Wrist watch care

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11 hours ago, hooperski said:

I totally agree. It's a waste of money buying an expensive watch, they don't go any faster than a cheap one.

 

I agree, I once purchased an Apple watch but it went a strange brown colour over time!

 

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20 minutes ago, dj_jay_smith said:

 

I agree, I once purchased an Apple watch but it went a strange brown colour over time!

 

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That's the survivalist special edition. It has a short lifetime by design

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31 minutes ago, swimmer said:

The wrist is where the gents' action is.

 

 

Sadly, this is true as you get older :lol:

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14 hours ago, SpiderPig said:

I refuse to get involved with anyone who calls themself Anus Id ...

 

:ph34r:

you are a funny pig :lol:

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14 hours ago, hooperski said:

I totally agree. It's a waste of money buying an expensive watch, they don't go any faster than a cheap one.

 

Apparently men who buy expensive watches have little clocks... :D

 

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14 hours ago, SpiderPig said:

I refuse to get involved with anyone who calls themself Anus Id ...

 

:ph34r:

 

What about spi-DERP-ig ?  :D

 

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2 minutes ago, hooperski said:

You can fit two hands around mine. :ph34r:

 

That doesn't impress anyone, Donald...

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1 hour ago, clickety6 said:

And talking about watches, why is the third hand called the second hand?

 

And when there's a short hand, a medium hand and a long hand why do they call the medium one minute?

 

Or is the governor of the short hand a Pitman script fan?

 

2B

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18 hours ago, Malt-Teaser said:

Nice thread, thanks.

I'm currently looking around and considering a real watch, you know, one of those automatic non-quartz things from Switzerland.

At the moment I have my beady eye on either a Maurice Lacroix which is in a sale reduced by 30% to around €1300 also after my staff discount (the normal price is around €2K) or I've also looked at a couple of Frederique Constant at around €1K.

 

Anyone have any experience with these marques?

Also they'd require a so-called small service at 2-3 years and a main service at 5-6y, anyone know what these services would typically cost?

 

Thanks in advance,

Malty.

 

Just to be very dull and go back vaguely on topic to answer your question Malty...I've had an inexpensive Maurice Lecroix (not automatic) for over 15 years. Obviously had to have the battery changed a few times, splashed out once to have it serviced properly and have had zero problems. Still love it as much as the day I bought it and wear it often. Never heard of the other make, so can't comment on that.

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Given that a 10-eur watch does at least as good a job as a 1300-eur one (especially if it's one of those non-quartz things), the extra that you pay must be for the pleasure of the value of the thing. Why, then, is it not a pleasure to pay more rather than less for the servicing?

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If you mean me then I'm only looking to know the rough costs of services, I'm not looking for specifically cheap.

 

Skadi, to be equally dull and boring I've always fancied such a watch and my budget is limited. I won't be expecting to impress anyone as what I'm looking to buy isn't ostentatios-looking and wouldn't be recognised as 'an expensive watch'. In fact compared to many it would be a rather cheap watch.

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