Menswear: Which watch?


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Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

20 May 2015 09:04
Always thought the longine diver is a nice retro looking watch. Go for it Cracka
joeyjojo
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4632 posts since 24/8/06

23 May 2015 11:26
best place in London to try and find an AP Royal Oak ?
joeyjojo
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4632 posts since 24/8/06

23 May 2015 11:40
Second hand that is
Best
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9936 posts since 21/10/05

posted 23 May 2015 17:21, edited 23 May 2015 17:21
Have you tried one on yet? The current 41mm is huge on the wrist so it may be worth trying to find the previous 39mm model.

I was looking for one last year and they were quite hard to find. I would set up an alert on chrono24 and wait till one that fits your criteria then go and see it in person

This one at watch club looks good
http://www.watchclub.com/w8260/audemars-piguet-royal-oak-39mm-complete-set
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353 posts since 14/12/05

23 May 2015 19:35
You could try Blowers & Official Watches. Both have offices in London where you can view any of the watches on their websites by appointment.
Otherwise Watchcentre, Watchclub, Watchfinder & Burlington Arcade are all worth a browse but the prices vary massively.

As Best said I'd try one on first if you haven't already. I was able to try both the 15300 and 15400 in Harrods, initially I wanted the 15300 but the 15400 was a better size for me on.
joeyjojo
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4632 posts since 24/8/06

24 May 2015 15:00
Yeah bad them on in selfs and DEFO prefer the older smaller one.
Going to look into this and hopefully buy by next year
87
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3357 posts since 21/6/08

24 May 2015 15:16
I like this Zenith



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZENITH-EL-PRIMERO-PACIFIC-CHRONOGRAPH-STAHL-GOLD-59-0010-400-VP-7100-EURO-/391100255050?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash;=item5b0f644b4a
Birdman
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1564 posts since 10/3/10

24 May 2015 16:02
87 wrote: Is there anywhere to buy second hand watches apart from eBay?I'm after a speedmaster professional

Used one for sale at a new place in Bristol with a nice patina on the dial for £1495 at the mo. Presumably could get it for less than that if you turned up with cash. Didn't really look at it so don't know much more then that but going back that way tomorrow if you wanted anymore details. Not sure if that's a reasonable price these days.
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

24 May 2015 17:13
Mrtyn wrote: Got a link or shop name for that speedy please? Happy to wait till other poster gives it a nay obviously.
Birdman
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1564 posts since 10/3/10

24 May 2015 20:42
http://www.thewatchlab.co.uk/branches/bristol-watch-repairs/ It's at this place at the Cribbs Causeway shopping mall. It's primarily a repairs place but had a couple of watches in display case. As I say, I didn't really look at it at all but I'm going back tomorrow to pick something up from Cribbs so will have a better look/take some pics if you are interested.
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

24 May 2015 20:45
I definitely am but feel it proper to give the op first shout.any info/pics would be great though.
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

24 May 2015 20:46
Oh and thanks!
discobobulated
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1058 posts since 21/4/10

25 May 2015 18:02
Thinking about getting a Milgauss. Sure someone (Lanz or Dee) has one on here. Thoughts? Leaning towards the white dial aswell.
Superprecise
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2212 posts since 16/7/11

25 May 2015 18:16
Lanz/Pops I think.

I have my eyes peeled for an all silver Air-King-Date if anyone has one spare?!
Birdman
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1564 posts since 10/3/10

25 May 2015 19:04
discobobulated wrote: Thinking about getting a Milgauss. Sure someone (Lanz or Dee) has one on here. Thoughts? Leaning towards the white dial aswell.

Very nice. Lanz has one and I think Crazy Joe does/has too.
jamintoons
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17 posts since 21/11/13

26 May 2015 12:57

I have a milgauss with black dial. At the moment I have on a black leather strap which I got from Toshi.

I love it.

Be aware it is pretty chunky and heavy so it doesn't fit well under a button cuffed work shirt.

dirtysquare
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96 posts since 7/5/09

26 May 2015 13:10
I also have a Milgauss GV, it was the first Rolex I bought, I was looking for a sub but managed to get a good deal on this one and I don't regret it.

As said by jamintoons, it has a bigger presence on the wrist than a sub or a datejust and the polished bezel is a scratch magnet.
swede
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9887 posts since 21/3/09

26 May 2015 13:42
Birdman wrote: http://www.thewatchlab.co.uk/branches/bristol-watch-repairs/ It's at this place at the Cribbs Causeway shopping mall. It's primarily a repairs place but had a couple of watches in display case. As I say, I didn't really look at it at all but I'm going back tomorrow to pick something up from Cribbs so will have a better look/take some pics if you are interested.

might go check it out. reckon they do p/ex?
Birdman
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1564 posts since 10/3/10

26 May 2015 15:13
Quite possibly, but I just rang them to confirm the details and guy said they've sold it. They have a few other watches in (ugly Cartiers and a Seamaster from memory). It's a strange place - the bezel inlay from my Sub popped out twice since I've had it serviced (elsewhere) so as I was passing by I wanted to get them to take a quick look at it. The guy said they would have to send it away to their headquarters to get it looked at Laughing out loud
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353 posts since 14/12/05

26 May 2015 19:04
discobobulated wrote: Thinking about getting a Milgauss. Sure someone (Lanz or Dee) has one on here. Thoughts? Leaning towards the white dial aswell.

White dial is least popular so second hand are a decent price. Seen some for sale in UK at not much over £3k previously.