Menswear: Which watch?


Show original post
shralp-lad
shralp-lad avatar

881 posts since 21/4/11

16 Mar 2016 12:59
dont know if srs but… I realise its a tudor, but isnt the point of this range (black bay or whatever) meant to be like tributes to old rolexes/tudors? seems strange to me that tudor have made a "tribute" to a watch they dont technically make.
dirtysquare
dirtysquare avatar

96 posts since 7/5/09

16 Mar 2016 13:01
43mm is way to big for a sub/heritage.
Also, this whatthe dial is not working for me : 3-6-9 + round indexes + snowflake hands, there is no consistency in here.
mirrored
mirrored avatar

1174 posts since 8/7/08

16 Mar 2016 17:29
I think it's partly the idiosyncratic design that's attracting me. Always admire relatively risky design choices, but on a second look I think it'd annoy me after a while Laughing out loud plus 43mm would look massive on my delicate wrists Oops
oldgregg
oldgregg avatar

6346 posts since 13/4/02

16 Mar 2016 19:35
Think im a bit over old rolexes now, been wearing a sinn for the last couple of months, like a gaudy r hublot atm
RickRude
RickRude avatar

3471 posts since 13/1/12

16 Mar 2016 21:42
Says don't see the point of Tudor while wearing a Bapex - not sure if serious
shralp-lad
shralp-lad avatar

881 posts since 21/4/11

16 Mar 2016 22:12
yep, you read words good
shralp-lad
shralp-lad avatar

881 posts since 21/4/11

16 Mar 2016 22:26
that was harsh, sorry, but the bapex is a pretty inexpensive toy watch really, a "replica/homage/parody" of the bamford re-worked rolexes. Tudor, with this range anyway, is taking elements of classic rolex and tudor models and "re-releasing" them, which is something rolex could never really do with actual rolex watches. My point is why is the bamford blackout submariner getting done by tudor, when it isnt a watch that rolex make. I do see the point in tudor, i just dont understnad why they have done this model.
schtoop
schtoop avatar

13006 posts since 9/4/07

13 Apr 2016 19:22
hate watches, but missus works for them so freebie -

bertoni
bertoni avatar

1280 posts since 29/9/11

13 Apr 2016 19:29
Never heard of Triwa but that's a nice looking watch mate. She get many freebies Eye-wink
Sumbeam
Sumbeam avatar

873 posts since 27/1/11

14 Apr 2016 06:28
Nice that Schtoop!
THE GUV'NOR
THE GUV'NOR avatar

3279 posts since 4/5/04

17 Apr 2016 09:25
so mrs wants to get me a watch for wedding present! i have always wanted a daytona but have tried one on twice and not been blown away, any other ideas?
already have a submariner, brietling navitimer IWC portifino. wanted the daytona but thinking daydate / datejust? any other ideas? doesnt have to be rolex
jeg
jeg avatar

2266 posts since 12/12/01

17 Apr 2016 11:05
THE GUV'NOR wrote: so mrs wants to get me a watch for wedding present! i have always wanted a daytona but have tried one on twice and not been blown away, any other ideas?
already have a submariner, brietling navitimer IWC portifino. wanted the daytona but thinking daydate / datejust? any other ideas? doesn't have to be rolex

lucky man - I never got a wedding present from my Mrs
Agree on Daytona - also Paddy McGuinness and Michael McIntyre have them.
Does it need to be brand new? Look at used Blancpain - seem to take a hit on residuals. Personally would like the dark knight model as my next watch.
Good luck with the hunt
burny
burny avatar

5874 posts since 25/5/06

17 Apr 2016 11:20
Get the Daytona, and wear it sparingly and thus be reminded of the wedding. Or, get the datejust and wear daily.
a
a avatar

303 posts since 14/12/05

17 Apr 2016 13:27
You probably already know but current Daytona is now out of production and has been replaced with this:


Apparently there are already ridiculous waiting lists though.

Sounds like she has a pretty hefty budget if you are considering a day-date. You've got a pretty good variation already and any of the models you've mentioned would slot in nicely. Within that price range I'd go for an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. If you're in London best thing to do is just have a wander round Selfridges watch hall then down Bond St and have a look in Wempe, Watch Club and Burlington Arcade and see what takes your fancy.
Crackajack
Crackajack avatar

7562 posts since 21/4/05

17 Apr 2016 13:47
I'm sure you already know, but the prices in Burlington arcade are hilarious. Especially the Vintage Watch Company.
a
a avatar

303 posts since 14/12/05

17 Apr 2016 16:59
Yeah but it's good to window shop to see and try in the flesh before buying somewhere which sells what you want for a decent price.
Superprecise
Superprecise avatar

2161 posts since 16/7/11

17 Apr 2016 17:18
Maybe it's an unpopular opinion but I really don't think the current iteration of the Daytona is up to much, with or without the ceramic bezel. Patek Nautilus?

carl lewis
carl lewis avatar

23939 posts since 14/10/04

17 Apr 2016 17:22
bertoni wrote: Never heard of Triwa but that's a nice looking watch mate. She get many freebies Eye-wink
carl lewis
carl lewis avatar

23939 posts since 14/10/04

17 Apr 2016 17:25
Super you maybe right, but at least 90% of the Doris's around these guys don't care as long as it's a Rolex.
fouineoursb
fouineoursb avatar

1552 posts since 12/11/06

17 Apr 2016 17:33
I'd go for an AP royal oak aswell,
PP nautilus are very hard to get, it was a 3 years waiting list to get one the last time I went to PP shop in Geneva.