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What watch do you wear?

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

  1. Pyr0m@nI@]{

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 31, 2005

    Posts: 769

    Location: Merseyside, UK

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

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 26, 2013

    Posts: 9,252

    Location: West End, Southampton

    I don't, no need.
     
  3. Gornall

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 2, 2007

    Posts: 1,932

    My Christopher Ward C60 Trident Elite 1000 arrived earlier this week.

    Initial thoughts are all positive. The build quality and specs rival my Omega Seamaster at a third of the cost. Very beautiful watch and very eye catching, quite a lot of comments already from wearing it to work.
     
  4. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

    Posts: 2,727

    Indeed.

    If you're expecting a year then I don't think you'll be disappointed.

    Worth trying the various models on if you haven't already to see which suits your wrist best.
     
  5. Ryan-3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,692

    Location: Northumberland

    Wish I could wear my Trident to work, but really don't fancy it meeting any of the chemicals I use. Excellent build quality and feel though, and as you say, everyone comments on it. :)
     
  6. fredwi

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 24, 2016

    Posts: 112


    I do need to go and try on at the moment just looking if it could be an option
     
  7. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

    Posts: 2,727

    You'll need to get onto the lists of some ADs to stand a chance. Some claim lists do not exist, but some lists clearly do exist!
     
  8. Pyr0m@nI@]{

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 31, 2005

    Posts: 769

    Location: Merseyside, UK

    and some ask for large deposits :rolleyes:
     
  9. Van Diemen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 8, 2007

    Posts: 2,365

    Location: London & Dubai

    All depends on where you are located and the size type of the AD (independant or chain) you would be dealing with.

    If in the South East or London area, I'm sorry to say that a new customer would be very lucky to get one within a year.
    Have seen people get one within a few months but that is not the current norm.

    Up until recently grey market prices on a Sub date were acceptable, this year however the price is simply too much IMO. I guess this is fueled by speculation on possible discontinuation/replacement of the current model come March next year.
     
  10. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 18,356

    You got it - there is no such thing as a wait list.
    AD’s support their VIP customers so even if you’re next on ‘the list’, an in demand watch will go to one of their valued customers and not you.

    My advice; don’t wait around or pay overs - Find something else you like.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2019
  11. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 18,356

    Worth watching this video if you’re into, or chasing a Rolex and interested in wait lists and production.

     
  12. Rikki

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2004

    Posts: 2,116

    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    Go and speak to your local dealers in person, explain what you want and ask to buy. They will say waiting times / list, ask to get on and offer deposit - basically show you are serious.

    Do this in a few of them and go on lists in each place.

    Best way.
     
  13. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

    Posts: 11,621

    Location: Wokingham

    You've got a good chance of getting a Submariner by getting your name down with a few different dealers. If you're specific in the model and chat to them so they know you won't be buying it to sell on you might not even have to wait that long. I've managed to pick up several SS sports models since late last year.

    You've got slim to no chance with a GMT Master though, without some prior purchase history.
     
  14. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

    Posts: 554

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    latest one for the collection, might go up in value
     
  15. tek81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 1, 2015

    Posts: 2,208

    Location: UK

    Is that the Stratos? I've never seen one with the date between 4 and 5; it's normally at six. How old is it?
     
  16. Fordie00

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 22, 2010

    Posts: 70

    Probably the closest I'm going to get to a Seamaster for quite a few years!
    43mm Aquaspeed.
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  17. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

    Posts: 554

    Its a El Primero Flyback "Rainbow" - a French air force specification made from 1999 into early 2000s.

    My one is 2004
     
  18. hughtrimble

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

    Posts: 2,727

    Interesting that they chose to write 'Fly-back' on the relevant black and white versions, but not on these - any idea why?
     
  19. tek81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 1, 2015

    Posts: 2,208

    Location: UK

    Nice. The rainbow dial really sets it apart.
     
  20. eviled

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 25, 2016

    Posts: 554

    I did read the French air force had direct influence on the dial, there are a few other tiny differences too like the minute chrono dial being slightly bigger and the seconds sub-dial being slight smaller than the standard flyback.
    Also the sub-dial and chrono second hands are different.

    My one has a non-standard sapphire crystal case back to view the movement (mint condition original back safely in the box!)