- Watches N+1…
So I pulled my interest in the Hamtun watch. Got cold feet (and couldn’t be @rsed waiting until Sept for delivery), and really wanted a Helm. The Helm watches re-launched a couple of days ago, so I spent a couple of days trying to decide. Then they sold out! Their new one (The Komodo) got reviewed by JOMW and there were a couple of niggles so I’m actually glad I didn’t go for it – but the white dial / mint green markers do look lush and the lume is about the best you can get for a $300 USD watch.
Anyone make any nice purchase recently? Post up some piccies!Posted 1 month agoStevet1Member
I’m no expert but my understanding is that it’s a modified ETA 2824-2 movement which Hamilton call H-10. It has a lower beat rate to lengthen the power reserve to 80hrs (second hand sweeps smoothly enough for me) and some further modifications to the movement to improve the accuracy. Hamilton are owned by the swatch group and I think this is something they have a hand in developing.Posted 1 month ago
The optimist in me is hoping this is why subs, GMTs have been in short supply recently
According to Google (so it must be accurate) Rolex make 800,000 watches a year, and their sister co, Tudor another 200,000. I would suggest there’s no shortage, just marketing supply and demand bo11cks.Posted 1 month ago
Tudor, wtf! Gopping.
Rolex, disappointed. Especially as they have discontinued the black GMT that is expressed interest in at 2 ADs recently. Like many I also don’t like the jubilee on the black/blue.
So many easy things they could have done that would have been liked, but….pfff.Posted 1 month ago
Surprised they discontinued the black GMT – the price for that will absolutely skyrocket now on the 2nd hand market. If you got one recently you must be laughing.
The new blue (batman?) GMT is real nice though. I don’t like the jubilee bracelet on sports models however.
The YachtMaster is cool – they’ll sell like hotcakes to the bouje instagram flex rapper crowd, I reckon.
A lot of people will like the DJ 36 – a lof of guys on the forums are hating on the ‘big watch’ trend that has been going on for the past 10 years or so. I’m uncertain if they’ll really sell, I like my 40mm watches.Posted 1 month ago
I expressed interest in the black GMT at 2 ADs recently, but not received one. I guessed it might go, but thought it would be to make way for another bezel colour…. The coke (black and red) was the most expected. The batman looks nicer on oyster bracelet imv, they are now offering the choice for the Pepsi but not for the batman. Odd. It does at least get the new movement.
I agree a 36mm DJ works. I’m no fan of large watches. I’ve a 41.5 (and very thick!) PO which I’m used to but boy, when I put my 36mm SMP on it feels good! How people with normal wrists wear 43, 44 or 46mm watches idk.
Oh well… The wait goes on for a white dial explorer (1, or an oyster perpetual 39 with 3, 6, 9), and for a steel smurf.Posted 1 month agobennnMember
Yeah no standout peices from the new stuff for me, not even anything I thoink might grow on me. I got a 42mm Explorer in the end and glad I did now.
Edit: Tudor look to have dropped the ‘Heritage Black Bay’ in black that was looking to be a next likely purchase.. In favour of all the gopping new stuff. Hmm.Posted 1 month agocrimsondynamoSubscriber
I do like the new Breitling Superocean. A big improvement. Dial is cleaner and less cluttered. Brushed (rather than polished) lugs tones the bling factor right down.Posted 1 month ago
its a long while since i tried on a navitimer but what i noticed was , because there is no big bezel, the dial is visually large for the case size and it makes them look really big. I did consider one of the smaller versions, the mont blanc i think it was, but for now no.Posted 3 weeks ago
What would people generally recommend for about £5-800?
Difficult price point that is. Personally, I’d save a couple of hundred and get either a Seiko SKX 009/007 or an Orient of some kind, likely a Mako or a Ray. Look at Creation Watches for more ideas.Posted 3 weeks ago
I may also look at the Seiko Prospex range, some lovely watches for the money there.
Some rather nice suggestions there, think there were a couple of other brands a few pages back I have been meaning to go back and find, just not got round to it. Not particularly in a rush to buy, just getting a look in early so know what to save for / if I may need to save more.
Currently have a Phoibos PY007a in green as an everyday watch, I’ve a leather strap on it as I find them a bit more comfortable than a bracelet. Someone on here recommended Phoibos and they seem good value for money for what you get.
I do rather like the Steinhart Ocean one options though and currently top of the list.Posted 3 weeks ago
I like steinhart. had my ocean one on for the last 3 days (on olive green nato). the oyster bracelet i have is good, I’d guess the jubilee will be too. I assume that pepsi bezel is aluminum not ceramic but so what…scratch it badly and a replacement is about tenner IIRC, and they are glied in and easy enough to change.Posted 3 weeks ago
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