Menswear: Which watch?


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Crackajack
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8200 posts since 21/4/05

3 Mar 2016 12:08
Can anyone recommend a good place for pre-owned Rolex in London? I would be looking at the entry level models like a 34mm Oyster Precision. Think a few have similar on here?
APROO
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424 posts since 16/7/11

3 Mar 2016 12:16
grays, watch centre, watch club plenty in hat ton garden always knock them down on price especially on the 34mm models, also for resale in future id consider getting a 36mm minimum.
Crackajack
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8200 posts since 21/4/05

3 Mar 2016 12:42
Just toying with the idea at the moment, but thanks for the info. I think the 34mm looks better online but realise that 'on wrist' is the only way to judge.
EssexBoyII
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7399 posts since 5/6/07

3 Mar 2016 13:19
Didn't a 40mm already drop but in precious metals only?
NickMSM
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423 posts since 21/8/13

3 Mar 2016 14:04
Recent new addition, PAM 372.

Crackajack
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8200 posts since 21/4/05

posted 3 Mar 2016 14:07, edited 3 Mar 2016 14:07
My potential budget is about half a bed so 34mm might be the only option.

Edit: Great that Nick
NickMSM
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423 posts since 21/8/13

3 Mar 2016 14:12
Cheers, wears well for such a big watch - actually more comfortable for me than my PAM005 is.

I had an Oysterdate Precision a few years ago, hardly got any wear so I sold it. They are nice but do wear very small - a 36mm DJ would be a better bet. I sold a lovely DJ about 3 years ago for £1,250 odd - if you shop about you can get a decent one for £1,500 IMO.

APROO
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424 posts since 16/7/11

3 Mar 2016 14:34
EssexBoyII wrote: Didn't a 40mm already drop but in precious metals only?

No your think of the day date about 20k more.
Superprecise
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2217 posts since 16/7/11

3 Mar 2016 15:03
If it's any help, I spent the best part of a year trying to convince myself that the 34mm isn't too small but in the end went for the 36mm and am really glad I did. The 36mm is still quite modest.

It's not just that the 34mm is smaller in diameter, it's also smaller in other respects, from bracelet width to crown. It feels a bit miniature on a full-size wrist. You can get away with it though, and it's obviously ideal if you have small wrists.
Crackajack
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8200 posts since 21/4/05

3 Mar 2016 15:17
Thanks, I have read your deliberations with interest in this thread. My wrists are very slender so would be ok with either size.
Rdes1974
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277 posts since 29/1/14

3 Mar 2016 15:40
APROO wrote: grays, watch centre, watch club plenty in hat ton garden always knock them down on price especially on the 34mm models, also for resale in future id consider getting a 36mm minimum.

is everything genuine in hatton garden? worried about getting ripped off
unkleandy
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530 posts since 15/6/09

3 Mar 2016 15:48
Looking to move on a GMT from 2011 - best places to use? Boxed / papers / very little wear as I bought the Black / Blue GMT and a Panerai not long after.
ginner
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356 posts since 15/4/14

3 Mar 2016 18:38
What you looking for on the GMT? Assume it is the black bezel one? Been looking at one for a while and could offer you more than a dealer like watchfinder would do. PM me if you want.
unkleandy
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530 posts since 15/6/09

3 Mar 2016 22:18
Yeah Black Bezel - haven't fully looked into going rate tbh - happy to listen to an offer in the meantime whilst I do research

MrW
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3141 posts since 1/8/11

15 Mar 2016 21:39
shralp-lad
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895 posts since 21/4/11

posted 15 Mar 2016 21:50, edited 15 Mar 2016 21:50
not a fan, but i see the novelty. is it not only bamford that do the blackout ones as an aftermarket thing?

Edit - I mean as in…why would someone want a tribute to an aftermarket modified watch
shralp-lad
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895 posts since 21/4/11

15 Mar 2016 21:55
having said that, im currently wearing this:
wembly
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572 posts since 15/1/13

16 Mar 2016 11:41
shralp-lad wrote: is it not only bamford that do the blackout ones as an aftermarket thing?

Blaken as well


also the Heritage Black Bay get an update: short lugs, shield logo, new steel wrist band, in-house movement

http://www.rolex.com/de/watches/baselworld.html

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDAu3anQbzv/?taken-by=omega

MrW
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3141 posts since 1/8/11

16 Mar 2016 12:13
shralp-lad wrote: not a fan, but i see the novelty. is it not only bamford that do the blackout ones as an aftermarket thing?

It's not aftermarket, it's a new release from Tudor.
mirrored
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1180 posts since 8/7/08

16 Mar 2016 12:51
Not sure how I feel about the bronze Black Bay. Think I like it, the explorer style markers Cool