Menswear: Which watch?


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NickMSM
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417 posts since 21/8/13

16 May 2021 14:56
Overseas is lovely, particularly the blue dial. IMO I reckon they'll do okay long term - look at the Nautilus/Aquanaut, and RO. The VC is part of those holy three and have been too cheap used for too long. Prices have definitely risen in the last year, wish I'd bought one when they were silly cheap.
ismvil
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1809 posts since 16/9/11

16 May 2021 15:06
Trent is that the AD at Mall of the Emirates? Just had the same WhatsApp message
swede
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9825 posts since 21/3/09

16 May 2021 15:11
Trent wrote: any thoughts on them?

imo one of the best looking luxury watches - even the bracelet is a thing of beauty. added bonus that VC have managed to avoid grabbing the attention of rappers/footballers
deuce
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14044 posts since 21/1/08

16 May 2021 15:17
VC sual time in blue is my ultimate grail Cool
Trent
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2041 posts since 18/1/09

16 May 2021 18:05
ismvil wrote: Trent is that the AD at Mall of the Emirates? Just had the same WhatsApp message

I like the chronograph come up just under 21k.
Yeah Elena from MOE, I tried one about 3/4 months ago.
Trent
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2041 posts since 18/1/09

16 May 2021 18:06
I’ve came to terms with the fact I’ll never get a SS Patek at list.
Centurionone
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1608 posts since 30/3/11

16 May 2021 18:14
Trent wrote: Any one got a Vacheron Overseas, any thoughts on them? The AD just got in touch with me to tell me the prices will go up in June.

They don’t seem to hold as well as others in that price range so unsure if I’d get a discount.

Overseas is a beautifully made watch and the interchangeability between the rubber, leather and steel bracelet is a breeze which you can do it in seconds.

Go for ref 4500v/110a-b128, you can't go wrong with that beauty
Birdman
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1559 posts since 10/3/10

16 May 2021 19:19
Overseas is a beaut.
Toasted
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1709 posts since 15/10/09

16 May 2021 20:38
I love my Overseas.
swiftus
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1499 posts since 1/7/09

17 May 2021 10:26
RickRude wrote: The majority of people who seem to dislike Rolex - don’t actually own one.

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joeyjojo
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4615 posts since 24/8/06

17 May 2021 10:33
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fouineoursb
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1599 posts since 12/11/06

posted 17 May 2021 11:32, edited 17 May 2021 11:32
VC has the big disadvantage of being owned by Richemont Group.
They overproduce their watches and sell them with high discount to their employees (JLC/IWC/VC are all impacted). If you buy it as an investment / with the idea of re-selling it in the future, I don't think it will hold its value well.
RickRude
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3890 posts since 13/1/12

17 May 2021 11:37
swiftus wrote:
RickRude wrote: The majority of people who seem to dislike Rolex - don’t actually own one.

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fouineoursb
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1599 posts since 12/11/06

posted 17 May 2021 12:18, edited 17 May 2021 12:18
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Trent
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2041 posts since 18/1/09

17 May 2021 12:18
fouineoursb wrote: VC has the big disadvantages of being owned by Richemont Group.
They overproduce their watches and sell them with high discount to their employees (JLC/IWC/VC are all impacted). If you buy it as an investment / with the idea of re-selling it in the future, I don't think it will hold its value well.

Thanks for this, I came across something on TZ-UK which mentioned getting a 35% discount on VC and JLC. The rest of the forum mentioned that even with that discount it may be difficult to move on without a loss if you weren't in love with it.
swede
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9825 posts since 21/3/09

17 May 2021 12:28
RickRude wrote:
swiftus wrote:
RickRude wrote: The majority of people who seem to dislike Rolex - don’t actually own one.

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ginner
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325 posts since 15/4/14

17 May 2021 12:50
I picked up my JLC master ultra thin 1 year old for £3k with full set no marks on it. List on it was £6700.

For £3k it was a bargain, for £6,700 it would be crazy. It's great, but you could get something more interesting for that price in my view.
youngkamio
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50 posts since 27/6/14

17 May 2021 13:52
Agree with the above and its a shame because VC/IWC and especially JLC make some of the nicest watches. I went to enquire at WoS for the IWC Porteguese Perpetual Calender in gold back in 2017 and it was listed at £29k. I think i could have quite easily got a 10-15% discount. Looking now watchfinder has (albeit slightly older ones) up at £14-15k. So it would have been a terrible investment. Lovely looking piece though!
RickRude
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3890 posts since 13/1/12

posted 17 May 2021 14:13, edited 17 May 2021 14:13
swede wrote:
RickRude wrote:
swiftus wrote:
RickRude wrote: The majority of people who seem to dislike Rolex - don’t actually own one.

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RVP10
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254 posts since 3/4/12

18 May 2021 15:46
fouineoursb wrote: VC has the big disadvantage of being owned by Richemont Group.
They overproduce their watches and sell them with high discount to their employees (JLC/IWC/VC are all impacted). If you buy it as an investment / with the idea of re-selling it in the future, I don't think it will hold its value well.

It’s incredible to think that there are people into watches now have only ever made money in the hobby and there is now an expectation that if you’re buying a luxury watch you should be able to sell it for more than or only slightly less than what you paid. If you compare it to cars, diamonds, handbags, almost anything else I can think of there is not the same expectation apart from maybe houses.