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What watch do you wear?

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

  1. Pocket10s

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Oct 2014

    Posts: 461

    I want to sell my Omega Seamaster 300M 2220.80.00 - boxed, good condition with papers.

    Any idea how much I should charge?
     
  2. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Nov 2004

    Posts: 12,132

    Location: Wokingham

    How good is good? Was it a daily wearer? Any dings in the case or heavy scratches? I'd say £1800-£1900 if you want to sell it privately.
     
  3. Wizardskills

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Feb 2007

    Posts: 2,049

    Location: Bedfordshire

    I tried on the new S301 in the AD the other day and really quite liked it. The quality was there however, I feel they are quite expensive for what they are (the S300/s301 in particular). All of their watches are ETA based, which is fine, but you can get a Tudor Black Bay, which has an in house movement, for about £700 less they look quite expensive. The best advice I can give is to go try one on. I'll probably end up getting one but only because the Tudor is too big for my wrists.
     
  4. panthro

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wokingham

    Just out of interest, why would you choose the in house movement over the ETA? At the price range I'd probably go for a watch with an ETA movement because it will be cheaper to service and maintain as well as being a tried and tested calibre.
     
  5. Pocket10s

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Oct 2014

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    One ding in the case, apart from the very normal wear its pretty mint. It had to go back to the place I bought it from a couple months back as the seconds hand was sitting high on the pinion; but since then no problems at all.

    Its been my daily wearer in the time I've owned it (a year).

    What's your view on going with one of the companies that buy watches (Watchfinder etc.); I've gotten offers of around 1.5K-1.6K but I was thinking to go for it as I'm a little worried about getting scammed when selling privately.
     
  6. panthro

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wokingham

    £1.6k is a good offer and if you want minimal hassle then I'd recommend taking it, or at least ringing round to see if anyone can better it.
     
  7. Wizardskills

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Feb 2007

    Posts: 2,049

    Location: Bedfordshire

    You are correct, the ETA will be cheaper to service. The Tudor movement does have a power reserve of 70 hours which is quite extraordinary. However, i think it is more a value for money thing (£2.7k - Tudor Black Bay vs £3.4k - Bremont S301), I'm not sure what you get for the extra £700. Having said all of this though I still really like the S301, I just need to save up some more money haha.
     
  8. panthro

    Capodecina

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    True that you are getting excellent value for money from the Tudor. However I don't think 70 hour power reserve is really that extraordinary, just a bigger main spring.
    The treatment on the Bremont case makes it a lot tougher and resistant to scratching, and it's only the ebauche that is bought in from ETA and then heavily customised by Bremont and COSC certified when completed. Everything else is made in the UK within Bremont manufacturing facilities, which appeals to someone like me who's very much an advocate for British manufacturing and engineering. I think it's much easier for Tudor being vertically integrated into Rolex to be able to produce their own movements and keep costs down.
    I think the 301 is a brilliant watch and a masterstroke by Bremont to appeal to a wider market, I doubt you'll be disappointed. They have opened a boutique in London too which is great to visit.
     
  9. apostolis_kt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2010

    Posts: 1,175

    I am using an Asus Zenwatch 3.

    Best looking AW watch for me so far, stylish. But if you ever buy one, DON'T let it update to 2.0 from 1.5 Android wear. Asus messed up the upgrade and the device is very sluggish while before it was awesome. Cannot use ok google now while before i would use it constantly
     
  10. randomshenans

    Capodecina

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    Location: France, Alsace

    I really like the idea of a Bremont. Would be something I'd like in the collection. I might have a look at some secondhand ones.

    I am still wearing my black bay pretty much daily. I love the customised nato I did as well. I had someone comment on the combo the other day while doing some job interview networking, which I was pleased about.
     
  11. The_One

    Capodecina

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    Anyone got a LHD Pelagos?
     
  12. smokedog

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2004

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    Yep
     
  13. The_One

    Capodecina

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    pictures?

    is yours the older one with eta or the newer inhouse?
     
  14. smokedog

    Mobster

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    Don't have any photos to hand.

    LHD are in-house. Only the original black version had ETA movement.
     
  15. The_One

    Capodecina

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    New watch time

    Tudor LHD Pelagos no: 3542

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  16. soundb0y

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Mar 2009

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    Location: Hereford

    Very nice
     
  17. MrMarvelous

    Soldato

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  18. ianh

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Jul 2007

    Posts: 6,377

    Location: Norfolk.

    I hate wearing watches (well any type of "jewellery" to be fair) but after changing jobs I now have to wear one for work as there's no mobiles allowed (not even flight mode) and I'm working outdoors so no wall clocks either. As a "large" guy (Big Fat F.....ella) most watch straps look very thin on my pudgy wrist so, when I've had to wear watches before, I went with a wide bracelet/cuff style in brown leather like this Kahuna one I bought years ago

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    However that's just died (water ingress - in a sink!) so for a change I've gone for a Casio G-Shock GD-100MS, mainly for it's multiple timezone setting and 5 alarms (moving to Saudi and it's good to know when prayer times are when your out shopping etc).

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    It also seems to fit me really well as I'm one of those awkward buggers that wears the watch with the face on the inside of the wrist, no-idea why other than it slightly more comfortable I suppose.
     
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  19. Richdog

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

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    I have to disagree with panthro. I have a Tudor Pelagos Blue and the in-house movement already has an excellent reputation and the 70 hour power reserve makes a significant difference in convenience to a daily wearer over a 40-hour power reserve. Not to mention it is crazily accurate vs the ETA in my Longines Hydroconquest.

    Go with the Tudor in-house, because in addition to the above although yes servicing will be more expensive it will not need regular servicing anyway.

    Bremont have no real pedigree vs Tudor imo.
     
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  20. randomshenans

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    I love my Black Bay, it's just such a nice watch. Pelagos looks lovely though.