::) ::) ;)
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« Reply #2 on: 10 September 2019, 18:29:40 »

It's 12.95 according to the man at the watch shop. No thanks, said I.

Simple job even for a neanderthal like me. Unclip the back and remove the old battery. :y

I ended up buying 5 Maxell batteries for 1.54 including the postage. Five minute job. :y

Ah, but did you seal it up to waterproof or at least water resistant standard? ??? ???

My battery was changed by a chain jeweler for 8-95, but they could have sent it away for this treatment adding X pounds; "No thanks I said"! :P :P

After three weeks the damn watch broke anyway!! ::) ::) ::) ;)

Don't be a bloody awkward woman, Lizzie........ ::) ::) ::) :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #3 on: 10 September 2019, 18:30:49 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)
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« Reply #4 on: 10 September 2019, 18:31:38 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)

Lazy sod. :)
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« Reply #5 on: 10 September 2019, 18:32:15 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)

Lazy sod. :)
Not lazy, just not tight  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: 10 September 2019, 18:33:48 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)

Lazy sod. :)
Not lazy, just not tight  ;)

But think of the satisfaction you have missed out on. :)
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« Reply #7 on: 10 September 2019, 18:36:21 »

If you can buy five batteries for 1.54 including P&P it makes you wonder what they cost to produce.

About two thirds of SFA is my guess. ;)
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« Reply #8 on: 10 September 2019, 18:37:19 »

Get my watch batteries changed by a guy on our local market for 3.50. They last 3 or 4 years. When he was on holiday i tried the Timsons hut in the Sainsburys car park and he quoted 12.  :o  I just politely declined his kind offer but the fella behind me went off on one about profiteering bastids.  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: 10 September 2019, 19:20:33 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)

Lazy sod. :)
Not lazy, just not tight  ;)

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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #10 on: 10 September 2019, 19:48:18 »

It's 12.95 according to the man at the watch shop. No thanks, said I.

Simple job even for a neanderthal like me. Unclip the back and remove the old battery. :y

I ended up buying 5 Maxell batteries for 1.54 including the postage. Five minute job. :y

Ah, but did you seal it up to waterproof or at least water resistant standard? ??? ???

My battery was changed by a chain jeweler for 8-95, but they could have sent it away for this treatment adding X pounds; "No thanks I said"! :P :P

After three weeks the damn watch broke anyway!! ::) ::) ::) ;)

Don't be a bloody awkward woman, Lizzie........ ::) ::) ::) :-* :-* :-* :-*

I know men do not like us saying it as it is! ::) ;D ;D ;D :-* :-* ;)
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« Reply #11 on: 10 September 2019, 19:52:25 »

It's about ten quid in Timpsons. I have better things to worry about.  ::)

Down here in the expensive south, Timpsons charge more than that, so I usually go to a local, non chain jeweller where the price is about 5, fully sealed.  The battery I replaced the other day was in another national chain jeweller as it was more convenient.  Then the watch terminates itself!! :o :o :D ;)
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« Reply #12 on: 10 September 2019, 20:10:42 »

There's only one I trust to do my Maurice Lacroix watch, and that's a small shop in Wakefield called watch hospital. The watch is curved and some jewellers won't touch it.
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Re: Watch battery cost.
« Reply #13 on: 10 September 2019, 20:29:32 »

Oh dear another watch thread..........

Why on earth do you need a watch ::)

Save your money.
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« Reply #14 on: 10 September 2019, 20:40:26 »

There's only one I trust to do my Maurice Lacroix watch, and that's a small shop in Wakefield called watch hospital. The watch is curved and some jewellers won't touch it.

Yeah...well. I have a Casio so know all about posh watches. :P :P :P
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« Reply #15 on: 10 September 2019, 20:48:50 »

Oh dear another watch thread..........

Why on earth do you need a watch ::)

Save your money.

