Menswear: Which watch?


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Birdman
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1559 posts since 10/3/10

13 Sep 2011 09:17
If you are talking to me there is one of my old Speedmaster in this thread somewhere - I have some more pics on my lap top though, I'll try and look them out.
baddie
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2140 posts since 21/7/09

13 Sep 2011 17:47
baddie wrote: looking for some nato strap to try out, and found this: http://www.ukwatchstrap.co.uk/nato-watch-strap-red-white-blue-FL23.html
know nuts about these stuff. any brands to recommend? or all are basically of the same quality? couldn't believe the price, only 7gbp Jimmy Hill jawdrop

i looking for a soft and flimsy, or rather more flexible one. don't want a rigid and rough one that would feel uncomfortable..

any advice?

eazypz, your nato, where did you got it from? is yours soft and comfy?
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351 posts since 14/12/05

13 Sep 2011 21:07
I sincerely hope you aren't planning on putting a nato on your datejust, it will look beyond shit. Jimmy Hill jawdrop
Best
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9931 posts since 21/10/05

13 Sep 2011 21:12
wow, £2k visvim fiasco and now nylon strap on a diamond incrusted gold date just Laughing out loud
Birdman
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1559 posts since 10/3/10

13 Sep 2011 21:30
Animal Strap on Diamond dial Datejust FTW.
casperthedopestghost
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14 posts since 7/9/11

13 Sep 2011 21:32
Anyone got/seen/had a Victorinox Airboss?
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

13 Sep 2011 22:01
baddie, nato(espcially that blue/white/red) wouldnt work with a gold diamond datejust man. Leave it as it is.
eazypz
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3358 posts since 16/4/10

13 Sep 2011 22:08
baddie wrote:
baddie wrote: looking for some nato strap to try out, and found this: http://www.ukwatchstrap.co.uk/nato-watch-strap-red-white-blue-FL23.html
know nuts about these stuff. any brands to recommend? or all are basically of the same quality? couldn't believe the price, only 7gbp Jimmy Hill jawdrop

i looking for a soft and flimsy, or rather more flexible one. don't want a rigid and rough one that would feel uncomfortable..

any advice?

eazypz, your nato, where did you got it from? is yours soft and comfy?


Dee recommends http://www.timefactors.com/nato.htm. I bought mine for 99p on eBay as a random buy as Timefactors didn't have navy blue, comfortable and flexible though.
Good thing about the TimeFactors ones are that the metal loops aren't shiny and so match most watches a lot better than other Natos with a shiny finish.
Birdman
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1559 posts since 10/3/10

13 Sep 2011 22:26
casperthedopestghost wrote: Anyone got/seen/had a Victorinox Airboss?

Hadn't heard of one so googled it - looks like a Jaeger Le Coutre rip off. My advice would be steer clear of Victorionox, dropping decent dollar on a watch made by a pen knife company is a no-no in my book.
gawkrodger
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7640 posts since 4/11/08

13 Sep 2011 22:37
I see Christopher Ward are trying to up their game
eazypz
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3358 posts since 16/4/10

14 Sep 2011 18:31
Seen this on the Bay and like it: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-OMEGA-BUMPER-AUTOMATIC-SEAMASTER-S-S-WATCH-FULLY-SERVICED-ADJUSTED-TIMED-/220851446177?pt=UK_Jewelery_Watches_Watches_MensWatches_GL&hash;=item336bc5a1a1#ht_1227wt_1189

Worth buying and if so, for how much?
baddie
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2140 posts since 21/7/09

14 Sep 2011 18:33
Best wrote: wow, £2k visvim fiasco and now nylon strap on a diamond incrusted gold date just Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud Cry

we shall see…
Sneaker52
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7147 posts since 2/11/06

18 Sep 2011 12:56
eazypz wrote:
Dee wrote:
gawkrodger wrote: For £2k - get a speedy


anyone know who does rough calfskin suede nato's like above/below?

http://www.network54.com/Forum/207673/message/1314752939/Rolex+GMT+18K+Ref-1675

easypz - watch looks Cool on that band


Suedo Nato looks nice. How much would the above watch be? Was looking at random Speedmasters on eBay and I think the vintage ones look nice.
How well do these hold/increase in value? Looking for an investment timepiece ideally.

One of the nicest watches I've seen. Am I going to have to sell my car to fund?
TheTiger
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4148 posts since 23/2/03

18 Sep 2011 14:18
I'll ask again… any idea who stocks the suede nato?
TheTiger
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4148 posts since 23/2/03

18 Sep 2011 14:45
another nice suede strap…

Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

18 Sep 2011 18:14
Sneaker52 wrote:
eazypz wrote:
Dee wrote:
gawkrodger wrote: For £2k - get a speedy

anyone know who does rough calfskin suede nato's like above/below?

http://www.network54.com/Forum/207673/message/1314752939/Rolex+GMT+18K+Ref-1675

easypz - watch looks Cool on that band


Suedo Nato looks nice. How much would the above watch be? Was looking at random Speedmasters on eBay and I think the vintage ones look nice.
How well do these hold/increase in value? Looking for an investment timepiece ideally.

One of the nicest watches I've seen. Am I going to have to sell my car to fund?

Depends what you want. Manual version is just over £2600, Auto version is about £3200+

Im hoping to get one on leather through work Cool
Dee
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12018 posts since 22/11/07

18 Sep 2011 18:21
One in the pic is up for around $4000 + park and bond or something like that. Its an ild one but obv had the case polished maybe even replaced?

Prefer vintage and im sure there are variations in movements ( pre moon etc), think there is some diff in sizing too. Tried a brand new one on a few years ago and they look great on.
TheTiger
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4148 posts since 23/2/03

5 Oct 2011 07:16
Loving this at the mo. Anyone know the UK retail price?

gawkrodger
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7640 posts since 4/11/08

5 Oct 2011 09:47
I also like that tudor chrono. Apparently you can get a fair reduction on them from AD as they only sold to watch nerds thus have an excess of them.


I think I'll be selling my Revue Thommen dress watch
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351 posts since 14/12/05

5 Oct 2011 16:49
Tudor isnt stocked in uk so has to be special ordered but apparently you can still get a discount. If I remember off the top of my head I remember someone saying they got one for £2350 or something. Had them in Paris when I was there the other month.