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What watch do you wear?

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

  1. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

    Posts: 2,697

    Why obvious? Plenty to choose from now. This is also the year of the spring drive anniversary so there are quite a few special pieces being released.

    I wear my one just about every day - black dial, lumed, spring drive, and titanium. Love it.
     
  2. hughtrimble

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    If in that budget, you can't really go wrong with Seiko or Citizen. Just beware of fakes of even those lower priced models (Wish has some, for example...dodgy place it is).
     
  3. Pyr0m@nI@]{

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 31, 2005

    Posts: 737

    Location: Merseyside, UK

    The GS Snow-flake is absolutely beautiful watch, I love the dial and the finishing on the hands.

    If you're buying from Amazon direct, you could always return it if you don't like it. I think most watch shops have a decent return policy.
     
  4. Tiny Clanger

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 618

    Good point - Amazon do free returns on watches don't they? The only wrinkle is if that applies to imported via 'Global Store'...
     
  5. Gilbert89

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 24, 2011

    Posts: 1,864

    Location: Sheffield

    Not really in the know about watches but my dad can pick from a selection of gifts (mainly Womans Gucci watches, handbags and jewellery) but he can choose from a couple of Bulova mens watches, are they well regarded?

    These are the two he can choose from

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    I think he is leaning towards the more modern Bulova Curv Chronograph Black as this is unlike any watch he already owns.

    If you guys had the choice which you would pick?
     
  6. hughtrimble

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  7. Things change I've changed

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 27, 2005

    Posts: 11,566

    Location: The Orion Spur

    I've been really impressed by the time keeping on the Seiko 5, been running for 6 days now, I honestly expected a lot worse.

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  8. sprite1275

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 9, 2013

    Posts: 1,736

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  9. randomshenans

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 10,744

    Location: France, Alsace

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    This on a lot at the moment. Really love the date function and know it's not traditional speedy for that reason, but I just love it.
     
  10. montymint

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    Joined: Jul 29, 2006

    Posts: 2,719

    Location: Newcastle, UK

    My current watch is a Seiko 5 sports. I've had for 2-3 years and it's been great at keeping time (providing I don;t leave it off for a few days :p)
     
  11. DampCat

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 13,539

    Location: Manchestah

    Help Me Ocukwan Kenobi.

    Looking to gift a watch to my almost Father in Law for my wedding. I'll be replacing the strap with a cloth strap of his regimental colours. Budget I guess up to £500, a classic watch for an Ex Sgt, 22 years in service who takes his smart appearance very seriously.

    I'm banging my head a bit, I've been wearing the same Citizen Nighthawk for 7 years until I can afford my breguet /s
     
  12. eviled

    Hitman

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  13. Gilbert89

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Sheffield

  14. Van Diemen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 8, 2007

    Posts: 2,365

    Location: London & Dubai

    This today:

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  15. Scozzer

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004

    Posts: 677

    Location: Staffordshire

    These are stunning and look absolutely fantastic, but realistically, for me, the legibility isn’t that great plus no date is a bummer which is my most used complication.
     
  16. Van Diemen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 8, 2007

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    Location: London & Dubai

    I’d have to agree.
    Legibility is not ideal & I too miss not having a date. It’s worn in rotation with 20 odd other pieces, so I tolerate it.

    Prob flip it once the new AP ROC 38mm becomes available.
     
  17. Nerusy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 12, 2010

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    Got myself Tudor Black Bay 58 today. I think I was quite lucky. Called Harrods, they quoted me 6 month wait list. Called watches of switzerland they basically said dont bother signing up on the list. Finally as a last ditch effort called up Bucherer in selfridges and they said they do not do waiting lists. If there is a watch they will try to allocate it and the very next day apparently somebody refused to buy the watch so they called, I came over within minutes (I work nearby) I bought it on the spot. Need to resize the bracelet still, will post a pic tomorrow probably.

    Not sure if I got extremely lucky or it is the exclusivity game ADs are playing with this watch.
     
  18. Nerusy

    Wise Guy

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    Uploading non-rotated picture seems to be quite harder now >_>
     
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  19. Van Diemen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 8, 2007

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    Location: London & Dubai

    Bought one of these a few months ago for my son. First Tudor I've ever purchased.
    I was really impressed with the piece overall. Not quite a Rolex Submariner but beats all the competition by miles IMO.

    Congrats & enjoy
     
  20. Nerusy

    Wise Guy

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    Cheers, it is a fantastic value for money watch.

    Here is the pic, figured it's best to take it off my boney hairy wrist for the photo!

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