Menswear: Which watch?


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Dee
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11188 posts since 22/11/07

11 Oct 2019 19:42
That's the one ^ will try turning it as it's been stubborn since the first time I removed the bezel so that could well be the issue, was thinking it was out of shape maybe I didn't put it back in the right place! Otherwise a DIY buy doesn't seem to be the right path.

Insert prices are insane. Was hoping to pick up a faded fat font with tritium but prices I've seen put me off and I reckon most have been fucked around with to get the fade but could probably stomach the uplift in cost on a good day, just wondered if there was a better place to look these days. Hard call as there's a few watches I wouldn't mind buying with 1.5K to spare.
fudge.dredd
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670 posts since 15/12/12

posted 11 Oct 2019 20:20, edited 11 Oct 2019 20:20
Thoughts on this? Been looking for something without a black face for once… (no racist….honest)



Edit: not my pic, just grabbed off google images
Dee
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11188 posts since 22/11/07

posted 11 Oct 2019 21:52, edited 11 Oct 2019 21:52
I'm sure I recently came across a less known branded watch with the el primero movement in but can't remember what it was now. Nice watch ^

Ref light faced - the seller I just picked up a Seiko off just bought one of these…as ever, all subjective but I think this thing is a jaw dropper, probs similair price too and seriously nice taste.


https://watchesbysjx.com/2018/03/a-detailed-history-of-grand-seiko-v-f-a-the-pinnacle-of-japanese-chronometers.html

Bauhaus metallurgy

fudge.dredd
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670 posts since 15/12/12

11 Oct 2019 22:20
That does look stunning to be fair! Wowzer.
Robadob
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1439 posts since 29/12/04

12 Oct 2019 07:37
wembly wrote:
Robadob wrote:
wembly wrote:
Insert from Valentin?

who's Valentin?
Incredible story. Valentin is a guy who bought, amongst other parts, five 5517 inserts from a watch maker who mistook them for omega inserts. He paid around £300 for the lot, and I’m sure you know what the value of each one of those inserts is.
wembly
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305 posts since 15/1/13

posted 12 Oct 2019 12:34, edited 12 Oct 2019 12:34
know that story and the auction! he sold one 5517 for 33k a few days after Laughing out loud
Dee
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11188 posts since 22/11/07

12 Oct 2019 13:28
Did he go back to the watchmaker with anything extra or just fleece him?
swede
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7920 posts since 21/3/09

12 Oct 2019 14:48
charge it to the game dee