Menswear: Which watch?


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fudge.dredd
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1682 posts since 15/12/12

12 Jul 2021 10:44
Yep. He didn’t realise the impact of what he was doing. The charity angle was a cover-up. They hit major issues with the new place and name change etc so were trying to buy time but social media doesn’t have much patience when you’re holding clients money/watches.

I can’t see these two staying together much longer.

Marco has had enough of the antics.
smith
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11370 posts since 5/5/04

12 Jul 2021 11:42
Marco probably already gone going by his lack of appearance in the apology video. One comment that keeps coming up in all their videos now is that he should be paying back the money he borrowed from his ex. Laughing out loud
fudge.dredd
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1682 posts since 15/12/12

posted 12 Jul 2021 12:22, edited 12 Jul 2021 12:22
smith wrote: Marco probably already gone going by his lack of appearance in the apology video. One comment that keeps coming up in all their videos now is that he should be paying back the money he borrowed from his ex. Laughing out loud

Ouch. That one would have stung a bit.

Edit: he hasn’t gone: he just told Anthony to own up as it was his mess-up. But ego gets in the way. It’s not over for them yet. Too many questions need answering before anyone will deal with them again.

I believe their accounts are still frozen due to a lot of people reporting them to local PD because they went ‘missing’ for a while.
Centurionone
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1608 posts since 30/3/11

12 Jul 2021 13:06
fudge.dredd wrote:
Centurionone wrote: Don't you like any Patek models Fudge?

Just one or two to be fair… I will be getting one at some point I hope, will probably offload a few Rolex’s too as I’ve recently just been wearing Tudor and this Panerai!

This is most likely what I would get:


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That's ref 5960/01G-001. I like it too, especially with a metal bracelet
fudge.dredd
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1682 posts since 15/12/12

posted 12 Jul 2021 13:11, edited 12 Jul 2021 13:11
Yes it’s quite an unusual looking Patek. Annual calendar, chronograph, power reserve… beauty.
smith
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11370 posts since 5/5/04

13 Jul 2021 21:34
smith wrote: You can't wear them unless you are a sports person at an event with your entourage or celebrity with security around you when out and about. Get kicked to shit in London these days if you have just an OP on display.

Silly boy wearing it out of the confines of the safety net of a Formula 1 event.

Formula 1 driver Lando Norris was mugged and his team-issued watch worth £40,000 stolen after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/57818938
youngkamio
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50 posts since 27/6/14

14 Jul 2021 08:28
smith wrote:
smith wrote: You can't wear them unless you are a sports person at an event with your entourage or celebrity with security around you when out and about. Get kicked to shit in London these days if you have just an OP on display.

Silly boy wearing it out of the confines of the safety net of a Formula 1 event.

Formula 1 driver Lando Norris was mugged and his team-issued watch worth £40,000 stolen after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/57818938

RM prototype supposedly. Worth alot more than 40k. I wonder what kind of person would buy the hot version and for how much because once it stops working (and I have read these RM's need servicing regularly) you can't send it anywhere for repair.
smith
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11370 posts since 5/5/04

14 Jul 2021 09:56
Yeah. Newspapers downplaying the price. It's actually worth closer to £400k. Absolutely mad to post yourself wearing it live at Wembley on your insta then try and get home on your own.

Glad he wasn't hurt!
eazypz
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3359 posts since 16/4/10

posted 19 Jul 2021 15:20, edited 19 Jul 2021 15:20
Picked up an old Datejust for £1600, needed a service and bracelet restoring. Idea was to flip it but the Mrs has taken a liking to it, so looks like it’ll be staying put.

The service came to £250 and the bracelet restoration came to £170, so £2k total, quite happy with it.






I’ve seen people ask for details of people on this thread, so have put them below in case anyone wants them.

This is the third watch I’ve had serviced by the same guy and he’s faultless, always sends a massive picture dump of all the dismantling etc.
His details: https://thewatchbloke.co.uk/

First time I’ve got a bracelet restored, thought about Michael Young but I can’t imagine it being cheaper than what I’ve paid and he’s U.K. based as well.
His details: https://thewatchdealer.co.uk/
youngkamio
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50 posts since 27/6/14

19 Jul 2021 17:14
Excellent work mate. that is a steal. Was the sapphire crystal replaced? Anything else needed replacing or all serviceable? Did the bracelet service remove most of the stretch or was it mostly cosmetic?

A wrist shot would be nice to see how it sits now
eazypz
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3359 posts since 16/4/10

19 Jul 2021 18:13
Crystal was the only thing replaced, as well as gaskets, serviceable parts etc.

Refurb removed a whole lot of stretch, check out his instagram page, its on there.

36mm is too small for my wrist, hence the mrs will be wearing it. Will get a shot of it together at some point this week.
Birdman
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1559 posts since 10/3/10

19 Jul 2021 21:04
youngkamio wrote: Excellent work mate. that is a steal. Was the sapphire crystal replaced? Anything else needed replacing or all serviceable? Did the bracelet service remove most of the stretch or was it mostly cosmetic?

A wrist shot would be nice to see how it sits now

That’s an acrylic crystal.
jacko198
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546 posts since 23/10/09

19 Jul 2021 22:02
Very cool. Have always wanted to do this as im not paying £7k for anything at the moment! Laughing out loud

Need to find something interesting. Didn't realise it was so cheap to get refurbed (relatively)
Kadafi39
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1985 posts since 30/10/09

20 Jul 2021 11:30
Looks decent that eazy, surprised how cheap it was to service and restore the bracelet also! Thanks for the links.
smith
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11370 posts since 5/5/04

20 Jul 2021 16:11
Lovely cop that eazypz Cool
joe6886
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915 posts since 16/11/08

2 Aug 2021 19:36
Probably been done to death, but can anyone recommend somewhere to get a brown leather strap for my speedmaster?
eazypz
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3359 posts since 16/4/10

3 Aug 2021 11:55
Bulang and sons
bungleski
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549 posts since 21/7/11

4 Aug 2021 09:03
Bit of advice needed here guys.

I have a Rolex Sea Dweller, purchased probably 2000-2005 (unsure of date, it was my fathers).
It was worn sparingly up until 2010 but since then fairly regularly. I have never had it serviced and while it keeps time when wound and worn, if I leave it for no more than a day or 2, it always requires winding again. Is this normal? Will getting it serviced improve this? Either way I feel like I should get it serviced (and cleaned) but not sure who to go to (am based in Brighton) and also what this will likely cost.
Appreciate any guidance, thanks.

youngkamio
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50 posts since 27/6/14

4 Aug 2021 09:25
Hey man. i think thats normal. My lex's sleep after around the same time and never noticed it being different after service. It most likely depends on how vigorously you wore it. I would buy a watch winder and service it when it stops working completely. Rolex service circa 600 and 12 weeks. There was a local guy mentioned above with a much better rate if you want it serviced in the UK.

Lovely watch btw!
Kadafi39
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1985 posts since 30/10/09

4 Aug 2021 10:15
Your sea dweller is most likely a 16600, produced between late 80s and late 2000's. It has a power reserve of 50 hours, servicing wont improve that. But you should get it serviced at minimum every 10 years to keep the internals clean.

I personally would never service it only when it stops or breaks, that's not the point of a service.