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missF wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:48 am ^^^ I think the actual dial size of these is going to be tiny... I'd definitely want to try both on to see what I think. I know the 42mm size might be off putting for some but I've read plenty of reviews that say the 42mm wears a lot smaller because of a good L2L size and the fact that the dial is comparatively so small...
Having had the orange steel version and the black carbon I can confirm they wear smaller than the size would suggest and they wear well. Still not exactly a shrinking violet mind! The steel versions I found just too heavy for an everyday watch. I reckon these could be crackers
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Andyshall wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:42 pm
missF wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:48 am ^^^ I think the actual dial size of these is going to be tiny... I'd definitely want to try both on to see what I think. I know the 42mm size might be off putting for some but I've read plenty of reviews that say the 42mm wears a lot smaller because of a good L2L size and the fact that the dial is comparatively so small...
I agree entirely Lindsey. It won’t stop me trying one on but in reading about them this morning, I was worried how small the actual dial will be. Good price though.

Talking about trying on. I was in a Breitling AD in Norwich yesterday and had the orange Aerospace on my wrist. The colour is great but it ended there for me, I wasn’t keen on the extra thickness and I prefer the single crown that operates all the functions.
I did wonder how the extra thickness would be with the new aerospace. I would not be at all surprised if there is a new standard thinner range without a lump of balloon in the back bulking it out. Also I much prefer the additional buttons for ease of use.
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maclink wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 5:06 pm Way in the back of mind, this continues to linger since I've always thought of one since my renewed interest in wristwatches.



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This lingers for me, too. But I'd rather go for one of the previous models (14270 / 114270).
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:) ^^^@atnits I still haven’t decided which I prefer…
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nbg wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 2:17 pm :) ^^^@atnits I still haven’t decided which I prefer…

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I love this new special edition of the MIDO Big TV. Colourful and retro. I appreciate it won't be everyone's cuppa!
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LOVE it! :thumbup:
For anyone in the UK who's old enough, it reminds me of this :lol: :thumbup:

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I've just seen this while browsing, and very much want one. Not bothered about the football element, just love the colour!

https://www.tudorwatch.com/en/tudor-mag ... pink-again

https://oracleoftime.com/tudor-black-bay-chrono-pink/

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missF wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:40 pm LOVE it! :thumbup:
For anyone in the UK who's old enough, it reminds me of this :lol: :thumbup:


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This also reminds me of the same thing!! :sick:

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I almost bought one of those once too... :oops: :lol:
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missF wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:40 pm LOVE it! :thumbup:
For anyone in the UK who's old enough, it reminds me of this :lol: :thumbup:


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I think I have seen that case shape before, paired with an integrated rubber strap.

Ah yes that was it…
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Pity it wasn’t mine.

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You could wear the Mido out in London though :lol:
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Good point! :lol:

I did mention to an AD last year that a number of years ago I was offered one after a three month wait, having seen one in the window of another AD in the group about a month before.

I said no regrets as the prices were now silly and at best it was a £10k slim sports watch on a rubber strap. He grinned and said whilst he didn’t disagree he wouldn’t be pointing that out to customers. :)

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Sometimes it's helpful to narrow things down to what watches actually are.... I mean, no one ever calls a Patek 'a watch' - they always call it 'a Patek'... :-k
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As much as I like the newer versions of the X-33 there is something to be said for having the broad arrow hour hand.


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