Menswear: Which watch?


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sofashionmuchamaze
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808 posts since 12/12/13

27 Jul 2020 09:08
Birdman wrote:
candidate wrote: What's a good entry level steel sports watch? Looking for something with a smaller face, £1-2k. wary of certain models in the 2nd hand market. Is there a good place to be looking as well? Chrono24 seems a bit too good to be true/risky for some watches. Need something to enter the game with. Looked at a new longines not long ago but feel I could get more for 1.4k

Omega Speedmaster Reduced?

Reduced is a pain ($$$) to service though
swede
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8910 posts since 21/3/09

27 Jul 2020 10:23
i also have a speedy reduced in need of a service. best UK based people to send to?? I know I have asked in here before… so apologies for that
wembly
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487 posts since 15/1/13

27 Jul 2020 12:07
ismvil wrote: @wembly got my decades wrong. It’s a 14060. But damn it’s good to have this back.


if it would be one watch to keep it would be a five digit sub with date for me! 16610.

best of both worlds and bomb proof.
wembly
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487 posts since 15/1/13

27 Jul 2020 12:08
swede wrote: i also have a speedy reduced in need of a service. best UK based people to send to?? I know I have asked in here before… so apologies for that

have a look at http://www.theoldwatchshop.com/

I don't know if Mike is doing services on watches but has a huge knowledge on watches and is one of the biggest mil sub collectors ww
oldgregg
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6367 posts since 13/4/02

posted 27 Jul 2020 12:54, edited 27 Jul 2020 12:54
wembly wrote:
ismvil wrote: @wembly got my decades wrong. It’s a 14060. But damn it’s good to have this back.


if it would be one watch to keep it would be a five digit sub with date for me! 16610.

best of both worlds and bomb proof.
White gold sapphire keeper?
Doogan
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749 posts since 13/4/14

27 Jul 2020 13:00
swede wrote: i also have a speedy reduced in need of a service. best UK based people to send to?? I know I have asked in here before… so apologies for that

watchguy.co.uk is excellent
wembly
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487 posts since 15/1/13

27 Jul 2020 13:46
oldgregg wrote:
wembly wrote:
ismvil wrote: @wembly got my decades wrong. It’s a 14060. But damn it’s good to have this back.

if it would be one watch to keep it would be a five digit sub with date for me! 16610.

best of both worlds and bomb proof.
White gold sapphire keeper?

yes I think so! but as I say if it would be just one watch for the rest.

problem: would never pay that much money atm for sapphire. remember when I bought my 16610 for 4k in 2015 (top notch quality)
fouineoursb
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1554 posts since 12/11/06

27 Jul 2020 15:00
Same I paid 4k€ for my 16610 when euro was at parity with Swiss Francs.. good time
-DiscoTits-
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853 posts since 26/11/07

30 Jul 2020 19:15
Bamford watches? Talk to me!
Toasted
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1669 posts since 15/10/09

30 Jul 2020 20:14
Hard no.
ismvil
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1301 posts since 16/9/11

30 Jul 2020 20:31
Co-signed
-DiscoTits-
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853 posts since 26/11/07

30 Jul 2020 20:46
Did a bit more digging into the guy and he’s enough to put me off. Was liking the look (and price point of his Pepsi GMT) that’s just been released as a bit of a beater and while my sub is in getting serviced.
wembly
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487 posts since 15/1/13

30 Jul 2020 21:22
Toasted wrote: Hard no.

agree!
kashif
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268 posts since 18/7/04

30 Jul 2020 21:57
swede wrote: i also have a speedy reduced in need of a service. best UK based people to send to?? I know I have asked in here before… so apologies for that

If you are based in London. I used a guy for my speedy reduced in the Royal exchange (Bank). Can't remember the name of the store but its an independent, not the watches of Switzerland.
toocan
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823 posts since 7/11/07

31 Jul 2020 12:09
Been offered a 126710BLRO bought in 2019 Pepsi GMT-Master II with boxes, papers etc. in a PX for a car.. How much is it worth? Chrono24 recons £14.5 but seems high? Ideally I want to move it on quick after to release the equity from it
swede
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8910 posts since 21/3/09

31 Jul 2020 12:27
kashif wrote:
swede wrote: i also have a speedy reduced in need of a service. best UK based people to send to?? I know I have asked in here before… so apologies for that

If you are based in London. I used a guy for my speedy reduced in the Royal exchange (Bank). Can't remember the name of the store but its an independent, not the watches of Switzerland.

how much that set you back man?
kashif
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268 posts since 18/7/04

31 Jul 2020 15:24
swede wrote:
kashif wrote:
swede wrote: i also have a speedy reduced in need of a service. best UK based people to send to?? I know I have asked in here before… so apologies for that

If you are based in London. I used a guy for my speedy reduced in the Royal exchange (Bank). Can't remember the name of the store but its an independent, not the watches of Switzerland.

how much that set you back man?

it was a year or 2 ago but don't remember it being too much. I want to say less than £150 but don't quote me on that.
Paul88
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279 posts since 6/12/12

31 Jul 2020 20:37
toocan wrote: Been offered a 126710BLRO bought in 2019 Pepsi GMT-Master II with boxes, papers etc. in a PX for a car.. How much is it worth? Chrono24 recons £14.5 but seems high? Ideally I want to move it on quick after to release the equity from it

I'd just request a quote from watchmaster and watchfinder. Wouldn't go to the hassle of trying to sell it yourself. Heard so many horror stories on the Rolex forum and the fees from selling sites it's hardly worth the effort.

I sold a speedy to watchmaster a couple of years ago and they transferred the money as soon as they received the watch and only put about 300-400quid mark up on.
sofashionmuchamaze
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808 posts since 12/12/13

1 Aug 2020 07:52
toocan wrote: Been offered a 126710BLRO bought in 2019 Pepsi GMT-Master II with boxes, papers etc. in a PX for a car.. How much is it worth? Chrono24 recons £14.5 but seems high? Ideally I want to move it on quick after to release the equity from it

Selling it at Chrono prices won't be quick, hence they are readily available at that price. If the car is worth about 14k I'd pass or just have the bidder sell the watch first.
a
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1 Aug 2020 16:59
-DiscoTits- wrote: Did a bit more digging into the guy and he’s enough to put me off. Was liking the look (and price point of his Pepsi GMT) that’s just been released as a bit of a beater and while my sub is in getting serviced.

Have you had a look at undone watches? I like their basecamp model as a cheap beater.

https://www.undone.com/uk/collection/lists/allwatches?gclid=Cj0KCQjwpZT5BRCdARIsAGEX0zm11-ResXXJuEPbXwZ8FnRUPAiGpB5CxWT67RD7ObkuTYQurDPJISMaAtKnEALw_wcB