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What watch do you wear?

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

  1. Wizardskills

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Bedfordshire

    Welcome to capitalism.
     
  2. Wizardskills

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 25, 2007

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    Location: Bedfordshire

    Anyway, back to watches. I have the UG Polerouter Super Ref 869112/26 on today. Anyone else here have any Universals?

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  3. Janesy B

    Caporegime

    Joined: Apr 19, 2008

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    The next comment like this should just be a permaban

    You're paying for the brand and the licencing of the brand on top. It's the same with sunglasses as well.
     
  4. morbid42

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 24, 2011

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    Are there any good "full android" watches yet? (Ones that last more a day with rooted rom)
     
  5. hughtrimble

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    I don't, but want to. The minor touches they include raise their watches to such a different level.
     
  6. SDK^

    Capodecina

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    It could be worse, go check out Daniel Wellington watches. Take a generic £8 Chinese watch, add the letters DW [backwards D for a touch of style :p]and suddenly you can sell it to the Insta crowd for a couple of hundred :rolleyes: Spend the profits on further social media marketing and repeat the above.
     
  7. dowie

    Caporegime

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    What do you mean how is it legal? If you're willing to pay for a brand name then what's the issue?

    Take a look at the fashion industry in general - look at the cost of say a polo shirt vs a polo shirt with a logo on it etc..

    It isn't just fashion watches either - you can pay say a grand for a basic quartz watch like the TAG F1 and then have the benefit of paying nearly 300 every 2-3 years or so for a service if you choose to send it for a battery change instead of going to your local jeweller/independent shop etc...
     
  8. The_One

    Sgarrista

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    LHD Pelagos

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  9. wez130

    Capodecina

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  10. panthro

    Capodecina

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    Location: Wokingham

    I really want a new PO deep black chrono but I am too clumsy for ceramic cases.
     
  11. Jamauk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 16, 2004

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    Location: Oxford

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    Going left to right:
    • Breitling SuperOcean 44 special
    • Montblanc Timewalker
    • Omega Seamaster Diver (Co-Axial Chronograph 44mm)
    • TAG Heuer Indy 500
    • Apple Watch series 3
    Tempted to get a Bremont next but not really had time to look at their range.
     
  12. Wegason

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 27, 2011

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    Location: Essex

    For me a watch is functional and although I appreciate the beauty and engineering behind a proper mechanical, I cannot justify the expense to myself. I got myself a Citizen Eco-Drive in classic silver and a black leather strap. It has a perpetual calendar so I never need to adjust the date for 100 years, and it recharges using sunlight so I never need to get a new battery.

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  13. hughtrimble

    Mobster

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    No affiliation to this shop, and no buying experience:

    https://watts1858.co.uk/watches/omega-watches/

    33% off lots of really very tasty models.

    Love the Globemaster with the blue piepan dial.
    And the faux aged lume Seamaster 300 master.
    Hard to go wrong with a Speedy Pro for 3.2k too if you don't have second hand sources for them. That's a very decent price!
     
  14. randomshenans

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    Needs a dress watch. Something like an IWC would be a great addition.
     
  15. Jamauk

    Wise Guy

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    Maybe next year, I'm off on holiday in a few months so international waters usually allow a bit of a discount, I got the Omega that way earlier this year.

    The Tag was a 21st birthday present, the Apple I bought last year to see what it was like, the Montblanc was a few months ago and the Breitling earlier this month, so I'm watched out this year!
     
  16. Amos91

    Wise Guy

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    Dipped my toes with my first watch this week. Rang the jeweller up and collected the next day - BB58.

    Very happy with it so far, lovely size to get used to as a first watch -

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  17. jonessa

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    My BIL did this. Wafting it around like a Rolex Daytona. Please.....
     
  18. dod

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    Lovely, enjoy :)
     
  19. dod

    Mobster

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    Just added the seiko presage cocktail time to my wee collection
     
  20. Richdog

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    A very enviable and tasteful first watch and a top choice... enjoy! :)