Adam926

Adam McGuire
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Adam926 commented on Now A Yema & Laco Christmas Giveaway. ยท

How wonderful. Best of luck to everyone and thank you for such a nice gesture.

Adam926 commented on Maluvach's WRUW ยท

I donโ€™t see many other Ikepods on here. Looks great

Adam926 commented on If you have a GMT, why do you have it and which do you have? ยท

I donโ€™t travel a lot but I do work with a group that are hours ahead of me so itโ€™s useful to have and when I do occasionally travel to meet them, I use my GMT exclusively for the trip. I have the Zelos Blacktip GMT

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Adam926 commented on What was the watch that got you into watches? ยท

Deep breath ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ Ok, here it goesโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ for me it was the Apple Watch.

Iโ€™ve always been a gadget guy. I did have an appreciation for some watches, especially the ones on screen like Bondโ€™s Omegas but I was more interested in the gadget aspect rather than the watch itself. The Apple Watch was the first watch to me that was truly a gadget that could do so much. And that got me used to wearing something on my wrist. That was Step 1 on my journey.

Step 2 was exploring the various faces on the Apple Watch. I actually had no interest in all the widgets and app complications on the face. If I wanted to access something, I would open an app. I preferred the face to look like a watch. And each of those watch faces have a lot of influence from horological history. This made me curious to explore the history behind the design decisions.

This led me to discovering Ikepod, a Swiss watch brand designed by one of the lead Apple Watch designers. I loved the look of these. They were unlike any watch Iโ€™ve seen before and I could see the Apple Watch connection. These were way to expensive though so I appreciated them from a distance.

Step 3. Fast forward six years. Iโ€™ve been wearing an Apple Watch all this time. Itโ€™s coming up to my wedding and I want to purchase a watch for the occasion. Stars align, Ikepod is now relaunched at a sub 1k price point. I buy it and Iโ€™m now hooked. I start researching more into the hobby, picking up new pieces here and there. I might have dived in a little too fast at first but I think we all make that mistake. I revisit some of those Bond gadgets and can now appreciate the beauty of the watches themselves and obtain a 1999 SMP.

I will never dis anyone with an Apple Watch (I still wear mine from time to time) and my Ikepod is my profile cover. These two pieces are an important stepping stone to a long journey of discovering this wonderful hobby.

Adam926 commented on Omega Seamaster Professional - Best Looking Diver? ยท

The SMP is a stunner for sure. This is my one. It was a dream watch of mine to own. Not currently with me as Iโ€™m travelling but Iโ€™m looking forward to getting back to wear it.

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Adam926 commented on Adam926's WRUW ยท

I love it too. Brings a smile to my face everytime I look down at it

Adam926 commented on tempo365's WRUW ยท

Zelos is definitely up there as one of my favourite brands. This is beautiful