Originally Posted by romafan
2 for me. A Seiko my dad gave me almost 30 years ago (it's my dress watch - nice but plain, takes a battery) and a Swiss Army casual watch I picked up 10 years ago for weekend wear
And I am sure that your Seiko has been serving you very well, both as a time piece and as a memory of your father. Here is to another 30 years of faithful service.
Originally Posted by DrCool1978
Wow gazman, you may have a problem, lol.
Tell me about it!
You should see my strap collection.
But I've never lost money on a watch. Try making a 40% return on a used pair of shoes.
Originally Posted by Anders
I'm really curious how you can own/wear Seiko 5's when you own other watches of such high caliber. I would have guessed you'd wear a Submariner or similar for a beater if you own watches such as Pateks and independents (which I've drooled over in the watch porn thread). Can you explain your reasoning behind having watches on such extreme ends of the spectrum? I'm genuinely curious.
That's because I buy the watches for my own enjoyment and not for others. And I enjoy all things watches. Besides, one can feast on caviar and truffles but still find immense enjoyment in a simple bowl of noodles or a good old fashion hamburger. As I have noted elsewhere, Seiko is an amazing manufacture and puts most Swiss manufactures to shame with its vertical integration. Besides Rolex and JLC, not many other Swiss manufactures can match Seiko in this respect.
You will also notice that I am not into complications like perpetual calenders or tourbillons (which in my mind is a redundant complication for wrist watches since it was designed to allow a pocket watch to compensate for gravity). I am really into the very core of timekeeping.
Originally Posted by Kaplan
What didn't you like about the Black Seal?
Also, what's that strap on the PAM26?
It didn't sing to me like the 249 did later on. I found the case too small and the overall aesthetics to be a little boring.
The strap on the 26 is an OEM burgundy calf.
Originally Posted by acidicboy
wow, gaz.... i might need to change career! is this the reason you moved to hk?
Moving to HK was a bad decision on the wallet.
Originally Posted by babygreenspots
zero. they are too easily lost. nice watches, like nice hats, are for teetotallers
As are rattles and teddy bears. What activities do you undertake where you would loose your watch?