Because post "B" , and also what China may do, in the UK we could have no electric, so no power for mobile devices to be recharged, no tv's and radios as the broadcasters will be cut off too, and for a while the watch on your wrist will be the few ways of telling the time. Wind up watches will then come back into fashion as batteries become another 'shortage'!! :o :o :o

 ;D ;D ;D. Now I joke of course, but do you know today there was a big national campaign started to encourage us British people to have an emergency "grab bag" handy near the front door with torches, first aid kit, water, etc!!! :o :o

We didn't even have all that rubbish during the Cold War, so what the hell do the authorities expect to happen?! :o :o :D
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« Reply #16 on: 10 September 2019, 20:52:37 »

No electric? Knowing the time would be the least of your worries!

Grab bag. i saw that. Might be handy. Sudden family illness, houses flooded.
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« Reply #17 on: 10 September 2019, 20:56:30 »

No electric? Knowing the time would be the least of your worries!

Grab bag. i saw that. Might be handy. Sudden family illness, houses flooded.

Well yes, when we are stuck down in our nuclear shelters it will be nice to know the time of the day and how many months we have been down there for! ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;)
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« Reply #18 on: 10 September 2019, 22:02:51 »

Oh dear another watch thread..........

Why on earth do you need a watch ::)

Save your money.


You'll be telling me I don't need the knife I always carry, or the torch that's clipped to my key ring.


What the last 8 months has proved to me is that I don't need a cell phone.
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« Reply #19 on: 10 September 2019, 22:38:30 »

There's only one I trust to do my Maurice Lacroix watch, and that's a small shop in Wakefield called watch hospital. The watch is curved and some jewellers won't touch it.

Yeah...well. I have a Casio so know all about posh watches. :P :P :P


Me too, a Casio Edifice.  :y

I've recently had the battery changed in the local hardware shop as well for 7.  :)  I guess I must have more money than sense!  :-\  :D
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« Reply #20 on: 11 September 2019, 08:17:18 »

There's only one I trust to do my Maurice Lacroix watch, and that's a small shop in Wakefield called watch hospital. The watch is curved and some jewellers won't touch it.

Think Ive got the same watch!

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« Reply #21 on: 11 September 2019, 08:32:59 »

Always worn a watch from a very young age about the only time I take it off is when I'm in the bath/shower.Never had an expensive watch[my cheap ones tell the time just as well]a jewellers on the local market does battery changes for 2.50p a go so that's where I go on the few occasions when a battery is needed[they do last a good few years].
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« Reply #22 on: 11 September 2019, 10:12:38 »

There's only one I trust to do my Maurice Lacroix watch, and that's a small shop in Wakefield called watch hospital. The watch is curved and some jewellers won't touch it.

Think Ive got the same watch!
Did you buy it from price drop tv?  ;D
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« Reply #23 on: 11 September 2019, 11:01:57 »

There's only one I trust to do my Maurice Lacroix watch, and that's a small shop in Wakefield called watch hospital. The watch is curved and some jewellers won't touch it.

Think Ive got the same watch!


Having anything the same as STMO is probably not a good look. :)
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« Reply #24 on: 11 September 2019, 11:05:02 »

There's only one I trust to do my Maurice Lacroix watch, and that's a small shop in Wakefield called watch hospital. The watch is curved and some jewellers won't touch it.

Think Ive got the same watch!
Did you buy it from price drop tv?  ;D

Yes, about 10 years ago!

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« Reply #25 on: 11 September 2019, 11:35:23 »

A proper watch shop will replace the seal and pressure test, and in a clean environment, and that what you pay for.

If you're not bothered, DIY it, simples.  But buy a better battery that the 10 batteries for 99p eBay shite. Because they are shite. Might get a few months from a digital one, but a lot of the fake/ebay/old ones die quickly with any movement watches.
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« Reply #26 on: 11 September 2019, 12:29:58 »

There's only one I trust to do my Maurice Lacroix watch, and that's a small shop in Wakefield called watch hospital. The watch is curved and some jewellers won't touch it.

Yeah...well. I have a Casio so know all about posh watches. :P :P :P


Me too, a Casio Edifice.  :y

I've recently had the battery changed in the local hardware shop as well for 7.  :)  I guess I must have more money than sense!  :-\  :D



My Casio cost 9.99 from the well known designer watch shop Argos. ;) It has an integral black plastic strap and came with a 10 year battery guarantee. :y

Broadly speaking it 'does what it says on the tin'.

