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Gevril GV2 watches

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by philosophe, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. philosophe

    philosophe Well-Known Member

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    Watchmavens, what do you think of the Gevril GV2 watches? I am considering buying one.

    I can't seem to paste the image, but here's a link:
    http://www.worldofwatches.com/detail...ial=&watchsp=#

    If there are other $400-500 options, feel free to make suggestions.

    Thanks in advance for your advice.
     
  2. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    What sort of watch are you interested in? Some things I can think of off the top of nmy head: Stowa, Nomos Glashuette, Doxa, There are even sapphire-equipped Poljot chronographs available at that price point. Plus many very nice Seiko and Citizen watches.
     
  3. philosophe

    philosophe Well-Known Member

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    What sort of watch are you interested in? Some things I can think of off the top of nmy head:

    Stowa, Nomos Glashuette, Doxa,
    There are even sapphire-equipped Poljot chronographs available at that price point. Plus many very nice Seiko and Citizen watches.


    Those are great suggestions. You've got my taste in watches down.

    I love the Nomos Glashuette but they are little above my price range. (The Gevril I pictured actually runs under $400 these days).

    Would it be practical to order a Stowa? What if something goes wrong?

    I need a watch that is not too big. I have small wrists. Right now, I am wearing a Michele round chronograph that is 35mm across the face and 39mm when measured to the end of the bezel.
     
  4. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Those are great suggestions. You've got my taste in watches down. I love the Nomos Glashuette but they are little above my price range. (The Gevril I pictured actually runs under $400 these days). Would it be practical to order a Stowa? What if something goes wrong? I need a watch that is not too big. I have small wrists. Right now, I am wearing a Michele round chronograph that is 35mm across the face and 39mm when measured to the end of the bezel.
    My only Stowa is an Antea Kleine Sekunde which I am wearing as we speak. I also have small wrists, the KS is around 36mm! My largest watch is a Seagull chronograph at around 41mm. As for practical, my understanding is that as Stowa is a small company they have no direct US distributor however the owner Jorg Schauer has got a great reputation for customer service and quality control. He posts fairly often over at the Schauer-Stowa subforum of Watchuseek. A couple people here also have an Antea, TKDKid and A Harris if I recall correctly.
     
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    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Good call on Hamilton; I was thinking of it when I made my post then somehow forgot to add them there. Edit: That reminds me... Christopher Ward
     
  7. Lint Brush

    Lint Brush Well-Known Member

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    I have the Antea, too--from Bauhaus to my house.

    It may have been mentioned already, but also have a look at the Max Bill designs from Junghans.
     
  8. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    I have the Antea, too--from Bauhaus to my house.

    It may have been mentioned already, but also have a look at the Max Bill designs from Junghans.


    Good call, forgot about Junghans.
     
  9. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    That watch is a very good buy for $380. It's well made and it's automatic. This watch retailed for $1500 before Gevril ran into money problems. There are more styles at Overstock.com and amazon.com at greatly reduced prices.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...outThisProduct
     
  10. philosophe

    philosophe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions.
    This morning, I am feeling quite taken with the Stowa Antea Kleine Sekunde.
    I like the blue Gevril watch as a fun piece, but that classic Bauhaus design and a mechanical watch are incredibly appealing.
    I am turning 40 next month and celebrating with a new watch.
     

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