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    Interesting topic and I will have a try.

    28 yrs old living in London and job is English summer camp organiser.

    My first proper watch is Tag Monaco since I was at the time very into cars. (Still is but spend far more time on watching reading.) I collect watches mainly based on their history and background. However, I started to buy mechanical watches with functions I tend to use a lot, eg alarm and GMT.

    Interested in Bremont since 2 yrs ago when I had a quick look on ALT1-C but still haven't bought one yet. Still searching for the right one slowly.

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    Hi..? (we all use our names here)

    TAG Monaco is a good watch, the buying premise you have is the same as mine... I come and go with new and old.... did you have a look at the Car pics from Goodwood here?: http://forum.atgvintagewatches.com/g...ry.php?cat=531

    And if your looking for the 'right' Bremont I took this one for a Spin at lunch today. Very cool watch... welcome aboard...got any questions..? Ask away....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsukirk
    Interesting topic and I will have a try.

    28 yrs old living in London and job is English summer camp organiser.

    My first proper watch is Tag Monaco since I was at the time very into cars. (Still is but spend far more time on watching reading.) I collect watches mainly based on their history and background. However, I started to buy mechanical watches with functions I tend to use a lot, eg alarm and GMT.

    Interested in Bremont since 2 yrs ago when I had a quick look on ALT1-C but still haven't bought one yet. Still searching for the right one slowly.
    Hi Kirk. Welcome to the Forum!

    Mat
    Your bleeding-edge Now is always someone else’s past. Someone else’s ’70s bellbottoms. Grasp that and start to attain atemporality.

    the #watchnerd

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    Hi all

    I am Rob and live in York.

    I don't have a watch of any merit (yet).

    I've been interested in watches for a bit (6-12 months). Not sure where it came from but probably from seeing watches on people at work and thinking... I like that. My dad likes clocks but I don't share the passion. I am obsessed with being on time (normally early) but don't wear a watch.

    I am spending too much time over anylising a purchase (one of my major faults) and am finding it difficult to take the plunge. Not sure if I will get into collecting, maybe just chasing a wrist watch perfection which I probably will never reach. Hence why I keep coming to the site... reassurance.

    Am keen on vintage Omegas, Certina (chronolympic) and Heuers. Nothing too flash.

    Am looking for advice, help and opinions from people in the know. Have put one post up already and got some great help within a few hours (so thanks and keep it coming)

    This is the only forum I have joined as then branding/layout of the site pulled me in from day one. Love the pictures and comments and I seem to log onto the site most evenings or lunch.

    So big thanks so far and thanks also in advance for any help or advice in the future.

    Cheers

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    Hey Rob, welcome aboard.... a very familiar story my friend.

    Alistair here of the A in ATG, what you have said is exactly what I and the other members have striven for I believe.. a cool place that is friendly and not so totally obsessed with teh addiction. Now what you want to do is go off on Google Images and track down a few candidates for your first purchase...

    Put them in a post and let's see what the group make of your choices... there are a few others here that have only started colelcting watches recemtly, Jonathan (stampes), Mat Bremont125, GAry-Agent Orange, so just get some questions asked, answered and don't be shy.......
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    Hello-

    My name is Daniel. I just joined ATG but am not new to collecting watches. I also collect vintage espresso machines, bass guitars, and Italian motorcycles, maybe a few vintage Apple computers, too. I reside 5 hours behind most of you and spell color without a "u." Those black things mounted on my vehicle's wheels are "tires." Please forgive me when I ruin your language, but I also happen to teach literature and probably know more about English than most. I have lived and worked in North Africa, the Middle East, Switzerland, and Bulgaria. I'll probably return to the left side of the Big Lake sooner than later.

    My first truly nice timepiece was an early second reissue (TAG) Heuer Monaco. I put "TAG" in parenthesis because this is the version that has only "Heuer" on the face, my preference. I do like vintage Heuers: I have have a Pasadena and a Cal. 12 Autavia. My favorite watch is probably my TV-dial Omega Speedmaster Automatic—yes, with a Lemania 5100 movement! It has been in the shop for a very expensive and complete overhaul, as is the Autavia. I have a somewhat ecclectic sense of beauty and also collect some Russian timepieces.

    I knew about ATG by the watches for sale: I found the forum while investigating a vintage Tissot that I am planning to buy. It is difficult for me to find new watches that I like and also fit my meagre 6.5" wrist well. I actually bought a new Oris Chronoris GP70 recently but returned it because of an egregious error on the seller's behalf.