I also have a Pulsar and a Rotary which I suppose are classed as 'midrange' much like Falken tyres. I rarely wear either.



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« Reply #27 on: 11 September 2019, 13:09:43 »

Always worn a watch from a very young age about the only time I take it off is when I'm in the bath/shower.Never had an expensive watch[my cheap ones tell the time just as well]a jewellers on the local market does battery changes for 2.50p a go so that's where I go on the few occasions when a battery is needed[they do last a good few years].

Was it a Timex? :o :D ;)

Everyone who had a watch then had a Timex! ;D ;D :y
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« Reply #28 on: 11 September 2019, 13:31:39 »

Always worn a watch from a very young age about the only time I take it off is when I'm in the bath/shower.Never had an expensive watch[my cheap ones tell the time just as well]a jewellers on the local market does battery changes for 2.50p a go so that's where I go on the few occasions when a battery is needed[they do last a good few years].

Was it a Timex? :o :D ;)

Everyone who had a watch then had a Timex! ;D ;D :y

ticka ticka Timex ....  :y

I've never had a Timex though  ;)
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« Reply #29 on: 11 September 2019, 13:33:12 »

There's only one I trust to do my Maurice Lacroix watch, and that's a small shop in Wakefield called watch hospital. The watch is curved and some jewellers won't touch it.

Think Ive got the same watch!
Did you buy it from price drop tv?  ;D

Yes, about 10 years ago!
Same here, buddy  ;D I got the one with the gold on and, later, the silver one.  :y
Hardly ever worn them, though, the butterfly clasp is a bit of a pain (opening) with everyday use. I said I'd wear them for nights out or special occasions, but I don't go out after dark and my special occasion events are mainly funerals nowadays.  ;D
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« Reply #30 on: 11 September 2019, 13:43:27 »

Always worn a watch from a very young age about the only time I take it off is when I'm in the bath/shower.Never had an expensive watch[my cheap ones tell the time just as well]a jewellers on the local market does battery changes for 2.50p a go so that's where I go on the few occasions when a battery is needed[they do last a good few years].

Was it a Timex? :o :D ;)

Everyone who had a watch then had a Timex! ;D ;D :y

All the boys had the same Timex for Christmas back in the sixties. The only difference being the choice between a black or silver dial.
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« Reply #31 on: 11 September 2019, 13:59:27 »

If you can buy five batteries for 1.54 including P&P it makes you wonder what they cost to produce.

About two thirds of SFA is my guess. ;)

At that price they sound like Chinese clones, which probably means a battery change every month. ::) ::) ::)
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« Reply #32 on: 11 September 2019, 14:01:54 »

If you can buy five batteries for 1.54 including P&P it makes you wonder what they cost to produce.

About two thirds of SFA is my guess. ;)

At that price they sound like Chinese clones, which probably means a battery change every month. ::) ::) ::)

Yes....very likely, even though they say they are original. Time (no pun intended) will tell. Still working after a week. ;)
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« Reply #33 on: 12 September 2019, 13:59:05 »

Oh dear another watch thread..........

Why on earth do you need a watch ::)

Save your money.


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« Reply #34 on: 12 September 2019, 14:35:48 »

I like wearing a watch when out and about, especially walking the dog in the woods. Don't want to be arsed pulling my phone out all of the time.
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« Reply #35 on: 12 September 2019, 15:03:37 »

I like wearing a watch when out and about, especially walking the dog in the woods. Don't want to be arsed pulling my phone out all of the time.


......................and having it whipped away you by a rogue on a motorbike or scooter! :o :o ;D ;D ;)
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« Reply #36 on: 12 September 2019, 15:20:30 »

I like wearing a watch when out and about, especially walking the dog in the woods. Don't want to be arsed pulling my phone out all of the time.


......................and having it whipped away you by a rogue on a motorbike or scooter! :o :o ;D ;D ;)
They tend not to ride in the woods. Too many trees in their way.  ::)
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« Reply #37 on: 12 September 2019, 15:46:23 »

I like wearing a watch when out and about, especially walking the dog in the woods. Don't want to be arsed pulling my phone out all of the time.


