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    Quote Originally Posted by page View Post
    Looks like Al's got a stalker.....
    Did you see this one?



    Fine looking chap. The purple really sets off his eyes...

    M

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    The crystal is really great, as are the watches and Mat is a well ok really......
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    Excuse my newbieness, but who is AI?

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    Default Al is Da Boss!

    Al(istair) is ATG, and this is his place, and we all get to hang out at our master's pleasure!
    Mat seems to be stalking him, probably looking for a black date wheel for his Alt1-C (sorry, Mat, I know that was mean!).
    So, do we just call you "Kukulcan"?
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    I am also known as 'Quetzalcoatl' among the Aztecs...but my friends just call me 'Martin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclopath View Post
    Mat seems to be stalking him, probably looking for a black date wheel for his Alt1-C (sorry, Mat, I know that was mean!).
    Hmm. Still looking for the leather strap with the box stitching too...

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    Hi Martin, welcome to the ATG gang....as Dave said, I am Al, Alistair, Alistair Thomas Gibbons

    Watch collector turned dealer, sometimes researcher, photographer, journalist but mainly chatter...

    and you..? What brings you here (apart from a Bremont discount) own any cool watches..?
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    I started my Watch-"No-Collector"-Career last year with a Junkers Chrono...which is a solid watch but didnt match my taste for long.

    Now wearing a Hamilton Khaki QNE black face and it looks great - but guess what - I miss watching the big seconds moving, looking at the movement ticking and feeling the wind-up-weight (or whatever it is called) turning.

    As I really dont want to become a watch-collector for financial reasons I started a "watch for life project" finding the one watch I will wear for - at least - a very long time. Many say it just wont work, but lets see...I still hope I am not completely infected yet.

    However, the ALT1-Z/DG/07 was the one I chose and now I am looking for one I can afford.

    I am not really a poor guy, but the wife is a limiting factor, and she is right, as long as we dont have money in heaps, there is other things to spend it on, especially traveling.

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    Default Welcome Martin

    I wish you well in your quest to be a "One Watch Guy". I think an Alt1-Z is a pretty good candidate to fill the role - chrono, GMT time, tough, good looking and distinctive.
    I also think you are sensible to heed the call of the wife, and to remember the other things - travel etc...
    Hang around and join the fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kukulcan View Post
    I started my Watch-"No-Collector"-Career last year with a Junkers Chrono...which is a solid watch but didnt match my taste for long.

    Now wearing a Hamilton Khaki QNE black face and it looks great - but guess what - I miss watching the big seconds moving, looking at the movement ticking and feeling the wind-up-weight (or whatever it is called) turning.

    As I really dont want to become a watch-collector for financial reasons I started a "watch for life project" finding the one watch I will wear for - at least - a very long time. Many say it just wont work, but lets see...I still hope I am not completely infected yet.

    However, the ALT1-Z/DG/07 was the one I chose and now I am looking for one I can afford.

    I am not really a poor guy, but the wife is a limiting factor, and she is right, as long as we dont have money in heaps, there is other things to spend it on, especially traveling.
    Martin

    That sounds like a very sensible approach. I had a very similar approach when I picked up my Bremont ALT1-C (as a 'watch for life') 18 months ago. Since then, I've bought a Seiko Prospex diver (because I needed to replace my ancient Casio digi dive watch and foolishly thought the ALT1-C wouldn't work well as a diver - I was wrong. It does!), and then a Smiths 1970-issued W10 (because the the Bremont reminded me how many great English watches there were - and hopefully there will be again, when Bremont move final assembly of the MB2 to the UK), and then I bought a 1973 Speedmaster MkII Exotic from Al (because it's my birth year, and I really needed somethign from '73), and then... well. You get the picture. As someone once said: the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

    Long story short - while my ALT1-C is definitely a watch for life, I seem to be finding it increasingly easy to find others with which to share it!

    M

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