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I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 04, 2018 6:30 pm

Two 1980s design icons......

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I don't even wear a watch usually, but this so retro cool I thought it was a perfect match for the Capri. :D

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby andyd » Fri May 04, 2018 7:06 pm

Nice one Andrew :D

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri May 04, 2018 8:02 pm

That’s funny is it a repro or a real 80s icon ? People will talk about that for days more then they would with a Rolex .
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 04, 2018 8:03 pm

andyd wrote:Nice one Andrew :D

Thanks Andy. As it was only £9, it seemed rude not to!

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby pbar » Fri May 04, 2018 8:28 pm

Good choice Andrew :) I have seen this re-release for some time, it is a very classic design. I still have an original one, needs a new strap though, that rubber just perished.

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby fordperv » Fri May 04, 2018 8:52 pm

I have the re release metal one for a daily watch, again as it seemed rude not to

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby Taff50ish » Fri May 04, 2018 8:54 pm

Hi all,

I think I went too old school....... maybe need a MKII????
Image20180504_213825(0) by John Taylor, on Flickr

Had it for some time (No Pun intended.) now and the battery still works..... They use to go flat in a Week.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice one Andrew, cheers for now,

John...

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 04, 2018 9:22 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:That’s funny is it a repro or a real 80s icon ? People will talk about that for days more then they would with a Rolex .

Well, it's more of a re-release than a reproduction. It's still made by Casio in the same style as an original, and it doesn't have any modern features or anything.

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 04, 2018 9:25 pm

pbar wrote:Good choice Andrew :) I have seen this re-release for some time, it is a very classic design. I still have an original one, needs a new strap though, that rubber just perished.

Thanks Paul. Sadly, I threw out my originals many years ago.
Have you considered buying one of these to use the strap on your original?

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 04, 2018 9:27 pm

fordperv wrote:I have the re release metal one for a daily watch, again as it seemed rude not to

Nice! I was surprised at how many classic designs have been re-released. They must believe there to be a big market out there for retro style watches.

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 04, 2018 9:33 pm

Taff50ish wrote:Hi all,

I think I went too old school....... maybe need a MKII????
Image20180504_213825(0) by John Taylor, on Flickr

Had it for some time (No Pun intended.) now and the battery still works..... They use to go flat in a Week.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hi John,
Yep, you've definitely gone old school there! I've only just received mine so I haven't had chance to see if the battery goes flat quickly or if it keeps decent time. I also haven't had chance to see if it really is water resistant to 50 metres...... :D

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby sheff » Fri May 04, 2018 9:46 pm

Taff50ish wrote:Hi all,

I think I went too old school....... maybe need a MKII????
Image20180504_213825(0) by John Taylor, on Flickr

Had it for some time (No Pun intended.) now and the battery still works..... They use to go flat in a Week.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice one Andrew, cheers for now,

John...


I had one the same back in the day John..... They went flat in a week because you were constantly pushing the button to light up the time, even when you didn't want to know what time it was, just because it was so cool to see it light up. Am I right thinking it also displayed the date?

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby andyd » Sat May 05, 2018 6:59 am

Remember the watches with the calculater on them :D

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat May 05, 2018 7:07 am

andyd wrote:Remember the watches with the calculater on them :D

Hi Andy,
I had one of those back in the day, as I remember, I hardly ever had the need to do sums on my travels! :lol: . These watches have also been re-released as part of the Casio collection.
https://www.casio.co.uk/products/timepi ... CA-53W-1ER

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby andyd » Sat May 05, 2018 7:19 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:Remember the watches with the calculater on them :D

Hi Andy,
I had one of those back in the day, as I remember, I hardly ever had the need to do sums on my travels! :lol: . These watches have also been re-released as part of the Casio collection.
https://www.casio.co.uk/products/timepi ... CA-53W-1ER

Andrew.

Brilliant :D

I never wear a watch now as I don't like things around my wrist. Strange as I always wore one when I was younger :?
IIRC I had one with 6 different alarms :lol:

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat May 05, 2018 7:42 am

andyd wrote:I never wear a watch now as I don't like things around my wrist. Strange as I always wore one when I was younger :?

Same here. I think the last watch I wore before I bought this black Casio digital watch and stopwatch was a............black Casio digital watch and stopwatch! :lol:

On the subject of classic 80's stuff being re-released, I noticed an advert in the latest CCI magazine for this:
https://www.duckhams.com/product/20w-50-engine-oil/
It seems that Duckhams Q is being sold again.

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby andyd » Sat May 05, 2018 10:49 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:I never wear a watch now as I don't like things around my wrist. Strange as I always wore one when I was younger :?

Same here. I think the last watch I wore before I bought this black Casio digital watch and stopwatch was a............black Casio digital watch and stopwatch! :lol:

On the subject of classic 80's stuff being re-released, I noticed an advert in the latest CCI magazine for this:
https://www.duckhams.com/product/20w-50-engine-oil/
It seems that Duckhams Q is being sold again.

Andrew.

:applaud:
Nice looking can too :)

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Re: I Couldn't Resist It!

Postby timfromull » Sat May 05, 2018 11:10 am

Love it........but just like Andy, I don't like things around my wrists................unless the misses is disciplining me when I've been very naughty :spank: :whistle: