Met up with one of my wife's relatives this weekend(he's an ex crusher but I don't hold it against him,it takes all sorts) when the subject matter got around to watches we have bought when in the mob. They seemed to vary from place to place but we both agreed that the cockroach inside them never lasted more than a few days. Is it still common practice for Jack ashore to invest in a time piece bargain such as Rollex or Amega (deliberate spelling mistake) I remember buying a Securira ? in Gib in 1972 only because it was about the size of a saucer and looked good,only lasted 3 weeks before it exploded in bits. I did buy a real Omega which I still have for Â£97 from the NAFFI in 73, worth a fortune now but sadly has died a death.