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What watch do you wear?

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

  1. Necessitor

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  2. Raymond Lin

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  3. Rotty

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  4. Yas786

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    The new panerai submersible collection looks pretty damn sweet, might have to invest in one. Haven’t bought a nice watch for some time now, too busy wearing the Apple Watch.

    https://www.panerai.com/gb/en/home/experiences/panerai-submersible.html

    The carbontech version looks the bees knees. No doubt they will be mighty expensive. Time to convince the wifey :p
     
  5. panthro

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    One does not invest in a Panerai :p
     
  6. Bigpops

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    That depends on the model.

    A "fiddy" (PAM127) was about £4K new, now £10K or more. I'm not sure there are any others that stand out, other than the vintage stuff. I've paid little attention to Panerai for almost a decade.
     
  7. Cosmic182

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    Who do you guys use for insurance? :)
     
  8. ChrisD.

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    I ended up getting the battery done in my Tag for a £25 plus £8 postage to a place in Aberdeen, found via eBay. Very quick turn around and it's nice to be wearing a watch, although I am missing my Bremont a lot.
     
  9. BongoHunter

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    The clasp on my Seamaster is playing up, the spring behind the bit you push to release the clasp seems to have failed - making the watch unwearable for fear of it falling off my wrist.

    Omega store in Westfield have quoted £400+ to fix it plus service and it can take up to 8 weeks. This seems to be a very large amount to me (both time and money), can anyone recommend a place in London (west preferably) to get this fixed?

    Many thanks
     
  10. panthro

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    You sure thats to fix it and not to replace it? You can buy a brand new one for not much more.
     
  11. MikeTimbers

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    True story:

    I bought a Tag Link on the auction site and the strap was too big. I worked near Holborn so took a walk down to Goldsmiths (could have been Ernest Jones but it's not relevant to the point) on Fleet Street. They took a look and said it needed to go to Switzerland for the strap to be adjusted and that the watch needed a full service, quoting me around £400. I'd paid less than that so left the shop.

    Across the road was a little dusty unimpressive watch shop called Alsal Watches. It's still there. They said they could do the adjustment while I waited and quoted me £15. So I waited.

    A few minutes later, the sales assistant from the Goldsmiths came in with a watch to be adjusted.

    Alsal Watches is still there. Take your Omega along there and I bet they can fix your strap.
     
  12. JasonM

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    House insurance is normally always cheaper, you can add the watches on.
     
  13. JasonM

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    Years ago this is what they were. I paid £1600 for a used Submariner steel date in 2000, that was from an AD and included a Rolex service. I do still have the watch however.
     
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  14. Basher

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    I suspect most of the £400 was for the service, though (which you didn’t get from the watch shop).
     
  15. Richdog

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    They were surely trying it on... they should still have been able to do the watch strap no problem. Muppets!
     
  16. rG-tom

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    The one on my PO failed, fixed it myself with a 5 quid watch toolkit from eBay and the part was about 20 quid from Omega I think.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/seamaster-clasp-spring-replacement-how-576548.html#/topics/576548

    It's really easy tbh
     
  17. moon man

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    sorry guys for my homage watch but i like the look for under fifty quid

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  18. Rotty

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    I've always done it this way
     
  19. mrkambo

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    Im trying to get out the apple eco system, got really accustomed to wearing my apple watch

    So ordered a 6T and a Citizen AT4008-51E for a daily driver, don't think a smart watch enhanced my productivity in anyway that id miss it, but i didn't want to daily wear the Tag

    Does anyone have any experience with the Citizen, ive read so many good things, just wondering if anyone had anything negative about it - more so im aware
     
  20. xb8browney

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    I've got a Citizen AT4008-51E too, decent watch. what colour did you get?