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post #2656 of 3922
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post


Boutique watches using ETA movements can bring a lot of bang for the buck but they also bring some issues that some people who can afford to get something mainstream and solid might wish to avoid. How do you respond to a non WIS who asks if your sub homage is a Rolex? If it is a well know and established brand you can just drop the brand name and the will ooh and ahhh. If you say Squale then the reaction may be less positive.

 

 

Of course those buying a watch for the purpose of impressing others are better served by purchasing better-known brands.  This is precisely the reason many flock to Rolex.  It is also the precise reason that many avoid Rolex.  I buy watches to please myself - if they satisfy my aesthetic preferences and perception of value, then I wear them happily and have not the slightest care about how others might react to my choice.

post #2657 of 3922
Complete watch newbie here, looking to buy my first automatic: a Seiko 5 SNKH63. Only problem is I'm having a difficult time locating a reputable online source to purchase it. Amazon doesn't have it, and it's sold out at creationwatches.com. Trying to avoid the shady websites. Any suggestions?

The SNKH63, by the way, is very similar to the popular SNK809, but slightly larger. The SNK809 is too small for my tastes, otherwise I would buy one. The SNKH63's case is a millimeter wider, 2mm longer lug-to-lug, and has 20mm lugs instead of the 18mm on the 809.
post #2658 of 3922
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

 

Of course those buying a watch for the purpose of impressing others are better served by purchasing better-known brands.  This is precisely the reason many flock to Rolex.  It is also the precise reason that many avoid Rolex.  I buy watches to please myself - if they satisfy my aesthetic preferences and perception of value, then I wear them happily and have not the slightest care about how others might react to my choice.

Bravo! I'll drink to thatcheers.gif

post #2659 of 3922
Honest honest opinion. Are these worth thrifting lol.
post #2660 of 3922

Nope!

post #2661 of 3922
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Originally Posted by tubby34 View Post

Honest honest opinion. Are these worth thrifting lol.

"NONONONO," get outa there now!  I think you would do better on-line!

post #2662 of 3922

Man, you should have warned me! Those shirts are for young gents(I dont think it wil work out with my beer-bellycrackup[1].gif) , plus you need deep pockets! You guys are spending alota cash on clothes, its fine if you have it/like it ! Careful,please, dont go for broke, you still have to eatnod[1].gif  I love the finer things in life, but you have to have limits!

post #2663 of 3922
I don't really see what the issue is with regard to servicing a boutique brand watch down the line, even if the brand goes bust. Unless the watch really malfunctions (WR fails and it floods), most servicing will be pretty straightforward.
post #2664 of 3922
Thinking about plucking this: Citizen Eco Drive about $180 to $225

I just like the minimalist white dial chrono with Arabic numbers. Any better alternatives in the same price range?

post #2665 of 3922
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Originally Posted by WhoKnewI View Post

I don't really see what the issue is with regard to servicing a boutique brand watch down the line, even if the brand goes bust. Unless the watch really malfunctions (WR fails and it floods), most servicing will be pretty straightforward.
How about replacing the sapphire, case back or crown tube? Rolex is still in business but they have problems with replacement parts on some models.
post #2666 of 3922
If I shatter the sapphire on my squale, I am sure i can at the very least find an aftermarket acrylic that will fit. As far as I know, a lot of boutique divers also have standard gauge crown tubes and again an aftermarket can be sourced (MKII has screwed in crown tubes which can be problematic, or at the very least costly, to replace if MkII disappears). Having said that, I am very careful not to strip the threads on any of my crown tubes and haven't had an issues. With regard to the caseback, I'm not sure, but considering my watch will only be opened once every 5-7 years, I'm not too worried.
post #2667 of 3922
WhoKnewI, have you ordered a Nassau? I am thinking hard on it.

The Squale's look good. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #2668 of 3922
Ahab, I want one so bad. A Nassau, a reintroduced stingray, a Stowa Antea KS black, and a Speedy are on my to buy list. The nassau, however, is at the top. I wish bill would print "nassau" on the dial on tho. It seems a little naked without it when compared to the kingston.

I really wish I had gotten a kingston. No way am i going to pay any of the prices being asked now for a kingston.
post #2669 of 3922
Yeah, I love the Squales. The mazi, the root beer, and the heritage are amazing. The vintage is great too too but long gone. =/

The watch is incredibly balanced, and it seems to be higher quality than Steinhart divers. 120 click bezel as well.
post #2670 of 3922

I have been wearing this as my casual everyday and have never been more happy with a Timex. Bought it online for about $110. It gets lots of compliments. Reminds me of one of the Bell & Ross models.  Looking at a couple other of the Intelligent Quartz'

 

Timex T2N700AU IQ Intelligent Quartz Flyback Chronograph Leather Strap UK Seller

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