Friday, October 29, 2010

Watch Shopping in London Part 2

Well not really about watch shopping. I was at the popular Portobello Road Market the other day and it was a very interesting market. Little did I know that there were many shops inside what I thought was a shop. 

I did not find many shops dealing with watches (maybe because I was not looking), but I did find a few selling vintage and antique watches. There were also shops selling cheap 'local' brands and many brightly coloured digital and quartz powered watches. Apologies upfront for the lack of photographs as in many of the shops, photography was not allowed. 

Anyway, I have to say that it was an interesting afternoon looking around Portobello Road Market, caveat being that you need to know what you are looking for and know your stuff. I did find some nice military watches and even a Tudor Snowflake. I was not looking at getting any watches but ended up with a nice Pulsar G10 watch. Yes, the one with the quality issues. The watch is from 1999 and I got it at what I believe was good value.

The watch. Don't know why, but I seem to like the Pulsars. This is my second one. I must get the other version with the longer minute hand. 

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