    I hope I can provide a positive presence on the ATG forum. You seem like a nice group. And I also know Pascal's collection from other forums and want to be nearby if he decides to ever sell...

    Some images:
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    Default Welcome, Daniel

    As you can see, they are inclusive here, and allow us ex-colonials to have our say.
    Can't wait to see some shots of the Speedy and Autavia when they resurface.
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    Default Hi... watch connoisseurs...

    I'm Euan & I have a watch fetish... sounds like an AA meeting intro

    I currently own an original 1969 Heuer Monaco, Corum bubble chrono, Cartier Tank Francaise, Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Gran'Sport Duo & Franck Muller 8001CC chronograph . I have owned several other watches in the past & successfully sold them at a profit to pay for some others plus I've gifted my wife many admired timepieces. I love hunting out bargains but now have to wait until our next house is bought

    One of the main reasons for joining this forum is to find a good watch repairer for Heuer watches; my Monaco's waterproof gasket has 'melted' & needs replacing. Anyone know of one or be able to give me best advice?

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    Hi Daniel,

    Welcome aboard.... you have some nice watches there... get some shots of your Omega posted, Gary (agentorange) is the resident funky Omega expert so he needs someone to talk to.... I have owned really far too many Heuers including the ones that you now own.... so anything you may want to know about the Heuer side of things then give me a shout. I've seen you've posted already but please don't be shy... I feel sometimes that I have posted too much info at this place and people just use it for reference and don't actually post which may be quite true... Lol!

    Like the look of this one but I know it would drive me around the bend..... Cheers!



    Quote Originally Posted by danomar
    Hello-

    My name is Daniel. I just joined ATG but am not new to collecting watches. I also collect vintage espresso machines, bass guitars, and Italian motorcycles, maybe a few vintage Apple computers, too. I reside 5 hours behind most of you and spell color without a "u." Those black things mounted on my vehicle's wheels are "tires." Please forgive me when I ruin your language, but I also happen to teach literature and probably know more about English than most. I have lived and worked in North Africa, the Middle East, Switzerland, and Bulgaria. I'll probably return to the left side of the Big Lake sooner than later.

    My first truly nice timepiece was an early second reissue (TAG) Heuer Monaco. I put "TAG" in parenthesis because this is the version that has only "Heuer" on the face, my preference. I do like vintage Heuers: I have have a Pasadena and a Cal. 12 Autavia. My favorite watch is probably my TV-dial Omega Speedmaster Automatic—yes, with a Lemania 5100 movement! It has been in the shop for a very expensive and complete overhaul, as is the Autavia. I have a somewhat ecclectic sense of beauty and also collect some Russian timepieces.

    I knew about ATG by the watches for sale: I found the forum while investigating a vintage Tissot that I am planning to buy. It is difficult for me to find new watches that I like and also fit my meagre 6.5" wrist well. I actually bought a new Oris Chronoris GP70 recently but returned it because of an egregious error on the seller's behalf.

    I hope I can provide a positive presence on the ATG forum. You seem like a nice group. And I also know Pascal's collection from other forums and want to be nearby if he decides to ever sell...

    Some images:
    Buy Chasing Time Book here on Amazon LINK
    #
    chasingtimebooklook for me on Instagram
    info@atgvintagewatches.com
    Call: +44 (0) 203 544 4012
    Official Dealers
    Bremont, Dodane 1857 & PITA Barcelona

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    Hi Ewan,

    We have chatted before have we not...?

    looks like you like your watches so this is the place for those kinds of people....

    How is the Corum...? I just don't get that one.. is it really any good... you already seem to have some great watches and just wondered.

    Have you tried OTD for the gasket for your Monaco...? is it the crystal gasket or the back one...? Were are you located...I may be able to help...?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoadZaFunk
    I'm Euan & I have a watch fetish... sounds like an AA meeting intro

    I currently own an original 1969 Heuer Monaco, Corum bubble chrono, Cartier Tank Francaise, Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Gran'Sport Duo & Franck Muller 8001CC chronograph . I have owned several other watches in the past & successfully sold them at a profit to pay for some others plus I've gifted my wife many admired timepieces. I love hunting out bargains but now have to wait until our next house is bought

    One of the main reasons for joining this forum is to find a good watch repairer for Heuer watches; my Monaco's waterproof gasket has 'melted' & needs replacing. Anyone know of one or be able to give me best advice?
    Buy Chasing Time Book here on Amazon LINK
    #
    chasingtimebooklook for me on Instagram
    info@atgvintagewatches.com
    Call: +44 (0) 203 544 4012
    Official Dealers
    Bremont, Dodane 1857 & PITA Barcelona

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