Menswear: Which watch?


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deuce
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13645 posts since 21/1/08

6 Aug 2019 18:04
there's a visible gap between the top left lug and the end link, another example of being overly polished unfortunately
Nobuyoshi
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424 posts since 27/12/13

6 Aug 2019 19:58
cheapest one I've found, will keep looking though.
deuce
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13645 posts since 21/1/08

6 Aug 2019 20:09
personally think you're mad to spend 9 grand on that. you could get something with far better finishing, and a better movement for half that. but i 'spose it wont be a hyped rolex, so…
Crackajack
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7062 posts since 21/4/05

6 Aug 2019 20:36
Yeah but if say an objectively better watch like a JLC is 5k now but worth 3k when he wants to sell in a couple years and the Rolex (almost any) is expected to hold or even increase in that time you can see why that's a factor.
Nobuyoshi
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424 posts since 27/12/13

6 Aug 2019 22:02
That last one I posted is 7, not 9 and I've been into Pepsi's since my pal got one for 3k almost a decade ago,
I get that it's hype now but it's a watch that 1. I really like the look of, and 2. will hold its value like crackajack said above. I already have Rolex's I wear because I like the look of them, this is half investment half to wear. I can't wear it everyday anyway because I live in London and I'll just get stabbed in the neck if I'm flaunting it.
Mr.X.
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2826 posts since 23/6/13

posted 7 Aug 2019 05:58, edited 7 Aug 2019 05:58
Don’t be scared, wear your vintage Rolex in London with pride. If I bought a watch as an investment I would never put it on. Rather get some use and not be bothered if it gets wear and tear.
Best
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9757 posts since 21/10/05

7 Aug 2019 07:07
The market has gone mad, I picked up a Batman in December for £9k, they’re now going for £15k+

I would never be scared to wear anything in London, 1) you should be insured at that value & 2) the amount of seriously high end stuff (Richard Mille, Patek etc) that you see being worn makes your Rolex look rather average
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

7 Aug 2019 08:31
deuce wrote: but i 'spose it wont be a hyped rolex, so…

green really isn't a good colour on you sweetie x
Trent
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1835 posts since 18/1/09

7 Aug 2019 09:15
A friend picked up a sub date for something like 8.25k and was telling me it was a great deal in the current market on his wrist immediately. Madness at the moment.

I've seen the SD43 going for 9k recently which if you can get on with the size might end up a future classic in my humble opinion.
Nobuyoshi
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424 posts since 27/12/13

7 Aug 2019 09:17

wembly
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290 posts since 15/1/13

7 Aug 2019 09:35
has the gmt master be from '93 nobu? would spend a dime more and buy quality


deuce
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13645 posts since 21/1/08

7 Aug 2019 09:45
my point was, paying 9 grand for a 26 year old gmt isn't great value, it's not 'worth' that despite that being the market price. just think about it… brand new ones go for 7 grand (still high), you're willing to pay 2 grand more for one thats 26 years old, and taking on all the problems that come with that… polished case, stretched bracelet, unknown history etc.

but like best said, the market is madness… im sure you'll be able to sell it for more in the future if you ever decide to

tudor is going the same way with the BB58. im hoping they release a gmt version next baselworld which i'll pick up, but i refuse the nonsense of paying above retail for watches
wembly
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290 posts since 15/1/13

7 Aug 2019 09:52
would love to see you going to an AD today, ask for a brand new gmt and pick it up the same day Laughing out loud

whats wrong about the bb gmt deuce?

swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

7 Aug 2019 09:57
lovely watch. hate the rivets on the bracelet though. very steampunk
deuce
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13645 posts since 21/1/08

7 Aug 2019 10:46
haha yeah im sure i'd be made to wait a little while by the AD Laughing out loud
It's lovely, I just want the smaller case size
MoB
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36631 posts since 31/8/04

7 Aug 2019 10:54
i've got the Tudor BB GMT, love it but do wish it was smaller
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

7 Aug 2019 11:41
you rocking on the leather mob? I'm considering one or the pelagos LHD..
Ulster_Blue
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5173 posts since 16/7/06

7 Aug 2019 11:44
Its available in 39mm isn't it?
MoB
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36631 posts since 31/8/04

7 Aug 2019 11:48
swede wrote: you rocking on the leather mob? I'm considering one or the pelagos LHD..

Actually just swapped it out for the Nato actually as i didn't like the fit with the bracelet. The pelagos LHD is huge, looked ridiculous on my wrist but such a lovely watch.
Ulster_Blue wrote: Its available in 39mm isn't it?

Not that i'm aware, mines 41mm.
wembly
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290 posts since 15/1/13

7 Aug 2019 11:51
deuce wrote: It's lovely, I just want the smaller case size

thats why many want a 5 digit rolex case Cool

@ulster: not the gmt - that's 41mm. personally the width is not the problem but the thickness is