Menswear: Which watch?


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Superprecise
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2212 posts since 16/7/11

2 Jul 2016 16:29
you definitely want an old one?
Scottishmark
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786 posts since 25/1/11

2 Jul 2016 17:15
I'm not sold on the chunkier case / lug appearance on the newer version. Then there's also the premium to pay for the newer version. Shocked Shocked
Crackajack
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8008 posts since 21/4/05

2 Jul 2016 17:54
Buy with care, lots of fakes and franken watches around. TZ UK forums are good for private sales.
Scottishmark
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786 posts since 25/1/11

2 Jul 2016 18:16
Yeah, there is going to be a fair bit of due dilligence involved but I'm confident I can pick up a non-franken watch/fake.

Just need to keep my eye out and ask the right questions.

Would be keen to hear from owners of the old DJ on how they like the watch.
Birdman
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1568 posts since 10/3/10

3 Jul 2016 03:44


This is my rose gold/ss 116201- I know it won't get a lot of love on here, but I think it's amazing and find I wear it far more than my Sub or GMT these days. I've got quite a slim wrist and I think the size is perfect. The SS 36mm DJ is a true classic IMHO.
dirtysquare
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96 posts since 7/5/09

3 Jul 2016 11:01
Not really a datejust but here is my 18038.
You'll be able to see the difference on the lugs and bracelet with the above ^.

I'm really happy of it but I don't wear it really often.

16234 would be a good choice, fluted bezel is my opinion the best option on older datejusts. One of my coworker bought a 116234 (blue dial) and I found it awful, fluted bezel is too much on it.
fouineoursb
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1609 posts since 12/11/06

3 Jul 2016 11:14
I wear my gold datejust 18k 1600 quite often, the black dial makes it easy to wear.
fudge.dredd
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1748 posts since 15/12/12

3 Jul 2016 15:29
Any ideas why the GMT BLNR has gone up in prices recently? Got mine for £5,300 just over a year ago..
compulsiveshopper
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1292 posts since 12/6/12

3 Jul 2016 16:02
What watch forums do you all look at? I used to moderate on, what was then, one of the better known forums many years ago, but left the scene after becoming pretty jaded with it all.
a
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357 posts since 14/12/05

3 Jul 2016 16:15
fudge.dredd wrote: Any ideas why the GMT BLNR has gone up in prices recently? Got mine for £5,300 just over a year ago..

Are you talking retail? The retail has been the same since launch. Did you get a discount?

Seems likely the whole range will get around a 10% increase soon though.
burny
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6032 posts since 25/5/06

3 Jul 2016 17:49
Birdman for the win. That's lovely. How old is it? I assumed it only came on the jubilee bracelet in rose gold.
EssexBoyII
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7211 posts since 5/6/07

3 Jul 2016 18:00
I like the two-tone DJ there and I don't usually like two-tones
fudge.dredd
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1748 posts since 15/12/12

3 Jul 2016 18:22
a wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: Any ideas why the GMT BLNR has gone up in prices recently? Got mine for £5,300 just over a year ago..

Are you talking retail? The retail has been the same since launch. Did you get a discount?

Seems likely the whole range will get around a 10% increase soon though.

I bought it brand new from Rudells, a jewellers in Birmingham but it might have been £5,500… Can't remember off the top of my head. What is the retail on them anyway?
bertoni
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1489 posts since 29/9/11

3 Jul 2016 18:36
Not in the same league as you Ballers but need some advice. Looking at spending around a grand on a grown up watch. Like the look of the Sinn U1 (not sure if I'd get sick of the design/size), 104, 103. Glycine Combat sub, Airman….anything else I should look out for?
Seventyfour
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9412 posts since 6/10/05

3 Jul 2016 18:42
Saw a Sinn 856s recently and thought it looked nice 857 looks decent too
a
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357 posts since 14/12/05

3 Jul 2016 18:53
fudge.dredd wrote:
a wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: Any ideas why the GMT BLNR has gone up in prices recently? Got mine for £5,300 just over a year ago..

Are you talking retail? The retail has been the same since launch. Did you get a discount?

Seems likely the whole range will get around a 10% increase soon though.

I bought it brand new from Rudells, a jewellers in Birmingham but it might have been £5,500… Can't remember off the top of my head. What is the retail on them anyway?

£5950. Bought mine just over 2 years ago and that's what I paid too. Maybe they charged you the price of the standard GMT 2c - £5600? Either way it'll be more soon!
fudge.dredd
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1748 posts since 15/12/12

3 Jul 2016 19:02
Well I definitely didn't pay that much. Sweet. It was definitely closer to £5.5k than £6k anyway.

Nice, thanks for that Cool
fudge.dredd
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1748 posts since 15/12/12

3 Jul 2016 19:11

Rocking mine today
Birdman
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1568 posts since 10/3/10

3 Jul 2016 19:14
burny wrote: Birdman for the win. That's lovely. How old is it? I assumed it only came on the jubilee bracelet in rose gold.
Thanks, it's about 3 years old (It's got the new oysterlock clasp). I think it just looks 'right' on the wrist - I much prefer a bi-metal on the oyster bracelet too.
Birdman
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1568 posts since 10/3/10

3 Jul 2016 19:18
bertoni wrote: Not in the same league as you Ballers but need some advice. Looking at spending around a grand on a grown up watch. Like the look of the Sinn U1 (not sure if I'd get sick of the design/size), 104, 103. Glycine Combat sub, Airman….anything else I should look out for?

You can get a Speedmaster reduced for that sort of money, or does that not appeal? Sinn and Glycine both good options too.