- 40th birthday watch
Rapidly approaching this landmark and my wife is looking to buy me something more than we normally spend (probably because she follows in 6 mths 😀 )
Ruled out bikes because always changing and upgrading bits. Same for technology bits etc.
Looking at about 1k for something that will be a classic. Like the Tag Heuer Monaco style ( but not the price)
Have thought secondhand but don’t know which shops to trust.Posted 4 years ago
At £1k you’re looking at lower end Tags like the Formula 1 or the odd Link model. Nice watches but (and I own one that I love dearly) not great watches for the money.
If I was buying at that price point again I would be looking at Hamilton and Tissot first as I think they offer the best value at that price point. Have a look at Creative Watches in Brum, detailed website and they always knock 10% off the price in store.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
You could do a lot worse than one of these:
A Seiko ‘Baby Tuna’, a really well made, tough watch with no fancy useless dials n’stuff.
Posted 4 years agoTurnerGuyMember
And Tags are overpriced…
Look at the Sinns – I like this one at that price(ish):
If you get a manual watch bear in mind that you might have to stump up a few hundred every five years to get it serviced, although Sinn do have a lubricant free design as well.Posted 4 years agoWharfedaleMember
If you go for a Tag there are some pretty good offers here – http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/c/Watches/TAG-Heuer-Special-Purchase-Watches/filter/Page_1/Recipient_Mens-Watches/Show_Page/Sort_price+asc/
1k gets you an Aquaracer on your wrist.Posted 4 years agomessiahMember
Tag Carrera? I like this as the 40mmm face is quite dinky and classic compared with some of the modern BIG watch faces (like the new Carerra).
I have a white faced one of these that was my engagement 12+ years ago and I still love it. Paid then what its worth now which is refreshing.
Be aware that watches like this need periodic expensive maintenance… first service last year was £350!!!Posted 4 years agodeepreddaveMember
OP – thewatchforum is very good especially if you’ve been on for a while and stick to the trusted people. Need 50 posts to see the sales section but that’s not too hard as long as you don’t obviously speed post. Email me if you see anything you want as happy to put you in touch with the buyer through my log in so you can then deal direct.
As for watches, if you’re not that interested then I’d suggest quartz, no big service bills, cheaper, super accurate and ready to go whenever. I’d look at Longines, RLT, Hamilton, Glycine and would defo consider 2nd hand, lots are c50% of value. Too many omegas for me to fancy one.Posted 4 years agorjMember
I got one of these for a birthday a couple of years back:
Really nice watch and within your budget.Posted 4 years agoJeromeSubscriber
i hav a small collection of vintage wtches . £1k will get you a lovely watch, and is a great pressie. Have a really good look around and decide what you like. Sports vs dress watch, New or vintage etc . If you are near london go to burlington arcade and have a looksie at the vintage stuff, and surrounding shops for new stuff. Decide what you fancy, and then go looking. If it was me i would get a 2nd hand vintage speedmaster. You should be able to get one for just over £1k from the bay, but you need someone to help you source it. I sold a 1972 speedy for £1k about a year ago to a mate. Have a think and e mail me if you have any specific questions ?? If you like new watches – look at Nomos, very well regarded and classic styling..Posted 4 years ago
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