Originally Posted by Ghumbs
Thet B&R looks less trendy than most and pretty minimal. I like it alright but have you considered the Sinn 656 or 756? Or some Damaskos?
While I think the B&R looks fine and think it would be totally fine to go in that direction, the aforementioned watches, as well as some IWCs, are similar and, in my opinion, look more put together.
Thanks for the suggestions - I like the Sinn 656.
Originally Posted by fss
You're correct, "123" stands for a watch with a three-hand with sub seconds automatic containing a Swiss ETA 2895.
Anyway, concerning Bell & Ross, I like some of their designs, but I feel they are generously overpriced. Above B & R is around $2900 I believe, for that kind of money I would opt for a manufacturer which is capable of manufacturing their own movements and has more heritage, although I realise it's totally subjective how much you value such things.
Thank you, and noted - normally I would prefer to go for a manufacturer
Originally Posted by ginlimetonic
however, grand seiko piqued my interest, where did you get one?
I purchased it from Higuchi, online. It has a 72 hour power reserve and is keeping great time. It is a somewhat stout watch (13.3mm) relative to its width (35mm excluding the crown). It is beautifully finished with a classic yet understated look - not dissimilar in design to the old Rolex Datejusts or the Omega Aqua Terra.
Originally Posted by economiayocio
They have no manufacture. All their movements are made by others.
I think that some of the vintage models are nice. I have one of them and the dial is lovely. Try to search them, I think black is not the best option.
I agree that a good alternative is Sinn. They used to make thir watches some years ago.
Thanks for your comments - I was aware that Sinn previously manufactured watches for B&R
Originally Posted by bleachboy
I second the recommendation for a Sinn 656. I freakin' love mine, and I got it for $600 in like-new condition from TimeZone B&S.