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post #1666 of 3873

Looking at selling my (basically brand new) Tsovet LX73 with Black case/dial, brown strap.

 

Also considering selling my MINT, recently serviced Omega Speedmaster Automatic.

 

PM me if you're interested in either.

post #1667 of 3873
Thinking of getting a Made in Japan Seiko 5.
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/celeb10/item/97261/
Any thoughts?
post #1668 of 3873

I am thinking of purchasing my first decent watch having just started a graduate job.

 

These are my options, which one is the best?

 

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-heritage-gents-with-silver-dial-17350026

 

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/longines-sport-conquest-gents-watch-l36764766

 

http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/product/tag-heuer-formula-1-gents-watch-wau111aba0858

 

Any input would be most helpful!

 

Thanks

post #1669 of 3873
X-post from Watch P0rn thread...

Smalltimer watch for a casual Tuesday of client meetings and general tedium.

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post #1670 of 3873
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Originally Posted by whochrisliu View Post

Wristwatches is a very broad spectrum. I myself fall under the "Snob" section (Which means only swiss pieces, no ETA movements, all in house, not obnoxiously over sized or jewel encrusted watches) But without getting into that much detail I will say that for new comers the best intro watch is a Omega Speedmaster. It looks great, is stainless steel and black so its easy to wear and has a horological history. Online they run for about 1.4-1.6k. That or you can get a Rolex DateJust pre owned, with a sapphire crystal two toned in gold/stainless or white gold/stainless online, they run about 2.5k. Stay away from TAG and Movado their the same price and terrible pieces. Either the Rolex DJ or Omega Speedmaster can be the last watch you buy if you no longer want climb higher into the horological hierarchy.

 

Hmm, so you feel that Swiss Made is better than the watches that are made in Germany (especially given that the requirements for 'Swiss Made' are quite low indeed)?  Also, given that you can change a bridge and qualify as 'in-house' then that really means nothing either.  Also, few watch companies have the true claim to their history (did you know that Breitling in it's current form is only about 30 years old, and that Sinn and Ollech and Wajs make Breitling Navitimers without the label legally?).  The best watch is one that makes you smile and fits in with your lifestyle, I seriously doubt that a Speedie Pro that has a WR of 30m is a good entry-level watch!  YMMV

post #1671 of 3873
Hi guys,

I'm looking for an affordable alternative ($300 max) to the Mougin and Picard cream watch sold by J Crew (http://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/ingoodcompany/MouginPiquard/PRDOVR~73045/73045.jsp) or the old Christopher Ward C5 Aviator (http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z217/johnhastings/DSC_1613watch.jpg).

So far I've dug up the Seiko 5, which is a bit too "beige" for my tastes, and a TAO International (http://store.taowatch.us/TAO-053YD.aspx).

Any others that you can think of? I particularly like the double dial, triangle at the 12 o'clock mark, and cream face...
post #1672 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Spaghettimatt View Post

Hi guys,
I'm looking for an affordable alternative ($300 max) to the Mougin and Picard cream watch sold by J Crew (http://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/ingoodcompany/MouginPiquard/PRDOVR~73045/73045.jsp) or the old Christopher Ward C5 Aviator (http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z217/johnhastings/DSC_1613watch.jpg).
So far I've dug up the Seiko 5, which is a bit too "beige" for my tastes, and a TAO International (http://store.taowatch.us/TAO-053YD.aspx).
Any others that you can think of? I particularly like the double dial, triangle at the 12 o'clock mark, and cream face...

Check Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Aeromatic-1912-Aviator-Watch-Instrument/dp/B004W4VF22/ref=pd_sbs_watch_21

http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-H64611555-Khaki-Pilot-Silver/dp/B0038YY96Q/ref=pd_sbs_watch_26

http://www.amazon.com/Aristo-3H80-Quartz-Pilots-Sandblasted/dp/B002U0JL58/ref=pd_sbs_watch_4

http://www.amazon.com/Messerschmitt-Titanium-Pilots-Watch-ME262M/dp/B001CZA18I/ref=sr_1_6?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1337745218&sr=1-6
post #1673 of 3873
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Originally Posted by Breedlove View Post

Thinking of getting a Made in Japan Seiko 5.
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/celeb10/item/97261/
Any thoughts?

I have understood than the SNK ones are Malaysian, the Japanese ones are SNZJ.
post #1674 of 3873

Got my Orient Planet Orient off WUS. Couldn't be stoked-er ! biggrin.gif

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post #1675 of 3873
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spaghettimatt View Post

Hi guys,
I'm looking for an affordable alternative ($300 max) to the Mougin and Picard cream watch sold by J Crew (http://www.jcrew.com/mens_feature/ingoodcompany/MouginPiquard/PRDOVR~73045/73045.jsp) or the old Christopher Ward C5 Aviator (http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z217/johnhastings/DSC_1613watch.jpg).
So far I've dug up the Seiko 5, which is a bit too "beige" for my tastes, and a TAO International (http://store.taowatch.us/TAO-053YD.aspx).
Any others that you can think of? I particularly like the double dial, triangle at the 12 o'clock mark, and cream face...

 

I'd also look at the Speedbird Ivory dial, by Timefactors.

post #1676 of 3873
I am recently married and my wife gave this to me as a gift on our wedding day. It is very cool vintage Vulcain 17 jewel automatic. I am thinking 1950's... I wear it almost every day to work now and love everything about it...the slightly scrtched crystal, the croc embossed Girard-Perregaux band, the gold tone face, and the retro style date window. Anyways, I thougt I would share since you can pick these up for well under $500.

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Edited by 68stang - 5/25/12 at 10:02am
post #1677 of 3873
I also recently wanted a dive style watch. I am of course a fan of the sub but also really like the Omega Seamaster PO. I thought this citizen fit my need on a budget. It is 300m with ceramic bezel and although not an auto it does have a leg up on a regular quartz since it is eco drive. I really like it so far. List price was $460 and I paid in the mid $200 range. I still want an Orent Ray or Mako in blue. I may treat myself some day to an Omega (speedmaster or seamaster) but for now these should hold me over.

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Originally Posted by 68stang View Post

I am recently married and my wife gave this to me as a gift on our wedding day. It is very cool vintage Vulcain 17 jewel automatic. I am thinking 1950's... I wear it almost every day to work now and love everything about it...the slightly scrtched crystal, the croc embossed Girard-Perregaux band, the gold tone face, and the retro style date window. Anyways, I thougt I would share since you can pick these up for well under $500.
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You can probably buff out that scratch in the crystal quite easily. I mean, unless you love it.
post #1679 of 3873
True. I might try to buff it out. On the other hand I know it sounds strange but I always thought a few slight scratches on a vintage watch or even a moon watch gave them some character. I fell in love with the look of a vintage watch when the owner of a clothing boutique I worked in had a mid 40's Rolex bubble back. It was very small compared to new styles but elegant and unique.
post #1680 of 3873
how much should I be looking to pay for a Seiko sk007?

and what are your thoughts on these retro casio's? I really like em', but silver or gold? does anyone find it tacky to wear a gold plated watch? I feel like people will think I'm trying to hard to be ballin'

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