......................and having it whipped away you by a rogue on a motorbike or scooter! :o :o ;D ;D ;)
They tend not to ride in the woods. Too many trees in their way.  ::)

You mean to say you haven't got lads going around on scramblers who love the challenge of going through woods, let alone everywhere else? :o :o :D ;)
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« Reply #38 on: 12 September 2019, 15:48:59 »

I like wearing a watch when out and about, especially walking the dog in the woods. Don't want to be arsed pulling my phone out all of the time.


......................and having it whipped away you by a rogue on a motorbike or scooter! :o :o ;D ;D ;)
They tend not to ride in the woods. Too many trees in their way.  ::)

You mean to say you haven't got lads going around on scramblers who love the challenge of going through woods, let alone everywhere else? :o :o :D ;)
Maybe in your rough area, not up here.  :P
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« Reply #39 on: 12 September 2019, 16:41:51 »

I like wearing a watch when out and about, especially walking the dog in the woods. Don't want to be arsed pulling my phone out all of the time.


......................and having it whipped away you by a rogue on a motorbike or scooter! :o :o ;D ;D ;)
They tend not to ride in the woods. Too many trees in their way.  ::)

You mean to say you haven't got lads going around on scramblers who love the challenge of going through woods, let alone everywhere else? :o :o :D ;)
Maybe in your rough area, not up here.  :P

Oh yes, they go everywhere around here, even across the local park.  Bloody noisy things! :o :o ;D ;D ;)
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« Reply #40 on: 12 September 2019, 22:17:24 »

My first watch[possibly even first couple]was indeed a Timex. :y I find a watch more convenient than mobile phone,with the phone I have to hoik it out of my pocket and get it to light up[or whatever it's called for the screen not to be blank]then replace it into pocket,with the watch it's just a quick glance at my wrist.
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« Reply #41 on: 12 September 2019, 23:57:45 »

I always wear a watch and feel naked without it.  :)
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« Reply #42 on: 13 September 2019, 07:50:04 »

My first watch[possibly even first couple]was indeed a Timex. :y I find a watch more convenient than mobile phone,with the phone I have to hoik it out of my pocket and get it to light up[or whatever it's called for the screen not to be blank]then replace it into pocket,with the watch it's just a quick glance at my wrist.

Exactly, it is still the easiest way to know the time whenever you want to. :y :y

Besides, for people like Field Marshal Opti it must be so morale boosting flashing your Rolex (I wish I could!)  8) 8) ;D ;D ;)


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« Reply #43 on: 13 September 2019, 12:21:28 »

My first watch[possibly even first couple]was indeed a Timex. :y I find a watch more convenient than mobile phone,with the phone I have to hoik it out of my pocket and get it to light up[or whatever it's called for the screen not to be blank]then replace it into pocket,with the watch it's just a quick glance at my wrist.

Exactly, it is still the easiest way to know the time whenever you want to. :y :y

Besides, for people like Field Marshal Opti it must be so morale boosting flashing your Rolex (I wish I could!)  8) 8) ;D ;D ;)


Don't like Rolex watches.

There is an old saying......the only thing worse than a fake Rolex is a real one.

Rolex seem to have the uncanny knack of making a 10,000 watch look so gaudy and trashy that it looks like a 10 watch from a petrol station. :)
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« Reply #44 on: 13 September 2019, 15:37:14 »

Well, Rolex is a charity, so will be a balls up from start to finish.
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« Reply #45 on: 13 September 2019, 20:40:16 »

My first watch[possibly even first couple]was indeed a Timex. :y I find a watch more convenient than mobile phone,with the phone I have to hoik it out of my pocket and get it to light up[or whatever it's called for the screen not to be blank]then replace it into pocket,with the watch it's just a quick glance at my wrist.

Exactly, it is still the easiest way to know the time whenever you want to. :y :y

Besides, for people like Field Marshal Opti it must be so morale boosting flashing your Rolex (I wish I could!)  8) 8) ;D ;D ;)


Don't like Rolex watches.

There is an old saying......the only thing worse than a fake Rolex is a real one.

