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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject: Watches Reply with quote

Anyone on here know much about watches?
I might have around 2k or there abouts to spend on something nice.
I've always hankered after an Omega, Not to fussed about the Bond Seamasters.
There is one called a Speedmaster that my budget may be able to go to.
Anyone clued up about them at all.
I know of Breightling (sp) as another quality manufacturers and obviously Rolex but I prefer like my Alpinas an understated look so don't want anything too large or garish Any other suggestions ?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See my thread here
http://thealpinaregister.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22639
I ended up with bretling bit over your budget but very happy with it
Also my advice go and try them on they all feel completely different in weight and size as compared to looking online
It helped me rule a lot of my choices out
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which watch did you get in the Hap?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super ocean II phil 42mm with polished bracelet
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the newer version of my chrono?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not Chrono its automatic deep blue face
I wanted the brushed bracelet initially but that only came in 44mm and it looked to big for my little wrists
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you buy it from a shop or online in the end?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horses for courses really phil did end up spending a good hour or so in shop trying on my shortlist choices which I couldn't not have done via web so yeah just bought from the shop
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you did some bartering! Any pics?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a bit off it not much
I'll get a pic up later
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good choice, I like the blue face too.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The chrono I wanted was actually quite wide and deceotively heavy but this is defintely the one I was drawn to initially due to its simplistic dial the blingy bracelet is ok and fine with it now but the limited times I wear it it's not scratched at all
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Watches Reply with quote

ali wrote:
Anyone on here know much about watches?


I know a couple of guys deeply into watches. I'll have an ask for advice. They each own a number of classic Omegas.

I have a Tag Heuer S/EL, purely for professional use Laughing Duty free many, many years ago, and some Citizen eco-drives I use daily. Their world chrono Red Arrows stuff is really nice and a bargain, and highly regarded by those in the watch knowledge.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok reply from a watch fanatic who's family is involved in watch repairs etc.

'Brand new Id go Christopher Ward. I have two. Anything from 500 up to about 3k for an auto. Various items from dress to aviation to dive. Autos are high quality movement, 5 year warranty and servicing from 50 with them rather than 300 for an omega or Rolex'

Same guy also has numerous vintage Rolex, Tags etc and his daily is a citizen eco-drive. If you want advice on which vintage to look at, I'm sure he can chip in again


Other watch nerd suggested spending far too much time on here: http://www.chrono24.co.uk and suggested the speedmaster is a good option.

Give https://www.britishwatchcompany.com a try. I've used them and 100% recommend them for their service, and they have some very good deals, too.

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