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What watch do you wear?

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

  1. Scozzer

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004

    Posts: 679

    Location: Staffordshire

    Just to even out the experiences a little, I’ve never had a bad experience with them; links, paperwork and bezel protectors etc always included and discounts given relatively easily.
     
  2. mikeh501

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 18, 2004

    Posts: 1,861

    Location: Somewhere

    nice rolexs, do the pro hunter ones suffer second hand?

    edit: just checked their website. 16k for a exp2 looool.
     
  3. scrivz69

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 6, 2008

    Posts: 2,104

    Location: York

    Fitted a new strap to the Seiko.

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  4. Tiny Clanger

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 619

    I may have gone slightly over budget...

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  5. Scozzer

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004

    Posts: 679

    Location: Staffordshire

    I really love these visodate’s. look much more expensive than they are. Are they a quartz?
     
  6. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

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    Check what it says above the six in the dial :p
     
  7. rare

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 1, 2002

    Posts: 6,615

    I like the visodate. It’s a clean nice looking watch. And the automatic isn’t expensive to buy new.
     
  8. Tiny Clanger

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 619

    Looking at the Tissot website there are both automatics and quartz in the range: (https://www.tissotwatches.com/en-gb...eritage-watches/tissot-heritage-visodate.html) - I really wanted the automatic.

    To be honest it was more than I was originally planning to spend, but Mrs Clanger came across a load of old Tesco Clubcard vouchers which Goldsmiths take at 3:1. I also liked the look of the V8 Swissmatic online but it was far too large for me when I tried it on. The Visodate by comparison fits well and I think looks very classy.
     
  9. Tiny Clanger

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 619

    ...only thing I'm not too sure about is the fake alligator strap. I'll give it some time to see if it grows on me - best not to make a 'snap' decision :D
     
  10. Scozzer

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004

    Posts: 679

    Location: Staffordshire

    Sorry, not very observant of me :) but my opinion still stands: really love them and their presence.
     
  11. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

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    Really don't be put off by stock straps - buy aftermarket. There's a world of choice out there and it can totally transform a watch.
     
  12. majestyk

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 24, 2003

    Posts: 429

    Location: Dorsetshire

    Zeno PRS 3

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  13. tek81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 1, 2015

    Posts: 2,232

    Location: UK

    I've been wearing a combination of either the old school classic, Tag. Or, the more morern Linde Werdelin, which is presently fitted with a strap that I hate. New one on order.

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  14. Robi

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 14, 2007

    Posts: 3,096

    I'm after some suggestions for a 30th birthday present. I already have a Steinhart Ocean 1 for work, so this needs to be more casual (no divers or metal straps please). Budget is up to £250, don't mind second hand and also not particularly fussed about the movement.

    Couple of ideas:

    Orient - Sun & Moon
    Orient - 2nd Generation Bambino Version 2
    Orient - Bambino Open Heart
    Seiko - SSA231K1
    Tissot - Visodate
    Bulova - 96A201

    Absolutely no idea what these are like however the designs are somewhat nice:

    Camden Watch Company - No. 29 Northern Line

    Anything else worth looking at?
     
  15. Wizardskills

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 25, 2007

    Posts: 1,969

    Location: Bedfordshire

    I'd have said all of those are much more formal than your Steinhart. Either way, I'd also consider a Seiko Cocktail Time as they are an excellent dress watch for the money

    https://simpkinsjewellers.co.uk/sei...fz75BUqIzzjeWO8ejZTRG-MjfOkoe7vBoCrMcQAvD_BwE
     
  16. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

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    To clarify, you actually mean 'less casual'? The options you've posted are far more dressy than the Ocean 1
     
  17. Robi

    Mobster

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    Sorry - I probably didn't explain it well. I see my Steinhart as a more formal watch as I only wear it with a suit at work. I'm after something a little more casual, ideally with a leather strap, that I can wear outside of work i.e. in a bar/pub.

    I can see the confusion as dress watches like those above are typically worn with long jackets. In essence, I'm after something other than a diver or chronograph :)
     
  18. hughtrimble

    Mobster

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    Divers and chronographs = casual. Reviews, sales listings, key words online etc. will not class those as dress watches so you'll really struggle to find what you're looking for without redefining them yourself too.
     
  19. hughtrimble

    Mobster

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    Keep your Ocean 1 and buy a few straps for it. You can make it totally transform the watch with e.g. a true NATO, a leather NATO, or two piece straps.

    Honestly it'll feel like a new watch.
     
  20. Robi

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 14, 2007

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    Fair enough. Looks like I've been doing it wrong!

    I am absolutely keeping my Ocean 1. This new watch is just going to be used alongside that and a Daniel Wellington.

    Any thoughts on Junkers? The Brauhaus 6056-5 looks nice.