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+1 on the Tudor... How about the Black Bay though?

In Sydney and need new shoes pretty quickly (ie. within the next month). Was planning on getting Carminas but the Carmina website and Skoak dont have any make-ups Im looking for. Chukkas or dark brown suede oxfords.

What other others are there if my budget is around the $500 mark? Only option I can think of is Meermin. Walked into doublemonk Syd the other day and they dont stock Carmina anymore, C&J is the cheapest.
post #67637 of 67946
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Originally Posted by melbournites View Post





Wifey in a happy mode while on holiday and delightfully has given permission to invest in a new timepiece.

Any thoughts between the Omega tintin and blue pelagos? Currently have a Pam 000 and some vintage Seikos.

 

Agree that the "Tintin" version is too gimmicky for my tastes, as are most of the Speedy Pro special editions. Best to stick with the classic, plain Speedy Pro.

 

The blue Pelagos is a bit too bright for my tastes. If you're after a Tudor with a blue dial, either the Black Bay Blue or a vintage Tudor Sub look better, in my opinion.

post #67638 of 67946
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^ Pete, they look amazing. Blowed if I know how you would match them with anything though.

The colours popped in direct sunlight from windows one metre away on the left side of the pic. Actual colour is one shade darker, varying from tan to burnt caramel. Would not go with navy, but will match all shades of gray.

How did you go with Coccinella?
post #67639 of 67946
Thanks for all the watch advice. Very good points. Yeah probably look at a vintage Omega rather than current model for the price.

Had a look at the black bay and it seems good value as a "gateway drug" into the world of Rolex Submariner. Really like the rose gold and overall subdue tones which give it a more vintage look. Anyway a toss up between this three below. Will sleep over it and make a decision tommorow before the wifey changes her mind. She might revert to 'normal programming' and I might be forced to defend the "why I need another watch conundrum"

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Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post

+1 on the Tudor... How about the Black Bay though?

In Sydney and need new shoes pretty quickly (ie. within the next month). Was planning on getting Carminas but the Carmina website and Skoak dont have any make-ups Im looking for. Chukkas or dark brown suede oxfords.

What other others are there if my budget is around the $500 mark? Only option I can think of is Meermin. Walked into doublemonk Syd the other day and they dont stock Carmina anymore, C&J is the cheapest.

Is there anywhere that sells Loake? I know Cavalier menswear in Camberwell , Melbourne sell them and were having a 10%(possibly more) off. Otherwise Kazuna might some RTW shoes.
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Kazuna is hard to pass up. There's also Enrico Santi.
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Second the vote for Enrico Santi. Small store on Pitt St, between Liverpool and Goulburn, on the east side. They often have Loake 1880 on discount although the range is limited.

post #67643 of 67946
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Originally Posted by melbournites View Post


Is there anywhere that sells Loake? I know Cavalier menswear in Camberwell , Melbourne sell them and were having a 10%(possibly more) off. Otherwise Kazuna might some RTW shoes.

 

Had a bit of trouble finding a pair of loake 1880's that i liked and online stores apparantly as of november 2015 had a policy of not exporting loakes to australia.

If you know your size i bought mine from http://cwmenswear.co.uk/

Price isnt bad, and they ship pretty fast

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Had a bit of trouble finding a pair of loake 1880's that i liked and online stores apparantly as of november 2015 had a policy of not exporting loakes to australia.

If you know your size i bought mine from http://cwmenswear.co.uk/

Price isnt bad, and they ship pretty fast

post #67645 of 67946
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Originally Posted by melbournites View Post

Thanks for all the watch advice. Very good points. Yeah probably look at a vintage Omega rather than current model for the price.

Had a look at the black bay and it seems good value as a "gateway drug" into the world of Rolex Submariner. Really like the rose gold and overall subdue tones which give it a more vintage look. Anyway a toss up between this three below. Will sleep over it and make a decision tommorow before the wifey changes her mind. She might revert to 'normal programming' and I might be forced to defend the "why I need another watch conundrum"


I have a BB burgundy and its an absolute beauty. Also look at Tudor heritage ranger - my next purchase.
post #67646 of 67946
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Also look at Tudor heritage ranger - my next purchase.

 

 

If you don't mind looking at second-hand watches, you could think about getting an Omega Dynamic - I've re-posted a post that I made over in the watch thread a little while back:

 

 

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If anyone is looking for a pilot-style watch, they could do worse (in my humble opinion) than look at getting a third-generation Omega Dynamic.

 

The Dynamic was a rather eccentric line made by Omega in the 1970s and they re-started it in the 1990s, but without much success. I think that they would have done better to use a different name, rather than Dynamic. 

 

Nonetheless, the watches are well-made, nicely-styled (again, in my opinion) and have an ETA movement that is hard-wearing, reliable, and easily-repaired. It has a quick-set date and hacking seconds. You can pick up ones in very good condition for $1000 or maybe even less. It came on a bracelet, which was a bit of a hair-puller, but you could also get an OEM brown leather strap. 

 

 

 

The late 1990s Dynamic also included a two-register chrono in the range, again on either a strap or a bracelet. It used an ETA movement with a Dubois-Depraz chrono module: 

 

post #67647 of 67946

if you're not too snobby and will accept an ETA in your rotation, archimede is a worthwhile consideration for a pilot watch.

post #67648 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

If you don't mind looking at second-hand watches, you could think about getting an Omega Dynamic - I've re-posted a post that I made over in the watch thread a little while back:

Coincidentally I was looking at vintage Omega militaries the other night.

Was just curious.
post #67649 of 67946
With Triple J's Hottest 100 on, was thinking about Top Ten 2015 Australia Members...

no particular order...

1.the wine fridge
2. Inkjet with compliments
3. Indian pissing incident
4. Spazzilini
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Cast your votes or events!!!
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

With Triple J's Hottest 100 on, was thinking about Top Ten 2015 Australia Members...

no particular order...

1.the wine fridge
2. Inkjet with compliments
3. Indian pissing incident
4. Spazzilini
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Cast your votes or events!!!

Lol!


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