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by robinbarke
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Limited Edition 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: Forum Limited Edition 2013

Thanks Scooter. Hope you are well. 80 next month, something should be done about it!
by robinbarke
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Limited Edition 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Forum Limited Edition 2013

I have No 40/100 and I have worn it nearly every day for the past 7 years! It has been to Australia and New Zealand 4 times and South Africa 3 times and has never let me down. Its great feature is that it clearly shows the time! Accuracy, without any maintenance is still within 5 secs/day. Anyone el...
by robinbarke
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bentley Flying Spur
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Bentley Flying Spur

Thanks Mark. You may be right but I think it might be a matter of luck. I just want the car to cruise the Cotswolds on a sunny Sunday afternoon and hopefully go between the annual service and MOT with nothing in between. I currently achieve this with my 1998 Jaguar Sovereign which has 30,000 miles o...
by robinbarke
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bentley Flying Spur
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Bentley Flying Spur

Many thanks. Missed that Autocar second hand Spur review, Very helpful. Concentrating on 2009 up to 30k so hope almost perfect!

Robin
by robinbarke
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bentley Flying Spur
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Bentley Flying Spur

Does anyone here own one of these please? I am thinking of buying one second hand and am looking at models between 2006 and 2010 which, quite incredibly in today's tough market can be obtained for similar cost to a dozen or so decent CW watches! New they are £150,000 + My problem is that I am remote...
by robinbarke
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bremont watches
Replies: 19
Views: 1258

Re: Bremont watches

Hi Scooter. I bought a nearly new Jaguar XF. Very nice car, spacious, quiet, comfortable but a bit like driving a computer. Loads of buttons, I haven't a clue what they do and I stopped experimenting by pressing them when I got the message, 'emergency, Thames Valley Police, can I help you?' I had to...
by robinbarke
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bremont watches
Replies: 19
Views: 1258

Bremont watches

Fabulous advertisement for Bremont Marine watches in The Times today. Best to remember what day it is!



Robin
by robinbarke
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Replies: 27
Views: 2424

Re: Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Jaguar depreciation is a real concern particularly if you buy new. The XF Portfolio I'm looking at was first registered in Nov. 2017. and has 5900 miles on the clock. The asking price is £25950. After calculating the costs of all the extras listed the new price would have been £43500. That really is...
by robinbarke
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Replies: 27
Views: 2424

Re: Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Mine was APJ644B so I guess it must have been a 1964. Really modern compared to yours Scooter!

Robin
by robinbarke
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Replies: 27
Views: 2424

Re: Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Nice idea Rich but would not satisfy my motoring aspirations. I just love large, quiet, comfortable limos, a throwback, no doubt to my earlier experience of a new 1963 minivan to replace my 1947 Series E Morris. Maybe your memory does not extend that far back!

Robin
by robinbarke
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Replies: 27
Views: 2424

Re: Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Thank you all for some very helpful comments and advice. I will ponder awhile and post a picture of the final outcome.

Robin
by robinbarke
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Replies: 27
Views: 2424

Re: Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Thanks Richard. I was slightly unerverved at the offer of a two year warranty for £3000 but with the prospect of low mileage I may be ok. The one on offer is sapphire blue with cream leather interior 40,000 miles and one owner. How can I resist? Help!
by robinbarke
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Replies: 27
Views: 2424

Re: Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Thanks Scooter. I can always sell my Scooter Blue if the going gets tough!

Best, Robin
by robinbarke
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Replies: 27
Views: 2424

Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Time has come to change the Audi A6 and looking at a one year old Jaguar XF at around 25k. For the same money I have been offered a Bentley Continental Flying Spur, 2007. I would be so pleased to hear from anyone who has experience of owning this car as it looks incredibly attractive although 9 mpg ...
by robinbarke
Tue May 22, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling confused about luxury watches
Replies: 44
Views: 5370

Re: Feeling confused about luxury watches

I think something that often gets overlooked in price versus value discussions is how a watch performs over many years of regular wearing. I have been wearing my Rolex regularly for around 35 years and in that time it has required service on one occasion only. It varies only about a second a day and...