Menswear: Which watch?


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Fläsket
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3983 posts since 14/8/04

8 Jan 2022 18:54
Taking this sucka out for a drive through the old neighborhood today.
These are pretty exclusive. You've got to inhale quite a bit of 2nd hand smoke betting on the ponies before PMU will offer you one.
maximus
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1798 posts since 13/7/06

10 Jan 2022 20:56
Best place for a suede rough out watch strap?
eazypz
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3585 posts since 16/4/10

10 Jan 2022 21:30
Have you checked bulang and sons?
generic_guy
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10181 posts since 16/9/02

10 Jan 2022 22:51
Nice RRL ones on the Ralph site
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

12 Jan 2022 22:08
fudge.dredd wrote:

Picked up a 111 for next to nothing. So many bargains to be had these days with all the Rolex hype. Crazy.

looks great in real light mate

Ocin
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1420 posts since 4/6/04

12 Jan 2022 22:11
What size is the face? Looks massive!
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

13 Jan 2022 08:33
a very modest 60mm
R
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13333 posts since 17/5/03

13 Jan 2022 11:10
Kadafi39
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2133 posts since 30/10/09

13 Jan 2022 11:14
The 111 is 44mm.
fudge.dredd
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1988 posts since 15/12/12

13 Jan 2022 12:06
Yep 44mm… I guess if you have thin weedy wrists, then best to stick with a 36mm…

fudge.dredd
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1988 posts since 15/12/12

posted 15 Jan 2022 13:50, edited 15 Jan 2022 13:50
Return of the Tin Tin





eazypz
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3585 posts since 16/4/10

16 Jan 2022 17:05
Anyone on here have a Speedmaster reduced?

Size wise appeals more to me at 39mm, and is automatic as opposed to the Professional being hand wound.
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

posted 16 Jan 2022 21:26, edited 16 Jan 2022 21:26
i have one eazypz. it is very easy to wear. saying that - haven't worn it in a while
mistamilan
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93 posts since 5/5/09

16 Jan 2022 22:54
fudge.dredd wrote: Return of the Tin Tin


Like the looks of this. Maybe someday…
eazypz
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3585 posts since 16/4/10

17 Jan 2022 10:28
swede wrote: i have one eazypz. it is very easy to wear. saying that - haven't worn it in a while

What was your reasoning for going for one as opposed to the professional?
Kadafi39
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2133 posts since 30/10/09

posted 17 Jan 2022 10:40, edited 17 Jan 2022 10:40
I bought the new 3861 speedmaster moonwatch just yesterday, have also owned the 1861 and tried on a reduced numerous times.

Unless you have really small wrists I think the pro is the one to go for, it has the heritage of the moonwatch and is the better watch. The reason why the pro is not automatic is because in space the rotor would not spin freely and wouldn't wind the watch due to zero gravity.

The new bracelet and clasp is beautiful to look at imo, well worth the £1k premium over the outgoing model.
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

posted 17 Jan 2022 10:42, edited 17 Jan 2022 10:42
bought it like 6-7 years ago.. Was like £750? at the time was quite a bit cheaper than a professional (and auto)
eazypz
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3585 posts since 16/4/10

posted 17 Jan 2022 12:32, edited 17 Jan 2022 12:32
Kadafi39 wrote: Unless you have really small wrists I think the pro is the one to go for, it has the heritage of the moonwatch and is the better watch. The reason why the pro is not automatic is because in space the rotor would not spin freely and wouldn't wind the watch due to zero gravity.

I understand the diff between the Pro and the Auto, but I have no aspiration to go to space so manual wind has no purpose for me Laughing out loud
Whilst I buy watches I like, I do like to think I use them for the purpose intended eg. Have been diving in my sub etc.

Price is considerably different, and for the most part, the Pros look pretty much the same throughout the years.
The Auto however, has so many limited edition and interesting variations, which I think appeals to me more.


swede wrote: bought it like 6-7 years ago.. Was like £750? at the time was quite a bit cheaper than a professional (and auto)

Looking to sell?
swede
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10372 posts since 21/3/09

17 Jan 2022 13:34
i would definitely be tempted to let it go. needs a service though. keeps time really well but one of the sub dials isn't correctly zero'd so when the chrono is reset it doesnt line up 100%. been meaning to get it sorted…. wonder where would be best to get it shipped to in the uk for a service?
fudge.dredd
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1988 posts since 15/12/12

17 Jan 2022 13:45
Everyone I look at this I can’t help but smile…. So different to the usual stuff out there!

Way overpriced at retail but a bargain second hand.