Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Doran, Apr 21, 2008.
Welcome to capitalism.
Anyway, back to watches. I have the UG Polerouter Super Ref 869112/26 on today. Anyone else here have any Universals?
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.
Are there any good "full android" watches yet? (Ones that last more a day with rooted rom)
I don't, but want to. The minor touches they include raise their watches to such a different level.
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 ]and suddenly you can sell it to the Insta crowd for a couple of hundred Spend the profits on further social media marketing and repeat the above.
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...
If i was in England right now, i'd be snapping this up!
I really want a new PO deep black chrono but I am too clumsy for ceramic cases.
Going left to right:
Breitling SuperOcean 44 special
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.
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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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!
Needs a dress watch. Something like an IWC would be a great addition.
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!
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 -
My BIL did this. Wafting it around like a Rolex Daytona. Please.....
Just added the seiko presage cocktail time to my wee collection
A very enviable and tasteful first watch and a top choice... enjoy!
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