Menswear: Which watch?


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Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

17 Oct 2015 20:07
Vintage IMO. Looks so much nicer in flesh good you haven't seen it yet.
oldgregg
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6387 posts since 13/4/02

17 Oct 2015 20:15
Longines and certina both make very good watches. Citizen is also good. And orient. Don't get caught up in brands.
oldgregg
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6387 posts since 13/4/02

17 Oct 2015 20:17
I hear a lot of talk abot Tissot at the moment.. A friendly tip if you want something as an investment.
oldgregg
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6387 posts since 13/4/02

17 Oct 2015 20:18
Theres a great buzz around christopher ward too.
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

17 Oct 2015 20:30
Master - tried the vintage on in the concession in bullring but blonde bird would not discount at all.
Ruddells in harbourne would have to order it in. Flying out of T5 on Friday so fingers crossed they have either
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

17 Oct 2015 21:09
cool, if no luck at airport then let me know, I should be able to sort you something out
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

posted 18 Oct 2015 02:17, edited 18 Oct 2015 02:17
Best wrote: Like Dee says it's the perfect daily watch

No it's fucken not. A sub is. You and Dee are fucken idiots. The whole point of a Rolex sub is it IS a beater watch, you don't have to baby it, it's rugged and tough. It works in any situation with a suit or shorts. Scratch resistant crystal, airtight, still operates perfectly after being frozen in a block of ice for months then dropped in boiling water (google it), if I dropped it onto a hard surface or knocked it on a doorframe I wouldn't even worry for a second.

It's the only watch I'll ever need and if I did ever get another watch it would be more elegant and something for "special occassions" like a datejust which compared to most watches is still very durable, I wouldn't go for any other brands. I think I'm a Rolex (and a date complication) man for life. The Tudor is just a compromise, like anything, ultimately it's dissapointing and you wished you had just put down the extra cash and got what you really wanted and you wouldn't have to think about it again.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

18 Oct 2015 02:28
I'd also recommend with a sub to go back and get a pre '05 (?) one, anyway before they enlarged the case. The classic size avoids the douchebag effect and makes the watch more versatile imo.
Dee
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12184 posts since 22/11/07

18 Oct 2015 05:28
The good ones have acrylic.
oldgregg
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6387 posts since 13/4/02

18 Oct 2015 14:54
Citizen make good submariner watches. Water resistant to 300 meters (more than you need for a dive)
Dee
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12184 posts since 22/11/07

18 Oct 2015 15:45
10 bar sorted..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MUFF-Divers-M4-Unisex-Watch/dp/B003ICW76M

oldgregg
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6387 posts since 13/4/02

18 Oct 2015 16:06
Love me a good MUFF watch
stoney
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17815 posts since 22/1/05

18 Oct 2015 16:43
Forper wrote:
Best wrote: Like Dee says it's the perfect daily watch

No it's fucken not. A sub is. You and Dee are fucken idiots. The whole point of a Rolex sub is it IS a beater watch, you don't have to baby it, it's rugged and tough. It works in any situation with a suit or shorts. Scratch resistant crystal, airtight, still operates perfectly after being frozen in a block of ice for months then dropped in boiling water (google it), if I dropped it onto a hard surface or knocked it on a doorframe I wouldn't even worry for a second.

It's the only watch I'll ever need and if I did ever get another watch it would be more elegant and something for "special occassions" like a datejust which compared to most watches is still very durable, I wouldn't go for any other brands. I think I'm a Rolex (and a date complication) man for life. The Tudor is just a compromise, like anything, ultimately it's dissapointing and you wished you had just put down the extra cash and got what you really wanted and you wouldn't have to think about it again.

Spot on.
Crackajack
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8155 posts since 21/4/05

18 Oct 2015 16:48
But the Tudor is just as rugged isn't it? But then again Ray Meats has a Sub.
joeyjojo
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4714 posts since 24/8/06

25 Oct 2015 15:13
Finally got my AP Royal Oak!

A year and 2 weeks before I turn 30
Strummer
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2181 posts since 24/7/04

25 Oct 2015 15:59
Which model Joey? Did you buy new? Brilliant choice
APROO
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424 posts since 16/7/11

25 Oct 2015 16:01
Mine was back at AP more than on my wrist Sad
joeyjojo
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4714 posts since 24/8/06

25 Oct 2015 16:07
Broken??

Standard with black face. It's 37 mm one which I think they don't make now. The 39 looked too odd on my wrist tbh.
Was going to buy a white face 39mm one earlier on in the year but passed as looked too big.
ginner
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351 posts since 15/4/14

25 Oct 2015 16:49
That thing about Iconic erasing serial numbers is rubbish. The watches they sell are from AD's but they source them from all over Europe. Basically find the AD willing to do the best deal on a watch and then get it for you.
Strummer
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2181 posts since 24/7/04

26 Oct 2015 10:12
What were they asking for the 39mm Joey? Prices seem to be all over the place