Menswear: Which watch?


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Superprecise
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2078 posts since 16/7/11

2 Dec 2016 17:08
Always gonna be a second rate sub though isn't it. At least the Pelagos is doing its own thing.
shralp-lad
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880 posts since 21/4/11

2 Dec 2016 17:45
Get an air king or an old oyster perpetual I reckon. Can explorers be had for that money?
RickRude
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3266 posts since 13/1/12

2 Dec 2016 19:37
Why not just get a better watch on a finance option?
Dee
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11199 posts since 22/11/07

posted 2 Dec 2016 19:38, edited 2 Dec 2016 19:38
IWC Mark XVII would be 2K-ish well spent.


or a Nomos
Crackajack
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7150 posts since 21/4/05

2 Dec 2016 20:02
Look at Burlington Arcade but don't buy. Tourist prices and often awful customer service.

Rolex explorer 36mm, AirKing, DJ etc all within budget with a little work or compromise on B&P. Gauge prices on Chrono24 (lots of cheap ones in Italy, more expensive here) when you have narrowed down the exact models you are after then keep an eye out at various 2nd hand dealers.

I had a good buying experience on the TZ UK forums. Register and wait a few months (and make 50 or so sensible posts) to access the sales forum. Cheaper than any dealers but some risk buying in this way - 90% of the sellers are buyers and watch fans in the UK though.
swede
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8031 posts since 21/3/09

2 Dec 2016 20:13
RickRude wrote: Why not just get a better watch on a finance option?

if you need to finance a luxury watch. you shouldn't buy a luxury watch
swede
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8031 posts since 21/3/09

2 Dec 2016 20:17
Superprecise wrote: Always gonna be a second rate sub though isn't it. At least the Pelagos is doing its own thing.

in my eyes its less obvious than a sub, and is well respected among watch enthusiasts - with good reason. rich history, beautiful and well-made watches. people who disregard other brands and go straight to "rolex" are a certain type of person imo (instagram fuckboys etc).

but yes, obviously. this opinion that people hold of the black bay does put me off getting one Laughing out loud although I know it shouldn't. I would be super happy with a black bay
billybrown
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3114 posts since 30/9/07

2 Dec 2016 20:51
New Tudors Nay, OG/Vintage Tudors Yay.

For the money you spend on a new tudor, you can get a decent 2nd hand rolly datejust model.

2nd hand Explorer is an excellent option.
Crackajack
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7150 posts since 21/4/05

2 Dec 2016 21:00
Would also think about getting something versatile, Omega Speedmaster in particular if within budget looks great with work or casual clothes.
swede
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8031 posts since 21/3/09

posted 2 Dec 2016 21:02, edited 2 Dec 2016 21:02
billybrown wrote: For the money you spend on a new tudor, you can get a decent 2nd hand rolly datejust model.

but what if I want a sport/diving watch Laughing out loud such poor advice. its the same with every fuker saying buy a porsche
billybrown
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3114 posts since 30/9/07

posted 2 Dec 2016 21:16, edited 2 Dec 2016 21:16
In that case, just save up a little and buy a sub. Should be able to get a good pre-ceramic one for about £4k

You're right if specifically wanting a diver, but thought walnuts just wanted watch recommendations.
billybrown
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3114 posts since 30/9/07

2 Dec 2016 21:19
swede wrote:
RickRude wrote: Why not just get a better watch on a finance option?

if you need to finance a luxury watch. you shouldn't buy a luxury watch
RickRude
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3266 posts since 13/1/12

2 Dec 2016 21:21
swede wrote:
RickRude wrote: Why not just get a better watch on a finance option?

if you need to finance a luxury watch. you shouldn't buy a luxury watch

Says who? - same rule apply to cars as well then? 5k will give him more choice. I'm basically saying he could put a £500 or 1k deposit down and pay the rest over 12 or 24 months. Why lay out 2.5k straight away when his options are limited
billybrown
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3114 posts since 30/9/07

2 Dec 2016 21:24
I'd say the same thing about a car, unless you need it for work/profession.
RickRude
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3266 posts since 13/1/12

2 Dec 2016 21:40
So what only buy a car or watch if you have full cash? That's bollocks sorry
deuce
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13693 posts since 21/1/08

2 Dec 2016 21:50
billybrown wrote: I'd say the same thing about a car, unless you need it for work/profession.
+1
Same for a house tbh
billybrown
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3114 posts since 30/9/07

2 Dec 2016 21:57
Laughing out loud
bertoni
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974 posts since 29/9/11

2 Dec 2016 22:28
Laughing out loud
Scottishmark
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523 posts since 25/1/11

2 Dec 2016 22:37
Why the hate on finance? If you couldn't afford a BLNR or a 114060 for example but could get one, at retail, on finance, by the time you'd paid it up, you'd have worn it for years and be able to sell it for the same as you paid, or more.

Why would that be a bad idea? Puzzled
JustinCredible
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2502 posts since 11/6/08

2 Dec 2016 22:59
Thought this was moneysavingexpert forum for a sec there… Anyone (outside of the smoke) serviced am Omega? The website is a hopeless