Menswear: Which watch?


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smith
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11464 posts since 5/5/04

23 Oct 2021 16:49
ADs google you, look at your house on streetview, check you out on linkedIN/Facebook/insta etc and try to find out what car you drive. If they think you can't afford three roleys a year and most likely are a flipper they'll add you to a waiting list* and look at your purchase history of non-rolex watches to decide if you're wort their time.

There is no system other than assessing your income and calculating if you're likely a flipper or keeper.

*Technically there is none but a good AD might keep you on their own made up one
ismvil
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1943 posts since 16/9/11

23 Oct 2021 16:51
Smith is talking facts
Dee
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12052 posts since 22/11/07

23 Oct 2021 17:37
Sub has stopped, won't wind. Best to pop it into Rolex or an indi repairer for a service?
ismvil
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1943 posts since 16/9/11

23 Oct 2021 18:30
Dee wrote: Sub has stopped, won't wind. Best to pop it into Rolex or an indi repairer for a service?

How old is it?
Dee
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12052 posts since 22/11/07

posted 23 Oct 2021 18:35, edited 23 Oct 2021 18:35
45/46 1974 or 1975
eazypz
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3413 posts since 16/4/10

23 Oct 2021 21:39
Would go indi if you know a very good one near you.
a
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358 posts since 14/12/05

23 Oct 2021 22:46
I’ve heard good things about Stephen Hale, they did a great job on a friend of mines Rolex.
woffle
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87 posts since 19/1/09

24 Oct 2021 05:27
I’ve heard good things about Stephen Hale, they did a great job on a friend of mines Rolex.

Last time I enquired with SH - turnaround longer than via Rolex London, and no cheaper.
ismvil
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1943 posts since 16/9/11

24 Oct 2021 06:36
For a watch that old I’d go with Rolex
mtthrvy2
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1969 posts since 8/11/10

24 Oct 2021 09:24
Rolex quoted me £450 for a service of an old Air King, with any replacement parts I reckon the service could be up to £700

would indy be significantly cheaper?
Robadob
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1508 posts since 29/12/04

24 Oct 2021 10:17
ismvil wrote: For a watch that old I’d go with Rolex
For a watch that old I’d avoid going with Rolex unless you specifically request they don’t change out any of the parts that hold the watches value.
woffle
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87 posts since 19/1/09

24 Oct 2021 17:57
For a watch that old I’d avoid going with Rolex unless you specifically request they don’t change out any of the parts that hold the watches value.

You get that option now - had my explorer serviced via Rolex London - before any work was done, you are offered full options of replacing hands / bezel / dial / bracelet etc (with pricing) - with the option in turn to keep any old bits you had replaced.

Turnaround was about 4 weeks.

If you want a decent independent I can recommend a chap down in Kent. Lots of London dealers outsource to him.
Dee
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12052 posts since 22/11/07

24 Oct 2021 18:12
Would just be internals + few new pins in the strap, although there's a scuff on the cyclops that I haven't managed to fully polish out - cheers all ,probs stick with Rolex, thought it would be circa £500 +
eazypz
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3413 posts since 16/4/10

24 Oct 2021 20:12
mtthrvy2 wrote: Rolex quoted me £450 for a service of an old Air King, with any replacement parts I reckon the service could be up to £700

would indy be significantly cheaper?

I paid £250 for a datejust from Duncan @ TheWatchBloke, that included a new crystal and a seal kit.
Third watch I've had done by him, services rolex's, pateks, APs etc.


ismvil wrote: For a watch that old I’d go with Rolex

Went to the service centre in London a few years ago, the service tech guy that looked at my watch when I collected and was younger than me and had never worked on a watch that old.
Would rather take it to someone thats worked on these for years and knows all the old watches intimately.
swede
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9977 posts since 21/3/09

29 Oct 2021 10:17
got a 50 year old watch for my 30th. 38mm version so sits quite nice - overall really pleased. proper poor man's rolex Ubercool with oyster caseback and crown. bracelet is a replica though - should be on a folded link one

Doogan
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1074 posts since 13/4/14

29 Oct 2021 11:38
Looks very nice. Happy bday.
FTP
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329 posts since 7/1/12

posted 29 Oct 2021 11:58, edited 29 Oct 2021 11:58
Never been fussed about wearing a watch but starting to come around. Any recommendations for a daily wear, low to mid hundreds. Small wrists so nothing too largeLaughing out loud
Doogan
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1074 posts since 13/4/14

29 Oct 2021 12:02
FTP wrote: Never been fussed about wearing a watch but starting to come around. Any recommendations for a daily wear, low to mid hundreds. Small wrists so nothing too largeLaughing out loud

Hamilton Field Khaki would be a good one for that price range.


https://www.chisholmhunter.co.uk/hamilton-khaki-field-mechanical-mens-watch-h69439931.html
swede
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9977 posts since 21/3/09

29 Oct 2021 12:14
^great shout. can prob be had for a bit under that with a discount code
Mookie_blaylock
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29 Oct 2021 12:46

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