Rolex seem to have the uncanny knack of making a 10,000 watch look so gaudy and trashy that it looks like a 10 watch from a petrol station. :)

Really! ;D ;D

The 9,700 ladies Rolex watch that I have been tempted to buy looks every inch the high gold, very bejewelled beautiful item of jewellery that the price tag suggests 8) 8) :-* :-*

Just cannot justify spending that kind of cash, if even I had it spare, on a watch though, and more importantly the risks someone faces when wearing one is just too great :'( :'(
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« Reply #46 on: 13 September 2019, 21:21:51 »

My 25, 30 year old Sekonda serves me very well. Only ever had to renew batteries.  :y
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« Reply #47 on: 13 September 2019, 22:42:50 »

My first watch[possibly even first couple]was indeed a Timex. :y I find a watch more convenient than mobile phone,with the phone I have to hoik it out of my pocket and get it to light up[or whatever it's called for the screen not to be blank]then replace it into pocket,with the watch it's just a quick glance at my wrist.

Exactly, it is still the easiest way to know the time whenever you want to. :y :y

Besides, for people like Field Marshal Opti it must be so morale boosting flashing your Rolex (I wish I could!)  8) 8) ;D ;D ;)


Don't like Rolex watches.

There is an old saying......the only thing worse than a fake Rolex is a real one.

Rolex seem to have the uncanny knack of making a 10,000 watch look so gaudy and trashy that it looks like a 10 watch from a petrol station. :)

I bought a Rolex once.....  ::)     


From a nice chap on a street corner in Manila for about a tenner!  ;D

It lasted for a couple of years as well!  :y
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« Reply #48 on: 14 September 2019, 12:24:46 »

My first watch[possibly even first couple]was indeed a Timex. :y I find a watch more convenient than mobile phone,with the phone I have to hoik it out of my pocket and get it to light up[or whatever it's called for the screen not to be blank]then replace it into pocket,with the watch it's just a quick glance at my wrist.

Exactly, it is still the easiest way to know the time whenever you want to. :y :y

Besides, for people like Field Marshal Opti it must be so morale boosting flashing your Rolex (I wish I could!)  8) 8) ;D ;D ;)


Don't like Rolex watches.

There is an old saying......the only thing worse than a fake Rolex is a real one.

Rolex seem to have the uncanny knack of making a 10,000 watch look so gaudy and trashy that it looks like a 10 watch from a petrol station. :)

I bought a Rolex once.....  ::)     


From a nice chap on a street corner in Manila for about a tenner!  ;D

It lasted for a couple of years as well!  :y

For those attracted to the tacky 'Liberace look' that Rolex offer there are 1200 fake copies that are apparently almost impossible to tell from the real 10000 item.
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« Reply #49 on: 14 September 2019, 18:03:17 »

My first watch[possibly even first couple]was indeed a Timex. :y I find a watch more convenient than mobile phone,with the phone I have to hoik it out of my pocket and get it to light up[or whatever it's called for the screen not to be blank]then replace it into pocket,with the watch it's just a quick glance at my wrist.

Exactly, it is still the easiest way to know the time whenever you want to. :y :y

Besides, for people like Field Marshal Opti it must be so morale boosting flashing your Rolex (I wish I could!)  8) 8) ;D ;D ;)


Don't like Rolex watches.

There is an old saying......the only thing worse than a fake Rolex is a real one.

Rolex seem to have the uncanny knack of making a 10,000 watch look so gaudy and trashy that it looks like a 10 watch from a petrol station. :)

I bought a Rolex once.....  ::)     


From a nice chap on a street corner in Manila for about a tenner!  ;D

It lasted for a couple of years as well!  :y

For those attracted to the tacky 'Liberace look' that Rolex offer there are 1200 fake copies that are apparently almost impossible to tell from the real 10000 item.

If you are going to wear a fake Rolex, it's probably cooler to wear a proper fake Rolex!  :y
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« Reply #50 on: 14 September 2019, 19:54:59 »

In the '80's, in those overseas markets, you could buy a 'gold Rolex' where the hands ran backwards! It made for interesting 'helpful' comments when flashing it in a bar. ;D
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« Reply #51 on: 14 September 2019, 20:37:44 »

Just to upset TB, I bought a code-controlled, talking watch off ebay, 12.50 delivered - and it arrived prompty and working:P

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