Menswear: Which watch?


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gonzoking
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798 posts since 13/3/11

27 Oct 2019 16:54
Can someone tell me what I can reasonably expect to pay for a speedy 42mm, not fussed about the condition, looked on chrono 24 and they are all 3K +
R
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13041 posts since 17/5/03

27 Oct 2019 17:17
probably £3k+ then
gonzoking
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798 posts since 13/3/11

27 Oct 2019 18:14
don't think so, seen them much less than that over the years, obsereved them on here a lot cheaper than that Laughing out loud
R
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13041 posts since 17/5/03

27 Oct 2019 18:19
Laughing out loud
JustinCredible
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2618 posts since 11/6/08

27 Oct 2019 21:08
Gonzo I'm looking to move mine on, will drop you a pm
fudge.dredd
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1328 posts since 15/12/12

27 Oct 2019 23:04
Prices have started to slowly creep up on Speedmasters recently. I remember paying £1800 for mine 4-5 years back..
JustinCredible
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2618 posts since 11/6/08

27 Oct 2019 23:38
Weak £
Birdman
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1427 posts since 10/3/10

28 Oct 2019 00:15
Sold a mint one without box or papers in about 2012 for £1200. Made a £400 profit on it which I was happy with at the time Laughing out loud
deuce
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13860 posts since 21/1/08

28 Oct 2019 09:18
omega are increasing their prices a fair bit lately, it now retails at £4700
toiler
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132 posts since 4/5/09

29 Oct 2019 09:21
What sort of time are people waiting to pick up a steel submariner with date?
deuce
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13860 posts since 21/1/08

29 Oct 2019 10:34
Basically impossible without previous big spending at an AD isn’t it?
You can get better watches for the money…
APROO
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423 posts since 16/7/11

29 Oct 2019 11:15
deuce wrote: Basically impossible without previous big spending at an AD isn’t it?
You can get better watches for the money…

Name a better watch for the money.
Gaz
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2606 posts since 20/10/05

29 Oct 2019 11:17
Scottishmark
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626 posts since 25/1/11

29 Oct 2019 11:37
Sub date isn’t impossible to get. Not super easy but waiting lists are exaggerated. Not everyone on the list will take when offered.
deuce
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13860 posts since 21/1/08

29 Oct 2019 11:42
APROO wrote:
deuce wrote: Basically impossible without previous big spending at an AD isn’t it?
You can get better watches for the money…

Name a better watch for the money.
Omega Seamaster

better power reserve
metas certified
more anti-magnetic than the milgauss
co-axial escapement for longer service intervals
display case back
better finishing

and… half the price, you could spend that £3500 left over on another watch or some other tat


toiler
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132 posts since 4/5/09

29 Oct 2019 12:14
Probably get a Speedmaster at the end of the year and hope that's enough to get me on good terms for a sub. Can't keep up with the big spenders but finally able to start looking at building a bit of a collection. Anyone recommend a good ad or does it not really matter.. Been looking at watches of Switzerland
swede
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8910 posts since 21/3/09

posted 29 Oct 2019 12:21, edited 29 Oct 2019 12:21
not a roley though is it jords
deuce
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13860 posts since 21/1/08

29 Oct 2019 12:25
exactly Laughing out loud
-DiscoTits-
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853 posts since 26/11/07

29 Oct 2019 12:48
Speaking with my AD the other day and he mentioned that for Submariner Date you are looking about 1 to 1.5 year wait just now. If you are ever travelling through the big airports worth having a glance in the concession stands as that’s where I managed to pick up mine a few years back.
fudge.dredd
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1328 posts since 15/12/12

posted 29 Oct 2019 13:11, edited 29 Oct 2019 13:11
There’s a Rolex AD in the hotel I’m in right now in Bucharest - will nip in later and see what they’re waiting times are like.

I found 2-3 Subs available at another AD in Valletta earlier this year but when I asked if I could purchase, they started being a bit funny about it.

Edit: the hotel is the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand