What watch do you wear?

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Fitbit Inspire 2. Though I take it off when showering, I don't like the smell emitting from my skin covered by the watch. Doesn't matter what I use, the smell is still there.

I wash my wrist with soap every morning before wearing any watch, reduces any issues like that
 
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Sold a few things (incl a watch or two) and including a bit of savings I’ve got about £4500 to spend on a watch, I’ve got a speedmaster moon watch, Oris carysfort gmt, Grand Seiko SBGN003, Seiko SPB149J1 and a Seiko Turtle, with one space left to complete the watch box.

As I like divers Ive got my eye on a Seamaster 300m grey, Tudor black bay 58 blue, Tudor Black bay GMT, or maybe an Aqua terra. There’s a 007 Aqua terra on eBay I nearly bought (which was a bit of a grail for me a few years back) although don’t fancy spending over 4K on an older model, so would probably go with the newer one with the date at 6 on a rubber strap.

Interested in any views on the above options, and any more recommendations pls?
 
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Sold a few things (incl a watch or two) and including a bit of savings I’ve got about £4500 to spend on a watch, I’ve got a speedmaster moon watch, Oris carysfort gmt, Grand Seiko SBGN003, Seiko SPB149J1 and a Seiko Turtle, with one space left to complete the watch box.

As I like divers Ive got my eye on a Seamaster 300m grey, Tudor black bay 58 blue, Tudor Black bay GMT, or maybe an Aqua terra. There’s a 007 Aqua terra on eBay I nearly bought (which was a bit of a grail for me a few years back) although don’t fancy spending over 4K on an older model, so would probably go with the newer one with the date at 6 on a rubber strap.

Interested in any views on the above options, and any more recommendations pls?

Panerai? Or...save another 1k and get arguably the best dive watch ever - a vintage Omega Ploprof
 
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Panerai watches are ok and if I was rich I’d own one, although can’t justify spending that much on something I’m not overly connected with, not a fan of the ploprof :D
 
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Sold a few things (incl a watch or two) and including a bit of savings I’ve got about £4500 to spend on a watch, I’ve got a speedmaster moon watch, Oris carysfort gmt, Grand Seiko SBGN003, Seiko SPB149J1 and a Seiko Turtle, with one space left to complete the watch box.

As I like divers Ive got my eye on a Seamaster 300m grey, Tudor black bay 58 blue, Tudor Black bay GMT, or maybe an Aqua terra. There’s a 007 Aqua terra on eBay I nearly bought (which was a bit of a grail for me a few years back) although don’t fancy spending over 4K on an older model, so would probably go with the newer one with the date at 6 on a rubber strap.

Interested in any views on the above options, and any more recommendations pls?
How about something a little more dressy?
 
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I know all of their watches are assembled by hand and are premium, but no Patek Philippe has ever appealed to me in looks, until I discovered this beauty.
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Priced at a very reasonable £375,000

Didn't I hear something about how they've made a hairspring thinner than a human hair, for a thinner watch? The movements and the history sound impressive but I don't really like the price tags and the designs. I wear a watch I like the look of and it's not all about the movements for me.
Does any Patek Philippe watch appeal to you?
 
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There are other variants of that same model that won't cost you > 300k

Granted, it is one that is in particularly high demand and sells for way more than the official price second-hand, you'd have to be on a waiting list for a while (like years) or be a rather valuable customer or celebrity if you want to buy one new.
 
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If its just looks then buy fake.
Its like a piece of art. Better than a photo of it but looks the same from a few feet away
 
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I think a fake Patek Nautilus, for most people, is going to be rather obviously fake - I mean your friends/colleagues likely know if you're a multi-millionaire or not.

If you're an ordinary accountant, solicitor or IT person, living in your 4 bed Barratt home, with your PPI basic model BMW sat on the drive, leather corner sofa from the DFS sale, "art" from Ikea and a "Live, Laugh Love" sign on the wall etc.. then let's be realistic, you're not dropping 80k on a watch!

A Rolex or Omega might be a tad more realistic perhaps, though still quite an expensive purchase.

Though really, given that the high-quality fake versions of stuff like that Patek can run into several hundred £s themselves, might as well get a real watch you can afford like a Nomos or a Stowa - something well made, actually looks good and isn't fake.
 
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I think a fake Patek Nautilus, for most people, is going to be rather obviously fake - I mean your friends/colleagues likely know if you're a multi-millionaire or not.

If you're an ordinary accountant, solicitor or IT person, living in your 4 bed Barratt home, with your PPI basic model BMW sat on the drive, leather corner sofa from the DFS sale, "art" from Ikea and a "Live, Laugh Love" sign on the wall etc.. then let's be realistic, you're not dropping 80k on a watch!

A Rolex or Omega might be a tad more realistic perhaps, though still quite an expensive purchase.

Though really, given that the high-quality fake versions of stuff like that Patek can run into several hundred £s themselves, might as well get a real watch you can afford like a Nomos or a Stowa - something well made, actually looks good and isn't fake.
Already got a couple of omegas and various other watches of differing values, I wouldn't buy a fake watch. Don't see the point, one it's fake and if I can't afford it I can't afford it. Not keen on Rolex myself, tried a Daytona on in a shop I've got good relations with and I kinda liked it, it's being added to a waiting list and I wouldn't pay more than list price for a watch unless it was one I Really liked and warrants a higher price tag due to rarity, etc. Rolex are too show offy for me(is that a word?:cry:).
 
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My watch has just conked out, so I need to buy another one. Probably this one:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ravel-Clas...=p_36:197572031&rnid=197571031&s=watch&sr=1-8

£7, works as well as a watch costing £70,000. I'm not into jewellery at hugely inflated prices and if I was I'd buy a necklace or a ring or something like that. I wear a watch as a watch - a convenient way to see what the time is. It's less convenient nowadays as few physical shops sell watches other than fashionable expensive jewellery that happens to have a watch in it. But Amazon sells pretty much everything and I can manage without a watch for a day or two. But hey, if people want to spend lots of money on jewellery that's their business. Seems silly to me, but they're not spending my money.

Someone I know has a couple of dozen unauthorised copies of expensive watches, most of them bought while on holiday. In quite a few parts of the world you can buy no end of knock-offs of all sorts of brands. They're not trying to pass them off as "real" (i.e. directly from the fashion house that holds the copyright on them). It's just a hobby that amuses them.
 
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The GS models I really like are the exclusive Japan only ones, or limited editions that rarely reach the hands of normal folk at any reasonable price point. So that's me out :p

Have you had a look at chrono24 for any grand Seiko's? Obviously I don't know of the particular models you like the look of but they've certainly got a number of Japanese dealers active on there.
 
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