The wife wants to treat me
Not sure what your budget is and of course lots of high end options. I recently bought a Christopher Ward C11 and it’s pretty much replaced all my other watches (including an Omega). Superb value and it gets lots of admiring comments from friends and strangers alike.
Here’s two Motorsport themed options from their latest range and both under £500 😀
 just read post to Pook and see budget is £500… Perfect then 😀
C7 in Italian racing red with metal bracelet
C70 in British racing green and leather strap
Posted 5 years ago
I have my 40th coming up this year and been looking for a suitable watch for the missus to get me. Similar budget, current favorite is the Tissot PRC 200, undecided on colur…
I actually prefer the above outgoing T17 model to the new T055 model…Posted 5 years ago
Ooops I forgot I was on STW and recommended watches within the OP’s budget, let me correct that silly mistake 😉
How about a nice Seamaster….
Posted 5 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
My partner treated me to an Omega on my 40th, bloody money pits just paid £160 to get it serviced its 3rd one.
Is that a repair or routine servicing? The idea of paying to get a watch serviced puts me right off, it certainly is not necessary on cheaper watches.Posted 5 years agochewkwMember
My friend got a Tissot(not sure about the model but cost him around £300 and I think it’s one of those diver/aviation design) and vowed he would not touch it with a barge-pole as long as he is alive. He works outdoor and the watch just rusts on him. Took it to the watch dealer (this is in the far east btw) and was told it required extensive service and oiling …
Now he got Orient automatic instead …Posted 5 years ago
Thanks for all the suggestions ,Mark 90, i had been looking at the Tissot 200 and i also like the CHR Ward. I reckon the ward looks nice but dosn’t have the heritage im looking for ,although the green one is damn tasty. I have just looked up for a valuation on a Longines my Grandfather left me and its worth more than i thought it would be ,still in box with recipt and letter from director of the company he worked for for 25 years.A Tissot may fit the billPosted 5 years agofinishthatSubscriber
Reliability/cost is mad with expensive watches – the Seiko automatic
on my wrist right now was given to me by my dad more than 35 years ago .
It has had about 4 new bracelets – not been taken off for messing aboutPosted 5 years ago
with cars and things , and is on its 3rd glass – not hardlex.
Modern Tissots are wannabe omegas
That settles it, it’s the watch for me 🙂 I’m a wanna be Omega owner, but don’t have enough disposable income to spunk more than the value of my car on a watch, especially one that costs as much to service as said car.
Maybe if I paid less tax on £150k income I could afford one 😆Posted 5 years ago
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