Menswear: Which watch?


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zappa1903
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483 posts since 26/8/14

31 Dec 2020 17:11
Toasted wrote: The watch looks good swede. Fuck the h8rs.
swede
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posted 31 Dec 2020 17:14, edited 31 Dec 2020 17:14
Doogan wrote: Seiko looks nice. How does it compare to the BB58 though?

it is odd but the BB58 felt a tad small/non-remarkable on my wrist. i also really didn't like how the sides of it are such straight edges; just feels like a block of metal. overall, nothing about the blue one made me think WOW when it was on my wrist and therefore not worth the RRP.. they are nice watches for sure, but not for me. might need to try a black one

perloid wrote: Never buy stuff you don’t really want to compensate for something you can’t afford right now. Wont make you happy and you’ll just waste money.

i posted about this seiko in this thread when it came out in April and again a few months ago. i have always really liked it, but knew I could probably get a better deal than RRP at some point Puzzled not a compensation at all. especially not against a milgauss; completely different watches. a real "compensation" would have been going to the AD determined to get a milgauss and walking out with some run of the mill datejust just because you need a rolex

Ulster_Blue wrote: I’m going to sound like a total dick and I don’t mean to be, but I don’t get purchased like that Seiko. £720 is still a lot of money, especially for a watch you clearly don’t love. Just wait and save and buy one watch you love rather than 2 or 3 you can live with.

I’m guilty too. My first proper watch was a speedy. It was fine but sold and bought GMT master 2 and recently the BB58. Wearing the speedy doesn’t come close to how it feels wearing the gmt, for me anyway.

again, see above. have never not liked this watch. i think it's cool Cool
swede
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9983 posts since 21/3/09

31 Dec 2020 17:18
fuk mentality = why even bother buying a watch that only costs a tenth of a rolex Laughing out loud
swede
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9983 posts since 21/3/09

posted 31 Dec 2020 17:30, edited 31 Dec 2020 17:30
deuce wrote: should have got the SLA017 rather than the poor mans version

they are cool but to me don't warrant the extra £3k in outlay… completely shocking that i'd rather save/invest that isnt it Puzzled hard to fathom
perloid
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31 Dec 2020 17:39
swede wrote:
Doogan wrote: Seiko looks nice. How does it compare to the BB58 though?

it is odd but the BB58 felt a tad small/non-remarkable on my wrist. i also really didn't like how the sides of it are such straight edges; just feels like a block of metal. overall, nothing about the blue one made me think WOW when it was on my wrist and therefore not worth the RRP.. they are nice watches for sure, but not for me. might need to try a black one

perloid wrote: Never buy stuff you don’t really want to compensate for something you can’t afford right now. Wont make you happy and you’ll just waste money.

i posted about this seiko in this thread when it came out in April and again a few months ago. i have always really liked it, but knew I could probably get a better deal than RRP at some point Puzzled not a compensation at all. especially not against a milgauss; completely different watches. a real "compensation" would have been going to the AD determined to get a milgauss and walking out with some run of the mill datejust just because you need a rolex

Ulster_Blue wrote: I’m going to sound like a total dick and I don’t mean to be, but I don’t get purchased like that Seiko. £720 is still a lot of money, especially for a watch you clearly don’t love. Just wait and save and buy one watch you love rather than 2 or 3 you can live with.

I’m guilty too. My first proper watch was a speedy. It was fine but sold and bought GMT master 2 and recently the BB58. Wearing the speedy doesn’t come close to how it feels wearing the gmt, for me anyway.

again, see above. have never not liked this watch. i think it's cool Cool

Sorry mate, didn’t follow the whole thread, my fault.
deuce
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14067 posts since 21/1/08

31 Dec 2020 17:54
swede wrote: fuk mentality = why even bother buying a watch that only costs a tenth of a rolex Laughing out loud
Just admit you can’t afford a Rolex mate, Rolex are the best watches by far, everyone knows this you idiot


swede wrote:
deuce wrote: should have got the SLA017 rather than the poor mans version

they are cool but to me don't warrant the extra £3k in outlay… completely shocking that i'd rather save/invest that isnt it Puzzled hard to fathom
Wobbly lip
swede
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31 Dec 2020 17:56
Laughing out loud ffs
deuce
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14067 posts since 21/1/08

31 Dec 2020 17:58
You ain’t about that #superlativechronometerofficiallycertified lifestyle ok
morning mist
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31 Dec 2020 18:02
Ulster_Blue
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5577 posts since 16/7/06

31 Dec 2020 18:19
World of luxury eludes swede once again. Been a bad year for everyone tbf
RickRude
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3927 posts since 13/1/12

31 Dec 2020 19:36
Ffs Swede - can’t even outdo Jordan on Seiko - even his said “Grand” before it
burny
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6034 posts since 25/5/06

31 Dec 2020 19:47
Like it Swede. I feel the same way about the BB58 as you do. It’s like having a hockey puck on your wrist. The insecure boys love that as it makes them feel special having all that metal on the wrist but some people prefer a bit more refinement. Good choice.

Plus, Fudge has offered to pay for it so why not keep it. Cool Nice gesture, Fudge. Ubercool
Crackajack
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8009 posts since 21/4/05

31 Dec 2020 19:47
Like the style but feels a bit of an in-between/compromise watch that swede. Can you back it? IMO look for a cheaper 2nd hand Seiko diver (under £300) or go all out on the Rolex or Grand Seiko when funds allow.
swede
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9983 posts since 21/3/09

31 Dec 2020 23:30
Laughing out loud
Fläsket
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1 Jan 2021 02:20
perloid wrote: Sorry mate, didn’t follow the whole thread, my fault.

Ulster_Blue wrote: World of luxury eludes swede once again. Been a bad year for everyone tbf
RickRude wrote: Ffs Swede - can’t even outdo Jordan on Seiko - even his said “Grand” before it
and Jordan's, proper cracking me up Laughing out loud

I'll reserve judgement until I see them in person, but from the photos I'd have put the SPB149 as the pick of the lot. Still, it's a decent choice Swede.

If I was in the market for a new watch I'd love one of these, but wouldn't get on with the size of it..
Sinn U50S would be the one for the size measurements I require
fudge.dredd
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1 Jan 2021 03:22
wembly wrote: he will pay you with the profit he made from the bet on DT as president

Don’t speak too soon…..
hooligan
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708 posts since 26/1/07

1 Jan 2021 10:08
I don’t see a Speedy as second best to a Rolex, it’s just different. Watches are a personal thing but I feel just as good wearing mine as I do when I put my Sub on, especially when I swapped out the strap for a leather nato…

deuce
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14067 posts since 21/1/08

1 Jan 2021 12:23
hooligan wrote: I don’t see a Speedy as second best to a Rolex, it’s just different.
same, but #rolex innit. Roll Eyes
its an exclusive club full of pure luxury, ciao
Kingmob07
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9160 posts since 11/5/07

2 Jan 2021 09:51
billybrown wrote: G-shock Oak for 75£ with SALE25 code

https://www.hsamuel.co.uk/webstore/d/5091098/casio+g-shock+g-steel+black+resin+strap+watch/?cmCat=OVM

Edit: code should be SALE25

Nice one bb Cool
EssexBoyII
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7218 posts since 5/6/07

2 Jan 2021 23:35
It’s not good. Sorry swede. I want to like it.

As long as it makes you happy….

Which it doesn’t