Would you go to the ends of the Earth?

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In 2010 I travelled to Florida to purchase my Tag Carrera and again in 2018 to the US, this time to NYC, to secure my Hamilton Jazzmaster day date with a Veterans Day discount.

(In truth, both times I also happened to be on a family vacation!).
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I went from Cumbria to Alaska and got a Bremont.
Not sure it counts though as I was on a planned holiday and it was an unplanned purchase.
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strapline wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:17 am I'd also like to travel to Japan in the next few years if the stars align. @missF, sitting on a bullet train while turning over my new GS in my hands as we pass under Mt Fuji, now that's the stuff of fantasy. :lol:

Sounds like an epic @strapline :thumbup:

Edited to add: in the movie version you’d have an old crippled man who still works as a blacksmith taking on his last job - hammering and smelting down his family sword in order to create a case for your watch. Only no one ever knew he had the skills to do this. So you live with him and his family until the watch is completed, and to pass the time you start to learn the process of folding and hammering steel until you forge a blade that exceeds the quality of the one that now forms your watch. The old man dies shortly after handing you the watch. Which now strangely keeps ticking even without winding…
Oh and obviously you fall in love with his daughter
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@missF They could be the greatest thing I've ever read on this forum. You just failed to mention that the crippled man found a way of casting a cherry blossom dial from fallen blossom collected from outside the imperial castle in Kyoto, so it would always be spring in my heart. Other than this small omission your post is perfect. :lol:

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When I bought my yachtmaster I drove to iconic watches which was about 540 mile round trip That was a long old day!
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missF wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 7:13 am :lol: :lol: :lol:
Doesn’t everyone have a black and white movie script running in their head when they decide what watch to wear?? :problem:
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Drove 3.6 miles one lunchtime to the CW showroom to pick up a watch for my wife a couple of years ago. Parked right outside, picked up a Greggs sausage roll and got a free coffee. Was back in time for a work call. :-|
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100 miles would be around my limit, I think.
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I drove 320 miles round trip from Central Oregon to Portland a few years ago to see a Speedmaster and a Black Bay in the flesh as there are no Omega or Tudor AD's near me. I tried them on and neither wowed me enough to make a purchase (which I'm kind of regretting now.) It was a nice drive over the Cascade Mountains, however, so it was still worth the trip.
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I drop in at my local jeweler’s, 17 miles away, to see what they have, but I’ve not specifically made a trip to buy a watch. Also, visiting my parents was a four hour, 235 mile, trip, one way. Came home with my first Rolex on one of those trips. Again, unplanned.
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DavidCM wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 12:17 am My record, so far, has been 106 miles to Watches of Switzerland in Cardiff for my Panerai.
Almost SNAP!
116 miles to Watches of Switzerland in Cardiff for my Cartier.
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Winnipeg, MB to pick up my Datejust, approx 175 mi roundtrip. Not quite the ends of the earth, but you can see it from there. :lol:
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