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vs322



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Greece 2004 Range Rover HSE 4.4 V8 Java Black

TDV8_Tommy wrote:
Happy to report my Marathon 'GSAR' 41mm arrived this morning! Very Happy Very Happy

It's beautiful. Built like a tank, and I am pretty sure I secured the last one in the EU! As it's now out of stock in most places.

This one uses the ETA 2824-2 movement which went into production in 1982. Very appropriate, as it's my birth year.





Thank you to @JayGee who led me to Marathon, albeit via the MWC recommendation Thumbs Up


Well done! The 2824 is a proven workhorse of a movement and an excellent time keeper.
Wear it well and in best of health!

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vs322



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Greece 2004 Range Rover HSE 4.4 V8 Java Black

RRDunc wrote:
Christmas present from my better half. She's managed to combine both of my passions!

For an extra degree of nerdishness, look closely and you'll see that the minute markers at 19 and 48 are highlighted in orange.

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Dunc.


Awesome! Thumbs Up

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TJH1985



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

Some great present’s Thumbs Up

Santa upped my Apple Watch game this year with a nice leather strap, it’s completely opposite to the Rolex and I love them both!


 Bell a 2015 MY16 Loire Blue Autobiography 4.4 SDV8
Previously George a 2007 MY07 Java Black VSE 3.6 TDV8
Previously a 04 MY04 Defender 90 Sad

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RouseyD



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Looks good on you - wear it in good health!

I’m also a Breitling aficionado (though I own a few other brands too) and I recommend another couple of watchmakers to look at for the second watch - Christopher Ward and Bremont.

TDV8_Tommy wrote:
Happy to report my Marathon 'GSAR' 41mm arrived this morning! Very Happy Very Happy

It's beautiful. Built like a tank, and I am pretty sure I secured the last one in the EU! As it's now out of stock in most places.

This one uses the ETA 2824-2 movement which went into production in 1982. Very appropriate, as it's my birth year.





Thank you to @JayGee who led me to Marathon, albeit via the MWC recommendation Thumbs Up

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marsie



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England 2014 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Loire Blue

I have never had a decent watch but last year my missus bought me one of these
https://www.seikoboutique.co.uk/product/pr...n-samurai/

Admittedly its not in the same class as some of the watches you guys have but its by far the best watch I have ever owned Cool Paul

2014 Range Rover vogue se 4.4sdv8 Loire Blue

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alanm_3



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Scotland 2008 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

Seiko and their “big brother”, Grand Seiko make some really nice watches Thumbs Up Got - 2008 TDV8 Vogue SE in Java black
Had - 2007 S/C in Stornoway Grey

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RouseyD



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I’m a big fan of Grand Seiko. They are much easier to get hold of in UK in past few years. I’ve got the Snowflake but they make some stunning pieces which a lot of watch aficionados rate as higher quality finish and movement than Rolex - putting them on par with Patek and Lange (although their movements are in a class of their own).

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alanm_3



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Scotland 2008 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

GS are indeed up there with the best. The problem they face is, the public perception that Seiko also do relatively inexpensive watches, so why would you spend £000’s on the same brand, even though they aren’t. Got - 2008 TDV8 Vogue SE in Java black
Had - 2007 S/C in Stornoway Grey

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AnotherMutley



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Very true Alan Thumbs Up

Sat on the fence for years but have just put down a deposit on a GS Rikka, some of their Presage models are nice but I remember when you could have a nice Seiko Auto for £200, so not sure how they can command the prices they currently do.

Prices of watches across the board have gone crazy, even Micro brands like Crepas are asking £3k for some of their offerings.

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TDV8_Tommy



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Spain 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Baltic Blue

Grand Seiko really appeals to me. Something very attractive about the way it quietly gets on with it and is exquisitely crafted. 2012 4.4 TDV8 Westminster - Baltic Blue, Jet interior, 20" Shadow Autobiography alloys.
1997 P38 2.5 DSE auto - LHD - ex -workhorse, now being restored.
1988 Vogue 3.5 EFI - Manual, gone.
2004 Volvo C70 2.0T convertible, had since new.
2007 Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Roadster/Coupé, in long term storage.

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vs322



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Greece 2004 Range Rover HSE 4.4 V8 Java Black

GS has some absolutely amazing offerings. Quality is on par or better than equally priced brands. Seiko on the other hand has been consistently producing affordable and durable time pieces while the newest models are some of the best values out there. Shared GS and Seiko designs are much welcomed Thumbs Up

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Bill



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I bought a Seiko in my late teens & every watch up to the last one has been seiko. Not out if brand loyalty, but because they were the watch that was the best for me at that time. On my 40th or 50th my wife wanted offered me a £5000 Rolex , I turned it frown and bought a £360.00 seiko instead.

Since then my eyes have dimmed and I can’t see the day or date quite so easily and spent two years looking for a new watch & found the Mido brand , Impressive history, beautiful watch , glass back… superb ( each to his own)

Must haves. Non scratch glass, day. Date, water proof to 50m /100m , splash proof is not enough, and big enough to see the wretched thing. Seiko is a better time keeper, never adjusted.




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vs322



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Greece 2004 Range Rover HSE 4.4 V8 Java Black

Tudor GMT. Breaks down as often as the fattie Laughing But a great value nonetheless.

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BenRK



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RRDunc wrote:
Christmas present from my better half. She's managed to combine both of my passions!

For an extra degree of nerdishness, look closely and you'll see that the minute markers at 19 and 48 are highlighted in orange.

Click image to enlarge


Dunc.


I absolutely love this. How you finding it?

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RRDunc



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England 2012 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Santorini Black

Love it. It also comes with a NATO strap in case the rubber one proves uncomfortable.

It's heavy but comfortable, very readable at night and one of my favourite watches.

I was lucky in that I was able to point SWMBO in the right direction with a 20% discount code.

No discount but here's the link; https://elliotbrownwatches.com/collections...ofessional

Dunc. The life you have is the only one you'll get; make the most of it.
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2012 4.4 TDV8 L322 Autobiography

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