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What watch do you wear?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Doran, 21 Apr 2008.

  1. ThatsWhatSheSaid

    Gangster

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    Retail, yes... and including UK VAT... none of which I paid. I have friends in good places & got about 45% off.

    They're only making 100 of them too, so it should work out as a decent investment. Happens to be one of the prettiest watches I've seen, which helps.

    I'm waiting on build of a 5435PT/1S/7XU at the moment & hoping to step into a Jacob & Co next year.

    Only Patek & Rolex I can't get discounts on.
     
  2. hughtrimble

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    Oh wow! I stand corrected @Wizardskills
     
  3. Bear

    Capodecina

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    How much discount should you expect off retail if you haggle? I’m debating whether to get a one new with discount or buy second hand off watchfinder. I’m looking at a Portofino 8 days hand wound.
     
  4. Derek W

    Capodecina

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    On a random note, what happened to the ferrari driving, hotel owning guy who dropped expensive stuff shortly after joining the forum? Looks like a copycat has appeared :o
     
  5. Minusorange

    Sgarrista

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  6. ultralaser

    Wise Guy

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    A quick question for those in the know, will there be discounts on the last generation Tag Carrera with the new one coming out? I quite like them!
     
  7. Alex_6n2

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    Hublot next? ;)
     
  8. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Eww and eww :p
     
  9. ThatsWhatSheSaid

    Gangster

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    No, I have taste... will never buy a Rolex either... nor Mille. Am only on the AP & Patek lists for resale, despite appreciating the technical standard of Patek.

    One of my other favourites is my Ulysse Nardin:
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    My first tourbillon was a Montblanc.

    Girard Perregaux have some gorgeous designs, as do Roger Dubuis... plus I like the simplicity of IWC.
     
  10. Cleisthenes

    Sgarrista

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    As technically impressive as I'm sure that is, I'm not sure I could actually tell the time on it :p
     
  11. rhobbyh

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    approx 3.35

    happy to help
     
  12. Alex_6n2

    Mobster

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    Are you sure? :p

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  13. ThatsWhatSheSaid

    Gangster

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    Location: Geneva

    Oh dear god... lmao, what a monstrosity! They do have some really vile things.
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    This is more me:
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  14. Alex_6n2

    Mobster

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    Must admit, I'm not really a fan of anything Jacob the Jeweller produces. But that one is probably the least offensive to my eyes haha
     
  15. mrk

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  16. .:SAmSuNG:.

    Mobster

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    Hi all,

    Thinking of buying myself a new watch. Something on a leather strap as all of mine are on bracelets and this seems to be well regarded. Anything better for around the £350 mark?

    Hamilton Men's Khaki Field 38mm Auto Black Dial Brown Strap
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  17. lsg1r

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    Not going to say anything bad about the watch, I've got a hamilton and it's nice watch for the money but you know you could just buy yourself a leather/rubber/nato strap (along with the right tool) for your other watches.... assuming they're not integrated.
     
  18. mrk

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    Yup quick release leather strap from Watchgecko, loads of quality options at good prices. A good strap transforms a watch and often looks much nicer than a bracelet too.
     
  19. bainbridge

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    I have a Longines Ultronic gold plated watch with a tuning fork movement which I inherited from my grandfather, it was his retirement present and is 49 years old. I was thinking of sending it off to Longines to put a new battery in it and give it a service too, they pay for postage. The sentimental value is far higher than its monetary value, and I'm worried about it going missing in the post

    Does anyone else send an expensive watch off to the manufacturer in the post? Is this a regularly done thing?
     
  20. dLockers

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    I sent my late father's Omega off, Special Delivery. I was very concerned but I believe the numbers are in the region of more likely to be hit by a car etc...

    Where are they based?