TG host's wrist watches

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For which of their watches, they have different prices for their quartz, russian chronograph and swiss movements.
I think you misunderstood me. For the below a grand price point, can you give some other brand suggestions to look at besides Lum-tec.
 

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Whilst the presenters (being on big bucks contracts) certainly have ?500+ watches that most of us couldn't afford (or could but would rather pay our bills first :p) here's a brand that I reckon is close to the TG spirit (if I can call that) and that has a wide range of models for not that expensive prices, Fossil.
http://www.fossil.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryView?catalogId=20002&storeId=32553&categoryId=215522&langId=10&parent_category_rn=213502&departmentId=213502&currentPage=0&viewAll=1

Anyone agrees, or has any other suggestions of the same kind?
Funnily enough, I believe James May has a Fossil watch, a Phillipe Starck 'Veiled' one.

I was quite surprised, because I bought one myself in the summer, and several of my more observant friends immediately made the comparison (I generally wear men's watches). And then I went to the toy fair the other weekend, and he was indeed wearing a watch just like mine (which I hastily removed before I got my book signed, because I didn't want to look like a mad fangirl... and also, it's always a bit awkward when people turn up wearing the same thing :lol: )
 
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i fully believe it's like having more then one pair of shoes, you need a work shoe, a play shoe, a winter shoe, and a dress shoe. your watches should be the same. I'm not going to go to a fancey dinner with my grandparents, or even on a date to a nice restaurant wearing a digital Indiglo watch from the 90s.
just as i'm not going to wear a pair of work boots to this same restuarant.

someone said earlier that a watch and a car represent a gentleman, this couldn't be more true, even today.

things like watches are representations of yourself. there should be watches for different ocasions.
 

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oh, and another watch you can find for about 400 to 1000 USD (i haven't checked the prices in the states...) is a Movado.... not the easiest watches to tell the time on though.
 

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Funnily enough, I believe James May has a Fossil watch, a Phillipe Starck 'Veiled' one.

I was quite surprised, because I bought one myself in the summer, and several of my more observant friends immediately made the comparison (I generally wear men's watches). And then I went to the toy fair the other weekend, and he was indeed wearing a watch just like mine (which I hastily removed before I got my book signed, because I didn't want to look like a mad fangirl... and also, it's always a bit awkward when people turn up wearing the same thing :lol: )
It's not this one is it?http://www.fossil.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=10&storeId=32553&catalogId=20002&categoryId=215522&parent_category_rn=213502&productId=22054247&imagePath=FS4410
I too have a Fossil watch bought for cheap on Amazon, it is a women's but it's massively chunky - delicate watches look stupid on me. For work I need an easy-to-read waterproof watch with a second hand for heart/respiratory rates. I have a Lorus which has stood 2 years of abuse - knocked off by dogs, dropped, etc - and is still going strong, even if it is a bit scratched.
 

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i fully believe it's like having more then one pair of shoes, you need a work shoe, a play shoe, a winter shoe, and a dress shoe. your watches should be the same. I'm not going to go to a fancey dinner with my grandparents, or even on a date to a nice restaurant wearing a digital Indiglo watch from the 90s.
just as i'm not going to wear a pair of work boots to this same restuarant.

someone said earlier that a watch and a car represent a gentleman, this couldn't be more true, even today.

things like watches are representations of yourself. there should be watches for different ocasions.
And there I was this morning thinking I sleepwalked, switched my computer on, went on the forum and replied on this thread.......... :?









Then I realized it was scoops' post. :D

Sport on mate, I couldn't have said it better!
 

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And there I was this morning thinking I sleepwalked, switched my computer on, went on the forum and replied on this thread.......... :?
Then I realized it was scoops' post. :D

Sport on mate, I couldn't have said it better!
it's the only way!!!

i mean, where would Bond be without a nice watch? probably dead somewhere in 1955. Watches have saved his life any number of times!!!
 
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Yikes! That's embarrassing.

I wish it had wider lugs (24mm) as I like a thicker band. Oh well. I just wonder if there are any dealers here in the US or I'll just have to resort to buying direct. Hope the exchange rate is decent :)

This will be my first "grown up" watch.
 
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That watch looks really nice, and it actually has a Valjoux 7750.
Seems like a good buy and certainly cheaper than the equivalent IWC Pilot's watch.

Hmm just noticed that IWC now only offers the Ingenieur in 45mm diameter. Those bastards.
I want the watches in 42mm!
 

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i have an 160 euro swatch.


when i first got it i was enthusiastic (i only ever had a casio and a nike watch before... i guess thats ok im only 16 xD) about wearing it, but after around half a year i prefered the feel of my hand without a watch, so now it just sits in the cupboard waiting for occasions where you need to show how much money you are prepared to waste on clothes nd other things...

i guess what i wanna say is that the design of a watch speaks more of the owner's personality than the price tag does
 

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As said before, a watch is mans way to use jewelery, a nice watch for me is subtle and elegant which can be used with both a suit and for everyday wear, yes I do have some cheap watches, but when I walked into the store and saw the limited edition Omega Seamaster I was sold. Yes its a bit more tacky than the regular Seamaster, but I just love it and the best part is that if you have no clue about watches, it looks like some runofthemill Seiko :mrgreen:

I dont look good in an necklace or other mens jewelery, but a big fat wristwatch just suits me perfectly :)

And if I had more cash to spend on watches I would get a couple more good ones, I dont want the cheap stuff, I want preformance, style and quality.

Looking at this tread has given me some more watches to take into consideration for my next one.
 
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