Menswear: Which watch?


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ginner
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258 posts since 15/4/14

10 Jan 2017 22:47
Not sure on that. Dials a bit close together to my eye when contrasting. Brown strap with black face pretty terrible too but a different strap might improve.
Dee
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11142 posts since 22/11/07

10 Jan 2017 23:19
nice watch apart from the social media shite on the case back
burny
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5787 posts since 25/5/06

11 Jan 2017 09:05
Love that. The speedster bracelet isn't great, so understand why it's not included.

Doesn't look good on the brown strap, but the nato is cool.
padawan
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4027 posts since 27/6/03

11 Jan 2017 09:49
Dee wrote: nice watch apart from the social media shite on the case back

cant move for the ads
wembly
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290 posts since 15/1/13

12 Jan 2017 07:42
sold out within 5 hours! quit good for omega but it seems that they drop a le speedy every two weeks which is lame imo
Superprecise
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2056 posts since 16/7/11

12 Jan 2017 07:49
Yeah they really need to sort it out in my opinion.
wembly
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290 posts since 15/1/13

13 Jan 2017 07:56
cool guy and down to earth imo

fudge.dredd
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551 posts since 15/12/12

16 Jan 2017 18:43
Interest check on my JLC Master Reverso Calender watch…

The one in the link below… with all boxes and paperwork… I've had it 18 months and worn around once every other week… absolutely mint.

http://www.thewatchsource.co.uk/item/Jaeger-LeCoultre/Grande-Reverso-Calendar/3758420.html?utm_source=GBase&utm;_medium=fpc&utm;_campaign=GBase&gclid;=CPiBrNCox9ECFY6RGwodmZgFRg

PM me
joe6886
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771 posts since 16/11/08

17 Jan 2017 13:42
Just been given a bit of money and after seeing anvais' last purchase I really want to get myself a speedmaster.

I've never bought an expensive watch before, Christopher ward has been my nicest watch to date so just after any tips, sites, places I should start looking. Versions to avoid etc..

I've got about £2500 to spend, ideally no more but if I can't get the right thing for that then I'll have to weigh up my options. I'll be looking for a pro, not the reduced. Is it doable for this kind of money?

I'm based in the north west so does anyone recommend anywhere I can go look at some used ones, don't mind travelling a bit so Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, possibly Birmingham? Would rather buy in store as I'd feel a bit less wary.
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

17 Jan 2017 15:08
baddie was looking to sell his reduced for £1800ish if you change your mind
hakkajai
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146 posts since 14/11/10

posted 17 Jan 2017 15:54, edited 17 Jan 2017 15:54
https://www.chronext.co.uk/omega/speedmaster/311-30-42-30-01-005/004440

joe6886 wrote: Just been given a bit of money and after seeing anvais' last purchase I really want to get myself a speedmaster.

I've never bought an expensive watch before, Christopher ward has been my nicest watch to date so just after any tips, sites, places I should start looking. Versions to avoid etc..

I've got about £2500 to spend, ideally no more but if I can't get the right thing for that then I'll have to weigh up my options. I'll be looking for a pro, not the reduced. Is it doable for this kind of money?

I'm based in the north west so does anyone recommend anywhere I can go look at some used ones, don't mind travelling a bit so Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, possibly Birmingham? Would rather buy in store as I'd feel a bit less wary.
joe6886
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771 posts since 16/11/08

17 Jan 2017 16:56
That seems like a very good deal, didn't think I'd be looking at a new one. The site legit I take it?

Cheers
TeenageIcon
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203 posts since 24/11/14

17 Jan 2017 17:35
the watch is grey market though right? not necessarily new, it's unworn but you won't get the full 2-year omega warranty.
joe6886
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771 posts since 16/11/08

17 Jan 2017 21:11
Ok, having never heard of grey market before I've just spent some time reading up. Would people avoid?

Reading reviews about chronext, they seem fairly positive on the whole. Watches come from Germany and all stamped up from an authorised dealer and they have assured people buying various brands that the warranty will be fully valid, realistically what are the chances of needing the warranty?

I had it in my head I'd be buying used but for a couple of hundred pounds more it seems a no brainer to get a "new" one, not going to rush in so want to arm myself with plenty of info
Crackajack
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7060 posts since 21/4/05

17 Jan 2017 21:22
Looks a good price based on values on Chrono24. Watchfinder are UK based and doing a 2016 for £3150 for example.
Scottishmark
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513 posts since 25/1/11

17 Jan 2017 21:30
It's all price dependant for me. If it makes financial sense (and you've done your research on the seller and are comfortable with them) then by all means go for it.

Regarding warranty I have no first hand experience but my colleague had to use his and he had no issue (not original owner) but his watch was originally purchased in the UK so that perhaps had some bearing.

If it's a couple of hundred quid then pass and buy new from an AD - even if that means jumping on a waiting list for a bit.

If it all goes tits up buying from the grey market you'd be kicking yourself for going that route for such a relatively trivial amount. That coupled with the fact that you (1) have your name on the warranty card; and (2) begin to cultivate a relationship with an AD which could have a positive bearing on a wait (or lack of) on a future purchase would all be reasons for me to stay with an AD.

You looking at any model in particular?
joe6886
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771 posts since 16/11/08

posted 17 Jan 2017 21:43, edited 17 Jan 2017 21:43
Looking at a speedy pro, I've been given £2k and I'm happy to throw £500ish of my own money in as well.

To be honest the £3,300 from a dealer would price me out of a new one, just bought a house so I wouldn't want to put much of my own money in as well.

Chrono24 seem to have them priced at £2700ish as well and £600 is a big saving on the retail price, I'd prefer to buy in store somewhere as receiving a £2500 watch in the post seems a bit of a non event but maybe I'm expecting too much.

Edit: as an example this is nearly new

http://www.markworthingtonjewellers.co.uk/omega-speedmaster-moonwatch-311-30-42-30-01-005-1116.html

And I may be able to negotiate some money off, but how do I know if this watch is from the grey market? What do I need to look out for?
TeenageIcon
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203 posts since 24/11/14

posted 17 Jan 2017 22:03, edited 17 Jan 2017 22:03
you could get 10% off goldsmith if you pay cash, maybe 15% depending on the model. grey market watches don't have the full manufacturer warranty so they usually come with the seller warranty on top of that. also sometimes but not that often when you do send them in for a repair, the manufacturer wont accept it as they know your watch is grey market. not sure if omega is like that but i would avoid just by saving a couple of hundreds more.
Jimmy326
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4552 posts since 22/9/07

17 Jan 2017 22:28
If the watch originates from an authorised dealer, and has the warranty card correctly stamped, I don't see why there'd be an issue if needing to deal with the manufacturer. Maybe contact Chronext and confirm how much manufacturer warranty remains before making a decision?
Scottishmark
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513 posts since 25/1/11

17 Jan 2017 22:31
£600 just doesn't seem like that much in the grand scheme of things if you're going to drop £2500 in any case. If you'd rather have the security and experience of an AD purchase would you consider taking a chunk on interest free credit? £1300 (being your £500 contribution plus the £600 shortfall divided by 24) is only £45 per month. If you put the £500 down then £600 over 24 months is £25 per month. Interest free credit cards for 24 months seem ten a penny. Not exactly breaking the bank. Just a though. (In b4 fuk ballers berating the idea).

I've not checked but I assume Mark Worthington isn't an AD so by default that makes the watch 'grey market' - it's not being sold by an authorised dealer. Will Omega honour any warranty? Who knows - quite possibly. Would I fart arse about buying from MW to save £300? Probably not.