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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

If you're prepared to spend $500 then keep looking at herrings or carmina (should be close to your budget). Meermin can be good but unless its the lines meastro line not as comfortable as other brands mentioned.

 

Others that come to mind= Markowski, Septieme Larguer, Finsbury, Loding, Yanko, J Fitzpatrick (?) and of course, our own Kazuna in Sydney.

 

Come to think of it, Kazuna will be your best option, if you are in Sydney. 

post #67862 of 67946
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Originally Posted by VirgilVerne View Post
 

Trying to get a pair of new boots to retire my much-older pair that i got from my time in China (which itself says a lot about these boots). Then I thought I actually need to find a decent pair of black brogue dress shoes as well, why not get both in one? 

 

So currently have my eyes set on 

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?&brandid=7&shoeid=7761 

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?colset=1&styleid=867&shoeid=4081&brandid=50&catid=97&oldcolid=2207&stype=0&colourid=2207

 

with a budget of around 550 AUD (Stingy, I know)

 

 

Or I can just wait for the possibility that Meermin could put out one in MTO. 

 

Any suggestions? I'm not quite experienced with boots hunting so some shops that ship to Australia would be great  :p

 

Mate, pay Kaz a visit at Kazuna.

post #67863 of 67946
Steve at Oscar Hunt is awesome. If anyone is in Sydney and is after a suit, he's your man to see.

Watch guru's, I'm in need of assistance. Submariner is out, speedmaster is in. Value holding wise, is it better to buy a used 1984 vintage or a brand new 2015 model? They're both in brand new condition.
post #67864 of 67946
I'd say go vintage. speedmasters haven't changed too significantly over the years.
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Originally Posted by Liber View Post

Steve at Oscar Hunt is awesome. If anyone is in Sydney and is after a suit, he's your man to see.

Watch guru's, I'm in need of assistance. Submariner is out, speedmaster is in. Value holding wise, is it better to buy a used 1984 vintage or a brand new 2015 model? They're both in brand new condition.

 

Price differential? 

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Originally Posted by Liber View Post

Steve at Oscar Hunt is awesome. If anyone is in Sydney and is after a suit, he's your man to see.

Watch guru's, I'm in need of assistance. Submariner is out, speedmaster is in. Value holding wise, is it better to buy a used 1984 vintage or a brand new 2015 model? They're both in brand new condition.

Steve measured me up for my first suit in Melbourne and was pretty cluey and easy going.

I would say vintage especially if it comes with original box and papers. Having said that always a nice feeling in unboxing a brand new one especially if you get good service in the boutique.
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Price differential? 
Same same! The dilemma.
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Originally Posted by Liber View Post

Same same! The dilemma.

Then I think get the new one. It can mark your significant moment, you know what I mean...
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Originally Posted by Liber View Post

Steve at Oscar Hunt is awesome. If anyone is in Sydney and is after a suit, he's your man to see.

Watch guru's, I'm in need of assistance. Submariner is out, speedmaster is in. Value holding wise, is it better to buy a used 1984 vintage or a brand new 2015 model? They're both in brand new condition.
Vintage can be costly as far as maintenance goes. There is a speedy moon watch re-issue coaxial. Beautiful- just look it up at YouTube.
I believe this is made by Oscar hunt(time and tide watch Insta). I laughed when I saw this. So much of MTM talks- have you exhausted good RTW options?? Save your money and buy suit supply or save and get bespoke .

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Originally Posted by Liber View Post

Steve at Oscar Hunt is awesome. If anyone is in Sydney and is after a suit, he's your man to see.

Watch guru's, I'm in need of assistance. Submariner is out, speedmaster is in. Value holding wise, is it better to buy a used 1984 vintage or a brand new 2015 model? They're both in brand new condition.

I bought a 1984 Speedy a couple of years ago. I was in the same position as you were (consdiering a birth year vs new), but came across a 1984 model with beautifully patina'd, cream hour markers and hands - once I saw that, I could not leave it in the store.

I'd ask yourself how sentimental value you would attach to owning a watch from your birth year. If you're not fussed either way, and unless the vintage watch was an absolute steal, I'd probably buy new.
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Originally Posted by Liber View Post

Watch guru's, I'm in need of assistance. Submariner is out, speedmaster is in. Value holding wise, is it better to buy a used 1984 vintage or a brand new 2015 model? They're both in brand new condition.

 

The same price? In that case, I think that either the 1984 is overpriced or you're getting a bargain for the 2015 model. 

 

I think that the revamped 2015 model (same watch, new box and a couple of extra straps, big price jump) retails for about AUD$6000, although I've heard of people getting a 10% discount off the RRP. You should, as far as I'm aware, be able to pick up a very nice "vintage" model from 1984 or thereabouts for $3500 to $4000.

 

Also, it's just my opinion, but if you're getting a Speedy, go for the one with the metal caseback engraved with the "first manned mission" blurb, rather than the sapphire caseback. 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

The same price? In that case, I think that either the 1984 is overpriced or you're getting a bargain for the 2015 model. 

I think that the revamped 2015 model (same watch, new box and a couple of extra straps, big price jump) retails for about AUD$6000, although I've heard of people getting a 10% discount off the RRP. You should, as far as I'm aware, be able to pick up a very nice "vintage" model from 1984 or thereabouts for $3500 to $4000.

Also, it's just my opinion, but if you're getting a Speedy, go for the one with the metal caseback engraved with the "first manned mission" blurb, rather than the sapphire caseback. 
Good advice. 15% discount is possible via AD.Look at the watch and go back home. Call the store next day and ask for the manager and tell him you are willing to buy the watch right now with CC if he does 15%. You will get it. If not ring few more stores. 20% used to be norm for omega 3/4 years ago. Not worth buying brand new if discount below 15%.
If you are in Sydney pm me and I will give you a manager contact for an AD for 15% ( can even get 20% if you are lucky). Best time to do the phone negotiations would be towards the end of the month.
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

If you're prepared to spend $500 then keep looking at herrings or carmina (should be close to your budget). Meermin can be good but unless its the lines meastro line not as comfortable as other brands mentioned.

True regarding Meermin. How does herrings compare with Loake, Church's and Carmina's anyway? Not quite familiar with the brand. 

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On behalf of a non forumite – all hardly worn – see link in Sig below

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All around $400 aud new.

Now - $160 $130 a pair or $400 $350 the lot

Herring Hampstead
Chestnut Burnished Calf
(Loake for Herring)
GYW. 026 Last .
Size UK 10.5G
The Hampstead is a classic ‘Oxford’ style semi-brogue shoe made to our exact specifications. Handmade in Northamptonshire, England the Hampstead is crafted from the finest calf leathers and formed on the 026 last with a Goodyear Welted sole.


Herring Bath 11
Brown
(most likely Loake or Cheaney for Herring)
GYW 504690 Last
Size UK 10.5 F
Closed laced semi brogue captoe

Charles Tyrwhitt
Brown Suede Tassle loafers
(Loake for Tyrwhitt
GYW 706240 Last
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^Very good deal for someone with the right size of feet. 

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