$28 Timex digital. Takes a licking, and keeps on ticking, so to speak. Been reliable for 20 years now. Never comes off my wrist except for cleaning the band now and then. Who needs anything more?
Of course, for kicks, I do have a NOS Mickey Mouse watch (one of the original Swiss ones, bought at Disneyland in the very early days), and a new Alfa Romeo watch, but I keep them private in boxes for... memories, I guess.
I just picked up a nice Invicta Auto two tone. The auto movement is pretty good. Not like my Rolex or Mido but it will keep time for about 30 hours when not on my wrist. It seems to be pretty built well too.
This watch was lent to be by the jeweler who took my Seamaster in for repair after it got moisture inside.
The guy initially told me to expect a 4 week turnaround, however that estimate eventually turned into 4 months!
When i finally collected my watch I had forgotten that I even had his loaner watch at home and he forgot to ask for it back.
So why didn't I return it? Well, I was in a rush when I picked up my watch and after paying $1050 (!) for the repair, I simply
put the watch on my wrist and off I went, - it wasn't til later that evening that I discovered the crown was jammed!
The watch wasn't unusable. I took it back to him the next day & when I complained, he told me he was the only official Omega
service agent in New Zealand and I could 'take it or leave it!'
That is the kind of "customer service" that means i'm not going to bother returning your loaner watch...
2: Citizen Divers 150m (Quartz)
My first watch, bought it when I was 16. Still works!
3: Citizen Aqualand Pro (with Depth Gauge)
Purchased 1991, was my everyday watch for more than 10 years.
4: Citizen Hyper Aqualand Pro (Digital Dive Computer)
The watch I actually use when I go diving.
5: Omega Speedmaster (Half Gold with 'Bond' Bracelet)
A unique watch, for wearing on special occasions. I made this myself by buying a Speedmaster & a Seamaster and swapping the bracelets.
I later sold the Seamaster for exactly the same money I paid for it...
6: Omega Seamaster 120m (with Multi Function Digital Face)
Bought 2nd hand in 2003 for my 35th birthday. In 2006 it leaked water the first time I actually went swimming with it! (see above)
Sold it in 2014 for similar money to what I paid for it (excluding the $1050 repair bill)
I hate to admit this is not my idea, I saw it on another board and people were having fun with it. I'm posting a picture with the number 1 in it here...to keep this thread going, next person posts a picture with the number 2 in it and so on....It would be nice to get as many Alfa related pics as...
I get so fricken pissed when I read this crap. Global warming is the biggest pack of lies and bullsh*t ever promulgated to the public, beating even Bush's WMD.
CO2 IS NOT POLLUTION!!! CO2 IS WHAT PLANTS BREATHE TO TURN CARBON INTO FOOD. FOOD THAT WE EAT, ONLY SOME OF US DON'T GET ENOUGH TO...
As a driver, even on track, motion sickness (which effects up to 1/3 of people) has never been an issue, but put me in back or in the passenger seat and the technicolor yawn becomes a distinct possibility.:frown2:
This brief article discusses continuing research into the subject...