Menswear: Which watch?


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285 posts since 14/12/05

8 Jul 2017 06:48
They aren't open on a sat but should be able to do it while you wait mon-fri.
MrW
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2542 posts since 1/8/11

8 Jul 2017 07:07
Only uptown today and ideally want to get it sorted while we're up. Anywhere else anyone can recommend?
ed_taylor
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20 posts since 20/11/12

posted 9 Jul 2017 20:47, edited 9 Jul 2017 20:47
Looking to buy my first decent watch, budget up to around the £1500 mark. Like the look of some of the Longine heritage collection (like the flagship). Would anyone suggest any other watch worth considering?

https://www.beaverbrooks.co.uk/0009556/Longines-Flagship-Heritage-Automatic-Mens-Watch/p
gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

9 Jul 2017 21:01
The Longines Heritage range is really decent - I do also really like that model.

You really need to give us an idea of what kind of thing you're after - sports watch (and if so, diver, flight etc), chronograph, dress watch etc

In that price range also worth checking Sinn, Junghans, Tudor, Oris, Damasko, Seiko
ed_taylor
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20 posts since 20/11/12

9 Jul 2017 21:16
Thanks for the response. Im not a massive watch man so don't know to much about them. Im looking for quite a classic style watch, and prefer a leather strap. The dream would be a Justdate with a leather strap but don't have the budget, also like the Longine diver. Don't mind going vintage/ pre owned but don't really know what i can get.
swede
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8051 posts since 21/3/09

9 Jul 2017 22:21
longines diver is really nice in real life. looks great on a nato too
gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

9 Jul 2017 22:32
just a shame about the massive lug-lug length
gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

posted 9 Jul 2017 22:34, edited 9 Jul 2017 22:34
If you really like a datejust, with a little bit of searching you should be able to find a second-hand Tudor Oysterdate for that kind of price
MLI
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4453 posts since 6/10/09

10 Jul 2017 09:12
But… it's gonna be a Tudor
ginner
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259 posts since 15/4/14

10 Jul 2017 16:50
If you want to go really simple, 2 hand time only, I like these;

http://www.montblanc.com/en-gb/collection/watches/montblanc-heritage-chronometrie-collection/112515-montblanc-heritage-chronometrie-ultra-slim.html

Can be had for under £1500 new. Try Chrono24, watchfinder or Chronext for a guide on second hand pricing. Chrono24 does throw up some bargains now and again.

Or just save a grand up and get what you want. It will be worth it when you get it knowing that you have the thing that you want. http://www.chrono24.com/search/index.htm?caseDiameter=36&caseDiameter;=37&caseMaterials;=4&countryIds;=UK&dosearch;=true&manufacturerIds;=221&maxAgeInDays;=0⊧=45&pageSize;=60&priceTo;=-1&redirectToSearchIndex;=true&sortorder;=1

£2500 the minimum for a uk based one, might beat it with Italian or German shop. Dont bother with US. They are cheaper, but will attract import duty so end up the same price.
Rirawin
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9236 posts since 17/7/05

10 Jul 2017 17:33
Why not save the extra and just get a Datejust, a watch that you really want, instead of just "settling". Why the rush?
ed_taylor
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20 posts since 20/11/12

10 Jul 2017 18:20
Cheers for the suggestions. Not a bad idea just to wait and save. What are the best online watch shops for second hand pieces? Or would anyone recommend some good watch shops in general for looking at new watches.
jeg
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2266 posts since 12/12/01

11 Jul 2017 20:22
bit busy on the dial for my liking - but must be the cheapest chronometer around?
https://www.brellum.swiss/en/
BANKS
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187 posts since 8/5/14

12 Jul 2017 17:56
Question to the group, SubLV (Hulk) or the GMT BLNR if I already have the 114060 Sub?
Scottishmark
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527 posts since 25/1/11

12 Jul 2017 18:54
Head says, quote obviously the BLNR but I too have the 114060 and I'd rather add the Hulk in a heartbeat.

Buy whichever you prefer.
Dee
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11202 posts since 22/11/07

12 Jul 2017 18:56
lv
jhericurls
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95 posts since 7/2/15

12 Jul 2017 19:18
If you already have a Sub, you might as well go GMT.
leemac74
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980 posts since 30/4/08

12 Jul 2017 19:47
I got the GMT2 first in 2010, loved that and just splurged on a 114060. Don't miss the date function yet and like a clean no date face, GMT wise the dual time zone features were nice and pcl link looks a bit more eye catching.

BLNR is nice but more expensive than the LV sub isn't it? Subs do command better resale or trades normally but the BLNR is so new it's gonna hold its own, two nice watches either way.

I'd say go BLNR for a change.
Superprecise
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2081 posts since 16/7/11

12 Jul 2017 21:22
Personally couldn't be fucked getting another watch so similar. Hulk is fun for a little while but ultimately not as nice as the no date IMO. Same goes for the BLNR come to think of it. Day-Date?
BANKS
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187 posts since 8/5/14

posted 12 Jul 2017 21:34, edited 12 Jul 2017 21:34
Superprecise wrote: Personally couldn't be fucked getting another watch so similar. Hulk is fun for a little while but ultimately not as nice as the no date IMO. Same goes for the BLNR come to think of it. Day-Date?

See this was a potential concern. I like the ruggedness of Rolex tool watches but most of my other watches are divers, so a date just may make more sense. The blue and rhodium face DJ41s with the fluted bezel both look very nice.

That said I prefer the overall aesthetic of the BLNR.