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  1. McBeardy

    McBeardy Aug 20, 2021

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    Any UK members in the South East go to this last night? Was invited (would've been my first one - & been extremely nervous, but child care issues meant I couldn't make it).

    Was at a local Tag Boutique, and was showing some new pieces and historic ones from the museum from what I understand.

    Sounded like a good night.

    Apologies for the misleading title and if people thought I went!
     
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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 20, 2021

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    Wow sounds awesome, here we dont have Red Bar club thingy
     
  3. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 20, 2021

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    I'm in the South East... but I wasn't invited.
     
  4. McBeardy

    McBeardy Aug 20, 2021

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    Unsure if you are a Red Bar Member or not, was only open to members of theirs. Saying that I've only recently joined and not been to any meets.
     
  5. McBeardy

    McBeardy Aug 20, 2021

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    Seems like it would've been enjoyable, no idea what the usually specifics are, but from what I understand watch fans meeting other watch fans.
     
  6. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Aug 20, 2021

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    Usually at a secret destination that's only disclosed just before meeting time.
     
  7. imagwai

    imagwai Aug 20, 2021

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    I'm not. Never heard of Red Bar and no idea what it is.
     
  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 20, 2021

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    Whenever I hear about Red Bar I think about that bald guy who is famous for proudly telling a story on youtube about how he borrowed money from his mother to buy a IWC watch ::facepalm2:: buying unnecessary luxury goods on credit is noooot something to be proud of :rolleyes:

    Oh, the guy is active in the red bar community I believe, so thats the connection
     
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  9. McBeardy

    McBeardy Aug 20, 2021

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    Think I read that somewhere - wasn't it reference to the guy who started it, maybe it was in the book 'A man & his watch'
     
  10. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 20, 2021

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    Oh it might have been the founder, it was long ago I saw the video, couldn't find it now
     
  11. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Aug 20, 2021

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    Adam Craniotes is the guys name. Seems like he's done pretty well for himself from starting the "Red Bar" meetups. He's now hanging with Wei Koh as an editor for Revolution magazine and seems to now be able to buy alot of watches. Pretty cool to take your passion/hobby and make it a lucrative career.
     
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  12. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 21, 2021

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    Ah yes, thats him thank you :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Aug 21, 2021

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    Never heard of this RedBar thing. Just searched their website for TH and come up with pretty much nothing, so they are obviously heavily invested in the brand. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Anthony.R

    Anthony.R Aug 21, 2021

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    It's just a group for Watch Enthusiasts.
    All types if watches and brands.
    I'm sure there might be at least one person with a Tag there.
    They have groups all over USA and Europe.
     
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  15. El Matarife

    El Matarife Aug 25, 2021

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    If it was the boutique I think, it was a display of Aquaracer related vintage watches? The first day was "fully booked" and I think that was the RedBar thing. I went to see the watches later at the weekend.
     
  16. McBeardy

    McBeardy Aug 25, 2021

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    Lakeside Boutique was then one. Anything good to see?
     
  17. El Matarife

    El Matarife Aug 26, 2021

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    Honestly, I would want to own nearly all of them! There was:

    Heuer 844 (1978)
    Heuer orange dial (1979)
    Tag Heuer 1000 full lume dial (1988)
    Super Professional (1988)
    Aquagraph (2003?)
    1st Gen Aquaracer (2003)
    Calibre S Aquaracer (2007)

    (I'm not sure about some of the dates listed)
     
  18. McBeardy

    McBeardy Aug 26, 2021

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    I'm not enough of Tag nerd to know the specifics of the above, did you manage to get any pictures? I remember a few yrs back I was at that said boutique, looking at an Aquaracer chrono (3,6,9 version) with a pano style date. It was a big beast of a watch, but the sales assistant was the most beautiful sales assistant I've ever seen, she could have sold me a Jacob & Co I would've bought it!
     
  19. El Matarife

    El Matarife Aug 27, 2021

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    I know who you mean, and I'm pretty sure she reads this forum, so don't forget to say hello :)

    I'll try to upload some photos of the mini-exhibit from my phone, but I'm not much of a photographer unfortunately.
     
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  20. McBeardy

    McBeardy Aug 27, 2021

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    haha it was roughly 5yrs ago! But that would be funny