Menswear: Which watch?


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APROO
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424 posts since 16/7/11

17 Apr 2016 17:38
Both royal oaks i had were plagued with problems, wouldn't buy another one, possibly the jumbo blue dial, but the 41mm looks all wrong to me.
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

18 Apr 2016 10:33
APROO wrote: Both royal oaks i had were plagued with problems, wouldn't buy another one, possibly the jumbo blue dial, but the 41mm looks all wrong to me.

Friend of mine has an AP and it has been back in to Wempe a few times in 2 years - whilst my ExplorerII Ralgex(sic) keeps on ticking for over 10 years without a glitch.

That Nautilus is stunning - £20k though?
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

18 Apr 2016 10:55
Not sure why people are suggesting a Royal Oak anyway, it's a very different watch stylistically and quite a marmite one at that (I fucking hate it).
wembly
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572 posts since 15/1/13

18 Apr 2016 12:07
5711/1A-010
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

18 Apr 2016 12:51
Anyone else here with a old Swiss movement that could tell me if you are supposed to pay out of your ass on maintenance?

My early 50's jaeger was serviced two years ago for like 350e, that was after sitting unused in a cupboard for like 30 years. It's running a little rough again nowadays. Feel a little resistance when I have to set the time manually, and it barely keeps ticking throughout the night. If I sleep in it doesn't make it.

Don't feel comfortably using it, don't feel comfortable letting it sit idle, don't feel comfortable shelling out 300 e +- for maintenance again.
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

18 Apr 2016 22:01
did you get it serviced by the brand or independent? brand normally offer 24months gtee after a service and if done by independent probably didnt change the movement parts? i.e. not being able to keep running sounds like the mainspring need replacing and a brand service gtee would def cover that.
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

18 Apr 2016 22:22
By the brand. Just finished rummaging around and found the invoice, was in fact closer to three and a half years than two.
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

19 Apr 2016 05:55
worth taking back and kick up a fuss, confident you'll get smth from it
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

19 Apr 2016 08:21
That i'll do. Cheers mate.
Sneakysbest
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2054 posts since 28/1/12

19 Apr 2016 08:28
Had a similar situation with my 50s omega, had it serviced by them in 2011 for little over 400, movement started sounding horrendous so sent it back earlier this year, they tried to ask for another 300 or so. I kicked up a fuss and eventually got it done for around 80 iirc. So it is worthwhile making a bit of a scene, just don't what I did and send it and then try, as probably could have got it done free but they already had the watch .
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

19 Apr 2016 09:07
Gonna go for 41mm datejust
Crackajack
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8056 posts since 21/4/05

19 Apr 2016 10:47
Thoughts on this DJ Ref 1600 (70s)? A lot cheaper than the new version Laughing out loud

Had a look at some jewellers and despite wanting the most discrete / tool style (RnR Cool) version (hence smooth bezel and Oyster instead of jubilee) the silver / champagne face looks nicer than the black. The grey version is too rare / expensive.

Dee
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12062 posts since 22/11/07

19 Apr 2016 12:53
do like the white dial 1600s

Crackajack
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8056 posts since 21/4/05

19 Apr 2016 13:24
Haven't seen one of those before, must be quite rare? Looks good without the cyclops
wembly
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572 posts since 15/1/13

19 Apr 2016 14:42
watch/ strap combo -> Cool

what about a exp ref. 1016?
Crackajack
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8056 posts since 21/4/05

19 Apr 2016 14:45
Budget £2.5k Max
toof_ake
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1147 posts since 23/8/09

19 Apr 2016 15:38
Superprecise wrote: 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?


Looks like a Sekonda jobby out of Argos. Just saying.
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

20 Apr 2016 06:32
Wow is Patek Philippe $$$ right? That's what one looks like? hahahaha
Crackajack
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8056 posts since 21/4/05

14 May 2016 12:46
Went with this in the end:


Rolex Explorer Ref 114270 with box & papers from 2002.

Wanted a 36mm without the engraved 'ROLEXROLEXROLEX' rehaut, in the end decided the DateJust wasn't low-key enough for me as the cyclops is so iconic as a Rolex design.
Dee
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12062 posts since 22/11/07

14 May 2016 13:37
v nice