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What watch do you wear?

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

  1. dowie

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 38,955

    No way. Weren't these CW watches like £300 only a few years ago - now you've got to drop a grand on them?
     
  2. InvaderGIR

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 17,217

    Location: Bristol

    Same with most things tbh, get popular and price goes bonkers...and people will pay it.

    Saying that, I was looking at a watch earlier, £2.5k and not even a known brand...not sure what the movement was (other than auto chrono) but the case etc was designed by a jewellery company.
     
  3. dowie

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 38,955

    Yeah, I mean that one is a limited edition version and the basic model is like £700-ish.. the GMT version is pretty much a grand now, pretty sure that used to be about 350 or so a few years back... I guess maybe they have improved things with the current model but lots of it perhaps is, as you pointed out, the brand getting more popular and people being prepared to pay it.
     
  4. Gornall

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 2, 2007

    Posts: 1,905


    A lot of reviews suggest a hell of a lot of bang for buck at that price.

    I'll let people know my thoughts once I get it, having owned Omega's I'll be able to do a comparison to my Seamaster (current) and the 'memory' of my Speedmaster.

    Watches in general are all on the rise it feels.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  5. divebod

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 2, 2013

    Posts: 107

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Does Fitbit Charge HR count? Otherwise I have a Skagen and Citizen diving watch
     
  6. Rikki

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 2,103

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

  7. Thecaferacer

    Gangster

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    Posts: 488

    I like the look of the CW trident with the black bezel and I've been after a proper working watch for a while. Id I'd like a Planet Ocean but don't want to spend Omega money when I am very hard on watchs when im doing stuff (the speedy comes off if I am doing anything remotely physical)

    I did have a Rotary ocean avenger which was a good looking cheap watch. However I have wrecked it within a year.
     
  8. evohicks

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 26, 2010

    Posts: 713

    Location: Oswestry

  9. snapdragon

    Wise Guy

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    New addition.


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  10. Evangelion

    Capodecina

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    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

    Fake watches are getting harder to spot.



    :eek:
     
  11. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,347

    Anyone has a casio g shock watch, quite like the look of them. Are the good for the cost?
     
  12. hughtrimble

    Mobster

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    They range from tens to thousands, all with different features and materials. Which model did you have in mind?

    They are held in very high regard generally though. Tough and reliable.
     
  13. rodders

    Wise Guy

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    Undecided, I was after solar and digital /analouge, but the one I like is solar and analouge only.
    I wish the GG-1000-1A3ER was solar, I like that one.
    GG-1000-1A3ER is solar, but don't like it as much.
    GA-1000-4AER I quite like.
    GW-3000M-4AER really like this one, solar and radio control
    GG-1000-1A3ER very nice, also very nice price.

    Hmmmmmm........
     
  14. fredwi

    Gangster

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    Hey guys

    Thinking of getting a Rolex Submariner with date how long should I expect to wait?
     
  15. MartinPrince

    Hitman

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    A Miband 3 (fitness tracker). I stopped wearing watches years ago but toyed with the idea of getting a Michael Kors one after seeing my mates.
     
  16. hughtrimble

    Mobster

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    You could be waiting multiple months, or get lucky and get one within weeks. Depends how many ADs you're investigating.

    Or buy second hand. I prefer the five digit Subs personally.
     
  17. Pyr0m@nI@]{

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    Depends if you are wanting brand new or used or if wanting to use an authorised distributor or grey market
    Used or paying grey market prices is the quickest
     
  18. fredwi

    Gangster

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    I would probably go new but it for my 30th

    I was thinking it might take a year plus
     
  19. Pyr0m@nI@]{

    Hitman

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    If you were willing to pay the extra, you could have one the next/same day
     
  20. TonyTurbo78

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    I don't, no need.