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Watches

Post by ali » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:56 pm

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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Post by hap » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:28 pm

See my thread here
http://thealpinaregister.com/forums/vie ... hp?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
Hth

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Post by PhillV8S » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:50 pm

Which watch did you get in the Hap?
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Post by hap » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:52 pm

Super ocean II phil 42mm with polished bracelet

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Post by PhillV8S » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:53 pm

Is that the newer version of my chrono?
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Post by hap » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:56 pm

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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Post by PhillV8S » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:59 pm

Did you buy it from a shop or online in the end?
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Post by hap » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:03 pm

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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Post by PhillV8S » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:11 pm

I hope you did some bartering! Any pics?
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Post by hap » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:32 am

Got a bit off it not much
I'll get a pic up later

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Post by hap » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:42 pm

Image

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Post by PhillV8S » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Good choice, I like the blue face too.
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Post by hap » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:14 pm

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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Re: Watches

Post by ade and liz flint » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:15 am

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 :lol: 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.
Current:
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PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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Post by ade and liz flint » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:07 am

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

'Brand new I’d 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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Current:
E91 B3SBiturbo #127
981 Porsche Cayman GTS
Focus STline dog wagon

Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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