Menswear: Which watch?


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Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

8 Jun 2015 12:09
Kadafi39 wrote: Glad your taste in watches is better than your preference of trainers.

Thanks. Means a lot.
Rdes1974
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271 posts since 29/1/14

8 Jun 2015 12:23
Mrtyn wrote: Just took delivery of this wee beaut from '72. All original and it's in better knick than me.

lovely! Where from. Been looking for one of these for a while but too nervous to pull the trigger
smith
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8 Jun 2015 12:25
baddie wrote:
baddie wrote: Thinking of letting go my speedmaster. Hit me up for more photos if youre interested

Still for sale

No shit
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

8 Jun 2015 12:32
Rdes1974 wrote:
Mrtyn wrote: Just took delivery of this wee beaut from '72. All original and it's in better knick than me.

lovely! Where from. Been looking for one of these for a while but too nervous to pull the trigger

Bought from a guy I know. Why you nervous to get one?
Rdes1974
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271 posts since 29/1/14

8 Jun 2015 12:46
cheers

authenticity, correct valuation etc…

is that one 34mm?
Mrtyn
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8 Jun 2015 13:24
Yeah it's 34mm. I was a little concerned it might be too small but it wears very similar to a 36mm datejust. Anywhere from 1000-1500 seems to be what they'll go for depending on age/condition/service history etc. Personally wouldn't pay more than £1250. They crop up without bracelets quite a lot but id stay clear. The bracelets command a decent price on their own so better to buy head and bracelet together. Make sure the bracelet hasn't stretched too much as well. Mines had stretched a bit but still looked ok and is comfortable enough.
Ocin
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1392 posts since 4/6/04

8 Jun 2015 13:46
Where's the best place to sell a Breitling Navitimer Heritage either online or in person to maximise the sale price. It's this one:

Rdes1974
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271 posts since 29/1/14

8 Jun 2015 15:20
Mrtyn wrote: Yeah it's 34mm. I was a little concerned it might be too small but it wears very similar to a 36mm datejust. Anywhere from 1000-1500 seems to be what they'll go for depending on age/condition/service history etc. Personally wouldn't pay more than £1250. They crop up without bracelets quite a lot but id stay clear. The bracelets command a decent price on their own so better to buy head and bracelet together. Make sure the bracelet hasn't stretched too much as well. Mines had stretched a bit but still looked ok and is comfortable enough.

thanks, will carry on looking, any suggestions where?
Mrtyn
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8 Jun 2015 17:19
Join watch forums and when you've access to their sales sections will get you the best price. But for shop sales keep an eye out here.
http://www.theoldwatchshop.com/rolex.html
Mrtyn
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8 Jun 2015 17:21
He has a couple of nice vintage pieces just now. Are you specifically after a black dial oysterdate or just something nice and vintage?
Rdes1974
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271 posts since 29/1/14

8 Jun 2015 21:42
Thanks… Yes a black dial oyster vintage 34mm.. Just like yours…
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

10 Jun 2015 15:58
First of 3 incomings this week. Wanted one for a while and glad I finally got one. Cracking little watch.


Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

11 Jun 2015 07:58
I never liked the Milgaus…until I saw an OG one..
Superprecise
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2212 posts since 16/7/11

posted 12 Jun 2015 14:27, edited 12 Jun 2015 14:27
I'll be looking to pull the trigger on my Rolex soon, finally, anyone got any tips on who I should go to for it, be it for the good service/aftercare, keen pricing, freebies (champagne?!) or whatever?

This is what I've decided to go for:

Datejust (36mm, ref.116200)
- stainless steel
- domed bezel
- Oyster bracelet
- silver sunburst dial
- baton hour markers

NO cloudy dial
NO misaligned crown
NO roulette date wheel

Any other comments or advice appreciated.
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352 posts since 14/12/05

12 Jun 2015 16:19
If you want the experience of buying it in person I'd give it a go at an independant AD in a smaller town where you're more likely to get discount.
If not you can always go down the route of one of the grey dealers like iconic watches which automatically give you around 14% off.

If you're going for second hand I'd have a search on Chrono24, most of the established dealers are on there. Also check out Blowers Jewellers website.
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

12 Jun 2015 18:43
Secondtimeround and watchfinder are worth keeping an eye on. Usually a bit cheaper than Blowers and not as risky as chrono24.
swede
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9865 posts since 21/3/09

12 Jun 2015 19:19
would you say chrono24 is risky?
Mrtyn
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posted 12 Jun 2015 20:02, edited 12 Jun 2015 20:02
Probably not the best word I could've used. You just have to be careful and do research on the seller. Heard of people having issues with warranties, long delays with postage and serial numbers on paperwork not being correct for the watch. None of this is an issue if you get a well known dealer though, so I wouldn't write it off completely. There are some great buys to be had.The others mentioned are just easier that's all.
Superprecise
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posted 13 Jun 2015 09:34, edited 13 Jun 2015 09:34
Fairly sure I want to buy brand new from a dealer in London, unless I can find the exact one pre-owned but virtually unused, which seems unlikely unless I'm prepared to wait. I've considered vintage and followed a few of the obvious sources over the last few months but I've not yet seen something 100% right. I'm not squemish about secondhand but I'd ideally get the current model and wear it in myself. The idea is to never ever sell it on (unless I'm forced to) so having from new appeals. Maybe I'm being precious. I also like the modern solid bracelet, even with the polished middle links, and sapphire crystal, plus the movement and steel itself is supposed to be hugely improved.

I'm under the impression that Rolex dealers won't offer discounts for paying cash or anything…? I agree that smaller dealers outside of London might be the way to go for a discount, but if I'm paying nearly RRP then I'd want decent service afterwards for maintenance etc and hoofing it to some remote spot will be a hassle.

I've bought a couple of much cheaper Seikos grey market, but with this kind of purchase I'd prefer the full package. Would Iconic Watches have the same warranty and have all the papers and stuff supplied?

All that said, I don't want to piss money up the wall for the sake of it, so I'll keep looking around and at the places mentioned above. Thanks.
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

13 Jun 2015 12:14
A friend of mine bought an AP from Iconic - was a little issue with it after a month, sent back and sorted no trouble at all. The watch has all the same warranty, box and papers - just seem to get a better wedge off brands like AP, Bregeut, Blancpain, Hublot etc than ya Rolex and Panerai etc - which is weird as they make way less units a year……