Menswear: Watches...


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Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

15 Jan 2007 21:03
Dynamism wrote: Well decided to save the money and wait for a cash infusion i'm expecting later this year. Should at least double my budget. Took a look around Harrods and Selfridges, and tbh not much out there. The CW is nice, but I was thinking should I ever decide to sell on for any reason, then it maybe difficult to get rid of because its not a well recognised brand at the mo. Which is sad but true.

Thanks anyhow guys.


Elderly relative?
craiggg
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236 posts since 15/1/07

15 Jan 2007 22:28
ive always wondered this.. but being one of the skinniest guys in england, can you get etal watch straps shortened.. ive never worn a watch because i don't think they would fit me.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

15 Jan 2007 22:53
craiggg wrote: ive always wondered this.. but being one of the skinniest guys in england, can you get etal watch straps shortened.. ive never worn a watch because i don't think they would fit me.

yes you can, any decent jeweller / watchseller will remove links (which can later be replaced). Cost a few pounds only.
misled
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4471 posts since 3/1/02

15 Jan 2007 22:57
EVERS wrote:
craiggg wrote: ive always wondered this.. but being one of the skinniest guys in england, can you get etal watch straps shortened.. ive never worn a watch because i don't think they would fit me.

yes you can, any decent jeweller / watchseller will remove links (which can later be replaced). Cost a few pounds only.

just be careful as they can only take so many of the links out. I've got skinny wrists as well and years ago i had a watch that was too big for me even with all the links removed.
Zeke
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1799 posts since 13/7/06

15 Jan 2007 23:09
Make sure they take them out correctly too, or the clasp will end up sitting on the side of your wrist.
henry
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3450 posts since 28/12/02

16 Jan 2007 00:11
id love a vintage rolex, over a new one anyway. gold and black would be sick. proper 80's power suit stuff
Zeke
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1799 posts since 13/7/06

16 Jan 2007 00:38
henry wrote: id love a vintage rolex, over a new one anyway. gold and black would be sick. proper 80's power suit stuff
Gotta eat your Panerai first Sticking out tongue
themistake
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10865 posts since 20/2/06

20 Aug 2008 15:04
ive got a good contract coming up in october and deciding to splash some of the cash on an entry level watch.
i was saving up for a U boat but spunked it all in ibiza, still looking at a u-boat,
this one has caught my eye, its a 45mm version, was wondering if anyone knew if this was considered the womens size?
also im pretty new to watches so dont know about the movement, its stated as Movement: automatic ETA 2824, frequency 28.800 alternations/hour…. is this good???

and finally any body got any over ideas for a watch around the grand mark?
cheers
berk
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2118 posts since 24/3/08

20 Aug 2008 15:18
sorry but those watches are dated and awful
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

20 Aug 2008 15:29
Maybe a TAG Carrera for around the £1k mark.
Or maybe something by Bell & Ross, both better than the U-Boat imo.

edit: scratch the B&R, was thinking of something else
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

20 Aug 2008 15:46
Baume et Mercier for around the £1k mark if bought in the USA or online
Some Omega ok for £1k
or

go 2nd hand Rolex from a Pawnbroker or place like brittons in Lancashire
or drop the £1k as deposit and go 0% finance on a number of £3k/£4k numbers

j
MoB
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37338 posts since 31/8/04

20 Aug 2008 15:52
yeah keep clear of u-boat. reminds me of david beckham wannabes.
snaye
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11066 posts since 24/10/02

20 Aug 2008 15:54
What Mob said.

themistake
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10865 posts since 20/2/06

20 Aug 2008 15:59
cheers for the info, i obviously like the uboat, ive liked them for years, personal taste and all that…
what sort of rolex could i get 2nd hand for a grand?
cheers
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

20 Aug 2008 16:35
1980's datejust or Airking - both in S/Steel
google for second hand ones
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

20 Aug 2008 16:41
Yeah stay away from U-Boat IMO, I remember when they used to sell them for quite cheap in a local botique, seemed to have hiked the prices up now. Not very nice in my opinon.
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

20 Aug 2008 17:40
ched wrote: sorry but those watches are dated and awful

Unless you are a bald 50 year old.
6thEdition
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5882 posts since 7/3/08

20 Aug 2008 22:30
www.watches.co.uk has some nice vintage rolex for around a grand or a little over


they had a really nice 1959 vintage rolex there for £110 about a month ago… if i had my student loan then instead of in a months time i knew where it would have gone
Larry
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1980 posts since 9/9/03

21 Aug 2008 18:14
Stowa make really nice watches.

These are around the 300-400 Euro mark:

Airman:
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

4 Oct 2008 19:54
my Tag Monaco has started to get a few scratches in it and last night it go a slightly heavy nick in it

how much to get it polished up? and would anyone recommend watch lab or any where else? in Nottingham area plz