Menswear: Which watch?


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Mookie_blaylock
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1674 posts since 19/7/06

29 Oct 2021 12:48
swede wrote: 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

Cool
Crackajack
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8008 posts since 21/4/05

29 Oct 2021 12:52
Nice that swede.
smith
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11464 posts since 5/5/04

29 Oct 2021 12:54
swede wrote: 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


Lovely that swede Cool Nice size too.
RickRude
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3927 posts since 13/1/12

29 Oct 2021 13:55
swede wrote: 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


Nice - shame about replica bracelet
andymakesglasses
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29 Oct 2021 17:49
Mookie_blaylock wrote:
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Laughing out loud
hang_on_voltaire
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499 posts since 11/11/09

posted 31 Oct 2021 12:45, edited 31 Oct 2021 12:45
RickRude wrote:
swede wrote: 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


Also have a Tudor jumbo but day date version with original bracelet, for mine it’s a 7836 Rolex which go for pretty penny (think they were also original for GMT masters of the time) as it’s a 1969 but I think later ones came with a Tudor signed one. Nice watch
deuce
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14067 posts since 21/1/08

31 Oct 2021 15:18
swede wrote: 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

Lol you poor?
smith
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11464 posts since 5/5/04

1 Nov 2021 11:09
Rolex in the safe. Tudor on the wrist Sticking out tongue
Double SS
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121 posts since 10/5/07

3 Nov 2021 21:58
My first “proper” watch

Gaz
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2668 posts since 20/10/05

3 Nov 2021 22:05
Lovely Cool
TROYBOY
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946 posts since 28/2/12

3 Nov 2021 22:11
Double SS wrote: My first “proper” watch


Im on the list for one of those. Nice piece
Doogan
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1074 posts since 13/4/14

3 Nov 2021 22:14
Double SS wrote: My first “proper” watch


Cool
swede
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9977 posts since 21/3/09

3 Nov 2021 23:04

Double SS wrote: My first “proper” watch



king
Double SS
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121 posts since 10/5/07

3 Nov 2021 23:10
TROYBOY wrote:
Double SS wrote: My first “proper” watch


Im on the list for one of those. Nice piece

Fingers crossed you get yours soon. I registered interest in February and received the email 2 weeks ago that they had one available. The sales assistant assured me that they work down the list as opposed to how the Rolex list works
eazypz
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3413 posts since 16/4/10

3 Nov 2021 23:50
Love the green on that.
Not keen on the bracelet but it looks quality on a nato.

Have they limited the build number on these or is it still currently unlimited?
And does anyone know if they will stop at a certain number?
smith
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11464 posts since 5/5/04

posted 4 Nov 2021 00:50, edited 4 Nov 2021 00:50
Read a couple of times online that production is stopping end of this year and at 7000 pieces. I believe that to be true as they are churning them out now. Picked up mine the other week and its number isn't far off 7000.

TROYBOY wrote: Im on the list for one of those. Nice piece

Call is imminent Smiling
mtthrvy2
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1969 posts since 8/11/10

5 Nov 2021 09:51
eazypz wrote:
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.

Duncan is tempting and his quote was £150 for a movement service, excluding parts. Unfortunately he is unsurprisingly very busy and currently has a 16 week waiting list and you don't get in the waiting list until you ship him the watch. So that plus 4-8 weeks for the actual service and its almost half a year without the watch


TROYBOY
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946 posts since 28/2/12

5 Nov 2021 19:20
smith wrote: Read a couple of times online that production is stopping end of this year and at 7000 pieces. I believe that to be true as they are churning them out now. Picked up mine the other week and its number isn't far off 7000.

TROYBOY wrote: Im on the list for one of those. Nice piece

Call is imminent Smiling

Hopefully as the longer it takes the more likely i will have spunked the money i have for it on shite
Robadob
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1508 posts since 29/12/04

posted 7 Nov 2021 18:20, edited 7 Nov 2021 18:20
swede wrote: 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


Love this.

Wimbledon earlier:

Doogan
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1074 posts since 13/4/14

7 Nov 2021 19:00
That's a beaut!