Menswear: Which watch?


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fouineoursb
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1463 posts since 12/11/06

18 Apr 2017 18:38
San wrote: Is buying a PP Nautilus 5711A at retail new basically money in the bank these days? Would I be able to sell it on for a profit tomorrow?

Yes absolutely.

The waiting time for a new one is about 3-5 years so you will be able to sell it for profit.
Crackajack
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6546 posts since 21/4/05

18 Apr 2017 20:25
If it's 'your' AD selling it to you it might ruin your reputation with them or place on the list for other watches. People on TZ-UK reporting some Rolex dealers refusing to release full paperwork or keep stickers on to stop items being flipped…
BANKS
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132 posts since 8/5/14

18 Apr 2017 20:35
I heard that too. To be honest, if I was spending over £10k on a watch and the AD said he was keeping some of the paper work I'd go nuts. Not because I'd be looking to flip the watch but because of the amount of money you are looking to spend.
Mr.X.
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2668 posts since 23/6/13

18 Apr 2017 22:25
Such a accountants way of a thinking!

Can imagine when he buys a car/house his first thought is residuals.
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

19 Apr 2017 08:46
Mr X - Of course I do Laughing out loud
Always thought I wanted that watch but kind of left me unimpressed, would rather buy a complication by them from a little bit more. They also have a world timer and other complications for sale which kind of a surprised me.
jeg
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2219 posts since 12/12/01

19 Apr 2017 09:58
gonzoking wrote:
fudge.dredd wrote: ^ Thanks.

I'm also looking to add the following at some point..

IWC Ingenieur
Panerai PAM00422
Rolex no-date Sub

The 422 is a connoisseurs choice no doubt, however the 423 is also one of the best but for the minimilast look the 557 is hard to beat.

The PAM00422 does look v nice. Wonder if they have them at Heathrow?
a
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274 posts since 14/12/05

19 Apr 2017 10:37
San wrote: Mr X - Of course I do Laughing out loud
Always thought I wanted that watch but kind of left me unimpressed, would rather buy a complication by them from a little bit more. They also have a world timer and other complications for sale which kind of a surprised me.

This was a quote from watchfinder in April, just taken from another forum:


This is for blue dial though, white dial will be less but still should be some profit.
billybrown
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3030 posts since 30/9/07

19 Apr 2017 11:37
San wrote: Mr X - Of course I do Laughing out loud
Always thought I wanted that watch but kind of left me unimpressed, would rather buy a complication by them from a little bit more. They also have a world timer and other complications for sale which kind of a surprised me.

The plain nautilus (without all the bollocks) is the one to get, such a beautiful watch, timeless.

anvais
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403 posts since 15/12/12

20 Apr 2017 05:47


Not a Nautilus but got a new strap for the speedy. Been wearing it with a black nato recently and wanted something different. Hirsch Artisan in moss green I think. Still need to get the same in grey.
MLI
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3484 posts since 6/10/09

20 Apr 2017 07:26
billybrown wrote: The plain nautilus (without all the bollocks) is the one to get, such a beautiful watch, timeless.


scoff scoff er yeah??? That watch looks fucking retarded!
figurine
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5253 posts since 14/5/07

20 Apr 2017 07:58
For once I have to agree with milspex
MLI
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3484 posts since 6/10/09

posted 20 Apr 2017 10:20, edited 20 Apr 2017 10:20
It's pure Simon Cowell rich guy cluelessness
wembly
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107 posts since 15/1/13

20 Apr 2017 12:53
naw he is more that hublot big bang kinda guy
Kadafi39
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1538 posts since 30/10/09

20 Apr 2017 14:16
A Patek is hardly a watch that people without a clue buy, it has strong heritage. Fair enough the design might not be to your taste but it definitely can't be described as a timepiece for those that don't know better.
RVP10
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145 posts since 3/4/12

20 Apr 2017 22:00
The Nautilus is probably my favourite Genta design. Notice how the bezel resembles a port hole on a ship, and the subtle guilloche combined with the dark blue makes you think of deep water. It's a masterpiece.

The cork box that the originals came with is also incredible.



eazypz wrote: Cheers Deuce, will get looking.
Best places to get second hand ones from?

Keep an eye on http://www.network54.com/Forum/207673

There's a beautiful (near NOS) Zenith A3630 on ebay at the moment, though the seller is probably asking for too much… probably won't be worth that much for a couple of years http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182498984318
MLI
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3484 posts since 6/10/09

21 Apr 2017 00:51
Kadafi39 wrote: A Patek is hardly a watch that people without a clue buy, it has strong heritage. Fair enough the design might not be to your taste but it definitely can't be described as a timepiece for those that don't know better.

Yes it is. Everyone knows it's the watch thats "more expensive than Rolex" ie it's purely a status symbol for a lot of new rich.
BANKS
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132 posts since 8/5/14

21 Apr 2017 06:39
MLI wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: A Patek is hardly a watch that people without a clue buy, it has strong heritage. Fair enough the design might not be to your taste but it definitely can't be described as a timepiece for those that don't know better.

Yes it is. Everyone knows it's the watch thats "more expensive than Rolex" ie it's purely a status symbol for a lot of new rich.

I agree with this to an extent. But primarily amongst the watch community. The majority of the population have never heard of Patek and Rolex is the brand which is most synonymous with wealth and luxury. However, as Patek becomes more "known" there is an increasing trend of the new rich (obviously along with actual true watch lovers) who are gravitating towards Patek as it is viewed as one upping the Rolex owners. I saw this quite a but when I was in Dubai.
Superprecise
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1913 posts since 16/7/11

21 Apr 2017 08:04
Fucking hypocrite. The only guy on here to actively boast about owning a Rolex, the ultimate nouveau rich status brand, talking shit about posing rich cunts. Stay in your ugly 90s Japanese streetwear lane, you don't know what you're talking about.
BANKS
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132 posts since 8/5/14

21 Apr 2017 11:15
Laughing out loud
Kadafi39
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1538 posts since 30/10/09

21 Apr 2017 14:01
BANKS wrote:
MLI wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: A Patek is hardly a watch that people without a clue buy, it has strong heritage. Fair enough the design might not be to your taste but it definitely can't be described as a timepiece for those that don't know better.

Yes it is. Everyone knows it's the watch thats "more expensive than Rolex" ie it's purely a status symbol for a lot of new rich.

I agree with this to an extent. But primarily amongst the watch community. The majority of the population have never heard of Patek and Rolex is the brand which is most synonymous with wealth and luxury. However, as Patek becomes more "known" there is an increasing trend of the new rich (obviously along with actual true watch lovers) who are gravitating towards Patek as it is viewed as one upping the Rolex owners. I saw this quite a but when I was in Dubai.

Hardly a watch bought by people that don't have a clue then is it! Let's face it every other cunt has a rolex these days, you don't have to be wealthy to own one and therefore those that are wealthy will go for something different that sets them apart, but don't agree that they are clueless at all.